Tuesday, August 31, 2010

10 on Tuesday & Birthdays!

Celebrated birthdays this weekend!
Mom's birthday is August 28 and Dad's is today, August 31!
Happy Birthday Mom & Dad!:)

10 Ways to Lighten Your Mood

1. Talk to James...always puts me in a good mood!:)

2. Read Bible and pray...sing some worship songs.

3. Nice, hot bubble bath.

4. Bake cookies.

5. Turn on some music and dance to it.

6. Spin or knit.

7. Love on my animals.

8. Talk, text, twit, email a friend.

9. Watch a funny movie.

10. Exercise.

What makes you in a good mood? Have a great day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Finished a hat for CoggieTM's Keeping Soldiers Warm drive she's having!
It's done in Woolease on size 7 circ's! A great no thinking take along project! It's the Classic World War II Watch Cap.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Knit Twit Meet!

Another fun Saturday with the Knit Twits and yummy Snickerdoodles!
Katnmouse, Ladybuglola, Riverrouge, DesertFlower, and Neckio30!
Jimmy had another fun day with Nicole's son Nick and his friend Jacob!

Completed Magic Loop Wrist Warmers from the class on 8/21/10!

Great job girlies!:)

Pattern available on http://wolfefarms.net!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1989.
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
(2 tablespoons sugar plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top)
Oven 375 degrees bake 10-11 minutes or till edges are golden. Cool on wire rack.
Beat margarine/butter, add half of flour, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat till combined and then add rest of flour. Drop one inch balls onto your cookie sheet and sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of them. Bake, Cool, and Enjoy!:)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Pooped out!
Been crazy busy around Wolfe Farms...real busy with lesson planning, soap making, doing inventory to get prepared for retreat/fairs/holidays....lots going on. No sewing, no crocheting, no spinning, and not much knitting! Horrible heat wave too, so stay cool out there! Off to do chores...

Happy DOT!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blog Award!

Thank you to Rhoda for the award. :)
Here are the responsibilities that come along with the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award. Thanks Rhoda!
2. List 7 things about yourself....hmmm gotta think
3. Pass on the award to bloggers you've recently discovered.
I award this to: MsDiva not new but awesome blog, Tayor, Lorena, KM, DawnRene
Okay...here are my 7 things:
1. I have tons of allergies!
2. I love mayonnaise with my fries (even though I'm not supposed to have either one, although I do have baked fries at home with fat free mayo)
3. I don't go anywhere without makeup and hair done.
4. I have lots of interests...reading, knitting, spinning, crocheting, sewing, quilting, soap making, baking, working out....
5. I keep telling people I'm 23, lol.
6. My degree is in psychology and am told I talk to everyone, everywhere!
7. Love going to Build-a-Bear and sleep with nightlights on!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday's Stitchin'

Above: Jackie, Tarah, Gemma, Dolores, Chris

Shannon had to leave after the class to go to the beach!

Above: Chris, Luanne, Vicky, Lorena's legs, and a wee bit of Kristina's leg!:)

From 11:00-1:00 I had the Magic Loop class here at the Farm...thank you (Jackie, Sue, Shannon, Vicky, Adrienne, Dolores, Nicole) for being such great students! It was a lot of fun!
Then the Knit Twit Meet was fabulous fun with (Jackie, Dolores, Luanne, Tarah, Vicky, Nicole, Chris, Sarah, Lorena, Kristina, and Gemma) Jimmy had a blast with Nick, Nicole's son too! Always a fun time!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Oooops, Mama caught me trying to wake-up Daddy!"

"Every Sunday when Daddy gets to sleep in, I wait for Mommy to get busy, either taking out the trash, starting laundry...and I sneak into the bedroom, jump up on the bed, whine, cry, and lick Daddy awake!.....sometimes she catches me before I make it to the bedroom, but then I just wait and stealthily sneak in there!"
Have a great Dogs on Thursday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Magic Loop Wrist Warmers!

Published another pattern into Ravelry!
Our Magic Loop Wrist Warmer pattern is an easy to follow two page pattern designed to teach you the Magic Loop technique. The photos in the pattern show the steps you will need to begin your learning journey. In the end you will create a great set of wrist warmers that you can enjoy or give as a gift. A quick and fun knit. You can get this directly from http://wolfefarms.net too in case you are not on Ravelry.
This is the pattern I designed for my Magic Loop class. Class is this Saturday, August 21, between 11:00-1:00 at Wolfe Farms. Followed by the Knit Twit meet!:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shawl Collared Cowl

Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos
This is a cozy cowl made with Misti Alpaca Chunky. The yarn was fabulous to work with but definitely made for colder climates...very, very warm! Great as an accessory to a blouse or to snuggle up with under your coat!

Sneakin' a kiss to Mommy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length: approx 26.5 inches from end to end after blocking Width: measures approx 10 inches at deepest point of center including unfolded collar.

MATERIALS Misti Alpaca Chunky 100% Baby Alpaca; 108 yd/99m per 100g skein; color: 683, or any color of Jimmy Beans Wool Landscape Collection; 2 skeins or approx 175 yds of a chunky weight alpaca or alpaca blend. 1# US #8/5mm needle 1# US #9/5.5mm needle Safety pin stitch marker Tapestry needle 3 medium to large buttons and matching sewing thread

GAUGE 20 sts/32 rows = 4” in garter stitch on size 9 needles or size needed for accurate gauge. Make sure to check your gauge because I didn't get gauge until I was down to a size 4 and 5! Always a good thing to do a gauge swatch!:)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Haltermelon & Books...

Cute little summer top from 3 months to size 6...size above is 6 months!
This is an Alana Dakos pattern called Haltermelon. It is worked in one piece from the bottom up so no seaming!:) The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria which I disliked working with. It was a loosely spun single plied with a thread so it would get caught on the needle and need to be pulled after each stitch worked. I also didn't like how it made the stitches look uneven, blocking corrected this though! Would never ever buy this yarn.

Been reading a lot of Jimmy's Hardy Boys books and needed a change of pace so ordered a few books from Amazon...love my Amazon points! Also got Jimmy a video game; Red Dead Redemption...Reading the Maggie Sefton one right now, she's such a great author that you don't want to put it down!

On a sad note...my buddy, Courtney, decided to place her sweet Eva pup into a new home....please go give her some love on her blog. Such a painful choice to make and I know she'd love your virtual hugs!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday's Fun!

Had a great Knit Twit Meet!
Above: Nicole's(Neckio30) backside :), Jeanine (MsDiva), Nicole (Frecklefacefibers), Me and Fuji!
Nicole playing with FFF's yummy, scrumptious, fiber and yarn!
So awesome she brought some goodies!

Jackie (katnmouse), Luanne (courtsgram), Sydnie, and Chris (knittingglassguy)!
Jackie was working on socks; Luanne was working on the travelling woman shawl; Jeanine was working on a cell phone/ipod pouch; Sydnie was knitting a scarf; Nicole was knitting another hat; Chris was working on his socks; Nicole O. was working on a stocking and I was knitting on 198 yds. of heaven. Busy bees but so much more laughing and chatting than knitting, lol!
Cookies: Chocolate Chip with extra chips!:)

Fabulous FreckleFaceFibers..Enchanted Hollow; Merino/Tussah!
Thank you so much Nicole, you're the bestest!

Soap demo went well and was really fun sharing our process! For those who didn't get to attend this one, we will be doing it again after the Christmas season!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Fuji photo shoot!

I really don't like doing this....
this is my snooty look!:)

Fine...maybe if I cooperate we'll wrap this up!

Well......Dad is still taking pictures of me...
now I will give him some puppy eyes....

Being a model is such hard, tiring work!
It's a wrap!
Happy DOT!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upcoming Soap Demo!

This coming Saturday, August 14, between 11-1:00 we will be having a soap making demonstration at Wolfe Farms! Looking forward to showing how we do things here on the farm!:) Knit meet to follow!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Knit Twit Meet!

Another awesome Knit Twit Meet!
Katnmouse(Jackie), DawnRene(Dawn), Riverrouge(Vicky), Celticbay(Shannon), Neckio30(Nichole), Knittingglassguy(Chris), and me Knittinwolf!:)
Chris doing a Chakra demonstration!

Chris made glass drop spindles!
Trying to show him how to use it....haven't done it in over a year since I got my wheel!

Jackie working on socks; DawnRene a scarf; Vicky slippers; Shannon just cast on for the first time on circular needles for a hat!; Nichole working on a hat; Chris knitting on socks and showing off his hat he made for his daughters birthday; Me knitting on a sweater! Fun times! Cookies on tap were peanut butter chocolate chip!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mr. Moneypants!

Shakin' his booty!

Courtsgram (Luanne) and Neckio30 (Nichole) came over Wednesday and we had a fabulous time giggling and sewing! Luanne taught us how to make pants! She taught us differently than what the pattern says to do because it is a more efficient way to do them. Can't wait to make some more....need some more fabric!:) Jimmy loves the pants and can't wait for me to make more...didn't know if I'd get them off of him so I can wash them! Makes you feel so good when you make something for someone and they really love it and appreciate it!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Bath Time!
"You're gonna take a picture, Mom?...I'm a little indecent at the moment..."

"Oh no, here comes the shampoo!"

"Ug, the part I really dislike is being rinsed off....mmmm I do smell like peaches n' cream though!....think I'll shake a bit so Mom can get clean too!:)"

"Freedom!!!!....trying to wipe the clean off of me as I tear through the house and wholler all over the Pooh bean bag!"

Have a Happy Dogs on Thursday...today is my sister's birthday....

Happy 11th Birthday Gypsy!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

10 on Tuesday

10 things to bring on vacation:
1. Knitting for the drive.
2. List of yarn stores mapped out along the way.
3. Book.
4. Iphone for staying in touch on twitter/facebook/words with friends.
5. Clothes and comfy shoes.
6. Medicine, toiletries...
7. Sourdough bread so I can eat out and snacks for drive.
8. Cameras and photo equipment...mine and James'!
9. Pictures of Fuji....miss her so much and won't go away for more than three days!
10. My favorite guys...James and Jimmy!

Monday, August 2, 2010

R,S, T...

R is for roving that is now spun into a single! Fabulous FreckleFaceFibers in the colorway Cherry Season.....this will eventually be turned into an Ishbel shawl! Need to get it off the bobbin, soaked, whacked and dried! Fun stuff...what to spin next?

S is for skirt that I just finished sewing! I love this pattern and they are so comfortable, love, love, love them! Many more to come! I'm also loving my machine and wish I had more time to do it. My buddy, Luanne's coming over Wednesday and going to teach me how to make pj pants! We always have such a great time together!

T is for tomatoes that came from my Dad's garden. Just had a turkey sandwich and added some tomato to it....yummmmmmeeeee! If you've never tried a fresh garden tomato, find one, the taste is totally different than what you'll ever find in the store. I really don't like tomatoes but these are fabulous. It was so good I grabbed the rest of it and ate it like an apple! Thinking on cutting some up for a salad cuz I'm just craving it now!:)
Had a great swim at the Y today and now need to knit on another Alana knit!:)