Monday, May 26, 2008

Wait. One last thing... with knitting content.

Is this guy just amazing or what????


Summer Hiatus

It's time to take a break from blogging.

I'm not knitting. I'm not really even sewing anymore.

I've been putting off a lot of home improvement projects that I can do myself because I just wanted to sit and knit. It wasn't good. Now I'm not feeling the knitting so it's time to paint and clean out the attic and basement and light a fire under my husband to do the things he should be doing.

I'll be gone a while.

But I won't be gone for good.

Have a glorious summer. Look for me in September. I'll be back.

I'll leave you with some cute photos.
This is what it's all about.
Baby Clare - One week old today.

Mr. C. loves her. He really does. He has been a wonderful big brother so far.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Meet Clare

May 18, 2008

8 lbs. 3 oz.

20 inches long

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me... (I mean us)

31 years. Wow. I've been with him 10 years longer than I was without him.
That's incredible.
Not much knitting to report. Ok. Let's be honest. NO knitting to report. Oddly enough, I'm still interested in READING about knitting and patterns and so forth, I'm just not interested in doing it.
On the other hand, I made myself a dress. I tried to get a good photo of it, but in spite of the fact that it turned out great, it didn't photograph well so I decided to chuck that idea. Anyway, it's beige linen with little embroidered circles in the same color going all through it. I saw the bolt of fabric at JoAnn's when I wasn't even considering sewing myself a dress but it screamed... "Me". So I found a pattern that I liked and bit the bullet. This dress would be so perfect for so many occasions. It's dressy, but not too dressy. It would be the perfect dress to wear to a wedding of which I have two this summer. I set the zipper in pretty well for not doing it in 20 years. When I look at it, it doesn't look home-sewn. I don't think I'd know if I didn't know. It's beautiful actually.
Too bad it's two sizes too small.
Baby Clare should be arriving on the scene any day now. I thought she would be a nice anniversary gift, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. HAVE TO GET THAT BLANKY DONE!!!!

Friday, May 09, 2008


The guilt has finally gotten to me. I have too much yarn. I had good intentions but no follow-through.

Anyhow, remember the whole Noro Kureyon fiasco? When I thought my husband threw out my remaining yarn while I was in the middle of a project? Guess what recently surfaced....
And when I think what I went through trying to find the correct color and dye lot to replace it! Geesh! So.. really.... shhhh! Don't tell him I found it!
This stuff is going on ebay. I know I won't use it. It made a lovely Lady Eleanor which will match almost everything I wear. (I'm into black and gray) It will match my camel dress coat and my black dress coat. And I love it. But I know I won't use this left over yarn.
I have 9 skeins of color 149 Dye lot E. (100% wool... great for felting) It's up for grabs for my "Pittsburgh" buds or anyone else who may want it before I put it on ebay. I paid $80.00 for it. I'll sell it for $60.00 and I'll pay the shipping. Let me know.