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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


Another Short Break

Hello, hello.  Another short blog break — for a very good reason.

Little Miss was here for a short visit and Gram and Granddad spent our time enjoying her company.


Little Miss and Moira met for the first time.  You can see how well they got along.  She kept us on our toes.

I apologize for being missing here and on your blogs.  I’m clearing the reader, starting new this week and trying to get back on track.

Thank you for visiting with me.




FO Friday ~ Tidewater


Pattern  ::  Tidewater by Laura Aylor
Yarn  ::  Knit Picks Lindy Chain, thicket colorway
Needle  ::  US 4 (3.5 mm)

The Tidewater top is finished.  Knitting ended on August 10 and then I put off weaving the loose ends.  Now that it’s completed, I wish I’d finished it sooner.  It’s perfect for the summer weather and looks nice under a jacket.


I made several modifications to the pattern; the most obvious was knitting the body in stockinette instead of garter.  Extra increases were added from the underarm down to give more drape and fullness.  And last, I opted for side vents rather than the one back vent suggested.  I Love It!


KP Lindy Chain is a 70% linen/30% cotton chainette yarn.  This was my first time using Lindy Chain and I’m pleased with the feel and drape.

I think I’d enjoy knitting this again, maybe a size larger with 3/4 sleeves to make a cozy pullover.

I hope your September is off to a good start.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet