Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Liebster Blog Nominees

Thanks again for the nomination by Suezee of Suezeeknits for the Liebster Blog Award. The Liebster award is giving to blogs that have fewer than 200 followers.  Now it is my turn to nominate 5 other deserving bloggers and I have chosen:
  1. Suezeeknits
  2. Dragonflysoars
  3. Postivelyknitting
  4. NeverNotKnitting
  5. Rainloverknits
There are probably many more that could be nominated, I just don't know them. Now as a nominee, you are asked to do the following:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

Travel and Progress

Sorry it has been so long since I last blogged. 
I just returned from a General Federation of Women’s Clubs International Convention in Charlotte, NC.  It was great seeing and catching up with friends from all over the country. 
Five of us went on a side trip to a few wineries of Yadkin Valley about an hour above Charlotte. We tasted great wines at Laurel Gray winery and had a wonderful lunch at Shelton winery. 
Laurel Gray is a small estate winery that only sells their wines at the winery. The workers were so friendly and helpful. We had a great time.  I purchase a bottle of their  Encore  and  a bottle of their Nectar.

Shelton is a large winery covering over 500 acres of which around 300 are covered with vines. The restaurant at the vineyard served a gourmet lunch overlooking the rolling hills. Delightful. 

On the way home, I stopped into Charlotte Yarn, where I met Remi and Sandy. Two welcoming and knowledgable ladies who were happy to help me find some souvenir yarn and other things. I found Knit Cubby Stitch Markers that I had only ever heard of on Etsy and some knitting podcast. They are well made and quite different. 

Remi is holding the stitch markers and the game Last Knitter Standing which is great for clubs and guilds. Thanks, ladies for a great experience.

A Big Thank You goes out to Suezee who nominated this blog for the  Liebster Blog Award.  Guess I had better get cracking with blog posts more frequently.
My first woven scarf is finished. I used Berroco Comfort with a little linen yarn occasionally mixed in. I may be hooked. Weaving is so much fun! and quick!
My Split T top down summer sweater has made a little progress.  Need to finish the body, bottom edge and sleeves.
Time to get knitting.
Until next time . . . . . 

Friday, June 1, 2012


Sometimes change is good. As I look to this summer season that is fast approaching, I am hoping to make some changes. Tweaking hobbies, getting healthier, spending more time at home, cleaning and sprucing up our home.
The changes have begun!  After 27 years of faithful service (meaning they wouldn’t die, no matter what we did to them.), the refrigerator and wall oven have been replaced. Good riddens! Finally, a fridge that actually keeps food from spoiling and doesn’t freeze lettuce. What joy! We decided to get a stainless steel, french door bottom freeze model cabinet depth model. Didn’t want the only thing you saw when walking into the kitchen to be the refrigerator the size of an elephant. It made it through the doorways without having to take off the doors. YEAH!  I guess you shouldn't enjoy an appliance so much, but I am weak that way.
The new oven went in last night. Oh, more joy! The clock works. The door will lock for self-cleaning cycle. The elements heat the same in the front as in the back. The knobs stay on - What knobs? - all digital. ;~)  The light bulb can be changed.  We used the old oven until it had given it’s all. Goodbye good and faithful servant!
Pictures soon.

Until next time . . . .