Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bad Blogger!

I know . . and I have tons of photos and projects finished. Bad news is that some of them were on RRB's camera and he deleted them. I finished about twelve hats, one sweater, three pairs of socks, many mittens & scarves. A Lucy Bag that is waiting to be felted.

But next week we will be here . . . I promise to catch up then!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Guild Violation?

Ok, so is this a Guild Violation or not? Inquiring minds want to know. MMT got her wisdom teeth out yesterday. I, of course, being a good knitter put the materials for a baby sweater in a sweet plastic shopping bag from Amazing Threads (in addition to great yarn, they have great bags). I cast on a cute little sweater and worked on it while the oral surgeon removed MMT's teeth. She came through surgery just fine and right around 10am, we headed home. I has asked the nurse to call her meds to the pharmacy so I could just stop and pick them up. I left MMT in the car while I ran into the pharmacy. I came back out (sans meds--it's a long story) and she was complaining of nausea. I thought ok, then I noticed in her drugged state, she had dumped my knitting on the floor of the car and was about to THROW UP in my knitting bag. I tried to hurry home as fast as I could, hoping to get her to a bathroom, rather than my car. I made it to the driveway, where all h^*& broke loose. The sweet bag from Amazing Threads is now in the dumpster and the only reason MMT is still alive is the fact that in her drugged haze she did manage to dump out the yarn.
Guild violation or not??? You decide.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Playing Catch Up

June 1st! I checked the blog today to check the "countdown to the Island" and it was not there! It seems that we have really slacked off on this whole blog thing. Well, let's see if I can remedy that.
Knitters gone wild weekend to Duluth in April. We spent a lovely Saturday/Sunday retreat at the Canal Park lodge in Duluth the last weekend in April. We discovered a great yarn store in Gordon on our way to Duluth, a real hidden treasure! While in Duluth (when not trying to avoid the 6 zillion kids there for a church retreat) we ate, went yarn shopping, ate, took a lovely walk along the canal, ate and knit while eating. We went to Yarn Harbor on Sunday morning. This is a great yarn store, they have a whole wall of Cascade 220. We all got yarn for several projects, including the pattern for the February Lady sweater, which we all plan to make on the Island this year.
Lake Elmo Fiber Fest on Mother's Day weekend. I missed it again this year, drat, drat double drat!! I had a family obligation at the U of M, but it is my understanding that much alpaca yarn was purchased. I am very jealous.
Next adventure? The Island, we leave on Father's day for a glorious week of knitting on the shores of Lake Superior. This year the trip will be very different. First off, NK can't come, she will be on the church mission trip to Georgia. And the guys are coming!! The men plan to drive up later in the week to spend the 2nd weekend with us. How strange will that be? They better not expect us to spend time with them, knitting comes first on the Island.
I know I have been knitting a lot this spring, I have completed several small projects. A silky scarf for Dora (foreign exchange daughter from Brazil), 2 felted handbags (that NK jazzed up with needle felting!) that I donated to a silent auction. Each bag sold for $30! Heavy wool socks for the boy, to keep his feet warm in his new "student rental". Currently, another felted handbag for my sister-in-law. I have also ripped 2 sweaters, one that was more then 1/2 done. I think I am turning into AJ.
I have been too lazy to photograph my knitting, so a picture less post, but oh well, so goes life.
Knit on!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Long Time

It has been a long time since anyone has posted. Here goes. Everyone still knitting and we are still getting together which is the best thing ever!
Can't wait for the trip to Duluth! And that means NEW yarn stores with more yarn to touch and drop on the floor. I will promise to try my best to be on my best behavior and not laugh so hard to drop anything on the floor. But ya never know.
Happy Easter to everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jamaica Bound

Well, it is finally here, tomorrow we leave for Jamaica. We have been fund raising and planning for this trip for 2 years and now it is here. We have packed, repacked and packed for a 3rd time trying to get everything into the bag.
Enjoy Spring Break guild girls, I will think of you while I am gone, however, I don't think I will make any attempts to find a yarn store in Kingston. I know this is a violation of a guild rule, but oh well, whatchagonnado? Besides, since our recent trip to the Ukraine, I have plenty of "imported" yarn.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Great Friends

I have the best friends ever!!! After a call from my husband saying his parents would be stoppping by in 45 minutes and my house was a big mess. Mind you I live with teenagers who do not pick up after themselves or help out usually. My wonderful friends who were over for an afternoon of knitting and talking heard about it and into action they went. Helping me clean the living room and kitchen. We got it done as they walked in the door. Dusting ,loading of the dishwasher and everything! Can not ask for better friends. I do like the saying "No knitter left behind"!!!!! Love the Guild Girls! Thanks again hugs and kisses to ya.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Silent Auction Uptdate

Well, it is over. And I totally forgot my camera today to take pictures! Drat!! The silent auction to raise money for Mission Jamaica is over for 2009. I had 18 knit items for the auction. Many thanks to the Guild for their help in getting my projects done. NK for felting, CB for the scarves and NK again for help with MMT's bag.
My felted handbags went for $10, $14 and $15, since all 3 were knit with "scraps" I am ok with that. The bag MMT knit and NK helped me to jazz up went for $12. The 2 pair of fair isle mittens went for $15 and $25 (both knit with scraps). The clogs went for $15 each. The 2 multi-directional scarves went for $7 and $10. The fingerless mittens and headband a steal at $3, but the little girl loved them and looked too cute! The baby sweater (scraps from clogs and mittens) $10, the child size hat and mittens $5 (cheap--but scraps so ok) So I think I did ok with the help of the guild. The spirit scarves that CB knit and donated for MMT and I went for between $5 and $10. I was sort of sick about the one that went for $5, but what can you do??? The only projects I bought yarn for were the clogs and multi-directional scarves. From the clog yarn I got several projects, so I think my money was well invested. Now to see how much MMT and I earned for our trip to Jamaica.
On other knitting fronts. I finished my blueish green hooded tunic. This was the second time I have knit that sweater. This time I paid attention to gauge and tried it on several times. Thanks to the 2 "cold days" I finished it, blocked it and wore it to a party at AJ's last night.
I am currently between projects, but that will change this afternoon.
On other fronts, GBT has been back at school for a week, and other than the terrible snow, cold and car trouble, she is doing great. The husband is in Stevens Point right now moving ZT back in for 2nd semester. So our house will be much quieter!
Thanks again for all the help for the Auction. I could not have done it without you.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


We all should be home knitting. instead some of are working and the rest of us got to stay home with the fun and warm yarn to knit. Oh if only we could stay home everyday to knit. Maybe someday soon.......
Stay warm and wear mittens!!!!!