Saturday, June 21, 2008

Color Play

This section is now complete. The pattern is 65 rows equaling 7.25". Just barely had enough yarn, with a combined total of about one yard left over - a little too close for comfort.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Color Play

I think I have finally come to my senses re knitting hats for charity ----- I shall continue to do so, but with knitting needles somewhat larger than size 0 or 1. For detail work/color play, I've started the above sampler. The needle size is 1 and all the yarns are a fingering weight. My plan is to have this as an ongoing project.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Gosh, it is hard to type (and knit, and bead) with the left index finger bandaged up. One finger and nail are no defense against a sharp knife - perhaps I need to rethink cooking as one of my interests.


I've been tagged by Timaree.

The rules of the game are that each player answers the following five questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags five or six other people. The player should then notify those individuals that they have in turn been tagged. Also, once you have posted your answers, please let the person who tagged you know.

1. What were you doing ten years ago? Ten years ago I was spending my last few days in my 40's! For fun, my sister (Nevada) and I (New Hampshire) were planning a trip, to meet up in Ohio, to attend Spencerian Saga ( - an intensive week-long workshop studying Spencerian Script penmanship. 20 of us stayed at an inn on a lake and did nothing but eat, breathe and sleep penmanship ---- this is the "old fashioned" kind of writing done with an ink bottle, pointed pen and lots of flourishing. I'm state juried with The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen ( and ten years ago I was very active in designing and selling my hand knitted items through that organization.

2. What are five things on my to do list? Beading, housework, knitting, laundry, walking the beach, shopping, calligraphy, paying bills, cooking.

3. Snacks I enjoy. Cheese and crackers.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire? Buy more beads, yarn and ink.

5. Places I have lived?
Salem, MA
Lynn, MA
Kalispell, MT
Marblehead, MA
Milwaukee, WI
Manchester, NH
Londonderry, NH
Henniker, NH
Old Orchard Beach, ME and soon to try St. Mary's, GA

6. Peeps I want to know more about.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Blue beads

I'm still playing with sequins and beads.

One and one-half hats

Last week we moved to our summer house in Maine and I was reunited with a lot of my yarn and knitting needles. How nice to have needles in a size other than 0 to work with.