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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Aug. 2, 2002

Friday Five (.org)

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from? Norwegian, British, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. One line of my family tree has been traced back 17 generations from me. (Yikes!)

2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit? Norway and Ireland.

3. Which would you least like to visit? Why? If I had any opportunity to travel over seas, I wouldn't turn it down.

4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate or recognize your heritage? No. Although I am learning more about some of the old traditions. I need to learn to make Lefse. I think that would be a great way to celebrate my heritage, but let's omit the Lutefisk.

5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country (parents, grandparents, etc)? On my Dad's side, my Great, Great Grandparents, and on my mother's side, my Great Grandparents.

Pertaining to this subject, this summer, I had a chance to visit the "old" family farmstead while in Saskatchewan. I also was able to visit the tiny family cemetary, and see the school my Grandmother attended when she was a child. It was quite interesting, especially the stories of my Grandmother helping to haul shingles for the roof of the church, and showing us the path she had to walk to the tiny one room school house. There is no community there any longer, nor is there a lake. The area was called Ponass Lake, and the school was in the "town" of Scrip. Scrip consisted of a store, school church and a couple of houses and the ubiquitous curling rink. I think that at one time ever Saskatchewan town bigger than 3 families had a curling rink.

JanetK | 8/02/2002 10:38:00 a.m. linkback

Jul. 31, 2002

Are you ready for a good chuckle? Has it been a while since you had wedding fever? Perhaps this site will remind you of just how bad things could have been. The pictures are worth a thousand words!

JanetK | 7/31/2002 10:23:00 p.m. linkback

Hey, my 503 error is gone! Yippee! I wonder what happened. However, I am really glad to be able to post without going through all the hoops I had to.

I started a new pair of socks today too. It was a rainy cold day, and sitting working on a pair of socks was just about all I wanted to do. They are looking pretty cool!

JanetK | 7/31/2002 09:51:00 p.m. linkback

Jul. 29, 2002

I reknit the neck finish for my green tank today. This would be the 5th or 6th time. I think I finally have it the way I like it. I also got a chance to get one armhole done. But somehow my life got in the way of my knitting any more than that today. I always hate it when that happens. On the other hand, it was cool enough to break in my newest pair of socks. I can't believe that they have been sitting for so long, waiting for the weather to cool off enough that I could wear them. Sock fever is hitting again! SAVE ME!!!!!!!!

JanetK | 7/29/2002 11:38:00 p.m. linkback

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