Knitting, spinning, pets, food and other thoughts


New goodies

Since I liked my first set of interchangeable needles so much, when HiyaHiya came out with bamboo tips, I just had to get a set of those too. It doesn’t hurt either, that their cases are SO neat! The tips come in 2 lengths and I found that the 5″ ones are long enough that they don’t make my hands hurt like shorter ones do.

Bamboo interchangeables.

I also came home from TNNA with some neat yarns to sample.

Shetland yarn.

I found this little guy on one of my plants the other day – I think there could be a neat colorway there πŸ™‚

Tiny toad in heuchera leaf.


I hear that train a’comin …

and it does come around the bend into the station.

Kirkwood Station.

Years ago, we took the train back to college from here several times.

Clay Avenue overpass.

Amtrak 140 from Kansas City.

Our older grandson came over on the train from Kansas City for the week (of course I was in the wrong place to get a photo of him coming off the train). We’re picking up his Mom in St. Louis tomorrow, and then his Dad, 2 sisters, aunt & 2 cousins are all coming on Friday, so it’s a good thing we have plenty of space now. Toby’s been delighted with the extra attention πŸ˜‰


Goin’ to the chapel …

Our oldest granddaughter, Samantha, was married last weekend. Not that I’m prejudiced or anything πŸ˜‰ but the bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and everything was simply lovely!

Grandfather of the bride.

Nadia (niece), Mary, Hiyam (SIL), Diane.

My brother & me.

The garter.

Father's dance.

JJ, Sam & Mary; opening gifts the next day.

The wedding was held in a wonderful old country church, which was moved to the Audrain County Historical Park and beautifully restored.

ETA: I’ve put all of my photos on Flickr.