Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trying to finish up!

I have many projects on the needles, so I am trying to finish up some of them. I am knitting a cardigan for me, a wrap, a scarf, socks....the list goes on. I do that, I cast on many projects and then work at them in turn until they are all done and then I start all over again. Tonight I worked on the cardigan, and the only thing left to do is to knit the collar and sew it all together. Hopefully I will finish that up this week. Then on to finish something else!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Knitting groups

I posted on Ravelry to see if anyone wanted to get together to knit in this area, and that failed. I miss my knitting friends from Ohio. In fact, Pat and I are getting together to knit next month. She is driving up and I am driving down and we are meeting partway to relax for a weekend. I've not done something like this before so it should be interesting. :-)
Went for a long walk last night with a student. She's very bright and full of energy. I wasn't really planning on that long a walk but before I knew it we had walked over 3 miles. And this morning I feel fine! I need to get more exercise, and if our schedules allow we'll meet up again this week to walk again. Have to take advantage of the nice weather, soon we will be in our houses for the winter again.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Level 1 complete!

I rec'd word, I have completed level 1 of the master knitter course. I have ordered level 2, but it is being revised so I have to wait. I was going to take a break but Jim convinced me to keep going or I would never finish it. So of course I listened to my husband. :-) While I wait for it to arrive I have plenty of other projects to do. My studio remodel will begin this coming spring I believe, so I want to use up some materials so it's easier to clear the room. I think I have decided what I want the room to look like, but of course that is subject to change. I want my studio to be well organized, and comfortable to work in for hours. The desk my dad built me will be tucked in the cut out by the closet, Jim will make it a bit wider so it will fit. The closet will be outfitted so I can store my stuff, and I do think that one whole wall will be cabinets so that I will never run out of storage. (Never say never? :-)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

15 years ago

15 years ago today I was in our rental house in Ohio and I heard a kitten yelling her head off. We found her in the lilac bush, and then she went under the neighbor's deck. We used a bowl of milk to lure her out. She was a filthy little thing, covered in fleas. Someone had dumped a litter of kittens, and this is how Shadow came to live with us. Turns out she wasn't grey, she is white. And she is spoiled and loved and I am so glad she is part of our lives.
Happy Anniversary Shadow!