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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yarn Help

So I want everyone to be ready as today I need help...big time. If any of you have suggestions ( and we know who you are) please let me know here or on Ravelry,(dacg).

I have purchased some beautiful yarns that are discontinued but don't know what stitches to use or what pattern I could use to show it off and the pricing is wonderful..okay I'll give it up for us internet shoppers because we have no LYS, ,. I check so many sites for the best prices of yarn and shipping costs and have found this last week an abudance of wonderfully pricey yarns I could purchase for great markdowns.

I also need to mention as they are fast at getting my orders out.

  • I have been swatching with different size needles and trying all types of stitches which doesn't seem to help me. I am having fun though. Have to find a book that will help me with the textures and fibers of differnt yarns.

    So here they are:

    Cascade 128, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (100 gms,128yds, size 10/10 1/2 needles), it is a wonderful yarn & I want more.

    Berroco Cuzco, 50% Superfine Alpaca & 50% Peruvian Wool (100 gms, 130yds, size 10 Needles), ooh it is so soft.

    Rowan Chunky Print , 100% Wool (100gms, 109yds, size 13 needles), its think & thin and wonderfully colorful yarn (many colors in it's variegation's).

    I bought these on sale and want more & there's plenty for the getting...I just don't know enough of what to do with yarns with beautiful texture to it. Being newer to knitting and expanding my interest I need help.

    I have 2 hanks of each (but will order more at reasonable prices too) to work with at the moment and want to purchase ASAP.

    I have checked my pattern books and others to see what I might luck. I went on the Internet to no avail..(some are yarns they no longer are showing patterns for...I also checked

    My next step after tonite is to hit during the day and see who might help me..

    Thank you ahead for the help...

    Good Night and peace,


Thursday, April 23, 2009

What A Day!!

Who would have thought the temperature could even be 90 degrees right now in South Dakota...where did spring go?

I understand I can turn the ac off tonite as it is going to drop down 30 - 35 degrees. Okay that sounds more like it.

I would rather have 75 or so that way I can start planting and watching the flowers grow.

People are very hard to satisfy. I can't have it both ways...cold or hot nothing in between.

I'm working on a scarf for my granddaughter A for her Oct. b'day. Need to start early and Kansas is where they will be not DC anymore. They'll be a little closer or at least within driving distance.

Have a great night...I am going to walk the dogs.



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2009 everyone.....

I will be back later as am hanging ...yes hanging my laundry out today to dry.
I am very proud of me....

Monday, April 20, 2009

Speculation- What Did The Handshake Mean??

So when did a handshake that was led by one person become NOT the thing to do. So much for etiquette in 2009. What did it meant a person did reciprocate by putting his hand out after the other person led with his. Big deal...

I want to understand why this is so's not like President Obama "looked into his eyes and saw his soul", if you know what I mean.

I want more respect for each others and when did it come to pass that "WE" were so perfect in this world?? We have made mistakes (okay not as individuals but as a whole)...many through our history. How about reading up on Constitutional Law in this Country and learning becoming more literate on this subject.

Do the majority of people know what the "Rule of Law" is?? I bet not because most did not pay attention in "Problems in American Democracy" or "American History". And who of us researches information we hear to really try our best to know the facts that we hear in a day.

Enough ranting on my part..I do research and read...and find out what both sides of the argument's are ...both sides!!!! I feel in this way I might at least sleep better at night knowing I have tried my best.

Thank goodness we live here and not in a Country that has just passed "Shari Law" and tomorrow I must cover up my entire body or be killed.

Enough and I am sorry if I have not agreed with some but I have my opinion and you may also have yours....thanks to our Constitution. You need not agree with me and all comments will be read and respected..I promise.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

I am now officially sixty, that's 60! I feel great and just made a Chocolate Mayo Cake with butter cream frosting. It's smaller than what Mom made for birthdays but I
can probably finish this one by Tuesday.

Opened more cards and they were very pretty....

Will write later.. am going to figure out what to knit next.



Friday, April 17, 2009

My 60th Year

This is a photo of one of my favorite birds..the Yellow Finch...isn't he beautiful.

Where did all those years go? I don't feel sixty...I am not like my Mom & Dad were at this age. Thank goodness I'm a Baby know the after WWII kids.

The age thing doesn't seem to bother me..I read, Tweet, blog and learned to knit.
My back is bad but as a whole the body is still okay. I do need to have my hair streaked but the wrinkles (lines) I earned. Mom always said "too much sun is not good for you". Ooh..she was right again.

I would love her to make my favorite, Hellman's Chocolate Mayo Cake with butter cream icing. It's been way too many years since I had that and family to enjoy it with.

So I was born April 18th, 1949 on a Monday. It was 5:36 AM, EST. I don't have much time left till the big day.

I have a friend here that baked a cherry pie for me to celebrate the day.

I am having a good year (except for surgery & pneumonia) and even have new yarn Rowan Chunky to play with. What more could one ask for but new beautiful yarn.



Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter And A Movie

I'm up late and not having to color eggs or hide them around the house (the dogs don't look for them)I decided to watch the movie "DOUBT" As I understand everyone has a different feeling or perspective after seeing this movie (it was a play on Broadway).

Being brought up in the Catholic Church and going to Catholic High school in the days when they wore habits, I found the movie really interesting. It brought back a feelings of being taught by nuns and just girls in the classes. The good, the bad and the indifferent too late 1960's high school girls.

It brought back feelings of missing the good old days and the changes we as teens went through during the period of the first and second Ecumenical Councils. Very strict then very different. I always have missed the Latin Mass, after all there was English on the right page of our Missals to follow and we took Latin in school. We did pay attention too.

We covered our heads and never wore slacks out of respect and there was special mood of ancient times for listening and speaking this "dead language". So maybe I am a little old fashioned in certain events of the past.

So if you get a chance see this movie..great acting and some memories of 1964.

Have a wonderful day today,


Friday, April 10, 2009


When did the Holidays get so sad for more Easter baskets, or new hats and spring coats. That is my memory of getting ready for the Easter day. We went to Church every Friday at 3PM for Stations of the Cross. We didn't eat meat but mac & cheese, pancakes or fish. Mom worked hard for us to have a great and memorable experience.

How I miss the family we had. Mom and Dad are gone now and our family is all over the map so the link of Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles..parents and cousins is no longer near.

We colored eggs so they could be hidden & found the next morning and then on to Mass (we fasted) and then home for Easter breakfast with the home so busy and looking forward to deviled eggs. We would have dinner at Gram's home with the entire family...what great memories I have. Sometimes Mom made dinner as we grew to adulthood everything did change.

Some of us moved, went in the military or were just not their anymore.

How I want those simple pleasant days back laughing,playing and enjoying the fun of family.

Happy Easter to all,

Friday, April 3, 2009

Change In The Air

I think I want to change my blog up...I need to put in some work now that I have a better idea of what I want. More color & refine it a's not popping for me
(beige is what I see)need bright & cheerful.

If it snows this week end that and more socks is what I will do.

Going to watch "Australia" on my did I live without it.

Finished 2 pairs of socks and will begin a spring one next. Although it looks like I'll need more wool for our spring this year.

Have a great week end and enjoy life,


Thursday, April 2, 2009

The End Is Near

So I am watching CNN and I see quite a surprise."Guiding Light" (I know.. a soap opera) is ending. I remember my Mom telling me how she used to listen to it on the radio while ironing. I watched & listened while cleaning, knitting and doing many other things in my daily life.

My children had nap times while "Guiding Light" and Reva & Josh were busy in their lives. My daughter and I had a connection when she was at college. She started to watch it.. (she's too busy for that now).

So after 72 years and old staple is leaving..I wonder why?? Not enough to research it but it was the kind of show I could miss for months or even years and then pick right up in the lives of all in Springfield.

Good luck to all the wonderful people who made my daytime a bit more fun (cause they always look great and bring people back from the dead).

When you live alone it's nice to hear interaction between others during the day even if they are trying to plot against each other. I often wonder where India went??

Have a great day have to run....