Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
And I'm also knitting something I haven't seen since the 50's but I'm seeing all the time now - a kerchief! Also mindless knitting - CO 6sts. Knit 3 rows,
Next row - K 3, YO, Knit to end.
Repeat that row until it is as big as you want it to be. I'll post a picture when it's finished.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This one was made basically the same, but with just the Mainstay beads in a pink/purple mix. when it was finished I folded it lengthwise and stitched the two edges together, so it is narrower and rounded. I really love this one. It's probably going to me mine! The toggle clasps are also from A.C. Moore and are just sewn on to each end.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
MaryLynn! Congratulations - a set a handmade stitch markers will be on it's way to you (as soon as I make them >VBG<). This is a little bit intimidating because some of the stitch markers in that glass were made by MaryLynn and they are gorgeous!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
It's tedious work, but easy and kind of addicting. I went to A.C. Moore today and bought more beads, gold thread and toggle clasps and started another one.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This month's book is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, which I have already finished reading. I haven't come up with an idea for a project for this one yet.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
This was carded on an electric carding machine. The colors in my bag aren't
Saturday, September 08, 2007
"Tar Heel is a nickname applied to the state and inhabitants of North Carolina, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's athletic teams (see North Carolina Tar Heels).
The exact etymology of the nickname is unknown, but most experts believe its roots come from the fact that tar, pitch and turpentine created from the vast pine forests were one of North Carolina's most important exports early in the state's history. A town in Bladen County, North Carolina, is also named Tar Heel.
Friday, September 07, 2007
I made it through the first week of school. The kids were great - but we were all (teachers and kids) very glad it was Friday! I
Came home to a package from Amazon - always a welcome sight. It was my 2008 Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar, and the Whoduknit October book,
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Joyce suggested that I might want to felt it and make a bag out of it. It's a beautiful sweater - but wouldn't it make a beautiful felted bag!
Next was this tote bag - nice and big and roomy with a big zippered pocket in the front. What a great project bag this will make!
Thank you Joyce - You are a super bargain hunter and a super friend!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
It's very soft and I think it will be perfect for
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Somewhere between intermediate and advanced.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? Reading, scrapbooking, a little jewelry making.
Favorite color(s)? All shades of blue, green, purple. I like them all!
Do you collect anything? You mean besides yarn? Books, Maine lighthouses, Snowmen.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? I'm allergic to cats, smoke, perfume.
Do you have any pets? A beta fish, and a dear Maltese grandpuppy.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? Yes!
Cookies or Sweets? Yes! I'm a chocoholic.
Do you knit socks? I have knit a few pairs of socks - not my favorite thing to knit just yet.
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) Felted bags, scarves, dishcloths, baby gifts, shawls (but not with laceweight yarn) - mostly projects that I can finish quickly.
Do you put up a Christmas tree? Yes
Favorite holiday treats? All those yummy baked Christmas cookies.
Favorite holiday smells? Cinnamon, pine, spice.
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Fairly traditional.
Please elaborate. Family, presents, Santa Claus, stockings hung by the chimney with care, too much food, etc.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? We all go to my daughter's house on Christmas Eve for dinner, then the whole family comes to our house for brunch Christmas morning. After brunch we open presents. During the week between Christmas and New Years we have a party for friends where we do a "yankee swap."
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” Family and friends.
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? Hmm - maybe a snowman - but it would have to be an indoor snowman!
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given? I have to think about this one - check back later!
When do you start your Christmas? Well - knitting begins in the summer, shopping begins in November. I teach 2nd grade so we start doing Christmas units, like Christmas Around the World, and making Christmas ornaments (yes we still celebrate Christmas at our school)at the beginning of December. Our Christmas concert and Christmas party all happen the week before Christmas.
Do you send Christmas cards? Yes
Do you make them or buy them? I make them.
What is your favorite Christmas dish? I like everything!
Carolers are at your door. What do you do? Give them some figgy pudding?
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning.
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Both
It was a night dripping with fate, fame, and circumstance.
Clay Buchholz wasn't even supposed to pitch at Fenway Park last night. He had only one game of big league experience under his belt and he was still in the minor leagues Friday.
And then last night, he was back in the Show, pitching a 10-0 no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles in his second start in the big leagues. At the age of 23. And he told us, "This is what you dream about growing up."