"Some days he's a frog - - some days he's a prince"

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rippley and Emma

My friend, Bridgett, over at Rambling Designs has just designed another pattern for me to test knit.  It is a wrap called Rippley.  She has designed some beautiful shawls and stoles which I have had the privilege to test knit for her.  I sure wish I could meet her in person, since we have so much in common.

My granddaughter, Emma, who is 10, lives in Indiana and spends a week with us each summer.  This year we took her to Wisconsin Dells and had a blast.  The trip home, however, was another story.  We spent the last 70 miles driving and sitting along side the road in a terrible thunderstorm.  We actually arrived back to our hometown just as tornadic winds hit. 

Anyway, the day before the trip we stopped over at my dad's farm.  My middle brother came down to give Emma her first horseback riding lesson.  She is a natural and rode for quite a while without any help.  I keep kidding my brother by telling him he looks like ZZ Top.  ;~}

Friday, July 30, 2010

Abstract Rhombus & Nightingale

Here are pictures of two socks I am knitting for the July Sock Knitters Anonymous group.  The first is Abstract Rhombus.

The second is Nightingale.  Excuse the picture.  I smashed everything in my scanner.  I have already begun this sock but don't have a current picture.

Both socks have to be finished by the end of August.  It will be close, since I am working on several other things at the moment, including test knitting the Spoon Chrysanthemum shawl for MMario

In the meantime, I am off to bake some Braided Lemon Bread, Strawberry Shortcake Cookies and Cherry Clafouti.  Yummm!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Apparently, the trouble I was having with Blogger has fixed itself.  What do you think of my spruced up blog page?  I really like it!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What the . . . .???

I tried to spruce up my blog today by changing the wallpaper, etc. Blogger is not cooperating. It doesn't show any of the changes I made. This is what it decided to give me. Help!! I am hoping it will straighten itself out, or let me correct it in a day or two.