Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What I made part II

Called Part II because somewhere along the line I have written a post called What I Made already.

This is the finished Aeolian shawl from Knitty, overdyed. It's real purty and I'm glad I stuck with it to the end. I will post modeled photos if I can ever find someone to hold the camera.

If you click on the first one you can see the beads. They are pretty heavy and make the shawl just swing and sway in a wonderful way. The whole thing weighs just over 8 ounces.

I just found a big fat mistake in that middle picture but you know what? I don't care.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Calmer waters

Apology received from Knitpicks, although I wonder how I will dye it after it's finished (yes, I will finish it). Knitpicks is going to add a disclaimer to this yarn warning of dye inconsistencies and urging knitters to alternate rows. At least I hope they are. The yarn was cheap but my efforts are not.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I am so screwed

Look at this.

Can you see it? I sure can. I am waiting to see what my pals at Knitpicks have to say. Just imagine: this is only part of about 10,000 stitches which will have to be removed (along with the beads. Can you see the beads?). Oh, I am just so furious!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Power of Knitters

This is where I wanted to go. This is what happened. It's just as well, since it would have cost me over $1000 to learn how to make socks better than the ones I'm already making, and to have the opportunity to worship at the feet of some of my heroes. As a die-hard Cubs fan, I can say, "Maybe next year".

On June 13th I'll be doing this (how I love the "insert link" option). Sounds like fun, huh?

Meanwhile, how about a picture or 2 to make your day a little brighter?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I got this from BloomingKnitter's blog, and it sounded like a lot of fun. So here goes.

The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me “sometime during this year”. The prize is a surprise and will be mailed anywhere in the United Sates. I will spend some time visiting the three winner’s blogs to try to get to know them better, to give me a better idea of what might make a nice gift for them.

Then they will unexpectedly receive a gift from me at some point during the year. You must post this same thing (Paying it Forward Giveaway) on your own blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me you’re in, along with a link.

Remember, only the first 3 comments participating in the Pay It Forward Giveaway will receive a gift.

Recap of the Rules:

1. Be one of the first three to leave a comment to this post, with the link to your Pay It Forward Giveaway post.

2. Be willing to follow through on sending out one prize each to three lucky winners of your contest.

3. Make sure your profile has contact information available.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, dear Jaime

Well, my delightful daughter wrote a sweet blog post that involves ME (what a great subject) and birthday gifts. Who knew she would like those birds as much as I do? (Well, actually, I did.)

Go visit her and wish her a happy day, mmkay?

Happy Birthday, Jaime, I never dreamed I would be such a lucky mom to have you in my life.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chihuly visit

I went with 3 friends to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix yesterday and took a ton of photos - go look and enjoy...there are a couple of repeaters but it took over 6 hours to upload 'em all and I ran out of time to really edit them. There are a couple of really nice butterfly shots in there that I'm very pleased with.

Here's my favorite:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ships of Ireland

This video is my beautiful granddaughter (she can be seen sporting the fantastic blond hair) playing viola in her school orchestra. She's in 7th grade. I think the music director is doing a great job, since so often you see grade school orchestras playing what could pass for funeral dirges, and here the kids are lively and seem to be enjoying themselves.

March 11th Concert

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is worth the 5 month wait

I have missed you all, but my new boyfriend has been keeping me so busy. Here he is at work

And of course, you need a photo, so here you are:

It's my Wakame Lace Tunic (from the fall (I think) IK). Only shot I have of it.