Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Silent but not idle

This blog has been silent for way too long. Please note that does not mean that I have been idle. Let me see, I have been reading tons of Beverly Lewis books about the Amish community, which I have come to love and respect. I took up spinning. Nora sold me her Mother Marion's Kick Spindle. and I started a Christmas present. Below is an afghan square I crocheted. 34 more to go. They are fun and easy!

I've been attending Maple Grove Mennonite church in New Castle. Cheryl Vanatsky is the pastor. She is a very passionate and compassionate speaker. I am making some good friends and am enjoying myself with this fellowship of people.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Mining Disaster is absolutely horrible. The owners of Massey Energy Co. should be given life sentences for the death of the 29 miners. Just had to speak out on that.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Afghan is Finished

Here is my completed afghan crocheted in Marble Chunky Arcylic yarn that I got at Knit One in Squirrel Hill. I am very pleased with it. It is the perfect size. Stacey, the owner of Knit One, looked up in a handy dandy chart to see how many skeins of yarn I would need for an afghan. It stated 7 skeins. She had exactly 7 skeins of the Marble yarn in the color I wanted: Blue. What other colors are there? Yellow, green, purple, tan, ... all colors I find in nature when I go hiking.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snowing Again!

I like knitting; I love crocheting.

I'm crocheting a simple single crochet afghan with Marble chunky 100% acrylic yarn.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Yesterday was Happy Friday. I did not blog about it, but it was a happy Friday. Because of President's Day on Monday I am off work until Wednesday. Almost a full week. Yea!!!

I started a new sock yesterday using Autumn House Farm Merino Wool sock yarn. I'm knitting the "twin rib" six stitch pattern from the Sensational Sock book.

I made brownies yesterday. An influence from mom. They are delicious.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yes, It is Still Snowing

I'm crocheting a "top" onto a kitchen towel. I made everyone in my department one of these for Christmas. Someone asked me if I was tired of doing them. I told them No, I was addicted to them. I love doing them. They are so relaxing.

Angel (feline) & Chloe (canine)

I'll try to get pics of the snow later today when I take Chloe out.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Good Morning!

Good Morning, Everyone! Friday mornings are always beautiful mornings for it starts my long weekend.

Up bright and early this morning with Chloe. Took her for a short walk. Brrrrrrrrrrrr. It is cold. It does not seem to phase Chloe. She would stay out there forever. Sniffing every little footprint in the snow. Some made by non-domesticated critters.

Smile! For the weekend is here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Friday Happenings

My day started out knitting with friends at Barnes & Noble. I noticed a mistake in my knitting several rows down. I asked Celeste what she would do. Would she fix it? She said Yes. So I attempted to fix it. I undid two stitches back several rows to the error. I reworked it several times unsuccessfully. Then I finally got it right. But in the process the yarn became fuzzy. I think I will leave it, but it does bother me a bit. But the error is corrected, with the only evidence the fuzzy yarn. I learned how to intentionally drop two stitches and correct the knitting error. It was a learning process. I'm glad I did it.

I finished this book tonight. It was a delightful book which takes place at the end of WWII. It was educational and entertaining. I rate it a 4 on a scale of 1-5. We will be discussing the book at our Book Group meeting this Sunday which will be held at my place.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I've found a sock pattern I love from the Sensational Socks book. Both these pairs of socks are for me. I also made a pair of socks for my sister, Pam, in what other color than blue. I forgot to take a pic before gifting them to her. The tan socks are knit with Opal merino wool and nylon yarn; the blue socks are knit with Trekking merino wool and nylon yarn.

Saturday was knitting at Nora's for Connie and me. Nora did not want to be photographed without her hair done and her makeup on. I am never shy from the camera. I don't have to look pretty for anyone. I am always taking pics of Connie and putting them on my blog, so I spared her today.

I'll never be a classy "girl." I love blue jeans and a sweatshirt in the winter. This is a favorite hooded sweatshirt from the campground where I go camping in Cook Forest State Park.

Meet Gwen, Nora's new stray kitty. Gwen it truly lucky to be found by Nora and Mark. She is a beautiful cat, but a terror to their other two resident cats.

Monday, January 04, 2010

My Journey through Life

Everyone's journey through life is different. You may like where you see another person's life, but you do not know the journey that got her there. My journey through life has been relatively easy the last year. A few bumps in the road here and there, but no major complaints. I'm going down a bumpy road right now as I work on Chloe's barking problem. I cannot imagine my life without Chloe. To lose her due to old age or a terminal illness is one thing, but lose her because of excessive barking is another. This is a bump in the road. We are meeting with a dog trainer this weekend who is going to help us with the problem. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Years!

2009 was a good year for me and I hope that 2010 is even better. I adopted Chloe July 2, 2009. My life is much improved. My hope for 2010 is that I can lose weight and get my cholesterol levels down with an improved diet and exercise. That is all I want out of 2010.