Wednesday, August 31, 2011

YARN ALONG

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Joining with Ginny.

I completed my Pebble Vest
except for the buttons. It
is one of the most enjoyable
knits I have ever completed.
Usually I have to flip patterns
and make adjustments for
being left handed, but with
this pattern I didn't.
I am already thinking about
casting on another, this time
using a soft cotton or a bamboo.
OK, to be truthful, I will
more than likely do both since
it really is a cute pattern and
I had so much fun knitting it.
On my needles now is a long
term project, Checkers Baby Blanket.
I am using size 10 1/2 needles
and creamy off-white baby wool.
I wanted to have some mindless
knitting to keep my hands busy
since we will be starting our
school lessons next week.
I have just begun reading
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac.
I love the EZ's style of writing, like
we are sitting at my kitchen
table having a morning chat.
I am only on the first chapter,
but can already say with certainty
that I would recommend this
book to all knitter's, regardless
of skill or experience.
What have you been up to
this week? xx

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

THE MAIL ...


brought good things today!xx

Thank you Lori for the yarn
and Lisa for the gift card!
The Rhythm of Family
Drawing for Older Children and Teens
The Knitter's Almanac
                                                   






Friday, August 26, 2011

THIS MOMENT

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. xx



Thursday, August 25, 2011

YOU CAN NEVER...



Stop running toward your dreams! xx


                                    



                                                

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

YARN ALONG

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Joining with Ginny.

I have been having the best
time knitting wee little baby
items! I finished the soaker
I started last week and even
managed to knit another one.
I am now working on a little
pebble vest. All this baby knitting
is new to me since I didn't
knit when the wee one was
born. The knitting is for
the Lima bean in the ultra
sound picture.  No, I am
not the one who is pregnant!
This baby will be my second
grandchild and the first child
for one of my son's and
his wife. I am just a little
bit excited!

This week for reading has
been devoted to school.
We will be starting after
Labor Day and since I
took this whole summer
off it's time to get busy.
I am working on lesson
plans and using
All through the Ages
to put together reading
lists. I have used this
book for several years
and find it very helpful
in correlating literature
reading to our history
lessons.

What have you been
up to this week?
xx

Monday, August 22, 2011

YOU CAN NEVER...


Grow too much basil. xx
                               

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY


 
 
WHY MARRIAGE?
~ By: Mari Nichols-Haining ~

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...

Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...

Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...

Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me,
I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...

Because with this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.
 
Happy 29 years-
My, that was fast!
xx

Friday, August 19, 2011

THIS MOMENT

                                             {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. xx

Thursday, August 18, 2011

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

{Yes, this is my work. I have been practicing to teach drawing this fall to the fourteen year old. I wasn't too sure about showing this so please, be kind.}

                                          

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

YARN ALONG

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Linking with Ginny.

I finished my Simply baby Vest
and will more than likely cast on
a few more of these as it was a
very fast knit and easy to carry
around in my bag. Next time
I would like to knit one in
cotton since knitting wool
vests really isn't practical for
the weather I have here in the
south. I just cast on Wool diaper cover
just because I wanted to
see how it would turn out. Yes,
it is out of wool, but wool for little
baby bottoms is what's needed
to keep the leaks from happening.

I finished reading The Help and
loved it!  I laughed and I cried so
it was a well rounded book. I have
no desire to see the movie as I live
surrounded by southern accents and
don't think I can handle Hollywood's
idea of how Southerner's sound.
I just picked up Francis Chan's
Erasing Hell. I loved Crazy Love
and Forgotten God so I am hoping
I will enjoy this too. xx

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Mom...
I hope you have a
wonderful day! xx



                            

Friday, August 12, 2011

THIS MOMENT: MY SOUS CHEF

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. xx

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

YARN ALONG

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Joining with Ginny.


After an oops beginning,
I was able to finally join
in the round and knit a
little vest because I just fell
in love with the one Amanda
knit for her Nacho. This will
be a Christmas gift for the
wee one here and I hope
to knit a few more before
the season arrives.
On the needles now is a
simple baby vest/singlet.
I am using wool in the
color called Little Lamb
and I love how it knits
and how it feels-soft!
The pattern is very basic,
but I altered it just a little.
It calls for knitting the 
ribbing back and forth in
garter stitch and then 
joining for the body and
coming back to sew the
ribbing. I went ahead
joined in the round from
the beginning and am
now ready to cast off for
the sleeves.
I finally ordered The Help,
but was only able to
read two pages before
I feel asleep so I am
going to hold my opinion
until I actually read more
of the book. xx