Thursday, October 30


fingerless mitts knit for a friend of Katie. Mitt Envy is the pattern. Fun easy knit .. nice introduction to cables for me. Forgot to say that I left out one of the pattern repeats, found that the mitt was too long with all the ones that the pattern called for in there.

socks I knit for me. I was wearing them when taking the other pictures, so I figured "why not?".

Socks that I am knitting for the father of an online friend. The second one is now down to having about half of the heel flap knit.

a dishcloth. MIL is getting a bunch of these for Christmas. 2 done ... many more to go. Have a 1lb ball of the yarn.

And that, dear readers, is what I've been up to.

My mom has asked me to make some tatted bookmarks for her. Have to look to see if I have the paper I glued the tatting onto or not. If not, I might have to send hubby hunting for it ... heaven help me!

Wednesday, October 29


Yesterday I put on here that I was Kermit. And my blog went all funny looking. My right hand side was at the bottom. I was not happy!! So I deleted that post, and it cleared up. Just take my word for it .. I'm Kermit!!

I did take some knitting pictures last night. I still have to take those pictures from the camera and put them on the computer; that's my project for this evening. So, Barbara, I promise that some pictures are coming!

Have a good one!

Monday, October 27

Just checking in

Darn it!! My post went away!!! that's they way this day has been.

Just told you what I'm working on -
wool socks
and looking for needles to start a sweater for my mom.

Nothing exciting going on. Pretty boring. Sorry

Sunday, October 19

What's up??

Today we went and picked up 17 little bantam chickens. 16 hens and one rooster by the looks of them. One hen escaped, and if they are able to catch her we'll get her too. But, they are new :) Hopefully the rooster won't be a crower, the lady we got them from says she has never heard it crow. They are tiny compared to our other chickens. Four of them look like little versions of Chester (our black breasted red phoenix) .. they may be these Could be fun trying to figure out what they all are. Some she said were "frizzles"; only ours are grey/brown. I'll have to get pictures over the next few days.

Mary also came to spend a few days with us. I'm not used to having an active 2 year old around!! She and Pooh are cuddled up having a nap right now ... I'm amazed how easy it was to get her to nap ... cause I hear my sister saying how hard it is to get her to nap. PHEW! (Jennifer, if you're reading this, I'm sure it's just beginners luck!) I'm looking forward to spending the days with her .. should be an experience!

Guess that's it for now.

Tuesday, October 14

Birdie on a Mission?

This afternoon the kids and got to witness a birdie on a mission. Not a very smart mission, but a mission. His purpose ... we're not really sure.

I was standing at the kitchen sink, getting a drink of water (you know how important it is to drink lots of water, right??) when I noticed a bird flying towards the house. Coming at a pretty good clip. Said to myself "Humm ... wonder if that is going to miss WHAM " .... well, so much for that question, guess it wasn't going to miss the house. Flew (almost said "ran"LOL) right into the dining area window. Kids jumped "What was that??" "That", I said "was a bird", as I headed out the basement to be sure it was ok.

Sitting on the ground, wings spread out, was a hairy woodpecker. Looked at it, it wasn't moving much, so I picked it up. Katie brought out her camera and got a picture of it in my hand. You could see where he had flattened out the tips of his beak a bit. We brought him inside, put him in an empty bird cage, and left him to rest. After about 15 minutes he revived himself, and let it be known that he wanted OUT NOW! Took the cage outside, opened the door, and off he flew. At least he chirped a quick "Thank you" as he flew away :)

Dan asked me how many wild birds I have held. There's been a woodpecker, sparrows, a chickadee, a robin, and probably others. My favorite of all was the hummingbird that I held once. It got caught in behind some stuff in a very sunny porch. Couldn't find it's way out. Heard this weird humming/buzzing noise ... and eventually curiosity got the best of me and I had to go find out what it was. You know, you can hardly feel a hummingbird, they are so light.

Once I get the picture off her camera I'll try to remember to post it.

On the knitting front - I got a Briggs & Little sample pack today. Their new Soft Spun looks really nice.

Monday, October 13