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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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thruway scarf: Knittyspin Winter 2011

Thruway scarf: Knittyspin Winter 2011

I always wondered how to use the beautiful low yardage yarns. Well here it is!!!

I love this beautiful and very easy scarf. Very elegant and eyepopping.

I'll blog later today with a project I started last night.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is Wednesday...   This blog is great for many reasons. Imformative, educational and just plain ol great
                                    fun. Plenty for everyone even if you don't knit. A great place for those that want
                                    something knitted or crocheted  by those that do and will.

                                    It's nice to have an idea of something you might want handmade for you...they have
                                     great articles on what's happening!!!!! So I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

So here's the second set of slippers I am working on....soft &
comfortable...wool "Nature Spun" and mothproffed...

I'm working on pics...trying very hard...



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Too Blessed To Be Stressed: Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Bake

Too Blessed To Be Stressed: Chicken, Bacon and Cheese Bake: "Here is a low-carb recipe I'd like to share with you. Chicken, Bacon and Cheese BakeYou will need:Chicken Breast Cheddar Cheese ..."

This is a great Blog to check out. Lots of goodies..

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Need More Felting

As you can see I need to felt my slippers again...

Having a front loading machine does make a difference,
so I will try a sneaker in the wash the time...

I need some puff paint to place on the bottom so I won't slip.

I'm really enjoying them & getting ready to knit many more to spread them all over to family  and friends..



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cheyenne River Nation Prayer Gathering « Tapestry International Ministry

Cheyenne River Nation Prayer Gathering « Tapestry International Ministry

I find this blog so uplifting. My dear friend Patty is a beautiful Lakota woman
with so much faith. I admire her for the time and love she brings to all of us.

This is so interesting, thought some may want to read this.

Peace and thank you,


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Oh, I finished new slippers. Tomorrow I will felt them and hopefully
I'll wear them soon.

Not feeling well so I'll blog tomorrow...and pics of new slippers.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Evening

I would love to tell you are weather is great but that would be a HUGE lie. It's miserable!!!!
Temp. is -3 with a windchill of -17 or so. Oh it is snowing some. We are looking forward to
-13 as a low and am glad I will be under my down comforter!! I don't want to know what the
wind chill will be either.

Weather back east does not look good either..

So I got into my van and did some errands this afternoon. Knowing that I  don't drive far in
the winter I left the van running until it warmed up ( only in SD). Then went to my local
espresso/lunch place (Ward's Store) to say hi and have a nice cup of espresso.

I left after about 20 minutes or so and started the no no and it did not start.
Temp is now dropping & I have very little patience left. I phoned Scott at Palmlund Auto,
my fav person in the whole world, and he was downtown in a flash. Jumped the vehicle
and on my way HOME!!!

So I am in for the duration as Scott ckd. my battery & it's about 47%, me I'm at 10%. So a
battery lasts under 4 yrs now!! Will be saving for that investment now.

I am working on my slippers & watching tv..What a life.

Peace & smiles,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Frogging And New Face To My Blog -2011

So I did great with the first slipper but I got busy blogging, tweeting and checking
out  the other bloggers that are kind enough to follow & post replies that QUESS
what! I screwed the other foot up (no kidding), so I have frogged (for none knitters
it's to take it OUT) the entire thing.
I have now restarted knitting and hope to complete it tomorrow...cause I am
blogging, tweeting & everything else. I need a computer that I can dictate to.

Oh, by the way I did get a chance to purchase some SALE yarn yesterday.
January is a very important month for great stash building....

Alright, time to go as I need to check out FB and make some replies!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Newest Knit Project

Alright I know the picture is not really pro but it is from
my phone....yeah I cheated but it is a PHOTO>>

I love this pattern that I found under Felted Slippers,
on RAVELRY patterns.

I still have to felt ...oh I also have to knit the other foot.

I used Lana easy..on US8 needles.


Lavendersheep's Fiber Garden

Lavendersheep's Fiber Garden

Look at her sale yarns..and roving too.
I love it, ooh so beautiful & soft.

She also has a great Blog!!!!

Check out this great MSN video: Terrier vs. alligator, terrier wins

Check out this great MSN video: Terrier vs. alligator, terrier wins

Check out this great MSN video: Missing dog returns five years later

Check out this great MSN video: Missing dog returns five years later

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Changes Today

Just finished updating my Blog as you can see.

I was getting a bit bored with the old set-up. New Year
so I have a newer look. It's not too fancy but I LOVE
the sky and grass.

Now I need to begoin taking pictures. I just don't
know what my problem is with not taking pics. I used
to be pretty good and was always taking them.

It will be soon..I promise to ME that I shall begin!!!

I'm knitting a pair of slippers for myself. I found
a great felted pattern on{}. So I'm
working on the 1st one.

Then I will make a felted Laptop Bag, which I found
on Ravelry. I'm going to change it up a bit but that's

Speak at ya later.....

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tatting Memories

As a child I remember my Mom sitting at the table or a comfortable
chair. She had this funny looking thing with lots of string. She
seemed to enjoy what she was doing. Lots of concentration with
what she was doing.

A few days later I watched as she hung her beautiful piece that
she created to the shades. Oh, it was to pull the shades down.

For me it's just one of the great memories of my childhood.
How I wish she were here to watch me knit and how much I enjoy it.

I've thought about tatting but couldn't give up my knitting
to start something new (too big a stash now). So I was looking
at blogs and found this great one on Tatting. She has plenty
to get you started and to continue with this craft.

So go to the above blog and enjoy, hopefully you have memories
that will come to mind in your childhood.

How I wish Mom had showed me to tat...



Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Contest

So here I am for just a short quick blog. As I was checking out my Groups on I found this contest for "KnitPicks DPN's".

I immediately entered and if you wish to please go to the following
blog(which is great)and enter,[].

All the rules of entering a pretty simple so go for it...


Thursday, January 6, 2011


I was having a slow start up knitting this new year. I knitted a
simple pair of fingerless gloves for my daughter. She said her hands
get cold when she is at the research library late in the evenings.

So being Mom and having a request for something I can knit, I preceded
to grab my needles and some beautiful "lambs Pride Cotton Fleece", and they were in the mail to her... that was a great feeling.

Now with all the beautiful yarns I have collected and needles I have to use
I've decided to make myself a scarf. Not a complicated one with my
mink & cashmere but with an acrylic (but oh so soft) which I purchased
for $.50 at a thrift store that I love to shop at.

Oh nothing fancy in the stitches either. Just plain old reliable garter

I figure with the new yarns I purchased the last week online I'll be
busy knitting socks and new gifts for everyone this year..


Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I am really trying hard this 2011...I  just donated  $25 to the Cancer Walk here in De Smet.
This gives me three months at the motel swimming pool for aerobics...

I love to swim and always have until I moved here 10 1/2 yrs ago. Lakes with green
floating stuff isn't too much fun trying to scrap it from your body. I also was a certified
diver in Florida (learned while working on the "Warm Mineral Spring" archaeology
underwater project. What fun!!!!!

So I'm hoping to lose 11 lbs. and get my back & leg muscles working again. Three
back surgeries in the 80's doesn't help when I'm reaching another year of my life
in April. I am a person that likes to be & do this in a group. Am very excited.

SO I AM CHEATING A pink ( I don't like it) one piece but being as I
checked out my dive bag & found my "Puma dive skin. Wow the entire body will
be covered including the fans under my arms..

Will keep you posted & hope my plan will work.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CONTEST- $30 Gift Cert.

Row Counter Bracelet – Hula Girl

Oh, my gosh just beautiful ........Sorry there is a
contest...$39 gift cert.

A NEW YEAR - 2011

 It may seem late to send New Year wishes to you all but I have really been very

I made a resolution to be more active on I have changed
some of my groups and taken some away. I will have to work hard at being
attentive to my Fiber Friends. I don't know how thesee women do as much as
they do everyday.

 I made and completed many knitted gifts this year but.......
still no photos...that's the next item I need to complete! I don't take great pics
so I could practice. Just lazy I guess...

The next : to get in the habit again of writing my Blog, change up my template
(needs to be upgraded) and replying to others blogs and not just reading them.

So far I'm on track and hope I can continue......

See you tomorrow,