Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oh,My, Yes!

 Uh, huh, now we're talking!
 This is so pleasurable to knit the lace pattern from the bottom of this shawl!  
 It takes a long time to go across a row (355sts) 
but it is easy to remember the 22 st repeat even when it is repeated 18 times!
 Saturday morning is slow and has cartoons!
 I cut out enough pieces to make the 9 blocks
 for the next LeMoyne Star row in pinks this time!
And...another watercolor.
This one is an ode to my Nyki who is going to be 10 years old.
When you are a rookie artist, 
it is good to try all kinds of styles of painting 
so you can find what your own style is.
This is not my usual subject or technique
 but it makes me happy to see her on the wall!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Elevator Down!

 I was not at all enamored of the shawl, Elevations. 
 It progressed too slowly and I was bored; 
 I have so little knitting time that as it is, I am not going to waste it!
 It was a bit of effort to rip it out because of all the yarn twisting along the edge to carry the off color but it wasn't too bad.
 Silver Leaves Shawlette is on the needles 
and though off at a bit of  snag since I read the first chart row wrong
 and had to tink back all 355 stitches,
 I at least zipped through the re-do row the second time. 
 The hardest part so far is finding enough stitch markers to go around all the pattern repeats!
 Here's a box of love-I don't know about you, but these Maple Sugar candies are the best!  
Daughter sent these to me and it is pure love!
  Hmmmmm!
 We've been having great sunsets lately; 
 this is facing east but the sun made these clouds just glow with orange, pink and purple!  Fascinating.
Lena is trying to play with the reigning queen, Nyki, but it is still a bit one-sided after 10 months.  There's hope though-you can see it in her eyes!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Just a Bit

 I managed to finish the quilting on Millie's Shop Hop Quilt of Bridges and Light houses.
 I went with an all over meander-I wish I had done this on mine! 
 It just ties all the prints together.
  I will walk it over to her today!
And look what Boy Wonder discovered--LEGOS!  
As long as we can keep them away from younger brother, we're all set!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Better Than One

 A pair of pumpkins is better than one!
And I think I will be making several more before I am done!
These are done on #6 needles with worsted weight yarn.
 While the little guy throws 'big sticks' into the pond, 
I sit on the golf cart and knit and give verbal acclamation!
I was able to finish one sock of the Regia Pairfect yarn. 
 This is a men's size 10 1/2 with fingering on a #1 needle.

Monday, October 16, 2017

In the Pumpkin Patch-I 💗 FALL

Sometimes it's so good to see a day end.
Today was one of those days....
In a year from now, 
when I pull this knitted pumpkin out of a box
and set it back out on a window sill or shelf, 
will I remember that today was hard and long?

I hope not.

This pattern is available on Ravelry.
You can knit it in any weight yarn.
It's easy and nice to work on when you need something positive
 to show for the space you take up.
Dig out some orange yarn and get to knitting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Beach Overnighter!

 We took a trip to Fernandina Beach!
  The boys are not the happiest travelers but we made the two hour trip mostly intact!  A visit to the beach calmed all of us!
                           The bigger cousins ran and played in the surf...
                     ...while the youngest kept a good patrol of the beach!
 The grown-ups were on the hunt for sharks' teeth!!!!  
The top of the photo are bits of petrified wood. 
 The bottom row , second in from the left is my first find of a 'palate' of the puffer fish!  
  
 It doesn't look like much in this photo 
but it is shiny like ebony
 and has very specific markings to identify it as such.
 Thank you for the lovely visit beach.....see you at low tide tomorrow!
 We saw this on the walk over the boardwalk.....a gopher tortoise.
 The older kids all climbed up to see him digging...
...... little guy took the easy peek!
 After dinner, the sky looked like this as we prepared for a  campfire.
It looked like a wildfire but it was only the brilliance of a sunset to the west.
Marshmallows over the campfire was the perfect ending to our day!
The best thought as we dozed off.....we are going  back to the beach!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

On the Needles

 I have a new pair of socks on the needles-
I know, the yellow yarn is supposed to be the marker between repeats
 but I thought a happy yellow toe would be just right
 for my son-in-law's new pair of socks!
The hat for great-niece was finished 
and sent a while ago 
but I have continued to work on the mitts 
and now leg warmers for her so she will have a winter set ready for use! 
 I finished one repeat for the legwarmer 
and now will reverse it for the other end. 
 It goes quickly when I sit and stick with it!

Oh,My, Yes!

 Uh, huh, now we're talking!  This is so pleasurable to knit the lace pattern from the bottom of this shawl!    It takes a long t...