Sunday, December 20, 2009

What are we knitting now

I finally started working on a sweater for myself - a couple of years ago I went to The Philosopher's Wool in Canada and bought a bunch of yarn in a great purple with a pattern - well I m not sure about the pattern - really written strangely - the sweater starts at the sleeve end (cuff) then up the sleeve, add on stitches for the front and back - do two of these and kitchner together - will keep you posted - I'm really not sure I am following the pattern correctly.

Got hooked on Ravelry this year and have done several swaps - that is fun - have two lined up for the new year. A new Hogwart's swap and a slipper swap. That's for after Christmas.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Personal update

OK, it's been a really long time since I've posted - today is Easter - we had dinner with both kids and it is a beautiful day outside - sun is out again. My herb garden doesn't look too well, hubby decided to burn off the dried remains from last year - may have killed some of my plants - will have to see what comes up and go from there. It was suggested to do some research on a medicine wheel so will be looking into that. Today's goodie - I found a great looking soup recipe for that left-over hambone. We had a really great brown sugar glazed spiral ham - so lots of leftovers, but hate to waste that hambone. So I'm going to be trying this recipe for Tony.

After the Holidays Ham bone Soup

1 ham bone with some meat
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 (15 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
1 (14 oz) pkg frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
3/4 cup long grain rice
1 cup chopped cooked ham, or amount left over
1 (10 oz) can tomato sauce

Place the ham bone into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Add the onion and tomatoes, then stir in the frozen mixed vegetables and potatoes. Simmer for about 20 minutes, then add the macaroni, rice and chopped ham. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 to 1 and a half hours. any ham on the bone should come off easily. Stir in the tomato sauce and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hog Warts Sock Swap II

Finally - I got the pictures to download - was starting to get frustrated. But here is my owl delivered swap from Petunia Butterbeer. I have to apologize for being so late to get it posted. I've had it for a while now but between being sick, in the hospital and fighting with the camera/computer, I am running way behind. I can't seem to get the pictures to load where I want them but at least it is here - so anyways - here is my box of goodies.
Besides the gorgeous socks, which fit perfectly, I got a beautiful green variegated yarn, can't wait to make these up for me. My bookmark is knit of the same yarn as my socks. The kids wanted it but it was in the wrong house colors - too bad for them. They are both Gryffindor.
I also got the Harry Potter knitting book, air freshener was melts, blood pops, a Chocolate Frog, a Hufflepuff bag with tootsie roll pops in it and a Bert's Bees facial treatment. Am I spoiled or what. Thank you so much Petunia.

Felted bag swap

Man I just can't get them where I want them. Here is the whole package - cat not included - she just has to help me. Four skeins of yarn, a mitten pattern, a felted magazine with some great patterns, a bag of coffee, a bag of coffee candy, 3 hot cider packets, the bag itself was full of peppermints and "A good yarn" by Debbie Macomber, which has a knitting pattern in it. Microwave popcorn and pumpkin shaped playing cards. What a great package.

Here it is - the felted bag I received from Cheryl - isn't this just yummy? Purple is my favorite color and this is super fabulous - thank you so much Cheryl.

This was a delightful swap - I have to apologize for being so tardy in getting this posted. Stinks to get older and get sick, don't heal too quickly I guess.
Blessings - Robin

Saturday, November 10, 2007


OK I tried to get a picture of this - it was a huge poster of the Potter gang on Broomsticks from the last movie - took up the entire side of this HUGE building.


OK October really didn't go well for me. I was sick all month and ended up in the hospital for a week - two weeks later I am still exhausted and so forth. Anyways - I got my Hogwarts sock swap (Fabulous) and my felted bag swap (also super-duper). Do you think I can get my camera adapter to hook up my computer? Of course not - the USB slots are all being particular this morning. I'm going to try one more thing before I give up and call in the techy son. I'm way behind in getting the pictures posted, just like I'm behind in getting everything else done right now - but I'm trying.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I've been off blog for a while, totally stinks. I went on the fab trip to Canada, long but beautiful trip. Got some wonderful yarn, saw the "bare naked ladies" (aka shorn sheep) and had a tour of the farm as well as plenty of time to shop. Then I got a nasty kidney infection and have been sick ever since. But - I have managed to get my felted purse just about complete, it is felting/drying now. i got my Hogwarts sock swap II out in the mail this week as well as 4 other swaps. So I'm getting there.

Our weather hasn't been really good here (Michigan) - lots of rainy days, which is just fine when I feel like yuk and don't want to do anything anyways. Today is actually pretty nice out - in the 70s but I hear tomorrow we are back to severe thunder storms. Oh well, lots of knitting to do. I am currently just starting a pair of socks for my husband. He is in Iraq (as a contractor) but I figure good socks are good anywhere. I am doing them in a camoflage green - he can always use them for deer hunting when he comes home, right?

Happy Knitting