Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More MD Sheep and Wool photos

Here are a few other photos.

Someone is having WAAAAAYYY too much fun.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

MD Sheep and Wool Festival

Wow! What a day! We went; we saw; we conquered. The weather was fabulous, neither too hot nor too cool, and the yarn.... well it was perfect.

I was fairly well behaved. I bought yarn and the Sahara pattern at Tilli Tomas' booth. She and her brother (at least that is what someone called him) were very nice and helpful. I bought 5 other skeins at other vendors; I'll be using them as gifts, and that is it.

Bobbie picked up a spindle. Watch her spin.

Here are a few other shots. I'll add more later.

Here's our fearless leader. Thanks for putting this together, Linda.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Knittapalooza Photos

My camera is now talking, at least for a while, to my computer.

Here are some Knittapalooza photos.

More to come.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Virginia is for Spring Lovers; Newfoundland is for Winter Lovers

Beautiful... from here in spring time Virginia This was taken by one of my cousins, who is about my height. Yep... this is about waist-high snow, and it was taken yesterday!

Here's another cousin digging out.
I don't miss digging the way out to the car or digging the way to the street, even with this power shovel. Brrrrrr!

Language barrier

For some reason my computer is no longer on speaking terms with my printer. I normally use my printer to upload photos.... so I can't post knittapalooza photos yet. I have to find my camera link.

I usually love technology, but things like this drive me insane! What happened between the computer and the printer? I mean when I went to bed one night did they stay up late and discuss politics or something? I bet the snazzy young laptop is going for Barak Obama, the printer... a bit older and more proper... Hillary, maybe? Or, could it be McCain?

It was a great weekend, but I will share the text with the photos.

Friday, March 14, 2008


OK. So today I saw Dawn wearing Sally Melville's kid mohair shirt. WOW! I wanted it when I saw Sally knitting it last year at knitapalooza! NOW I need it.

Tonight I bought 3 skeins of shi bui silk cloud, but I think I will need a wee bit of another skein. Anyone out there have any?

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It is a NEED! Certainly not a want!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Are you ready?

I have one swatch left to finish. :) I'm taking classes with each of the instructors.

HEEL! Learn Toe Up Socks with Mutt-Luks!
New Directions in Knitting With Color Mosaics
Fully Fashioned and Fabulous
Intermediate Lace Knitting

And don't forget the PJ Party! I now wish I had made a fabulous bed jacket. Didn't Lyn S. start one?

Photos?.... still a slacker.

I just finished the silk bolero. It is WOW! I'm going to wear it one day over the weekend and beg someone to take a photo, so it will get posted.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Maureen Mason Jamieson Workshops

Because I ran out of time, I haven't blogged about the workshops two weekends ago. (In English teacher talk I just changed a noun [blog] into a verb [blog, blogged, blogging] FYI: blog is a neologism... aren't you glad you checked in to read this stuff?).

Anyway, here is the scoop about the wonderful workshops provided by Maureen Mason Jamieson, which were sponsored by the Tidewater Knitting Guild of Virginia.

We learned how to use up our stash... for me, this will be a loooonnng process.

How to create hand-made items with our stash...vs. the negatively connotative: home made. What a difference between these two, right?

We also learned about shawl making and advanced mitering. What an excellent weekend!

Maureen's beautiful shawl. She bought some of this yarn at a thrift store! Don't you suspect that the black yarn cost as much or much, much more than the thrift store purchase? ;)

Jackie S. hard at work.

Linda J. and Maureen Mason Jamieson

Maureen Mason Jamieson and I

I bought a crochet pattern! I am not 100% sure how to read the pattern, but because it is beautiful, I plan to make the sweater anyway. :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

A week in Florida

Hi All,
I just returned from a week in Orlando, where, believe it or not, I did A LOT of knitting. I finished all the body parts and sleeves, and crocheted everything together for the Sparkle sweater. While finishing it, I was able to freak out all the techie folks at this conference by knitting while asking tough questions. SWEEET.

Photos to follow.

I think I ran out of yarn for the front/neck band!!! I used Cascade's Venezia. It is great to work with and a very good price. I hope Bobbie at Ewe Knit has an extra skein in my dye lot. At least it is just the trim, right?

Stacey also has the zipper in Audrey. VERY nice. Photos do not do it any kind of justice.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Zipper in. Stacey hurry

The zipper came in last week. I dropped Audrey2 off with Stacey. She asked, "When do you want it?" I said now... she laughed. sigh! As it will be in the 70s tomorrow, I guess I don't need it.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Zipper Source, Hurry Up

I am finished Audrey 2. This sweater is great. I love it in Otto, and the black doesn't hide the large meandering cable. Now all I need is the zipper from Zippersource.com

Sorry for the blurry shot. It is the best of the bunch that I took.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

2nd audrey blocking

I am finished the second Audrey, and it is blocking. I almost ran out of yarn. I could have used an extra inch on the front...maybe. I haven't measured since I set it up for blocking. Tomorrow, or Monday, I'll know for sure. Otto is such a springy yarn, that I suspect everything will be fine.

I'm getting a zipper, and I hope Stacey, the tailor, is all caught up from the Christmas and New Year rush. Whenever I finish knitting a sweater, I want it finished NOW!

Friday, January 11, 2008

2nd audrey

I am almost finished the second Audrey. YAY!

I have also started Lora's opera sweater, which is her own design. There are four or five of us who are test knitting it. It's a top-down, raglan sleeve, mock cable beauty.

Tonight I MUST knit and felt a purse for a friend. AND I am going to see Bucket List. I'd better cast on before we leave.

Teenage son is off with THE GIRLFRIEND. My niece is with them; they are going on a double date. They are going to eat (pizza) and see a the movie Juno. I want to see that one too.

Photos next time. Maybe both the purse and Audrey will be finished tomorrow. :) Must knit faster!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Back to work

Tomorrow, I begin spring semester classes. I am not ready. Well, my plans are ready, and my syllabi are ready, but mentally, I am not ready. I bet at least half of my students feel the same way. Who am I kidding? I bet 99% of them feel the same way.

I have an afternoon class tomorrow. My afternoon classes typically fill with students who are, shall we say, less than energetic. Can I require them to drink Red Bull or at least Mountain Dew? Maybe I'll be surprised, and they will be different this semester. :)

Knitting note: I saw Linda's Mr. Greenjeans in person today. It looks great!

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Does everyone know about Yarndex? I find it to be a very useful tool. I'm planning to make Mr. Greenjeans with yarn from my stash. (Yeah, I know I am finishing Audrey 2, and starting Lora's Opera sweater, and still need to finish Rowan's Sparkle, but I can plan, can't I?)

So,anyway, I used the Yarndex to determine the info. for the original yarn. It looks like I have a few yarns that will work. I wish work didn't interfere so frequently with my knitting time.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kemtee beat me

Only a B or a C depending on the grading scale:

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

audrey photos

Here's a photo of the first audrey .

Here is a photo of the second audrey WIP , and here's a close-up.