Summertime and the livin’ is easy?

Hello Everyone!  Well, we have survived graduation festivities – barely!  After going over to my ex-husbands home for the day – they had asked for some help with “last minute” food items – I wonder at my level of sanity.  So, I head over to the “Taj Mahal” and what am I doing?  Vacumming, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, mopping, sending Heidi home for items that they did not have….did I say cleaning bathrooms????  Hello!  I think I should be nominated for “dumbest woman on earth”!!  If any of you ever need lessons in biting your tongue – I can certainly help you out.  How much cooking did I do, you ask?  Well, I had made Gamoo’s (my ex-husbands mother) “Sloppy Joes” and brought those over.   I am telling you, she had an award winning recipe!  After I was finished with my cleaning duties – I cut up vegetables for the veggie tray, skewered some fruits, and watched the girls dip strawberries for the “center piece” for the table.  I was granted a reprieve at one point in the afternoon – Michelle, my ex’s wife, got a Jaguar convertible recently – and she took the maid (me, LOL) for a ride in it.  I know, be still my beating heart! 


  On the knitting front, have you all seen the new issue of Knitty?

If you have not, use the link to go browse some amazing new patterns!  I have found a few things I’d like to knit up – of course!  The perk is that I have yarn in my stash for some of the items… this is good for the pocketbook, and will ultimately make more room for more yarn.  Don’t you love my reasoning?

 Here are a few of the things I found interesting


I just love Wisp, it is so beautiful.  And, I have several skeins of Rowan Kid Silk Haze in my newly organized stash closet! 

What about this one… I love the construction on Coachella, it is very different. 


Isn’t it lovely? What a great summer top!  The pattern calls for Berocco Suede, but I am thinking that I have something else that might work… I’ll be swatching this week for sure!  If I don’t have anything that works, I might just have to pick up some suede and get this knit up!


  And, lastly, isn’t Chapeau Marnier just adorable???  My newly graduated daughter will just love this.  And, it will be a great addition to her “going off to school” packing.  Something knit with love to warm her head!   And, I have a skein of Gems that will be perfect for this!!  It is almost this color – and with a lovley rose ribbon it will be perfect for Rachel!

 After all, do you think I’d clean just anyone’s bathrooms???  That was done with love as well!  Here’s to the start of summer – get out there and knit people!!


8 thoughts on “Summertime and the livin’ is easy?

  1. Hey, I think I could use my felted hat as a beginning for the Chapeau Marnier! It sure beats the frizby idea. How do you spell frizby? Frisby, Frizzby? Are you coming Thursday night? Hope so. Hugs………….

  2. My husband and I have been separated for a dozen years or so. We each have SO’s, and all four of us are friendly. Your children will forever be grateful. And it’s just so much nicer to all be able to enjoy family times together. You are doing exactly right.

  3. I am inspired with Coachella too!. Very fun Jag. picture. Sloppy joes. I thought my mother in law had the best recipe? Does your have vinegar and bay leaves? Should we swap our recipes???

  4. I am inspired with Coachella too!. Very fun Jag. picture. Sloppy joes. I thought my mother in law had the best recipe? Does your have vinegar and bay leaves? Should we swap our recipes???

  5. Hi, I just wanted to drop by and thank you for the comment on my blog! Lynne is really generous for having you visit and I hope you drop again!

    -Gabe (

  6. ummmmm I LOVE sloppy joes. When my daughter was MUCH younger she was into the Mary-Kate and Ashley movies. There was one where one of the girls described a sloppy joe as an “ooey gooey messy burger”. It’s funny ’cause it’s true!

    You are a goooood mother. As Sharon above commented, Your children will be forever grateful. At least they’d BETTER be. 🙂

    I was thinking the Coachella would look great done with a nubby silk yarn. Ooo ooo! Or hemp!

  7. Your part about cleaning the toilets made me LOL! You are too sweet Kat!

    I’ve been having a great time shopping for you. Just a couple more things to pick up next week and I will have your package in the mail. 🙂

  8. Can you say very nice person? What a great thing to do to make the day more special for your daughter!
    Over to check out the Knitty………and the kids in the kiddy pool.
    Back to knit night on Thursday!

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