Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8-22-2017 Mini Shawl Swatch KAL

 Today I started a mini shall swatch KAL
that is teaching kitting techniques
from 5 different countries
and their lace.
This is the first one...
techniques from the Shetland Islands.
(Obviously, I did NOT use lace weight yarn...
just some scrap yarns from other projects
as I'm more interested in learning the techniques
than I am in the finished products!)

Monday, August 21, 2017

8-21-2017 Solar Eclipse

The day started out cloudy...
...but cleared up during the 3 hours of the solar eclipse!
 "Oma, I see it!" they shouted in the dark light!
We were not in the path of 'totality'
but had over 90% of the sun covered.
The girls are standing in the light of that 90%.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

8-20-2017 Sunday Charity Knitting

Started a "Purple Hat" for newborns at the hospital.
Using this pattern.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

8-18-2017 Sharpening

GD is sharpening her knife skills...
helping OM make soup for lunch.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

8-17-2017 Eunomia

Finished my Eunomia Cowl today
and wound some new yarn
for my first Faroese Shawl...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8-15-2017 Belated

Received this awesome new project bag
made by one of my knitting friends
in my fave color...purple
as a belated Bday gift!
I love the see thru bottom!
Thanks sooooo much, Kathleen!

Monday, August 14, 2017

8-14-2017 Hours of Free Entertainment

The rocks in our front yard landscaping
provide hours of entertainment
for the GDs
as they make various rock collections.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8-13-2017 Seeing Pink

Oma, you and Papa have pink tires!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8-12-2017 Oh Dear!

Mommy, the bag broke!

Friday, August 11, 2017

8-11-2017 Fuzzy Was He

After some homemade soup for lunch,
it's time to go play with the wooly worms
on the sunflowers in the garden!
The brown one has been named "Fuzzy."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8-9-2017 FOs

hot off the needles!
I still need to block it this afternoon.

1898 hat 
ready for its final fitting!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8-8-2017 Bookshelf

DH's current project...
a bookshelf for all the GD's books!
Plans to add a finish after he's done sanding.

It has removable keys at the end of each shelf
to make it easy to take apart.

Monday, August 7, 2017

8-7-2017 I'm Ready! Are you?

I'm ready for viewing the solar eclipse
on August 21st.
Are you?
You can purchase these glasses at
Lowes and Walmart for less than $2.
Praying for a cloudless sky that day!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8-6-2017 Village of Schaumburg Town Square

What a beautiful place to sit and sip our morning coffee today!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8-5-2017 Stitches Midwest

Went to yarn con with DH today!!!
Look at all the eye candy!
Came home with yarn for 4 projects.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

8-4-2017 Proud Owner

...of a new toilet and shower! Woo-hoo!
Now comes the fun part...
installing them!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8-1-2017 Knitting Retreat

My knitting friends and I had a knitting retreat at the lake.
Thanks, Konnie, for inviting us to your cabin at the lake!