Archive for October, 2008


Minttumaari-huivi Is Complete!

October 28, 2008

Previously blogged about in August, you may remember the odyssey that was finding this awesome shawl pattern in English.  Well, it was found and at the end of September it was completed.  We took the shawl to Old Stone Fort and had a little photo session.  For some reason, I believe that shawls/wraps should grow on trees because I have a tendency to photograph them there.  Ah, but if that were true, what would I do in my spare time, right?  Anyway, without further ado:

Have a great week and I hope that if you are in the mood for a shawl knit that you try this one.  It was fun and easy!  

Peace~ Dawn


Separation of Blogs

October 24, 2008

I have a new blog Today and Everyday that I will be using on a more daily basis for my random musings.  This blog, Wild Yarn, will only be used for knitting. 

I decided to separate the two blogs because they are so different and I realize that some people that come for the knitting could really give a crap about the other stuff so this makes finding what you want a little bit easier.  Plus, I like the idea of having a place to ramble on about insights, poetry, pictures, and other crafts and ideas that is it’s own.  

So, for knitting come here and enjoy all the fiber goodness you can stand and for other, please come by  TODAY AND EVERYDAY.  Have a great weekend.  Oh, shawl pictures coming soon!!

Peace~ Dawn


Scrap Hat

October 22, 2008

The Scrap-Happy Celebration Hat

This hat was taken from Cosy. She has it posted as a freebie (which I love). I used 5 different “scrap” yarns and still have some leftover from a few more of these.

* it was a fast knit
* it used scrap yarn
* it is teh cute!

What more could one ask for in a pattern.

This one is going in the donation pile for my Rad Bad Beanies. I hope to have 12 hats completed before Thanksgiving so I can mail them off and give some kids some warm heads.

Hope everyone is doing well.


NAIA Pow Wow 2008–Tennessee

October 21, 2008
The Pow Wow that we went to on Saturday was so much fun. It was a fairly big one with lots of dancing and drumming. I had an Indian Taco served on fry bread–the best! We always go to the same booth because they serve it piled high with meat and veggies. The arts and crafts booths seemed to be a little bit bigger than last year. Lots of venders with beautiful jewelry and other craft ware. I would have loved to stayed and seen the dancing at night by my family was pooped so we called it a day around 4p.m.

My flickr page has many more photos plus you can see the pendant I bought, too.



Weekend Update for 10-18 thru 10-19

October 20, 2008

Saturday morning found my children hanging from an Oak branch.  Does this happen around your house?  My husband was tired of having this limb scrap the top of his big honking truck so he decided to cut it off.  Actually, he thought he could YANK it down and when that didn’t work he called in for back up.  The offspring.  Now, after dangling from the limb for awhile and realizing that this wasn’t the way, a saw was finally called for and the job was completed.

Afterward we drove an hour North and attended the NAIA Pow Wow.  It was loads of fun.  I love the Drumming and the dancing.  I got my fill this year as we went on a Saturday.  If you go on the last day then you usually miss out on all that.  I took tons of photo that I need to upload and share.  Will try and get that done on Tuesday.   

Sunday was a bit more low key.  After breaking up a dog fight (our Beagle is a little too aggressive for his small stature and gets himself into trouble from time to time), I needed a break.  I went to the one place that I can find total serenity, Old Stone Fort.  I hung out by myself for a couple of hours and came home happy and refreshed.  

Onward Ho!  Monday.  Hope you all have a great week!

Peace~ Dawn


Eye Candy Friday: Tree Accessories

October 17, 2008


Peace~ Dawn


Reach Out

October 15, 2008

In this time of grasping
In this time of need
I’m gonna lift my eyes up to sky
I’m fall down on my knees
and I’m gonna sing for all I’m grateful for
I’m gonna list all that I’ve seen
I’m gonna give till I ain’t got no more 
then I’m gonna do it all over again.
Each time a new beginning,
each time another step in
till the doors have all been open 
and we can all claim a piece of the win.


We all need help from time to time.  We all need to remember we are in this together.  You can not shut down and live.  It is not possible.  The only way to live is to give.  Think about how wide your heart opens up when you give to someone else.  Now, go here 29 DAYS and listen to the challenge.  Whether or not you choose to participate officially, at least entertain the idea of doing it for a bit on your own and see, just see, if in this time of grasping, in this time of need, that you don’t feel a bit better, less scared and more FREE!!

Blog Action Day 2008