Sunday, October 02, 2011

Its been awhile since my last post, I have been doing a paper route for a friend and get up a 2:50am to have the papers out by 6AM so needless to say I have been really tired.

Fall is upon us here in Maine. The leaves are changing and it is getting crisp and cool out. This is my favorite time of year. I love to go for walks and have the colored leaves fall around me. The deer have been out eating and getting ready for a lo
ng winter. Here is a picture of a 6 Point Buck in my backyard.

I live on a game preserve so he can live a long and happy life.

I will leave you with a picture of my kitty girls.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome back to my crazy life. The weather has turned much cooler, this morning it was only in the high 30's. Which means the leaves will start to change colors soon. I am so not ready for winter to come.

I have been enjoying some of what fall offers. Apples are one of my Fall favorites, with a Wolfe River Apple tree in my parents yard, they are easy to get. Apple crisps and applesauce are on the to make lists. Maybe some apple butter and apple brown betty also. Walking is another favorite of Fall, not to hot so the miles are more enjoyable.

I have been working in sewing room the past couple of day. Here is what I made.

Its a protective sleeve for my laptop. With 2 cats running around, I didn't want it to get scratched up.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Empty Nest

Today my 18 y/o left for Navy boot camp. I have mixed emotions, and my worry meter is as high as it can go and them some. It seems like yesterday he was a newborn in my arms. He has grown into a responsible man and makes me proud. Following a long tradition on family members that went in to the service. His Papa could not be prouder of him, as he was a Navy man himself.

Where do I go from here? I will pray every night that he is safe, and have faith that he will be home safe and sound someday.

In the midst of all this I have been knitting a sweater for my Mom. I is a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern. It was fun to make and the pattern is simple. I just had moments where I could not count. Will post a picture of the finish sweater soon. All there is left to do is finish the cuff of the sleeve and the button bands.

My next knitting project will be all for me. I will be making the Dogwood Blossoms sweater by Knit Picks in purple. Here is a pic.

This will be my first time steeking. Wish me luck.

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's been awhile since I have been here. I hope to make this at least a weekly post, with a few changes. My life is not all about knitting, so I will talk about other things going on in my life.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today is a hard day for me. 17 years ago my oldest was born, he was the most beautiful baby. He has chosen to not speak to me for the last several years. He is mad at me for having BiPolar disorder. I can understand his anger and frustration, it still really hurts. To make today a sad day 4 years ago my baby sister passed away. I sit here stuggling with emotions not knowing whether to be happy or sad. I will be stronger as time goes on, but today I can't be strong.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Special Olympics Scarf Project

In 2009, the Special Olympics World Winter Games invited knitters and crocheters from around the USA and the world to create a special gift for the athletes of the World Games. The response was overwhelming with more than 55,000 handmade scarves, and in the end created an incredible sense of welcome and well-wishes for the Special Olympics athletes, where the response and generosity is still spoken about today.

With the 2010 Special Olympics Idaho Winter Games approaching in just five weeks, we are hoping to welcome the athletes here in our great state with a personal gift that inspires them to strive for their best in competition while sharing the spirit, kindness and respect of all communities.

Let’s bring the scarves back!

Our goal is to provide the gift of a hand knit or crocheted scarf to each of the 650 athletes competing in the Idaho Winter Games as they arrive during the Opening Ceremony on March 12, 2010.
Anyone is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf for the 2010 Special Olympics Idaho Winter Games, we just ask that you follow a few simple guidelines to help maintain consistency and uniformity across these gifts for the athletes.

Design: Any design or pattern is welcome.
Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red and Red Heart Grey Heather – Ideally the scarves incorporate both colors, please.
Length: Approximately 55 inches long
Width: Approximately 5 inches long

All scarves must arrive by Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

Please deliver or ship to:
Special Olympics Idaho
Attn: Scarf Project
199 East 52nd Street
Garden City, ID 83714

Thursday, December 31, 2009

With 2010 just a few hours away. I have been trying to come up with a resolution that is easy to stick to. This is what I have come up with so far.

1. Learn how to knit cables
2. Lace is on the list
3. starting knitting for myself
4. write my blog more

The weather is not very promising for the weekend with the prediction being a storm of epic proportion. I have decided to stay home and not go out tonight. My plan is to finish up some of last years knitting so I can start on something for me. Not sure what yet since there is alot I have tagged in Magazines and on Ravelry.