Sock progress

First sock is coming along.  With LC’s, guidance I am building a sock with a knit three, purl on pattern ribbed sock.  I am so looking forward to tackling the heal I am really trying to plow through the calf.  I have more done than I thought I would by now.  These are pictures I took yesterday, and beleive me I have accomplished even more this morning.

LC even showed me how to find slipped stitches and how to fix them.  My biggest challenge and joy is the fact she taught me how to knit continental(left hand holding yarn).  This has changed my gauge considerably and shows on the Ruana that I am making in knit only, but so worth it!

I am very excited to have this opportunity to learn from her and am so pleased that I am not totally failing, in which , I was very fearful of.


Lemonade Award!

Lemonade Award!

Lemonade Award!

I was so surprised to open my blog this evening to find I have been nominated the Lemonade Award by my dear friend Leilani over at  Now it is my turn to bestow the honors upon my favorite blogs.  You will find some common themes to some of these and others purely individualistic. These people give me inspiration, creativity and energy to do more every post I read.  I am honored that they take the time to share their lives and thoughts with me and the world in this manner.

Pass on some lemonade & let someone know they have inspired you. Here’s what you do:

1.Put the logo on your blog or post
2.Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great Gratitude and/or Attitude.
3.Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post.
4.Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5.Nominate your favorites and link to your post.

The Nominees are!!!….drum roll…….

PisecoMom at Mind Games,

LisaAnne at Harmony Valley Homeschool,

Linda at Natural Suburbia,

Ninny Noodle Noo,

Carle at Our Holistic Life,

Firefly Mom at Pack of Hungry Snails,

Kristie at The Dream Angels,

Patrick at Pagan Dad,

Earthmama at Spiral Pathways,

There are actually so many more I could post here that deserve an award for being inspirational for me, but there is only so much time in the day. hehe  I thank everyone of you who make my each day a chance to be inspired.

We had fun with Science!

Saturday the 27th of December, we all took a trip up the Science Center in Ithaca, NY.  This trip was possible only due to our dear freinds, the Chens.  With their lovely holiday card we found two tickets to the museum.  We love going to the museum.  It is hands on and always has something new.

T. took off as soon as we got in the door and I only saw him sporatically throughout the few hours we were there.  S. and B. on the other hand played with everything!  I got lots of pictures.  But as you will notice, S. I think had the most fun out of all of them. hehe

After our time at the museum, we hung out in the commons looking in some of our favorite stores, “AlphebetSoup” which carries many Waldorf Friendly materials, including Stockmar products and german made board games, and “Lets Get Cooking”, which has all sorts of great and sometimes unique cooking utensils, cookware and appliances.  We also enjoy the Used Book Store which has two floors of books floor to ceiling and they are all used and inexpensive.