Yarn Therapy

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

Sunday, August 27, 2006


My pirate name is:

Calico Jenny Flint

Often indecisive, you can't even choose a favorite color. You're apt to follow wherever the wind blows you, just like Calico Jack Rackham, your namesake. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Booga Bag Boogie

I'm so psyched I finally came up with a clever title to something!

Here is the finished and felted Booga Bag. Folks, it couldn't be easier: knit in a circle until you get tired of doing it, and the washing machine does all the work felting. Voila!

The kicker is, this year's Best In Show at our county fair was a felted bag that was boring compared to this one. Maybe next year.....

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Soon to be 9/11 Tribute...

I learned on someone else's blog today about this cool 2,996 Project in which bloggers will honor individuals killed in the tragic events of 9/11 almost 5 years ago. I signed up and will honor one of the victims on the anniversary date. I looked and found my high school classmate (Yorktown High School class of 1980) David Charlebois, who was one of the crew members on the plane that hit the Pentagon. He was already assigned to someone. I am glad he will receive a tribute. I remember even in high school he knew he wanted to be a pilot and it is terribly ironic and poignant that he would die doing what he loved the most. Everyone's stories are sad so I hope others will read this and sign up also.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Secret Pal Outdoes Herself

I got the last package from my Secret Pal 8 today! I should have taken pictures of the box, me opening the box, all the little cute wrapped packages, each representing a different letter of the alphabet, but the camera wasn't around and I was not going to wait.

Anyone who knows me knows I love me the lotsa little presents vs. one big one, so this was so me. I loved it! Here is the list (which she included in the handmade card in case I couldn't get some of the associations. Check it out:

A: Amelia's lollipops (wow!)
B: Bobbins (need these!)
C: Coil needle holders (need these, too!)
D: Dive yarn (yarn=good)
E: Eucalyptus Lotion (it says Relax!)
F: Felted project bag (my favorite item in the box)
G: Gauge check (always check your gauge, folks!)
H: Hook (size F) love this
I: Indigo shag yarn
J: Junior folding scissors (need these, too!)
K: Keychain (so cute! it's a tiny lantern moon sweater!)
L: Lois J. Long Pattern Book
M: Markers (stitch markers) in a little box!
N: Needle -- circular (great)
O: Ordinary yarn to be dyed (!)
P: Point Protectors (like cute little socks, love them)
Q: Quite the clutch (she must have made this, it's beautiful, in my colors and she even lined it!)
R: Row counters (I was looking for these!)
S: Stitch holder (would you believe I just mailed mine to France for another swap?)
T: Teapot needle point kit (very ME!)
U: Unsweetened drink mix instructions for dying the yarn (see letter O)
V: Vivacious Bubble Bath (hmmm, ok...)
W: Wendy Knits! (Of course!! hahaha)
X: Xtra Fruity Papaya Scrub (sure! why not!)
Y: Yarn needles (mine have a way of disappearing, so I'm sure I will use these)
Z: Zappy Sassy Stripes Yarn (OK, so this was a bit loose for the Z, but WHO CARES? It's sock yarn!!!!!!!!)

Isn't my Secret Pal so creative and cool? This was so much fun to open and try to guess what each letter was. Amelia was very excited about her lollipops; one big one, her name in lollipops, and a bouquet of lollipops! Whew!

I have to also include a picture dh took of Amelia today, playing dress-up. They went to the grocery store with her like this, so her fans there could admire her.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Should I or Shouldn't I?

OMG! Check this out:


I am thinking of doing it, but can I take the pressure?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Life is Complete.....

...for Amelia. She met her idol, Cookie Monster! Here's the evidence.
Next to that, Amelia's favorite "ride" at Sesame Place was this: The Big Bird Steps. That's her on the top left. She kept wanting to go back here. She didn't ask to revisit any other ride. Low tech. Gotta love it. You drive for hours, sleep in a hotel, pay oodles of money to go to an amusement park, and the child prefers something she could do at any large building for free. What are you gonna do?

On the way home, we stopped in Philly, so I could go to Rosie's Yarn Cellar. It was definitely worth the effort. I went away with Koigu sock yarn, Trekking XL, even more Cascade Fixation, and several skeins of Noro Iro in a gorgeous colorway. I got my fix. Sigh.

Friday, August 04, 2006


We're off to Sesame Place! See you when we get back!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My obit

I'm sorry! I promised myself I wouldn't do anymore of these, but I couldn't resist this!

'What will your obituary say?' at QuizGalaxy.com