Yarn Therapy

Renewal, down to the fiber of my being.....(snicker)!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Annual Gardening Day

I usually get the urge to garden about twice a year, and give in to that urge once. This time I had an assistant. She thought digging was cool, and enjoyed throwing around grass seed, too. She said, "Pretty flowers, Mommy."

I also cast on the latest new project, a v-neck cardigan sweater for dh using the Suri Merino yarn. It's gonna take awhile, but it'll be soft.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

WIPS Update

Well, I'm back from the Gulf Coast in Florida. The sweater for dh is essentially finished, thanks to Paloma lending me her plastic needles so I could knit on the plane!! It is being blocked right now, so it only needs to be sewn together. Hooray!

King's Sewing and Knitting Center turned out to be an awesome yarn store. I came away with Plymouth's Suri (worsted weight alpaca/merino blend) in a luscious color of pale green at the request of dh for the "next sweater." I also got a book of Noro patterns and the Interweave Crochet magazine. There is an adorable shrug in there I have to make. If any of you are in the Pensacola area, go to this store!

I'll let you know what I decide to make with the new yarn, it sure is gorgeous and soft.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Good to know

I am nerdier than 31% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

I found this on another person's blog and thought I would try to complete it:

3 Things

3 names you go by:
Wendy, Miss Wendy (kid clients), Mommy!

3 parts of your heritage:
Polish, Russian and Latvian

3 things that scare you:
aging, car accidents and G.W. Bush

3 of your everyday essentials:
family time, relaxation and knitting and/or crocheting

3 things you need in a relationship:
respect, stability and fun

2 truths and a lie:
1. I once sang for 2 presidents
2. I have naturally red hair
3. I like Sudoku puzzles

3 things about the opposite sex that appeal to you:
sense of humor, smile and speaking voice

3 of your favorite hobbies:
knitting, crocheting and cross stitch

3 things you want to do badly right now:
hug Amelia, file my tax extension and crochet

3 places you want to go:
Eastern Canada, California and Italy

3 things you want to do before you die:
be a grandmother, run a play therapy workshop and knit fair isle

3 ways you are a stereotypical girl/guy:
I like wearing dresses sometimes, I LOVE jewelry and I wear makeup

3 things that annoy you:
impatient parents, insurance companies and Verizon

3 bloggers you would like to see fill this out:
Paloma, Claire and Bug

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter, Everyone!

We were at the mall today, having a snack and shopping a bit, and Amelia saw the Easter Bunny. A miracle occurred, and there was NO line! So, she got to sit on his (?) lap and I simply have to share the picture!

She was equally excited about the two lollipops she ate. They had little bunnies stamped on them.

I was fixated on wondering where the Easter Bunny uses the bathroom. I mean, it could traumatize little kids if they saw the E.B. taking his or her head off in the restroom (I can think of worse visualizations, but I will refrain).

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Trek to Florida

So, next week we spend 4 days with the in-laws in Pensacola, Florida, a place I would never visit if it weren't for the in-laws. How can I make this trip more fun? (Yes, I will take knitting).

I will find a way to visit yarn stores! I Googled and found two: King's Sewing and Knitting Center and Needle Delights. I understand there isn't much need for lots of warm sweaters down there in Steam Land, but WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO??

I'll definitely report on how my yarn store excursion was. I see it kind of like alcoholics have to find AA meetings in cities that they visit. I need to find my "home away from home," at the fiber hangouts. What can I say?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Way Too True...

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Kinda scary!

Friday, April 07, 2006

I Learn to Link

Today, it is my goal to learn linkage. Paloma sent me a tutorial to help me do this. By George, I think I've got it!

This is cool. I think even an un-mechanical-minded gal like me might even figure out this blogging thing. (Wonder if anyone will read this?)

If you need a laugh, you gotta check out Stuff on my Cat dot com.
It is the funniest site ever!

PS: Today, I officially was signed up for sp8.
Wish I didn't have to wait several weeks for it to start.....

The Boys

Simon and Zing.
They used to be the babies, before THE GIRL arrived.

How many more years can I buy yarn?

I am going to die at 80. When are you? Click here to find out!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Amelia loves shoes already...gotta love it.

Here she is, trying on Mommy's shoes. The stains on her clothing are chocolate...of course. She loves that already, too.

Having a two-year-old is great for learning to knit; I get the opportunity to make miniature sweaters. Good practice for me, and almost-instant gratification.

Time to Resurrect This Blog!

Ok, I am going to learn this, I am determined! My new friend, Paloma, is encouraging me (Hi, Pal! Get it? HAHA).

Bear with me as I continue this blog's construction. I plan to chronicle my knitting and crocheting activity, antics by Amelia, and various other ramblings.

Stay tuned!