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Friday, December 26, 2014

Iyanough's gravesite in Cummaquid

I have known of the gravesite for years. BUT was always aware it was quite a hike from the road sign on route 6A. So waiting for weather to be decent and energy levels to be there,and a parking spot close by.

Well today I figured was perfect- the skies were blue, the air was warmish for December and I would guess the wild overgrowth had died back. I should have worn orange, but was lucky this time for someone last week shot a cocker spaniel .

So I headed down rt 6A and took a left onto Rue Michelle. Haven't been down that road in over 6 years. Went to the end and turned around and parked off the road . Walked across 6A took pix of the sign and surrounding houses.

Please excuse my freaking shadow like a photo bomb!





so I trudged forward. We have had rain for a solid month- good thing I had on my Timberlands for it was wet,muddy,marshy,slippery and down right dangerous underfoot. Fallen trees to dodge and climb over and plenty of thicket to poke out an eye or two. Had on glasses! I was beginning to think it was a wild goose chase until I saw the stone after 10 minutes of winding path



^^^ that is the gravesite from afar.




ghosts :)




The return- thank goodness there were no forks in the path to choose from! Looked totally different on the way back. Climbing over a fallen tree my jeans caught onto a branch that was sticking up- try to release that sometime while straddling a downed tree!




This time I went alone- it would have been so much fun with a child or a willing adult.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Knit & Walk part 2

Just completed another triangle scarf that I will give away,2 sleep socks that I just finished sewing together. Made another cowl- this time pink and knit in the round completely. I like the way the child's hat turned out. I saw yarn in AC Moore for 1.99 a skein for a knit for a child project. I knew I could never do a sweater so I hope the two hats will be fine.
size 7 circular needles, cast on 63 stitches and connect and knit in the round until it is 7 inches from hem to hem. Then no sewing needed just tie the top together with yarn like a paper sack. I think it is cute. And in the process it figured the gauge for me to do leg warmers!

next hat will be more masculine colors. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kindle reads

Seeing as I just did an update and lost my book mark on Anna Karenina thought I would list what I have read or tried to read on the Kindle so far.

Anna Karenina- started Oct 2014

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Medieval People

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1491

1493

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Legacy: Arthurian Saga- Mary Stewart

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Crome Yellow- tried to read found impossible - Aldous Huxley

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Astoria-Washington Irving

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Pickwick Papers- Dickens- loved it but took me a long time to read

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Doctor Zhivago-Pasternak- great story.

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The Secret Piano- fascinating story- sent to me by Bob Paulson.

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Plays by Antone Chekhov

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Jo's Boys

loved it.

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall- not sure whether I read this or not- there is such a long "foreword"

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The Kreutzer Sonata
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The Complete Angler

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Little Men-

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The POstmaster- Lincoln- loved it!

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Jude the Obscure- loved it!

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Villette- not sure if I read or got stimied

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Born to be Wild- excellent

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Jane Eyre

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Ethan Frome

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The Woodlanders- excellent

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Alice Adams- excellent

Medicine Men- a freebie that was okay

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Under the Lilacs- good

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The Wind in The Willows- impossible to read

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The Magnificent Ambersons- excellent

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The Mayor Of Casterbridge- ecellent

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Agnes Grey - ?

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Little Masterpeices of Autobio - ?

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My Man Jeeves- loved it

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Dracula- loved it-

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Jennie Gerhardt- excellent-

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Knit & Walk completed

I will still knit & walk it sure makes the 50 minutes inside exercising fly by! But I have accomplished the goal of knitting scarves , cowls and shawls for 3 food pantries who accept donated clothing. The 3 are located in areas where Mom was born, lived and grew up. It was her yarn used in each piece- yarn she left behind when she passed away in November 2008. Took me almost 5 years to regain the dexterity needed to knit. Project began March 2014 and completed today November 14th 2014.
One shawl went to each pantry , 2 cowls or neck warmers, and 5 scarves of various lengths. I had to buy boxes for mailing and postage all totaling almost $25.00. The yarn was free to me!

Plain colors long scarves- funny how the colors show differently.


cowls & neck warmers. I love knitting the cowls in the round with a circular needle.




then some long scarves of varied multi-colors


then the shawls


shorter varied colors