yesterday was a chilly rainy day, it was windy and so gloomy… There was a ray of sunshine… My Yarnbox delivery arrived!! I got 3 beautiful skeins of Manos DelUruguay “Wool Classica” 

So after dinner I spent several hours scanning Ravelry for patterns that would work with my new yarn. YarnBox is a yarn subscription. Every month I get a box of yarn. A substantial amount of yarn at that…😊 


my gloomy view 😳


january was the month of stranded knitting


one of my favorite hats ❤️

I spent the month of January working on stranded knitting projects and knitting from charts. 


this stranded hat was knit from leftovers of Madeline Tosh DK


Right now I’m working on a shawl called “Freesia” the pattern is available on Ravelry .  This is one of many “Freesia” shawls, I am very fond of Annie Lee Baker’s patterns.  You can find her patterns here Annie Lee

The yarn for this shawl is called Outlaw .  It’s a sport weight yarn, blended 45% Polworth  45% Alpaca  and 10% Possum .  It’s got a light haylo and it’s very soft. I’m using size 4-24″ circular needles, I do not find the yarn slippery.  It’s quite nice to work with.



lemon crumb loaf, perfect for an afternoon tea

 I happened across this wonderfully easy dessert recipe on FaceBook.  So I followed the link to the recipe website, there I found a treasure trove of wonderful recipes!  Lemon Crumb Loaf has a delightfully sweet~lemon flavor throughout…🍋🍋🍋  I baked this dessert in the late afternoon, when it had cooled and I’d finished drizzling the lemon glaze over the top, well I had to try it 😇. It was good but a little “dry”.  I wrapped it up in some plastic wrap, the next day it was much moister… So I’d suggest baking this dessert the day before or even two days before you plan on serving it. 🍋

fresh squeezed lemonade in March

The grocery store had these beautiful lemons in the produce section…I couldn’t pass them by. My pitcher is 2 gallons, I made a simple syrup of 2 C. sugar added to 2 C. Boiling water. Stir in sugar, bring to a rolling boil, remove from heat after all sugar has dissolved. I had 8 lemons, I went back and bought 4 more just because it was slightly lacking lemony flavor. I didn’t measure out how much lemon juice I got from my lemons 😳. I filled my pitcher with ice-cubes, then I added my simple syrup and lemon juice. I gave it a good stir… Then we drank up!

Spring Is Here… I’m back to carry on the blog 😄. I’ll be opening an Etsy store soon. My hand knit accessories will be available for all.


Hello, anyone home??   


I’ve been gone but now I’m back… I’ve got lots and lots of knitting FO’s to share as well as knits in the needles 😊

Thursday is the first day of Spring, Old Man Winter just isn’t quite ready to give it up…


Once again the D.C. Region is on the “Weather Roller-Coaster”, Saturday brought us temps in the low 70’s and brilliant sunshine! Our neighbors were working in their yards, I see the daffodils peeking through the mulch.
2 weeks ago we were faced with the exact weather scenario! There was more ice however.

On the knitting scene, I finished my cousin Kenny’s hat! The pattern was a very easy knit, I used Rowan ” Lima” in a steel grey color way.

This yarn was a delight to knit with. I’m thinking of using this same yarn for a cardigan.

Breakfast is ready, I can smell the fresh brewed coffee… Be safe on this, a very wintry St Patricks Day 🍀

It’s been a colder than usual and snowier too…

Everything looks so pristine after it snows.


I’ve been busy during theses cold winter days, several projects on my knitting needles are officially finished!
My favorite shawl project this winter has been “Freesia”. I’ve worked this pattern in DK weight yarn and worsted weight yarns.
My favorite yarn for the “Freesia” shawl was “Swiss Bloom” yarn. I got this yarn through a “yarn subscription” service caller Yarn Box. I get 2 skeins of yarn every month 😄, though you can choose to receive yarn every other month also… I love this service!

This is the yarn I got from Yarn Box for February.


These fingerless mitts, “Susie Rogers Reading Mitts” are a quick knit and perfect for gift giving. I love the picot edge.

This chunky weight yarn was perfect for “Burton Bear Cowl”!

The pattern can be found at http://www.thevelvetacorn.com
These cowls are adorable!

I knit the child size cowl in a weekend, the adult took a little longer but that was due to interruptions…

My neighbors dog “Clark” came over to show me his new Harley Davidson Jean jacket…cute

I thought I’d end this with a beautiful sunset…🌞

Winter Time


Had a bit of snow last evening…it brought with it the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in at least a decade, according to the weather guys.
We don’t get a lot of snow here in Southern Maryland. When it does happen “Look Out”, the area seams to go bonkers. Grocery stores are mobbed, the first things to go are milk,bread & toilet paper. Funny…huh? Yea, it is…

It was soooo cold! Really…how cold was it?? Too darn cold to be outside mess’n around…😳



I love watching the sunrise. I love watching the sunset. As the sun is beginning to rise, I’ve got my cup of coffee in hand and it’s those quiet moments I truly relish. What’s this day going to be like, is it going to be crazy, is it going to be a day that I’ll never forget, is it going to be a day that changes my life forever…for the better or the worst? Maybe it will be one of those days that’ll go down as uneventful…
In the evening when the sun has dipped low in the sky, I’ve begun keeping an eye on its movement “back”, heading full steam ahead to spring and then summer ☀️
sunset in Dentsville, MD

what The Heck


Does it look like a match?

I just think I will enjoy the water from the beach…especially with that thing swimming around!
Where’s the knitting

As of now the only thing on my knitting needles is a triangular neck scarf/shawl. It’s pattern is called “Freesia”, the designer, Annie Lee, has created a knit shawl with eye catching eyelets. You can see more of her designs at http://www.jumpercablesknitting.com.

The yarn I’m using for my “Freesia” is called Swiss Bloom. It’s hand dyed and hand spun. I got it in my December delivery from Yarn-Box. If you want to know about the Yarn-Box program go to http://www.yarnbox.com. It’s like getting a surprise by mail every month 😀.


Well it’s getting late, my eyes feel heavy with sleep 👀. I’m off to bed!

This was the sunrise that greeted me this morning as I headed into work, beautiful!
Now to show you all what I’ve been working on during the week I was off from my full-time bill paying job…
Knitting fingerless mitts…

These are knit from the pattern “Main Morning Mitts” I’m using a chunky weight yarn with sz. 6 DPN’s. The pattern is sized for Small, Med & Large. These mitts are for a pre-teen so I’m using the Small sz.as written in the pattern.

These are called Susie Rogers Reading Mitts”. I paired this pattern with Berroco Vintage Colors. The yarn is a pure delight to work with. It’s soft yet sturdy. These are for a friends wife. This pattern is also wrote with three sized available to the knitter to choose from. I’m using sz. 4 DPN’s and the small size of the pattern instructions.

My last Main Morning Mitt! I’ve just got to finish the thumb and then the 3 sets of fingerless mitts are on their way to their new home 😀

I took a walk the other evening, the sun had dropped below the horizon and the sky had this lovely illuminated blue color, looking at the sky through the big birch trees made for an intriguing photo…I couldn’t pass this photo opp up.

My fav coffee beverage from Starbucks is the Cinnamon Dolce Latte, ex wip cream 😎. Some days I just can’t make to my local Starbucks so I have to settle for my home brew latte. I did purchase the cinnamon dolce syrup…I must say…I make a dam good latte.

This lovely knit cowl is so simple. It’s my own design. Knit 3 purl 3 rib for a good 7 inches. Then I worked in short rows to give it a collared look. I came across a piece of beaded jewelry and decided to add it to my cowl. It added that little bit of visual interest and sparkle that was missing. The cowl is 3 lace wright yarns held together, one was a silk blend, one a wool blend and the last was a purple-white-green (long color ways) yarn, I’ve had them in my stash for quite some time. The silk blend and the wool blend were purchased from Blackberry Ridge in Wisconsin. The yarn with the long color ways that really brought the project together is a mystery yarn. I cannot recall the name of the yarn or where I purchased it…bummer

Now for your viewing pleasure…some of my local photography 😀. enjoy





WoW, I’ve been negligent with my blog post. We’ll I’m preparing to be back on the inter-Web in FULL force! Until then I’ll leave you with some photos…

On our way home from Mothers we were in a fender-bender…a $4700 dollar “fender bender” SMH

We went down to Sandgates Sunday, the weather was beautiful and the view was great! The River is the Patuxent.

After sporting blonde locks all summer I decided to go ombré red

I love my Starbucks! When I can’t get to them, I just have to make my own…what’s a girl to do??

Taking a walk to the mailbox…

And one last photo then it’s time for my beauty sleep…

The corn is reaching for the sky…
Check back soon! I’m going to have knitting projects I’ve been working on and some very delicious recipes to share with you ALL
XO Lisa


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