Friday, July 22, 2011

Friends are good

This is what Doreen did for me.

 No more tangles, no wishy washy yarn.

Thanks, Doreen.  Anyone who would spend a trillion hours untangling yarn for someone else is truly a friend.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

One of the reasons it takes me so long to knit an item

This past Friday, Tammy, my yarn representative from Blue Heron yarns, came in and I was able to purchase some yarn that day. 

I picked out a skein of Rayon Metallic in the Cactus/Silver colorway and started to wind it into a ball.  Almost to the end I looked over at the ball and it looked a little weird.  I stopped winding and realized that about half of the wound ball was hanging all over the place.

Here it is - 5 hours later.

Betsy stopped in yesterday and said that Doreen likes to work on tangled yarn, so I left it on the table and will be calling her today and will ask her, pretty please, to finish untangling it, because I am now at the point of cutting the %^&* yarn to finish untangling it and I really do not want to do that.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another trunk show! 
This one is from Knit One, Crochet Too and we are featuring 2nd Time Cotton.   We have the Seed Stitch Yoke Cardi,

Double Tee,  Chevron Trim Top, and

Hey Teach.

I liked Hey, Teach when it first hit Knitty and I like it even better in person.  I would knit it with a 3/4 length sleeves and a longer body.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yarn Alert!

Fiona has mailed out more yarn. 

We should have it out by Thursday.

Edited on Thursday - um, maybe Friday?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Puppy power

We like dogs.  And on almost every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, I will bring in one of our dogs.




Emma and Molly are our 10 month old Scotty mix puppies and T-Bone is our son's dog. I think he is around 5 years old and who knows what  breeds he has in him.  He is an animal shelter special. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Yup.  I am sentimental.  I get goosebumps when Amazing Grace is played on the bagpipes.  I also like Judy Collins' version.  And I like a good marching band with drums.  I like parades and Leland has a great parade every 4th of July.

I have turned down opportunities to be in the parade because I like to watch the parade. This year my husband, Scotty, son, Ian, and Ian's dog, T-Bone, were in the parade.

 They were in a Dodge M 37 military powerwagon/weapons carrier from the Korean War era.

The Leland Marching Band.  They only get together for the parade.

A 51-52 Chevy.  This car has been in the parade ever since we have been watching the parade and I love the combination of colors.

My favorite bank, Northwestern.  Their folks are very helpful and friendly.

M-22 was packed with people.  People standing, people in chairs, family buffets set up.  It was a great day for a parade and a great day to celebrate our freedom.  Thank you to everyone who has given us this opportunity.