Monday, March 29, 2010

A 6.5 hour yarn crawl

Today we head out on the road for the beach. We are leaving home at dark:30 in order to stop at yarn shops along the way.

One of us will update at the end of our day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I realize that I have not posted in quite a while and for this is am so sorry.
I have been trying to work thru a few things in my life.

I have come to realize that todays world has an excess of everything. Now I am not saying that that is bad in anyway, but from time to time I also believe that we should give thanks to God for all that He has done for us.

If you have ate a good meal today... then you have a reason to give thanks to God. If you have a place to lay your head tonight, no matter how fancy or humble, you have a good reason to give thanks to God. I am often guilty of wanting to horde the things that I like and surround myself with goodies, but never once stopping to give thanks to God and actually thanking Him for all of the belssings that He has placed in my life. Why don't we just stop for a moment and give thanks to God and thank Him for His blessings and overflowing abundance.

I know this is a knitting blog, but this has a lot to do with knitting , as well as other areas in my life. It is time for me to stop wanting all the time and look at what I already have. Do I really need new sock yarn, when I have 200 skeins stuffed in my sock yarn drawer. Do I really need every new knitting book that hits the book stores this year, when I have books on my shelves that I have barely skimmed thru and never read. There is nothing wrong with getting a new pattern or book , or even a skein of yarn, if you are going to actually use it. But to just spend all of your money stuffing every drawer and closet full of things that will never see the light of day is a waste. You and I both, could be using all that money we are wasting, trying to buy happiness, paying off our bills and getting out of debt.

I am not making any "resolutions" for the year, mainly because I always break them. So this year I am going to just say " Make Due and Use". That means to make due with the abundance that you already have and stop coveting everything that your neighbor has. Just simply use what you have already accumulated. If you need a skein of yarn to finish a project .......then buy it. If you have a "Ufo" that you love , then finish it and if you don't love it or can't stand to work on it." Frog -it ", then reclaim the yarn and make something else with it or simply give it away to someone who will make use of it and enjoy the process.

Share with others and thank God everyday for what you have. Praise His Holy Name for all of the belssings in your life and Give to those in need. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and we will find an inner peace in 2010 that you have never had before..... And that my dear knitting friend........can "not" be bought........only experienced..... Happy New Year to you all.....
Keep on knitting ................=)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I have joined an Olympic team for the Ravelympics. I just could not resist all the excitement going on with everyone planning projects. I am thinking about doing a pair of socks.
We are having tons of snow and cold weather. I really don't enjoy the cold and need a pick me up.
I am currently working on a pair of fingerless mitts, a Peaks Island Hood, and a Log Cabin Blanket made from scrap yarn. I am spinning 8 oz. of Merino/Silk/Bamboo from Miss Babs in the Mums colorway. It is yummy!
Lou seems to have disappeared on me again. It has been her turn to post for a long time so I gave up on her. She has been sick with an ear infection so we will forgive her, won't we?
Lou is on a Make Do and Mend Challenge based on a series of podcasts from Cast On last year. We have agreed on a craft diet. No new sock yarns, 1 book per month, 1 pattern per month, no yarn or fiber purchases other than at Fiber Fairs, and an exception can be made if both of us approve for really good sales. It is January 12th, and I have purchased nothing. I have some orders from the end of December trickling in, but no purchases. Lou purchased Made in Brooklyn by Jared Flood for her book this month. I am planning on saving my book purchases and doing an order right at the end of Knit Picks book sale. Saving on shipping LOL.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More celebration!

Today I got an amaryllis plant from my friends Kay and Roy, paraffin refills for my paraffin bath for my friend Linda C, and a prayer book and antique figurine from my friend Pam.

I got a beautiful card in the mail from my Aunt Joyce too.

Today was back to work~ I don't mind my job but I would rather be at home LOL

Sunday, December 27, 2009

And the celebration continues!

My hubby bought me this beautiful pearl bracelet and a pair of pearl stud earrings. This bracelet is so unusual and is so pretty! I just love it! I do have a problem with losing earrings, so those will be put away to wear on special occasions.
My daughter brought me a fifth of PAMA pomegranate liqueur. I love everything pomegranate! It also has a beautiful glass with it for my evening cocktail.
My long time dear friend Linda K brought me a beautiful fluffy pink Cypress robe. It is heavenly.
My mom brought me a pan of home made enchiladas hot from the oven, a huge box of chocolates, kitchen towels, a planter for my tomatoes next spring, a beautiful green dress, and a set of glass mixing bowls with lids. Great job Mama! Love you!
I had lots of well wishes from old and new friends. This wonderful celebration continues another day!
A new friend sent me a message saying "When the world thought Christmas was over, God sent us you!" Isn't that so sweet!
My Aunt Gloria sent me a beautiful e-card too. It was a great start to my morning.
While my parents were here visiting dearest hubby decides to show them how my spinning wheel works - OMG! I had fiber attached to the wheel and he had his big boots on my pedal! The beautiful merino/silk/bamboo fiber from Miss Babs that I was spinning ended up in a knot! My daughter has claimed that fiber for a shawl, so we both had high blood pressure after that incident. My Dad thought it was hilarious and promised to buy me some sheep! That will teach my hubby to mess with my spinning! :)
It is only 5 PM so I have more birthday to go! Off to celebrate some more!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I Didn't Forget..........
Now Miss Cindy, I know that I have not posted for a while, but that does NOT mean that I would forget something as inportant to me as your Birthday........It's not because I am nice or anything like is simply the fact that for the NEXT 6 weeks .... YOU WILL BE 45 and I will still be 44. Oh it is such sweet revenge to be able to say that to you My dearest friend !!! ( HAHAHAHAAH!!!!!))

On a nicer note. I am so happy that Rob and I had the chance to help celebrate your birthday with you and Scott. I always treasure the time that we get to spend together and I Thank God that He sent you to me. You are my best friend, my soul mate and the sister that I never had. We have knit together, Riped (froged) together, laughed together and spun together. I hope that we have many more years to celebrate birthdays and above all just be together, in one of our houses, knitting and spinning and drinking hot coffee or tea. Now that is what I call a great life. I love you Sis and I wish you a very Happy Birthday tomorrow and every year of your life................ Knit On Sister !!!..................=)

Celebrating Being 45!

OK - actually my birthday is tomorrow, but I plan on celebrating all week!

Today we met Lou and Rob for dinner at the Mad Greek! Yes, I found Lou at the Mad Greek!

Rob picked up the tab for dinner which was totally unexpected but very appreciated. I got the most awesome gifts too!

I got a beautiful brown cape! Lou has pictures which I am sure she will be posting later. It makes me feel like I am getting a big hug from her while I am wearing it! I may never take it off! It is warm too. It is so perfect.

Plus- yarny goodness! MALIBRIGO! A skein of Dusty Olive worsted weight and a hat pattern to go with it! I have never had maligrigo and I can't wait to try it.

But that isn't all - 4 skeins of lilac peruvian wool, a skein of deep purple sock yarn, and a skein of soy Wool Stripes. YUM

That still isn't all - I got Bath and Body Works hand soap, mascara to make my eyes sexy, 3 intensive hair conditioning treatments plus Mary Kay lipstick and eyeshadow. AND it wasn't in Christmas paper! LOL

I got the most beautiful card too. My best friend is the best! Aren't you jealous?

Really, I would have just been happy getting to spend time with her. It is so great to have someone who is the same age and background, with a like mind and similar tastes to be your best pal. What more could anyone ask for in a friend???

So far I have also gotten a really cool black coat from my Dad. He also got me one for my daughter just like mine! How cool is that?? Love my Daddy!

My friend Jane from work got me a $25 gift certificate to Spin A Yarn in West Jefferson, NC. More yarny goodness!

Needless to say, I feel very loved. I have gotten cards from my friend Kira in Ohio, My Uncle Dennis, and my friend Ruth. My brother sent me a card with a gift card for Applebees! YUM YUM!

I will continue as the birthday saga continues, but for now, I will be looking at the present from my hubby wondering what it could be!

Tell me, why do people not like birthdays???