Friday, February 15, 2013

I've been a bad, bad blogger!!

So meet Henry.  Grandchild number 4.
He's adorable if I do say so myself.
So much so that he inspired me to knit again after quite the hiatis.

(can be found in a Ravelry search)


Worsted weight 100 % wool.  (not washable... sorry Henry... and Mom)
size 7 needles
knitted the increase sections until I had 50 stitches for a total of 500.
I LOVE how it turned out.  What a fun pattern.

Watch for more.  I'm back  :)

Thanks for that little push Rose!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Completely obsessed.... Heidi Kirrmaier

search it on Ravelry

I shy away from anything that might turn out the wrong size. No matter what, sweaters never work for me. That's why I'm the rectangular wrap queen. But I'd try again for this.

Yes I would.

And if it turned out too small, I'd lose weight just to wear it.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Let The Knitting Begin!!

"But it's NOT a Steeler wedding!!"

Catie and Joe with Colin and Clare

Clare ruling the Limo

Michael and Colin

Father Daughter Dance

Sistas! (Kelly and Catie)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I miss knitting....

So I've been sewing. And sewing. And sewing....

The big wedding is only a month away. The lovely Cate will tie the knot on Sept. 3rd.

I'm only 8 table runners and a few fabric basket liners away from being able to return to my knitting. I have Clare's dress and 17 table runners completed.

Oh, and did I mention I've also made 200 bars of scented soap? Wrapped in fabric and ribbon?

Knitting.... 37 days away and counting.

Although I've had fun with all this sewing and soapmaking stuff, I can't wait to

return to my knitting!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Acadian Shawl

This pattern, called the Acadian Shawl, can be found on Ravelry.

It's very easy lace knitting for the border.

It is made with Elann Incense yarn which is a worsted weight wool, silk, and bamboo blend. I was really hoping that yarn wouldn't shed because I wanted to wear this with my wool winter coat.

It sheds all over the place so that is disappointing. However, it will be a great little wrap this summer for cold, air conditioned restaurants and I won't have to worry too much about the shedding.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


I don't really like wearing winter hats. But I wanted to use up some leftover Alpaca yarn AND try lace knitting one more time and hope for success.
This was quick and easy and gave me hope for future lace projects.
It's "Kensington" by Linda Wilgus and can be found on Ravelry.
So, now I have a nice, warm hat. Just in time for Spring!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I would never take the time to make this. But I love it, and I'd wear it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Wow.. it's been a long time!

There are times I miss blogging, but I also remember the time when it seemed like a chore. I may be ready to start blogging again. We'll see. The thing about blogging is that when you stay away too long, people abandon the blog so what's the point of blogging?

So, anyway, 2011 is going to be a big year. William will turn one in April, Clare will be three in May and Colin will be five in May. Where did that time go? Colin turning five?? It's unbelievable to me. They have given us so much joy. And the lovely Cate will be married in September so there is a big wedding to plan and also a fun bridal shower in July.

Not to forget knitting because, yes, this is supposed to be a knitting blog. I have knit many many projects since my last knitting report. Hats, socks, scarves, wraps.. cute things and practical things. But the thing that made the most waves is the hat below. The pattern is called "Loved" by Talitha Kuomi and can be purchased on the Knitpicks website.

My daughter said people stop them on the street, at school, at the mall and everywhere to inquire about the hat. This hat was an easy knit but for some reason I didn't really enjoy the process. But if there is anyone out there reading this... and you have a special little girlie girl, this is the thing to knit for her.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


William came to stay with Grandma last night so Mommy and Daddy could get some
much needed sleep. His teeth are bothering him, he wants held, and truth be told, he's a little
high maintenance at almost 6 months old.
He slept all night long.
I was up all night waiting for him to wake up.
I'm ready to drop.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Discovery Garden, Hollidaysburg, PA

The Discovery Garden began as a tribute to a young woman who passed away by her parents.
Over the years it has evolved into stunning gardens and the original play park remains.
If you're ever in Blair County in the summer, don't miss it.
These photos are just a sliver of the overall beauty of this park.
The files are large. Click on them for the full effect.

I am still knitting. I am hurrying to finish a project for a birthday by the end of the month. I had hoped to have it finished so the lovely Cate could model it for pictures before she went back home to Charlottesville yesterday but I have at least another two nights to go on it. Photos later!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Knitting and Stuff

I really love this scarf from Knitscene.
I'd make this.
By the way, do you think her earrings are big enough??

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Colin's first t-ball game. He loves baseball.
He doesn't like hitting the ball from a tee, and he doesn't like only being able
to run one base at a time.
I think he wanted to start out with the Pirates.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Girl's Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

For those of you who have never visited Charlottesville, VA, a word of advice: Do!
It is fabulously beautiful there.
There is a wonderful downtown mall with cute shops and
great restaurants.
My sister and Cate.

Miller's Restaurant in the downtown Mall.
(This is where Dave Matthews got his start!)

The lovely Cate.

Just playing with the camera....
at King Family Winery in Crozet, VA.
This place is a little piece of heaven on earth.
I think this was our fourth trip there.
You just don't want to leave...

The barn at the winery.

Polo Ponies
View from Wintergreen Ski Resort
There is actual knitting content below:
My sister knitting.

Catie and Joe.. waiting with us at the airport.

Oh... and one more thing.... Great yarn shop on the downtown mall called "The Needle Lady".

Oh yeah, we checked it out.