Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happiness is a knitting memory.

I love NYC. The architecture, the food, the people, the yarn......
Yep. The yarn. 
With all of the strife and unrest around me, I am finding joy in remembering happy times. Several years ago, when I was a newbie knitter working on my February Ladies Sweater, I was lucky enough to visit Knitty City. 

The purpose of my visit was to meet my blogging buddy, Mary, in her local yarn store. What fun!
Of course, I had to have a souvenir . Check out the buttons that are the perfect compliment to my favorite sweater.

As I recall, Mary gifted me with a bag of Rugelach for my bus ride home. Oh. My. Such delicious heaven . Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Merry Christmas to all of my blogging buddies near and far :)
And a happy and healthy 2015!!!!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

There's no place like home.
Especially when you have yarn and M&Ms.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

KIP day, 2013: NYC, here I come.

Knit in Public Day has always been a fun day. This year, I'll be riding a bus to NYC on KIP day. Woo-hoo!!
You may be wondering what M&Ms and stained glass ceilings have to do with knitting. Well, a girl's got to keep up her strength as she knits. The first picture is obvious, but I'll let you all know that I'll be eating pizza as I look up at that gorgeous stained glass in my second picture. John's Pizzeria has a location near Times Square. It's housed in a former church, hence the lovely ceiling. And the food? Oh, yummmmm.

So, I'll be knitting but I'll be making time for yummy treats as well.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Oh boy!
I haven't blogged in more than a year. Luke is 18 months old, my mom has been to the ER twice in the last month, etc.
Good thing is I am knitting. A lot.
More on that later :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's hat weather out there!!

I'm still alive. Still knitting, Still babysitting darling Luke, who reached the grand old age of six months on 2/6. Hooray!
Never seems to be time to blog, but I have such good intentions. Just to prove I'm telling the truth, I'm including a picture of Luke sitting on Great-Grandma's couch. He's modeling a hat that I knit way back in December 2010 when I found out that my daughter was pregnant. It took me a long time to figure out what I should knit for this little bundle of joy and I looked at pattern after pattern and nothing seemed quite right. And then I picked up Knitting For Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas...and there it was: a cute little hat. He's grown big enough to wear it and the weather is cooperating by being cold enough to allow hat wearing.
And the couch at Great-Grandma's house? She bought it in 1973, right after I got engaged to Luke's grandfather. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Getting back in the groove.....

I promise to write more in the future.
I promise to research more of the interesting things around me so that there is something actually worth reading if you check in on my blog.
I promise to be a really awesome grandmom and to enjoy my mom being an awesome and very happy great-grandmother.

These are my goals.
I can do it!
Over and out.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Adventures in Grandmother Land

It's Fair season. The air is crisp. Pumpkins are showing up at the roadside produce stands. Sunsets are gorgeous too. Luke has grown from a newborn to a 6 week old little person.
It seems like a very long time since I have talked to my blog, but today seems like the day to make up for lost time.

There's been a lot of knitting going on in my life. Sweaters and hats for
Luke. Scarves and shawls, some for me and some for our St. Nick's Knits sale in December. Money raised at our church sale is being put to good use in several ways. Profits made have already gone to a needy family last Christmas, used to purchase supplies for our after-school program for local elementary students and, last week, funded the purchase of cool recyclable shopping bags with our church logo and "Small Steps Towards Sustainability" on each beautiful navy blue bag.

So, yes, I have been busy knitting. I love it too.
As much as I adore the knitting, it pales in comparison to any time I get to spend with my darling grandson. Even when he's sleeping.