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Good Morning Sunshine…

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It's been a crazy whirlwind here, the hurricane blew through the end of October, we didn't suffer any damage. I was sure we'd wake up and and be in the midst of mass destruction. Lots of rain and wind and a few branches strewn about…

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Monday morning was windy and rainy, we only worked until noon. The news stations were telling everyone to stay home. The roads were getting treacherous…

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Sunday was a windy day, I think everyone was having a hard time believing a major hurricane was hearing towards us…at the end of October! The trees were in full autumn splendor, it was beautiful.

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The storm, hurricane Sandy, made its turn into land further north. New Jersey & New York took the brunt of the storm. =(.

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KNITTING
I’ve been working on several knitting projects.
First up are these adorable fingerless mitts.

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“Susie Rogers Reading Mitts” I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in a cream color.

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This pattern was an easy knit. I love the picot edge! That little detail gives the mitts very feminine look.
next on the knitting agenda

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I fell in love with this very versatile knit project!
I have the perfect yarn for it too…

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Check out Three Irish Girls web site http://www.threeirishgirls.com/product.php?productid=354&cat=1&page=1
I love cowls, this pattern is so versatile! You can wear it half dozen different ways!
now…lets see what else I have on the knitting needles

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I was at Walmart and of course I found my way over to the craft department…Caron Simply Soft yarn was a steal at $3.00 a skein. I got several in various colors.

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Caron Simply Soft holds the cable pattern beautifully! This red is perfect for a Christmas cabled scarf!

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These 2 scarves are gifts! I know my cousins will be very happy!
now for some Noro

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Noro yarns have the most amazing color combos, it is hard for me to choose a few skeins, I want them all!

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I’m knitting an enterlac scarf for myself. I have loved that knit pattern ever since the very first time I saw it knit up…of course it was knit with Noro yarn! Mmm, luv it!!
This is an enterlac cowl knit with sublime cashmere yarn, very soft and very warm!

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I had several skeins in complimentary colors.

last but not least…

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This little Jem is a Chapstick cozy!

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phallic Chapstick cozy
Click the link…you too can have your own cozy for your Chapstick!
I’m knitting lots of these for my girlfriends, perfect stocking stuffers!! =*
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Starbucks

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I am a serious coffee drinker! I visit my local Starbucks almost every day! It helps that it is with in walking distance from my office. My fav coffee drink is the cinnamon dolce latte, vente please
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TEA, I like it too

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My good friend, Diana has introduced me to the world of tea.
http://www.teavivre.com/ has authentic Chinese teas. My favorite is black tea. I’m acquiring a taste for green teas. I’m no too crazy for white teas yet…I have had a few that were very good…

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Twinnings Irish Breakfast tea is my all time favorite….

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About those Doomsday Preppers
Have you seen the program called “Doomsday Preppers”? It on the history channel, http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday-preppers/
I feel as though I live in a bubble…a safe little bubble that protects me from all the craziness…but now my curiosity is peaked…what exactly is a doomsday prepper? What are these people preparing for? Is there something going on that I don’t know about? YES, there is…I must say I am more than a little bit worried. When I am out and about…happily purchasing my daily Starbucks latte or home sitting on my comfy couch knitting away or just day dreaming…watching the birds busily fluttering around my myriad of feeders…could there be something sinister lurking…

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before I start freaking myself out, I need to educated myself what can I do to survive and protect myself should “something” catastrophic happen, hurricane,terrorist attacks,solar storm or some other natural disaster.
So much to think about….

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I luv-luv-luv my camera! I’ve got cameras everywhere… My phone has a camera, I carry a small Nikon camera in my purse and my #1 SLR is always ready to capture that amazing image

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Soon I’ll be knee deep in
Beech tree leaves
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Acorns have been falling like
rain
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Sunrise over the Farm
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This is the same photo, Sunrise over the Farm, but it was edited with a photo editing software called “Snapseed”. It’s on my iPhone, I took the original photo with my iPhone. I was on my way to work, the sun was above the horizon and trying to peek through the cloud cover.
Snapseed is a very cool app that is available on iPhone. Snapseed
You can take an ordinary photo and make it extraordinary… I love Snapseed!
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Edited with Snapseed
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Monday Morning
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It’s a bit blurry… But I still like it. I’ve been intrigued by the moon, well Space in general, for years. There is something so, I can’t find the word or words to capture what exactly I’m trying to say BUT… I love looking into Space. =)
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This past summer was exceptionally hot & dry! The garden did not fare too well, But the Morning Glories did!
This first photo was taken with my iPhone, then I tweaked it with Snapseed and got this…

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WOW… That’s really cool! It’s so easy to take a “nice” picture, it’s even easier to make it “pop” and turn your “nice” picture into a work of art… I’m just say’n… =)
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KNITTING
I’ve got several knit projects on the needles.

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This is “Irish Hiking Scarf”. It’s an easy knit project. I had a big skein of yarn that was perfect for this project. This yarn has been in my stash for a little while, I don’t have the label but I can tell its an acrylic yarn.
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Next up is a Vicki Howell pattern called “Happy Cowliday” chunky lace neck warmer.

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The pattern is available in the “Holiday 2012 issue of “Knit-Simple”. Also the magazine has tons of other knit projects perfect for gift giving! =)

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I am working on this project, if you’re on Ravelry you can join the KAL for the Happy Cowliday lace cowl.
Look for the ravelry group Stitch.Rock.Love or you can purchase the magazine Knit-Simple. My favorite thing is the electronic downloads, I can download my mags onto my iPad and its simple as that!
The 3rd knit project on the needles is my “Highland Donegal tweed knit möbius” Or you could call it “Infinity Scarf with a twist“This is a very easy knit project, perfect for the beginner knitter. This is “my” own pattern and I’m more than happy to share it with you

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The yarn is a nice soft yarn with a little bit of halo (kinda fuzzy)
It’s made by Elann, they have so many lovely yarns! Check it out at
http://www.elann.com your going to love the variety of yarns available for knitting or crocheting!!

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So here are the details:
You’ll need 2 skeins of Elann Donegal Highland Tweed, size 9 circular knitting needles 16″ long
Cast on 184 stitches, work in a K4-P4 rib pattern. When you get to the end of the 1st row give your stitch a twist, if you don’t its no big deal you’ll end up with an infinity scarf w/o that particular detail, in the end all is well because you’ll still get a lovely scarf, I’m almost at the half-way point. I’ll have pictures posted of the finished scarf soon.
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I almost forgot… I made a big chunky cowl earlier this week, it’s made with Lionbrand Yarn, Wool-Ease CHUNKY

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The pattern is by Susan Chang. It’s called “Wham Bam Thank-You Lamb neck warmer. The chunky yarn knit up very fast. I cast on for the project on a Sunday evening and finished the following evening afterworking all day!
I only used 1 skein of yarn. My needles were sz. 13.
You can read Susan’s blog here at
http://www.insaknitty.blogspot.com
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until we meet again

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