Friday, October 24, 2014

Boot Scootin'

I love a good pair of boots.

I love cowboy boots, dress boots, shiny rain boots and even, muck boots! 

I love the "click, click, click" sound that high heeled boots make on a hard surface. 

And the power walk that can only come from an awesome pair of cowboy boots!!  Yea ... don't mess with a gal in cowboy boots!  (Hey!  I grew up in New Windsor! We can wear cowboy boots with the best of them!)

So its just natural that I would fall in love with boot cuffs.


They are just soooo cute. 

Colorful ribbed wool with a great picot cast-off to give them a ruffled edge when they are folded over the boots.

So I have been knitting like a mad woman.  (Not a far stretch at all, is it??)

Here are a couple of pairs that I have gotten done for the Summer Kitchen.

This is a pair of rustically spun Corridale wool ... nice thick, chunky cables to peak from the boot tops.   

This dark mossy green is a fairly long pair.  It does not turn down over the top of the boot .... but the cable-rib pattern is fabulous and may be perfect when paired with something dressier.  Like a skirt or dress pants.

100% Merino Super Wash wool for easy care

And finally .... these might be my favorite.


Until I knit another pair.   ;)

I love the reversible nature of these blue chunky wool boot cuffs.

100% wool ..... chunky knit.

You can turn the seed stitch side down .... like I did in this photo.  Or you can turn down the ribbed side.  It is seed stitch rib called the farrow stitch. 

I can just see these with a pair of jeans and dark brown leather riding boots.

There will be more heading to the Summer Kitchen .....

Or my closet.  

I'm not sure which.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


They say it is cold and flu season.  They being the media .... and the drugstores that advertise flu shots.

It is pretty rare that Honey or I have a cold.  Basically .... our un-heated upstairs scares the bejezzes out of germs so they don't seem to bother us. 


I don't think the germs like the cold.

But I do occasionally sneeze uncontrollably .... so I reach for my wadded tissue in the bottom of my purse.

Well .... I used to.

Now I reach for this ...........

 Or this ...

 Or this ...

Or this ....

Or maybe .........

I had waaaaaayyyy too much fun sewing these. 

Seam binding ... baby rick rack ... tatted edging.  These are lined ... sometimes with contrasting fabric.

Oh .... yea!!!  I had fun.

So much fun .... I just might want to catch a cold.

OK .... maybe not!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Happy Happy Day!!!

Honey took the day off from work today!

I love having him here during the day.  We work extremely well together and we are looking forward to his retirement .... in the next few years.

He is finishing the sidewalk project.

You know the one .... the one we planned to start in June and had the pavers delivered only to have life in the form of an F1 tornado or straight line winds spin things around a bit!

But the now the trees are down, wood split and stacked, new trees planted.  So now it is on to the sidewalk.


Sidewalk is installed up to the old existing concrete which will be removed next year with the step project.


The new light is installed.  In the mulch space .... I will plant Munstead lavender border next spring.  


The reason for this part of the project was to expand our porch.  Due to the roof line ... we could not expand the porch physically.  But we could expand it visually.

In the future .... the patio will extend to the left .... making an entertainment area just for us.

But today's project is to build the step on to the porch and get the railing back in place.  

Then there are doors to be stained and lights to be put on the porch.

Cuz ya know ..................

The List NEVER ends.