Thursday, December 7, 2006

homeschool. . .

We are homeschoolers. Sage learned to knit this year. I cannot wait until he really applies himself to the art. . .I am competing with pokemon cards and xbox. I am hoping he will join me on my after dinner stitch making.

I love to teach our boys. Right now we are in 4th, 2nd and preschool. There is another child in the picture, Dawson, who is also 4. I am teaching him to write his name and letters. We just got lots of new art supplies and it's been fun cleaning up all the creativity up in the afternoon. This year we have colored snowflakes. Maybe we will welcome back some snow.

Pug is snoring, Hub is not far behind. Time to go drift away, tomorrow is last cleaning day before the Sunday shower. I shop tomorrow for the yummies and then bake all day Saturday. I cannot wait. Then there is Monday. I knit then.

p.s. I read in my devotional bible ways to love on your kids, a couple ways: kiss the palm of their hand and then close their fingers around it so they can save it for later..............give them a new nickname that accentuates a new character trait they are exhibiting...............cut down on correcting them so much...........write a child a love note, crumble it up and then put it in their shoe.

bless you friend reading this.

Thank you for perusing my pic parade. Pictured is my hub Kevin, me, Sage 9, Eli 7 and Sterling 4. Pudge the Pug is our newest addition, he is 2.

pic parade. . .

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

My friend Gretchen and I had a day visiting and knitting. I thought this was a very satisfying sight after she left.
We had double espressos with creamed honey and steamed breve.
The yarn pictured is some of my favorite, Lamb's Pride. I hope to spin wool like it someday.
I love Alpaca tho: so my yarn will be a finer thread. . . . . I don't mind supporting the good folks who make yarn tho.

bye, oh, and say hi, if you wanna.
do you have a pattern url/pdf to share. we're looking for a pattern for the perfect aran cardigan. perferably 6+sts per inch on size 5's feel free to post a link or email me at

Here's a itty bitty doggie sweater I knit for my niece dog Zoe. It's made of Lamb's Pride and was so soft on her.
I think she looks dashing, although she looks sort of manly in her earth tone sweater.

Have a great day.


Just Getting Started. Here I Am.

It's late at night, and although I bought two new skeins of yarn this evening. I cannnnnot use it until tomorrow. Actually, this coming Monday is when I will knit daily. I have a bridal shower for a dear friend I am hosting this Sunday. After I complete the task and thoroughly enjoy her day. . .it's knitting after dinner nightly.

I currently am working on a Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono, a tomkin jacket (E. Zimmerman), socks, a basketweave scarf for my beloved worked in uneven rows (turning out sweet), a monkey, a chihuahua, and soon a yellow and brown animal for my 4 yr old.

I love Lamb's Pride and anything Alpaca. I have a friend who brings me yarn from her travels. I am currently starting the tomkin jacket in yarn from Germany and Ireland. I will post a picture of it after it's done.