Monday, October 29, 2007

Red Sox - 2007 World Series Champions

Congratulations to all Red Sox fans out there!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Our Father, who art at Fenway...
Baseball be thy game.

They Kingdom come,
Series need to be won,
On Earth, then on to the Cask 'n' Flagon.

Give us this day, a perfect Papi,
And forgive us our losses,
As we forgive those,
Like Bill Buckner.

And lead us not, into desperation,
But deliver us from any losses.

For thine is the Power,
And the Glory,
To beat the Rockies,

Forever and ever....the Yankees suck

My Latest Felted Bag

Here is the bag I made for my Fall Felted Bag Partner. She's received her package so it is safe to post the picture. It's a bag from Their model was done in purple and green. It's a slip-stitch pattern. When I felted it, the squares got distorted, but i think it adds a bit more character. (or as Mary Beth Temple, author of The Secret Languiage of Knitter's, would say; it's a Design Modification - LOL)

The yarn for the bag is Lamb's Pride Worsted. It has grommets in each of the holes where the straps are fed through.

The flower is a Noni Camelia. It was hard to grasp the concept of the pattern at first but then something clicked. The flower is knitted with Cascade Quattro.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I can check one more thing off of my knitting "to do" list

I have a link to a list of things I have done and things I still want to do....

I can mark one more thing off the list. I am doing stranded knitting tonight. :)

This is how far I had gotten this afternoon and tonight I have started on the rows that have more than one color. I think I am getting the hang of it. I am keeping both strands in my left hand and don't seem to be having a problem with it so far.

This is it before I started the hand. I turned it black and white so my mitten swap pal wouldn't know they are for her...

..back from Rhinebeck (aka New York State Sheep & Wool Festival)

We had a blast! I went with 4 women from the CT SnB group that I knit with once a month (which i am going to try to make at least 2-3 times per month now). The drive up was BEAUTIFUL and I regret not taking my camera. dumb mistake. We went on all back roads through CT and NY. The fall foliage was unbelievable and we passed a number of gorgeous horse farms.

It was great to get to know Eina, Jenna, Margo Lynn and Regina better. I found scary similarities between Eina and me, including our favorite colors (Lime green and Chocolate Brown) and our tendency to gravitate toward the same kind of knitting projects. She is an Art teacher, and I went to school for Art thinking that was what i would eventually do, but it never came to pass.

While walking from one building to another we saw a sheep on it's way to one of the barns, who clearly did not want to be on the leash he was on. Every 10 seconds he said "BAAAAAAAAH" and reminded me of the laugh of Arnold from Happy Days. (the Asian one) (Remember him? BAAAHAHAH)

We got there when it first opened and went straight to Socks that Rock. I bought three skeins figuring it would be nice to leave something for others AND keep my budget intact for the rest of the day.


Watermelon Tourmaline

Oregon Red Clover Honey

I tried to get stuff that I couldn't get anywhere else. I got some Bison yarn which is soooo soft. I am going to make a lace skull cap with it.

Some Aussie sock yarn (Faded Valentine)

some Araucania that was dyed in Chile.

I also got a thrummed mitten kit

and then we went to Morehouse (which is closing it's brick and mortar store and focusing on the web store). I got a heavy weight sock kit, another mitten kit and a lace shawl kit.

I guess I'll be pretty busy for awhile.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm definitely a child of the 70's.....


You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked. (actually I didn't but my best friend did and we played with it all of the time)

You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flowers on it. (I got mine around 1976 and it was red, White and Blue for the Centennial LOL)

You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels. (My best friend and I would get dressed in our light pink bodysuits from gymnastics and do roller skating shows in my basement for our parents - we were soooo talented!!)

You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island . (Yep!!!!)

You had either a "bowl cut" or "pixie", not to mention the "Dorothy Hamill". People sometimes thought you were a boy. (I had a Dorothy Hamill for YEARS!!)

You had Moon boots for snowy days.

You owned "Klick-Klacks" and smacked yourself in the face more than once ! (OMG these things were so much fun and I was so good at them. I loved them and used to drive my dad nuts with them!)

Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession. (I still have a ceramic figurine which is in one of my daughter's rooms. LOL I even owned a Hollie Hobbie tea set as a little girl)

You wore gauchos.

You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.

You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and purple satiny shredded outfits.

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. (My brothers and sisters basically destroyed this so by the time I was old enough, it was just the frame but we used to do "penny drops" from the bars - hang from your legs and swing back and forth until you got enough momentum to fly off in a forward motion and land on your feet.)

You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Mine had beads on the ends of the ribbons LOL)

You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (my dad wouldn't let me get them, and when they resurfaced a couple years ago, I actually considered buying them just so that I could say I had, had them LOL)

You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really bad; you wore that Little House on the Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture (6th grade for me!!) and you despised Nellie Oleson!

PONG! ("video tennis" ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of ! (We had this and there wasn't another family we knew who did...)

You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic. With the thermos inside some were glass and broke the first time you dropped them. (my mom actually worked at Thermos and I had tons of them and always the best, hard to find ones!!)

You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend. (even though I wanted the dark haired guy)

You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker. (I got mine for Christmas one year and can very clearly remember walking down the street listening to it on Christmas Day. It was rainy that day which hardly ever happened in CT on Christmas back in the 70's)

You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.
(Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)

You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer. (watched it every week, along with Dance Fever with Danny Terio LOL)

You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first
"real" perfume you ever owned.

You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off. (It was Bonne Bell wasn't it?)

Monday, October 08, 2007

SP11 Flash your Stash Contest

This picture was taken right before I bought a second cabinet. I now have a closed door cabinet with these cubes stacked on top. They are much neater looking now. Mmmmmm I love my stash! My sock yarn stash has also grown considerably over the past couple of weeks.

I also have a shoe holder on the back of a closet door in my dining room that has leftover skeins from prior projects.