mamazoya

Recording the journey…and knitting

Parties and Pools June 11, 2012

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Little man has had a great week!  First he got to spend time with an Auntie at work, which he always enjoys. Then it was Santa’s Village on Friday with Memaw.

Saturday was a Baby shower for a friend we haven’t seen since I was pregnant with G man.

Sunday was pool time with Auntie Amanda and Uncle Scott!  Much sun was had by all.

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*This Moment* June 8, 2012

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

 

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition

 

WIP June 6, 2012

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With the start of a new round at one of my Ravelry groups, the WIP are multiplying faster then tribbles.  This is the third time knitting this, because I am developing a pattern for it.

Next is another pair of socks.  Who are they for? Who knows yet. (sorry no pics of them yet).  I am making a leafy scarf from the home spun I showed last week.  I have also started a new sweater, here are my gathered materials.

I have a few other ideas, but this is just what I have started.

 

 

 

Waive’s Spinach Salad June 5, 2012

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To Tim it is the taste of Summer.  The King side  are farmers in Southern Illinois  (except for my Father-in-law), and this is Grandma Waive’s spinach salad that she would serve when Tim and his family were visiting.  I was recently asking  if Waive was short for something, or a family name of sorts.  I found out that her first name is actually Estelle and her middle name is Waive (with no apparent precedent), and that she so disliked her first name, that she chose to go by her middle.

1 bag of baby spinach

small can of sliced water chest nuts (drained)

2 hard boiled eggs

about 4 strips crisp bacon (could totally use more and I usually do)

Dressing

1/3 cup olive oil

2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbs Vinegar (any will do, I have used red, balsamic and apple cider)

2 Tbs Katsup

 

Mix the dressing ingredients until well emulsified.  Chop fine both the hard boiled eggs and bacon.  Toss the spinach, water chestnuts, egg and  bacon together with the dressing and serve immediately.

 

Soccer and other things that fill the week June 4, 2012

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Good Monday morning to all!  I hope every one has had a great week!

We got to play in mud-actually clay!  Once when I was 13 or 14 I made home made clay from the clay I found in my parents back yard.  Gavin heard of this and demanded we try.

Removing the stones

Here are Gavin and I are removing the bigger stones.  This is quite a long process to get to just the good clay, so stay tuned for more pictures to come.

Gavin started soccer this week and is loving it!

We went to my favorite yarn and fiber shop in the country; The Fold!  Wile I was looking at all the yummy things, Gavin and Tim went to look for Toni’s sheep.  When I finished up, I realized they had been gone for quite awhile.  This is what I found!

 

*This Moment* June 1, 2012

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember

 

Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition

 

Yarny Goodness May 30, 2012

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I don’t have a lot in the way of WIP right now, but come next week it should really pick up!

Back about two months ago I won some fiber from one of my Ravelry groups.  I received some lovely red with muti-clored pieces, of unknown content.  I also got some extremely rare CVM or Romeldale, California Variegated Mutant.  Well they had me at Mutant!  It has lovely tight crimp, and is very fine.  I got the fleece raw and washed it.  I carded it picking out the lightest going to darkest. I spun it the same way, making a gradient through the whole skein.

I left all the broken and miscolored little bits to make it sluby and tweedy.

This fleece is known for its softness, and wearablity next to the skin.  I believe that this yarn wants to be a lacy scarf, stay tuned to see if it will!