Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8-30-2017 Helping Papa Pick Tomatoes

"The good ones are in the middle, Papa."
More went in her mouth than in the bowl.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8-29-2017 Pruning

Before the hot summer temps
move back into the area this afternoon,
DH & I spent the morning pruning our birch trees
out in the front yard
and then took the trimmings to the
county mulch facility.

What other things do I need to prune from my life
and haul to the dump?

Sights along the Mississippi River on our way home...

Barges parked in the QC Mississippi
because of hurricane Harvey down south.

Monday, August 28, 2017

8-28-2017 Faroese Shawl

A new hat for GD#2...
...and a new Faroese Shawl for me!
This is the first Faroese shawl I've made.
The gusset in the center back is a shawl design
in all shawls made in the Faroese Islands.
These shawls are known for their wonderful fit
over the need for a shawl pin to keep it on.
 wet blocking and air drying...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

8-27-2017 Bit the Dust

My Samsung Galaxy 5S
bit the dust this week
so yesterday
DH bought me a new iPhone 7.
Thanks so much, sweetie!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8-26-2017 First Day of School

Yesterday was my oldest GD's 
first day of Kindergarten.
Where does the time fly?

Oldest GS heading to Kindergarten too...

GD #2 heads to 3-year-old preschool this fall...

...and first day of preschool (orientation) for the youngest GS...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

8-24-2017 Estonian Nupps

 Day 2 of the Mini Shawl Swatch KAL...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8-22-2017 Mini Shawl Swatch KAL

 Today I started a mini shawl 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!