It’s time to introduce you to yet another of my fur babies. Check out previous posts to meet Buddy and Cassie. (Just FYI, I’ve been doing these youngest to oldest.) Allow me to introduce you to Keera. She is a Golden Mountain Dog which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain… Continue reading Keera “The Tank”
Never give up
Just a quick follow-up to last week's post. My determination paid off and I've FINALLY got this summer-weight shawl on the needles and off to a good start. "Start" is the operative word here. I've had zero time to knit this week and I know I haven't made a dent in the work required to… Continue reading Never give up
My post is late this week due to work commitments and lack of sleep which then resulted in knitting frustrations and an overall feeling of defeat, so I'm going to run with that for today's post. A two year project at work has finally launched and I've spent the past two weeks helping others adjust… Continue reading Determined
I recently resumed working on a crochet afghan that my husband asked me to make for him. Actually, that’s not entirely truthful, he tricked me into making it. On a trip to Michaels to pick up a ball of yarn for a friend, I lost sight of my husband as he went wandering off. When… Continue reading Hooked
I should properly introduce you to Cassie. She would be appalled at my lack of manners. You briefly met her in an earlier post and I promised then that I’d tell you more about her. We got Cassie from a local animal shelter. She was one of a large number of cats and kittens rescued… Continue reading Cassie Whispers
Growing up in the country meant the grocery store wasn’t just around the corner. The closest town was about 30 minutes away and it didn’t have a big grocery store back then. I recall trips to the "city" for supplies that we couldn't get locally. We didn’t need much. We were surrounded by farmers and… Continue reading Haystacks
Knitting with Cassie
I recently finished the blanket sweater I've been working on. I used this easy pattern from Mama in a Stitch. It was a really fast project and I'm quite happy with the finished product. I've got a couple skeins left because I bought too much (accidentally on purpose). I'm sure I'll find another great pattern… Continue reading Knitting with Cassie
Buddy the Destroyer
We currently have 4 fur babies in our family, 2 dogs and 2 cats. 3 of the 4 are rescues. Prior to these 4, there were 3 dogs and 3 cats (not all at the same time). Each animal has provided us with challenges, but my son’s cat has taken this to a whole new… Continue reading Buddy the Destroyer
I’ve been extremely busy recently at work and with completing a large knitting/crochet baby gift. So busy that I hadn’t touched my guitar for 3 weeks. This is the equivalent of asking me to not breathe for the same length of time. I need time with my guitar almost daily or I get cranky. It… Continue reading Music Lessons
Needles or hook?
There are pros and cons to being bicraftual (someone who both knits and crochets). Sure it gives a girl more options on what to create. It gives you so many options it can make your head spin looking for the perfect pattern. There are yarns out there that work best for one craft or the… Continue reading Needles or hook?