Sunday, May 24, 2015

Emergency 0ver

The knitting emergency has passed.  Successfully, I might add.
A friend of mine is getting married this summer and her wedding shower was Saturday morning.  (She is the one referred to as the older sister of my sons' friends who remembered to nag them each Mother's day.)
She is pictured here with her mother and sister.   And it looks like another friend's pinky finger photobombed me.
The gift, pictured below being checked out by Leo, was finished in plenty of time.  A pie/casserole carrier.
Part of the gift, that I tucked inside, wasn't finished until after midnight the night before.  At least a good movie was on!
I like circular dishcloths better than square. Square ones always seem to stretch out of shape.  Round ones can stretch equally in each direction.
And just like that--I doubled my finished projects for the year to four,

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Knitting Emergency

Yes. There is such a thing.

I discovered I will need a gift very soon so if blogging wanes, you will know the reasons. For obvious reasons I won't be showing any pictures here until later. But there will knitting going on. Fiddly, and fussy, but I think it will fun. And even better, I can use stash yarn!

So, I will need more things to blog about when I do blog. Hmmmm.

Well today was my Grammy day. No time for pictures today. He kept waking when I put him down for his nap. I finally had to hold him so he could get a good nap. Nearly all afternoon. My poor arm was dead. We also were back to the green beans.

It seems that Little Farmer flunked fruits. I was flummoxed. When his daddy was little, I could hardly keep fruit in the house. And this guy won't touch them. Amazing.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


One of the advantages of being a mother-in-law, is having a daughter-in-law. Once the sister of my sons' best friends moved away, and wasn't able to nag them to remember to buy a Mother's Day card or flowers, my celebration was rather sparse.
However, with Older Son's marriage, came Cow Girl and my wonderful grandkids. And gifts on Mother's Day!

Thanks Farm Gal and Little Farmer! And thanks to my wonderful DIL too.
Oh yes, my boys too.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

More Catch Up--This and That

The knitting has gone on during all the poetry writing, although slowly.  I managed to finally finish the first front of the Hug From Flo/Oatmeal Vest.  It doesn't photograph well, since it seems that the bulky yarn curls even more than worsted, at least in an unblocked state.  That has been folded and put in the bag with the completed back, awaiting the second front and blocking and sewing.  The bands come after that.  Just the kind of thing I love knitting in 80 degree temps--bulky wool. But it will be nice come winter.
And I am ready.  For cooler temperatures anyway.  Remember if you will, I never complained about the cold.  I figure I am entitled to complain about the heat. 
About a week ago I snapped a picture of the information screen on Hharry's instrument panel.
I was thrilled to have reached 28.8 miles per gallon with Hharry.  But pictures but when I drove into the garage, it read 29.2 mpg.  
I love my HHR. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Playing Catch Up--Grammy Style

Well that was a well needed break.
All that daily posting of poems really was hard to keep up with and I needed a break.
So, just what has been happening in the mean time?  Lots of little things.  Nothing worthy of a large post, but bits and pieces.  I will try to catch you up out there in bloggerland.  First up--Grammyhood.
Little Farmer was introduced to the wonderful world of cereal and veggies.  Here he is enjoying his strained beans.
Now he is done with veggies and ready to advance on to fruits.  Yum.
He is also exploring his new favorite toys.  His feet.
I think he was trying how he could chew on them like he does everything else he grabs.
I have also been working on his gray spiral blankie.  Three more spirals of seven rounds each have been completed.  But the blankie itself looks basically the same.  Since it is too large to spread out, pictures will have to wait on that.
More catching up tomorrow.