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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Oh, this is too perfect

I found it on the Mathematical Poetry blog, but it works just as well for Thanksgiving!

I just Love Purple!

And here is my "shade"....

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


Finished Felted Objects

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

Ready to felt!

I am experimenting with a mitten...and this multi-directional scarf. Wish me luck!

Yippeee! I have great news!

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

A Lap-Robe for my Daddy

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

Becka's Request

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 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!