Hobbies: Knitting, reading mysteries, figure skating

Sunday, March 27, 2011

new KALs

been working on 2 fair isle sweaters/vests.. both are KALs - we will see how long I last.. The first is Mara vest by Alice Starmore, the 2nd is Bressay pullover by Anne Feitelson and the 3rd is Hillswick Lumber cardigan again by Anne F. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

time away from blog

Wow.. has it been that long since I've posted.  Guess I've been bad about keeping up with the blog front.  Several new mittens/gloves have been finished.. the sweater in my previous post has only a sleeve and a button band left and I have begun another one..

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Knitting Olympics

Ok, decided to take part in Ravelympics... joined the Starmore WIPdown team and am trying to finish the body of my Anne Boleyn. This sweater has 347 stitches per round and I have 156 rounds to complete. I will have to knit 10 rounds per day to finish the body by the end of the olympics. I managed to finish my 10 rounds last night and again today, but who knows what next week will bring and if my arm will hold out?

On sad news, a Georgian olympian was killed in an luge accident yesterday during practice. I watched the footage and it was horrific. My thoughts go out to his family and team-mates.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Sorry, I have been neglectful about posting. Didn't realize it had been almost a year since my last post. What has happended you ask? Well, my LYS closed this last summer but I have been able to enjoy Saturdays watching my alma matter the Iowa Hawkeyes enjoy a good season. Watching the games with friends has also been lots of fun, plus I have had more time to knit.

Speaking of Iowa Hawkeyes - CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE ORANGE BOWL last night. Good game!

Got half of a sock knit - in Gypsy Fibers colorway Swarm (black/gold) during the game.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

it's the small things...

Man, I didn't realize how much we have come to rely on our computers...

Sunday after a long day with my family I wanted to catch up on email, etc, but my monitor went out and I have been without one until tonight. Talk about climbing the walls. I think it is like not having a car - you might not want to go somewhere, but just knowing you can makes all the difference in the world.

It definitely is the small things in life that makes it worth living, friends, email, forums, blogs and just catching up or playing solitare.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and may the new year be full of wonderful things. I spent the day quietly knitting, drinking tea and listening to music.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

another shawl

The grey hap shawl is finished and drying on my bedroom floor - perfect timing since the weather is just starting to cool.
Your fairy is called Berry Goblinwitch
She is a bringer of riches and wealth.
She lives in fruit orchards and vineyards.
She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She wears red, cerise and purple berry colours. She has gentle green wings like a butterfly.
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