Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not that Serena.....

Thought I'd squeeze in another blog post since I've just finished blocking a certain shawl I was knitting.  It's the Serena Shawl by Paulina Poplolek for Quince & Co.

I used Quince & Co Piper in the Pampa color way -- I love this color!!!  I am one of those people who finds lace knitting a bit intimidating.  But Quince & Co. patterns are wonderful.  They provide both written instructions and charts for the lace knitting.  Makes all the difference in the world for me since I prefer charts.  Endless lines of written instructions just aren't for me.

I also got the model that I stitched for Needlework Press back!  It's Mary McAllister, and I still love her!

She is already hanging on the wall of the sewing room.  Yay!

Let's see, what else has happened?  Well, I went into NYC and Purl Soho for a book signing by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed.  He was signing his book "Woolens," which is just a wonderful book!  I was so thrilled to meet Jared.

More recently, the boy child and I went into NYC and met the girl child at the cinema to see this.

We had a great time.

Father type, meanwhile, was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for his Google vacation trip of the year.  Look at that view!

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Have a great week!

(Did you get the title of my blog post?  :D  Been using that hash tag on instagram.)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy birthday

 Happy birthday to my sweet, amazing, wonderful father type.  It's late in the day, but he saw my instagram post, so all is good.

On his college graduation day.  I still remember that belt!

Love you, my darling.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


I know everyone is saying it, but OMG!  I can't believe it's September!  I heard the first school bus go by last week and just couldn't believe it.  Time is going too quickly!  Anyway, this is going to be a summary of what's been going on.  I don't even know what the last thing was that I talked about here!

First off, here is my finished Vanora sweater.  It's a pattern from the Brooklyn Tweed Ganseys collection, designed by Michele Wang.  I used Brooklyn Tweed Loft in the Fossil color.  And I love it!  What with my gauge and the size I knitted, it ended up being the perfect size!

Another thing that happened is that the boys got haircuts!

Their hair has grown since, but they are still looking good!

Various other things have happened, but probably the main one was going to Maine with my sister and her family and my father and stepmother.  I'll just show some pictures of our time there.

And no, the little tiny kitten isn't ours.  It's my sister's family's new kitten, Aladdin.  He's so cute!

The boy child ended up turning right around the following week after our vacation and going back up to Maine (albeit a different part of Maine) with his good friend.  Here they are before they took off.

Later on during August, the father type treated the two kids to a concert down in Coney Island.  I think they had a good time!

(The makeup on the girl child was done at the concert.  Very interesting!)

Needless to say, Mia is happiest when we are all home.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Or month, as the case may be.  :D