Friday, May 30, 2008

It's Good To Be Home!

...but boy am I tired!

I'll fill everyone in later...meanwhile check out this article!

That's right....THE FRONT PAGE!!!

I'm going to bed now...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Heading West...

...and chasing History! (though not too far West, gas prices here are up...currently $3.75/gal, I can only imagine what it's like in other parts of the US)

Sonya the Sonata....check!
Fishing rod & reel....check!
18th century attire....check!

Well, a long deserved vacation is upon us! AND BOY ARE WE READY!!

I don't know if there will be WiFi where we are going but the ole 'puter will be going with us just in case...we'll just have to wait and see.


I have found a new pattern for my purple CotLin~~check out this link SEE WHAT YOU THINK! Personally, I'm lovin' it!! I'm on my second pattern repeat (the picture only shows 1 repeat)...easy to remember, fun to knit.

I've got a new baby sweater to knit, my friend Sherry is going to be a Grandma again. Her second grandson is due in October.
Oh...I could keep naming all the projects I'm working on but my Ravelry queue is way out of hand!
I am taking my wheel and fiber for spinning too...Like Carole said in her post today, "only 10 minutes a day makes a difference" so I'm going to spin a little each day, though I'm sure it'll be more than just 10 minutes.

Sedalia is happening this weekend, I won't be there but I'll be thinking about all you "Fiber Hogs"...and wishing I was among you!! Oh, I'm in no need of any fiber or yarn...but it's the obsession to have it all and be around others who share the same desires. Believe me, I'm ready for anything....power outage, flood...

In my last post I showed you a picture of "sweet" Ace...I happened to remember this old picture that's weathered the test of time and being stuck to the refrigerator for almost 16 years. Yes, it's pretty nasty...who knows what's been splattered on it. I need to find the negative...

This is a SWEET Ace! Same window...same kitty! I'm not sure if y'all know but I've raised him since he was about 3 days old (his little brother & sister didn't make it). I bottle fed him and kept him warm by putting him in my shirt and fed him every 3 hours--even through the night. He would sit on my lap as I sat at the sewing machine, which I believe he always thought the whirr of the sewing machine was me purring. Now anytime I'm sewing he, though he's more than a lap full now, still jumps up in my lap and purrs right back at me. I'm being very facetious about him being "sweet", he is at times but has grown into such a grouchy old man. I guess he's earned it! At the moment he's still mad at me that I've taken his pillow away from him. His back still bothers him at times so who does he think he is? "Mr. LoveMachine"??

Hope you all have a REALLY great Memorial Day weekend and I'll see ya when I return....if I return!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Springtime means...sunshine, flowers galore (pollen and allergies), warmer temps, and open windows~~

This is one of Mr Aceman's favorite spots, that is in addition to his bed, our bed, Dad's recliner and sitting beside me on the couch. When he hears the window open this is the assumed position!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

There Always Comes A Day...

Remember when I said I wasn't crazy about my new project?

Here's the progress...

Nice huh?


...after ripping back 3 times, when the 4th time presented itself I decided I REALLY didn't LOVE this pattern enough to continue to re-knit it every time I got to this point. The decreases sure didn't match up to the way the pattern was reading. Oh well...

Ready for another pattern!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sometimes It Just Happens....

Channeling Britney here....

Oops...I did it again! It happened even when I told sneaks up on you and jumps in your arms! I was always the one bringing home stray animals, who needed a good home where it would be loved and petted. I guess I'm still doing it today, only with fiber/fabric/yarn!

This unassuming Victorian era home has a very nice surprise inside...

The yarn from left to right is--Mirasol Project Peru Sam'pa (please click the links and read the story of this yarn...I HAD to have it), then some Tofutsies (on sale) and Cascade Heritage sock yarn (no real reason to buy it other than I just wanted it). Take note of the Noni Medallion Travel Bag pattern (ravelry link)--Aunt Pam is making this and it's fabulous (she twisted my arm by bringing her gorgeous bag to our last Knit Night)

Joe & Angel are two of the NICEST people I've met recently, and SO helpful about info in town. Our time was limited but we did take some of their advice. First stop was 234 Gallery, which by the way is a work of art in itself...the inlay floors are AMAZING, after chatting with the owner Hubby's flutes will be featured in her gallery next month! We walked around Trinty Church, the Tiffany stained glass windows are breathtaking...needing refreshment we then too another piece of advice given by finding The Split Banana---mmmmmm-mmmmmmmmmm good! Their sorbets, gelatos and ice creams are made in house! AND...they let you taste as many as you want to...and I DID!
We continued to walk downtown for a while until we were both ready to get back to the camp for a rest. We WILL be going often as possible!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sorrowful Hearts...

Yes, I'm back...

Camping was....Okay. (Rain Friday night...Cold Saturday night) It's always good to get away and reflect on things that have been happening.

Hank left us on Friday...

Bye "Little Buddy" you WILL be missed.

Friday, May 09, 2008

What Would You Do?

THIS story leaves me thinking...what would I do if I lost everything? This is the news from yesterday, and one of our group members.
Keep Rae & Tom in your thoughts.
I'm not poking fun, rather I'm they sell fireproof storage units for my yarn and fiber?

Another weekend has finally arrived...and I've...

Have a good weekend! See ya on Monday!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Green I Tell Ya....Green!

...I'm so envious of all the posts I've been reading about MDS&W!
Next year, I'm going!
It's not so much that I NEED anything....I just missed out on a Fiber Lover's version of WOODSTOCK!! (hereafter known as WOOLSTOCK)...And they all kept their clothes on~~well, except for the sheep!
I missed meeting everybody!! (sniff-sniff)

I seriously don't didn't need any fiber and/or yarn but I did it anyway, just so I'd have something to post about after the festivities!

My latest Stash Enhancement...

Thursday night's KnitNight David Simpson surprised us with a visit and his new line of sock yarn! So...(as Forrest would say) I bought some....again!

...and thanks to Ravelry and their "AD's" I found some more fiber to try...the colors grabbed me. Both are Merino/Silk blends.
At this point...I'm out of room for any more goodies in my fiber room...DD is going to have to give hers up!!

One more thing before I go, I want to apologize to the "anonymous commenter" from THIS post. I didn't mean to step on any toes. I just remember when things were simpler, and there were NO houses on SML. Listen, I even complain about my home town growing...traffic is horrible anymore. Maybe I'm just getting to the age point I need to move out in the country away from all the noise and commotion. Please accept my apology...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Cinco De Mayo!

(2 days in a row...amazing)

I've been reading up on the Ravings of MDS&W...apparently I MISSED IT totally!! I am enjoying reading ALL the reviews! I can't wait to see what the gals in our group came back with....Maybe next year Chase will skip a birthday?!

I promised knitting content and I'm delivering! I started another summer top, though this time I'm not as excited as I was about the last one. I don't know if it's the design or the yarn...or maybe the design isn't right for the yarn. Then again it could be my allergy induced state that's preventing my enjoyment.
Yarn: KnitPicks CotLin
Pattern: GarnStudios #106-2
I am modifying this pattern a little...a little shorter and without the "bobbles"--I'm just not a "bobble girl"!

Here's some close up detail:

One other thing I forgot to blog about was my MOST wonderful and surprising souvenir package from New Orleans!!

Check out those more Chick for my Coop! Thanks're the most thoughtful and best Cosmic Sister this Chick could ever ask for! Hubby received some nice H-D pins to add to his collection, Thanks Doogie!

I'll be so glad when the pollen count goes down...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Celebrations and Such...

As I sit here....

...writing this post, I'm thinking about the last 25 years. Tomorrow is my baby boy's birthday! (Hey, the oldest will be 27 next month!) I can remember what I was feeling on this day 25 years ago, I was to be induced the next morning...the pain and joy of seeing your baby's face for the first time.

I have all sorts of pictures of him but this one (yes, I've posted it before) is my favorite...
The joy he has brought to me, even though we have had some very difficult times (you know...those teenage years). I'm so proud of the man he has become and the future he has before him. We have a very special bond...he's been there for me when times were as bad as I thought they could ever get, and I'll ALWAYS be there when he needs his Mom!

I Love You Chase!!

Last night we had the family celebration dinner at none other than The Homeplace....Mmmmmmm-mmmmm good! The crowd was HUGE as usual, and we had quite a considerable wait...but this is the only place I'll wait for an hour and a half on a table! When friends and family come to town THIS is where we take them to eat! Wanna come visit me??

There may be those who are tired of seeing my flower pictures, but you know what (queue Lesley Gore) "It's my blog and I'll post what I want to!"

I look at the colors as the emerge and picture them in fiber!

The ants are working hard...

My old fashion climbing rose has opened...I can't wait to show the yellow climber, last years Easter freeze killed every but. This year looks to be a grand one, I hope I'm not disappointed.

#5 on my "Bud List" has opened, but something has been chewing on my Clematis!

My yellow flag lily (pond plant) has a bazillion blooms to open, but only one or two a they should last for a while!

And my Granny's columbine (single variety)...

We've even had a regular visit from a pair of Goldfinches!

I promise to have knitting content soon! I'm going to close for now because my spinning wheel wants to come outside to play!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!