Monthly Archives: April 2014

From the other side….

Greetings from the other side of Easter!  I hope that you all enjoyed your holiday.    We were fortunate to be able to spend it with my parents.  It really was much nicer having company for a holiday.  I made lots of yummy things and totally screwed up the boiled eggs!!  Can you believe it??  While Bryce and I were coloring eggs he cracked one and it was not cooked.  I made one of the most complex desserts and screwed up boiling eggs, go figure.

While my parents were here, my youngest brother and his son Zach swung in for a visit while on their way to Delaware.  It was so good to have a house full of family, I really mean it, it was wonderful.  My brother and Zach left on Thursday to visit with other family members who live on the other side of Maryland and then continued on to his baseball tournament.  My parents stayed an extra day and left on Friday.  The house was quiet again, but in a weird way.

I just couldn’t do any knitting.  I did throw in  a lifeline one night while watching a baseball game with my nephew.  Have I mentioned that I adore this now 14 old boy!!  I am his Auntie and Godmother, I get to gush about him!!

Yesterday I made the mistake of sleeping late, and then sitting down to just “knit a row” and turning on the TV…the day got away from me shall we say.  It was good clean knitting  and I needed it.

I printed off Clue #5 this morning but I was smart enough to go to the grocery store FIRST.  Nobody can say that my priorities are out of whack.  I threw in some laundry for good measure.

Pictures tomorrow of the shawl and some lovelies I dyed before the family came to town!

Hope you all are doing well!




Clue #3……Complete!

I love the pure genius in what is going on with this Mystery shawl with Rosemary (Romi) Hill.  The texture is off the hook and having good yarn helps.  I have been knitting like a crazy person and I am pleased to present the fruits of my labors, which is just fancy for, I gave up everything except eating and bathing for this baby!


Look at those darling Owls peeking out at you!  I was happy to be able to finish this early so that I could have a couple of days to catch up on my other stuff like laundry and such.

Clue #4 comes out tomorrow and I hope that there are more Owls.

Have a wonderful Thursday!  Next blog post will be about the dye pots.

It’s never too late to join the KAL.  Also, check out our website for some great sale yarn.


Oh the knitting….

I have been knitting my fingers off playing catch up with the MKAL.  Yes, I know it’s not a race, but I had a knitting error to fix and then away I went.  I just finished Clue #2 yesterday and snapped you a quick picture.


Pretty, right?  I am absolutely in love with the texture of this shawl.  If you haven’t tried any designs by Rosemary (Romi) Hill, please treat yourself and your yarn to an adventure.  Because of Ms. Hill, I can read charts!!  Which really does make knitting so much easier.  This happened last year while doing her first mystery shawl.  It was a joyous day!!

As I head into Clue 3, I threw in a LIFELINE and STITCH MARKERS.  I have had too many incidents of knitting going wonky with no lifeline to save me and the feeling is bad folks,really bad.  Now remember when putting in your safety net, go under your stitch markers and NOT THRU THEM.  Ask me how I know??  I am always excited to finish one clue and go onto the next that sometimes I forget the lifeline and after completing Clue 1, I zipped one in and went thru the markers.  It became clear in about a nano second as I started to knit what the problem was, I went thru the markers and not under them….UGH….here was my quick fix.  I grabbed my scissors and pried open the stitch marker and replaced it with a new one and then slapped myself in the head!! (Actually left myself a note by my knitting area).

Please practice SAFE KNITTING folks and then you won’t have to smack yourself.