Author Archives: Mary Jo

cross your heart

today is National Wear Red Day . and all month is heart health awareness. take a few minutes to check out these sites and find out the symptoms of stroke and heart attacks. a few years ago my husband was feeling under … Continue reading

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Ewe tu Brutus

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you know what is great about knitting? do-overs. usually people tell you no do-overs. look at the Packer game last night – how many people would love to have a do-over for that game. I started watching the game with … Continue reading

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  In Japan there is a kind of reverence for the art of mending. In the context of the tea ceremony there is no such thing as failure or success in the way we are accustomed to using those words. … Continue reading

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my little grannie squares are growing. the arrangement is a bit more orderly this time. so far I have only hooked 2 sizes. the mini square has 3 rounds. they hook up lickety-split. I can easily hook up 12 in an … Continue reading

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this morning I am grateful to have new boots. it doesn’t sound like much does it but my old boots fell apart while snowblowing on Saturday. I thought there was a lot of life left in the old boots but … Continue reading

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not a year in review here. I would rather look forward than back. 2014 was a rough one. I found myself wallowing a bit. I was so far down in the dumps it was hard to climb out. sure I … Continue reading

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sunday in okauchee

the beautiful view from the tree house. for reasons unknown to me I can’t upload the picture of the eagle as he sat in a tree in the front yard eating his lunch(lunch was sushi or raw pike) but the … Continue reading

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the Irena Wrap

part of the fun of the Indie design gift-a-long for me is finding new to me designers. I like designs that put stitches together in new and unusual ways.   the Irena Wrap by Deirdre Lejeune caught my eye right away. … Continue reading

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tree rings

through out the month I am going to highlight a few patterns from the Indie gift-a-long which starts on Nov. 13. sock projects:  are something that live in my purse and go everywhere with me. they are small and tote-able. … Continue reading

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making a list

am I getting ready for X-mas?? well – kind of but not really. I am making a list for the Indie giftalong2014.     What is Gift-A-Long? It’s a whole bunch of designers that have banded together to bring you some … Continue reading

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hunting gear

it’s hunting season in Wisconsin so I decided it was time to do something about appropriate headgear for myself. we are outside a lot walking and working in the yard and I wouldn’t want to be mistaken for a deer. … Continue reading

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butcher block table

a side trip to the thrift store and suddenly an unexpected purchase. we didn’t exactly NEED this table but I couldn’t leave it there. about 350 pounds of maple. just one leg weighs 6.58 pounds. we needed to use carraige … Continue reading

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fo on friday

for a change I actually have a finished object on friday. last knit I finished knitting the cuff on the second sock and wove in the dangling ends and promptly put them on my feet. brand new – never worn … Continue reading

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cold

weather predictions according to woolie caterpillar don’t know if the caterpillar is right but I saw snow this morning. get the woolies ready

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Folded and ready for the sock drawer. These are comfy thick socks. They are a plain ole pattern – easy for walking and knitting at the same time. And these are my new project for walking the dog Kind of … Continue reading

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no FO’s here

when I read other blogs fridays are FO days however these days I seem to be more about WIPs so my picture this morning is WIPs again.my excuse (if I need an excuse) for having 3 different socks on the … Continue reading

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wip wens

wip or work in progressmy sock drawer. the weather has gotten cool enough that socks are part of the wardrobe lately. 2 pair that I finished have been gifted and a couple more added to the drawer. might have to … Continue reading

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wip wens.

we woke up early yesterday anticipating a special day. there was an eclipse so it was as if nature was celebrating too.  as I watched  the moon and clicked a couple of photos an owl called out before taking off … Continue reading

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sock blankie

it starts with a couple of chain stitches with yarn leftover from Bud’s socks ……… some double crochet sts and suddenly a square is born……………. a few more and suddenly you are over run with grannies can you tell how … Continue reading

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stockings

I have knit so many socks I could probable knit a sock in my sleep…well not really but I certainly could knit a sock in a dark room while watching a movie. this morning I was knitting my current sock … Continue reading

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indigo blues

besides reworking a failed sock last week I kept busy cleaning up the garden. fall is just around the corner. the garden at the cabin has become an overgrown jungle the past 3 summers. instead of tending to the garden … Continue reading

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problems in paradise

last week was ready to finish a pair of socks and after pulling out my fore thought thread was simple flabbergasted to find this. can you see it???? there in the middle of my easy-peasy knit a hundred times with … Continue reading

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buffet style dyeing

here in the Mid-west we are fond of the all you can eat buffet style dining. long tables filled with all kinds of culinary delights. often at luncheons you will see a couple of roasters with dividers. well these all … Continue reading

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wtf

so yesterday was a wip or work in progress day showing off socks that were not quite done. today is a wtf and I will leave it to you to figure it out. we went for our walk early this … Continue reading

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Wip.

I may have 4th sock syndrome. The socks on the right are sock number 3 and 4 of the same pattern.  i started these back in May and am determined to finish that orange ribbing tonight.

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cormorant

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squirrelly

I am obsessed with the hook this month churning out 2 blankets with older stash yarn that has been hidden away in the closet. first there is the godzilla granny – granny has hit epic proportions and now is confined … Continue reading

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jack

The world you see is just a movie in your mind. Rocks dont see it. Bless and sit down. Forgive and forget. Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now. That’s the story. … Continue reading

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godzilla versus gramma

lurking under my bed growing hungrier  by the minute is a monster a monster granny I swear I heard it growling ………FEED ME……..last night (ok it might have been Meva she was pretty bitchy last nite)honestly I am trying to … Continue reading

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