Monday, August 26, 2013


After finishing knitting and blocking
my Camp Loopy Project Three
Challenge was met.
Challenge being: knit any project using 800 yds

Here's my Gray Garden Shawl
designed by Anne Hansen
as it is blocking
I met the challenge PLUS 65 yards
for a total of 865 yards of
Shalimar Breathless
in Waterchestnut colorway


There will be glamour shots shortly

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After dinner
there was time for some
'mindless' knitting

Isn't this colorful ! ! ! ! 

Sugar n Cream cotton in Rainbow colorway

Perhaps the beginning of  a Spa Basket 
for gifting in the upcoming months????

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Well Kids,
Summer has arrived 
here in mid-Missouri

Not terribly hot and miserable
but definitely WARM.

With lots of big clouds masking Mr Sol
giving relief from his intense attempt to fry everything.

Sat outside knitting another spa cloth for almost an hour but did not break a sweat.
So I am happy as can be with our Summer weather.

Take care ! ! ! !
theme for the next week
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Water and Sun Screen

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Red Worsted

Is this RED or What ! ! ! ! ! 

This red worsted weight yarn is just the match for a blog post I read last week.
It was 
Susan B Anderson's post

Guess what's on deck!

Just in time for the holidays coming up.

Btw, how is Christmas shopping coming along??

did you notice
this yarn 

Looky, it's a Loopy Ewe and a flock of little Loopys

Too-cute tape measure and stitch markers.
Sheri at The Loopy Ewe thinks of every thing for knitters.

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Temp is beginning to creep into August
Low 90s
however, I did hear mention of rain
for Friday and overnight into Saturday.
We could use a inch or so.
How 'bout you?



Monday, August 19, 2013

Gotta Loves

Gotta love Joann's Half Price Shelves
Saw these boxes on 
Hotazzknitter's Instagram post the other day.
Nicole aka Hotazzknitter, 
has a video podcast
that I thoroughly enjoy.
Wouldn't miss an episode for anything.
If you're into Positive-ity then
she's your gal.
Click on her link above.

Her Instagram post was truly enabling.
Couldn't resist.

Our local Joann's has a pretty good selection
and I've got mine.

It is summer time.
Even if the temps don't feel like it
soft serve ice cream is still
on the agenda.

Triple Berry Brownie - Midnite Truffle

Here I am doing what I love to do in the evening
or at any time for that matter.

One-at-a-time ! ! !   
Toe Up.
One Size #0 needle ! ! 
Just about ready for the heel.
No hurry on this one
just a little change of pace from my Camp Loopy projects.


Are there signs of Autumn in your neighborhood?


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hello, Autumn ???

Couldn't believe our eyes when we parked at Dairy Queen Tuesday afternoon.
Do ya see it???  
There it is ! ! 
An Autumn-Red leaf ! ! ! ! ! ! 

Could we experience an early Autumn???

Our backyard Sycamores
are dropping their leaves

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Yesterday afternoon
while leaving Barnes & Noble
we were treated to this view.

This past week's sky has been
filled with puffy whites
against a cerulean backdrop.

Completely Wonderful ! ! ! 

While at the beauty salon this afternoon getting my haircut

My hair stylist was just opening her UPS shipment
 O.P.I. fall collection of autumn color nail polish

I immediately fell for these three beauties
[and who wouldn't?]

Took them straight from the shipping box before anyone else could.
Here they are
that are front and center
on my makeup vanity.

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane,
First Date At The Golden Gate

Yep, you guessed it,
all referenced to San Francisco. 

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My haircut

I must be happy with the prospect of the hand-knitwear season arriving.  
: ^ )


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Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Mother's Love

August 1915  -  October 1999

In My Heart

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Shop Hop Soxes, Etc.

Sox knit with the yarn we picked up in Mexico,
during our Quilt Shop Hop last month.

These were a pretty darn fast knit, considering:

a.] they were knit on Size #2 needles
as compared to the quite a bit smaller Size #0 that I have been using recently;

b.] combined these two pair used 534 yards ! ! ! ! ! 

That's a lotta yards
~ .3 of a mile


These were knit
on one 40" circular needle
Toe Up
using a Gusset Heel
and a Ribbed Leg/Cuff

Debbie's with a very t-a-l-l cuff

During the same period Hubby's Hell Fire, Once Again
sox were finished and bound off !

Again, knit toe up, 
this time with Afterthought Heels. 
Using small sized needle,
this pair used 316 yards.

With such a tight fabric
as the result of using small needle size
these should last a very long time.

So fun to knit ! ! ! 

Here they are 
Soxes from the Shop Hop for the girls
and Sox for Hubby

Temp here is below 80 degrees F
Great temp for an August day.
Even had a small rain shower.



whoops, do I spy a dropped stitch in the cuff?