Monday, August 31, 2009

Busy busy busy

First I woke up at 2 AM this morning, and couldn't go back to sleep. Worked on my new website for a few hours, and later on went by the shop and finished off/started a bunch of things. Built a couple more shelving units for Rhonda, helped Nancy (a little!) with all the oodles of Cascade 220 we have to put up, did the I-Cord bind off on a nifty Trio totebag we are working on. (I had one before but it got lost somehow, and this is a new one, and will be lined this time!). Hung up the "Falling Leaves" scarf...about 1/3 done? That's it below in Blue Sky Alpaca's Melange. Also started a RED felted hat in Cascade 220, I intend to make several here shortly, before I start my felted clogs with the needle felted "H" Monogram. (or "S"!!) Best of all , I finally sewed the buttons on my Little Leafy Lace Vest (from Leaving for Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Savannah in the morning. I will come home when I am good & ready! I have several projects in my bag: some Tatted baby booties, a Hearts of Faith Scarf in South West Trading Co. "Tranquility", a Yin/Yang Shawl that requires all my powers of concentration, and thusly gets worked on rarely, a more than half-finished Amazing Hug shrug (Corn! yarn, stretchy! neat-o), and if that is not enough, a Lavender Lace & Cable top I started several months ago, and ditched to the bottom of the Namaste for my more pressing projects. Love to you all...I will be in touch. How much ya wanna bet I sleep good tonight?

What do you think of my vest? I love it. Now, let's get some more cooler weather, ok?

Friday, August 28, 2009

YES, I am home, but not for long!

Yes, I'm home....clearing the wreckage of days and days on the road, plus working at the yarn Cottage everyday. I am totally alarmed at how much weight I gained on the road. Hard to imagine why!

Something I've meant to do for a long time, and finally have done in the past couple of days, I started my own website. I think it's a cool way to make sure all my "info" is easily available to friends and customers. Yeah, I know, who cares? But maybe somebody does. I also have gobs of patterns I have written over the years, so that is a good place to post them.

I finished the Leafy Lace Vest and gonna post a pic as soon as I get some buttons for it. Everything else is still in progress as I seem to keep on starting things, not finishing much. Maybe a whole bunch will get finished at the same time someday soon. I was so proud of my sister to call & ask me to help her get started on some fingerless gloves. I started them up on a wonderful yarn, Venezia worsted, a a silk & merino blend (black, of course) (on a long circular...magic loop, which I knew she had tried once before), and mailed them off to her in Hollywood. She got them yesterday, and after a skype session with her friend Holly in England, she got going again. Talk about some international affairs!

Leaving again in a few days...this time to Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Savannah, and maybe's my website....not finished yet...but a pretty good start.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

not just driving!

In case anyone thinks I am just DRIVING HUNDREDS OF MILES every day, I am also knitting. What do you think of my progress so far on this new vest? It is the Little Lace Vest from
On the road again today to, then back to GA to my cousin Tommy's place in Smyrna. Maybe I will remember to take some pictures.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

30 years in 30 minutes

Blake Gerard and I reconnected over coffee. It was great to see him and hear his 15 minute story of the last 30 years, and I told mine, too! Now we need to find Ruth Nebbia, and the circle will be complete. It is wonderful to reconnect, and the internet is a boon to all the almost-50 set (and over!). Reminiscing is hard to do when you don't have many brain cells left, and they are all dedicated to string! It helps to find some smart people who can remember more than you do!

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Pictures!

Just trying out my new camera cable & thought I'd share: the finished "Hey Teach!" sweater, a great little baby hat Paula knitted in Amaizing, a 100% Corn yarn from South West Trading, my NEW straight hair!, Nancy's gorgeous lacey bamboo scarf, my logo "Inspiration Ring", and the progress on my latest obsession, the "Little Lacey Vest" from, made in Plymouth Tweed. I promise to post sooner next time!

xxoo to my Twin.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My New Orleans Hideaway

I'm back! And it actually was a good trip after all. However, if you can imagine Lucille Ball lost in New Orleans, that would be me! I got lost a million times in 3 days. I gotta hand it to those folks. I thought I was kinda smart, but even the dumb ones in N.O., who can drive are smarter than me! I also spent many of my lost hours hunting for Zydeco music on the radio, and whenever I found it, I was transported to another dimension, so I really enjoyed every minute. The Marigny district ("Mare-in-ee"), where I stayed (in a wonderful apt on the right side of this duplex), is a great little place, just like Key West, I think. A funky, eclectic neighborhood, with groovy little shops, BIKE LANES and cool eateries. Bette Bornside's yarnshop is around the corner. Eat at Juan's Flying Burrito if you get to the Garden District.....strangely, it was across the street from a yarn shop I had visited the previous day, Garden District Needleworks. Another coincidence: a yarnshop employee told me, you need to go to Gallery 713 on Royal street, you have a twin. I went there, and met Heidi Young. It is true. We had lots of hugs & plenty of life-parallels, including looking very much alike. OK, I'm convinced about New Orleans' special powers. I'll be back soon.