Exercise · family · Hiking · Outside

My First Hiking Trip: crafting memories with those that I love

Some months ago, I mentioned to Son that when I retire I plan on walking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  After a short period of time (a couple of weeks later), he asked me if I wanted to do it as a threw hike or would I like to do it in stages?  He mentioned… Continue reading My First Hiking Trip: crafting memories with those that I love

Historical Sew Monthly · knitting · workbasket

HSM January 2019 – Update #1

The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site.  But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern.  I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1

gifts · knitting · sewing · workbasket

Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern

Many months ago I heard from a co-worker that His son was to have a son of his own.  I got started on a knitted baby blanket to welcome this coming little one.  That day I had to go to a local yarn store for something else and saw a light blue-grey yarn called "velvet".  I knew… Continue reading Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern

gifts · knitting · workbasket

Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!

Some gifts did not get done in time.  I just got behind in my knitting.  M&M, my nephews in North Carolina had to wait to get their gifts.  They were also getting hats and scarves.  Because the hats are quick, I started with those.  I figured that I could make the hats and send them… Continue reading Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!