Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
- Danielle over at The Knitting Niche. I stumbled on her blog as she was attempting to design her first pair of socks. A lovely lady working on a lot of great projects.
- Suzanne at Yarnhog. She is an attorney living in the San Diego area. She and her husband Ross are very busy, but Suzanne still manages to write such thought provoking articles as "When Does the Five Second Rule Apply?" when you drop food on the floor.
- Asa who writes The Knitting Nutter. Asa lives in Canada and is running her first yarn contest. She just bought a cabin with an absoluting breathtaking view and responds to comments with a gracious thank you.
- Suzanne, the Alaska Stick Girl. Suzanne posts gorgeous photos of her wonderful state. I have been stunned by the beauty of the snow covered peaks, the ice covered inlets, and a moose grazing in her yard. A fun place to visit if you can't travel there in real life.
- Deb at Knottykitty Knits. Deb is a registered nurse who just started a new job. She has some rather amusing cats and beautiful knitting posted on her site.
There are a host of other ladies out there that I enjoy reading but if this is anything like being tagged, I need to leave some sites open for the rest of you.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Just when I think I've got him totally figured out, he up and changes the rules of the game. And the sheep is seriously cute.
I am in the process of getting ready to head to Washington State. Kenny and I will leave on June 30th. We will be driving my car and pulling a small U-Haul trailer. Going along with us for the ride are our four Schipperkes and Kenny's Ring necked Parakeet.
Since I found the missing skein of Sublime, I decided a good project to take up with me is the vest I have been working on. I now have enough yarn to complete the bands for the arms and neck. This is the front of the vest in its pre-blocked state.
My final play toy is the new software for my sewing and embroidery machine. I like to embroider designs onto knits, particularly children's clothing. I haven't installed it yet but if the reality is only fifty percent of the hype it should make digitizing patterns much easier.
Friday, June 22, 2007
As each successive item was pulled from the envelope, the attorney happily shared her new treasures with the paralegals and the other attorney. She was met with blank stares and a polite nod. Obviously her audience had never been introduced to the joys of fiber.
The final item in the package was this clever card. Inside, the attorney discovered that her Secret Pal was also an attorney from St. Paul, Minnesota named Amanda, http:/knittinkninja.blogspot.com/. With a smile, the attorney closed the card, repacked the package and got back to work.
Thank you, Amanda.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Now take a look at the square designed by Ginette Belanger.
Remind you of anything?
Don't get me wrong, I think the square is lovely and it was a lot of fun to knit. But when it was done, all I could think of was the movie.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The corn in our garden was ready to harvest so Kenny and I picked all the ears, stripped off the husks, blanched it for two minutes and sealed it all in plastic bags. All told, we have nearly 80 ears packed away. We have time for one more corn harvest before winter so we planted more corn.
The tomato plants are also producing at full peak. I picked nearly 30 tomatoes this morning and plan to simmer them into tomato sauce. We are also enjoying fresh tomatoes slices as well.
I also finished plying the wool I have been spinning and have now wound it into center pull balls. Last month, I purchased a wonderful shawl pattern from Anne Hanson at Knitspot called "The Morning Glory Wrap". I think that this yarn will work well for that project.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
And finally posing with his proud grandparents after the ceremony.
I was also able to knit the next square in the The Great American Aran Afghan. This square was designed by Dagmara Berztiss. This square was beautiful and fun to knit. I love the design.
I also have been spinning and should be able to ply the yarn tomorrow. I already have a project in mind.