Tuesday, July 28, 2015


A sensitive soul
sees the world
through the lens
of LOVE.

Before I share this week's
yarn projects I wanted to
give each of you the biggest
THANK YOU for all of
your sweet comments to
my guest blogger last week,
you all made a six year old
wee girl very happy, and
she says thank you too. I am
thrilled to say that she is
still practicing her knitting
each day and loves it. It
has been so thrilling to pass
on this love all of things woolie
to my first grand.
My knitting has taken a hit this
past week with other projects
needing attention, but I am
making progress on the pullover.
I need to knit the back ribbing,
the cowl and two sleeves, I'm
not sure I will have it done in
time before the move to Germany,
but I am going to try.
I finished the test knit hat I was
knitting, but realized I blocked
it a little big [I shouldn't have
used the mannequin head], but
I love how it came out and
have plans to knit another
Sunday Sweater to go along
with it.
My reading this week is super lite,
I am a huge Mary Kay Andrews
fan and Beach Town is the
perfect summer read, especially
when you are sitting on the
beach or laying in hammock
under the pecan trees.
Joining Ginny

Sunday, July 26, 2015


"Dip into your own soul
Find your own truth
What calls to your heart
What moves your spirit
Make your life dance
To the song of your own

~ Cherokee Billie


It's been such a fabulous
weekend and I am sorry
to see it come to an end.

I spent Friday giving my
home some loving, test
knitting a new born hat,
finishing my book, [which
I recommend] and starting
Saturday I played with Porter
all day, talked with Alex, the
birthday boy, on the phone and
could hear in his voice the wonderful
time he was having in NYC, ate
spinach-feta pizza for dinner and
crawled into bed early.

This morning I was up at 4:00 a.m.,
made a quick stop at the store for
supplies and hit the beach. While
I didn't get to see any baby turtles
making their way to the ocean, I did
get to help as a nest that hatched three
days ago was checked; out of 140 eggs
only 4 didn't hatch so that is pretty
incredible and I hope they make it
to adult hood.  I still haven't given
up hope of seeing the babies hatch,
I'm joining the turtle volunteers!

Alex won't be home until tomorrow
so tonight Mike and I are snacking
for dinner, watching the rerun of
Sharknado 3, and of course knitting.

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, July 23, 2015


'Time has a way of showing
us what really matters."

I do wish my days, my LIFE would
slow down a wee bit because while
I always try to be present, it is going
by too fast!

Thank you for all the comments to
my last post, Emerson was thrilled
to be in this space and to learn to
knit.  I hope when she is in Germany
she keeps it up.

Besides time with yarn and sticks,
we have been busy putting together
puzzles, reading and painting numerous
masterpieces to hang on my walls.

I did some playing in the kitchen
and prepared quinoa patties with
lots of garlic, broccoli and cheddar
cheese, oh my

My bread came out okay, but it really
must be toasted, and toasted well or
it has a funny texture. I have been
eating it along with my smoothie
in the mornings and it does help
keep me full until lunch.

The heat and humidity remain a constant
here, along with huge thunderstorms
every afternoon. I am ready for winter!

I finished the hat I was test knitting
for Ginny and today cast on a newborn
hat in the same pattern. This hat will
be donated, along with some other
items, to my local women's shelter.
Right now it's warm, but before long
winter will be here and most often
women and children arrive at the shelter
with just the clothes they are wearing.
Every little item helps.

Porter is now two months old!

On Saturday my baby Alex will turn 18
and as a special treat he, along with my
daughter, son in love and Emerson left
at 3:00 a.m. and are now in NYC for a
few days to play tourists.  While I already
miss them all I know they are having a
grand time.  Emerson took her knitting
basket along!

Do you have special plans for the
weekend? On Saturday I will
have Porter here again for the day
and then on Sunday Mike and I hope
to be on the beach at sunrise; the logger-
head turtles are hatching and we would
like to witness the miracle.

Much love,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


" I am beginning to learn that it is
   the sweet, simple things of life
   which are the real ones after all."

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder



Hi, I am Emerson and I wanted to share
my knitting with you today.

I am staying with my Olie [Long O : Lee],
Pappy and Uncle Alex while my mom,
and Daddy are in Charleston for a few days.
On Monday I asked my Olie to teach me
to knit  because I always see her knitting
and I wanted to learn.

Even though she is left handed  and I
am right handed, we finally got it worked
out, Olie put the yarn on the needle for me
and I knit each stitch. I keep saying the
knitting poem and that helps me a lot.
I am knitting a blanket for my horses.
I think knitting is fun!

My Olie is working on a hat for me, it
is a test pattern for Mrs. Ginny. My Olie
wanted to knit it in purple yarn to match
the pullover she is knitting me,  but I
picked red because it is one of my favorite

Together we are reading Little House in the Big Woods,
and we both like it a lot.

We had fun sitting outside in the shade knitting and
reading, but it was a little hot and then it started
to thunder so we ran back to the house.

Thank you and goodbye!

Joining Ginny