Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cool - I found it!!
No time to knit today - we are hosting a Pancho Sanchez concert in the Canyon tonight - it will be spectacular - so lots of work to do today.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sweater Measurements

I've been working on my Tanzanian Sweater for REI Girl to take as a gift for the Orphanage - but am stuck....since I invented this pattern I don't have measurements to follow. I'm making the sweater for a 30 inch chest (just a random choice). So what's the length of the body tol the arm hole bind off (raglan sleeve), how long are the sleeves to the raglan attach to body section and where does the elbow start? I think I've forgotten how to do this....I need some standard measurement chart or something.
Any suggestions would be helpful. Picture next post I promise.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall Fetching

Yes, I still remember how to knit - but obviously not how to count rows (there is a missing row between cable rows on one of these) - Oh well they will still keep Ruthie's hands warm while she gets out walking! Now rushing through a hat to match (where I again missed counting rows - at least they will match)! Sunday knitting, making the last of zucchini bread to send to College Girl, watching old TV movies, fall day outside - all sounds good to me!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Christmas in September

Great news....weeks ago I mentioned that the cousins would not be home from the Hospital until close to Christmas (this is what we were told by the doctors at the time) but guess what - Ruth will be going home for good on Thursday!!! She's had a few visits home recently (even tried to mop the kitchen floor I'm told), but Thursday is the big day. Sarah is back at school part time, and Christopher is full time. Wow wow wow!
I'd better get knitting those mittens for walks!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fun but Disappointing

The Knitting Guild of American Show was this weekend. Due to the gas expense I almost didn't go...but had already decided that this was my present to myself instead of the Blacksheep Gathering and the Oregon Flock and off I went. I took a great class from Nancie Wiseman the guru of finishing. What I nice lady. I learned a lot of good helpful hints and am really glad I took the class.
Of course - the other part I was really looking forward to was the Market - I was sadly disappointed. Most of the vendors were local Portland Yarn stores. Blue Moon wasn't even there! I cruised through a few times and did not buy a single thing. I This was the best booth - RedFishDyeworks- incredible colors. It was fun to meet other knitters and take the class. But I heard a lot of comments that there weren't many vendors for the market.

Had a nice visit with the family at my sisters. College girl and two friends came up to hang out, do homework, swim and shop. They had a great time! My brother had been fishing on Saturday and come home with fresh crab - yum!

Today was the first of numerous fall events at the Ranch. A Native American presentation in honor of the Board and major donors of the High Desert Museum. Knitting group buddy Melissa was there (she's just started her new job at the Museum and is loving it). It was a beautiful afternoon and entertaining and fun. The dancers were terrific - the beadwork is awesome!
The next few weeks are going to be busy here as REI girl is moving home to save money for the Africa adventure. Only 6 weeks left - OMG!! She is really getting excited and anxious at the same too!!

Hope everyone is enjoying the cool evenings of fall - almost sock weather!!!