Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm getting them finished!

I would have finished earlier - but with about 6 inches left to cast off - I ran out of yarn...what a drag that was. I had to rip out the border and one entire repeat of the pattern. But my third Forest Canopy Shawl is finished! Now to finished one pair of socks (only a toe to go!) and my felted bag. Then my WIP's are down to the same old Celtic Cardigan - which I think I'll rip, it's just going to be too big (Wha hoo!)
REI girl is busy packing (8 more days) and I'll be doing the fall leaves thing in the yard today - it's one of those brilliant fall days - perfect for enjoying the outside!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tanzania Sweater

Two more weeks and REI Girl is on her way! Asante!! (thank you in Swahili) She moved home this weekend...I only had to haul one load - now that was cool.
Sweater is finished (need to wash and block still) so now I can get on with other things - have to start the Christmas rush!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shout out for Good Books

My book club meets at my house this week and I get to choose the book....I've read so many that I love this year I need help figuring out my choice - any suggestions would be appreciated. My list so far this year is on my side duplicates allowed.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

First Snow

This was Monday - first snow on the Cascades. Usually it is a wonderful sight - but this is a little early....way to a month early!!! They say it could snow here tonight!

Am headed over these mountains tomorrow for the last of the family funerals. We had to wait until Ruthie was home and tomorrow is the day. It seems like everyone was moving forward and now tomorrow will bring it all back again. It's just so incredibly sad.

To top off all the slams the world has thrown at this family (Did I mention that my Dad has Alzheimer's? and was in the hospital for a few days because he couldn't walk) - my sister had a fire in her house last night - not too bad, but everything is full of soot and we can't stay there....the entire family will be in town and we all get to stay in a nice motel courtesy of the Insurance company. But OMG this just isn't right (Although Lisa's family had to go buy new clothes since all of theirs is full of smoke).

I made a new knitting friend tonight - Hi Beverley! Can't have too many knitting friends.

My postings will be even more sporadic than usual...REI Girl is moving home and getting ready for the big must finish her sweater, only 24 more days she informed me tonight!! Mother's anxiety is beginning to set in!

Hope all is well