Yesterday woed press would not let me post anything, the meme for tuesday was about what performers, bands, concerts you have been too and I was going to list my whole six!

Gilbert O’sullivan of Clare famie in ’72

The Carpenters—we have only just begun—my recessional at my wedding in ’73

Lucille Mandrill—at a Longaberger convention

Paul Anka—also at a Longaberger convention

Trans Siberian Orchestra (I actually fell asleep during it)

and my all time favorite Kansas—-Carry ON My wayward Son, a song I played over and over when I was 9 months pregnant with my first until I knew every word by heart–and 37 years later I still do.

Today is WIP Wednesday—-and this is my summer of KAL’s (Knit Alongs for those who haven’t any idea)  I started the first one on Monday—Through The Loops Mystery Knit Along—I am using some well marinated stash, that was gifted to me when another knitter de stashed, as Tom and I sat for two hours last week untangling it and winding it we kinda know why it was discarded, just looking at it we knew it would be a night mare but its cashmere===I may not be one of the COOL KIDS using a gradient, I have finished the first clue and love it and Learned a new stitch

The Next one starts June 21 and is a Boo Knits Ocean Breeze MKAL, I will be using Hand Maiden Sea Silk in Nova Scotia gifted to me by Darcy Watts several years ago, and Hand Maiden Maidenhair in Tourmaline and 800 sea blue triangle beads. 


I am also doing a KAL with Ria—we are doing the Dream Bird Shawl, she is part of group on Ravelry that takes their knitting very seriously, this will be her dissertation due at the end of August. she wanted moral support and provided the yarn—Knit Picks Chroma in Grey and Paperback, in fingering weight, we are waiting to get together to start it. 


In between clues I am also knitting Cascade Shawl #3 by Brian Smith,Vixen by Tori Gurbisz and Seasons of Life by Kay Meadors, I also signed up for the Game of Thrones KAL but am waiting until all the clues are in to start it, and two more Boo Knits—summer for me will be all about lace and beads. 









Charity Knitting For May

involved a challenge of sorts to make vests for babys—-countless patterns were reviewed, favorited and queued but I chose All In One by Marianna Mel as my go to pattern.  I made 12 and gave one to Jeannie for her girl friends baby girl—her dad is a hunter and they have been Pinning everything camo for her. I enjoyed every one of these projects—here are the last few I finished and a shot of all but one. 




knit on!!!


this post is on irony not whining as I have become know to do


Our air conditioner in our apartment living room has been on the fritz since late autumn.  We have been subject to a few 80 degree days already this year and it just doesn’t push out cold air.  On Friday Tom stopped at maintenance and told them the problem–since more 80 degree days were predicted for the weekend. Of course he got there too late and they scheduled us for Tuesday.  The air conditioner man has been here twice this morning and it worked beautifully each time he was here, In between nothing but hot air comes out. He said he will recommend we get a new one to the boss man because of our asthma related health issues but it will be a couple of weeks before he can get one. 


We are not allowed to put in our own window AC’s. we can put in a room one which we have in the bedroom, but at 700$ a pop I can’t afford another one of them right now. =====so my inside attire will be tank tops and cut off shorts and hope no one drops by unannounced because no one needs to see that picture!!! 






It seems every where I looked (Pinterest, Facebook, Ravelry) there was this cute pattern for a wreath that looked like a sun.  It was crocheted and very doable but I wanted to see if I could KNIT the sun!  It is now hanging on my front door and I could not be more pleased with the effort!





Tea and Knitting

We know I love Tea and we know I love Knitting (and almost as much crocheting). Today i wanted to tell you about my experience with Rooibos Tea and its affect on my allergies.


Health benefits of red rooibos tea include its use as a cure for nagging headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. The tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins. You can enjoy the refreshing beverage all day long with no possible side effects. Drinking rooibos tea can further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief to asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system of the human body.



I drink a lot of Twinings Red Rooibos, I drink it hot, or iced and it really does relieve my sneezing, itchy throat and post nasal drip. I can’t take medication because of other help complications and I can easily tell when I am missing my Rooibos. I have also purchased it from Adagio, Republic of Tea and Teavana and of course Tazo.  Some folks don’t care for it but I love it and am so grateful that it works for me.





On the knitting needles—I am knitting sunshine (to be revealed later) and a mitered baby blanket in blues for my friends from THIS post.

Their dream is coming true next month when they adopt their new son! I am so happy for them and I know what a blessing adoption is


KNIT ON!!!. . 

Four Generations

SUnday we had a big visit at Jeannie and John’s house—4 generations gathered to see little Maisie—Tom cooked, we all laughed and had a wonderful afternoon, Here are pictures to prove it! 









Tom’s folks who are known as Pa and Blankie, Pops and Gigi (tom and I) Great Uncle Dave and Aunt Paula, were the visitors!