• Knitting

    Weekend Knits

    Another busy weekend as the school year winds down. It was 8th grade picnic for our family, class night for my school, a cookout with friends and family, and a dinner for the exchange students in our Rotary district. It was a lovely, busy weekend in which I took no pictures.  I need to work on that. I did finish my Will O’the Wisp socks (Ravelry pattern here) and it was bittersweet. I love this pattern and enjoyed knitting it to the point that I didn’t want to finish it. That must be a first for me. The yarn is Christmas at Hogwarts from A Homespun House. Molly’s shop is…

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    Wednesday WIP

    For ten years I have been a fairly monogamous knitter. One project on the go at a time is more than enough, thank you very much.  So when I found myself with three projects on the needs (a cable sweater for Maia, a pair of socks for me, and a baby sweater), I really began to dislike knitting. Really. I felt guilt about basically all of the projects but the socks. Maia’s sweater was finished and it gorgeous, baby sweaters are tricky little devils so we’ll be starting a toddler sweater in short order, and socks are just terribly undemanding knitting projects. And those socks are my current WIP. I have…

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    Weekend FO

    My first adult size sweater was a disaster – unless you have unnaturally long arms. That original sweater has become a bit of a family legend and I’ve lost track of how many different projects that were ultimately made from the yarn after I frogged it. So it wasn’t much of a surprise that my husband has given me some gentle teasing as I work on my daughter’s sweater. Even I was a bit nervous that I was knitting a sweater that was too small until it blocked out beautifully and just perfect. Pattern: Coastal Pullover by Hannah Fettig (ravelry link here) Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Sabiduria Needles: US 6…

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    Menu ~ March 12, 2018

    This year is slipping by me. We’re so very close to spring and I can’t wait. I am a fan of winter (aren’t most knitters) but I am ready for green lawns, flowers, and a little more warmth. Not a lot, though. There is a reason I moved to New England from Virginia. Our week is shaping up to be a busy one. We have houseguests for the next two weeks, in addition to the usual craziness. I definitely needed a menu plan and need to stick to it.   Monday – Pot Roast in the crockpot. I love my crockpot. I don’t use it during the summer but during the…

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    Home Tour :: Living Room

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well, living room might be a tad off as far as descriptions go. It’s really more of a reading room, piano room, soon to be DAR room. A friend from school had a brilliant idea I  borrowed to turn her living room into a reading room and it was the perfect solution for this space that was quickly becoming the staging area for the rest of the house. It’s far from perfect but it’s much, much better than it was. This room is fairly small so too much furniture was definitely going to overcrowd the space. As usual, Grey and I were not in agreement…

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    TBB Asks :: Beauty

    This is a post that took THREE days. If I’m going to resurrect this sad blog I need to work on efficiency. Thank goodness for snow days, I suppose. I’ve been sitting here watching CNN so talking make-up is a pleasant diversion. I thought I’d join in on the fun and take part in TBB Asks at The Blended Beauty. I’m not a big beauty product user but I have started thinking more and more about it. Maybe I’ve finally hit that age? Anyway, I can always use some new recommendations – send them my way if you’ve got them! Eyelash Curler – yes or no? Almost never. My daughter…

  • Knitting,  Travel,  Weekend

    Long Weekending

    We’ve just arrived home after a long weekend spent in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Instead of bring our own children, we brought two exchange students (both from France) and it was so much fun to take in the sights through their eyes. I’m a bit sad to have left, but it is always nice to return home. We spent a day in Salem, the girls went shopping in Boston with Greyson while I relaxed at the Inn knitting and reading. All in all, it was a perfect trip. I desperately needed a few days away to not think about school. And I did give it barely a thought.  Now to keep that…

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    Weekend

    Maybe it ought to be week starting? It’s been a busy one in these parts with “just one more house project.” Our very tan dining room got a shot of color when we relocated the living room rug. There is still a LOT of tan but it’s gett better. We got a new table in the entry way. Hopefully it stays this uncluttered.  I won’t bet money on that. A nice quiet evening knitting and watching the Olympics was in order. We then moved to watching the original Amityville Horror. I giggled through all of it while Greyson reminisced about how terrified he was watching this as a kid. Sunday…

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    Déjà Vu

    According to my Facebook feed, my former Catholic school was closed one year and 364 days before my current school was closed. Hmmm…am I bad luck? It’s been a quiet and mopey weekend for me while my husband and daughter are in Virginia. I’m not really in the mood for another week of school but here it is. Lesson plans are done so let’s focus on some more positive things, shall we? I finished my mother’s Christmas socks. Really it’s sad that they took so long but I’m blaming moving right after Christmas. I used my go-to sock pattern: Susan B Anderson’s How I Make My Socks. I pondered, while…

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    Winding Down 2017

    Can it be that 2017 is nearly over? It’s been quite the year for our family – my daughter made it to her teenage years, my son left for his sophomore year of high school in Germany, I had a nasty ankle break and surgery, we sold our house in a week (!), and are living in a sea of boxes getting ready to move next week. My daughter rounded out 2017 if a host of awards from school. She works very hard in school and it shows – honors with distinction. When our small Catholic school closed two years ago, I worried how she would do in public school…

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