Thursday, July 31, 2008


Did I mention the wind was really strong at the cabin? Grandpa is up in the tree, way above the extension ladder cutting down a REALLY big branch that is over the water.

Darn storms!

The wind has blown out windows on the west side of our screen porch at the cabin again. About 3 weeks ago just the center 2 windows were blown out and now today, there are 4 blown out. Two of them were absolutely shattered, one was perfectly fine and another was just out and the frame all messed up. Thankfully Dad was able to come and help me clean up the mess since Jim had to get to class up in the cities.

This spring we also had to clean up glass due to the frost heave doing some damage. I think it's time to figure out what else we can do for this side of the porch. We need it to be removable for the winter (or flexible) for the frost heave.... and able to let in light and ventilation during the summer. Sigh.......

Meet the new High School Principal

Hubby's office is all done getting the wallpaper stripped and a new paint color applied. We are really pleased with the color we picked. The new fake and real plants look nice as well. We need one more big picture for over his desk and a couple pictures of our family and heis all set for the new school year and his next great adventure.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Anyone recognize this?

Mom got these hot pads (cotton yarn) in Germany. She would like to see if they could be duplicated - anyone recognize the pattern?

I think they are just single crochet but my crochet skills are very limited. Anyone have a hint or pattern I should try?

(as always, click the photo to make it larger)

Friday, July 25, 2008

What if?

What if you've been working on something for 2 weeks.... but when you put your hand in the mitten you notice 2 rows that are SO TIGHT that you think you may break the yarn?


Frame and hang on the wall?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bulldog Mittens are finished!

At Tammy's suggestion, I embroidered on crossed hockey sticks and I think they turned out GREAT!

They are ready to turn over to the committee for the silent auction tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BYOB and White Witch Mittens

There's finally progress on the BYOB Market Bag from Knitty. I'm finished with the bottom, the lower part of the bag and have just started the lace openwork section in the center. I feel like it's really flying now.

I keep wondering how this would look in a sportweight or a laceweight... Cast on another immediately or ponder... Too many questions!

Did I tell you I accidentally signed up for the White Witch class at the LYS - aye karumba - the colorwork!

The pattern is free when you sign up at Knitting

The yarn is Blue Sky Sport Weight Baby Alpaca in charcoal, purple, pink and teal.

Me Likey!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Knitting Update

I have finished the Bulldog Hockey colored warmest mittens.....

and started on the BYOB Market Bag from Knitty.

More vacation shots

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Vacation Shots...

We are at the lake basking in the sunshine and playing in the water.... I'll let the pictures do the talking.