Lir's ugly daughter.....or Swan lake only Green-

Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gifts from Australia


Sascha out did herself ,again! Thanks Sascha!! The Collar didn't make it into the picture..I had it on as a Headband and totally forgot. It looks cool because I just bought a hot pink Jacket. Think I will live in it. lol. Oh and Sascha.. Bill said, "What no Licorice?" Just so you know..haha!
FYI.. she made a beautiful lacy pink neck warmer which makes a dandy headband too.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ooo, I got a commission!!

I got hired to make 20 dishcloths.. 10 round 10 square. Nice man walked into VY&T needing them made and no one wanted to do it or didn't crochet. SO.. of course I opened my BIG mouth. I love making stuff for other people. Already have 4 round ones and half a square..thanks to Roger who crocheted 2 for me. Thanks Roger.
LOL.. Tis the season,huh,Ginger?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Congratulations Jyll

More Pictures to come. This is the only one I got of Jyll on her graduation from ITT. We're so proud of her. She no sooner sat down from one award then they were calling her up for another!! She also gave the class speech! Love you girl!!
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink Glove dance
The Embeded version has been blocked. But you should watch this anyway.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Marie before

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Marie Gets Married

November 3, 2009 Marie Married Lacy Ferguson of Missouri. Married at a Justice of the Peaces. They are planning a large family wedding after they get out of the Marines.. in January 2010. Good luck my Little Marie..Errr Mrs. Ferguson.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Fall is here and freezing my A** off. Wishing I had made better 'house' sweaters. I'll have to think on that.

Been working on Terri's sock. Which she kindly took back to finish. I don't think I could have looked at it another 10 min. Its beautiful but I was just done. If it had been for me, I would have parked it for a month and come back to it. lol.

On a family note..Jerico is back and is getting his drama fixed without me... YA!!

Bill's and Marshall's Birthdays this month. Fun times. Why is it I can never think what to get 'men' as presents? problem. But, men are difficult.

This month we were introduced to a number of oddities. Having nothing to do with knitting. The first is "The Guild" web comedy series. AND, the damn song that is stuck in my head and won't go away.."Do you wanna date my Avatar". You gotta be a gamer to appreciate this site. Well it helps. Not to forget "The Legend of Neil" a naughty spoof on The Legend of Zelda. Also, a game.

The boys went to Steampunkcon yesterday. Had an awesome time and came home with some crazy stuff. Like a shirt that has a Union logo on the chest..that says.. Mad Scientist Union #42(which we all know, from Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy ,is the meaning of Life). Marshall came home with Goggles and a bag.
Looks kinda creepy and dangerous(sexy, I'm his mother..I didn't say that) doesn't he? Not bad for a Phone picture.

Knitting.. oh I'll get back to it. Threw my upper back out cleaning a bath tub. Well actually, getting up from cleaning it. Been hurting bad for about a week. But, its getting better. A professional massage and several amature ones have helped alot.

Still looking forward to all my sweaters (to finish) and I got a new one too. Can't find the picture so I'll get back to you on that.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Lots of stuff going on. My brother inlaw Bill died Monday and I've been so depressed.
Couple of my friends are facing surgery. Which is upsetting me some.

Then there is some legal crap for my eldest son who is somewhere in the middle of no where on a ship and won't be home for 3 mo but a court summons has shown up for the 14th of THIS month!! I've been asked (by email) to see if I can do anything to postpone it till he gets back. So far, I hit a brick wall. The person I talked to actually laughed at me. Sigh. Thank goodness for knitting buddy..who works in a law office. He told me where to look for help. whew. I'm glad he messaged me. I never even thought to ask him.

On a knitting note. I've been working on the Cloister sleeve sweater. On the bottom ribbing of the main sweater. Its a top down. In old Rose

Working on my Turquoise cardigan since I saw a finished one on Helen..from my Thursday knit group. Picture above is from the magazine.

Giant Norwegian knee sock for Terri Shea..yes Terri I am working on it. I had to put it down for a week or so. Not having a problem with it..just needed a break.

I have the yarn for 2 more Selbu Modern hats.. Mini mochi.. I love that yarn. Haven't started them yet.

Oh and a pair of green knee socks for the Butcher at my grocery store. What a sweet guy. We got talking and he does Black powder re-enacting. For some wierd reason I asked if he had authentic socks.. doh! I got sidetracked from them by the Giant Norwegian sock. I'll get back to them.. really.. I promised them by Christmas. I better get working!! EEK!

Bought a new book on Thursday Classic Elite Knits... I'm in love..I'm in love with the seed stitch blazer. There is a pullover also that I'm drooling over with these cool cables that make you look gotta make that one!

SO I'm living somewhere between depression and knitting needles. Life is pretty much.. as usual. sigh.. and LOL.. and cry..

On a lighter note. A gamer buddy, Jadewolf aka Rodney, sent a link for "The Guild" music video. Do you wanna to date my Avatar
Then come to find out there are gazillion episodes of a web series called "The Guild" starting with Season 1 Episode 1 here
I never laughed so hard. I recommend it to anyone who games or knows gamers etc. In a extreme sort of way its very true. I don't really see myself as any of the characters but I DO relate to them and know people who are really close. Scary huh?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

you gotta see this

This is so cute. Of course I know they edited it! But, it still makes me laugh and cry..its so sweet!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

No more Carpet

Bill put down new Brazilian Cherry floors in the AirStream trailer. I hated the avocado carpet. This looks so much better and SMELLS better too
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No Knitting

We're all gonna die!!!

Its 80 in my house already. ITS only 10am! Well for an hour I get to have laughing gas and A/C at the dentist. So, I'm gonna try to suck up all the COLD that I can. Cry..whine

Hope you all are comfortable wherever you are.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Off to get Lunch.. at .. wait for it-------------

Oh SNAP!! LOOK whats moved into the old Arctic Circle building in Mountlake Terrace!
Its called "Red Onion". I've been watching them repaint and fix up the old building. Trying not to get to excited. The last place in there was beyond HORRID. They put up thier new signs yesterday and it had the website on it so I looked it up.. for shits and giggles..and..

You'll never guess who bought the place.

Shawn and LaRae who owned Fifth ave. bar and grill in Edmonds!! Yes.. totally serious!!! My knitting buddies and I used to go down there all the time. We actually cried when they closed Fifth ave B&G. Such NICE people. I'm so excited to go down and visit them.

After I go feed Marshalls cat, Angel.. who is not in any way shape or form anything angelic. She always gives me the.. "Oh its you.. am I going to the vet to be molested again?" Look. She'd spit on my shoes if she could.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Unwashed Knitter in on the Web...finally

Our favorite knitter, Roger, finally got his blog up. Hopefully it will be chock full of his humor and his projects. YEAH!!! ROGER!!

Safe and Sound

Fired the big kiln yesterday. Everything came out Lovely. So here is the promised picture. Only 1 of the 2 large plates. There were also several tiny cups and saucers and a compote bowl (I believe, thats what it is) All done in Similar colors and patterns.
They are making me want to get my China paints out and finish some of the projects that have been sitting for more then 10 years.
I have to return them to thier owner today. SIGH.. so pretty. Me like Pretty pretty..sigh..hee hee
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Off knitting for a bit

Valerie from my Thursday knit group asked if I could fire something that had been china painted. They were China painted by her GRANDMOTHER!! OMG.. thats not to scary is it??
So I ordered the cones (temperature guides) and they came Friday.
For those of you who don't know me well. I have been a ceramic artist since 1985. I've messed with just about every kind of clay there is.. except precious metal clay..which I'll get to eventually.

Anyway.. Deep breath... Today is the day. I'm going to run a test on one of the tiny cups. I brought the little kiln in and put it on the back porch. China paint stinks like burning cloves or whatever they used as a base medium. Oh ya I can smell it now..uck. Timers ticking.. My little kiln has no kiln sitter.. its simply..plug in .. unplug. So I have to watch the cone to see when it starts to bend.

I was so nervous about all of it that I even called Seattle pottery supply for advice. They said, I seemed to have a good handle on how to do it so.. fingers crossed!! Pictures will follow....

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Birthday

All my Children.. lol. It was Bryce and Erykas Birthdays. July 3rd. It must have been 90 degrees. We all felt like the walking dead when it was over. Here are a few pictures.

Marshall (my youngest son)

Marshall and Wyatt in the River
I was cooling my feet on the sidelines.

The Beautiful Miss Jayda

Birthday Boy Bryce ... He's 3
and The Divine Miss E (Eryka, in the purple) who turned 13..I remember 13!

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rose hat..all done

Still wet-ish but didn't it turn out Pretty!?

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Hat design

Using the Selbu-modern numbers but plugging in a pattern from Poetry in stitches. Almost to where I need to figure out what I'm going to do for the decreases. Any help would be useful :) I'm thinking leaves maybe and using the stem for the rose as the decrease lines..if you know what I mean.
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Monday, June 01, 2009


Well, I got my "Assignment" from Terri Shea. Its a cute hat with little people on it. Can't show you..its a secret...shhhhh!
I've pulled it out twice and now I believe I've got it!! goes on. A rediculous amound of Drama coming from all directions. I imagine all of you have experienced the same. Ran into my friend Georgia yesterday and she asked me how I'd usual..when I mentioned the drama of past weeks she nodded wisely and said, "oh yes, the planets are all messed up. Should be ok for the rest of June" whew!! She's always been my Astrology source.

I don't think I could stand to get hit in the head again!! Oh yes, never hang a metal candle lantern over the bed. No matter how sexy it is. Because, when you shake out the blankets while making the bed you "WILL" knock it off. If your lucky it will NOT hit you in the head and arms like it did me. Scared my hubby really good!! I just would not stop bleeding. Really thought I'd have to go to the hospital. But, all is well. Jangled nerves are soothed and body is healing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hat #2

WHEW, Pink and white hat... DONE!
Here you see it on the 10 in form I'm using to dry it. Its still wet, so colors appear darker then they will when dry. Another Selbu-modern. LOVE IT.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Mothers day surprise..early

Marshall went to the May day celebration at Camlann town. Its a medieval village roughly around Carnation that we used to go to several times a year when he was growning up. For the last couple of years they've done a sheep shearing demonstration. With the old fashion shears. Then they auctioned it off. Guess who won. No idea what kind of sheep this is. Just that its fairly young and it mmmm, pooped alot :)
UPDATE: I'm really sorry to say this but: this fleece turned out to be.. politely.. junk. When I took it to the processor they nearly burst into tears. Telling me that the fleece was felted..while on THE SHEEP! Something was said about the sheep being penned together and rubbing against each other while trying to stay warm (Awww.. poor babies). Which felted the wool. Sigh. It was a really sweet gift idea. I really did and still DO appreciate the thought!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Finished Hat

All blocked and beautiful. Finally finished. Looks like I need to make more! Very easy. This is Selbu-Modern from Ravelry
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Thursday, April 09, 2009


Samoyed and Merino 3 ply. Both are handspun. Spinning the dog hair was alot easier then I expected. I put extra spin on the doghair but really didn't need it. Turned out lovely and smell ( I know your wondering) just Wonderful! Like Shampoo. Even when it was wet.
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Monday, March 30, 2009

My hat

The pattern is called Selbu Modern. Using Mini Mochi and Baby Ull. So far, so good.
Have plans to make 2 more of these. One in Rose and white and one in the last of the Mini mochi and Navy Baby Ull.
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