Saturday, October 1, 2016

Shawl knitting with beads

      well I have no reason not to get knitting today. It's a nice day much cooler then it has been. I think you could call it a fall day. Being down south that good.
       So I have been working on this shawl for some time. It really is a slow but sure knit. It's something I knew when I start was not a rush job. I want something that felt good to knit and this has been.
      The pattern is Bitterroot shawl, Designs by Romi the free pattern can be found at
I'm doing the large beaded (one bead at a time) the yarn is fingering weight merino wool and silk blend in bare from
I'm on chart G so I'm getting close to the finishing line. 
Here is some fussy close ups 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Son has a new video up.

Well Zach has been busy has a very nice video up of one of our rides

Yes we still go out as a family even if they are grown up. We just got a bigger car lol.
Here is his blog link as well ZAK Entertainment
Ok I'm going to brag here, my kids have grown up pretty good if I do say so my self. Homeschooling worked.
        Since my kids have started blogging and stuff it got me wondering were has all the people gone I used to follow and chat with. I think it's time I poked around and see just who is still around and still has a blog going. It's hard to believe so many years have past but life got a habit of going of in the fast lane with out you knowing it. Some of us hit bumps in the road so we take a detour for awhile while some stay on the road and just keep going. So let see who is still out there, give me a shout out if you see this and say hi.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I have forgotten how to do this.


      wow! It's been more then a while. 5+ years? I can't begin to catch up. So I'm not going to try I'm just going to start fresh let you all know I'm still around. I'm not even going to say I got busy. My kids are all grown up. We are all still the same just older not any wiser that would just plain boring lol.
      Ok! Let's see, what would be of interest? I'm still crafting you know some knitting and sewing spinning and weaving when the mood takes me. It's still a zoo here. Pets out number the humans. Loud parrots crazy dogs. My youngest pup is a 6 month old chihuahua. Now this little guy can make even a grumpy of broad like me smile.
        Ok I'm doing this on the iPad. I have no idea how to pull up a photo but let try copy and paste. If it work you see my "Alfie" if not I'll try something else.

Well it may have worked.
       Oh! Little bit of news, the old guy and myself will be celebrating our 40 th wedding anniversary this December. I can't believe we made it this far lol.
       Anyway it's midnight and pizza time so I'm going to just post this and see what happens. See you soon keep smiling.

      Well as I'm not able to upload photos tonight I'll end for now. Wonder if I can remember to come back tomorrow. That remains to be seen lol keep smiling.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

where does time go?

OH! Dear I never noticed how long its been since I last updated this blog. the year has just gone by so fast I don't know why its been this long, not really been doing much. just hanging out with the kids knitting my butt of mostly but some sewing weaving and spinning in there to.
Trouble is I don't use the laptop much anymore. I cyber around on the iPad and it's not the best thing for blogging.But tonight i had to come on the lappy to update and found myself looking around found I have been lazy around here.
It was not me it was her
Hot pink kitty monster
or it could have been one of these guys
Chrissie monster
this guy he can be really a bad ass you got to keep an eye on him.

well kids are back in school doing pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Homeschooling is the best thing I could have done for them.
darn it is rough trying to do this blog with so many helpers
Peka Tweeter
Yes I have gone a little over board with the stuff monster knitting but did get some other things finished
Annies garden shawl
Old guys LSU socks
there is even more shawls and things like this top I made for Annie
but they are all finished now I have other things like
for some one who is a LSU fan.
plus there is sweats and socks and so many things to finish before Christmas. Yes I know its August but it takes time to do all those things so I have to start early.
Well thats about it. so until the next time I remember to post. No done hold your breath.LOL. Remember keep smiling it may never happen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring has arrived

Well for us lucky people down south spring has arrived. So I had to have a little bit in doors.

I love to have something flowering on the table every spring. Kind of a wakeup from winter.
A close up photo the scent it wonderful but can't share that part sorry about that going to have to keep it all to myself.

And I have even been knitting on the big boys sweater, which he will get this winter he hopes.

With spring in the air my knitting and other things will get side lined for a bit. Time for spring cleaning fun. Ok it's not fun but my mind says do it and even if my body don't like the idea I can't help it. We got a good start out side but not a whole lot done in side yet. No real mayor plans this year. Don't even think I feel like breaking out a paint brush not yet anyway. There is the boys room needs work really bad and I need to find a plumber to work on the kids shower. The old guy said he would stop the leaking tap, oh he did that all right now we can't turn it on at all because he broke the handle. Men are so smart, I think not. But anyway I will find some really cool young sexy plumb to fix it. Ok I will end up with an old fat guy with a butt crack problem that will over charge me but I hope I will get it fixed.
Well this was just a shorty so off I go Didos work is never done. Well really I have video pod cast to watch, much more fun.
Keep smiling