Category Archives: iPad Photos

Knitting by the Bay

I had the chance to spend Thursday down at Sandy Point State Park next to the Chesapeake Bay. Of course I had to bring the current pair of socks on the needles with me. These are for a friend who lives in a cold winter climate so these are STR heavy weight knit at a really tight gauge to keep her toes toasty this winter.

The weather was perfect for a picnic and crab feed. Although I think some of the residents weren’t sure about the crowd of troopers from around the US. But the humans had fun which is what matters

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50 Hats in 2014


I was invited to take part in 50 Hats in 2014 Challenge by Stacey of UrbanGypz and this is actually hat #2.   The idea is to set your own goal of how many hats you think you can knit in the upcoming year.  I am going to aim for 20 hats since that is doable for me.  Plus I won’t lose interest this way.

This hat is out of some handspun from FatCatKnits called Frog and Carp that I spun awhile ago.  The pattern is Mandelbrot from Knitty. My project page on Ravelry has the details on this hat.  I am casting on already for another one using this same pattern and yarn since I want to tweak it some to suit me.  So look for another one soon.

But the real question is pom pom or no pom pom.  Thoughts?


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January 8, 2014 · 4:24 pm

First Snow



Ended up with around 6 inches before it stopped.  Supposed to get freezing rain next before all rain. And snow again on Tuesday.  Time to knit!

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December 8, 2013 · 3:53 pm

Sign of the Season

A sign of the season is a lovely pumpkin spice latte from Beans in the Belfry after a nice hike along the C&O Towpath with some knitting on the side.


Frothy yummy and warm

Frothy yummy and warm

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Handspun Barley

My handspun knit up in a super soft Barley hat for a friend’s son. The yarn is two different shades of Miss Babs. Best part tons of yardage left to knit myself one too!




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A Special Treat

These unusual pickles are an old fashioned treat. Trying to find a watermelon with a thick rind requires knowing a farmer anymore but luckily I do know a few. Two slightly under ripe watermelons and a lot of time cutting, cleaning and peeling will turn out hopefully several pints of tender sweet watermelon rind pickles. And they are all for a special gift for a friend


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I was cleaning up the sewing table to be ready to machine quilt a quilt tomorrow and found this little embroidery piece I need to hang up. He is a cutie!


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