Saturday, October 27, 2012

Say It Ain't So!

She's on her way!!!!!!!!!!!

Water? Check

Food? Check

Candles? Check

Flashlights? ummm kidda. 

Knitting project lined up, pattern printed and yarn ready to go? CHECK!!!!

Hope you have your priorities in check. :)

But in all seriousness, I do hope that we are all ok. Sounds like we're going to get hit hard here on the Jersey Shore. We're a few miles in from the coast so hoping the flooding isn't too bad here.
I worry about the winds. Hoping the houses, barns and alpacas stay on the ground.

Yikers. This could be a bad one.

Hang in there East Coast. We can do it.

Knit away!!!!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Oct. 26th Farm Open Today!

Meet us in the coop!

New items just in. Say hi to the alpacas, hang out to knit with us or shop for someone on your list!

We will be open today, Friday October 26th from 10-4.

60 Days to Christmas!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Along

Howdy. It's that time again. Wednesday....knitting day :)

I'm joining in with all the great knitters out there and sharing what
I have been working on and reading.

First of all, speaking of reading.
I FINALLY finished Cutting for Stone. Normally I devour a book and finish it
within a week. But this book lingered and took me a while to get through.
After 2 months of reading I finished it. WOW.
What a book. It will stay with me for a very long time.

So onto what I'm knitting and reading now....

I whipped up this little toddler hat to sell in our farm store.
It's a mix of tan baby alpaca and alpaca sock yarn.
I bought this sock yarn years ago in my favorite yarn store in Saratoga, NY.
I realized after buying it that I love sock yarn when it's in a skein, but not
a fan of the striping once I start knitting. 
 I did realize however that if I knit and add a solid stripe between the rows, I love it.

I am also knitting a new Grey Loop.
Great pattern. It has just enough changes to keep me happy.

 It has a nice mix of eyelet sections, stockinette and purl sections.

So far so good. I needed to read a short book after my marathon book!

Chase says hello :)
Where is my baby going????

Happy knitting!
Joining in with Ginny at Small Things

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This and That

You know those days that you are a crazy lady, yelling at your kids, overwhelmed by laundry, dust and piles, you've been to the grocery store but somehow don't have anything to eat, flipping out on your dog, husband and feel like ripping your hair out?


That's me.

Ugh. I hate that feeling. I haven't been much fun to be around lately. I realize that. My poor husband is afraid of me I think. :) Not really....but you know what I mean.

It's a terrible way to be but sometimes I think I just have to snap to get myself back on track.

I've snapped.

And today, I'm back on track.

Blech....good to get that out. onto some nicer things in life.

We have been so busy lately.
Here is a glance into what has been going on around here the past week.

A local girl scout troop visited the farm.

 Lilly is such a sweet girl and let all the scouts pet her.
 Chase stomping through the field.

Spinning demonstration for the girls.

Saturday morning beach sweep with Garrett's cub scout den.
It was a beautiful morning and a perfect way to start our busy weekend.

 The waves were full of surfers bobbing around.

  Dalton was elected to student council at his school. 
One of his duties was to help out at our school craft fair.

Football season is OVER. Phew. We made it. What an exhausting sport...and I'm just sitting on the sidelines!!!!! My boy was DONE with practice. This picture was taken right after his last game.
The boys played their hearts out and won the last game. Nice way to end a season.
We're blessed with an amazing head coach and I'm going to miss seeing all my mom buddies at the fields every night.

 Fall has arrived. I love the crisp air and pretty colors.
I finally finished my book, Cutting For Stone.
Wow. What a book. I don't know why it took me so long to finish.
Oh yeah...maybe all that stuff I complained about in the beginning of this post!

 My kids begged me to get some Halloween decorations. This guy hangs outside and scares the heck out of me every night. I keep thinking a person is outside.

And this guy has a new favorite chair. This little rocking chair was mine as a girl. Uncle Mayo made it for me and now Chase loves it. It warms my heart to see my kids still enjoying Uncle Mayo's handiwork. 

I feel better already. 

Meeting a friend for coffee this morning and I hope to get more knitting done.

Have a good one :)


Friday, October 19, 2012

It's Friday! Coop is Open

We won't let the rain get us down.

The Coop will be OPEN today, Friday October 19th from 10-4.


We are newly stocked with more beautiful items for Christmas.
Just in, baby fingerless gloves (the cutest things ever!!!!) with matching sweater,
ear warmers...perfect for the boardwalk walkers, hats, sweaters and NEW blankets....ahhh.

We'll be hanging out around the table working on our knitting.
If you would like to stop by and knit with us, our door is open.

2021 Bentz Road • Wall, NJ 07719
Just follow the signs!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pretty • Happy • Funny • Real

Thursday's post

{ Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real }

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

 As a book designer, I love a beautifully designed book. 
A pretty knitting book is even better :)
 Simple Knitting by Erika Knight

 My sore feet are so much happier now that I have new shoes.
Dansko clogs are my new favorite thing. 

This third boy of ours is a funny one.


Joining in with the girls at Like Mother, Like Daughter


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yarn Along

I wish I had been able to knit more this week, but my shoulder had other plans for me.
It's so sore and creaky. I'm blaming knitting as much as I wish to blame it on something else.
Oh well. The rough life of a knitter I guess.... :)

So I took a little break. But I did manage to finish up the body of Chase's little pullover sweater.
Nothing fancy, just an every day practical sweater.
Knitted with Quince & Co. Lark yarn.

I added a rib to the bottom.
Now I need to finish the neck and arms.

Liz crocheted this beautiful chunky alpaca scarf. I'm not sure of the pattern name.
The white knit underneath is something knitted in Peru. We sell it in the store. It's so pretty!

After a really long walk in our local State Park, Liz and I hung out in the coop and enjoyed some Hink's Turkey lunch. Finn was enjoying getting some mac and cheese from Chase.

 And look at this beautiful little boy. 
Wade turned 1 month old!!! He is a beauty that nephew of mine.

Joining in with Ginny over at Small Things.

Happy Knitting

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Knitted Gift

Don't you just love giving a hand knit gift to a friend?

We had a surprise baby shower for our friend this past weekend.
This is her 4th baby and we are so excited to meet him or her.

She is holding up the Small Things Sweater that I made.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Closed today

Sorry, we will be closed today, Friday October 12th.

Please check back next week for hours.


October 10 on 10

Yesterday was the 10th of October. So it was REALLY 10 on 10! 

I took my photos every hour throughout the day.
It was just an ordinary day.
A day of being a wife, mom, aunt, graphic designer, school helper, knitter, doctors appointment driver, football practice know the deal.
But it was a good day. :) And the Yanks won last night, so I have a happy kid in my house today.

8am Curls
 9am treat
 10am home and school meeting at kid's elementary school. love this mural done by the kids.
  11am "Hi alpacas!"
 11am Nephew Lovin
  12 pm nappppppp time
  1 pm boring lunch
  2 pm designing logos
  3 pm FREE give-away yarn came in the mail!!!!!! Ahhhh

  4 pm three boys in a doctor's office for well visit.
Chase is giving Garrett kisses here.
I'm pretty sure a second later he was ripping his hair out.

Anyway, that was my day. :)

Linking up with the 10 on 10 project here.