The Neglected

So much has been going on, and I seem to find so little time to blog. The bummer is, a lot of the items I have missed really deserve their own entries, but some pics and blurbs will have to suffice. In no particular order…
The little boy graduated Kindergarten (minus two front teeth)…

The yarn for Clapotis was spun — 1lb of Crosspatch Creations Tammany’s Prize Batts — and I can’t wait to cast on, but I have 3 important WIPs to finish first — Wicked, Minnowknits Sunflower Sundress for Gracie (who will be arriving in the States on June 27th! squeee!), and the Sereknity design sock. I do love how this yarn came out.

It is single spun with a bit of a rustic texture, but such a wonderful array of colors and some great shine. I think I will love this wrap.
Rachel’s Spicebush butterfly finally emerged from its chrysalis.

There was some tears and some joy at its release, but what a beautiful creature. It was so happy to be free it took off right to the top of our huge backyard maple too soon for a picture, but here is an internet image of what she looked like. Rachel named her Swallow.

We also have a family living in our front farmers porch. Sadly, I am a bit too short to get a pic inside the nest, but I’ll get hubby to help us out there soon. I believe we now have chicks. From what I could gleam from the good old intarweb, they are Eastern Phoebe‘s. It always feels like such a compliment to me when an animal deems my home a safe and peaceful place to dwell.
On that note, I have become rather fond of my front porch myself. This has become my favorite spinning spot.

My view…

On the wheel is Spunky Amy’s Nightshade from the Spunky Club. I plan to ply it will the natural chocolate brown romney cross I got from the farm last month and make some nice big boot socks. I love how this yarn knits up, and I think I’ll get a similar effect.
I also treated myself to a little bling. I found this wonderful seller on etsy, Ling Glass, and her pieces are amazing! This one was called Serenity, so of course it was a must have!

I also could not resist this lovely little blue number…

The workmanship is amazing, and the seller a doll and great with communication, a very important point, as the items are coming from Singapore. That said, they shipped rather quickly considering.
And of course, the blog would not be complete without a few random shots of my kids…

(Hey! What’s he doing there! )

(and her, too!)
And the promised pic of Rachel’s garden, still in progress…

ALSO, there have been some updates to the etsy shop, but I still need to do so many more. They have been having some major issues over there this past weekend, so a lot of items are not showing up in the search for DAYS. As such, I am waiting to list a whole slew of batts, rovings, and bags until the issues are settled. I will be putting items — including kits — over at however, and you can always go to,, and to see what they have in stock.

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5 Responses to The Neglected

  1. NH Knitting Mama says:

    Whew, you’ve been busy!

    Your porch looks fantastic. All that’s missing is me and some coffee!

    I joined that Virtual Vacation Swap, and I’d like to get some yarn from you so I can include something from a NH artisan. If I buy it through your site, can I pick up from you? I am going to try to make it to your knitting group in Chester sometime.

  2. Nichole says:

    Great pics!

  3. Nora says:

    Loved the little sneak peek into your life. And I agree with knitting mama – I wanna sit on your porch too! x

  4. Gigi says:

    Oh the boy looks so cute in his mortar board. Congrats on having a new elementary school student! The pendants are beautiful and so suit you!

    Does that puppy have a mohawk? I think you have been playing with scissors as well as fiber!

  5. SleepyEyes says:

    Congratulations to the little guy and such GREAT pictures!!! I love the pendants (and can’t wait to get mine!!) and your little sweetheart’s garden!

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