The Saga of Alpaca Sox

Once upon a time. . .
Alpaca said, “I want to be a shawl and live with Miss Shirley.”
the Knitter said, “I can help knit.”
Alpaca said, “Have you seen the pattern, Whippoorwill?”
the Knitter said, “No, but I’m a friend of Ravelry;
and I can ask her.”
So the Knitter did.
Whippoorwill was willing to come to the Knitter’s house.
the Knitter made yarn cakes.
,sept 19 2012 001
the Knitter found her needles and began to knit.
Feb6 yarn along 005
A moment of decision: Should beads be added to the grey accents?
the Knitter took very little time to decide.
Off to the bead shop she went.
And found the perfect beads.
Home again, home again. . .
the Knitter changed yarn from rosy to grey
and began to add the 224 beads needed for that row.
Mar 15 whippoorwill 002
Time ticked on. . .
the Knitter tired. . .
put down Alpaca
and went to bed.

Published in: on March 16, 2013 at 11:16 am  Comments (4)  

Yarn Along – Here A Knit


On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s and Tami’s and share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. they also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

Looking back on last week, I thought I feel like ‘Ol’ McDonald’
(please use your imagination)

the Knitter lives at Cozy A
click, click, click, click, ooooooo
At Cozy A she has some yarn
click, click, click, click, ooooooo
with a knit, knit here
and a purl, purl there
here a yarn over
there a slipped stitch
the Knitter lives at Cozy A
click, click, click, click, ooooooo

So all of these had a few stitches added.

A kind blogger I met is going to share her heirloom yellow tomato seed with us. I asked her what color washcloths she would like. answer – orange. Orange is one of the few colors I didn’t have knitted, so for heirloom tomatoes I am knitting orange washcloths.

Published in: on September 5, 2012 at 10:23 am  Comments (2)  

Saturday Garden Journal


The garden at Cozy Acres is loving this hot summer weather.
the Farmer is loving this hot summer weather.
the Knitter is trying to survive.


Volunteer Watermelon plants are looking good;
about ready to thump this melon to see if it is ripe.
A few bell peppers have been picked, sweetness.
About a half dozen red, ripe tomatoes have made it to the kitchen.
The cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes are coming into the kitchen by scant handfuls.
I think the Farmer is munching in the garden.


I love the method the Farmer has developed to water just the plants;
that way we have a beautiful weed free garden.

All this vegetable bounty has supplied
the first Saturday Veggie Stand of the season.
I sit and knit and wait for the customers.
Everyone this Saturday asked when the tomatoes would be ripe.
the Farmer’s tomatoes have a reputation all their own.


Available for sale,  Pesticide Free Squash,
zucchini, yellow crooked neck, and scallops,
green cucumbers, Fresno Chilies, Jalapenos, eggplant,
Green bell peppers and range free eggs.

I’m joining Ginny at Small Things, to share our gardens. Ginny has a raised bed vegetable plots – so pretty.

ps:   the Farmer is retired;  gardening is his passion.  He is also co-caretaker of the church property, where we worship and live and garden in the back corner.

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