What Does a Red Dirt Girl Do When It Rains?

If it rains for three days straight with no signs of stopping anytime soon, she goes up the road to Sealed With a Kiss for a knitting class. SWAK is one of the coolest yarn shops around, and Sherry is one of the most patient instructors. The fact that it is located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, is astounding. There is also a second location in Oklahoma City.

And, what color is RDR’s project?

Green, of course. By the end of this week, she hopes to have a full set of mitts (gloves sans fingers) to keep her little digits warm while she types, and the chill winds blow.

Afterward, she returned home, cooked a chicken, and made gluten free chicken noodle soup similar to this along with cornbread.

A girl’s gotta have something to do besides cleaning house especially when it’s the first day back to school for the Red Dirt kids.


  1. Cindy says:

    How very pretty ! I wish we could get some of that rain. In the meantime, it’s been too hot for yarn crafts yet, but their time is coming!

    Cindys last blog post..Corn Fritters ~ A Summertime Treat

    Hang in there, Cindy. The hot summer will be over soon.~~Dee

  2. Meems says:

    A nice way to spend a rainy day. Also good to have other hobbies besides gardening… although gardening is certainly THE BEST hobby. Soup sounds good on a rainy day, too.
    meems @Hoe&Shovel

    Meemss last blog post..Is It Possible They Know?

    Hi Meems, it was delightful and peaceful, plus I got caught up on all the Guthrie gossip. 🙂 ~~Dee

  3. linda says:

    Dee, that sounds like a lovely way to spend a rainy day. My mom tried to teach me to knit several times. I seem to have a mental block to knitting! I can crochet, sew, and embroider, but never learned to knit. I’m green with envy!

    I hope you’re enjoying your freedom with the Red Dirt Kids back in school.

    lindas last blog post..August Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

    Linda, don’t be. I take classes to learn the new stuff. At home, I’m best left to scarves. I also cross stitch. I’m not too fond of sewing, but I can sew the merit badges on ASW’s sash. 🙂 ~~Dee

  4. TC says:

    It seems knitting is very popular, among gardeners as well as the general population. I like that shade of green.

    Mine start back on the 2nd, I start subbing next week.

    TCs last blog post..Changes

    TC, it does seem that way doesn’t it? I guess we need something to do in the winter besides dream.~~Dee

  5. Gail says:

    What fun..I can knit a scarf and have! Not read to tackle the mittens! Enjoy your time with the kids in school! Wishing it would rain here! Highs in the 90s and so dry, sigh!


    Gails last blog post..Wish You Were Here, Part 2

    Hi Gail, is it the scarf you’re wearing in your photo? I am having fun writing and doing other stuff. I sent my rain on to you all in Tennessee. I hope you got it.~~Dee

  6. Good thing to do when it rains – you know I never learnt to knit so I always admire those that can.
    Wonderful shade of green
    Hope your rain stops soon.

    Karen – An Artists Gardens last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – 20th August 2008
    All stopped and the sun is out.~~Dee

  7. Sandy says:

    Sounds like a fun class.
    All work and no play make Dee a dull girl!

    My nephew must have started school in Enid this week.

    Sandys last blog post..a good day to go dragon hunting

    It was great fun. I’m going back in a week or so to finish the other mitt.~~Dee

  8. Anna says:

    Lookie what you are doing!!! Knitting on the dreary days or great days as I say. I love rain. Wish I had some. You can knit too? I’m impressed. I do quilting on my non gardening days. Also, it’s nice you got a minute to yourself as the red dirt kids go back to school. They’ll be so tired tonight but there will be lots of fun chatter too.

    So nice to see you doing a bit of relaxing.

    Annas last blog post..Please, I can not go there. I can not endure all the emotions.

    They were great days, but I know I couldn’t live in Portland. Too many gray days for me. I need the sunshine to thrive.~~Dee

  9. Brenda Kula says:

    Enjoy the peace and quiet, that’s why I’d be doing!

    Brenda Kulas last blog post..Embellishing A Lamp Shade

    It is really nice to not hear all the fighting for several hours. 🙂 ~~Dee

  10. We’ve been having a pretty wet summer here too but 3 days of rain without end is a bit much. Good luck with the knitting project, wish we had a SWAK shop in this neck of the woods too.

    Yolanda Elizabets last blog post..Snowballs in Summer

    You’ve had a very wet summer. We get ours in fits and spurts. It’s over now.~~Dee

  11. CurtissAnn says:

    You are an amazing woman. We had 12 inches of rain here in about 24 hours.


    CurtissAnns last blog post..Monday’s Fair Light– The Second Blooming

    CA, you got way more than we did then. We got about five inches in three days.~~Dee

  12. Dave says:

    If it rained here for three days I’d probably be out playing in it. there has been no measurable rain (maybe .4 inches) this month. We need it bad, please send it over!

    Daves last blog post..Rosemary as an Evergreen Landscape Planting

    Hi Dave, you all have sure had the drought in Tennessee this summer. I’m sending the rain on to you.~~Dee

  13. Cindy says:

    Looks like you’re off to a good start with the mittens! By winter you’ll be an expert, I’m sure.

    Cindys last blog post..I’ve Been Pondering Other Things …

    Cindy, you have so much confidence in me. It’s inspiring.~~Dee

  14. Sherri says:


    Good for you taking a knitting class. There must be something about this time of
    year and knitting. I was just thinking I should start a new knitting project. I don’t
    like knitting in the summer-too hot but I miss it.

    Good luck with the mitts!!


    Sherris last blog post..My Uncle John passed away last night

    Thanks, Sherri. I think I was into it because the weather was so cool.~~Dee

  15. Cindy says:

    We are about ready to get some serious rain (they are predicting 2 inches!) So, I am prepared to hunker down with my knitting as well! It’s getting closer and closer to knitting weather….I love the color you chose. Forest green is my favorite shade of green.

    Cindys last blog post..The Blackberry House

    I hope you enjoyed your knitting session too, Cindy.~~Dee

  16. perennialgardenlover says:

    I can’t wait to see your new fingerless gloves. How clever!

    perennialgardenlovers last blog post..Bloomin’ Tuesday

    Thanks PG!~~Dee

  17. deb says:

    Sounds like we are sharing the same weather. While you knit I will piece a quilt. Stay dry.

    debs last blog post..Monkey Haircut

    Quilting is nice too, although I’m not all that good at it.~~Dee

  18. Stuart says:

    Well done Dee. Are you selling those by any chance? As I type this I can barely feel my fingers and I’ve often commented that I should some ‘blogging’ gloves. Look forward to the finished product.

    Stuarts last blog post..Plant a Hibiscus to flower all year-round

    Sorry, Stuart. This is my first pair, and I’m going to have to practice a lot to get good enough to sell them. Sorry it’s still cold there. I can never get used to the fact that we are in opposite climates. It’ll be spring soon though.~~Dee

  19. I love green, green anything. Those mitts will be so pretty.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardenss last blog post..How Plants Grow At May Dreams Gardens

    Green is grand.~~Dee

  20. Good luck with those mitts! I like the color.

    Mr. McGregor’s Daughters last blog post..A Reblooming Hellebore?

    Thanks MMD. I’ve finished one now with lots of help, and I’ve started on the second one. It’s fun, but hard.~~Dee

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