Turkey Time!

Well, we are almost to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!  What could be better than family, food, and more family!  This is the Holiday that gives you the opportunity to be in-the-moment with family and dear friends. There is conversation, laughter, and sincerity.  There is the young and the not so young.  This is the Holiday when it’s about feelings and gratitude.  This Holiday has a simplicity that appeals to me!


Happy life, happy knitting,


November is here!

The leaves are changing colors and are quickly falling to the ground.  I love that this tree is all different shades of yellow!


Even though we are enjoying unusually mild weather for the second week of November, Puppy is getting older and will be feeling the cooler weather soon, so I had to get him this comfy new bed!  He seems to really like it!


Sold another piece of mine at the Boho Chic Boutique, which is very exciting news!  Here is the replacement scarf in Gold  from Patons Classic Wool  in the Bulky weight.  You have to check out it out!


Don’t forget those great headbands too!


Happy knitting,


Happy Halloween!


Time to get those costumes ready and fill the Halloween bowl with all that candy for those ghosts and goblins!  I really miss those days when the kids were small and all excited to go around the neighborhood, meeting friends and getting all excited to be dressed up in costume.  Fun times for young and old!  Before long my beautiful grandson will be enjoying this tradition.  Time does march on…..

I’ve been knitting a new style of headband for Boho Chic Boutique to feature.  I have used this Super Bulky (6) yarn from Loops & Threads called Cozy Wool. I just love the color and think it would look great surrounding almost any color hair.  The cable is right in the front and will be sure to keep you warm on those cold days ahead.


Happy life, happy knitting,


Happy Friday!

Another week has gone by as October slips away.  Excited for the weekend to begin since I’m going with best friend to see my son and visit the community where he lives and works.  More on that next time.

Wanted to share a picture of my work from taking a bead felting class recently from The Art Center.  This was the first time best friend and I watched instructor Jeannie Thomma model the basically simple process of making felted wool beads from roving wool.  it reminded me of making meatballs, which I know, has been a very long time ago!  But the results are interesting, beautiful and unique as felting usually can be.  Here is a picture of what I have so far.


The long piece can be cut to make flat kind of discs and the round beads would be attached through the middle with thread or twine.  As my work continues, I will share!

Happy life, happy knitting,


Happy Friday!


So excited to say that this is the headband that I knitted  that sold at the recent Flaming Leaves Festival last weekend in Lake Placid through Boho Chic Boutique.  The Boutique will be showing some of my other knitted items, such as a beautiful autumn pumpkin-shade scarf, a couple of very colorful cowls, and more!  Check it out!


Recently, friends and I spent the day at a natural  museum called The Wildlife Center in Tupper Lake, NY.  What a great outdoor experience!  The buildings and presentation of the natural surrounding area was breathtaking! There is so much to see and enjoy during a beautiful fall day.


One of my favorite sights at The Center, was meeting Oliver the Barred Owl.  The young lady that was introducing him to the gathering was so informative and confident in handling him and telling us his story.  Seems that he had been hurt and The Center was taking care of him since his injury.  He was beautiful, looking around at all of us and just so awesome!


Here are some other pictures that I took during our day.




Stairs leading to the “Eagle Nest”!


The “Eagle Nest” that you could go in and look at the entire area.


This is an Erratic Display – placed here by a slow-moving glacier.

There’s so much more…

Happy life, happy knitting,


Happy Columbus Day!

So, here we are the beginning of October and this is a very special weekend for many reasons!

Fall is here. The colors are changing – yellows, oranges, bright reds  – we are lucky to live in a place that gives us the four seasons.  Each with it’s own unique gifts.  Get out there and enjoy the sights, hike, have a picnic, walk the dog, all before the next season arrives.

First, if you are anywhere near Lake Placid this weekend, you have to check out the Flaming Leaves Festival.  Why you say, because the Boho Chic Boutique of Waterford will be showing some of my knitted items!  I’m so excited to have made this business relationship with Carrie and know that she will have a great couple of days!


My new business cards!!


Check out my hand-knitted pieces!

So, another great part of this weekend will be that I get to take care of my beautiful grandson for a whole day!  This will be the first of many times, I’m sure, and I’m very excited to be able to be the Nana!  Love him so much!


Our Super baby!

Happy life, happy knitting,


An Fall Arrives!

This has to be one of my favorite seasons of the year.  The colors are just starting to turn and the air is crisp and comfortable.  Gone are the hot, sweaty days of summer  (sorry, completely honest here and I know that many feel the same way!)  I will miss the long days and the mild temperatures though.

So, went to my local “box” store to pick up some mums for the front door area and came home with these beauties!



They are called Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers and are Perennials!  I just love the colors and will be able to plant them before the ground gets so hard and have them in my yard forever.  They do require full sun and I am told they are very hardy.  I might think about getting these again next fall and create an area in the yard that is full of color!

I’m knitting right along on my fingerless gloves and just wish I have more time to put to knitting.  My days are so busy that I only get a couple of hours a day to knit!  kinda frustrating for my right now when I see such great fall ideas out there that I want to try and have orders to fill! Maybe someday I will have more knitting time!


Glad to say that I will be completing this project this weekend!  So excited to see them done!

Happy knitting,


Happy Friday!

Another beautiful weather week!  I don’t know about you, but I could have these cool nights and blue, mild days for awhile longer!  Puppy and I have been walking each and every night!


Went to my favorite knitting store, Trumpet Hill Fine Yarns, and, of course, found the softest yarn called Baby Alpace Grande by Plymouth to make Fingerless Gloves.  I’ve started working on them is the a deep gray.  This yarn was made in Peru and should be hand washed.  Hope to feature them in the Boho Chic Boutique next month!  So excited! Here’s how it looks so far:


I’m working the “gloves” in a 3 Round Cable pattern that is sooo easy and fun to do!  Here is a picture of the directions, but you can get it free when you purchase the Plymouth yarn.  What a great deal!


Happy knitting,


Friday finds!


The nights are getting closer and closer – time to sip that wine and relax…..

So, hope your first few weeks of September are going as well as mine!  I have the most exciting news to share.  So, thanks to my daughter, who was making a shopping appearance at a new local boutique, I have now met the owner, Carrie, and will be making some knitted items to be featured there. The boutique is called Boho Chic Boutique and is located in Waterford, NY. You have to check it out!  It’s unique and fun and you will love the beautiful merchandise!.  Carrie and I hit it off right away and I am very excited that this could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship!

Here’s the pictures of my first two knitting projects to be featured:


These Hand Warmers from Purl Bee are just what we need when the temperature starts to drop but we still want our fingers free!  I plan to make them in a few great fall colors!  Whether they are short or long in length, you will enjoy their coziness!


This headband from Drops is fun and warm for the coming months.  Great for when you want to keep your hair out of your face or when you are playing in the snow, shopping, or just looking pretty, it will become a best friend!

Happy knitting,


Welcome September!


Even though we are still wearing sleeveless tops and enjoying the beauty of summer, the weather will soon be ushering in the crispness of fall.  I don’t know about you, but I am going to welcome the cooler nights, the slight breeze in my hair when I walk the puppy and mostly the ability to wear some neat layered knitted items!  Start thinking and start knitting!

I hope you had the opportunity to have a vacation this summer, as I have had.  I went to the South Carolina shore to attend a family wedding.  Growing up in Long Island, I always enjoy the ocean and the sand.  I thought I would share a couple of pictures from that ocean.  The days were bright and sunny, the family time, so much fun and laughter!




Beautiful grandson is growing each and every day!  He’s showing more and more of his self and learning to do new things all the time.  Just 2 months old and he is turning over (though it’s a complete shock to him!) and spending more and more time moving, constant moving.  Oh, and I can’t ever have too many smiles! So thankful! Pictures to come!

Happy knitting,