Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I am a huge Greg Gutfeld fan. He lost his mom Saturday. It is apparent he took after her and it explains his wit and humor a lot. I don't know of a more beautiful goodbye anyone could write. It is obvious how much she meant in his life and how much he loved his mom. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/05/26/Gutcheck-Jackie-Gutfeld
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I was talking to my mom on the phone and happened to look out the window by the a/c, and notice red roses. I don't have a red rose bush and certainly not where this one is. I have a yellow rose bush that is still there and has been since I moved in almost 18 years ago. I have no idea where this came from but it is pretty. My petunias are filling in, a pretty Iris colored bloom and my climbing roses are blooming. My bleeding heart has outgrown it's area and my salvia are happy happy happy. I finished my June table runner.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Seems anymore winter starts in October and ends in May. Last week the heater was on and we set 2 records lows and this week the air is on and we may set a heat record this week. The flowers are blooming and growing and my lizard is huge, isn't he cute? Some of these are storm clouds and sunsets. My honeysuckle needs a good haircut. The hat is the parseltongue Harry Potter hat from Tiny Owl Knits, easy knit. My niece requested it for her birthday, a quick fun knit, try it. I have planted tomatoes, my sweet potato and some herbs and that will be my garden for this year. I am bringing in the tomatoes every night so the deer and raccoon don't get my crop this year.
Friday, May 02, 2014
I purchased this book because I loved Clara's segments on Knitting Daily, get her monthly Knitting Review, I had heard good things abut the book, and I knit. I did not really know what to expect but I find I can't put it down. There is a chapter on bobbles. I had to laugh because I hate to knit them and not sure where they are really appropriate but I have learned to make a good bobble (is there such a thing) you have to go down several needle sizes to make them tight and pop up. She talks about steeking, fair isle, duplicate stitch, etc. Each type of knitting is like a step in your life. I have to say I agree after reading this book. I love her style of writing and I find myself picturing several chapters in my head. This book mixes her life from a child to present day and how knitting has woven itself into her life. If you knit find yourself a copy and read it, but be prepared to take a day or two to read it in one setting. Clara, I miss you on Knitting Daily. Thanks for all I learned. http://www.knittersreview.com/clarabooks/yarn_whisperer.asp and while you are on this page sign up her newsletter.