Thursday, December 28, 2006
These are up for adoption...procedes go to sending Garrett back East in April!
Mom blessed me with Modea ChiChi yarn. It is so soft, but slides off the needles easily.
Shades of green in a vintage yarn.
Hot pink with lavendar all with a black base. I have given one of these scarves to a friend battling breast cancer, one has gone to a local WABC group, and then I have 2 left.
How do you spell chinille anyway?
Multidirectional scarf - 15% wool. This was vintage Reynolds Kitten yarn.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
This was Delaney's first Snow Ball. She invited Levi to attend this CJI...and then she ended up getting the tiara for being voted Jill Frost. Wow.
I can hardly wait to get the other pictures from Jackie!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
You are The Wheel of Fortune
Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success
The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
You Are Grape
You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.
People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.
You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.
People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.
Monday, November 20, 2006
I really should have measured the items before and after they were felted...this is an amazing process which needs to be quantified! Still, the mitten will have a partner from the gold, then I will make a set of brown for Becka. I did learn from the process...the thumb is the correct length, but a bit fat. The scarf felted well...I can hardly wait to do it again!
1. Yourself: dobarah
2. Your Boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): Rick
3. Your Hair: wavy
4. Your Mother: misplaced
5. Your Father: HOME!
6. Your Favorite Item: imagination
7. Your Dream Last Night: stressed
8. Your Favorite drink: tea
9. Your Dream Car: Caliber
10. The Room You Are In: Den
11. Your Ex: nonexistant
12. Your Fear: broke
13. What You Want To Be In 10 Years? remembered
14. Who You Hung Out With Last Night? family
15. What You're Not: fake
16. Muffins: pumpkin
17. One Of Your Wish List Items: clean
18. Time: afternoon
19. The Last Thing You Did: laundry
20. What You Are Wearing: comfy
21. Your Favorite Weather: autumn
22. Your Favorite Book: many
23. The Last Thing You Ate: pie
24. Your Life: complicated
25. Your Mood: motivated
26. Your Best Friend: Vicky
27. What Are You Thinking About Right Now? knitting
28. Your Car: pickup
29. What Are You Doing At The Moment? answering
30. Your Summer: gone
31. Your Relationship Status: Married
32. What is on your TV? football
33. What is the weather like? snowy
34. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
35. Who do you tag? tag?
Sunday, November 19, 2006
I went over to see Mom and Dad this weekend (as I have done every weekend since October 28th until now)...and when I got home, Mom called to say that DAD was able to go home as soon as Mom thought he was strong enough! Delaney and I (She had gone over to the Cat/Griz football game in Missoula...then she came over to the hospital to see her grandparents and come home with her mom!) were able to get Dad to walk around the halls. He did get winded, but it has been many years since he was able to do much walking, so he has a lot of muscle to rebuild. Here is the pic of Delaney and her grandpa Ken!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
With my Mom as the model. This blanket is full of healing wishes and prayers. See, Dad ended up in Saint Patricks Hospital in Missoula on October 28th. He awoke in pain, and then waited for my Mom to wake up. She loaded him into the pickup and drove to Missoula...about 60 miles to the south. Dad has been living with an anurism for over 5 years. During all this time, we were hoping he would gain strength and be able to have surgery to fix the problem, but we were told he probably wouldn't make it through that sugery. Dad ran out of waiting time on the 28th. He did survive the surgery, went to ICU, where I met my parents on that Saturday. He was gaining ground when I left to come home and pass out Halloween candy...October 31.
Dad was moved up to the fourth floor, so on November 4th I headed back over to see my Dad so we could celebrate his recovery. I started this lap robe the Friday evening before heading over. Once I arrived, Dad seemed to be deep in thought...or into the football game. Within 3 hours, he was in respiratory trama...which means they call for a trama team to rush him to ICU again. The more nervous I was, the faster I knit. I finished this robe using sized 13 needles, and two strands of Red Heart yarn. It is in SeaHawk colors...and that is Dad's team.
Dad is still in ICU, but he should be getting out of there soon...I'll gratefully accept all prayers for him and Mom...They are just too special and ready to celebrate 49 years together!
Thursday, November 02, 2006
My dear niece, Becka, requested the Flapper hat and mittens from Knitty so I tried my best to make this happen. I have created the hat...but the mittens may require more than a bit of help...it seems the thumbs just aren't tall enough! I need Becka to send the photo of her in the hat, but here is what it looked like before I felted it!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
What kind of knitting needles are you?
You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You love the craft and beauty of traditional things, and you value the comfort and experience of knitting as much as the results. But while you are reveling in your warm cozies, don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is the whole wide world!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Can you BELIEVE how sweet she is? This goodie arrived at the mail box on a weekend, BUT as there isn't any delivery on until Monday, I had to knock on the door...luckily, we are a small enough town everyone knows each other...so Denise opened right up! Everything, from the personal note, to the bamboo needles, is greatly appreciated. There are teas and chocolates I have never seen, let alone tasted! The yarn and patterns (and the whole book!) are fabulous. The individual tea pot/cup is adorable...I'm the luckiest knitter on the planet! Thank you!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
This scarf is an algebra problem to wear on your neck! It is knit from side to side, with increases every other row. If I begin with x number of stitches and increase every other stitch on every other row...what would be an expression to help us solve how many stitches we would have after 9 rows?
Friday, September 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Do you prefer any fibers over others?There are so many fabulous fibers available...but I can't see regular worsted weight acrylic as a favorite for funky...then again, I could be wrong!
Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky! I see funky as a unique construction, way cool yarn, OR a combination of the two. For the construction, that could be the mobius scarf or the one from Knitty ( http://knitty.com/archive.html ) or for the Yarn, this is so cool (the so called scarf and his dish clothes! http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/ )
Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern? Which ever works best for my partner!
What are your favorite colors? I love jewel tones...ruby, sapphire blue, emerald greens, purples, even turquoise!
What is your favorite piece of art? Starry, starry night Van Gogh
What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face? Orange or yellow...I like blue tones of red though!
Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl? scarf...or something not tight...it is sort of a confined space problem of mine
When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf? Long/Thin lol...although I"m only 5'3" so perhaps thin/medium??!
What is the climate like where you live? I'm in Montana...scarves are a part of life!
Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe? Which ever works best for my partner...I found my new classroom is COLD all winter long, so I could do either!
What else would you like your partner to know about you? I teach high school math, but I also help the students who are learning to knit...that usually happens in the last 20 minutes of class time. If my partner needs more info, I would LOVE to help out!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Can you feel the excitement!? I have to admit, I learned a lot about knitting these little beauties. I learned I really don't like the finishing process...but now that I learned my mess ups on my first knuck, the second of the pair was much smoother. (I also wasn't watching a suspense movie so I didn't end up cutting the wrong threads...what an evening that was!) I put our "new" consolidated school's name on my pair. Chester Public Schools became Chester - Joplin - Inverness Public Schools...and there was NO way that would fit on any pair of Knucks. Our mascot went from the Coyotes to the Hawks...so the community has shortened it to the CJI Hawks. That fits! My next pair will be much quicker, and I"m ready to cast on!