Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Celebrate your Love of Knitting by whipping up a mini-raglan. Took us 2 hours to create this little bundle of joy! Cheers! by Cheryl Naimath in some left over red worsted.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

SpillyJane is doing it to me again. Grabbing up every single unoccupied moment of my time and filling it with yarnie goodness. This is my stay-at-home project, but I have been know to allow it to travel to my Wednes night knit group to show it off. Purple yarn is Sundara in Lenten Rose and the multi-colored is Zitron Unisono. I am loving the Zitron; it contains aloe vera and jojoba and is so smooth. I look forward to knitting this in a sock by itself.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paper Dolls

This project brings me back more than thirty years to a time when I would sit staring at my papa, just waiting for him to finish the evening newspaper. It was only after it was read, word for word, front page to the last classified ad, that I was allowed to start my scissor infliction. I would make paper dolls for hours. Paper girls holding hands, elephants holding each others tails, Amish dolls, boys, bicycles, snowflakes... ...oh the things I could make in series. And now Kate Davies has given me more reason to start this obsession off again with her gorgeously designed Paper Dolls . I am making the classic girls holding hands (adding hair) while other knitters have added owls, hedgehogs, cowboys, families, chickies, snails, and so very much more. I am loving this project.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Well, long time... no talk... I guess the best place to start off is where I left off. I finished the Girasole by Jared Flood in the Cascade Eco Alpaca. We have moved into the new house. I no longer work in Fox in tourism. I bought a LYS, bought a Diner, closed a Diner, and am back in the knit shop. The knit shop is a great hobby and covers most of it's own bills, but it isn't quite a financially lucrative career. Rewarding career? Definitely! Pays the mortgage? uh... So, here I am, look for a professional position with a reputable company. It really is much, much harder that I have ever imagined. I was once unemployed ten years ago and found a stellar awesome job. Let's hope that happens again! Well, I am back blogging again. Look forward to doing so on a regular basis. I'll show more of the house, more of my knitting, and keep you posted on the job search. Wish me luck!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Other people's hobbies

Really, who am I to comment on other people's hobbies. I knit. My neighbor: well, he builds nuclear power plants. Yes, you read that right. He is building his very own nuclear power plant. Thankfully I am moving in two weeks

I am knitting on the Girasole as a house warming present to myself. If I do something wrong. No one is going to die. My new neighbors should be grateful.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

So, I talk so much about the house, but do I post pictures? Here is the house. Exterior insulation is up. Oh, so pretty! The 2/6 trim is around the windows. Furring is going up now. Today I am installing the treated plywood for the rock work. (yes, I will post photos of that as well) Here is the furring on the back of the house. Parker or Isaac cuts, while the other runs the board to me. Do I feel nervous with 12 and 13 year old cutmen? Heck yeah. Hey kid, let me show you how to use a miter saw. Heck, they are learning angles and measurements better than any math lesson at school, right?
While I am was working last week, one of the contracting jobs was completed. Oh, so pretty facia and soffits. The almond color matches the windows. It is so odd picking out all of these color choices. I never knew how many decisions are necessary for home building. Everything is a compromise or a suggestions, or an opinion on how it should be. Mark and I have gotten very, very good at coming to agreements. (or just keeping our mouths shut if the other is firmly committed to something).
When the floor was the radiant floor tubing, it was SO hard to walk around. Especially at 20F when we were worried about the tubing cracking because of the cold and pressure stepping on it. I was wearing my bunny boots, so there was a softer cushion if I hit one with my big feet.

Finally, we were able to get a contractor in and pour the floor. It has been so much easier walking around!
This is a view from the garage entrance into the back of the kitchen. You can see the island in the middle of the picture. Just past that is the main house entry (not that we will be using that at all, I assume we will be coming through the garage 99% of the time). On the right is the stairs to the second level.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Again, with the stupid Blogger

This damn program messes with every formatting option I choose with photos? Seriously? Would someone tell me how to make it work? It took two hours, and this was the best I could get from it? How the heck do they expect me to fix that? hello? *text, picture, line break, repeat from * ? AHHHH!