Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas is almost here... I thought I should blog about Thanksgiving ASAP!  We woke up to snow, which is ironic considering I don't think we'll even have a flurry for Christmas.  The holiday weekend was spent with Mr. P's family in Springfield.  We rocked out (correction, I rocked out) to Christmas carols on the way down, then ate lots of good food and hung out with fun people.  Including our super cute 1 yr old niece!  (For which you'll just have to take my word considering I didn't take one picture of her the whole time we were there!  (Bad auntie!)

View down our driveway

Car ride fun

Christmas Trees on the move 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Craft Fair

My next craft fair is quickly approaching!  If you'd like to stop by, I'll be at Hamagrael Elementary School in Delmar, NY on Saturday, December 3rd from 10-4.  It should be a fun holiday market!  I've even got some new products, especially for the gift giving season, on tap for this event.  

Some of the items for sale will be:
-baby fruit hats
-napkin rings
-ear warmers
-seasonal notecards

Hope to see you there!  


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Foliage

Have you been able to enjoy fall colors in your neck of the woods?  Here are some photos from last weekend when Mr. P and I visited Smuggler's Notch and Mt. Mansfield in Stowe last weekend.  We count our lucky stars that these types of places are so close we can visit them on a Sunday afternoon!


Thanks for indulging me in numerous photos!
What are your favorite fall colors?  Me...the tree across the street that was simultaneously green, red, orange. 


Monday, October 24, 2011

Recent Knits

These are some recent completed knits.  The scarf was started in July when Dale and I were living at the summer camp and all my other yarn was in storage.  I found a yarn shop in Rutland and this pattern online--it was really fun to knit!  The lace came out so pretty, but if I were to make it again, I would definitely use at least a skein and a half.  This scarf is almost a tad too short. 

This second pattern was one that I picked up at the Vogue Knitting Conference I attended in NYC last winter.  The yarn is a soft alpaca and I couldn't resist rubbing it against my face while I was working.  It is multi-purpose in that you can wear it as both a cowl and a head covering.  I think it will be especially useful here in VT this winter! 

Has the cold weather got you knitting up anything lately?  Which of the above would you prefer to don?  


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall in a box:

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Apple Photos

Here's a closer look of the Apple Festival!  (At least my booth :) )

Setting up

The hats

The flowers

The pictures

More flowers

The set-up

Proud booth owner

It was lots of fun.  Maybe you should come check it out next year!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thanks to all who came out yesterday to the Vermont Apple Festival!  It was fun to meet so many new people and chat about craftiness.  I hope that you were all able to grab some apple goodness and celebrate the beautiful fall day.  Stop by the blog again soon for some recent project pictures!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wanna go on a little tour? Part I

Welcome to the tour of the camp!  Today is Part I: Outdoor Sights.  As you may remember from yesterday's post, Mr. P is currently residing at this camp while he waits for me and our stuff to move up to VT.  So come join me on the sights that I saw during my little visit last week:

This is the camp entrance.  To the right is where you walk in from the car.  To the left is a barrier and then a cliff!  However, there is a huge benefit to being on top of a cliff--a great view!  (And I'm not joking about the cliff part.  The name of the road is "Cliff Dwellers" and my little Mazda Protege can only get up the grass driveway with a running start!)

This is your view to the right.  You have to walk up and over this hill to get back and forth to the cars/camp.  

This is the deck and was the location from which I took the first picture.  This is where most meals are eaten since there's not a lot of room inside the camp and because, well, there are just awesome sunsets!   Past Mr. P's bike and to the right is where we have the bonfires.  And do you see that structure in the background?  Well, look at the next photo for details...

This is fondly called the "Love Shack", because you would only spend a night in this place if you were in love!  It is a neighboring camp which Mr. P's parents now also own.  When the camps were first built, they were super close together, so when this one went up for sale they jumped at the chance for a little more land.  As you can see, it is in quite the state.  However, they keep it standing so that they could put another structure there in the future if wanted.  If they were to take it down, you would not be able to rebuild.  Gotta love building codes!  

This picture gives you a better idea of how the camp is on the cliff.  There is a road separating them from the lake, but you can't even see it so there are unobstructed views.  

Now that's what you call a sunset.  Yay for summer! 

Stay tuned...Part II:  Indoor Sights is coming soon!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Big news from our little household

Some of you already know, but Mr. P and I are about to move to the great state of Vermont!  I know, are we crazy or what, moving NORTH!  However, the area to which we are moving is absolutely beautiful--on Lake Champlain, Adirondacks across the lake, Green Mountains behind you...  We are super excited (except for the fact that there is not ONE SINGLE TARGET IN THE ENTIRE STATE...but don't even get me started on that one.)  Our movers are coming on Monday, but we don't yet know when we'll get into our house, so we might be temporarily located until then. 

Mr. P has been working his new job in VT since April and has been coming home on weekends.  He's been staying at his parents' camp on a small lake about 45 minutes from his new job.  Last week I took the opportunity to go up and visit him since I was finally done teaching for the school year.  It was a fun few days. 

So, stay tuned because I have a few posts planned about my trip.  Get ready for a tour of the camp and the lake! 


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweater I've been meaning to blog about...

I finished this sweater back in April, but have been lazy about posting it.  It is called the Oatmeal Pullover and is designed by Jane Richmond.  She is a young, hip knitter/designer with lots of fun patterns.  I have many of them in my Ravelry favorites! 

This sweater was fun to knit, but I did have some issues with the sleeves.  They don't quite fit 100% right at the shoulder, and then I didn't quite knit them as long as I wanted.  I also didn't knit the body long enough either.  Normally I have issues with garments being too long in the torso and then they create a big bulge over my jeans/belts/etc.  Ugh...I hate that!  So I decided to knit this to the right length for me, but it ended up too short!  However, for my first adult sweater, I guess it didn't come out too bad.  At least I love the color.  I would definitely try this one again, but with a different yarn.  I wasn't a fan of the way the Lion Brand Chunky came out in this pattern.  

Here are some pics:

Trying it on for size...before sleeves were added


And here is another blogger/knitting superstar, SouleMama, who also made the Oatmeal.  I LOVE her version--I find myself coveting the color and the yarn. 

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