Friday, November 23, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
How about a picture to make you happy? It was taken 2 years ago at the Tucson Rodeo right before the cowboy was bucked off.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
At least this proves that I'm actually alive and doing stuff. Knitting's not one of em, some spinning happening, mostly PT on my hand. I don't want more surgery, that's for sure, so I'm following dr's orders and not using my wrist.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
(and for cryin out loud I cannot figure out how to make a one-word link to an address - no matter what I try it doesn't work)
and after you're done, you can come back here and click on the PayPal button over there on the right, or donate via Norma Knits. Thanks alot - this is a great cause that needs all the help it can get.
As a reward I will post a cute photo - it's Buster!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Before (actually in the midst) I couldn't find a photo of a true "before" - but those fronds hung down nearly to the ground
It's weird looking now! The neighbor's pool was filling up with palm crap so it was time to trim it.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Oh - animal shot!! This is my wonderful Max, looking handsome as ever...
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Well, OK, I finished the Snowdrop, but that was such an old project! I have started a new pattern, Loksins socks, by Cassie at http://cassiana.typepad.com/too_much_wool/ and I tell ya, this is a pleasure to knit. I have been having some issues with numbness in my right arm (I think tied to the severed flexor tendon), which is aggravated by using these small needles, but if I take lots of breaks to rest my hand and arm, I am able to make some progress. It is very nice, no? I'm sort of glad it's slow going since I won't have to take any extra projects with me on the plane.
See you next week! Maybe I'll have a whole sock done by then.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Are my arms really this fat? Oy vey. Thanks to my production assistants Max and Buster.
Another view - Greta promised a nice closeup and she certainly delivered
And here's one without benefit of a body
This was made with a wool/mohair blend single ply bought on eBay and let me tell you it was a bitch to tink (at least that's what they tell me - I NEVER tink!) but the result is a very soft garment with a soft halo which I don't think comes through very well in these photos. It weighs 2.5 oz.
I actually have finished a couple pair of socks but the dogs were tired of helping me so we'll save those photos for another day. Now, on to the project I was supposed to finish for a friend's 50th b-day - maybe she'll get it on her 51st.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
On the knitting front, I finished my first monsoon sock and instead of starting the 2nd one (uh oh) I read the directions for the latest STR kit (tempting, yes) and decided to start a new shawl. I needed a break from the socks for a bit. I started a luna moth shawl in a dark variegated wool I found on eBay a long long time ago. It's looking pretty good after 20 rows or so. The needles are slippery and it's a real change from the tight gauge I kept on the monsoon sock. I like this change of pace.
So, I need to post a photo for your viewing pleasure. Let's see...how about this? I found this in my folder marked "animals". It'll do.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I LOVE the book I'm reading: Too Far From Home, by Chris Jones. It's about the astronauts who were stranded on the space station after the shuttle Columbia was lost. Just a fascinating story!
I LOVE my Socks That Rock - This is the first sock, and the pooling colors are so beautiful. I thought this yarn would stripe, so I am thrilled that the result is this (front)
and this (the back)I sure hope the second sock will match. Progress is slow, as I only have about an hour each evening to work on this.
What I mostly love is that I have so many more things to list on this post than I did on the last.
Monday, March 26, 2007
I hate that I can't knit. Believe me, I tried. I did about 12 stitches, very slowly, but the pain was icky and I gave up.
I hate giving up.
I hate waiting for the doctor's office to open so I can call them to schedule the aforementioned flaying. Craig thought I would take a photo of my sliced pinky and show it on the blog but I decided not to. I will post a photo of the after-surgery if it's disgusting enough.
I promise to post a pic of my STR sock which is going to be beautiful. I hope I can start working on it again soon.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Yesterday I got the first shipment of the 2007 Socks That Rock yarn 'n stuff (stuff being a binder and a button and a very cute teeny tiny skein of yarn for emergency use). The yarn they sent is too beautiful for words, so that will also have a picture (soon, I swear).
My daughter, who finds the best stuff online, sent me this link, in case you are looking for pirate bandages or other cool stuff. http://www.mcphee.com/index.html
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Gosh, I really loved her. She died when I was 9 years old. I was with her (a trauma for another day) My brother sent this photo, which I can't remember ever having seen before, but I remember the hat and gloves, which played a large part of dress-up. Grandma had a box in her closet that had only dress-up stuff for the girls. I can still see the navy blue dress and the black velvet pumps. Thanks Pete!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Oh, by the way, happy Valentine's day!