Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finished!


Socks for my mom!

The colors remind me of her!

What's not to like about a new pair of fall socks?

Specs:

60 stitches

2x2 rib

Lang yarns

Aktion

colorway 132.0214

Stay dry all of you on the East coast! It's a soaker out there today!

Monday, September 27, 2010

5 Things....

The signs of Fall started to appear everywhere this past week. Cool evenings and warm days have made the trees start to turn many shades of orange and red. The boys are falling into a routine and the days are ending sooner. Comfort foods are taking the place of salads and grilling and the warmer blankets have been placed on the bed.

1. I keep meaning to get out into my garden to cut it back, but something always keeps me away...probably laundry!

2. Made more muffins this past week. We used the blueberries we picked back in the summer.

3. A view from Community Day. We had the biggest attendance ever. Old time crafts, wagon rides and square dancing. So much fun!

4. My guys like to hike to the top of this hill. At the very top, is a pond with a canoe that can be used for enjoyment. It's a beautiful walk that my friend intorduced me to last year.

5. I'm looking for some new tv shows to watch. What are your favorites right now?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lest You Think I'm Not Knitting

I've been doing a lot of knitting as of late. Way back in July, when Andy and I celebrated our anniversary, I gave him a new knitted sweater. Well, it wasn't actually knitted, just the promise to be knitted. I had just the right sweater pattern in mind and have been eager to knit it. So after all the baby sweaters were completed I went to work on the gray blob below.

It's Jared Flood's Cobblestone. I originally bought this yarn for it, but decided that it might be too squishy for a man's sweater. While on vacation, I went to the Old Forge Hardware Store ( yes, this hardware store has a yarn shop in it!) and bought an old workhorse yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted. I'm about to the armholes and plan on working more on it since I just finished the socks below.

These are just basic stockinette socks. I'm trying to knit through my self-striping yarns before I buy any more, so I'm not looking to get fancy with the design. Again, just workhorse socks for a special person.
Specs:
2x2 rib at cuff

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

5 things...

Well, I thought I would be here more once the boys went back to school. That's not happening, but the house is sure getting a good dousing of all the crud that accumulated over the summer. Today is supposed to be beautiful, so I'm going to pop on some music and get to work outside.

1. I'm planning on cutting back the garden today and picking what's left of the tomatoes so they can ripen before the frost arrives. It was 44 degrees when I got up today!

2. Matt ran for vice-president of his class. He lost, but he had a taste of the political process. He was recruited to be on a "ticket" which probably didn't have the best choices available. He didn't really want to win, just take votes away from the popular choice. It failed, she won.

3. The above picture is not the one I wanted to upload, but I'm too lazy to redo. We had a beautiful sunset on Friday and this is my attempt to record it, with my iphone, as I was driving. Yeah, not a good idea.

4. We went to my mom's on Sunday to celebrate her 70th birthday. The whole family bought her an ipad. I'm in love with it...and so is she. I think she sat for hours after we left personalizing it and adding apps. It was the perfect gift!

5. We started watching "Boardwalk Empire" the other night on HBO. Not sure about it yet? Anyone else watch it and have opinions?
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back in the Saddle...again.

Hello! It's seems like forever that I was here. We enjoyed a wonderful week in the Adirondack Mountains. It was year number twelve for us and probably one of the best Adirondack vacations we've enjoyed in a long while. The weather was perfect, the activities were plenty and best of all there was very little fighting.

School is now in session, and the homework wars have commenced. Eighth grade has thrown Matt for a loop. Much more homework which eats into his relaxing. He's not use to going, going, going, and then going to bed. It's a nasty pill to swallow.

I hope all of you are doing well and autumn routines are falling into place. As I was waiting for the alarm to go off this morning (why I set it, is beyond me. I'm always awake before it goes off) I realized that autumn is here. There's a chill in the air, the wind moves differently, there are no birds singing in the morning and best of all the roosters are gone from next door.

Here's to crispy leaves, warm sweaters, football games and routines. I'm ready, are you?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunkissed




I'll be back soon!  
Until then, I hope these pictures of our vacation bring you some late summer goodness.