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,
Hey, I created my first pop up window! Yippee! Am I talented, or what? LOL!!! I used this tool at EchoEcho.com to generate the code for it. What an easy process!
For anyone who is interested in the socks I am knitting; I am using the Regia 6 ply Crazy color in 5259 or the Nordic colorway. And I am using the 56 Stitch, 56 Row Sock pattern from knittingnow.com. This is a nice, easy sock and the crazy color yarn makes it interesting to knit, plus the larger sized needles make it knit up quickly.
I have been working on Caitlyn's Crazy Socks off and on now. I just thought I would show you what they are presently looking like. These are easy to knit because they are done on 3.00mm needles and then I switched down to 2.75mm or size 2 US needles 35 rows into the leg. I just find that I like a tighter fabric. I need to finish these before the 11th which is her 15th birthday. Although, since I will be away, she probably won't get them until the 14th. These are the first pair of socks that I have knit for her, and I really hope she likes them.
Things are starting to sink in and stay! I swear that the lightbulb turned on, and my brain started to process information. Now to get it from the knowledge to the planning to the implimentation.....Nah, maybe I'll just knit instead.
I have been pulling my hair out again! I really am surprised that I am not bald. Once again, I tried to change the template and use a CSS, but I just cannot get it to work properly. The one I tried to use last week gave me everything in one column down the left side, instead of three columns. Today I ended up with the first column not there, the center one overlapping the third, and the whole thing looking like a dog's breakfast. I have been studying source codes for other blogs, and reviewing templates and source codes, and notes, etc, etc. My brain is turning into mush!
Today was a lovely day full of sunshine! It was also the day that my youngest daughter's kindergatern class went to visit a local farm. I was one of the parent volunteers, and we had lots of fun. On Saturday, a local Alpaca ranch had an open house and sale, and my youngest and I went off to visit that. Alpacas are quite the creatures, and is their hair ever soft! I came home with 2 100 gm balls of a brownish grey colour yarn. I want to make some socks, and maybe mittens, or a hat. A shawl would be lovely too. Not enough yarn for that, but I did meet someone who is selling Alpaca fibre from her animals, so I am going to talk to her about getting some in lace weight for a shawl. It should be like a cloud!
While at the Alpaca ranch, I met a man who was spinning on an Ashford (I think) wheel. I really want to try spinning, but I think I will try a drop spindle first. I am not sure my family would be very happy if I took up another hobby.
From Theresa's Personal Yarns. Do you really want to know these answers??
1. Where were you born? What do you know about your own birth? (time, circumstance, etc...) I was born in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada at about 10:30 at night, one Saturday in December. My parents were eating supper when my mother had her first contraction. My Dad wanted to rush her to the hospital right then, but my Mom wanted to stay home and wash the dishes. I never did learn who won that argument, but experience tells me that you never argue with a labouring woman! I was supposed to be a Christmas baby, but I was early. And I was a tiny thing, weighing only 6 lbs, 4 oz. I sure wish my babies had all been that small!
2. Do you have a baby picture you can put onto your weblog? If not, tell us what you looked like as a baby. Here is the hospital picture of me as a very new born.
3. What kind of a baby or toddler were you according to the people who were around when you were young? A very cuddly, pretty easy going baby. As a toddler, I pretty much needed to be watched at all times.
4. Know any cute baby-related anecdotes? No, not many. I guess the family cat used to regularly sleep in my bassinet with me. Perhaps that was the beginning of my life long love affair with cats?