Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A Time to Ring in the New!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am not understating the facts when I say- "It's been a LONG time". It has been 3 years!! Where does time go??? Well blog or journal? Good or bad here we go...

First of all if I blog and I post pictures that I like then when my laptop dies without backup ( I know! I KNOW!) I will have them. It's been so long I am not even sure that this will work so for my first post/picture here is my best girl in the whole world. I love this little pup with my whole heart. She is my best friend and being the only girls in the family well...we have to stick together.

Let me present MissB! She is a wild and crazy girl and she will snuggle with the best of them! She literally crawled out from under our camper 2 years ago. We later found out that her owners ( the ones  I tried to find) never even looked for her because they thought something ate her!!! She weighed less than 2 pounds would have to be something kinda big to eat her now!! She is the one that does the eating.

Still knitting and still have the best friends in the whole world. I am so lucky. Big knitting weekend looming up in the next few weeks- Can't wait!!

Here's to a wonderful 2014 for each and every one of you.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oh My!

I am not off to a very good start with my so called "resurrection" am I? Should I promise more for 2011 or maybe we will just take it day by day.

The holiday season came and went so quickly and I am pleased to report that it was generally uneventful and that is a good thing. Lots of time spent with family and friends.Unfortunately not so much time spent knitting. I came up short on the Christmas gifts. Why do I do this every year? No more knitted Christmas gifts and no more knitting things that don't please me When will I learn that those are the projects hardest to finish.

I spent a couple of weekends with my parents just before the holidays and thought I would share some pictures of my childhood home decorated for Christmas. This is the back porch which of course is the door that everyone uses. A country girl I am...

Mom and Dad are elderly and my sister is in charge of the decorating and I think she does a mighty fine job. I believe I heard that my brother brought the angel which is new this year.

I am most enamored of the snowman she and her husband created. I kept trying to figure out how to sneak it out to my car... I think it is too cute for words.

Mr. Snowman certainly did his part in our celebrating with a white Christmas this year. How was your celebration. I am looking forward to the new year. Before that comes I do want to wind up a few loose ends for 2010 so that I can start 2011 with a clean slate. That means at least one new post before the new year- I love a new start!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Resurrection of the Blog?

Hello??.....Is anyone still out there??? talk about neglect and abandonment! it's not illegal to do those things to a blog? is it??? I better hope not. It has been more than 2 yes TWO years since my last post.....good grief where does the time go. It doesn't seem that long. Anyway I had a great weekend with the some of the girls who just happened to mention that they missed my blog. I am not sure that I have anything new to say but hey! I can catch up. When my laptop died without backup ( I know. I know) I was happy one evening a good while back to realize that many of those pictures were saved right here on this blog. I was very happy about that.

In recent history I am just back from a 3 day weekend at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We had a great time at the new Knitting Addiction where we were tempted with lots of lovely yarn and the beautiful yarn of Ellyn Cooper. Oh my. Her colors are stunning! I might have needed a few skeins.

My pictures from this trip are few due to the fact that I dropped and broke my camera Halloween night at work. I didn't realize how much I have missed it since I don't have it. I did take a couple of not so great photos with my cell phone so I will share those. It's just not a blog post without some pictures.

One of our favorite places to eat is the Outer Banks Brewery Station. Pam and I dined there when we arrived Thursday night and we ( meaning I) couldn't wait to send a picture on to Becky and Sandy in an effort to get them to hurry up and join us on Friday. ( ok- let's see if I can remember how to put a picture in here.....fingers crossed- here I go)

They brew some really great beers there. I love their crab good.

So I guess this is a start and I have a few ideas for future posts. I need to clean up my sidebars and take some pictures of some knitting. Because after all this is STILL a knitting blog. for the most part. I think

Wait! Here is a project that I have been working on. This is a picture of the beginning of the back but I am finished with the back and am almost finished with the two sides so YES here is the knitting content. It IS still a knitting blog. Knit Happy everyone!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I love Coffee...I love ....

Spending time at Smith Mountain Lake and relaxing while I sit here and complete my
Starbucks Swap Questionnaire.....

1. Full name emmy ( I will email you more)

2. Ravelry name Lakeknitter

3. Email address I think you have that :)

4. Blog address (if you have one)

5. Handmade item you desire in the swap (bag, cup cozy, etc.) Seeing as how I cannot resist

a bag- A BAG! any kind is great - knit , sewn, felted- I love bags!

6. Starbucks item you desire (gift card, mug, beans, etc.) You SURPRISE me on this one!

7. Favorite Starbucks beverage/bean I usually buy Breakfast Blend beans and I find

myself ordering ff Caramel Machiatto most often

8. Favorite snack food I love chocolate but this is probably not the best time to send

chocolate to the south! Chex Party mix, nuts- I love most foods!

9. Favorite color(s) Green-,in all of it's shades ( Can you tell?) and blues, purple-

I am most fond and am drawn to bright colors.

10. Favorite fragrance Cinnamon, coffee, grapefruit- no florals

11. What types of things do you like to knit? Everything! Sweaters, shawls,socks

12. Do you spin? Nope

13. Do you dye your own yarn? I have played around with it once or twice.

14. Favorite yarns Anything bright and colorful. I do not like the feel of acrylic.

15. Favorite needles I use my Knitpicks Harmony needles the most then my Denise

16. Do you have any allergies? Cigarettes, cat hair ( if they are all over me)

17. Would you be willing to prepare an angel kit if necessary? I would be willing to assist

an angel by contributing a Starbuck's gift card. I would not be good at doing

the handmaking part of a second package.

18. Do you have any special requests? Nope~ I love a surprise

19. Do you have any pets? No

20. Is your home smoking or nonsmoking? Non Smoking

Well that sums up my Starbuck's Knitting Swap questionnaire. In case you didn't notice I used colors that remind me of the "Happy Forest" yarn I am using on my current favorite project for my answers. I started this in the morning and it has taken me all day! I know. I just couldn't help it but the sun came out and I had to go play. Then a storm came up and I had to go in and watch a movie.

We had a nice 4th here at the lake. There was the usual parade of golf carts and a pig roast. The fireworks last night were first class. Rumor is that one of our fellow campers spent 3500.00 on them. They were that good and I was sad not to have had my camera with me. This picture of Clay was taken a couple of weeks ago. He was not real happy that I did not approve of his dirty face...BOYS!!! Gotta love em!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Long Time No See

I have decided that the great and wonderful RAVELRY (OZ) has been detrimental to the writing of this blog. I am so addicted !

But...I signed up for a Fun swap and I hate for people to follow a link to my blog and find NOTHING! I hate that for all my friends as well. So here I am giving it another stab!

This is the swap- it is all about coffee and yarn! Definitely two of my favorite things. sign ups end tonight but here is a link Can you see the link? It is that first word "link" just in case anyone interested reads this TONIGHT!!

On the knitting front, I am right busy. I am knitting the February Ladies Sweater ( link won't work if you aren't in Ravelry- if not - why not?) which is an adaptation of Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater but upsized for a grownup. Most of Ravelry is knitting it already or thinking about knitting it, or dreaming about knitting it. Wanna see my yarn? I do have a picture of that. As for the actual sweater I have done so much ripping that I haven't gotten too too far.

Isn't that an absolutely gorgeous green?? YES! You know it is! That is Dream in Color Classy in the Happy Forest colorway. It makes me so happy when I look at it or even ! Knit! with it.

Well if you have stuck around and checked in on me from time to time I hope you ARE pleased to see that someone is home! Next time I will "leave the light on"

Sunday, January 27, 2008

No Excuses ...Just Bloggin'

I cannot believe how quickly time flies. So that means I have missed reflecting on 2007 and goal setting for 2008. I have no FO's of great magnitude to list. It is what it is and is pretty much how I am. Flights of fancy and lots of WIP's that is me.

Back to how time flies and as we all know it REALLY flies when you are having fun!! and boy did I have fun last weekend ( Jan 18,19, and 20). It is always great fun when you combine knitting and friends and a weekend that started EARLY on Friday no less! at a lakeside hotel. That's right I was one of the 38 or so lucky attendees at Knittin' at the Lake 2008! It was so much fun. It was so good to see the friends that were made last year and we couldn't believe that it had been a year already! This year I promise! I will make it to TNK!! PROMISE!

There have been great accounts documented here and here. My picture in pj's is on the World Wide WEB so I won't share it again. If you have missed just go and check out Robin's and Mary's Blogs highlighted above.

Here are some highlights of the weekend captioned:

Door Prize donations and this is NOT ALL of them!! Please enlarge and be sure to support the LYS and companies that supported our weekend. I can remember YARN LOUNGE, HOLLY SPRING HOMESPUN, KNITTING ADDICTION, INTERWEAVE PRESS, KNITTING SISTERS. Please go to Robin's Blog to see the entire and wonderful list
Yes....that is a FIVE pound Candy Bar. and Tammy is just "foolin". I shudder to think of how many WW Points that would be. I don't know who won it- I am just glad that it wasn't me!!!

Lindy is working on her first real garment which is going to be a lovely sweater. She started on the car ride to the lake and had most of the knitting finished while at the retreat. I can't wait to see it!!

We got to knit looking out a wall of windows that overlooked the lake. This was so relaxing for me as I am really missing my own lake.

Stay tuned for tomorrow or Tues. maybe Wed.... I will post some pictures of the FO's brought to display and motivate. Really awesome garments and other knit items.

Did I mention what a fun weekend this was???

Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Coffee Swap that is! Certainly is good for getting at least one post a week out of me. I have been reading where parts of the country are being hit by snowstorms and some bloggers that I read are on their THIRD already. I feel guilty. This week has been warm, crazy warm- hitting 80 one day! Good grief it is almost Christmas!!! This is NOT Florida. No heat for me and last night I thought I would HAVE to turn on the AC. But anyway enough of the weather.

My topic this week is:

For many people, Winter is a time of cold weather and snow - and many fun outdoor activities that can only be enjoyed during those times! What's YOUR favorite activity in Winter, and is it even outdoors??

How is easy is this?!! My favorite winter activity is KNITTING!! and no I don't do it outdoors in the winter- spring, summer and fall YES but not in the cold cold. Now I love to knit and be warm and cozy indoors and watch the snowfall. Yes that would be my favorite activity in the winter.

Beautiful yarn purchased at Stitches East, hopefully to be knitted up into a cute vest this WINTER!!

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