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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Thursday, September 29, 2005

All in One Day

Go Figure.. All in one day.. The vote not to Strike
My BEAUTIFUL Leather couch came... I'm a HAPPY girl.
And, I finished Judy's Shawl. Hee hee

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Quick Catch Up

So, I was talking to my, longtime, friend Judy. When she lightly suggests I make her a BIG soft fluffy shawl. Absolutely plain. No beads..Just warm. So, here is Judy's Shawl made of Lion brand Homespun in Candy Apple color. The only feature is the yarn over increases. It should come to her knees or just below. I have about 3 inches left or 12 rows.

Been another quiet week. I did finish the blue wrap/poncho and will post a picture when I figure out where I left it..probably in the car.

Bill is still on strike. Love having him around. Maybe, I can stand to have him retire.

Still waiting for the couch. It was supposed to have been shipped the 15th of Sept. Hopefully, it will be on the delivery truck tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

My eldest son, Jerico, has been vacationing in St. Croix Virgin Islands. He was supposed to get home on Thursday but we haven't heard a word. A bit worried because of all the Hurricanes down that way. Of course, they might have just put him back to work as soon as he got home.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Late Night Ramblings

Still watching for that couch. Due next week, they say it will be on the truck the 15th! Fingers Crossed. I'm a slightly happier girl.. or maybe a more resigned girl..sigh. Geez, I hope I don't hate it when it gets here!!

One ball of yarn into the feather and fan scarf. The Lorna's Lace yarn I'm using has a hand dyed look. Darker and lighter but very subtle. I'm really Likeing it. To bad the picture doesn't show the dark bits.

The entrelac sweater is a goner. Decided the yarn was just to harsh to wear next to the skin. I'll make pillows or a rug out of it. Something I can whip up on my Bond Knitting frame. I made alot of it...5 medium skeins. Haven't weighed it so I can't tell you exactly.

Started another poncho/capelet. The first hot pink and Noro multi I made had young girls coming up to me asking if they could buy it somewhere.. but in blue or whatever. This one is Dark blue that I spun a long time ago. You start at the neck and work down adding stitches every 3in or so. I'll write it up..really I will!! I'm writing the blue up as I go. The Pink only comes down to the elbows and is just enough to be warm but not enough to look like a tent. I haven't decided what yarn I will use with the blue yet but I do have a Noro Iro waiting..and also a Manos del Uruguay multi colored. Both have a dark blue base with torquoise and pinks. I'll save my final choice till I have another couple inches of the blue done.

The strike is still going on.. in case you don't watch the news or aren't from the Seattle area. My husband and I are having fun. He spent a week researching Smoked salmon brine recipes then went and bought a prepackaged one. Saturday they soaked all night. Sunday, he put 3 salmon fillets in his makeshift smoker and basted them with honey and spices off and on all day. Watched it like his favorite dog whos having puppies. He did an awesome job!!
OMG.. its so yummy!! Its all I can do to not go and get little pieces. Smart man put 2 in the freezer and made small packets (ziploc snack size) of the 3rd, so we both don't OD.
So, now he's researching smokers.. all day.. all night!! I think he's going to build one out of an old washing machine tub he saved that is stainless steel. The man likes to make thats what really brought us together. We both like to make

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

We're on Strike

Yup yup, We're on strike. This time its not even about the money. Its about the darn Pension and Health plan. The company keep changing the health plan and not for the better. Don't know what they're thinking.
Have a look here..if your interested. IAM
I'm glad to have my hubby home. I get tired of talking to myself

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Nothing to Rave About

Been rather quiet this week. Only story I have to tell is... Last Friday Hubby called to see about the delivery of our new leather couch and was told it would be on the truck Monday or Tuesday. I made a point of staying home both days and no Couch. So, I call and they tell me...."its not on the list". Well, that wouldn't be so bad except that Dear Hubby took the OLD couch apart on Sunday to make room.
-This is not a happy face- I am not a happy Girl!!!-
On Wed. the guy who sold us the couch calls the company to see WTF and is told that there was a run on the color of leather I chose this summer and they haven't even -started- to make it. That it won't be here for 2-3 WEEKS!!
-This is not a happy FACE-I am NOT a happy Gerrrrl!!!-
Hubby took the cushions from the old couch and put them on the yard lounge.. Gawd..wish I had a picture of THAT. But, now he has the old recliner in the Living room. Its kinda tore up. Was gonna recover it soon.. but its better then squatting on the floor (basically).

So, mmm, and as far a knitting goes. I started a feather and fan scarf out of a lovely tourqoise Lorna's Lace worsted weight. Which after all the sweaters is just what I needed.