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24 October 2009

The weekend, finally!

This past week seems like such a blur. So many things were crammed in such a little bit of time. Schoolwork, our PE group, dentist appointments, a trip to the pumpkin patch a wee bit of baking and the finishing of a sweater. And that is just what I can recall for now.

I've been enjoying the colors that are happening around the house. The one bright yellow tree that I can see from my bedroom window is my favorite right now. When the sun hits it with its bright rays the whole room fills with a wonderful color and glow that is hard to describe. When my list for the day is done, I tote all my yarny bits that I'm working on up to my room so I can enjoy this very simple pleasure of the day. A happiness comes over me while working on a project and being able to take glances out at the wonderful color in front of me. Its more than mere glances. I catch myself staring for some time, here and there, just relaxing while watching the leaves blow in the wind, shaking on the limbs of the tree.
The color is starting to fade a bit now, but beautiful just the same. This is where I will be found in just a wee bit after a few more things are accomplished for the day.
The girls had a blast at the pumpkin patch yesterday. They met up with some friends to go through the corn maze and to pick a pumpkin to take home. There were four mazes in all to go through and they tackled two of them. One was a haunted maze that is only "open" at night. They were able to tackle the 1 mile and 2 mile mazes before it started to get late and a little one started to tire.
I put them in charge of leading us through in hopes that we wouldn't be there forever. It was a good lesson for them, keeping in mind which direction they were going, remembering to hold the map facing the direction they were heading and keeping track of all the nooks and crannies that were along they way.
They had a blast looking for all the little punch points that were throughout the maze. They were able to get half of them done. The other half were in the 3 mile maze that we did not go in. I kept reminding them not to leave the "old" person behind because they would get so excited over figuring their way through and area and want to go off running to the "next" spot. It was a blast watching them giggling and having fun with each other on this beautiful day.
After the mazes were checked off their list, it was off to the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin they could carry out on their own. Pickin's were slim being that it was toward the end of the season but the girls were still very picky about which one was just right. Who knew that stems had to be just right and cute at the same time. Now I know!

(Brenna is wearing her new sweater. She didn't want to take it off even when the sun came out to warm the afternoon.)
So afterwards back at the ranch, there was some yummy beef stew to be devoured when Dad got home. Nothing like having dinner waiting for you in the crock pot! Love that thing. I wouldn't know what to do with out it. Have a fit I would.
Then it was off for some soaks in the tub, comfy clothes to be put on and some end of the day relaxing was to be had. Nothing better. You know that there had to be another yarny project in my hand being that the girls sweaters are now finished.

I can't really tell exactly what it is right now or who it is for because the person it will go to reads my blog and it has to be a bit of a surprise. Hopefully from the picture you can get a hint for what is to be. I finished two little pieces last night and have three more to go. Then there will be a little accessory to go along with it. Sorry to torture you. But I will share bits and pieces here and there.
I'm really loving the yarn I bought for this project. Debbie Bliss Rialto. It is so soft and yummy in your hands. And a dream to work with. It was another 50% off buy at the LYS. I wish it was a bit more budget friendly so I could get enough for a sweater for myself. But I would need too much and I'm trying to be a good girl with the budget. So I will be happy with what I have. :)
So back upstairs I go to take my place in front of my window while wrapped in my colorful ripple blanket. It just makes crocheting so much more wonderful. I'm waiting on some yarn that I ordered for Glenn's sweater. Hopefully it will be here Monday. Glenn is picky about his colors so I don't just buy any ole' color. But I think he will have to wait until one of my sweaters is finished. I'm getting too impatient with wanting to wear one of those wonderful colors that I bought a few weeks ago.

Hope everyone had a great week and that the weekend is turning out to be wonderful also. Find something to smile about. Its so worth it!

Toodle Loo!!!!


  1. I miss going to the pumpkin patch with the kids. The sweaters turned out so nice Kar. I can't wait to see the next one your making and Glens.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. Hi Kar! It's been way too long since I've stopped in for a visit. You've been a very busy crocheting machine. Your fall color is so pretty. We've had 11" of snow and all our leaves have fallen. It looks like mid-winter here.