Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fall into Autumn last question

How was your experience in the exchange? Did you enjoy the folks you met? Did you just love the cloth and goodies you received? Please share any thoughts, criticism, and things you loved!

Everything went fine. I appreciated what I received. I really enjoyed buying for my partner and spoiling her. And I love the cloak and dagger aspect.

Swappy goodness

Here is the stuff I am sending my Fall into Autumn Spoilee!!!! I hope she likes everything...I usually make 2 cloths but we've had some stuff going on so I did good to get one done.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Now that it is getting cooler here, it makes me think of apple picking and hay rides. Are you the type that likes to go to participate in all the fall festivities like apple picking, pumpkins, decorating for the fall, hay rides, baking fall goodies, etc. or do you just sit and count the days till Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah?

Drew and I do love to go to the apple orchards for fresh apple cider and hot apple donuts. We also enjoy cooking cookies and soups and a lot more casseroles during the fall and winter seasons.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007



Sorry I haven't been on lately but I had a good reason. Wanna see????

Yeah My second pair of socks ever. I joined sock wars II and have been busily knitting to get these out before my assassin kills me. I even made a poor man's sock blocker with a coat hanger. The only problem with these socks is that the skeins of yarn I used were wound opposite and I didn't notice until I was half way down the leg. OOPS Oh well. These socks will be going out in the morning mail.

Well I will write more later. I have a house that has been put on hold since Friday so now I must clean.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Special day contest

Over at Laurie's http://www.xanga.com/laurk she is having a contest. So go over there and let her know what is your special day or most rememberable day.

LYS contest

I was over on Anne's blog and she is having a contest. She got the idea from http://lysguide.blogspot.com/. So If you'd like to participate too just go over and check it out at http://yarnfamily.com/blog1/2007/10/08/anne-october-contest/

Shop Name The Yarn Sellar
Shop Address (Brick and Mortar) 6128 East Riverside Blvd Loves Park, Illinois 61111
Shop Address (Web) http://www.theyarnsellar.com/
Need to Knows - Store Hours:Tues, Wed & Thur 11 - 6Fri & Sat 11 - 4Sun 12 - 3 Mon Closed. There is a fabric store next door so you can kill 2 birds with one stone. They have classes such as: Introduction to Knit Sessions, Introduction to Crochet Sessions (both of these free), Magic Loop, Victorian Lace Scarf, Intermediate Knitting, Beginning Knitting, Toe-Up Socks with Afterthought Heel, The Wonderful Wallaby Sweater, Felted Cookie Cutter Ornaments (all between $10-$35)
Review -I love this store they are always friendly and put up with my son when I have to bring him in. Dawn and Ron own the store and Beverly my SnB friend works there. They also have a Red Bag club that gives you 10% off when you bring it with you. They also have Triple Punch Tuesdays. Gotta love those. Just recently they offered a yarn dyeing class which I loved.
Did they have patterns? Great selection of sock yarns? They have loads of patterns and quite a selection of sock yarns. Great selection of needles and all types of fibers.
Your name and blog address Lexie http://mommieofdrew.blogspot.com/

I will post pics after I go to the store tomorrow for Triple Punch Tuesday.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cool Ink

I just saw the coolest tattoo at a site that I frequent for sock knitting help. Go here to check it out. http://www.cometosilver.com/write

My new addiction

Guess what I did today!!! I learned how to hand paint yarn. My LYS was hosting a dye day with one of my internet buddies as the instructor. For $20 we got to dye 2 skeins of sock yarn.I used 3 different blues and 2 different yellows. But before I remembered to take pictures I wound it on my new ball winder.

I also did another skein with 3 pinks and 2 purples in a more tye dye look. But it isn't dry enought to wind and I don't have a swift so I have to be very careful while winding.

Then I came home with an extra skein of naked yarn. Drew and I went to the store and bought Koolaid and vinegar to dye the yarn. Drew wanted a rainbow so here is a pic of it drying in my shower. So we used Red(fruit punch), Orange , Yellow(lemonaid), Green(lemon lime), Blue (berry blue) and Purple(grape).

Friday, October 5, 2007

My baby boy

Today the nurse at Drew's school decided he needs to have a visit with the Occ. therapist at his school. Because he is biting his finger and toe nails til they bleed and/or get infected and they think it could be anxiety. Plus he chews on the sleeves and collars of his shirts. I want him to get help but I don't want him labeled either. In the last 6 months we've had a lot of deaths in our family and he's trying to adjust to all day kindergarten too.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Yarn for sale or trade

I have 10 skeins of the Ophelia color that I would like to either trade or sell here is a link to a picture and description of the yarn. http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/lullaby_sh.html

Monday, October 1, 2007

Fall into Autumn Week 4 Question

Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy? Feel free to share recipes with us too!

When the weather gets colder I start drinking hot tea with honey instead of iced teas or sodas. We also eat a lot more casseroles and things cooked in the oven.