Thursday, February 25, 2010


This last Sunday was Jorden's 16 birthday :D :D :D
We went boot shopping. All my guys needed new boots. This is no easy feat ( okay bad pun ). They all had different ideas of what a boot should be. Andre was the first to find a pair, at the first stop :D a few stores later Brent found a nice pair. Many stores later Jorden found a pair that will work for now. I don't think they are as sturdy as the others, but that's what he wanted so as long as he is happy SWEET :D

When we got home Nemmy decided to make a bed out of the box.

That's when I saw the boot maker's name..... LOL

She been sleeping in her "cat box" everyday, and was not pleased to find one of the other cats thought it was a scratching post ;)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Last week I went looking for books on Reiki again. I was able to not only find some more old knitting books, I also got all the books on Reiki that I was looking for YIPPEE

A wonderful friend, did an Archangel Oracle card reading for me. It was very cool, really helped me out.
The cards are so pretty. DH took me to the store to get a deck for me........ 3 times, I didn't want to pay quite so much. They came with a small book and DVD on how to use them, so it wasn't a bad price, I was just looking for the deck itself. I had just paid full price for one of the books on Reiki ( the rest were less than $1 with credit at the used book store :D ) and didn't want to spend more on me.
We got them anyway ( he's so sweet :D )
So not only did we all get Mexican food from our favorite place, but I got new cards too :D hope everyone had a great Valentines Day :D
DS#2's Birthday is coming up pretty soon.
Last year my poor garden went through hell. It got so hot and dry....... it dried my green beans on the vine :( tomatoes didn't get much fruit until October! a month later the frost hit :(
For my Birthday last year, we got a herb garden started. If it had not been for DS#2 aka Jorden, my whole garden would have died out. He kept all of the herbs except for the chives and basil alive the whole winter :D The chives are starting to pop up again :D
This year Jorden has control of the whole garden. The hot boxes, herbs, roses, grapes, and now the small green house DH got for us ( a good deal, really like him working at a tool shop :D )
He moved the grapes to a better spot, and is putting roses there instead, he picked out 3 different kinds of roses. One red, one white with pink trimmed petals, and a climbing red and white one.
He took over my yellow rose bush a few years ago....... he saved it :D it's huge now. He also takes care of the roses out front. They are a mix of ours and Dads.
He asked for a blue rose bush, for his birthday. I'll have to mail order that one :) He's got it looking better then ever :D
I benefit from this the most as he brings me flowers daily for most of the year :D ( the bees like it too lol ) and the herbs wow....... this has changed the way we cook.
Mom only used black pepper and salt as I was growing up. So I tend to add a fair amount of herbs and spices ( you know to make up for it ;) lol )
When Jorden cut our thyme for the first time I was hooked. I had only had freshly cut thyme once before at my sisters place in Wisconsin. It had just popped out of the ground up there ( in May I think ), she wanted to show Jorden how it use it, but only had a bit. It was good.
Now days he asks what herbs I need for dinner and he cuts them for me on the spot. Food was never so good.
He has sage, 3 kinds of thyme, mint, basil, parsley, 2 types of oregano, chives, rosemary, and garlic. He is adding another type of chives as well as basil, plus chamomile and marjoram :D This is so sweet :D
The lettuce is is going great can cut it soon. Swish card is going crazy ( Dad should love that ),
the wild strawberries, we got from my sister ( poor things had a rough ride down here ) made it through the winter :D
Dad wants yellow zucchini so we are adding that as well.
Trying chili again been reading this time ( knock, knock, knock )
Last year I put some right into the little cup things, and some I tried wet starting ( between paper towel in a covered bowl ) well it says you should do both. First wet them for a day then plant them in the cups.... I so hope this works, DH has gotten really good at roasting them :D
Life is GOOD

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Eye Cloth

Eye Cloth
11 ½ by 11 ½ inches unblocked
Size 5 US
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
115 yards worsted 100% cotton yarn, shown in Peaches & Crème’s Sage
K = knit
P = purl
Cast on 55 stitches
1 - 7) knit
8) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
9) knit all stitches
10 - 21) repeat 8 and 9 ( 6 more times )
22) k6, p18, k7, p18, k6
23) k23, p9, k23
24) k6, p16, k3, p5, k3, p16, k6
25) k21, p3, k7, p3, k21
26) k6, p14, k3, p9, k3, p14, k6
27) k19, p3, k11, p3, k19
28) k6, p12, k3, p4, k5, p4, k3, p12, k6
29) k17, p3, k4, p7, k4, p3, k17
30) k6, p10, k3, p4, k9, p4, k3, p10, k6
31) k15, p3, k5, p3, k3, p3, k5, p3, k15
32) k6, p7, k4, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k4, p7, k6
33) k13, p4, k6, p2, k5, p2, k6, p4, k13
34) k6, p9, k3, p5, k3, p3, k3, p5, k3, p9, k6
35) k16, p3, k4, p9, k4, p3, k16
36) k6, p11, k3, p4, k7, p4, k3, p11, k6
37) k18, p3, k4, p5, k4, p3, k18
38) k6, p13, k3, p11, k3, p13, k6
39) k20, p3, k9, p3, k20
40) k6, p15, k3, p7, k3, p15, k6
41) k22, p3, k5, p3, k22
42) k6, p17, k9, p17, k6
43) k24, p7, k24
44) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
45) knit all stitches
46 - 47) Repeat 44 - 45
48) k6, p18, k7, p18, k6
49) k24, p7, k24
50) k6, p17, k9, p17, k6
51) k23, p9, k23
52) k6, p16, k11, p16, k6
53) k22, p11, k22
54) k6, p15, k13, p15, k6
55) k21, p13, k2156) k6, p14, k15, p14, k6
57) k20, p15, k20
58) k6, p13, k17, p13, k6
59) k19, p17, k19
60) k6, p12, k19, p12, k6
61) k18, p19, k18
62) k6, p11, k21, p11, k6
63) k17, p21, k17
64) k6, p10, k23, p10, k6
65) k16, p23, k16
66) k6, p9, k25, p9, k6
67) k15, p25, k15
68) k6, p8, k27, p8, k6
69) k14, p27, k14
70) k6, p7, k29, p7, k6
71) k13, p29, k13
72) k6, p6, k31, p6, k6
73) k12, p31, k12
74) k6, p6, k31, p6, k6,
75) knit all
76) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
77 - 82) repeat rows 75 and 76 ( 6 more times )
Knit 7 rows
Bind off, weave in ends.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunset and Full Moon plus BOOKS

A few evenings ago Jorden was able to get this photo :)

On the night of the full moon he took these shots of the moon coming over the mountains through our yucca plants and pine trees.

Went out looking for some books on Reiki this week, didn't find what I was looking for but I did find a few knitting books ;)

Altogether a grand total of $7.25. I love having guide books from different times. These range from the mid 1950's to 2004.

The Yummy Yarns and Knit one for The Kids are old library books that I had checked out at one time or other :) a couple of cute patterns in both. They have a tiny used book store in the library I've wanted to check out for ages. I finally got there when they were open :) :)

A few more of my finds over the last few weeks. With credit at the used book store they were only a few cents each :) :) :) These are from 1967 to 1993.