Knitting and random thoughts that roll around my brain
I am: Janet wife and mother to 3
Owned by: 2 cats,1 dog, fish
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COFFEE Hobbies: Knitting, beading, spinning, reading
Passsion: Knitting, Libraries, Books
My other site: Blue Angel email me Just like Mama Kate,
Rather strange to find myself back here again. I still have a blog on typepad, but I never post. Why am I paying for it?
Changes... in nine years, I have worked at the library. Not worked at the library, worked at a couple of liquor stores, gone back to college, gooten my Library and Information Managment Technicians diploma, and got a job working at the local regional library cataloguing. In Alberta, a regional library is the library's library. It is a cool job and totally not what I expected to end up doing, but I love it.
I am still knitting. I have slowed down considerably and need to finish several of the WIP socks because my current socks are becoming quite holey. I went through a shawl/shawlette phase that I still want to work through, but who needs that many things to wrap around your neck?
Other changes tend to involve things I never wrote about, so they aren't blogger changes.
I am trying out a new set up at http://scatteredmarbles.blogs.com/blog/. I am not sure if I like Typepad yet. It does have some great features, but it also restricts me in many ways. I still haven't found a way around the restrictions except to go the highest level of Typepad. I am not sure I want to do that. It has been an interesting exercise though.
1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed? I took my husband's last name when we married.
2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be? I would dearly love to change my first name. I think Lee or Leah would suit me better than what I am currently living with.
3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?) My mother chose my name because she liked it. I have since discovered that it is an ancestral name.
4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why? These can change regularly, but I really despise Clint or Clinton for a boy.
5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com / triggur.org / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn't it? My goodness! That is so like me it is scary!!!
I have washed and blocked my Chickami, and it is ready for it's unveiling on the last official summer weekend. Here it is:
I knit it out of purple Idena Cotton Sport. It really fits a lot better than the picture shows. This is just an example of how hard it is for me to take a picture of myself when no one else is around. I'll try to get a better one up once my family returns home from camping.
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Aug 19, 2003
I am back from my nice, relaxing camping trip. (If it was so relaxing, why am I up with insomnia?) Nothing beats a family reunion during a heat wave, while camping, for creating quality knitting time. My knitting acted like valium, and I was able to keep somewhat sane. I did discover that my version of Brisa, while lovely, was a little small. Then I took a look at Theresa's gauge and smacked my head. Hmmm, one of these days I will start knitting a gauge swatch BEFORE knitting the project. However, I have my ChicKami waiting for a try-on to determine strap lengths. I am a little nervous about the fit and almost wriggled into it while sitting in the front seat of the van, during the drive home. I didn't want to entertain the kids, and the other drivers on the road, so I am waiting until later on today. I could go do that now. Since I am not sleeping, and can't do much else.....
I have finished the knitting and blocking for my Vera tank. It looks lovely! I just need to pick up the neck and arm borders, and sew the side seams. For some reason that is taking me forever!
I found a local store that carries Idena Cotton Sport and am now knitting Theresa'sBrisa, from knitty. I made the mistake of automatically switching to the larger sized needles after finishing the ribbing, and so the mesh part seems very holey. :-) However, I switched back to the smaller needles after the lace, so I will see how I like it. I want to add 2" to the length in this part, so it may turn out all right in the end. Nothing quite like designing on the fly, is there?
I have finally finished my latest pair of socks. I think I need to check my gauge, they are looking a little bullet proof. I took some pictures, but the light is not good right now, so I will try again in a day or two. Luckily it is way too hot to even think about wearing wool socks right now! I do have my next pair planned out though. I am actually thinking of trying an idea that Mare proposed. I want to knit the socks from the summer issue of IK, plus I have Lucy Neatby's Fiesta Socks to challenge myself with. I have so much sock yarn around, and I am getting a little sick of my plain vanilla pattern.
I also finished the back of my Vera Tank today. I started knitting the front, but the heat really started to get to me, and it became too hot to do anything but sit and try to remember to breathe. LOL! I need to remember that in January when it is too cold to do anything.