Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Currently on the Needles

My knitting has remained simple this past week.  I am recovering from an entire weekend of entertaining out of town family and celebrating my daughter's wedding.  Phew!  I am thrilled to be back to my ever so boring life.  In the photo is the gradient cowl I started with the gold striping which I am loving as it lengthens.  My featherweight cardigan (not photoed) is making progress as well.

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, is the book my son said is a must read book, I've only just started so no opinions as of yet.  I am excited to read a well recommended book :)

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.

that's me on the left and my favorite (only) sister

Guess what?  I have a son in law!  Yep.  It's nice and my am I glad to NOT think or talk about planning a wedding. It's not as fun as they lead you to believe.  I am missing about 7 hours of sleep from a three day celebration.

We had family on both sides from:  Ontario Canada, Minnesota, Ohio, Maryland, California, South Dakota, Arizona, Oregon, New York, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey.  Oh and Pa.... My little town and the surrounding areas received a boost in their economy!

me, my daughter and my mother in law

I was completely unplugged yesterday so when the photographer gives the kids the files, I'll be able to share a few for you.  The day was filled with all sorts of emotions, the service was beautiful and the reception went well enough, there were glitches but only the few know about them.

the bridal bouquet

Today I had a luncheon for all of the families that were still in town, which ended up being quite relaxing.  We rented a tent and I served sandwiches and salads.  Oh and there is lots and lots of cake!
My freezer is stuffed and we will not be shopping for food any time soon.

How funny to be the "old" people at a gathering.  It seems like yesterday we were just getting married and were young and hip.  Now we watch another generation begin a life time together.

I am so glad that this coming week is super boring.
flowers from the rehearsal dinner

how was your weekend?

I hope to catch up with all of you over the week :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Currently on the Needles

Call me crazy, but I cast on another Featherweight Cardigan.  I thought about this project for more than two weeks and I know that when I get to the arm holes and am left with knitting miles of stockinette for the body to knit,  I'll wish that I had never ever cast on.  But right here, right now, stockinette is my balm.  Featherweight is a sweater that is versatile and wearable.  So during these summer days of heat and humidity I have a lightweight project in my lap buying my time for when fall appears.

This week I'm reading some short stories of Flannery O'Connor.  I haven't had time to start a novel and once this weekend is finished (the wedding!!!) I'll be able to sink into a good story or two.  My son arrived on Monday and brought with him a "must read" book.  Gotta love those kinds of books.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams