Monthly Archives: November 2011

owlly ell

Some itty bitty knitting going on here…. And some pattern writing…. And than reknitting…….and a couple more adjustments……almost therethe color doesn’t look good on these next 2 pictures because there is no sun today but bare with me cause i … Continue reading

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Schiacciata or Squashed bread

I know you were expecting a picture of the bread weren’t you. Well when I make the bread I will add a picture. For now you will have to  be content with pictures from a perfect fall walk around the … Continue reading

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On The Shore

When I first laid eyes on the Tiling Fish last winter I knew I had to knit it. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiling-fish I wrote Jana right away and she included me in in the group of test knitters.  It was the ideal winter project for … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

there is lots going on- I am still test knitting Jana’s blanket.I blocked some of my ducks and couldn’t resist posing them in a V formation like the geese that I see migrating now. I sent my notes for swatch … Continue reading

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Toffee

This is my Xmas candy recipe I made an early batch this morning because I want to send some to my daughter and her husband. The recipe isn’t special it is a regular sugar and butter toffee and I spread … Continue reading

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November

Its been a great week in Okauchee. The weather has been cold but the sun is out most days so it is perfect November weather. It is great walking weather as long as it isn’t too windy. I have been … Continue reading

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trifecta gingersnaps

This is a family favorite and I don’t think I am bragging when I say that it is the best gingersnap you have ever tasted. I tend to over due when I like something and I found a way to … Continue reading

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Kitty Kat Pocket Pal

This summer my LYS, Knitch http://knitch.net/ in Delefield, Wisconsin held a toy drive for PB&J  http://www.palsbringjoy.com/www.palsbringjoy.com/what_we_do.html  a fun group  that collects toys and hats for Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.     Their goal was to provide at least 140 toys to be distributed this … Continue reading

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Escher Pillow

Yarn must be in our blood, my little sister knits also. We are both in the testing group for Jana http://justblocked.blogspot.com/. However Peg is at the finish line and I still have a long ways to knit. But just look at how … Continue reading

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11-11-11

Special numbers, special day. Happy Birthday Mom. My Mom taught me to knit when I was 7 or 8 years old. She sat me down with my older sister Kathy and showed us how to cast on with a long … Continue reading

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Cowled Over Recipe

With the cold, wet November weather we are having here  I just had to cast on a quick project to warm myself . First a little about the yarn- it is a thick and thin handspun wonder that I picked … Continue reading

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Summer is offically over

This is what we woke up to this morning. And yes I know it is November or as some of like to call it Wovember but it is too early for snow. I was still doing some of thisand a … Continue reading

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cosmos

Cosmos is a lovely flower. Its cheerful and super easy to grow. I can plant the seeds in the ground instead of having to start the plants inside. The orange and yellow flowers are delightful and brighten my garden bed … Continue reading

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early morning

This is the view I wake up to in the morning. Life is good. It doesn’t stay peaceful like this long though. Meva will start begging for a walk. and if she doesn’t get her way she starts making little … Continue reading

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treasures

I want to share an odd habit with you today. A quirk is what I call it- others might call it  pack rat syndrome or maybe hoarding sickness. I like to browze in thrift shops and antique stores. I’ll visit … Continue reading

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Sand hill cranes

We have been watching these sandhill cranes  for the last week and a half. They are in a field we  past on our morning walk with our dog. They have been dancing and strutting their stuff. I really am not … Continue reading

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Garam Masala Cookies

I was mailing a package last  week to my daughter and her husband in Tennessee to thank them for the help they gave me writing a pdf file for a knitting pattern I wrote. I like to send them the … Continue reading

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what the heck?

what the heck is it. Have you ever gone to make something and in the middle of it discover that you have lost control of what it is. That happens to me all the time. I start out trying to … Continue reading

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