Scattered Marbles

Knitting and random thoughts that roll around my brain

I am:
wife and mother to 3
Owned by: 2 cats,1 dog, fish
addicted to:
chunky peanut butter
Hobbies: Knitting, beading, spinning, reading
Passsion: Knitting, Libraries, Books
My other site: Blue Angel
email me
Just like Mama Kate,

Lifted from Sandy's Knitting

Work in Progress:
a big bag of brown/grey wool to spin

Blogs I'm Reading:

Anna Knits
Claudia's Knitting/Spinning Blog
Fibre Arts & Furry Critters
Fibery Things
Have a Cup of Tea with Me
Ivete's Knotology
LoobyLou's Knittin'
Me and Mine
Moving Hands
Not Martha
One Stitch Short
Ruth's Blog
Sandy's Knitting
Simplicity Stitched
Stacia's Place of Grace
Super Eggplant
the blue blog
The Domestic Sphere
The Knitting Curmudgeon
The World According to Marney
Urban GypZ
World of Julie

Knitting Bloggers

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Mar. 23, 2012

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.

JanetK | 3/23/2012 04:59:00 p.m. linkback

Sep. 16, 2003

I am trying out a new set up at 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.

JanetK | 9/16/2003 06:55:00 a.m. linkback

Sep. 12, 2003

Friday Five (again)

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 / / astroexpert accurate? How or how isn't it? My goodness! That is so like me it is scary!!!

JanetK | 9/12/2003 12:38:00 p.m. linkback

Aug. 31, 2003

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.

JanetK | 8/31/2003 11:55:00 a.m. linkback

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.....

JanetK | 8/19/2003 05:34:00 a.m. linkback

Aug. 8, 2003

I am off on holidays starting tomorrow morning. I have my holiday knitting planned. Maybe I will even get my ChicKami knit too. Well.... I will be camping and there won't be much else to do! Peace!!!!

JanetK | 8/08/2003 07:14:00 p.m. linkback

Aug. 5, 2003

Trying to fix my archives. It feels like part of me has been lost.

JanetK | 8/05/2003 08:39:00 a.m. linkback

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's Brisa, 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 leave for vacation in 4 days! Woohoo!!!!!!

JanetK | 8/05/2003 08:21:00 a.m. linkback

Jul. 26, 2003

Well, lookie here! Amy is famous! It looks like knitty is filling the void left by the other knitting magazines that stopped listening to their readers! Here is a force to be reckonned with!

JanetK | 7/26/2003 09:34:00 a.m. linkback

Jul. 22, 2003

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.

JanetK | 7/22/2003 09:33:00 p.m. linkback

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