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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May 11, 2002

I really love this woman's work! She has designed some beautiful bead knitted bags. I have purchased several of the patterns, and was fortunate to be able to buy 3 of her bags on Ebay! They really are lovely! I have intentions of making the Canadian flag bag before July 1st this year. I have the wee needles (0000) and the pearl cotton and the beads. I know that once I knit it, my 2.25 mm needles will seem like tree trunks and I will have a fabulous little bag. I just need to get moving. I wonder where I can steal a few more hours from?

I did make a trek to a not so local yarn store today. It is about 40 minutes away, but has a great selection. I limited myself to two balls of Fortissima cotton colori, and some Bryspun 3.25 mm dpns. I need the larger needles to knit the socks out of the wool I dyed, and since I don't like metal needles all that much (especially the really thin ones, LOL!) I thought I would try these ones. I wonder if they are as wonderful as the reviews have said? They sure were cheaper than the Brittanys, although I love the wooden needles, but the break way too easily!

Visit Marian's site and have a good look around. These are easy to knit, and I am sure she would love to help someone choose the right project for their skill level.

Have a happy!

JanetK | 5/11/2002 09:54:00 p.m. linkback

May 8, 2002

I always love finding new sites to visit. Here is one with a lot of information on Kool Aid dying. I think I need to go find some more white wool to dye. It really is fun to play around with this!

JanetK | 5/08/2002 09:46:00 a.m. linkback

May 7, 2002

From Teri's Knit Blog

Friday Five Revisited!

1. Where were you born (city or state or just country)? Chilliwack, B.C., Canada

2. What is your favorite number? 14

3. Vanilla or chocolate? butterscotch :-)

4. What section of a bookstore would I find you in? crafts, mystery, reference, religion

5. What kind of mattress do you have on your bed? soft? firm? water?A waveless waterbed. Nice and comfy!

The Friday Five were on hiatus last week, so the suggestion was made to do one that you hadn't answered before. Since I just started doing them, I guess this qualifies.

JanetK | 5/07/2002 07:40:00 p.m. linkback

I have the heels done on both of my clown socks, and have finished the gusset decreases on one. The other I have just started doing the gussets. I made the heel flap longer on this pair since I have a fairly high instep, and I have been finding that my socks are generally tight at the instep when I put them on. Once they are on, they are fine. They look a little strange, but I will see if this helps, or if it is too much.

I am up to 5 finished pairs of socks for myself, and a 6th pair half done. Just a tip of the pile of sock yarns I have been collecting, but I have been starting to dream about knitting a sleeveless shell for summer. I am not sure if summer will ever arrive here, but if it does, I hope to be ready. I guess I should list my future projects and start looking at them. Unfortunately, that might mean admitting just how much yarn I have stashed around this place.

To the dog's utter delight and joy, I have started going for a walk after I drop Maryssa off at the bus stop. I had noticed just how much my backside was fitting into this chair, and figured it was time to get some more exercise. Bentley is 13+ years, but he still loves a morning walk, and since I walk quickly, he spends the rest of the day resting up. Both of us need this exercise though, and since I am really hoping we will be able to shed the parkas and jackets soon, I want to have a body that still fits into my summer clothes. Yikes!

I am experimenting with changing the name of this blog. Once I settle on it, I'll let you know it is permanent.

JanetK | 5/07/2002 01:02:00 p.m. linkback

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