The Autumn Thing To Do!

Time to get those hand-picked apples and to see all the wonderful sites that go with it!  Off we went to one of our local apple orchard, Goold Orchards.  We went on a day that reached 82 degrees!  Surprisingly, there were lots of people and cars, but not that many apples.  Guess we were at the tail end of the season!  Anyway, it was great walking among the many apple tress and selecting only the apples that looked good to you!

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We found lots of pumpkins, a huge field of them and found two that needed to come home!

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I think my front steps show off my weekend activity nicely!

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Puppy was so excited to see us.  He was waiting patiently for me to come home!

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Happy travels,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

The calendar says autumn, but the weather is still in the 70’s and, around here, hitting 80 degrees this weekend!  The great cool nights and bright sunshine are lighting up those yellows, oranges, and browns.  I am finding so many patterns that I want to do, but with little time available! Hopefully, some day I will be able to work on knitting of being with family for most on the day!  Time will tell!

I found probably the last of my hydrangeas!

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I found this very unusual scarf on Ravelry is called Spoke Scarf and it is just beautiful! What a statement it makes!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Autumn welcome!

With the third week of September here, it’s officially Autumn, as of 10:29pm EST Monday evening.  I think its time to start looking at knitting those holiday gifts that might be on your list.  I had to show off some beautiful fall pictures first- the colors are just unbelievable!

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So, off I went to my favorite local knitting store, Trumpet Hill, to look for some fun finger yarn to make a new pair of socks for someone?  I found this great yarn by Berroco Sox that is a super wash wool and nylon.  The colors in the yarn are so awesome!  there is blues, greens, pinks, even yellows and oranges.  I can’t wait to see how the yarn works in the k2p2 to ribbing pattern that I have mentioned before from Simple Sock Knitting Pattern.  This pattern is one of the easiest patterns, the ribbing continues until you start to decrease for the two area!  Can’t wait to move this knitting project along!

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My socks are beginning with pinks and blues – looking good to me!

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Start thinking about your knitting projects.

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

So, I been looking for something to make with the two skeins of beautiful yarn that I bought at the Old Sturbridge Village, in Massachusetts last weekend.  The colors, sage and dark walnut, are muted and remind me of colors we would see in the woods when colors change!  Here are a couple of ideas that I found!

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How about this warm pair of Tweedy Mittens?  These are great to have on those cold winter days and I can use both of my skeins of yarn just like the pattern.

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How about this great looking hat called Robin Hood.  I love the way the buttons add and unexpected interest.  Really cute!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts!

Even though Saturday for us was raining, damp, and very cloudy, special person and  I went for a ride.  I just couldn’t stand sitting and icing my aching ankle any longer!  So, off we went for a ride in the rain!  Getting to the Old Sturbridge  Village was an easy trip – almost a straight shot in the eastern direction.  My main interest for going there was that they were scheduled to reenact the spinning of the  wool, dying the yarn, and they sell it in their gift shop.  During that time the locals used black walnuts and sage to dye the yarns.  It was really fun to watch the women demonstrate how the women of the 1800’s used to work so hard each and every day in all aspects of life, especially the making of their own yarn to knit items for themselves and family.  For them it was a necessity! Enjoy my pictures!

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I have to say a big, thank you, to Carol in the Village gift shop who helped me and shared knitting stories.  It always fun to find another knitter and share ideas.  I know her gift she is making for a grandchild will be beautiful!  Carol, send me a picture and I will feature it in one of my upcoming blogs!  Thanks again!

Happy knitting,

Nancy

Friday Finds!

So, we know that we are headed for the cooler weather and there are so many great patterns out there to keep you and your family warm and cozy.   I found a couple that I wanted to share with you and might even decide to make myself!

One way to stay nice and warm is to knit a great neck-hugging cowl.  This one is even knitted in my favorite color, grey!

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This adorable hat will keep your little one safe from any winter weather!  You can also make it for yourself as well.  I just love the color too!

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

The Tugboat Roundup!

This weekend was the Tugboat Roundup in Waterford, NY.  This event brings the canal to life with all sizes and shapes of tugboats, vendors of food and handmade goods, fireworks and more!  Just a great time to walk around and enjoy the great weather and sights.  The tugboats were open to walk around in and check out.  Here are some of my pictures!

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My knitting is going well.  My sock (singular) is getting along nicely.  I love the way the colors blend in with the ribbing. This is the pattern that is a straight knitting tube till you decrease for the toes area.  It was appropriately called, Simple Sock Knitting Pattern!  I am anxious to finish the one sock and start the other.  This is the beginning (hopefully) of many more socks!

 

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Happy knitting,

 

Nancy

Friday Finds!

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September is proving to be warmer than August was and it’s nice to look around and still find beautiful flowers!

So, I found this awesome free pattern on Ravelry just in time for autumn.  It’s called a Lace Cotton Pouchette and I love the way the pattern has a unique open-weave pattern along  the  lower section of the Pouchette.  I am excited to give this fun pattern a try!  I would love to knit it in a rich, fall color like deep green, golden yellow or even a pale pumpkin shade.  The possibilities are endless!

 

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Happy knitting,

Nancy

September is here!

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  For the most part, my weekend was busy and fun, especially  since I was finishing up celebrating my birthday of last week!  Thanks to all the well wishes and to family and friends, too!  For most of us, it is back to work, schools are starting, and teachers are scrambling!  It’s been really hot and humid, so we are not thinking of fall yet.  Please tell my trees, cause their leaves are definitely falling all over my green grass!  I do think autumn is beautiful, I would just like it to wait a little while longer!

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Puppy and I spend some time on the front steps since I still have my ankle wrapped and am not supposed to be walking him.  Thanks to my helper who has been coming by and walking puppy every couple of days.  It keeps him in check and not driving me crazy when he looks at me and seems to say, “what’s the deal – time to take me for a walk”!  He is such a funny dog!

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Here he is before his trip to the groomers.  I love the way he looks, but it’s a lot of care and he has now bumped twice into the door on the way into the house, so I think those cute bangs have to go!

My pumpkin 2 row reservable scarf is completed and ready for the upcoming fall weather!  According to the new Vogue Knitting magazine a “must have for fall is a statement scarf!”

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Make this your statement scarf this fall!

 

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Happy Knitting,

Nancy

 

 

 

Friday Finds!

I’m waking up to another beautiful day to the beginning of Labor Day weekend!

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I just received an email about the Vogue Knitting Live Destination Event being held in Block Island, RI in early September!  It looks like 4 days of knitting workshops, visiting the Northern Light Fibers Micro Yarn Mill, and key speaker, Deborah Newton.  Sounds like an awesome few days with some very talented knitters.  This event will be unique in that besides the great networking and learning experience, it looks like the sights of Block Island are beautiful!  This will be on my wish list for sure!

Happy knitting,

Nancy