Saturday, October 18, 2008



Well fall is offically in the air now. I spent the day with the family @ Mason Farms. ( ) There was a pumpkin farm, a corn stalk maze and lots of fun things for the kiddies to do. Here's a pic of Aija with her face painted. It says Boo!


Mary and I also went thru the maze with the kids.

mary and mioshee

Aija got a chance to go thru the petting zoo and pet some really hungry goats.


We didnt get a chance to pick out any pumpkins (they are cheaper @ Walmart) but we drank alot of cider and had a good time enjoying the day. Mason Farms is a good place for produce shopping (it's a farmer's market); I should have bought some apples for apple pie but I didnt even think about it until we left. Oh well. Good times were had by all!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Slippers Part Duex

Here's my step-son Eric's slippers; pre-felting.

I had planned on making these as Christmas presents for the family but since everybody needs a pair like RIGHT NOW I guess I'll have to knit something else for Christmas. This is the men's medium; Paton's Classic Merino in color Red and Black, US 13 needles. I'll post a pic of after felting.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So the clogs are done and I've started the second pair. In this pic, they are drying and stuffed full of walmart bags. I accidently knitted up the WIDE men's size and had a problem trying to felt them width-wise. Other than them being a little too wide, they came out nicely. Nice enough for me to attempt a second pair for the oldest boy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Huge is as huge does...

So I'm knitting the Fiber Trends Felted Clog for my step-son, who wears a size 12 shoe. Do you KNOW how big this clog has to be in order to felt down to that size? Well here's a pic for you to check out! I'm using Paton's Classic Merino Wool in color Forest with size US 13 needles; double stranded as per the pattern. This pattern is pretty simple to knit, you should try it!

Also, still on the needles is the Brea Bag. All it needs is a strap, but I've kinda stalled out on it because I got started on the clogs. Because thats the kinda pattern hussy I am, thats why!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Last Secret Pal Gift

Check out what my secret pal sent me! (Sorry I'm so late with this post.) Some very VERY pretty sock yarn, already wound up and a pattern to make a sock change purse. It's so cute. Thank you so much!

Suzy Homemaker

I've been feeling very domestic lately now that I'm spending more time indoors with the weather cooling now and all. I went out and bought a new crockpot.


My old one just wasnt big enough to hold enough food to feed my larger family. The only thing I ever cooked in it was chili and there was never enough. (Big chili eaters in my family!) I want to be able to put a roast, etc in there in the morning and come back in the evening and dinner being done. Hence the need for a new crock pot.

I also bought a crap load of granny smith apples to make pie and apple butter with.


Here's a pic of my pie b4 it went into the oven. It has that crumbley, brown sugar-y, stresel topping on it.

As for knitting, thats getting more and more cozy these days too. I'm almost done with the Brea Bag; the front and back are complete. It just needs a gusset and handles and it will be done. I've also started on a pair of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs for my step-son. They are going to be a Christmas gift, I think. I might as well get started on my Christmas knitting; hopefully I haven't started too late. Alot of the stores have the Christmas decorations already out! Yes, it's that time of year i love so much; fall and winter. Time to break out the big knits!

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