Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Afghan: March, April, May

I just realized I never showed the blocks for March, April and May.  Must have been too busy finishing sweaters for the Motherless Child Foundation and knitting tees for myself.  So, duck, you are being bombarded with the squares for all three months.  I continue to marvel how nicely the bulk undyed sock yarn from WEBS knits up. All squares were designed by Vicki Mikulak for the Yahoo Group Holiday Mystery Gifts.

March Squares:


April Squares:

May Squares:

Now I am all caught up.  Knit on Merrily!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


At least one person's opinion on the state of affairs of our current political events.  Angie and I took a drive yesterday.  Instead of driving along Lake Michigan, we took the road to the right and drove along Lake Hamlin which runs perpendicular just east of Lake Michigan and guess what we found?

In case you have trouble reading the headings on the two doors, the top one is labeled "Politicians" and the bottom door says "Voters."  I am trying to figure out how to avoid all those PAC ads between now and November.  Maybe I'll just watch Netflix. 

Back to knitting on my latest Tee.

Knit on , merrily!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Part 3: Froggy went a frogging...

...and has been sent back to his lily pad hopefully for a long time-out.  The sweater disaster has been fixed and is ready for summer weather. Knit with sock yarn consisting of 75% Bamboo and 25% Nylon on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.  The pattern is named Celebrity and is from a Verena magazine.

Knit on Merrily!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears, O My!

Well only bears.

I have had a lousy week; my hives have returned due to an allergic reaction to who knows what, my desk top computer's hard drive with all my favorite games finally gave up the ghost after many years of service, and the firewall on my lap top has given me fits all day long.   So yesterday my daughter and I sought some diversion and took a drive to Cadillac, Michigan to visit the used bookstore. On the way, we saw lots of cars parked on the side of the road, showing that the Morel mushroom hunters were out in force since it had rained most of Thursday.  We were fleetingly thinking about joining the search for Morels when we saw this sign:

We had not seen this sign before on M55, a few miles west of Cadillac  and it does look almost brand new.  As soon as Angie saw the sign, she said "Well, maybe not.  I'm not going out there looking for mushrooms."  Apparently bears are frequently seen further south than they used to be.  For some of us the re-appearance of bears in the lower Peninsula is progress, along with the eagle which is now off the endangered species list as well. But they could have better manners and habitate in areas were the Morel mushroom is not to be found.  After all, even Angie eats Morels.

Next post will hold some knitting news again.  Froggie has been banished back to his lily pad and the Verena top is now wearable. And, I have started a new Tee with Maggi Knits Irish Linen yarn (52% cotton and 48% linen). As you can see I am on a sweater knitting kick lately.

So keep on knitting, merrily.