We don’t have a LYS anymore, and I don’t have a budget line item for yarn, so I try to make the best of birthdays and Christmas to replenish my yarn stash! Click to make these bigger if needed.  Yes, the first two are VERY hard to see/capture on film 🙁


Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball – fingering weight in Blue, Indigo, Black


Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball – fingering weight in Black, Teal


Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball – fingering weight in Fuschia, Orange, red purple






KnitPicks Felici (fingering weight) in Raibow & Fizz. I also got one in a colorway called Building Blocks, but I can’t find the picture!


Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Pearlescent colorway


Knitpicks Stroll Handpainted in Make Believe Colorway


Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Inkwell Colorway

While all of these are sock weight/fingering weight….only the Felici are probably going to be socks.  The others are destined to be shawlettes or wraps of some kind or another! The possibilities are endless!



I don’t know anyone who is watching the videos of the aftermath of the tornadoes and not holding their families a bit closer today.  Lord, please be with the families who have lost loved ones, or a home or both.  Father, be with them today and let them feel your comfort and love. Give those who can go there and help extra strength and bless them.  Help those of us who can’t go there to find ways to make a difference – maybe it’s to give to the Red Cross or some other chartity that is probably already there making a difference!

Once again I am writing a Terrific Tuesday post after a tragedy.  And, once again, I am determined to keep doing it.  Terrific Tuesday is a weekly chance to share what you is making you smile.  Maybe it’s a person…a product…an ideal.  Whatever it is, it is a chance to be a smile on the internet!  We have enough sadness, let’s post some blessings! To participate, all you need to do is write a post on your blog, come back here and link up your post so others can see what you think is Terrific on Tuesday! 😀  And, please tell your friends so they can join us!

I’ve been saving a few things – little things that have made me smile!

First, not so little, we are done with homeschooling until August! Woot!  Here is J2 at our celebratory lunch!

endofyearcelebrationTrust me, he is happy, but he is a teenager! 😉

I also found a couple of products that I love!  First, my son, J3 found this one:



It is a Glade Refill in their Blush collection called “Pink Diamond”.  It is so nice that (since he is gone to Science Camp) I have ‘borrowed’ it to put in my office! Yummy! Makes me wonder if it’s a perfume I can buy (I’m so NOT a fashionista!).  The label tells me the scent is Plumeria and Sweet Honeysuckle.  LOVE IT!

And, when I was shopping with my sister, we saw this nail polish (you can tell I took this picture as it’s oh so slightly fuzzy – sorry about that!) called Fuzzy Coat from Sally Hansen.

fuzzycoatnailAs you can see from the pictures, it is a nail polish with textures in it. But what makes it so fun is that the names are all knitting related.  The one above is all All Yarned Up and others in the series are Tweedy, Wool Knot, Wool Lite and more! Check it out!

So, what about you?  Don’t make this too hard. You can write a book about your blessings or just share a photo or a quick note about what made you smile this week. No rules! ok…one rule. Please link to the actual post and not just to your blog.

If you have ANY questions about any of this – please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Hope you smile today!!



I haven’t posted one of these in awhile!  When I looked at my knitting bag, it was pretty much all one project, my February Lady Sweater. I did finish a few things in the last month, so I haven’t been completely neglectful of my knitting. But overall, there hasn’t been a lot of knitting time lately!

So, here are some updated pictures of my February Lady – using Cotton Fleece yarn (80% cotton/20% merino wool) in Slate Charcoal:




I only did two button holes, hope I don’t regret that!normalstate

It’s normal state! LOL

  1. As I’ve changed my daily routine, I’ve found it a bit harder to blog. But here I am! Waiting for dinner to cook, and enjoying the quiet. HA! NOT! There is no quiet in this house at 5pm on a Friday! lol
  2. Today I blocked one of the shawlettes I knit for Mother’s day.  I don’t think my mom will read this as she is at my Sister’s and I don’t think my MIL reads my blog.  So, here is 1 of 2 (blocking the other one tonight, I’ll try to post pics tomorrow:gmaoshawl
  3. My oldest is home for Mother’s day…and when I say home, I mean he’s here in town….somewhere…and we’ve gotten to see him once or twice! 😉  He promised me he’d be here tomorrow night for a BBQ with his grandparents and spend ALL of Mother’s day with me. Hope so!
  4. My Hubs gifted me with new dry erase markers for my board! YEAH! Look for next week’s verse to be MUCH easier to read!  They come attached to magnets so you can put them on your board.  However, on the packaging, it says to store them horizontally.  They hang vertically! LOL  Someone messed up!
  5. My family just left to go to the grocery store – I believe they are buying supplies for a special Mother’s day breakfast! Yum!

So, that’s my 5! If you click on the graphic above, you can read other random Friday posts! Have a great weekend!