Sunday, July 29, 2007

Terrific Day!!!!!

I did some computer work for a LYS. It felt good using my computer skills again.

While there I learned the I-cord bind-off for my current UFO.

I visited Heather's Blog and found that like her I am pure Nerd.
I'm 69% Nerd, 30% Geek, 47% Dork.

Take the test for yourself....

I am currently reading The Secret which I got from work. I finished The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd which was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend the book for women, especial women who are spiritual journeys.

Let's try this again

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More Chemo Caps

All these Chemo Caps were knit on size 9 needles from the same skein of yarn. I like that every one came out differently.

Camping Pics

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I Am a Happy But Wet Camper

Just returned from a 4 day camping trip in Cook Forest. I don't have the time to post pics tonight I will try to get to it tomorrow. What did I do for 4 days in the woods with only my dog? I read and read and read and read. I could not stop reading. I finished The Other Boleyn Girl. I read most of a book about creating WEB sites. I started The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd which I absolutely love and can't wait to finish. I started Virginia Woolfe's book The Voyage Out. I learned HTML and hope to make improvements to my blog in the near future. I was so relaxed this week. Now I am back and have to face reality. Not that what I experienced this week in the woods was not reality it just was not the typical reality for me. Monday I start a new job. Need I say more about anxiety? I did not think once about that while camping. Only on the drive home did I start to think about it. I hope I am brave enough to say more about the Sue Monk Kidd book I am reading. Yes. I did do some knitting this week while it was dry and dusty but not muddy yet. Once it rained and got muddy the yarn went away. I will soon need to learn the I-cord bind off on my current project. I started a new project before I left on my trip....I am Branching Out again, only this time with Lace weight yarn. this is a little challenging. Enough for now....

Friday, July 13, 2007

Posting a pic of self for my profile

I Am a Happy Camper

I went camping from Tuesday through late Thursday night. Molly and I had a wonderful time. I loaded up and set up camp in 90+ degree heat on Tuesday afternoon. Good thing I don't mind the heat. It was so hot I did not even consider having a fire that night. It cooled down overnight, as the weather forecaster on the radio said "A cold front is moving in on Wed." It cooled down quite a bit on Wed. and Thurs. There were a couple of thunderstorms Wed. afternoon but nothing that ruined a camping trip. Thursday was beautiful. Sunny and cool in the shade. I started knitting the satchel pictured was a good color it did not show the dirt it picked up from the dusty campsite and molly's paws. It does contain quite a bit of Molly's fur. I hope my friend is not allergic to dogs. I read the book The Other Boleyn Girl also pictured below. A totally enjoyable read. I read the paper and took walks with Molly around the campground. I ate a little. Nothing fancy like I usually do. I just did not feel like cooking. I woke Thursday morning feeling such a peace and happiness that I kept telling Molly how happy I was. It was remarkable. Nature definitely soothes my soul. I will try to go back as much a possible before winter comes. It does my soul good.

Current Stuff

This is a close up of the stitch. See entry below for more detail.

I knit this too pretty to be a dishcloth out of Creative Knitting magazine. I learned to carry a yarn up the side. I switched colors every other row. I'll take another pic to zoom in on the pattern. This pic does not do justice to the stitch.

I am knitting a felted satchel for someone who is moving out of state soon. I hope she likes the colors. It is hard to knit for other people.

I am reading this fabulous book The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory. It is a fast read and absolutely enjoyable. All 660 pages.