row counter ring and a summer update

Have you seen the beautiful row counter rings handmade by Kristan MacIntyre?  I ordered one and received it in the mail yesterday:

row counter ring

How cool is that?  It’s made from sterling silver and can be made in your specific size.  Mine is the stamped version in size 5 but you can get the numbers hand engraved and you can also get rubies added.


There’s a little notch that you can’t see in these pictures because the ring is rotated on my finger, but the notch indicates where you are, so you align your current numbers with it.  I like to keep that notch on the side of my finger so that I can see it really easily when I’m knitting/crocheting.


Isn’t is pretty?  One of my favorite things about this ring is that it is an actual piece of jewelry, not just some brightly colored piece of plastic that you wouldn’t want to wear out in public.

Price range depends on whether you get the stamped or hand engraved version and whether or not you choose to get the rubies added.  You can head over to Kristan’s website here to view the options for yourself, and check out her other knitting related jewelry! She has some beautiful shawl pins, a really cool needle sizing pendant, and more! I’m eyeing that pendant…

So, for the summer update bit.  I’m happily enjoying this whole week off of work for the 4th of July holiday. I was getting a bit burned out at work, to tell the truth, so this was a great time for a little vacation! My boyfriend Chris is working all week, so we can’t actually go anywhere, but I don’t mind staying at home one bit. It’s great just spending time with him and the dog and doing lots of eating and sleeping and movie watching (and not much else)!

And speaking of home, I have some flowers on my front stoop now that my parents got for me:




Aren’t they pretty?  That last one is actually a citronella plant to keep mosquitos away (after all we do live in a very humid climate and our location is right by a river). There’s actually a 4th plant, too, but it’s looking very sad. I think it got too much sun so I moved it to the shade, but it might be too late. Well, with my horrible gardening skills, I’m actually pretty pleased that only one plant is looking bad and not more!

You can see our dog Zero in the second picture there, looking across the road at our neighbors’ dog and wanting to play.  Poor Zero — I haven’t been able to walk her as much lately because it’s been so hot!  I don’t want her little paws to burn on the pavement and she starts panting so quickly, so we just go early in the morning on days I have off.  This week should be good for her!

Well, I guess that’s all for now.  I’m off to go eat dinner with my parents and my aunt, who is visiting from Arkansas.  Hopefully I’ll post a crafty update with some knitting or crocheting soon — I HAVE been working on things… a bit…  🙂  Anyway, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for the lovely review!


  2. Pretty ring 🙂 And very useful. Your plants look nice; I kill plants but I love looking at what others can do. Zero is very cute. Enjoy your week off 🙂


  3. I hope you have a great summer. Love the ring and your Pink Begonias.
    Greetings from Puerto Rico.


  4. Ooh love the jewelry! Heading over there right now! Zero is so cute!


  5. Very nice post!!! Your plants are gorgeous and Zero is adorable looking and good Parents are the best gift we can have, and that ring is very useful, I like that idea 👍😀


  6. you can get shoes for your dog’s feet, which people use not only for rain and snow but also for just this purpose, for hot pavement or hot hiking on sand and stone and jagged materials. There are so many different brands to choose from, and you’ll get your best selections online, where you can read reviews. There is a particular brand or two that is recommended by I believe American guide dog association or something like that. I use ones that have velcro straps around the top, recommended from reviews, and I was able to avoid shoes that people wrote about which fell apart. Having now made the suggestion, I can see you decorating some or even constructing some one day, after you purchase a first pair and determine what you do and don’t like about how it fits and how the closure works. Good luck.



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