Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ugly Duckling

Beautiful Swan


Darcie is taking Culinary Arts this year and created this amazing cream puff in class yesterday. Nice of her to take a photo of it to share before eating it. I have heard talk of whipping up a gaggle for home this weekend. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So Sad

Our dear sweet Buttercup the Butterfly passed away last night. The littlest princess and I placed her gently in a beautiful box then she and her father headed out to the back yard to bury her.

Sad and heavy hearts here still today.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Progress

Now that I'm finished with the miles of ribbing the Sockhead Hat is moving right along. I love it more with every stitch that I knit.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

You and Me

Going golfin' in the dark...


We took the littlest princess for a little dinner and a little play time last night. The Comfort Inn in Plattsburgh has this great little Fun Zone with glow in the dark mini golf, mini bowling, and an arcade.

If you eat at the Perkins restaurant that's attached to the hotel you get free passes to either the golfing, bowling, or water park. Oh yeah, did I mention the water park with slides and splash pools??? SO much fun! If you live nearby it's totally worth checking out!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Guernsey Wrap

It's ready for its closeup.


I'm going to have to check the finished measurements but I think it's around 88" long and 15" wide.


I wish it was for me. Sadly, it will be leaving soon to live with it's rightful owner. I'm sure she'll love it and take great care of it though. And besides, the pleasure of knitting it was all mine.

Pattern: Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood
Yarn: Spirited Fibers in Sangria

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hey Look


It's a hat!

Because this is a knitting blog. ;-)

Pattern: Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Magnolia Leaf

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

And now...

for the rest of the story...

So Buttercup has completely stolen our hearts and we're hell bent on keeping her alive.


Mickey, on the other hand, has different plans for her. Please picture this 19 pound beast squished in the aquarium, and I do mean the ENTIRE beast, with our dear Buttercup partially dangling out of his mouth. It was horrifying. Although not as horrifying as the sound of him spitting her out. And yes, it made an audible sound.

Now on top of the bum wing she also has a bum leg which makes her a little lopsided. But she's still alive. And still eating. And pooping. So we're still loving her and hoping she has a nice normal life span. Which appears to be 9 months. And yes, we've made sure to remove her from Mickey's reach to help her achieve that life span.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet Buttercup


She's the newest member of the family and currently resides in our empty 10 gallon aquarium we normally use for sick fish.

My aunt brought her to us as a caterpillar who had just hung but hadn't gone to chrysalis yet.

Once her chrysalis turned black we couldn't wait to meet her. Days passed before she finally emerged with a bum wing which made flying impossible for her.

What to do with this beautiful butterfly? All choices seemed to suck. Leave her outside to starve or be eaten by another critter? Nope. Place her under a quick, heavy stomp? Hell no! Bring her inside and love her? Absolutely!

It's been over 2 weeks now and she's still going strong despite her brief encounter with the cat. I'll tell you about that tomorrow.

And just in case you're wondering what butterflies like to eat, well, Buttercup seems to love Buddy Fruits and water.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

In Bloom

While looking for patterns for Halos of Hope I came across In Bloom. I thought it had great potential as a chemo hat and I'm hoping I was right because I've already whipped up two of them and I desperately want to crochet some more!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bald is Beautiful

But this hat on a bald head is going to be beautiful too!




This is Molly by Erin Ruth. Knit by me, of course. I'm using the new Spirited Fibers yarn we got in at the store. It's luscious. Seriously. And the stitch definition...whoa baby!

And what's up with the bald talk? Sue is taking me along to Stitches East this year! (I know!!! How crazy lucky am I???) Halos of Hope will be there collecting hats and donations for their amazing cause. Go read about them and tell me you wouldn't want to get involved. What an awesome thing to do! So we're knitting hats and collecting hats at the store to take along to Stitches East with us. We're even having some fun little events at the store to help the cause. The first one is tomorrow night and you can get involved too!

If you're local, drop in anytime between 6pm-9pm to work on a hat (or donate any you've already knit) and chat with us. The wonderful Rene from Cuppa Joe will be providing some light munchies and we'll be providing a 10% discount on any Spirited Fibers purchase you make. We'll also be drawing for 1 of 3 $10 Adirondack Yarns gift certificates! We'll also be accepting $10 donations for Halos of Hope tomorrow night. All donations received will go to SHAVE Benjamin of XRX. Read more below for the details.

Don't live nearby but still want to be part of the fun? You can make a donation to Halos of Hope AND vote to have one of the great guys from Stitches East shaved right on the market floor. How much fun will that be? Just email your receipt (Adirondack_Yarns at roadrunner dot com) to be entered for a chance at the gift certificates. Each $10 will get your name thrown in the hat. Please vote to shave Benjamin, won't you??? We're also extending the 10% discount on Spirited Fibers to include all phone or web orders for tomorrow, September 15, 2012.

Phew! I guess this long blog silence has left me with lots to say! LOL

Thursday, September 13, 2012