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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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fo friday

so I live in a state of turmoil and  always seem to be a day late and a dollar short in the best of times. and this spring or winter actually hasn’t always been the best. so here we are … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to town

  for someone that doesn’t celebrate X-mas in the traditional sense it sure gets busy around my house. several packages may have made it to the post office and are winging their way around the country as I write this. … Continue reading

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wip

I dumped out my knitting basket this morning and these are the projects that tumbled out.one Inside out sock finished right to the toe. this is on hold because I promised to show someone exactly how I do my toes. … Continue reading

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poking around Peg’s garden in NH

Hello I’m MJ’s little sister from New Hampshire.  MJ has been telling me for some time that I should start a blog and that I could give it a try by posting on hers.  Mary Jo and I have alot … Continue reading

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september

I am seeing signs of fall everywhere I look…I picked these beautiful Chinese lanterns the other day. the kids were waiting on the corner for the school bus the last two mornings. and it has cooled off considerable since last week. it … Continue reading

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wip

it’s wens. and I have a lot of WIPsstarting with this roving that I got from Tracey Schuh of Interlacements Yarns. this is CanyonLands Plus colorway. now I will admit I am a little scared of colored batts — mostly … Continue reading

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wipw

it looks finished but it isn’t. this is yarn I plied yesterday then washed and set. it is 248 yards of springy 2 plied wool. just wool that is all the bag said other than nice spin. and it is … Continue reading

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stops and starts

a few new projects – first up a beautiful driveway is slowly growing in the yard. slowly stone by stone . we have wanted something permeable and were getting a little tired of the gravel especially during the winter. it … Continue reading

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not quite done but close…my hat from the alpaca that I spun myself practically knit itself. it is a very soft yarn and I knit it on size 5 needles. I knew when I started that my chances of running … Continue reading

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spun

getting back into the swing again after all my travels or should I say  get back into the spin of things.This hitched a ride back back with me from Memphis. I don’t know how Alice gave it up – it’s … Continue reading

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marigold dye

just got back from the cabin. it was a quick trip – we wanted to get the boat in and take care of a few chores. can you tell Meva is pretty happy. she loves boat rides.so am I – its … Continue reading

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ms fanny the fabulous fox

      there is still time to leave a comment and win a pattern for one of my animals.You can see my patterns here today I thought I would talk about the fox pattern. these cute little foxes are soft, … Continue reading

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bluebirds

Just finished a pair of socks. Yes the blue pair from a couple of posts ago. They are cheery beautiful blue. A cross somewhere between the blue of an indigo bunting and a bluebird.  This pattern that reminds me of … Continue reading

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Wholehearted

Have you seen this shawl on ravelry?even though I wasn’t shopping for a shawl pattern the beautiful textures drew my eye and the next thing I knew I had clicked and downloaded the pattern. This pattern would be great knit … Continue reading

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Soft Molasses Cookies

We are close to releasing a new pattern. Alice is working on the pattern layout  and my sister Peg has a fox on her needles right now. This fox has been knit multiple times. I have churned out 7 hats … Continue reading

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clearing out older projects this week. there was  an old green sweater in the closet–one I never was quite happy with. the yarn pilled every time I wore it. It was a nice design but the cheap yarn was a mistake … Continue reading

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Knitting fall flavors

its getting cooler here and the work of getting everything ready for winter is slowing down. can you see the cranes in the picture? I haven’t heard or seen any for a few days these 2 were the last they … Continue reading

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KAZOW

I have other posts partially written that just need to be finished up before adding them here but I decided I just needed to share this with you. Look at this blast of color Have you ever seen anything so … Continue reading

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shades of summer

spent a relaxing couple of days at the cabin. First we had to do some work – resealing the driveway. But with 2 pairs of hands it went quickly.Then we were able to go out on the lake. The temps … Continue reading

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finish line

I finished my ravellenic games a day early. Its kind of nice I finally have time to catch up on everything else. Tonight my big project will be sewing a zipper in my finished vest.   Here it is drying … 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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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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Knitting 70′s style

I hear the garage sale was a huge success with a couple of people selling $200 worth of their old things. Way to clear out the stash(and now they can buy new yarn). I love the treasures I bought–here are … Continue reading

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b day in memphis

I shared pictures of my birthday in the last post and then remembered that I never shared pictures of my daughter Alice’s birthday party in Memphis. doesn’t this look like a blast playing wii on the side of a building!!! http://memphisjuncture.com/post/22656133651 … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! here are is the photo from my dye pot last week. This is the exhaust from dyeing with onion skins in January. The skein on the left was dipped in rain water that that collected in an … Continue reading

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mini skeins

Perhaps you have been thinking what would I do with mini skeins of sock weight yarn. After all they are only 25 yards a piece. That isn’t much yarn–certainly not enough for a pair of socks or a shawl. But … Continue reading

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indigo dreams

Forgive the blurry pictures but I wanted to share some shots of the beautiful blue yarns that I dyed 2 years ago. The blues remind me of this cold winter night.This is indigo dye. I don’t grow Japanese indigo in … Continue reading

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Coreopsis

Today I am working in the yard, but I thought I could write a little about the different plants in my dye garden.This is Coreopsis or tick seed. It is a lovely flower to have in my plant bed I … Continue reading

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May 8

Woke up to a sunny day today. Perfect weather to putz in the yard No heavy lifting I prefer perenials that come back year after year. Its nice to see plants coming up and a few are in bloom. Like … Continue reading

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