Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Works In Progress Wednesday

Just a photo shoot of the bibs and burp cloth I have been working on!

the pattern is called Girly Bib--its super simple
the Burp Cloth is from Rebecca Danger---I should say inspired by, she made hers two sided in the round, I made mine flat! 


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

While I don't do this every week, I do when it's a topic I can relate too---and today it is about knitting--
TEN Patterns you can knit oVer and Over and Over again! 

Who wants to stop at 10?

  1. Any Rebecca Danger toy pattern---I love knitting them all!
  2. All In One Baby Top==I have enjoyed knitting this vest for little ones over and over
  3. 5 Hour baby Sweater---again instant gratification
  4. Alan Dart's Gnomes----I love these especially the little ones
  5. My own pattern for LovinComfort Shawl
  6. Non Felted Slippers
  7. Henry's Rabbit
  8. Corporate Whispers Scarf--which I have changed to a shawl, a blanket and a scarf many times
  9. Challenger hat---especially for charity
  10. Rambling Rows ---Blankets that use scraps and can be adapted to different sizes very easily.
and even though this is about knitting I love to use scraps making the 
 The Original half Granny Square/Shawl ---with my limited crochet abilities. 

WHen I first started knitting again in 2003 I didn't realize it would become such an all consuming passion but I love every moment I get to spend with my needles and yarn. 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tom Home

Tom was home today--it throws off my whole day but it was a good day.

We went to breakfast and since the diner was not busy we just relaxed took our time and talked about things that are going on.

then when we got home --he called his 85 year old mom to find out she is now being treated for A-Fib with Xarelto.

Then this afternoon he wound 6 skeins of yarn for me and blocked the Reverse Psychology scarf  for me.

Tonight he grilled some chicken and made quinoa with peppers and green onions, it was very good--light but flavorful.

We were hoping to go see Maisie this weekend (or have them here) but he found out today that he is working over the weekend and we all know that comes first.

I did think we would go look at apartments today but sometimes you just need to take a break from all that driving.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello again

i do see some of you have found me, that is a wonderful thing---to have people who enjoy being in contact with you---i wish certain family members were more like that--but I digress.

Just got off the phone with DD who is one week post- op,  Her doctor has recommended HRT for her, and we were wondering if anyone had any experiences to share.  The only one I knew who ever took it is my sister Barbara ==she took it to prolong natural menopause because she was not happy with the hot flashes, night sweats, she still got periods being on it  but she died last year and I can't shake the feeling that it might have been a factor.  It being so soon after the surgery we also don't know how much of what DD is going through is lingering anesthesia or menopause beginning. 

I myself have gone through a naturally occurring menopause but have had symptoms for 20 years prior to it, one of my other sisters has gone through it naturally and has had zero symptoms ever, the last sister had a hysterectomy several years ago but I don't know if she is on HRT or not. 

DD's doctor was not overly concerned with my sister's history or my mothers just mine. (My mother had problems with blood clots).

No matter how old your children are you worry---and with her being so far away (although the others might as well be as far--i am digressing again) and hearing the concern in her voice I worry even more. 

On the knitting front--I finished a shawl Evening Shadows in Paton's Lace Mohair with sequins and a scarf Reverse Psychology in Wolle's Color changing Cotton(black brown, red)  and with amber  beads yesterday--hopefully they will be picture worthy soon. today I will work on Portico by Kirsten Kapur which I am knitting in SWTC optimum DK in purple.  I have Wendy Johnson's summer KAL on the needles, too---Dreambird, and getting ready to start CHOCK by Norah Gaughn in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.   'Tis the summer of the shawl!

Just a photo of what I hope my hair will some day be---isn't it beautiful, mine is mostly white on the sides, but the length is still very brown, it is about midway through my butt now, its a burden to take care of but Tom adores it so it stays!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Start

i really have not enjoyed working with Word Press at all, so have decided to start a new blogger account and what better title then Knit On!

I hope you all find me, please leave me a comment to let me know if you have. 

Lots has been happening--_Thomas was in the hospital for his prostate troubles again, our oldest daughter had a hysterectomy last week, and our youngest granddaughter got her hip cast off. 

We are also still shopping for a new place to live---have seen several but I guess we are just too picky 

and through it all I have been KNITTING ON!!

  These are just a few that I have finished, and others are still in progress--I think I am at my all time high of 7 works in progress at once.  I hope to finish 2 or 3 more this week. 

I won't post too much today ---lets see if this works