Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cow Report and a new Finished Project

Happy to say The Farmer came to re-claim his herd.

It was after six o'clock and pitch black out before they began to arrive.  Pick up truck after pick up truck.

In all, there must have been five or six trucks so there was plenty of help.

All the while Neighbor Nick had stood guard so those wandering cows wouldn't escape the backyard to scatter all over the neighborhood.
Nick there with cell in hand,
them, glaring at him for their confinement.

The Farmer and helpers set up a pipe rail fence across the backyard entry from Nick's garage to our fence.
They, then, proceeded to construct a chute from the backyard to a hastily built coral on Nick's driveway.

Those errant cows were kept in the make-shift coral until all were taken two-by-two back to the farm.

It was past eight o'clock before the last of them left.

How ya gonna keep 'em on the farm
once they've seen - - - - -



taaa-daaaa ! ! ! ! ! 

Veera Välimäki

all 765 yards of silky goodness.

Didn't Hubby get a good pic of this shawl?

I think this is going to be worn alot ! ! ! 


Onward to my next knit project.


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

. . . . 'til the cows come home

This was what we saw in our neighbor Nick's backyard when we came home this afternoon.

While we do live on the edge of our city,
we aren't exactly out in the country.

Nearest farm must be a mile or so away.
These guys had to travel a well-travel road to get to our neighborhood.
Nick phoned 911 before we got home
and was told Animal Control would be notified
[at least two hours ago]
and still no one has come to coral these guys.

There are ten of 'em.

Oh, Great!  Now that it's pitch black outside someone's come to collect 'em.


Here's what happens when some blogger asked the question, 
"Have you ever attempt to photo yourself for your blog?"
I thought I'd give it a try while
modeling my newly-knit shawlette.

Love the highlights on my glasses.


My conclusion:  it ain't easy.

Good thing I've got Hubby to get it right!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finishing Kick

There are loads of links to follow in this here post.
Just click on the text in color to find out more about it.

Say, "Hi!" to Gort.

a Rebecca Danger creation.
I knit him using my own hand-dyed wool.
Remember when I Kool-Aid dyed?
While he more than likely won't be hanging around any gym bag at this house,
he is wearing a loom-knit watch cap
and waiting for a new friend to come along.

I'm joining The Charminglochie in her monster kal in the month of February.
Click this second link to visit her blog.
February I'll be knitting Angus, the Attic Monster.  
He'll be a great mate to hang around with Gort. 


The Stockineete Zombies Rav Group is doing a kal for January-February
and I've already finished my
Shalom Cardi.
It's my first 'sweater' project since the very late 60's . . . .
1960s that is.

Don't know what I was thinking when I order this bulky yarn
in the color Coal
Did I not realize that Coal picks up every little speck of lint???????

This is one pattern that I'll be knitting again
very soon.

Most certainly in a better choice of color ! ! ! 

# # # # # # # # # # #

Okay, so here's another sweater
but does it count since it is a toddler-sized garment ?
I don't think it can compete in the amount of yardage knit.
say hello to Abagail
Knit just for the heck of it.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Oh, how I love knitting shawls and shawlettes.
They've re-placed sox for the time being.

One of the patterns, well, perhaps my favorite pattern

This one was knit with leftovers,
and I just lve the way it turned out.

Doesn't the Feather & Fan pattern look great?

It's really a great go-to shawlette to grab on the way out the door.


My fifth finish for 2012

Martina Behm designed/named this based on 
Douglas Adams‘ "The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy“.

Royal Purple

Regal Magenta

Powerful Reds & Oranges


Throne Room

from the etsy shop:


I'm thinking there will be one more finish for January.

I'm knitting

The challenge being knit any item

using a yarn with any percentage of silk.

Since I've not really knit with a yarn with a silk content

I thought I'd give it a try.

I'm knitting Stripe Study Shawl

85% Merino and 15% silk


Charcoal and Red.

I'll also be entering this one in the kal on

Hey, there's still time to enter

Just look at those prizes Aimee & Darren are

 generously giving.

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Whewwww ! ! ! !

Busy, busy.

It's now time for a cuppa Earl Grey.


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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jack Frost Must Be On Vacation

'cause he sure has NOT made his presence known here in mid-Missouri.
65 degree F yesterday
Clear, blue skies
with a zillion contrails darting in every direction with destinations only to be dreamed about.

How do you like my newest coffee cup
Mr. GRRRR-Rinch

I love to watch this cartoon at least once during the Holidays.  
Sets my mood :*)


Oh, I have to tell you.  
I finished my first knitted project of 2012.
No Photo Yet
so you'll have to take my word for it.
a free download on Ravelry
The pattern is a Garter Stitch, Stockinette Stitch, Eyelet kinda shawl.
Such a fun time knitting this, couldn't put it down.


Every one 

Thank You So Much 

for participating in our Giveaway.

It makes so much fun here at our house.

ANTICIPATION ! ! ! !    

It is Wonderfully Exciting Fun  ! ! ! !

Absolutely Love reading your Comments. 



"Happy 2012 gorgeous girl!!!

I'm going to de-clutter too sweetie,
and get organised!!

(must look that up in the dictionary first 

though, as have forgotten what it actually means!!!) 

I'm inspired and excited and looking forward to all the 

creative goodness that I know this year will bring for 

each of us!!

big hugs sweetie!

Vikki xoxoxoox"

Hubby Randomly plucked

Vikki's name

Right out of the top of 

Mr. GRRRR-Rinch's head.

So, Vikki, email me your mailing address. 

We want you to get your 

'Saroyan Shawl'

just as soon as possible.

We'll get this loverly piece of knitting

 in the mail to you Monday ! ! ! 

There's an email link in my sidebar > > > > > >

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Thanks again

sweet Friends

for making this such a fun time

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's 2012, did ya know?


how is everybody?


Hope your holidays were as anticipated.


We had a TERRIFIC time here.
Older Daughter and Older Brother 
came for the holidays
we had a high ol' family time.

Guess you all heard by now,
it's 2012


Is this the year to make resolutions??
Or Not ! ! ! 

Everyone is going GREEN
- - - - - - - - -
No, I not vowing to go GREEN in oh-twelve
but will make an effort to de-clutter and de-stash.
Perhaps I should go with
the FIFO method.
First In, First Out
Or, maybe the alpha-numeric method.
The first quarter of oh-twelve would be concentrated on all items beginning with A-F 
or items numbering more than 2-4
- - - - naw, takes tooooo much thought.
I hope to make my life simpler in 2012.
Less is more.


What do you think of 
I knit it with the same yarn as my most recent giveaway.

in the very beautiful Tequila colorway.

Happy 2012 !
this loverly knit-by-me shawlette
could be YOURS
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Hubby will Randomly Pick The Winning Name
on Saturday January 7
and I'll get it out in the mail
on Monday, January 9
remember to leave a way for me to contact YOU!
Good Luck ! ! ! 


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