Archive | October 2007

A wedding

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Went to my nephews wedding this weekend. Had a nice time visting with family and met some new friends. It was a lovely ceremony and a beautiful day for it. The groom and his mother shed the most tears. They are now well and soundly married. We all wish them and long and healthy marriage.

The Road Home

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This has been and continues to be one of the prettiest Autumns in a long time. the colors are just fantastic!We had enough rain to close down fire season here in far north California, unlike the unfortunate southern CA.
This is Coffee Creek Road, and my car. I was standing in front of my mailbox to take this. There is not a stretch of Road between here and Weaverville that is not photogenic this month. A bit of wind came up this afternoon and my dirt and gravel parking space is carpeted with a colorful tapestry of leaves. Most of which blew in from my cousins yard, but when I suggested he should rake them he started explaining how the convoluted wind patterns were actually blowing mine onto his lawn… which was suspisously green! lol But I think that means he’s not going to rake for me! :laugh:
I may be hanging my pictures at the Chamber of commerce this next month if I can come up with the required numbers. But this is the scene I painted today, tho I left my car out of it.
I hope you too, are having a lovely fall this week!

TA-DA! An FO!!!

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Well, I have finally & at last completed this project! I’ve learned several things, too …believe it or not! lol I am already planning another one, but with a few modifications. I think the main item for a better fit will be longer shoulders in the back. That’ll probably mean either a bit of knitting on the yoke, or more likely just use of one of the smaller looms in that service. I am pleased with it, all in all, tho. I could not find the buttons I won at Ampleknitters last year, which I planned for this sweater so finally opted for no buttons. I can’t remember the last time I actually buttoned a cardigan, anyway. And I’ve seen them fastened with shawl pins or metal clasps so if I find something along those lines that I like and feel the need I may add one of them later.
But… all in all I am happy with it and Very Happy to have it done!

Mz. Ample2007 is also finished!

As is my mid-term painting! One of the options we are given is to “March to your own drummer” which permission I took advantage of this time.

The Sweater Project

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I see it’s been awhile since I posted… again. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not, don’t it tho? Well, I haven’t been NOT having fun, just busy with whatever, I guess. But I have made a bit of progress on the sweater. Cast on the second sleeve this morning. Did the last one in a day, but I don’t think I’ll be doing marathon knitting today. Once the sleeve is done the button bands should go quickly. Only problem being that I haven’t been able to locate my buttons yet. I was wanting to use those that I won at Ampleknitters Retreat last year. But I’m afraid I put them in one of those ‘safe places’. You know… the ones you can never find again. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Well, they may show up yet. Meantime, I guess I’d better get up in the shop and make looms. It’s raining this week so a lot of indoor stuff is getting done. Well, maybe not a lot exactly… ๐Ÿ˜›
Hope your week is going well.

New Bag

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This is the bag I found for the larger looms. It’s not perfect but works well. This is the 12″ square so you can see that it’s be a bit short for the 14″ but would still work. There’s lot of room for yarn and project and a pocket for accessories. Unfortunately, there is only 3 of them left and it’s first come, first served. I’m calling to see if I can get more or something even better, maybe?!

A new volcano?

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I caught this photo as I was coming home the other night! Can you believe that I’d actually have my camera with me at a time like this! lol It was so cool watching this develop. It only lasted for a couple of minutes just as the sun was setting but it sure looked like our Billy’s Peak was going to erupt. No, it’s not really volcanic, I’m happy to say! ๐Ÿ˜€

We had a clear day yesterday but we’re due more rain tomorrow, I’m told. Himself is in the middle of a remodel and has the roof off so he’s not a happy camper…er carpenter, that is, just now.

Hope things are going well where you are. ๐Ÿ™‚