Monday, December 31, 2007

FINISHED! Hilja's Mittens

I finished these a coouple weeks ago but am finally finding time to post them.

These are for my No-More-Humdrum Mittens Swap pal, Katie Franceschi of Yarn Love (OMG her yarn is to die for!! I am searching for Valentine and Plum Cake (I think that the name of it))

I hope she likes them.

Presenting......Hilja's Mittens from Folk Knitting of Estonia

Saturday, December 29, 2007

My No-More-Humdrum Mittens

I received my beautiful mittens from the first round of the No-More-Humdrum Mittens Swap. They were knitted by Jenni in Finland. Aren't they gorgeous? I wear them everyday because they are super warm.
If you like these, you may want to consider joining our second round. The details are located on the blog. We'll be starting mid-January but it's not too early to sign up and get your questionnaire up on your blog.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday, December 08, 2007

I am hosting a new mitten swap

If you would like to join my next Mitten Swap, you can find it Here

This last one has been great. I learned a new technique (Stranding) and the next one I plan on converting a sock pattern to mittens with a technique I found online.

Come and join us and try something new!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Death of Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel

Not sure if you heard this or even remember who he is, but Evel Knievel passed away yesterday. I was watching a story on ESPN about his life and it brought back many memories from the 70’s. At the end, it said his real name was Robert Craig Knievel, son of Robert and Ann (Craig) Knievel of Montana. My maiden name is Craig so I sent an email to my sister and brothers saying, “I wonder if...”

One of my brothers just replied with this, “I thought you knew he was a relative of ours. Call dad and have him make a copy of his info from the Craig family book.” (a relative of ours did a complete genealogy of our family and made it into a book. My dad has a copy).

Isn’t that COOL?? If my family talked about it back in the 70’s, as young as I was, I wouldn’t remember it.

And now that I have been reading a little bit about him, I have found that before he started his daredevil career, he sold Insurance for “Combined Insurance Company of America”. Coincidentally, the company I work for acquired that Insurance Company a few years ago, so I work for the same Company as he did. WEIRD!!