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I believe in Human Rights and belong to many groups to aid others less fortunate than myself..and of course knitting.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY HALLOWEEN



Okay, so I won't give her name out but her Brittany Spears

costume looks good. Not bad for her old age....my daughter!!


  • Love you kid & glad to see you are not too grown up!!!!!!!

  • Who would have thought all that schooling or are you
defending her?????

  • Love your Mom

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Last Word

Go YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enough said,
Darla

My Best Friend

Okay, I know it seems funny this little old man of mine but
Humphrey Bogart is my bud! He just had his 12th birthday
and this pic is a year old.

Yeah the boots & coat are funny but I didn't want
to run around in the ice either.

I will post later as going to start laundry!!!!

Peace,
Darla

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So Little Time & So Much To Knit....

I went to Facebook for more traffic and found myself connecting with some long ago friends of mine and my grown children.


I went to one of my son's friends blog, it's wonderful..he has a photography blog http://blog.andrescampos.com/, check it out. What a talented young man he is.


When they were all together playing soccer and eating I never imagined that he would

grow into such a talent.


It's been fun catching up with some of the boys (now men) who were with my son

always. They were a great group of kids....
Oh, don't forget the contest....http://www.deepinsidemissy.com/...GO SEE MISSY!!!!
Have to finish knitting gifts for birthdays coming....
Bises,
Darla

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

13 Days of Halloween


That's correct it is the 7th day of "13 Days Of Halloween".
You can start now & even do one day but check out her
blog you'll like it.
It's cloudy & dull today...but great knitting day.
Peace,
Darla

Saturday, October 24, 2009

13 Days of Halloween


Okay it's another chance to win a gift in this contest...
Quick get there and enter...it's easy

Friday, October 23, 2009

13 Days of Halloween.....


http://www.deepinsidemissy.com/ Okay here is another day so
check it out...
So I made homemade fudge today with pecans....it's in the fridge waiting to
chill then I will enjoy. I'm sending it out to family (birthdays) so they can
also enjoy them.
I started knitting a purse for my youngest grand daughter today..I am using
tee-shirt yarnl upcycled. It's coming out great.
And Lou Lee if you read this "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to you...just finishing your gift to
mail..miss you..
Peace,
Darla

Thursday, October 22, 2009

4th Day of Halloween.....

It is now the 4th day of Missy's "13 Days of Halloween" contest.
Double click and get there so you can be a part of the fun:http://www.deepinsidemissy.com/

It's fun watching all the new prizes for the day.




It's cloudy & yucky again here...good day for knitting all day. Not that I need an
excuse.

I have these very large knitting needles which a friend made with me. The problem I'm having is finding a book that will haelp to combine different yarns to make something. Have done alot of swatches and frogging.
Will research online again....

Peace,
Darla

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

13 Days of Halloween

Okay get to Missys' blog and enter for a chance a a daily win...
Hurry get there
This is day #3.....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What a Giveaway - 13 Days




Quick get over there for the "13 Days of Halloween"......Missy is doing a great job in this giveaway!!
The first days winner has been announced...so quick go!!!!!!!!
Darla

Monday, October 19, 2009

13 Days of Halloween


Go to the above blog and enter her contest...looks like lots of fun
and gifts daily.
It's a fun blog to read!
Peace,
Darla

"13 Days of Halloween" Contest

http://www.deepinsidemissy.com/

Quick get over there...another contest but this one is
"Thirteen Days of Halloween".

It's really cut so run those fingers to her Blog and
enter.

Peace,
Darla

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Knitting Days & Huge Needles

Almost done with my 2nd celery sock of the pair. I can't wait to wear them so soft and comforting.
Have to complete a beautiful scarf I'm making for my Granddaughter....I went through one of my
stitch books and found a pattern stitch" Staggered Lace Fern Pattern", so feminine and delicate.
I know she will love it.

Now I have to start on Christmas gifts for the kids. Wish I could knit a sweater quickly! Haven't
gone there yet but will soon.

Maybe socks for the kids..yes, they would love crazy hand knit socks from Grandma. I love
playing with different stitch designs, they really are fun to make. Yes, progress made!!!!

Now the next problem I have is how to combine 3 or 4 different yarns at once to knit on
the large hand made needles (size 35 ) that my neighbor and I made. I love the idea of knitting
with huge needles but am not sure how to combine the yarns.

Have a great Sunday!!!

Peace,
Darla

Friday, October 16, 2009

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!

http://www.annettesacre.com/stitchblog/?p=197


Alright, I hope you have been readin ...this is the last giveaway on Annettes' Blog for her 6th years of blogging. This one is for needlework. My she is very generous
to have not 1 but 3 different celebrations for us.

So get going.........

The 2nd Giveaway for a 6th Blogiversary!!!

http://www.annettesacre.com/stitchblog/?p=197

Hurry you've got until the 18th to enter here.

This is the 2nd of her giveawya, this one is for 4 books!!!! New Worth $40.

So check it out NOW..

Darla

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!

You have to see this beautiful giveaway. Oh my gosh beautiful yarns. I want to walk through her stash.

Also her blog is fun...so go right now!!!!

Forgot the Link< duh...http://www.annettesacre.com/stitchblog/?p=199

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Socks

The only great and fun thing about our cold, rainy weather is that I get to wear my wool hand knit socks that I made last winter!!

I started a new pair for myself last evening and have completed the first one
(yes, dpn's 7.5US) of the pair. They are Lanaloft Wool in celery.

I just love the softness of the wool...ooh wonderful. Third pair..just for ME!!!!

I still have some birthday gifts for the grandchildren to complete and also for
my sisters' birthday in November. Then it's on to complete Christmas gifts
knitting away.....

I went to volunteer day at our local nursing home. Had lots of fun and made a scare crow out of clothing & stuffed it with newspaper. I won 1st prize cause I brought 3 people with me. And the Pumpkin cake was delicious!!!

So, I have made a commitment to go at least once every month to visit, read, write letters or lose at scrabble. This I can do and have fun.

Well have a great Thursday and I'll be at our library for our reading group . It's interesting hearing the views of other people and what they interpret from the same book.

Peace,
Darla

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Knitting and Sisters

I can't tell you what all my knitting has done for me but I will try.

I just received some new yarn fromhttp://www.paradisefibers.net this morning. Oh what a pleasure to open that package of Brown Sheep Lanaloft, Celery and Twilleys Freedom Spirit Yarn in Soul. I already started a pair of socks for me!!!!!

I had the funniest day yesterday texting back and forth with my Sister. I needed her calf, leg & bottom of her foot measurements...so here she is in her office with an aluminum ruler .. texting me the numbers..all of a sudden I started to picture her going through the motions her big sister asked her to perform. No questions asked mind you just blind obedience. I began to laugh out loud so loud the dogs started to get upset. What if they have cameras?? Does she think I really went over the edge?? Well, on Nov. 25th her birthday she will know why I made her do these strange things at work.

It's hard to be far apart...we haven't seen each other in a few years (and that was at Mom's deathbed)and probably won't for a long time

So here's to all the sisters in the world who live a distance apart but can still laugh with each other over the silliest things we do. I love you Dorie.....

Peace,
Darla

Friday, October 9, 2009

100 Best Blogs to Change the World

http://bit.ly/f4bYB So here I am on Twitter and saw this site for the

"best 100 blogs to help change the world". I found that I am already involved

in a few and will go to each and every blog to be well informed and to pass on

the information to all.

Have a great Thursday as it is now 26 degrees F. OMG ,what happened??

Peace and stay warm,

Darla

Monday, October 5, 2009

Win Yarn

Go here to this blog...http://www.rowanberryknits.blogspot.com/ she has a one year blogiversary and is giving away yarn...

Just a heads up Ladies.....

Rebecca won!!!!!

Paradise Fibers Website

Oh how I love looking at the yarns for sale on all the websites I go to. Especially http://www.paradisefibers.net and http://www.webs.com.

Just to pick two of my favs today. I can purchase $19.95 hank of yarn, which I could never afford in a LYS, for $5.99 and wait 3 days and it's in my hands. I love the experience of knitting with all different fibers.

Having no LYS nearby is a loss as I cannot fondle the yarn before purchasing. My yarn websites give me the chance in the description the touch and feel of this yarn. Thank you sooo much .

I also purchase my dpn's and knitting needles at these sites. I have always dealt with great people when calling and asking questions about my orders.

I need to learn how to combine different fibers to knit together. I'm still learning but want to use huge needles(35) 4 or 5 different yarns to make something. I'm working on that. Will go to http://www.Ravelry.com and ask in the forums how to manage this.

Have a great week (and it's raining here).

Peace,
Darla