WIP Wednesday ~ 9.21.16


Little Pumpkin socks have finally found a rhythm.  The pattern uses a new-to-me cable to form the rounded tops of the pumpkins, easy to remember.  Last week I had just frogged, after the third mistake, and started again.  There is nothing wrong with the pattern as written and there are hundreds of completed projects on Ravelry.  My concentration has just taken a vacation.

2-dscn5134On the next try, I decided to simplify and knit the same stitch pattern for all the pumpkins instead of alternating and things are moving along nicely now.

I’ve downloaded Isle of Palms from OverDrive and finally found a story to keep my attention.

Happy Wednesday!

~  Janet

PS >  Miss Moira says Thank You Very Much for all the lovely birthday wishes.  🙂




Ponderings/Life · Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots ~ Moira’s Birthday

This weekend was all about Miss Moira.  06-IMG_2695

Since she moved through shelters and rescue foster care before we adopted her in June,  we weren’t sure of her exact birthdate.  The records listed September 17, maybe the day she was born or  her rescue date.  We decided to stick with this date.  So Saturday, Moira turned 2-years-old.

First, a nice long walk with Dad.  Moira L♥VES her morning walks.


After breakfast we took her to pick out a birthday toy and rawhide chews.  So many choices.

And after a special hamburger lunch,


a car ride, which is her next favorite thing after morning walks, to High Bridge.

We’re grateful every day that Moira’s part of our family.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!



WIP Wednesday ~ 9.14.16

Another lovely Wednesday morning, autumn is slowly beginning to show itself outdoors and in my knitting.


I’m doing my best to encourage the fall season to step up.  My September socks for the YOSS challenge have been started, twice.  I can live with a little mistake in my knitting, but three before you finish the leg, nope.  The pattern is Little Pumpkins Socks and the yarn is KP Stroll in foliage tonal.  I know you can’t tell much from the photo so I threw in the little cross-stitch pumpkin pillow I made several years ago.

I’m reading through magazines — Spin Off and Art Journaling — but stalled on books right now.  Just can’t find anything to keep me interested past the first couple chapters.  There are a couple of books on hold on Overdrive and we’ll see how they go when they’re available.

How are your projects coming along?

~  Janet