Sunday, October 21, 2012

What's cookin' . . . . .

Finally found a replacement slowcooker for the one that I broke last Christmas!

Picked up carrots, celery, mushrooms, onion, potatoes, onion soup mix, vegetable broth to go
with the first piece of meat we've bought this year.
Which was a 2.35 lb. chuck roast!

Invited DD#2 over, 
popped open a can of biscuits 
and had a nice family dinner.


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sox & Cowl

Add another pair to my sock drawer!

Meet Molly Weasley 
a fantastic colorway
hand-dyed by Amanda of GnomeAcres
When I caught a glance of
Amanda's colors
I knew I had to have ! ! ! 

Her Arthur Weasley colorway
is now in the midst 
of becoming a cowl. 

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Speaking of cowls,
how 'bout this cowl!

Can't get enough of this wonderful Saffron color from MadelineTosh yarns.

As you can see by my 
KnitMeters on the sidebar
I've been a knittin' this calendar year.
I'm amazed by these totals!


Summer has gone away. .  .  .  .
Our weather is, well, 

Just enough of cooler temps 
to have us digging out 
a sweater or a hoodie. 

Leaves cover the driveways, 
as well as the entire yard - 
both front and back,

There's been a crack or two of thunder 
along with a bit of rain,

gusty winds causing mini leaf storms.

Thoughts of a nice hot cup of 
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well, you fill in the blank 
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dark roasted coffee?

a robust black tea?

or perhaps a pungent herbal tea?

spicy mulled cider in a mug?

How 'bout a
spicy pumpkin mocha topped with whipped cream 
with just a sprinkle of nutmeg?

we could add a warm Apple Tart !!!

We'll be bringing out the knit hats soon,
very soon.

Enjoy our Autumn 


Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's been a busy time 'round here

The change in the season has been just what we needed 'round here.
The trees are colorful and the grass is a bit greener than all summer and not really growing enough to get the mower started.

Can I get you a cup of hot apple cider?
Earl Grey tea?
Italian Roast coffee?

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Guess it'll be no surprize to ya 
when I show you what I've been doing.

Worse Than a Zombie
is the name of this colorway

Worn them today for the first time 
and my feet were toasty warm in this fifty degree F weather.
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I'll tell your right now,
I cast on two new pair of sox this weekend!!!!
Can't get enough of knitting dem sox.

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Finished a shawl this past week.
While there are beads on the lower edge,
they can't be seen is this photo.

It's knit in a pashmina yarn.  
75% Merino wool
15% silk
10% cashmere

Feels decadent next to the skin,
just sayin'.
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Brought in the potted plants yesterday afternoon, temp dropped to 32 degrees F overnight.
Haven't decided
whether they're in the garage for the winter or
just 'til this cold snap passes and 
we have a few more nice weeks before it truly to turns cold.

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Thanks for stopping by
perhaps next time 
you'll have time 
for hot cocoa and cookies.