Thursday, November 12, 2015


I finished up a couple more cowls for the Fiber Pusher Podcast KAL's November project  which is "Keep Your Neck Warm" month.  This is knitted with Yarn Bee Andes Allpaca Haiku from Hobby Lobby and size 11 knitting needles.  The pattern is from from Knit Collage "The Daisy Chain Bandana Cowl".

This pattern is also from Knit Collage Bandana Cowl knit with Buttercream Luxe Craft Angel Hair from JoAnn Frabic in Lime Green knit with size 10 1/2 knitting needles.

At least three years ago we bought 3 plants and thought all three were dead until this one started blooming a week ago.  We've had a couple of very hard frosts and cool weather.  Do you think we can remember the name of the plant?  NO.  But the bright yellow pretty against the dead oak leaves?

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Our daughter Dawn and her finance Chris at the Breast Cancer Run.  We're so happy they found each other.   He's a wonderful man and will make her a great husband.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


One of my hats for The Fiber Pusher Podcast's Winter Prep Knit Along  I'm having so much fun with this Knit Along mostly because it's something new every month.  All small projects that anyone can get done in 30 days. This pattern is from Lace One Skein Wonders.

This tam pattern is a little of this and a little of that and ended up being a tam pattern.

It ended up sort of big so I felted it in the washing machine with hot water and fits pretty nice now.  I'm not good at taking pictures so this one is out side in front of an Aster not to mention I should get a new camera.

These two scarves were knit on my small Addi circular knitting machine.  I sold four of them at the New York Sheep And Wool Festival and could have sold a bunch more.  I'm not bragging but they sure do get cute.

I did pick up a few things at the Festival some yarn from Miss Babs, Knitting Project Bag and dyed roving.  I wanted to get a dyed sock blank from Gale's Art but they were sold out.  I need to order one on line today.  I love them!
   I bought two sets of Knit Pro Knitting Needles.  This is a double pointed sock set.  I used them once and love them!

This an interchangeable set and again I'm so darn happy with them!

Personal note:   Guess who's going to be a "Great Grandma again".   Yep me.  I can't wait just to bad out granddaughter is so far away in Kentucky.  Guess it calls for a field trip.

Nephew Wayne is doing so well he got to go home for a couple of days to be with the family that loves him so much and two great kids who miss him.  He does have to go back for more chemo but he's on his way.  Please keep him in your prayers.  He is my favorite nephew that's for sure.  Oh, the only one too.

Saturday, October 03, 2015


Ok, who out there can believe it's October?  Not me that's for sure.  Anyway it is and now I'm working like crazy to get ready for the NY Sheep And Wool coming up later this month.  This is the second pair of mittens I knit for Benita's KAL.  I chose to knit them in a Nordic pattern.  Nice and warm.

Finished my second sock.  Love it!!!  It fits perfect.

Bill decided to try and sell some of his hunting puzzles and calenders.  He was lucky to get a space at The Old Sled Works in Duncannon.    It took us two days to get it the way Bill wanted it.

And I must say he did a darn nice job too.

This is only a  small amount of the puzzles and calenders he has.

He has a bunch under the table and will replace them or change them up from time to time.

When were looking around we found this piece of Polish pottery for only $10.00.  Cheap!  And matches some of my other pieces tool

Bill hanging up and checking prices on some of his things.

On some personal notes.  First my nephew Wayne has been diagnose with leukemia.  He's only 47 with a wonderful family, wife and two beautiful children.  If you think about it please pray for him.  He's a fighter and has lots to live for so I'm sure he'll make it but the road isn't going to be easy.

Second the last two weeks I've had my cataracts replaced.  I noticed my right eye was getting blurred so when I went to my family doctor her set me up with an eye specialist.  I don't think I'll notice any difference until I get new glasses.  I thought I was way to young for this but find out people in there 40's have had the same problem.  So we've been running back and forth to the eye doctor.  Three times each week.

Third.  Ask me if I got my new drivers license.  NO.  And why not?  Who knows but I am going to go up to the driver's license test and renewal place in town this week to ask them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


  Pi Shawl.  Finally finished it.  I think it took me forever.  Knitting around, around and around.  But once done and off the needles I love it!

I knit with Knit Picks Gloss Lace Winter Night.  70 % Merino Wool, 30 % Silk.  Each skein was 440 yards/50 grams.  I used 2 and a half skeins.

I think the hardest part was blocking.  It's so light weight.  Every once in a while I love what I knit and this is one of the times.

I'm in a Winter Prep Along with a group from Basically Benita.  So far I have one pair of child size mittens with a cable running up the front.  I knit them with hand dyed alpaca yarn.  Kind of hard to see the cable with the different colors and me with not the greatest camera.  I'm on my second pair but they will be blue and white Nordic.  I'm almost finished with the first one.

One sock down one to go with my Simply Sock yarn.  Love them.  Again the color is much nice in person then on the computer.

Over Labor Day our daughter Dawn and her finance Chris went to World's End State Park in Sullivan County.  It's so beautiful and the cabins are so rustic.  When the kids where smaller we would vacation there for a whole week.  We enjoyed hiking, swimming, camp fires and the kids rode their bikes all day long.  They sure did sleep good at night!  We are so lucky to have state parks in our state!

This picture was taken as we road across the Loyalsock Creek.  The water is cold and clear.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


This post is a rant.  Nothing about spinning, dyeing or knitting just me going on about something that's driving me crazy.  I got my new drivers license in March.  Shortly after I received a letter from PennDot telling me to cut it up and they issued me a new one.  I didn't cut it up and kept the letter.  Today with my new license in hand went to CVS to get some nasal decongestant containing pseudoephedrin hydrochloride one of the cold meds they keep behind the counter just in case I'm a druggie.  But I couldn't the meds.  Know why they new driver's license issued to me by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was NO GOOD.  My name was all screwed up.  They had my middle name first and my first name as my last name with no middle name at all.  Now they swiped that license when I was traveling this summer and also got my fishing license from Minnesota.  Go figure.  Now I'll sit on the phone tomorrow trying to straighten out this mess.  Thanks PennDot!

Saturday, August 22, 2015


I found this over shot coverlet table cover at an antique - collectibles mall.  At one time I could have woven it but right now I don't have a loom wide enough or the energy to weave one.

I put my large wood bowl in the middle.  Looks great with out early American decor.

A couple of weeks ago we bought a metal rooster to put on one of our Hosier cupboards.  Does it fit?  No of course not so we needed to find a place for it.  It now rests on top of a 50 gallon lard can next to one of our Hosiers.

We planted around 50 trees on our one acre.  Why?  We love trees and have lived with them on our property every where we've lived.  The front of the house is nothing put pine trees to block the view and stop the wind from the west.  I don't think most people understand that trees are so important.  They shade our home, block the wind, and are the homes of a lot of animals and birds.  Any way I love the bark on this birch.

The white birch was attached with Japanese beetles again this year.  Usually we are home so we can set traps but this year we were on vacation when they invaded.  Funny how they only attach this tree but I suppose that's a good thing.  New leaves are coming out just in time for fall.