Thursday, December 07, 2006

Catch Up

Well, I certainly have been lazy about posting, but not lazy about knitting. I work on my SFS every day and then have been making AG sweaters for a swap. I'll post photos of the sweaters. Now that the sweaters are finished I'm making the 2nd glove for one of my granddaughters. They gloves are from "eye lash" and are very think and bright pink. She is a pink type of girly girl so I know she'll love them.

It's cold, cold, cold. A little snow on the ground but not too much at the moment. I just don't know how the animals do it.

Now for the photos.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Saturday, October 28

It's a bright, sunny day, but cold. I have lots to do today but wanted to post the newest pair of leisure sock for SFS.

Will post photos of our newest farm babies as soon as I can get good photos. It's kind of dark in the barn and the photos didn't come out well. There is a buck and a doe and they are so cute.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

First snow and doll clothes swap

We had our first snow of the season on the Wed the 11th. It snowed Thurs and Friday, too, but by Saturday it was gone from the ground. It's still cold and windy though. I'm seriously considering giving the rabbits away so I don't have to deal with frozen water bottles any more.

Here's photos of the the clothes I made for the October doll clothes swap. These are for the 18" AG size/type doll. I really enjoy making doll clothes, either sewn on the machine or knitted.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Yesterday I went to the Pumpkin Fest with some of my grandchildren. It happens every year on the first Saturday in October. The main street through town (which is a highway) is blocks off for several blocks and the streets are lined with booths. Some selling crafty items, some food and some games for children to play. In the middle of the street there are flatbeds filled with flowers, squash, pumpkins and gourds. There's also pony rides, an air filled slide thingy and horse pulled hay wagon rides. Some years it's been so cold I had to buy something to put over my ears. Yesterday it was 73 degrees. Very nice.

Speaking of Fall,here are a couple of photos. First one is one of the maple trees in my yard and the other is a view from across the road. The colorful trees are pretty far away though.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Socks for Soldiers

Thought I'd show you the leisure sock I finished yesterday. I'm now knitting it's mate. These socks will go to the SFS (Socks For Soldiers) project. You know, while I sit here in comfort and knit or play on my computer or eat or whatever they are in miserable conditions and in this small way I can let them know I'm thinking about them and I care. Even if you don't knit there are ways to help.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Long Time

I didn't realize it had been so long since I've posted. Time just flies by. Since my last post I've made a pair of fingerless gloves and worked on my BBS. If I ever figure out how to make a link for buttons I'll do that for the SFS site. Socks for Soldiers is my newest project. As a young girl I read a series of books called "The Outdoor Girls". I just loved those books and am now collecting them from eBay. The time period for the stories was WWI and in one book the girls were making bandages and things for the war effort. That really impressed me. When WWII came people knitted socks and other things for soldiers and now here we are with the Iraq war and Kim Opperman started a group to knit socks for soldiers. I'm so glad because we just can't let our soldiers be treated like a lot of people treated our soldiers in the Vietnam war. Sure they can have store bought sock but I want them to know I care so I knit. I'll post a photo as soon as I finish this pair.

The weather is nippy. You usually find me in a sweatshirt and sweater. I need to do some weatherizing for the critters very soon. Rosie is beginning to get an udder so I'm hoping for some little ones and not just a false pregnancy. I usually don't notice them come into heat until December which is late but she must have and I didn't notice.

Well, back to the knitting needles and a good show on TV. VBG

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thursday morning, 9/7/06

Another beautiful day in central WI, but fall is definitely in the air. I have apple butter cooking in crockpot and cucumbers in the kitchen waiting to become pickles but here I am at the computer as usual.

Last night I knitted 1-1/2 dishclothes while Dan (oldest son) and I watched an Avenger DVD. I'm waiting on yarn to make a pair of BBS. In case you aren't familiar with BBS, they are Big Black Socks for an American soldier. If you're interested in knitting sock for soldiers there is a Yahoo group called Socksforsoldiers. It is non-political, just love and appreciation for our soldiers and their sacrifice for us.

Here's a photo of one of my grandsons after his first day of Kindergarden. He spent a week with me this summer and is such a joy to have around.