Knitting and Family Life

This Week it’s all about the Donuts

August 24, 2017

It’s Time to Wake Up and Make the Donuts Grange Fair is here!  Welcome the familiar fair smells of fried foods, animals barns and we can’t forget the tractor or truck pulls.  This year wasn’t any different from the others except my son, Octavio, and my daughter, Oksana, and I all work the donut stand. We wake […]

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Reflections from a Sheep Farmer

January 25, 2017

  It is a beautiful snowy morning here on the mountain. The horses are chasing each other around  the mountainside. My youngest son is making snow angels in the yard, and my daughter is playing ball with our dog, Nellie, who is leaping through the snow trying to find it. My life is at it’s most perfect […]

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Fiber Festival Comes to Town

February 25, 2013

Fiber Festival Comes to Town Dawn Shaffer (Isn’t this picture beautiful.  I absolutely love yarn. The yarn up top is called core spun yarn.  Great for making rugs. ) Have you ever been to a fiber festival? I had the great pleasure of visiting one with my two daughters. You immediately walk in amongst beautiful […]

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My Kids Knitting List for Autumn

November 1, 2012

Do any of you continue to knit through the summer?  Me, definitely. I rarely put my needles down.  I knit through traffic, tv, kid fights and anything else that is someone’s distraction. Knitting has not been on the back-burner, but writing has.  Knitting is my anti-depressant pill.  And a little bit of it goes a […]

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