Thursday, July 28, 2016

Moving RIght Along

This mouse rainbow is too dang cute. 
It makes me smile. 

We are not quite packed up to move yet, but more and more I think of Granny.  




A really wonderful part of the knit blog community is knowing that you are all moving with me, efforlessly. 
I don't know any other time in history when this sort of thing was possible. 
Technology advances are pretty incredible sometimes. 

It is almost August.
What was a favorite day in July for you?
My favorite was finding our new house. 




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Scary Stuff and Smart Suggestions


I have packed the yarn.  
These are the best of my stash. 
They are in the box with the swift and the sock blockers. 
Deep breath. 
All will be well. 

This means I can ONLY work on my Christmas Stockings for a few weeks.  It is the only yarn and needles I left out. 


I totally loved that so many of you felt comfy enough with a knit skill to teach for 5 minutes. 
So.....
No, I'm not asking you to do that.

However here is the list of those who thought they could help amongst us.  If you want to know more about their specialty maybe you can ask them directly?

Vera: Setting up a swift and ball winder

Val: Wandering Cat : Lace 

Stefanie-Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons:
Knitting is my Yoga

Delighted Hands: Invisible weaving in of ends. 

Deb of Araignee's Tangled Web: Magic loop method for beginners

My Allison: chart reading. And I can connect you if you want to reach her. 

me, Kathy B, here :
Felting.  For all. 

So looks like if we all met at my house we could set up a swift and ball winder, cast on lace socks with a chart, knit with yogalike zen together , weave in the ends invisibly and NOT felt the socks . 



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Giddy Yap


Howdy he ho
My sister's Breyer horses have found their forever home.
I just couldn't toss them.  The local Therapeutic riding center wanted them to give to the children.  
Hooray for reuse reduce recycle reJOY

I did a quick study on donating eye glasses as I had several pairs to go, and during the moving packing tossing part of each day I think about these things.  Study says only7% of the glasses actually get used.  Still, at Zach's insistence, I found the Lyons club box in my town and recycled them. 

I'm not recycling any yarn just yet. 

The reason I can fly through the Christmas stockings is not magical, although I'd love it to be. 
I'm in the car an awful lot as the home we are buying is over an hour away. 

More to come.
Have you recycled lately?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Q and A

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 
Happy Zinnia blossom..

 Tis Monday when we play Q and A!
Will you play Miss Pie wonders? 
Uncle Tank says WHO ASKED YA? 

I did .
Here we go:

*You are getting yarn in the mail today as a gift.
Tell us about it. 

*You are knitting poolside. 
What are you ordering from the cabana boy?

*You are asked to give a 5 minute presentation about any aspect of knitting at all. What is your topic?

*You can ask for a knitter to finish any of your WIP
Which one is it ? 

*You take good care of your hands. 
Are you nails short or long?

Only 5 Questions today!

Have fun answering or reading others answers. 

Here are mine: 

*Yarn in the mail: 
Wool that will felt in sparkly gold or red

*
Oh Cabana boy, Please bring me a mai tai

*
My presentation would be on Felting Fears and Fun

*
I'd like someone to finish my double yarned socks. 
I only have one made.  I didnt like using doubled strands but had to. 

*My nails are polished and superdeeduper short this summer. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Out of Town


Going to be out and about all weekend. 
See you all on Q and A Monday. 
Enjoy your Saturday and Sunday!

Thank you Chewy .com for a July treat or two

 All purrs and no hisses.
Purebites are freeze dried chicken bites. 
16 paws up. 
Thats 4 paws per cat times 4
(and you know I dont like math) 
 The Weruva treats are similar to the Purebites but they are 
fish based.  They all ate out of the same plate at the same time. Rather like a hot dog eating competition. 
They loved them. 
Chewy we love your programs and our free products.  We do not get paid for our reviews.  We do get items to review for free. 
Thanks CHEWY and Syndey. 

When we move, I plan to use Chewy.com to deliver all my cat litter and food on a regular basis.  
This is one of their best features I think. 
No running out of anything and no carrying large heavy bags of litter anymore!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Turkeys in the Summertime

Hi Turkey Vulture.  They are very cool birds if you read about them.  In groups they are called a wake.  Creepy right? But cool. 
All part of the eco system!
They have a fantastic sense of smell which is unique to them as birds. 


Stocking number...I forgot.  No, three. It is number three of my Summer of Christmas stockings. 
You may note that I used greens and an oatmeal so I hope since it is not white, it will felt fine.

You are all so smart. I'd forgotten white resists felting. 

We all know it is so hot out!
Stay cool.
Drink lots of cool drinks. 
If you have no a/c go to a library for awhile.
Take a cool shower. 
Sleep till fall...hahahah


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