Tuesday, May 27, 2014

RIP Jackie Gutfeld

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

Hey, Where Did You Come From?

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

Spring is Here?

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

The Yarn Whisperer

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.