Blog | Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Three Years Later . . . Vogue Knitting Live!

It’s been nearly three years since I blogged.  Don’t worry this won’t be the blog equivalent of Edith Bunker’s High School Reunion episode (for those of you who do not possess an uncanny memory for television from 1973 – I’m sorry, but you can click on the You Tube link).  I won’t start by telling […]

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Destruction and Rebirth

A lot has been going on in the last six weeks since out apartment has been taken OVER by our kitchen rehab. With the Living Room / Dining Room being the staging area, the kitchen torn to shreds, our guest bedroom / office being our kitchen. That means we have been living in our bedroom. […]

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Let the Rehab Begin . . .

We’ve been talking about it and saving for it for years. Now we are finally starting. This Tuesday we begin our 4 -5 week (hopefully) time of living in our bedroom & eating in our office. Say goodbye to this black tiled nightmare: With broken, badly done tile countertop: And the undercabinet oven that doesn’t […]

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A Series of Extremes

It’s impossible to sum up the last few weeks. A lot has happened in our lives since I last wrote in late December. In honor of a very special man who wanted his family to live their lives and find joy, I will focus on the things that give me joy, peace and fill me […]

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SNOW DAY!!!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a day quiet enough to blog. This time of year in retail is pretty crazy, and then there’s friends and family visits, social stuff, blah, blah, blah. But today felt like the calm after the storm. That’s the snow storm I mean. Yesterday the snow started and […]

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Halloween & a FINALLY Finished Sweater!

I don’t have much writing in my this evening, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking . . . First, the fabulous Park Slope Halloween parade. Halloween is when our little neighborhood feels the most like a small town. On the way to the parade, David enjoyed some of the local jack o lanterns: […]

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Harvest of Eggplant, Peppers and Yarn

Fall is harvest time at the Lyons / Frutkoff rooftop garden. The eggplants and peppers did well, but the brussell sprouts are still kind of pathetic. Fall is the world’s greatest season. Hot cider, pumpkins, the changing leaves, and the yarn. The last few weeks have been an insanely busy time at work, but David […]

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My Favorite Time of Year

I have a three day weekend, fall is in the air, there are still some veggie’s hanging on in our garden. Life is pretty good. David and I said goodbye to summer in the perfect way . . . a Labor Day Weekend Trip to the fabulous Cape May, NJ. It’s a sleepy little Victorian […]

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A Crazy Month

So it’s been nearly a month since we got back from Ireland, and I keep meaning to blog about it, but the entire month as been gobbled up by the work / life monster. We have had a bit of fun along the way. Thursday night we FINALLY visited the fantastic High Line park, and […]

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Fun with an SLR

We got a new camera for the Studio, and I have no idea how to use it. So, I took it and the book home on the three day weekend to learn the difference between the 8000 different settings. Here are some pics I took in the garden (I must have been hungry when I […]

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Missing WWKIP Day . . . AGAIN

Sunday was my favorite type of day, some work in the garden, picking some food . . . (TWINS!) (Artichokes coming along nicely) and enjoying the roses. David settled down to correct a giant pile of homework, and I decided to do some spinning I was inspired to get out the wheel in the garden […]

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It’s All About the Food

David and I decided on way to fight this economy is to grow as much food on our little Brooklyn roof as we can. This year we have going, Strawberries, Artichoke, Arugula, Romaine, Green Leaf, Brussel Sprouts, Zucchino (round Zucchini), 4 different kinds of Tomato & Snap Peas. All the veggies in our “hippie” earthboxes […]

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Sheep, Cherry Blossoms, Veggies & SPRING

Nothing says Spring like the Shearing of Sheep. Last weekend I enjoyed two of my favorite springtime Park Slope rituals. . . The Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Fleece Festival at the Prospect Park Zoo. We started the rainy day at the BBG. Despite the rain, the blossoms were amazing. My […]

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