Friday, August 24, 2007


YUCK! It's almost 100 degrees again today. Blah. I'm NOT a summer kinda gal. I like to get the fire going, bake bread, and cuddle under blankies with the babies. I love the feeling of watching a beautiful snowstorm outside while my home keeps me warm and snug. Sigh.

Anyway, squash is in the dehydrator today; cubes, shredded, and chips. When it's done, we'll load tomatoes. I love to snack on a dried roma tomato! One thing about the heat, it is so good for all the tomatoes and eggplants! We just keep getting thunderstorms late in the day, and we don't even have to water.

I'm knitting a fuzzy blue baby blankie. Well. I thought it was a BABY blanket. It seems rather larger than I thought it would be, and fuzzier? I'm using Hobby Lobby brand Yarn Bee Soft Delight in 2 shades of blue. It was $5 a skein, then they marked it done to $.99 regular price (?) and THEN a weekly sale was all their Yarn Bee yarn 50% off ! At $.50 a skein, I bought a LOT. Now I need to use it! It's easy to knit with and very soft. It doesn't hold it's shape very well, and it IS very fuzzy, I'm thinkin' it might be nasty in baby's mouth. But, another grandchild has already begged for it, so maybe it's a big kid blankie!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Whoa! It's HOT and HUMID! Oh, wait, it's August in Indiana, situation normal. The lovely thing is that our home is cool and dark. Perfect for a mountain dweller like me! And, I can knit, knit, knit! I'm making the granddaughters "Twirly Tops" from Vickie Howell's book, New Knits on the Block. I made the first one, and then thought, DUH! So I'm doing the next one on circs, WAY faster, and more fun!