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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mammogram Bus

Village Yarn and Tea has had the BIG Swedish Hospital Mammogram Bus every summer since they opened (I think). I missed it last year and everyone raved about how easy it was. This is never easy for me. I won't get into specifics......lets just say I hate it.

I signed up this year. This is always the hardest thing for me to do each year. I hate it. OH, I said that. Well, I'm hoping the bus will be better and being with friends will make it easier. Plus, I think they are giving Goodie bags which might be worth all the pain and mental anquish. Might!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

fell in love

What I left Thursday knitting group with.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't check this out if easily offended

My daughter-inlaw Jyll sent me this link. I was drinking coffee at the time and had to clean my screen after. It is a Knit and Craft sight.. Don't check this if your easily offended. Anticraft
She actually sent me an Archive post.. crack me up!! Look here.. Knitted Condom

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Baby sitting

Jayda(almost 4) and Trysten(5) Saturday at Grandma and Grandpas house. Don't they have amazing Eyes? Then theres Eryka (11) and Bryce who is just over 1.. oh and Grandma who needs make-up and maybe some haircolor. Scared myself. I look like my mom!! Eww!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Knitting content .. at last

After over a month of the "Knitting slump" I'm back in the groove. It took alot of spinning(which isn't technically knitting even tho it feeds it) and 2 pairs of fingerless mitts. I've made..mmm.. who many pairs of these mitts, maybe 10. I kinda sorta, made up the pattern myself and will post it when I figure out how to word things. Its "kinda sorta" cuz there are about a gazillion fingerless mitt patterns out there. Mine can only be a teeny original, I'm sure.

I finished spinning "Annies Pearl" Dyed by the "Ever Popular" Emma. It will be going into a shawl from Lace Style .
Altho my handspun yarn isn't LACE weight it is very thin. I think if I use a larger needle that it will be somewhat Airy.
I have actually figured out the provisional cast on (I think) and done 2 rows. I read over the pattern and didn't stare into space going "HUH"? Like I did other lace shawl patterns I'd looked at. Why do charts have to be so damn complicated!!? I really DO love knitting lace as long as it doesn't give me a Migraine. My brain doesn't work like it used to.
As for the Bathroom..its coming along. Work goes slow but at least it goes a little further each day. Bill had me pick up a rack for the ,dry side of the shower,for my shampoos etc. because the built in soap tray isn't bottle friendly. It has little ridges to keep the soap from getting slimey but shampoo bottles (full.. brand new bottles) tip and fall on your foot and possibly break a metatarsal. Which the bruises on my right foot might be. I don't know but it sure is colorful. Mostly I think it just irritated some bone spurs I've been fighting for owie owie.
Got to babysit my friend Cynthia's son, Jaden for the whole day. What a joy he was. Never cried except when she left for work. I forgot, however, how energetic 9 mo olds can be, as he climbed me like a tree every 5 min. While hanging on to my hands for support. I slept for 2 days after.
Today, Saturday, I get to baby sit the Grandkids. Not sure if its 3 or all 4 we get. I rarely see them anymore. Wyatt and Jyll bought a house in Granite falls. While not being on the moon, exactly, is still a long way away for someone like me who doesn't drive more the 5 miles from home..ever. So Saturday Knitting Ladies and Roger..and Brad.. I won't be there this week. I will miss you. Sniff!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bad Girls Club

My friend Judy Gregerson's new young adults book is finally out!! I read all the reviews on and everyone has good things to say about it. I read the first half and put the book away.. securely.. I'll find it and finish someday
I met Judy in 1992. She homeschooled her daughters for a few years. Most people know I homeschooled my youngest..Marshall from 4th grade to graduation. Judy and I have remained friends all this time. She is very good about keeping in touch with me. I'm afraid I just get self involved and forget to call people. She tells me the phone works both I'm very lucky to have her.
Please look at the book reviews at