Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our Podcast! Episode 2: Cheers to Maryland

Thank you sooooo much to everyone that watched our first podcast episode! We have loved reading your comments on the channel. Thank you for subscribing and giving us thumbs up!
We had so much fun that we recorded a second one. We're still figuring out the editing and how to do this thing but we are having a blast!

In the second episode, Cheers to Maryland, we talk about what we've finished making along with our guide to going to Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. We have tips and pointers, what we hope to buy, places to eat and of course general blabbering about life and lots of laughter.

Here's the link to Episode 2 of Cocktail Hour at the Coop


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We started a podcast!!!

After many years of thinking about doing a podcast, my sister Liz and I finally took the plunge!!!
It was a blast to create. We just posted our first episode. Watch us try to figure out what we're doing while we talk about yarn, knitting, crochet and life while laughing and drinking! 

Our podcast is called, Cocktail Hour at the Coop! 
We record in our parent's alpaca farm store "The Coop" while enjoying our drinks during cocktail hour. It's a hoot! Take a look here....
If you like it please subscribe and give us a thumbs up!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Inspirations

I've been collecting some "pins" over the past few weeks on Pinterest. Things I thought you all might like. Knitting, crafting, home, clothes...just a little collection of things to inspire. Random things that made me happy. Enjoy!

Most links can be found on my "Monday Inspiration" page on Pinterest.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Finished Objects at the Beach

Hi knitter friends! Hope you are all doing well. It's snowing again here in NJ. I love the snow....but I'm ready for warm weather. Once my boys are playing baseball I'm ready to put the winter coat away and enjoy some sunshine. Looks like we're all going to have to wait a little longer for that to happen!

The weather was beautiful last Sunday. Cold, but calm so we took a ride to the beach to look for some sea glass. After a few nor'easters in this area I had a good feeling I would be able to find a good amount of pieces. I treated the kids to some pork roll and cheese sandwiches before the beach. Seriously, the best breakfast in the world.

While were at the beach Maire, my son's girlfriend took a few pictures of my finished object knits that I made in January. My Kobuk hat and the Zweig sweater both designed by Caitlin Hunter. Her designs are wonderful and I really enjoy knitting her patterns.

On our way back to the car we met a few scuba divers! Chase and I asked them what they were going to be looking for on their dive. They explained to us that a ship sunk right off the coast in 1860. 200 foot boat, still with the engine and stern in tact, they like to practice their diving skills and look for big fish. The chief diver took a go-pro camera with him and he will be posting it on YouTube this week. Chase will be their opening photo!

And yes, I did make out well with my sea glass hunt. :)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rhinebeck Artwork Winner!

You guys.....I was waiting it to be officially announced on the NY Sheep & Wool Festival site to announce here that I won the artwork contest for 2019!

As some of you know, I have been the runner-up twice before so I am over-the-moon excited to have been chosen as the winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a giant thrill for me. Thank you to everyone that voted for me!

How many days till Rhinebeck 2019??!!!!! AHHHH!!! Feels like forever!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fair Isle Yarn Along

A few years ago I took a fair isle color class with Mary Jane Mucklestone.
To read about that experience, click on this blog post. It was so much fun and I ended up with a pair of fair isle wrist warmers. I've worn them many time over the years and I have also used them as examples when teaching my fair isle classes.

My sister Liz celebrated her birthday last week so I asked her what she would like me to make for her. She requested her own fair isle wrist warmers. So I dug out a few of her favorite colors from my stash and got some on the needles asap. (She'll be getting them late...but it took her 8 months to finish my birthday present...so it's all good and fair)

I'm enjoying this beautiful copy of Vogue Knitting. It was gifted to me by my friend, Joan.
It was so thoughtful of her and I will treasure it forever.

What are you working on these days?

We Love You Too!!!

Perfect timing for Valentines Day...

We were voted the Most Loved Place to Go by Hulafrog readers in Southern Monmouth County.

We were chosen from a large list of places in the area that are family friendly.

Thank you so much for voting! We love you too!!