Sunday, September 30, 2007


Iz gots planz!

Plan #1: Finish the first afghan that I'll keep! With all the yarn I play with one would think I'd have some lovely finished items gracing my home. Nope. Not one. This will be the first and I'm really looking forward to using it as the weather turns colder. Six balls of yarn down and four more to go. =-D Plan #2: Save the Baby It's Cowled outside for Rhinebeck. It occurred to me that a small, mobile project would be key to enjoying my first experience at this renowned Sheep and Wool Festival.

Plan #3: Blame/Bless Ravelry for my next project. You see, it is rare, extremely rare, for me to shop on line. I can probably count one one hand the number of times I have done so. Generally, I'll look at what's available then CALL to place the order. Why? Well, despite security measures, I've heard too many horror stories. So I save instances of on line purchase for moments of great need like this:
Olde Peddler Shawl by Knitting Park Studio
It was love at first sight. It is light. It is airy. It has the option to use beads, something I've never done before, on the border. Not only that, but the perfect yarn has been waiting patiently in my stash for the day I would discover the pattern to make it sing.
Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace in the Spanish Moss colorway


I have a full skein (2400 yards) so there will be almost half left over. Hmmm...maybe I could make two?


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Kindergarten Graduation!

Yipee! I can graduate from kindergarten now that I can COUNT! lol

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hello? Is this thing on?

Thank you to everyone for the warm birthday wishes! I got a bit of a surprise last weekend when celebrating my sister's 50th birthday. (Our birthdays are many years and a day apart!) Big party, lost of people, tons of food etc. And in the midst of it all, a little side celebration sponsored by our brother, sister-in-law, and their children. They surprised me with a card and this:
What is it? A beautifully unusual dish filled with little pieces of index card. On the cards are the 41 inspirational phrases/actions they came up with for stress relief! I've needed some of that as the school year has begun with a bang! (Hence, why I dropped out of view for a bit...) As you can see, it went immediately to work and is sitting on my oh so lovely industrial green desk. They are so thoughtful.

On the fiber front, Ravelry has struck again. In wandering around the patterns I found this:

Which I am attempting to make in this:
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Sapphire
I've tried to start it three times. Sigh. I need strong light (the blue is really dark) and the ability to count accurately!!! I'll try again soon. Wish me luck! LOL

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Good Enough to Eat?

It certainly looks good enough to eat, however, I think I'll pet it instead. The wonderful Gina presented me with this knitted goody last night to celebrate my birthday. I LOVE that it was wrapped and presented like it was real. Plate, plastic wrap, and all! Thanks G!
Oh, and check out the bottom! It's just as pretty. =-DThe birthday celebrating had just begun. Later, there were more goodies from the Manchvegas Knitters. (They know my weaknesses so well!)
Did I mention that blogless Amanda who did the shopping picked out a yarn that I have been lusting after for about as long as I have been crocheting? Great Adirondack Yarn Company's Sireno Grenada. It is 50% silk and 50% wool. Oh the soft cooshiness! (The colors are even richer in person.) I just loves me some blues and purples.
Thank You! Thank You for a wonderful birthday celebration! I feel very lucky to have found you just over a year ago.

Saturday, September 01, 2007


So, the first cold weather item of the summer is finished. The scarf has fringe and I look forward to wearing it...a few months from now.Afghan update: I have finished the first four balls out of ten. It is great for mindless/relaxation crochet. Ahhh.

Have a wonderful looooooong weekend!