Monday, October 12, 2009

Sister's Knit-a-long

Hi Girls,
I hope you find this video helpful.  The knitting seems fast to me but slows down when I'm actually adding the color.  Don't panic!
Video 1 (Row one of chart-knit)
Video 2 (Row two of chart- purl)

When you get to Row 6 (WS purl) you will notice that when doing the bud you will want to carry both the medium pink and the straw together as you purl the dark pink.  This way the medium pink will be in the right location when you are on Row 7.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summertime, Summertime

The summer of 2009 is turning out to have very high highs and very low lows.
Our family just got back from the best vacation ever.
We went to San Diego and loved every minute of it.

When we returned home, my mother developed a very bad infection and has been hospitalized ever since. The situation is very sad and we are not hopeful.

This past weekend we had our 2009 Lock Haven reunion.
It is always good to get together and it seems like no time has passed since our college days.

This weekend is the Eagles Mere Arts Festival and I am feeling a lot of pressure to finish up some more sale items.

The next high will be seeing The American Idol tour with my darling daughter (Katie) and her friend Liz.

I just hope and pray that my mother becomes the next high and she is able to pull through this.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Where Oh Where Is the Summer Going?

Seems just like yesterday was the last day of school. Now it's half way through July! Where has the time gone? It has been such a busy summer that I just haven't had a do nothing day yet. Well...vacation is coming, maybe then.

The end of June was the Manayunk Arts Festival.

Then, Mike and I took a little 5 day road.
We visited Mystick, Connecticut

and saw a Connecticut Defenders game.
I shopped at the mecca of yarn, Webs Yarns in Northampton, Mass.

It was so totally amazing, well worth the trip and I would go again in a heart beat. Plus, Northampton is a really nice place to walk around, tons of interesting shops.

Our next stop was Troy, New York, which is just north of Albany. We saw another minor league baseball game, The Tri-City Valley Cats. A really nice stadium, well organized and good food. While we were in Troy, we visited Albany and took the "Duck" tour.

It was a lot of fun and very interesting. Our tour guide was "Henry Hudson"! He was looking pretty good for over 400 years!
Our last stop on our trek was Cooperstown, New York. We stayed at this very old inn right in Cooperstown.

The town is definitely a lot more than just the Baseball Hall of Fame.

It is the start of the Susquehanna River!

And the homes are just amazing. We really enjoyed the town.
We went to another minor league baseball game in Oneonta, New York, just 20 minutes from Cooperstown. The stadium is very old and they don't serve beer!

Our (Abbie, Jessie, Billy, Katie, Mike and I)next adventure is San Diego. We've rented a house in Pacific Beach and are going to see a Padres game.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lots of Knitting, Little Blogging

For those of you who actually may still be checking this out....

Since Christmas I have been knitting, knitting, knitting.  After making gifts, I decided I was going to seriously get into my stash.  I had bought several projects at Stitches East and wanted to make a dent.  It was so much fun!  I made Logan, Claire, and Claire's 'soon to be' sister, all sweaters from Baby 'V' by Deb and Lynda Gemmell of Cabin Fever. 

Soooo cute and soooo easy! 
I made Galina Khmeleva's Lily of the Valley shawl out of the 100% cashmere she suggested. 

Finally made the Feather and Fan shawl from A Gathering of Lace.

And I am currently working on Mediterranean Lace Shawl from the same book.  

As for life in general, Rachael is preparing for her oboe recital in April.  Kristie and Taylor are stimulating the economy for our whole family, and Tim and I are spending way too much time at the Blue Dog:-)  And Logan...what can I say about the light of our lives..He loves his NeeNa and Pop Pop.