Tuesday, June 26, 2007

some knitting

I made a collage of the intention shawl I am making. It is almost done. One or 2 more color changes and off it goes to its recipient

This is the sweater I am knitting with the knit along at The Knitting Experience Cafe. It is a pattern from the Girl from Auntie called Rogue. I am using Peace Fleece yarn in 70% wool and 30% mohair. I am knitting it on Lantern Moon needles, my first time using them, nice...

The progress on the bonnet.

The footie from Knitty, Breeze, using Lorna's Laces. This is the heel. And the needles are Blue Sky Alpaca #2. AKA toothpicks!

I think that is enough projects going at one time!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

a break from studying...

Here are some pictures that Josh created from snapshots of Lily and Joseph. They are growing so fast! They have been gone from Maine since the end of May, but are headed home next week. Lily turned 3 while she was gone.

A picture of the shawl. I think it is turning out pretty well. I have been unable to get a picture of the third bird visiting the feeder, that may be because Fraser is watching as much as I am!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

KIP day--June 9, 2007

My one venture out of the house on Saturday. I went to the Little Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick and participated in KIP day (knit in public). As you can see, my knitting is in my lap because the green skein of yarn became a problem. All of the sudden, there were 2 strands coming out of the skein. I knew it wasn't the other end, that was tucked into the label on the outside. Well, thanks to my couch partners, we unravelled and wound not 1, not 2 but 3 balls of yarn out of the skein. Luckily, ball number 1 remained attached to the shawl and is the largest ball. Balls 2 and 3 are connected and could be made into 1 ball, but by then, we were tired of winding... I could never have kept all this straight. Thanks again for the help!! The picture is thanks to Anna, I copied it off her blog http://www.annasflyingneedles.com/

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Gourmet cook, Seth fried up a few soft-shell crabs for dinner last night. He even used the cast iron skillet. Memories.... The crabs were crunchy and tasty-just right!

Friday, June 01, 2007


well, it is lilac season here in maine. i cut these 2 flowers off my lilac bush that was transplanted from my grandmother's house in maryland. it is the second year it bloomed and both years has had 2 blossoms. they smell wonderful. and there are new shoots at the bottom of the older portion!! i love lilacs...