Thursday, January 15, 2015

Yes, Abbie, I did!!

I finished my first pair of hand knit socks at the end of December.
I love them and I love sock knitting!
I've been wearing them lots too!


I've also discovered the world of gorgeous sock yarn and have stashed several skeins.
I hope to make 6 pair in 2015...a sock a month...
I think I can!


Below is my January - February pair.
I currently have more done on them than in this pic.
I am giving them away to one of my favorite people ever....
It's a secret! ;)


If you need me I'll be knitting!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Determined

To learn how to knit socks.  It won't be sockless sandal weather forever and my feet are gonna get cold.  I've knit enough scarves to last the rest of my life.  While my neck is toasty, my toes will be blue.

Between the internet and strolling through the aisles of Hobby Lobby, I am easily empowered to think I can do anything...even knit socks!!

Wish me luck and patience :)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Don't Sit Still Too Long

We've had a busy morning.  One minute he was sitting on the kitchen rug playing and the next he was in lala land.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Okra

It's what's for dinner.  Well, it will be one of our veggie side dishes.  I just harvested these from the garden.  I'll wash and dry them, then simmer in water until tender.  I drain the water and place them in a 9x13 glass baking dish, all in the same direction.  The final touch is pouring a homemade lemony, garlicky, olive oil dressing over them.  My husband will love me because two of his favorite things are okra and garlic.  We'll also have roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, and a stir fried mix of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots.  I'm making myself hungry. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's 65 Degrees Out This Morning

and I just felt the need to snap some backyard pics and post a note.

Hello!


The okra towers over my head and keeps on and on and on.
I've been able to put many pre-cooked packages in the freezer for gumbo this winter.


This industrious squirrel continues to pluck acorns from my back neighbor's tree, scale the fence, and plant those sweet little nuts in my garden.


The zinnia patch has gone wild and I fear getting bit by something if I walk too close.
The plants really need to be pulled up and composted as they've seen better days.


The beloved lemons are growing.  My back neighbor's tree with the fruit hanging on my side of the fence. 


Beautiful zinnias in nice colors




The summer tomato garden being prepared for a winter broccoli bed.


I did do a bit of sewing - made two dozen new dinner napkins out of pretty floral fat quarters.


The bell peppers, like the okra, go on and on and on.


This....
this consumes much of my time and energy...babysitting the sweetest little 20 month old boy and in a couple weeks, I'll get his newborn baby brother.

It's been an interesting summer and early fall...

*Menopause...oh my...enuf said!
*Boy two moving back in and then out again...oh my...enuf said!
*Girl starting college...loves it...wants to transfer to another college...oh my...enuf said!
Prince Charming working more than ever...oh my...enuf said!
No vacation this summer...oh my...enuf said!

Life as I've known it is slowly changing,
Oh, everything is good,
It's just changing.
Some of it, I like,
and some of it I don't like at all.
There is nothing I can do about much of it.

I've been knitting a bit and sewing (not much) and cooking and laundry and some days treading water to stay afloat.

I hope whomever reads this has a lovely weekend!