Monday, May 10, 2010


Well, my surgery for disc replacement in my neck has been postponed until next week. Everything happens for a reason so I'm trying to be patient. In the meantime, I started a new project. It's the Leaf T-Shirt by Melissa DeBarre. Haven't had much success with raglan sleeves but this is a dream cause it's knit top down. Best of all it's seamless.

With any luck, I'll complete the tee before next week. I still have two WIPs that need to get finished: the Tempest cardigan by Ann Weaver has always been one of my favorites and I'm pairing Miss Babs Swing Yarn (Chocolate Roses) with Creatively Dyed Yarn (Beaches) for a pink/brown combo. Lovin it.....the finished style is shown on the right.

My other WIP is a pair of socks that I began during the Olympics (hangs her head in shame). By the end of the games I had "second sock syndrome" so they've been lounging in the WIP pile ever since. Yarn is the Monsoon colorway from Socks That Rock from a swap with my cuz.

In the quest to finish what I start in 2010, these WILL be finished before I start another new project. By the way, hope all you frugal knitters have discovered that Tuesday Morning now carries discontinued yarns. Limited quantities, but nice stuff - and the inventory changes weekly. My latest great find was the Elsebeth Lavold Silky Cashmere......

Monday, May 3, 2010


That's the sound of dust being blown off this blog.

As usual, work & life have kept me away. For the next 4 to 6 weeks that will change since I'll be homebound after disc-replacement surgery for my neck.

This past weekend was my last chance to kick up the heels for awhile & what better location then Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Aunt Eunice flew in from Ohio and Cousin Jen came from Illinois. Knitsis Debbie was kind enough to chauffer but Ava was feeling under the weather. Stood in an early line at Starbucks and waited in another line of traffic to enter the fairground but it was all worth it. Here are a couple pics (thanks to Jen & Facebook) of our adventure.

The heat was unbelievable but so were the deals. Tilli Thomas yarns have been calling my name (but not my pocketbook) since last year's Stitches expo. The great deals on the discontinued colors were worth the wait. I know I missed out on alot by the Ravelry reviews, but there's always next year. My mission was complete after getting my Signature circs. Here's the goodies.....

I'll post again soon after the surgery - send me lots of good vibes please.