More knitting photos

September 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Posted in baby, country life, country living, faith, family, flowers, knitting, knitting for babies, Life, love, shopping, socks, women, yarn | Leave a comment
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Read my blog on Kindle. You can also find my funny short story for knitters, “A Matter of Perspective” at Amazon for Kindle.

This is a brief post to share a couple more knitting photos … it is great to be able to knit more once again.  Little Sweet Pea is being so good about not ripping out my needles any longer.  She actually sat in my lap and watched me work on her little eyelash yarn skirt last night.  I’m going to call this one “Sassafras Tea Skirt”, because I intend to have a tea party with her once it is finished.  I’m using Size U.S. 9 circular needles for the skirt, so it is a very quick project.

Here is another photo of the Slouchies Socks, to show the contrasting colors in the heels and toes.  She sure does love her little socks — and when pulled all the way up they come above her knees, but then slouch back down just enough to be cute but not bothersome.

It looks like we are going to have sunshine today; that will be great after a week of temperatures in the 60’s with gray skies and rain off and on.  We would enjoy having a little bit more NY summer, pretty please. I’m looking outside at our barn as I write. There is array of tall wild flowers, cat tails, and milk weed arranged artistically by nature on the south side, where the wood block painted with a quilt square hangs on the barn, the sun is illuminating the scene. To the right of the barn, and back further I see the field of corn topped with golden tassels. Blue sky above, puffy clouds floating gracefully past and way back behind the corn field, our stand of woods.

Quite a healthy, beautiful scene. Wish my son were here to enjoy this with me, over a cup of coffee and some homemade biscuits. It is his birthday tomorrow, oh how I wish he were here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and a I’ll “see” you next week.

~firefly

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New Knitting Pattern … How Cute is That?

September 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Posted in art, baby, country life, faith, family, gifts, knitting, knitting for babies, Life, love, marriage, shopping, socks, travel, Vintage, women, yarn | 3 Comments
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Remember I told you all that my son made a custom Subway Roll Sign style print for me for my birthday back in early August? And, I was going to take a photo of it to share with you all, but I had second thoughts about posting that particular one on the Internet. It has some personally identifying landmarks from my life on it, and I don’t feel comfortable broadcasting that out to the universe. Please forgive me, it is not anything personal.

However, I did want to share this photo with you of a custom sign he did, because I think his custom signs are such a unique gift idea. They are totally cool looking, very unique … and a wonderful way to commemorate all kinds of things: weddings, anniversaries, births, birthdays, retirement, graduation, concerts you’ve attended, places you’ve traveled to, neighborhoods where you’ve lived, milestones in your life.

The one he did for me has my childhood neighborhood, the places I was living when he and his sister were born, our favorite home we lived in back in California (the three of us together), and now my new home on the farm in New York. It tells a story about some of the most important moments and times of my life and because of that, I love looking at it hanging on the wall in our dining room, loving the fact that it conjures up those moments of pleasure and happiness. He printed it on watercolor paper, and in the bottom right hand corner there is a little tiny line stating the print is “1 of 1” … I love that he thought of that finishing touch!

This photo here is a sign he made for some dear friends of theirs as a gift on their wedding day. I love it, it is so thoughtful and must be a delight to them. I also love how he added “Est. May 27th, 2011” near the bottom — what a great way to mention the date of their marriage.  Check out his full line of prints (he has some awesome new stuff) and contact him via his blog here:  Flying Junction.

Now, for my knitting pattern. I have finally finished my granddaughter’s slouchy socks. Not only are the socks don, I have actually managed to write and publish the pattern on Etsy, my website, Ravelry … and I made a version of it for Kindle. Phew, there are many steps to complete when one sets out to be an online publisher of knitting patterns.

And, I have to be honest with you here … I don’t know which is cuter … the socks I made for my granddaughter, or the photograph I shot of her wearing them. Is it just me, or is that a totally cute photograph? I can hardly stand it, it’s so cute to me.

Now I have started making her an adorable little knitted shirt using eyelash yarn — it was a whim of an idea, and now that she is no longer ripping my knitting needles out of projects, I am on a little bit of a roll. Hopefully I can maintain it!

Well, now my back is sore from being on my laptop all day. I am going to take a great, and hope you have a great week!

~firefly

The Bus Stops Here

December 14, 2010 at 6:35 am | Posted in art, baby, Christmas, country life, faith, family, food, gifts, Holidays, Life, love, pets, photography, relationships, Santa Claus, shopping, travel | 5 Comments
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I was up very late this evening and into the wee hour (1:00 is just one wee hour and I went to bed right after this post which I did at 1:10 a.m. or so, so yes, singular “wee” hour) of the morning. There is a book project I am working on and there was a long, long wait while files uploaded and re-uploaded. While I waited I dreamed I was on a shopping trip in the city on a bus. In my dream I got off at each bus stop and shopped at the store right in front of the stop.

Of course, my bus was virtual and in a waking dream and so my shopping was on Etsy. I created a Treasury so I could show you what I was up to; titled it, “The Bus Stops Here.”

Hope you enjoy my dream.

And, by the way, if you are paying attention … I really am going to finish my Advent of Santa. You know how it goes with advent calendars sometimes …

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