Thursday, September 29, 2011


The last few days found me frantically knitting.  My step-mom asked me to make a baby sweater for a shower that she was attending.  Of course I said yes, and thought I had plenty of time...
oops, when they said October, they meant October 1st!  
You probably are having a deja vu  moment, thinking you've seen this sweater/dress/tunic before here at Upper Pond.
Well have no worries, you have and you aren't going crazy.

 I made the exact same sweater are the details.
 The first time I made this I bought way too much yarn.  Not sure what I was thinking.  I still have yarn to make one more.  Anyone having a baby girl?
Last time I made the 6 months size.
This time I made size one.
I highly recommend this little sweater dress.  It is quick to knit and looks adorable on.
Plus, this little outfit lasts forever.  It can start off as a dress and finish as a cute little top.  
I'm off to knit some hats for charity...I'm done with baby knits for awhile!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

5 things...

We are finally settling down into a school routine. It was difficult at first and I'm still not on board with the time that they go to bed, but I guess they're too old to be put to bed at 7:30 anymore. I spend most of my afternoon carting kids around and that's okay. I once read an article about a mother that wouldn't let her youngest get her driver's license for the longest time, just so she would have kids in the car. I know that will probably be me too....sorry Ryan!

1. It seemed as if the trees turned overnight. They are lovely, even though it's all a blur somedays.
2. My husband has to have rotator cuff surgery. I mention this only because I want you to all feel sorry for me. Enough said.
3. I need to buy more mums.
4. Pumpkins are in short supply around here due to Hurricane Irene. All that rain that we received did not help the pumpkin crop.
5. It's been hot here the last few days. I was really pushing back at Fall, but now I think I'm ready. Bring on the cooler temperatures!

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Took a ride around the lake today to my favorite farm.  I wish the sheep were a bit closer to the road, but they were in the back field.  All except the few up front and they were cranky and did not want their picture taken!  

The leaves are just starting to turn.  In a few more weeks things will be ablaze!

My knitting isn't very exciting to show and I haven't made any wonderful treats that would inspire.  
Instead, enjoy the pictures from my small spot in the world, it's a fabulous place to be this time of year.

Monday, September 19, 2011

5 things...

Just a beautiful weekend in the Northeast!  Crystal blue sky, temps in the high 60's and a nice breeze made for the picture perfect fall weekend.
Hope you were lucky enough to have wonderful weather like we did!

1.  We haven't had a cross-country meet yet.  It seems like we have been running a lot around here with no purpose.  This weekend both boys finally get to test their abilities.
 2. I have been thinking about opening a little shop for holiday time.  Note cards with some of my favorite pictures and possibly a calendar.  Thoughts?
 3. I've been forcing myself to stay off the computer and get things done around the house.  So far, so good!
 4.  Thinking about the boys' independence and letting them have a bit more rope...this one is a tough one.
5.  Taking walks with my husband in the evening.  A perfect way to end the day!
enjoy the week everyone!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Link love...

Come see me!  
I'm over here today.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I made a baby sweater.
It's purple, although it looks blue in the picture.
It's for a friend's first baby...a baby girl.
I highly recommend this pattern.
It's quick and easy.
Add it to your go-to baby items today.
 All information is over at Ravelry.
 Off to start another baby gift.....
Seems as if people are very fertile around here lately!

Monday, September 12, 2011

5 things...

September always hits me like a ton of bricks.  I love the month, but I usually get all emotional over the fact that the boys are older and they have more responsibility, which means more worrying on my part.  But, it seems like they are off to a good start which makes me extremely happy.
So, what do I have planned for September....?

1.  Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning.  Can you believe I still have Tonka trucks and Brio trains in my playroom? Oh yeah, those are the toys of choice when their friends come to hang out...NOT! 
 2.  If we are not using it, it's going to the Salvation Army...or to the shredder, or to the get the idea.
3.  I need to put my garden to bed, but usually, at this time of year, I really hate my garden.  This year, with the heat and then the RAIN, I'm exceptionally bitter about the whole thing.  Maybe, I'll just wait until Spring and just use a big rake to get rid of the weeds.
 4.  September marks the beginning of all my volunteer gigs.   I'm seriously thinking it's time to get paid for my volunteer experience.    I've started to peruse websites that might be helpful in this area.
5.  More books are on my list for September.  Just read 
a quick and interesting read about a woman that leaves her writing life in NYC to live and work on her organic farm. 

So that's it for now!
enjoy the week everyone!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Link Love

Our last week of summer was spent in the Adirondack Mountains.  We've been making the trek northward (all of a hour and forty minute drive) for thirteen years.  This year was different somehow.  The boys just wanted to "hang-out" with the other kids that vacation in the same spot and I found myself wondering why we were there since we could do all of the same things at home.  I think it may have been a transition year, yet I'm not sure how just yet.  It felt good to step away from the computer for awhile and I did read two books so not all was lost.
We are still finding our way with school routines.  Both boys are running cross-country and it seems funny not to have anyone home at the usual time.  
So it's Friday and time for the weekend.  Here are a few fun links I found as I made my way back to the computer. 
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
   I keep forgetting to mention my friend's blog.  She has an assortment of appetites in her household so mealtime can be tricky.  Hop on over and say hello to Pamela and tell I sent you!
 I would probably never make this myself, but I sure would like someone to make it for me! It looks delicious and inviting and oh, so healthy!
 This lamp would totally not fit into the scheme of my house.  But it's so cool for someone hip and a lot younger.  Weekend project anyone?
 Remember paint by numbers?  Well,scroll down in this post and look at this awesome mural for a baby's room.  Oh, if I could do it again!....and no, I will NOT do it again!
This is a new blog to me and she's pretty funny.  I would love to have this pepper grinder on our table, but alas, I know my children too well and it would forever be in the sign for Love....hee.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome Back!

Ryan entering first grade...Matt entering third.

and now....
Ryan is a seventh grader, Matt is a ninth grader.

Happy first day of school to all in the Northeast!
(They are going to kill me if they see this!)