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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

There she goes

And there she goes....the last one from the nest this August! Nature delayed this departure by a couple days(thanks hurricane irene!). Kelsey is off to Genenva, Switzerland to study and do an internship! And how lucky is she? She has a new blog and hopes to record her "happenings"....so if you are looking for a diversion check it out. http://heartlanding.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 29, 2011

Our pasture of sheep

Soooo cute! Check out our recently acquired pasture of sheep. These hand made original salt and pepper shakers are now for sale at the store. The same artist is making yarn bowls...I just couldn't help but laugh when I saw them and I hope you do too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Parting is such sweet sorrow?

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Ya. I have been saying that to myself the whole week leading up to dropping Nik off for his freshman year at Purdue. I kept saying sure...it will be ok because there are so many things that I need to do and this is supposed to happen.....the kid moving on and growing up....I'll spin more and knit more and crochet more and bead more(oh ya, exercise more) Well. I will but ,man I am gonna miss seeing that face every morning at 6 am. Hugs and kisses to my boy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Whirlwind August

3 kids
3 kids leaving
3 kids leaving 3 different weeks in August.
So last weekend we took Ana back to school in Columbia,South Carolina. According to Mapquest this is a 10 hour trip....straight down I-77 from Cleveland....no potty breaks. We go down on Saturday and return on Sunday. PERFECTTTTTT for knitting, lots of car time. I have to say this trip was an excellent example of why knitters carry more that one project in their bag when they are traveling. I kept running into little "glitches" and would have to change projects so...here is a run down.
My lovely Sasperilla shawl....I was so happy I had rounded the corner and was well on the way to finishing when I found a mistake....a serious mistake so I had to rip and then couldn't get myself back on track(I'll be able to it is just that I was grumpy from being so close to the finish and then having to backtrack). So then I switched to my little Kanoke pants. A sweet little pair of baby pants only to find that I needed my double points to work on the legs separately. The last project I pulled out to work on was the Inspira Cowl. I love working on this project because of the color sequencing. Anyway.....I'll be able to work on these projects some more this weekend as we drive Nikolas out to Purdue!

Monday, August 01, 2011

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