Saturday, July 28, 2007


I finally got my invite to Ravelry! And it's just as awesome as I thought it would be. The only problem is there is so much to see . Plus I need to input all my projects and yarn and...okay I don't HAVE to but for an OC person like me, I NEED to. I guess I will also have to be a better blogger (remiss bloggers seem to be runnning rampant) since my blog address is now there for all to see. But I am excited and will blog asap about the yarn crawl with Annet that included my first visit to Morehouse Farm. OMG! I got the perfect lace weight for the Swallowtail Shawl in a soft green. The colors, the yarns! I could have spent an entire day and then some. More of that later, I'm off to work.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Yes. I've been a bad blogger lately, but life has been keeping me busy. But tomorrow I will REPRESENT! Annet and I (and maybe her dh) will be heading to NYC to take part in the Represent Event. The Today show is a bit early for us, but we hope to meet up with Jenn at School Products at 10 and continue from there.
I have a sock-in-progress for the photo in Central Park, but for the occasion I went and got something new...later on that. Realistically, we figure we won't even get into FIT, but it's gonna be quite an event!!!! Judging by the comments and other blogs, this event will be historic! Like Woodstock, knitters in years to come will ask...."Were you there?" Hopefully the toilet facilities will be a little better.
So I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new knitting friends and shocking the shit out of the muggles! See you there!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Silent Poetry Reading

The Invitation

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to
be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can
disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Monday, January 08, 2007


The elves were right and my wonderful sons gave me a Canon Powershot A540 for Christmas (I hinted big time) So now I have some pictures to show and some FO's. I have also switched to the new Blogger, so hopefully all will go well.
This is a picture of what I got at Rhinebeck (I know, I know). A lot of it has already been put to good use, as you will soon see. I bought the dyed fleece to do some needle felting, the white to do some koolaid dying with my students, the blue yarn for some sweaters and the white laceweight to the left for a shawl. And the Brittanny DPs just because..

This rather dark photo (Old camera) is Branching Out from Knitty in Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool - natural color. I made it for my friend Carol's birthday. It's really an easy pattern and I think it looks terrific.

Three wash cloths (forget where I got the pattern) in Peaches and Cream cotton. Tied up with raffia and a nice bar of soap these were great little teacher gifts.
This is a photo of the scarf I made for Tony, Kat's fiance. The pattern was from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson and called the Child's Rainbow Scarf. I used Katia Mexico in the grey colorway. I loved working with this yarn and went right back and bought some for a scarf for me (picture to come soon) In the mistake rib stitch, it was so soft and squooshy.

Two bracelets, one for Kat and one for Annet. The felted balls were so much fun and so easy! I made a bunch of them.

Cat toys for Pantera and Paco, Kat's babies. These were felted over plastic cat toys from Petco with a bell inside. So cool!
And finally, Fetching also a Knitty pattern. A friend who is a musician asked me to make her a pair of mitts to keep her hands warm in her very cold office. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It's wonderfully soft. I made the first pair in a yummy chocolate brown and she was very happy. This pair (only one done so far) is a beautiful seafoam color which didn't photograph true. They really work up quickly and are a great gift.
And I got my Mommymobile back! A very skilled body shop made it as good as new (Actually better) So I am happy. And I have gotten rid of the I-haven't-posted-in-a-long-time guilt.
It's all good.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Long Time No See

Oh, I know. I have been negligent. Each time I returned to my blog, I felt a wave of guilt, growing more vague with time. The Incident with the car dealt a blow to more than my car! But I am back (hopefully) and will try to be more diligent. I found out something interesting...I met a guy recently and he googled me and my blog popped up! So this is a part of who I am now and the message I have been giving for the last month is that I don't finish what I start. This is not the impression I want to give.
This is the only picture I took at Rhinebeck. It was a really cool vine cascading down a wall. I was too overwhelmed by everything else to even get my camera out of my bag. But my wallet managed to get out and do some damage to my bank account. Everything I bought is wound or used, so no pix, but I did get some wonderful yarns plus fleece to play with. The Blooger Meet-up was great. I met many of the people I only know about online like Cara and Amy and [sigh] Stephanie, resplendent in her wedding shawl.
So I am back . So much to tell - FO's, a knitting group, plus lots more I will save some for another time. Lots of frantic gift knitting going on now. My camera has died, but a little elf may have mentioned that Santa will be bringing me a new one with lots of megapixels!!!! Oh, boy!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hell of a Month

Well, it's been quite a month around here. Yes, that is a tree on my car. During that big windstorm last Sunday, I suddenly heard a big boom. I thought maybe something had blown against the garage, like a garbage can. Nope. Poor car! And the boys thought I was nuts cuz all I could do was laugh. I mean, what else could I do? So the police came and roped it off with yellow tape and put barricades in the road since the power line were pulled low and all the neighbors came by. The power company finally came by at 11 pm and roped it off more with red 'high voltage' tape and then showed up twice more the next day. At least my insurance covered a rental car. They finally towed it away on Thursday and I am waiting to hear from the adjustor. I guess I'll get a new car, but I sure will miss the mommymobile.
And I haven't even blogged about Rhinebeck and all my goodies and all the poeple I met (i.e. Harlot ::sigh::) and what's on the needles and even an FO!!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

How to find this Square

WOO HOO! Tomorrow is Rhinebeck! For those of you who have me on their Bingo card, I will be wearing a jean jacket (unless it gets too warm) a red scarf and carrying a jean bag. I will also have the official "I am a Square " logo on my jacket and bag and maybe elsewhere. Can't wait to meet you all!