Friday, June 20, 2008

So the doorbell's the neighbor girl coming to play with Tot for a bit. Low and behold there are two boxes on my porch from my dear BFF!!!! Socktopus! I met Miss Mali at Camp Kaw Kaw this year. It was very strange and there were all these crossing paths and weird incidences.....but we ended up budsl. She makes me happy I'm a knitter. Happy that i'm blessed with such wonderful people in my life. She also knows how to make me very happy. Hub was present for the unwrapping of the goodies! I paused midway, looked at him and said this must be better than Christmas. Seriously. First we have the edible goods. Chocolates, english biscuits from traditional to organic versions. Ritter Sport bars which I adore! McVities...a must. Tea of course!
Total sock stash enhancement! With the most adorable bag that I was desperate for at camp! ; )
The model today is Charlie the gardener. He's so tired from a long day in the garden that he's decided to prop up on a pot and take a bit of a rest. I love him. I placed him here so that I can look at him when I swing. I love garden whimsy.
This is where Charlie lives. Hub got this swing for me for our 5th anniversary. Or 3rd??? I don't know but I'm thinking it's been longer than two years due to the growth of this bed in the picture. I love sitting here. It looks at another mature bed that I dug by hand with nonpowered tools. Sweat, blood, and ice cold beer. I get a certain feeling of accomplishment when I look at it. It's a lovely place to knit.
I can't get the link to work for Socktopus.....visit her at

Thank you Mali! You sure do know how to make a girls day! I can't wait until we go to Rhinebeck!!!!
I miss you so.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

This is a pic of the yarn room prior. Just for those who are curious. The bed was one of the ugly wrought iron ones from the 90's that realllllly needed to go. When we moved in I made it a room with a bed and stuff I didn't know what else to do with. Then I started knitting and these mysterious piles crept up mixed with sewing machines and fabrics and dollies apparently.

Which eventually led to this........................

With good company.

And ended like this. No! Thank you very much. That's not me half cocked.....but I do know that person. Is that a yarn ball stuffed down in that boot?
This is what happens at A Taste of Wine. ; )