Sunday, March 23, 2008


It was a
gorgeous Easter afternoon here. My sister hosted a lovely luncheon and egg hunt with family and friends. The temperature was in the low 90's and the sky clear and blue. Did I remember the camera to take pictures of the lovely Zora in her pretty pink Easter frock--not I. I will probably lose my card in the Grandma club. This was her first intro to candy and am sure that it will not be her last. They were able to spend most of the afternoon with us before heading off to his family's gathering.

Pictures of the finally finished shrug and jacket, note the buttons from Shelia Ernst. The Shrug was knit in handspun CrossPatch in a pattern from Garter Belt Designs and the jacket is my take on the Sally Melville Faith Jacket. I forgot the Noro scarf also recently finished. Next time.

The thornless rose is in full bloom and lovely. This year it has the nicest fragrance something I don't remember from years past. By the time I return from the freezing wilds of Minneapolis it will not be as lovely and I am sorry to miss it. Even though this is a work trip and these conferences are always major work it will be nice to escape reality here (which has been much too real) and hopefully forget things for the week. It is scheduled to snow while I am there so maybe the brain will freeze enough to cause amnesia.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Pal Janel Laidman's book is almost here! As a devoted member of the now finished Sock Club I am anxious to see the book as well. I knit most of the patterns and they were fun, lovely and fit well but did miss a couple that I hope to pick up in the book. No exact publication date as yet but I will keep checking.

On the knitting front I have finished two big projects but haven't been home in the daylight to take pictures (those new energy saving bulbs cast such a yellow light). I finished the shrug that was knit out of handspun CrossPatch and trimmed with lovely glass buttons from Shelia Ernst and (a big TA-DAH) my version of Sally Melville's Faith Jacket done in Noro. Pictures to be forthcoming!

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