Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10-18-2017 Rainbow Hat

Knitted this hat over the past weekend
(using the leftover yarn from GD's sweater)
while camping at White Pines Forest.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

10-16-2017 Home Sweet Home

This is our Home Sweet Home
for the next several days and nights.
So Peaceful and quiet
at White Pines Forest!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

10-15-2017 Weekend GetAway

Starting our weekend getaway 
with a savory crepe from the Crepe Guy food truck!

 Climbed up a few steps to Castle Rock for a beautiful view!
Very few fall colors...either green...or brown.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8-14-2017 Pouring Rain

It is pouring rain today
(I think we got over 6 inches!)
so we stayed indoors to play
at the Putnam Museum.

Friday, October 13, 2017

10-13-2017 Pointer

A statue along the Mississippi River
where we walked today.
Love this one!
(Click on photos to enlarge)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10-12-2017 Rice Pudding and a Kep

On today's knitting forum
a lady was asking for rice pudding recipes
and many people responded with their recipe.
I tried this one which bakes in the oven for 1+1/2 hours.
It was delish!

Also, started my first Fair Isle Fisherman's KEP...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10-11-2017 One of a Kind

GD loved her new neon stripes/rainbow Wallaby sweater...
put it on, and wouldn't take it off
the rest of the day!
I told her it is the only one like it
in the whole entire world.
No one else in the whole world has one.
Only her.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10-10-2017 Lovey

found this yarn in my stash
(Cascade Yarns Big Wheel~Los Angeles)
and carried it around all day
hugging it under her neck
and asking/begging me to make her a lovey
(a little blanket with which she sleeps at night
and carries around with her during the day).
How could I not?!?!?!?

Monday, October 9, 2017

10-9-2017 Fall Arrangement

GDs helped me buy some new things
for my front entry table bouquet
and made this Fall arrangement for me.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

10-8-2017 Grandsons

Got these school pix
of my sweet, sweet grandsons
in the mail this weekend!
Thank you soooooo much, dear D-I-L.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10-7-2017 Pumpkin Patch

Preschool field trip
to the pumpkin patch this past week
with GD#2.

Friday, October 6, 2017

10-6-2017 Grandparents' Day

Today was "Grandparents' Day"
at our granddaughter's elementary school.
We had so much fun seeing her classroom,
meeting her teachers
and tagging along during her daily routine.

Doing her math on a tablet...

Reading books during library time...

Playing a math game called "Bump"...

being the door monitor when leaving the classroom
to go to music class...

playing the bongo drum during music class...

 working puzzles with shapes and calling them by name...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

10-5-2017 String Therapy

Progress on my next door neighbor's baby blanket...

Progress on my Steven West MKAL...
(this pattern takes a bit of time
to wrap your mind around it!)

Yarn just arrived for my next project...a fisherman's KEP...

These are all great for keeping my mind off all the
construction sawdust, drywall dust, 
and harvest dust from the surrounding bean and corn fields!
I can dust my house 3 times a day
and you'd never be able to tell right now!
So, I'm letting the dust accumulate until the construction has ended
and THEN I'll start the clean-up...
and in the meantime... I knit!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10-4-2017 Lights

Nine lights were installed today
and some doors were hung.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

10-2-2017 Time for Paint

This weekend, DH & I started painting (gray)
the new, primed walls in our basement.
We got everything painted except the edges
along the ceiling.
Flooring guys come in tomorrow!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

10-1-2017 Another Hat

Finished another hat for this winter...
hat Valeria
pattern here:

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9-30-2017 Speckle and Pop

Started another Stephen West MKAL
(mystery Knit-a-long)...


Friday, September 29, 2017

9-29-2017 My Sous Chef

Making bread...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9-27-2017 Bett-Plex

The all new BettPlex is going in
across the street from our housing development
and we have been living with and breathing in
the earthmoving dust for months now!
They have finally started working on roads into the park.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9-26-2017 Patriotic Jogger

Saw this guy out jogging today.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017