Friday, December 31, 2010


Just Can't Stop Myself
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

betcha can't knit just one

Cabled Keyhole Scarf! My new favorite go to quick and fun project-from knitspot. It's so quick and easy and a great way to become comfortable with cables. This one is knitted in Lion Brand Amazing and I have one on my needles now in Ella Rae Classic. Last night at Kitschy Stitch I bought two skeins of mmmmmmMalibrigo to make two more. It' potato chips-I"ll bet you can't eat/knit just one :)
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Still Alive & Breathing

Wow...I am surely not a faithful blogger :(.

I have not necessarily wasted the time I didn't spend blogging though...I have had a case of finishitis for a few months now. I've finished my Scruncheable Scarf, one of my Montego Bay Scarves, an Aestlight Shawl, a Gaenor shawlette, my DROPS capelet/wrap thingie and have made a bit more progress on my cardigan sweater.

I added a few more blocks to my grandmother's flower garden and to my baby blocks charm quilts.

And just this past weekend, I picked up my tatting shuttles again and made these Quadrille earrings from yarnplayer's lovely brilliant pattern. Silly phone camera just doesn't do those dagger beads justice-they are beautiful in person!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Good Grief!!!

Where on earth have I been? I can't believe I haven't posted here since February. So many wonderful things have happened I don't know where to start. Most importantly, I discovered a miracle: the love of my life. At age 55, I never anticipated meeting THE ONE...what joy!!! We are happily ensconced in his home on the river in a beautiful natural setting and just thoroughly enjoying the miracle of having found each other. It was an internet dating website encounter that took us both entirely by surprise. We met in December and have spent nearly all of our available time together since. He is a true soulmate.

I've been knitting like a fiend and consequently have aggravated an old repetitive motion injury in my left hand. So now I've had to take up my hand pieced quilting for a while to give it a rest. I'm also getting ready to dive into rug hooking again. I took lessons about 16 years ago so hopefully I will still remember how.

Enough with the update...duty calls. Thank God it's Friday and bonus check payout day to boot! Bye for now.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Oh! The Places I've Been! These last few months have been amazing beyond mere words. I embarked on a 180 degree turnaround in my thinking about three or four months ago-I've turned away from 54 years of negativity to embrace a more positive attitude. One of the first results of that was that I found a true soul that's where I've been...developing the new me and enjoying the beginnings of what promises to be the best and healthiest relationship I've ever experienced. I've also lost 40 pounds and feel physically better than I have in years...yay me!

Additionally, I've embarked on a new blog collaboration with a friend. We wanted to present some debate and discussion about issues of concern (big ones and little ones) in a nonpolitical folksy kind of way that wouldn't require a dictionary or a doctorate degree to understand. We created this blog . Please take a look and leave a comment about what you think.

I haven't been doing much in the fiber or textiles much as my left hand needed a nice long rest to heal a repetitive motion injury. I'm just beginning to return to knitting and spinninng a wee bit at a time...hopefully soon I'll have some FO's to share with you.