Monday, March 20, 2006

Well that didn't work out too well...

I don't know what happened to blogspot but it appears to have been unceremoniously dumped into the big blackhole.

So I've moved yet again to

Monday, April 11, 2005


I'm in the process of moving my blog to

I'll keep this link up for a bit until I get stuff moved.

Friday, April 08, 2005

TGIF Maybe?

I'm so glad this week is over. For some reason it's been a really long week at work. Spring had finally sprung here, and the temps were actually close to 70 this past week. Maybe I just have spring fever? Or maybe it's the time change? I actually have little green things sprouting in the garden!

I am a bit depressed thinking I'm going to have to frog what I've done on the Filigree Jacket so far. Better now than later I guess. I just hate having to cast on those 256 stitches and starting all over again. Although using markers helps me count, for some strange reason I have such a hard time counting and keeping track.

I've also agreed to let my 13 year old daughter have a sleepover tonight. What was I thinking! I'm just hoping it's warm enough so I can put them all in the backroom and shut the door. I'll probably just hide in my room, in my jammies, with a cuppa tea and my knitting.

I just ordered 2 new books At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by the Yarn Harlot (one of my favorite bloggers). She's doing a book tour and will be coming to Willow Books in Acton on May 11th, I hope I can get over there to meet her in person and get the book autographed.

I also ordered The Knitting Experience: Book 2 the Purl Stitch by Sally Melville. Barnes and Nobel is having a craft book sale and I couldn't resist. I loved the first book (Knit Stitch). The patterns were so simple yet beautiful. I'm still working on the Einstein Coat... one of these days, I'll finish it.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

What Kind of Needles Quiz

You are interchangeable.
Fun, free, and into everything, you've got every
eventuality covered and every opportunity just
has to be taken. Every fiber is wonderful, and
every day is a new beginning. You are good at
so many things, it's amazing, but you can
easily lose your place and forget to show up.
They have row counters for people like you!

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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Monday, April 04, 2005

Judy Collins Weekend :)

I was a slug most of this past weekend. It was grey, and raining nasty buckets all day long on Saturday.

I literally sat on my couch watching movies with my daughter, and knit until I finally was forced to get up and get dressed.

Saturday night, there was a Judy Collins Concert, in my town! We are celebrating our 350th birthday and this was one of the fund raisers. Judy was just fabulous! She opened with some of her old standards. Both Sides Now, Someday Soon, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Cats in the Cradle, Leaving on a Jet Plane/Country Road medley (that was great!), City of New Orleans, Send in the Clouds, a couple of new songs from her new soon to be released CD. It was just and incredible concert. Especially in such a small intimate venue as the middle school auditorium. The place probably seats a max. of 300 and it was packed.

So, I am glad I got my butt up and out for this. It was a wonderful experience that I will always cherish.

And even though I knit all day Saturday, I have nothing to show for it! For some reason I just couldn't get this really simple TWO line pattern and I just keep messing up on the 6th and 8th rows. DUH! I've ripped it out so many times now, you would think I wouldn't keep making the same damn mistake.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 81% Advanced, and 76% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

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You scored higher than 75% on Beginner

You scored higher than 29% on Intermediate

You scored higher than 12% on Advanced

You scored higher than 58% on Expert
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Sirdar Pattern 5968 - Denim Ultra
Posted by Hello

I love this pattern. Maybe I'll do this up quickly before I start the Filigree Lace Jacket. I know I have the yarn in my stash in the faded denim blue color. I wonder how this would look if I increased the size and did it up in double knit Lambs Pride then felted it.... ohhhh I think I like that. I have to stop coming up with all these projects!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Finished Projects :)

I finished Clapotis Number 2 last night (well finished in the sense that I'm done knitting) - I still need to weave in the ends and block it. I have to say I really liked knitting with the Filatura Di Crosa MilleFili Fine Cotton Colorway No. 281. It's a beautiful polished cotton and the colorway came out beautiful (I'll try to post pics soon).

I really think I want to knit the Filigree Lace Jacket - the pattern seems fairly simple and straight forward and the lace stitch pattern is really easy. Now I just need to decide what I want to knit it out of. I have some Jo Sharp Wool in black in my stash, I also have some blue faced leicester yarn in a natural Ecru that I could also dye. Of course I could also use it as an excuse to buy more yarn too. I'm just looking for an excuse to buy some Alchemy Lone Star although it's almost impossible to pick a colorway they are all so beautiful. One of these days!