Friday, January 27, 2006

I've been tagged

I was tagged with the 4 Things Meme. Here goes:

List 4 Jobs you have had in your life:
1. Campstore clerk
2. Continuing Education Coordinator
3. Recreation Administrator
4. Court Reporter

4 Movies you could watch over and over.
1. Patton
2. Gone with the Wind
3. The Godfather I (and II)
4. Men in Black

4 Places you have lived:
1. Bedford, PA
2. State College, PA
3. Altoona, PA
4. Fort Myers, FL

4 TV shows you love to watch.
1. Survivor
2. Masterpiece Theater
3. That 70’s Show
4. PBS

4 Places you have been on Vacation:
1. Las Vegas
2. Florida Keys
3. Outer Banks of North Carolina
4. Smoky Mountain National Park

4 websites you visit daily:
1. I’m Knitting as Fast as I can
2. Stitches of Violet
3. Fox News
4. Daily Horoscope

4 of your favorite foods:
1. My own Spaghetti
2. OIP Calzone
3. Prime Rib or Steak
4. Cheese grits

4 Places you would rather be right now:
1. Cape Hatteras
2. At home in my knitting chair
3. On a beach where it’s warm
4. Napping

If you're reading this consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

2006 Knitting Olympics

I believe that I'm going to join in the 2006 Knitting Olympics being hosted by The Harlot. Stephanie has even come up with a very cool button. We all are big Olympics fans at our house and I'm sure that I'll be knitting. My current mittens project should be complete by the end of the week. (Photo's to follow) The Elizabeth I Town and Country scarf is progressing. (I'm into the second skein - projecting three total.

So, what could I knit, hmmmmm..... The to-do list included a new pair of felted slippers. (I've worn the soles clear through on the pair that I wear.) But that's not really a challenge. I have another Cascading Leaf sock that needs to be knit to match the one that's finished. I've have another pretty challenging sock on the needles that needs to be knit and it's mate done too. Then I have some lovely Lorna's Laces sock yarn, only one skein that I'd like to make a scarf from. I'd like to make some light blue mittens from the Peruvian yarn that I made a hat and scarf from in December, but that's not very challenging. I'd like to knit up a Branching Out Scarf by Susan and that maybe what I select in the end.

The other item of interest is the FLAK (Follow the Leader Aran Knit by Janet Sabo) action that's happening over at Stitches of Violet. Maugerite is working with some beautiful antique rose yarn from Elann. She's also working on a pattern call Aguave with some Shine yarn from KnitPicks. I admired this pattern when it came out in the summer 2005 Knitter's and I think that Margerite is doing a beautiful job. It's definately worth hopping over there to check both sweaters out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Mittens Part Deaux

Well, the mittens from long, long ago have been frogged and restarted with size 6 needles. MUCH better. They'll actually fit. Currently one is finished and the I'm working on the cuff of the second one. There's a hat that matches, too and I think I'll whip it out too. Real nice and really easy. I just love doing the colorwork. Instant gratification.

And here's the progress on the Elizabeth I Town and County scarf. The yarn is alpaca and silk and I must say luscious! I can do a pattern repeat each evening during TV watching.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Post No. 100

Just to celebrate Post No. 100, here's just a little fun from Norma out in Blogland -- me in my South Park character.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Yes, siree, Bob! What a game! Penn State over Florida State in triple overtime til 1:00 o'clock in the morning. Needless to say, loads of caffine was needed this morning.

USC v Texas just isn't as exciting.

Signed, Art Ed. Class of 1980 Posted by Picasa

(Thanks Kelly for the great poster!)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Last but not least is this scarf that was made as a gift. It's Peruvian wool from Elann and there's a slit in the narrow ribbed section for the scarf to slide through. It was a fun scarf to do and the person who received liked it, too! Soft and warm. Posted by Picasa

Another hat too!

I also whipped up another hat over the holidays. This lovely red model was whipped up for my father-in-law. Posted by Picasa

Reporting in

Well, the holidays are over and it's time to get back to regular blogging. At the left is the current project. It's the Town and County scarf from the Elizabeth I scarf collection from Knit Picks. I'm using Baby Silk, Peruvian collection in Cornflower from Elann. At the lower left you can see the first attempt. I was using two strands of yarn together. Unfortunately, I discovered that I didn't have enough yarn to use two strands. So, I frogged and set out again with with one strand on size 6 needles. Going to be georgeous!