Monthly Archives: July 2012

Zlithering

–zig– >>> <<< >>> <<< >>> <<< –ZAG– ~ ~~ ~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ZZZLITHER~~~~~ This has been a fun week of knitting toys. I know that I have show a … Continue reading

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Raccoon eyes

So last week I showed you the beginnings of a toy and we had a guessing contest. Ashley was right it was the beginnings of a raccoon. Here is the raccoon I just finished in a fuzzy furry yarn Sensation Angel … Continue reading

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Ahh relief

Just like the old commercial –Plop -plop-fizz-fizz oh what a relief it is – It is a huge relief we finally got some rain in southern Wisconsin. Not enough to save the crops but a nice respite from the hot … Continue reading

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Ssslithering

  Another package arrived last week that I want to share. The package looked innocent enough but when I picked it up I could have sworn I hear a faint hiss. As I carefully opened it Mr. Sssssnake slithered out. … Continue reading

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Oodles of poodles

Last week I found this gem at St. Vinnie’s and knew I had the perfect yarn in the stash for this. It is a booklet from 1964 and calls for  Spinnerin yarn that is no longer available. But pom-pom yarn … Continue reading

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what the hey

So this is what was on the needles yesterday…a little while later the legs were finished and it becomes a possum. The furry bits are a fun yarn I picked up from Joann(love those 40% off coupons) – Sensations Angel … Continue reading

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Swine

Well I think I mentioned more than once that I was going to do a give away this month. I kept promising but neglected to post any pictures of the give away. Well here it is….Knitting for charity is its … Continue reading

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Hartjie’s Cabin Shop

I love poking around in antique stores and was delighted to discover a new shop had opened in LaValle, Wi. Delighted and surprised. The store is above Hartje’s. Hartje- for those that aren’t familiar with the area- is the place … Continue reading

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Hot and dry

Just drove back from the cabin. Its hot and dry but the garden is still thriving.  It probable helps that most of my flowers are native plants and are commonly seen in the ditches and the fields nearby. This is one … Continue reading

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owls

Last week my neighbor’s daughter was visiting. Suzie and I had a chance to catch up. And the dogs had a chance to play together. Well only a little cause it was too hot. I didn’t get a current photo … Continue reading

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The tortoise doesn’t always win the race

I know I have been quiet. It is so hot here you could fry an egg on the sidewalk. Well you could if we had sidewalks. I have been hiding my head in the sand(translated– staying inside or in the … Continue reading

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swatching away in Margaritaville

So in the last post you saw this and I am loving this book and the monster it has inspired. http://www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Pop-Knitting.html Britt-Marie Christoffrsson wrote popknitting Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch. And it is bold – the designs pop off the … Continue reading

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; )

So I have been cleaning my ‘office’. Office is a loose word because this is just the room that my computer lives in. And I don’t work……..I play so maybe this is just my play room. This room is more … Continue reading

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Canned Ham

In case you were worried about the plight of those poor piggies yesterday let me assure you that no porkers were hurt while shooting these pictures.Stunt doubles– that are very good at holding their breath for long periods of time … Continue reading

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Playing with your knits

I love to play with my knitting and have always had trouble just following a pattern exactly. My mind seems to wander as I knit and go off on all sorts of tangents. Last year when I made a toy … Continue reading

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Charity knitting

Now that summer is in full swing–a lot of us are spending more time outside…. playing swimming boating and just relaxing its hot here and its hard to garden unless you get up very early and beat the heat. And … Continue reading

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