Monthly Archives: July 2014

Knitting therapy….

I awoke to the most glorious weather.  We really needed a break from the hideous humidity that makes life miserable.  It was nice sleeping with the windows open and listening to all the noises that are unique to summer.

As you know I have been knitting steadily on a lace project which really has been a sort of therapy for me as I am really missing our cat Chloe.  I needed a project that required all my attention and there were days a week or so ago that I suffered from a nasty summer cold and all I wanted to do was knit, so I did.  The resulting scarf is gorgeous and of course I can’t wait to wear it.  The pattern is Sierra Lupine by Rosemary (Romi) Hill and I used my light fingering weight yarn Yankee Pride in the Cornflower color way.


and the edging is just stunning.  I just love the effect and the beads.  This project really did ease my sorrow.  Amazing what needles and some yarn can do.

Hard to believe that we are at the end of July and that I just ordered a new backpack for my son and LL Bean was out of quite a few colors already.  Next week is actual school supply shopping, it really is the most wonderful time of the year.  I love shopping for school supplies, always have.  Any excuse to hit Staples!!  I have a thing for Post-It Notes……

I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  See you soon.

Best,  Michele





Oh bugger…..

I hope that this blog finds you well.  I on the other hand, am not.  I have summer cold and somehow they just feel worse.  I wonder why that is?

It’s timing couldn’t have been worse as I have the weekdays to myself since my son is at camp.  I had hoped to get a bunch of work done, but no dice.  I have been kinda giving into this and napping when I need to since it’s just me and the dog and the house is very quiet.

I have been knitting quite a bit and have reached the beading portion of the pattern which makes me so happy!

My neighbor called me to let me know that a lone fawn was in my yarn.  This little one was all alone, not a parent in sight.  Pardon the picture, I reached for a camera and the battery was dead so I had to use my iPhone camera.


Pictures of the lace soon.  I know you want to see it with some bling.

I’m off to have some tea and a bit of a nap!

Hope you are having a great day!



Our Herb garden

Our Herb garden

We have been adjusting to the loss of our Chloe.  It has been a rather rough couple of weeks and it was all I could do to write that tribute to her.  For such a small kitty, she left such a big void.  I feel her absence the most at what would be her feeding times and at night when she would grace us with her presence.  The other situation that has developed is that the dog has been very affected by her absence.  The dog has never been alone and she has been looking for Chloe and making strange noises and has become SUPER CLINGY.  When we return home after being out the greeting is a bit beyond frantic.  We have been giving her extra attention and she is coming around.  Needless to say we are going to be adjusting for quite some time.

To keep my hands busy and my mind occupied I have been knitting away on my lovely lace project.  It’s really quite beautiful.  Pictures on the next blog because it is just a longer piece of what you saw earlier.

In other news, summer is flying!!  I can’t believe that we are almost into the middle of July.  Time sure does fly when you are busy and schlepping the boy all over the place.  He had his first friend sleep over Thursday night and it was the best birthday gift a mom could ask for.  His friend is super sweet and they had a wonderful time.  It brought back lots of memories of when I was younger and my summer sleepovers.

This week my son has horse camp so I plan on doing some dying.  I feel some funky colors coming and knitting quite a bit.  Sounds lovely to me.

I am sure that you all remember this winter and the Polar Vortex, well, now they (the weather people) are saying that this is going to happen again on Monday and Tuesday in these parts.  I have to say that weather is really funky and very scary.  I don’t mind thunderstorms but tornado’s are a totally different story.  I pray that it won’t be so terrible.

I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday.  Have a great day and I’ll see you back soon!