Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Somehow Miss Erika Anne got my birthday present. She brought Blaze home on Monday.

But I'm pretty sure I was meant to get a dog for my birthday. I mean, I got a kitten last year. Isn't the only possible follow up a puppy? ;)

Monday, September 25, 2006

What to do....What to do

I'm sitting here watching an Animal Planet / Australia Zoo farewell to the Crocodile Hunter and crying. and hating myself for being so well-behaved. I finished the blue sweater and it's a bit tight, but I'm dying to cast on all those brown hues from England for a vest. Got it all mapped and everything. But some stupid part of me decided I have to rip and re-knit the blue sweater first. Before I even swatch the brown yarn again. One more time just to check. To make sure that it's still impossibly soft as it runs through my fingers onto my Addi turbos.......

Look at it, it's so pitiful. Just sitting next to me on the couch being all soft and needy.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Pirate Ship

One of our days in Tunisia, we took a ride on a pirate ship to Island. No flamingos and it wasn't really an island, but we had a great time.

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We found this sign on the ship and grabbed a quick photo.

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Monday, September 18, 2006


I finally got a picture of my current "pulli" project. I'm working on more pictures and all will be the first to know when my computer decides to talk to blogger again :) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Why I Need Knitting Friends

The Red-Headed Step-Sweater

Once upon a time there was a Yarn Hunter who found a great sweater pattern. She had two colourways in her stash to choose from, but, being a libra, found the decision quite difficult. She cast on the first and was excited to see the brilliant turquoise toned down to a sea foam green with the heathered-grey sock yarn she mixed in. As often happens in these cases, our herione didn't hunt enough yarn and the project is in stasis, waiting patiently for the mailman.

With empty hands, our herione cast on her second option: a sky blue dk and a blue-mix sock yarn. She made guage instantly, the colours popped and we're pretty certain there were fireworks in the background. Needles were flying, yarn formed ribbing and even miles of stockinette stitch didn't bother our attention-challenged Yarn Hunter. She was in love!!

It wasn't until Erica came to visit that she realized the turqoise-turned-heather sweater had been watching the whole time from the corner. Hidden by cobwebs and dust, the once-exciting project watched it's twin become Mommy's favourite. Luckily, it couldn't hear all the thoughts of doubt and half-baked ripping plans that were in its future. When Erica voiced her approval of the colour-way, our Yarn Hunter was reassured and decided to leave the project waiting for reinforcements from the Deutsche Post.

To keep all thoughts of doubt and despair from the Red-Headed Step-Sweater, it will sit by the Yarn Hunter and keep her company through the long stockingette-stitch hours ;)

pictures to come as soon as I get enough daylight

Friday, September 01, 2006

More Wedding Pics

My final single minutes. Here I'm pretending not to be a bit nervous, posing with my sister and Matron of Honour Peggy and my two step-daughters to be Ciara (left) and Megan (right).

here's a story about this kiss...
Now sure how much you can see in this photo, but Father Aschenbrenner shocked and delighted me by including knitting into his sermon. He had the yarn hidden, so we had no idea it was coming and as he said, "When I heard that Kathleen likes to knit...." the entire chapel burst into howls of laughter. He went on to describe how life and love is like a string of yarn that needs to be knit into a fabric of family and relationships. He passed a long strand of yarn around to the wedding party and formed a circle of wollen love around us as we said our vows and exchanged rings.

Cutting the cake. The multitude of cakes were made for me by my neighbor Pauline and they were all absolutely devine. But, no good deed goes unpunished and now all my friends are asking about Cakes by Pauline ;)

These two knockouts sang Eternal Flame as Dave and I danced our first dance. Felicia was kind enough to talk them out of their jitters :)

The Mesmerizing Singing Groom - it was only a matter of time after the beer started flowing ;)

Dancing Neighbors!