Thursday, April 19, 2012
The good thing is, I have so far earned 15 credits towards the 67 needed to sit for the exam. Only 52 more credits to go. uuuhhh. Sounds like a lifetime away. I still need to do my clinicals in Syracuse at St Joe's Hospital but they won't start till January I think. Hopefully when that time comes, I'll have the money to do them. My classes are online but clinicals have to be done in person, same as all my class exams. They charge ya for everything. The expenses keep pushing me to quit till I have the money coming in regularly but when that time comes, I won't have the time. So I am making lemonade with the lemons life has provided me with :o)
Monday, November 29, 2010
This is a downloadable pattern that you can start using immediately!
Christmas Stocking Pattern for Loom Knitting
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Well...tomorrow is the last day of my mini-vacation. Being that the 4th of July fell on a Sunday... we got Monday off as a paid holiday so I took Tuesday & Wednesday (tomorrow) off to enjoy a really long weekend.
I had plans of doing some heavy duty cleaning of the bedrooms & one of the bathrooms however... I spent every day outside gardening and lawn mowing.... not inside cleaning ;-o
Sooooo perhaps tomorrow I shall dive in to the cleaning mode... and get at least one bedroom cleaned. Ohhh ... I am talking deep cleaning...wall washing.... dusting... hoeing out unused clothing, etc. We'll see what tomorrow brings. It is suppose to be yet another bright sunny day.... and in the mid 90's.
Today for lunch we had a family gathering at the Knotty Pine Diner in Wampsville, NY as my cousin Sandy is here in NY from Maryland... and my other cousin Sylvia is here from West Palm Beach, Florida.... so they brought their mom (Aunt Phyllis) and met all of us Keville's for lunch. Dad & his wife Diane, my brother Steve, his wife Shelley & her daughter Autumn, my sister Debbie & I all went. It was so nice to see everyone again.
The older I get... the more I feel the need to bond to my roots. Weird.
Of course the cat was quite curious as well. He watched his food get eaten by this odd looking creature of which he'd not had the pleasure of meeting before tonight.
Actually.... opossums are quite amazing animals. They are the only marsupial native to Northern America. They have 50-52 razor sharp teeth. They are only pregnant for 13-15 days then they carry their babies (12-13 of them) in the momma's pouch for a good 2-3 months. Then after that... the babies cling to mom's fur as she carries on about her business. The 'possums are fun to watch as they are very meticulous at grooming themselves. They normally wash their hands & face in the water bowl before eating... then again after they eat.
Their back feet have "human" looking hands...with a thumb on each hand (foot). They even have human looking fingernails.
Yeah..... from the back they are not so attractive. They look like giant rats with that think hairless tail. They are still amazing animals.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I also went to Sorbello's Produce & Lawn Nursery as planned. OMG!!!!! Their new facility and services are phenomenal!!! I must have browsed for over an hour.... admiring all the cool .... unique flowers and such!! They have such a huge selection and I am amazed at how many really pretty and unusual flowers they have. There are so many that I'd never even heard of before!! Ahhhh and not to mention... the facility itself is so nice. Very well landscaped (inside and out). I'd love to work in that type of atmosphere.
Anyways... then I stopped at my Dad's house down the road from the produce stand. Dad, my sister Debbie & nephew Brad were all sitting outside enjoying the beautiful breeze.
We sat and chatted over the loud traffic zooming by. I don't think I could ever get use to living that close to the main highway. It is so loud and dangerous. I'll stick with country living!!
I have been working in my flower beds these past few days and realize they need some rejuvenation.
Weeks ago I purchased some fruit tree's/bushes from Stark Bro's & from Michigan Bulb Co. So they will have to be planted this weekend as well.
Let's see... I bought 2 blue berry bushes.... yum yum!! A Cherry Tree which actually grows edible cherries... 2 mulberry tree's..... oh... and about 10 different colored hydrangea bushes...and a butterfly bush.
I can't wait for the fruits to start growing... (in 2-4 yrs) :o( It's a LONG wait but...... they'll be so good when they do come.
Well.... it's off to Chittenango!! Bye!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
It has been a very long time since I last posted my thoughts. I really haven't had much to say I guess. (I still don't) ;-o
Here we are headed in to the year 2010.... it seems so science fiction like. The year 2010! Woe!
Interestingly enough, tonight (New Year's Eve) at 19:11 (7:11pm) GMT, we'll experience a "Blue Moon".
Then the next one will be in the year 2012 -August 31st at 13:56 (1:56pm GMT). I have read some interesting historic facts regarding this whole "Blue Moon" occurance.
Apparently there will not be another Blue moon on New Year's Eve for another 19 years. Disk Jockies on the radio this morning were saying that the term "Blue Moon" came from the fact that a 2nd full moon only occurs every 19 years on New Year's Eve however according to NASA's website, The term "Blue Moon" is given to the 2nd full moon in a calendar month. That a full moon only occurs every 29.5 days which means there will never be a ful moon in February.
They go on to say that the term Blue Moon ... aka Once in a blue moon, means a rare occurance however 2 full moons in a calendar month are not that rare at all. Apparently they occur every 2.5 years. Huh!! Who would have guessed?!
NASA also states that the term Blue Moon originated in 1883 when Krakatau (a small volcanic island in Indonesia) where the volcano erupted such a huge amount of volcanic dust, the moon actually had a blue color to it. (Which had nothing to do with the full moon). This volcanic dust - that caused the moon to appear blue was such a rare, unusual occurance... perhaps only a one time occurance... the phrase "One in a Blue Moon" came to light.
Apparently somewhere down the road of time, it got misinterpreted by reporters or something like that.
Why am I sharing this info? Well... I don't really know. It was on my mind when I started to type. If I of all people found it interesting... someone else out there may too!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This stocking is made with a Red round knifty knitter loom.
It measures approximately 6.5" wide x 21" long (toe to top). Making this fun & festive stocking goes fairly fast. It's nice and sturdy to hold all those traditional goodies. They make great gifts when filled with fanciful surprises. $3.50
A delightful Autumn Harvest Pumpkin pattern designed specifically with the newer loomer in mind. Benefit from very simplified instructions. A pattern that uses a Green Knifty Knitter (36 pegs 13/16” gauge)round Loom and bulky yarn. A fun project that goes pretty fast.
These pumkins look wonderful among your Autumn Harvest centerpiece, on a mantle, in the office, as a festive toy for young ones, on your porch at Halloween time.... or next to your turkey at Thanksgiving time.
Give as gifts to senior citizens, hospital patients, friends & relatives. Knit your own pumpkin patch this year!
Green Round Knifty Knitter Loom
Blue Round KK Loom
Loom Tool (Pick)
Styrofoam ball (approx 8” diameter)
Pumpkin orange bulky yarn (1.5 skeins)
Stem & Leaf yarn – this pattern made with 2 colors:
Red Heart Plush (Medium 4 Bulky) Dk Sage & Red Heart Plush Lt Sage
Very little needed of each.
Yarn Needle & Scissors
Wonder Knitter for I-Cord Stem
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Loom Knit Ribbed Autumn Harvest Pumpkin
• Copyright by Pam Keville. This pattern & every part of it is copyright owned. No part of this pattern is to be copied, transferred, emailed, posted, or used in any other format. It is for personal use only & not to be shared without written permission of author.You may direct others to this page.
This pattern has many options for the creative loomer. It can be made with a Styrofoam ball inside as this pattern is done, or you could stuff it with polyfil used for pillow projects. You can take a pair of pantyhose, tie off the legs filling the upper portion with pumpkin spice potpourri to add a festive aroma to the air.
Using the Green KK Loom (36 pegs 13/16” gauge)
Row 1) With pumpkin orange bulky yarn (2 strands as one), “e-wrap” all 36 pegs. (do not knit off)
Row 2) e-wrap another time around all 36 pegs. (do not knit off)
Row 3) e-wrap peg 1 – wrap working yarn (wy) to outside peg 2 & purl it pulling wy up under peg 2 loops, removing from peg, applying new loop to peg 2. e-wrap peg 3 - working yarn (wy) to outside peg 4 & purl it. Continue this process completely around the loom. **
It will appear as odd # pegs will have 3 loops, even pegs will have 2 until purled, then one.
Row 4) Knit off odd pegs 1-3-5-7-9, etc all around loom, knitting off 2 loops over 1 loop.
** Repeat series- Rows 1-4 as above until you reach 32 rows. Leave a 10” long tail when finishing row 32.
Binding off is simply done by threading a yarn needle with both strands of tail yarn. Weaving needle through each loop, remove the loops as you go.
Smush the loops together on the tail yarn as you go. When all loops are off the loom, tighten to close the circle. Tie a knot or two then weave the
needle through the threaded loops to hide the remaining tail yarn. Trim any excess.