Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upside Down Downside Up

The cutest face ever.
Brennan wearing his infant sized bunny tail soakers as a hat.
Knitting is usually fun. Brennan is always funny.  Funny hats are always a hit. 
Wearing your diaper cover on your head is funny every time....
His mama says " this is his feed me face"!

Monday, October 22, 2012

This is So Fun

Spent some very happy hours at the park with Mya on Saturday.  Her words, "This is so fun!"
I thought the water park at Sarasota Bay Front was great.
Then we went to Turtle Beach on Siesta Key.

The water sparkled and the waves were huge.  I had more wonderful pictures of Mya running up and down chasing seagulls, but my cell phone drowned in the Gulf!  No matter the day was wonderful.  Spending time with Mya is always "So Fun".

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Infinity Scarf Etsy Trends

Etsy is always ahead of me or so it seems.  This am they sent an email with current Etsy Trends and what is "Hot this Season".  One of which is the popular Infinity Scarf or Moebius.  Of course their link directs you immediately  to hundreds of scarfs. link  Mine is not there as it is still on the needles, but I had the right idea to make one.
I am making mine out of Lion Brand's Amazing in wildflowers.   When I was up in Boston I spent some restful moments shopping on line and found Amazing on sale.  I went a little wild.  I love the color ways.  I bought lots of them and wish I had bought more.  I love this one it is called Mesa.

I have knit a cowl out of it.  It is so pretty and has some gold glass beads knit into it.  I need to buy more satin ribbon to weave into the eyelet on the top and bottom.  My pattern for this is here. link  I really need to update the pattern. I have learned how to knit the beads in by watching a video on Youtube. link  it is so easy to do and using the wire from the twist tie is great as the narrowness of it fits almost any beads.
Here is my Wildflower infinity scarf in progress.
I do not know how to die yarn or make colorways.  It is an endless mystery to me.  One that likely I will not venture to solve.  I know knitters who do this, from yarn they have washed, carded and spun.  Their kitchen sinks full of dazzling glass jars of color as they experiment with their colorfilled dreams. When their colors are set they start spinning these amazing fibers pulling spinning mixing color with color.  Just this skein of Amazing by Lion Brand has me in awe.  I have knit a good five inches of this scarf and have still not come up with a repeat of color.  It started with dusky, dusty browns, shadowy colors and has moved into soft greens and hints of rust.  Look at the inside of that skein up there.  I cannot wait to get to that rich ripe plumb color and that deep rich purple.  It is brilliant.  Appropriate to be making an infinity scarf out of these endless streams of color. 
Here are some more beautiful Infinity designs on Etsy.
Eva Miller made this lovely bracelet in her shop KapKa Design. You can find it here.  link
And here is a crochet infinity scarf in pumpkin chunky yarn
Mandy handcrafted this and you can find it in her shop here.  link
My tattoo is healing and getting smooth and soft.  I love it.  So I say to Etsy, "Yes I get it. What is Hot Right Now is Infinity"
To infinity and beyond!!


Sunday, October 7, 2012


Our Dear Phoebe passed away last night.  With Angie at her side she went peacefully back to our maker.

Angie watched over her.
A Prayer for Animals
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering:
for any that are hunted or lost of deserted
or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.
- Albert Schweitzer
Rest in Peace Dear Phoebe

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Yes I Did

Did you really do it?  Or is it just a picture?  No, I really did it. That is my wrist you are looking at.
Something that says what I can't always manage to say.  Something beautiful. Something I never would have dreamed that I would do.  Yet there it is along with the miracles and the Faith.  There is my one and only tattoo.
I am home. We are all presently in a safe harbour.  God is with us.