Monday, September 27, 2010


Today was our first real taste of fall, so I decided to go out on the screened porch and enjoy the pleasant weather. I even did a little knitting between sneezes and coughs. (Hope that's not TMI.)

These are the socks I started knitting a while back. The yarn is Serenity Sock Weight by Premier Yarns, in Amethyst. I'm using the Embossed Leaves Socks pattern from the book Favorite Socks. I've discovered that I really enjoy knitting lace patterns from a chart. This is a particularly delightful pattern to knit, and I am pleased with the way they are turning out. I'm past the heel turn on the first sock, see?
This is the new mug from our trip to Gatlinburg. It came from Alewine Pottery. This photo doesn't do justice to the color. And I like the leaf.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

checking in

So where have I been, you ask?

Well, I told you about the awful cold, and the muscadine picking. Then there was jelly making - our vines gave us enough muscadines for two batches of jelly. That's a total of 16 half-pints and one pint!

Then there was a week-long trip to Gatlinburg and points east; my normal post-trip headache which lasted 3 days this time; and more sinus/allergy issues after that.

And of course homeschool on top of all that, complete with art lessons and science experiments and field trips and such.

So while there have been stories to tell, I've had no time and energy to write and/or photograph them. My apologies.

I hesitate to say it, but I hope things will get back to normal soon. (The reason I hesitate is that whenever I say that, something else pops up!) But really, this time, things must get back to normal. Or as normal as they get around here. ;)