Sunday, August 30, 2015


That bulky hat did not work out so re-do. I am now knitting a shawl/scarf. 

Not much to see since it's all bunched up. I am at the end of ball one and went to get ball 2. Slight problem
This looks nothing like ball one even though they are labelled the same. I just ordered another ball so maybe it will match one of the two I have. While I wait its arrival I am starting something else. 

And just because 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome to nature

Family no freaking out okay

2nd. I grew up in Rockland county NY. Yes there are animals around I get that no biggie. 

So checking for poison ivy (I think I got it all) I kept coming across this scat (nice word for poop). It wasn't deer it was a carnivore. Well yesterday we got a reverse 911 call for a black bear in the area. It's the lovely time of year where juveniles get kicked out. 

So I took a picture 
Older one

Here's what looks like fresh one
And through the powers of Google

Seems like besides deer and raccoons we have black bear in our yard too

Welcome to the country kids

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I guess it runs in the family
Now have two catchers in the family 

Little guy wore himself out (this is at dinner)
And new knitting. Extra bulky yarn =almost instant hat


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Good reason for radio silence

We moved. Lots of packing then moving and painting then unpacking (still working on that one). No more Long Island, no more LIE no more a bunch of things

Hello more room. Hello yard. Hello really nice neighbors. Hello closer to family. 

It's a new start for all of us. 


Thursday, June 11, 2015


My sassy girl plays softball and the way softball playoffs work is double elimination. You have to lose twice to get eliminated. Playoff started yesterday. 

Yesterday's game was an almost 4 hour long endurance game (they have to play at least 4 innings). They won 28-27. 

Tonight well was different. It was hot and humid and the poor girls were spent quickly. They lost 12-3.   Tomorrow they play again. 
This is what I do while cheering my sassy one on 

More left over squares. Easy and I don't have to look at to knit. :)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Picture taken

White is size ten crochet cotton and the green is tatting thread size 80. Thimble for size. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015


Here is my second attempt at that tatting snowflake 
Almost done right. I twisted 1 join and have no idea how. I am working on a "new" way to tat. Basically instead of having a bunch of ends to weave in it's a mostly continuous method. I managed one Christmas wreath and am currently working on a second. No pictures of either yet.  The second one I'm using real tatting thread. Found it on clearance for .79 cents (orginally 4.99). I only bought one of each color, why I don't know. Even my daughter said to buy it all. Stores don't carry this stuff anymore. Oh well I just had a couple of bucks anyway. Maybe they will still be there next week. Fingers crossed:)