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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gloria's Christmas Cowl!

I finished this cowl while traveling in a loop around Montana. It was a fun knit!

If you are on Ravelry, you can find the pattern here.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Memories!

I need to share this photo with the Griz group on Ravelry!

Batman boy shows off his latest ornament.

Puppy Love ornament for the girl.

The girl made Flames stockings for Ethan, and

brother Garrett...Santa added the coal.

Friday, December 12, 2008

DD's Jayne Hat!

This girl knows how to let her mom feel good...she let me knit her a hat!

Abycat is Amazing!

She sent to me in the latest swap on the Just Hillary Ravelry Group...and she spoiled me rotten!

There are 4 delicious dark chocolate bars, two amazing loose teas (and adorable brewing spoon), sparkly stitch markers, Socks That Rock sock yarn and pattern, Sox Stix Size 2 double points, and 3 skeins of Tonalita yarn. I will be using the bath salts tonight when I get home...I'm looking forward to it already!

Thank you, Abycat!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote to sleep on

I have always loved quotes. When I have more time in my life, I pen these quotes...but that hasn't happened much in the last 2 years.

When I get time back into my world, I wanted to calligraphy this:

"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Finished Knitted Objects

Two felted derby hats...the third one (photo coming) has an adapted pattern so it will fit a larger head than mine.

My Regal Purple Gilmore Vest...I love it!

Garrett's 2008 Whitetail

I'll add a straight on shot was tough to do while the deer was hanging!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Now for the finishing!

The squares are in...and the yarn for the finishing has been purchased. (I picked up some of the same white sparkly yarn used for the white square...and created by Joeykittenface!) It will be perfect to bring the project together!

Gray Wolf with Mountain Colors

This photo was taken while the One Row Scarf was still on the needles, but it does show the colors fairly accurately.

Mom's finished scarf...just in time for the change of weather!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wheel Of Fortune

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

(I've been to Mountain Colors...and I loved it!

There was stash enhancing...I love Mill Ends! Check out the future knitting projects:

Thank you my Just Hillary friends!

I am so blessed to have my friends. These wonderful members of the Ravelry Just Hillary group sent me this I can't believe their generosity. Peach tea (delicious), Debbie Bliss Prima in Purple, Manos de Uruguay yarn, Tofutsies sock yarn (yep, that is made with shrimp and crab shells...amazing), Carrot Smoothie lip balm (that veggie is useful!), and a whole bouquet of circular needles. The cards and notes included with the package are so heart warming...I just love you guys!

Thank you!

Just Hillary Project progress!

I have been thrilled to collect squares for our Ravelry group (Just Hillary)...Delaney put them together, and there will be another update when more blocks arrive. I"m so excited!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A visit with Mom!

Dear girl made Mom this lovely cross-stitch...and what better time to give it to the Grandma than a birthday? Well, it was almost a birthday, but as we are in school on the actual day, this was the best we could do.

To make the 'almost birthday' even better, Mom was blessed with both grand kids...sort of a miracle since one is in college and the other in high school. We helped to put up 3 cabinets in the kitchen...and it took all 4 of us to get them up there!

The boy had to bring along some of this 'homework'...well done!

October 16 was a glorious day!

I was finally able to view the yarn at Mountain Colors studio! It was a day I will not quickly forget! First, this display greets you as you walk into the studio...the skeins on pulled forward are the new colorways. Let me see if I can remember them: Sandstone, Wild Horse, Grey Wolf, drat, I need two more! Still, my fun wasn't done yet!

These artists dyed yarn while I was there! I am SO was such an amazing experience! It was great meeting other Ravely members in person...especially Leslie! I feel so blessed. Of course, I had to bring along my Ozark Autumn stole which I am making with the new lace weight yarn in the Wild Horse colorway...I've even gotten further than the previous post.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mountain Colors Ozark Autumn Progress!

I am so in love with my Mountain Colors Wild Horse Winter Lace yarn...and then I matched it to the Ozark Autumn stole pattern...which is a match made in heaven. I did learn to not take it to the volleyball game though, socks are more suited for that sport.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Yarny projects!

My last socks of summer...and part of Rick's Christmas present!

Molly's finished scarf. I couldn't find the rest of the yarn for Isobelle (I took it to Harborview, and it will be awhile before I attempt to look for that yarn.) I made this seed stitch instead. I hope it keeps her warm during the winter!

These are the blocks for our groups (Just Hillary) project for Senator Clinton. There are other blocks here from My Daily Fiber...and more on the way!

Just in time to give it back...

Last year, Garrett was given an award for being an outstanding 4H member.

Oh, his hair is getting long and curly...and he tells me he can't cut it until Christmas...unless he catches it on fire before then.

Ozark Autumn Stole

This is how far my hug from Dad has progressed. I love this yarn, but not as much as I miss Dad.

The yarn: Mountain Colors Winter Lace in the Wild Horse colorway. Here it is on the ball winder Mom bought for me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I found a cool site!

While searching for a different way to show my Algebra students Mixture Problems, I found this cool site: Pi Crust.

Wow...there are even streaming videos...handy!

Another of my favorite sites for students is Purple Math. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Plurk Me!

Are you curious as to what Plurk is? I was...but then WendyKnits shared a cool sock pattern with her Plurk buddies...and I fell in love with the sock...well, I joined last Friday.

Wanna take a look

School is in full swing!

There are many changes besides having one less child at home. I am the Junior Class adviser...did I mention my dd is a Junior? LOL...she did okay my new assignment before I took it.

Juniors have Prom and Junior/Senior Banquet, as well as the Homecoming festivities we are beginning this next week.

The hubster has finished seeding, and has now to pick the bales, build fence, and put stuff away for fall.

The college boy is welding and forgetting how to call home.

Junior girl will be going for an ortho appt this coming Thursday, and from there we will travel down to see college boy.

Mid Term is this next Friday...and as for me, well, I'm just picking up my feet and rolling with the punches!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Almost done...

Hedera by Cookie A. was fun to knit...and is my official gold metal!

Let's talk birthday yarn!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mountain Colors Winter Lace Yarn

I can't forget to share the glorious new yarn I got from Knit N Needle yarn shoppe in Whitefish, MT. Aimee and the ladies were fantastic to me...they gave me directions until I got there...which took 3 different phone calls, but it was worth it to me! I picked the Wild Horse reminds me of the colors of the water/sky and the trees on Wild Horse Island located on Flathead Lake. It feels delicious!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Vacation Summer of Socks

Dear Daughter took this photo of my and my vacation sock. These are toe up, 68 stitches, magic loop, using Happy Feet yarn and 2.75 mm Knit Picks needles. Oh, that is SwiftCurrent Lake and Grinnell Point which are both part of Many Glacier...also part of Glacier National Park.

I took the sock on the guided boat tour over Swiftcurrent Lake, a short walk, then to Lake Josephine and back.

I'm so proud!


When the hubby says, "We hit green...if we are going to go, we need to do it now," well, we pack quickly! I had been thinking we would go to mine sapphires, but instead, we ended up at Many Glaciers...and it was fun!

We were told we literally were given the last room at the we splurged. (Top floor...viewing the elevator, but well worth it!) It was magical to view the reflection of the mountains on the lake, but even better to view it at night...sorry, the digital wasn't able to capture that lighting.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Just Hillary Pay Down The Debt Received

Thank you Abycat! Girl, you brought me to a good way. Your kindness is appreciated...we certainly share more than just our political tendencies. The SWTC Bamboo yarn is amazing...I never knew it would be so heavy...I love it! Yes, MDF, it is a beautiful purple...and it is mine.

Look closely at the you see the adorable little crochet hook? How about the sweater key chain? I am going to be selfish and keep the chocolate tea...I never even knew they made that flavor! My only wondering is what are the foam thingies for? I was thinking of using them to mark my knit pick circulars...but I doubt that was their original occupation.

Another up close look at this beautiful!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sock Put Progress

Don't look beyond the sock...cuz that only shows you what I should have been doing. Here is the progress on Hedera by Cookie A. and sock yarn by CastleFibers. That Give Em Hill Colorway is beautiful!

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Olympics have begun!

And I have cast on with my Give Em Hill yarn!

I also realized I had not shared my stuff from the fair. Delaney had to enter them for me...I was in Seattle. Here is Paula's scarf using the Mountain Colors Sunburst yarn. How appropriate for a girl from Sunburst!

And I can't forget to thank my Gryffindor Swapper...I'm sorry I was late with the post, but finding everything after coming home has been interesting. I love the book and the yarn!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Summer of Socks Pair #3

The toes were closed in Mission...I love that Yarn Barn owner!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008