Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The good ol' days

We were such fashionistas!!

Dakota Dreams - lovin' it

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New toys

Oh I can't wait to get this. I've done some investigating and this is exactly what I want. Not only is it better than the one I've seen in stores - but it was on sale. So even with shipping I got a deal. I'm just tired of trying to find the correct circular needle size...measuring the length, what size is the needle? Now I can have them all organized in their little labeled pockets!!

I've started the Dakota Dreams sweater - it's coming along nicely. When I get a little further I photograph.

Spent the weekend in Portland - a little mom time for The Nurse. We had a great time visiting with the family and of course shopping...after all it is the big city and there are real stores there, like Nordstroms! Danger! The daffodils were blooming - and it rained and rained - duh - it's Portland.

I'm told the weather is going to get positively spring like by the end of the week. Does that mean I get to work in my yard. I hope so because it looks pretty bad right now. Lots of downed branches, cones and junk. Lots of raking ahead for me.

hope all is well with your world!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby Mitts and the last of the big mitts!

No more Mitts for me - I've made enough pair! Hopefully my order of Palette will come tomorrow and I can start the Dakota Dreams sweater - I can't wait. I'll be doing the hat of the same pattern - someone I know wants one! Once again how did I luck out to find a best friend who loves knitted things. Pinch me!!

Just in case I'm the only one, let me say I am sick of this weather - I know, I love the snow. But I hate the wind when its cold too. Spring - hurry up, I've got a yard to clean up.

Road trip was shortened due to icy highway - but it was a great weekend. Did the above baby mitts for The Nurses suite mates little sis. So I was productive despite distractions.

Big News - The Nurse got her perfect senior practicum - Labor and Delivery at the hospital that does all the high risk deliveries and babies......her last term will be the best!! Her sister (The Nomad) says she will be a perfect L&D Nurse! We're going up to see her next weekend - can't wait!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gathered Pullover

So where is the picture? Sweater is finished - a little roomier than I expected - but it's warm, very soft and comfortable. Details here. Picture is terrible. Color is correct on swatch - but not on sweater picture. When someone comes to visit me I'll have them take a better picture.

Just purchased Fearless Fair Isle Knitting - wonderful book. I'm starting on the Dakota Dreams sweater as soon as I can order the yarn - naturally - since I already have a huge stash of Palette - I have to order more because I don't have any of these colors!

One night road trip heading east this weekend. Just need to escape. Looking forward to not being at home! Have small knitting projects ready.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Knitting Groups

Central Oregon has many Knitting groups. The Bend Knitup meets Wed. 5:30 pm at Dudleys Bookstore downtown and Fri. 10 am at Barnes & Noble.

The Redmond knitting group meets Mon evenings at 5:30 pm at Green Plow Roasters downtown. They also meet on Saturday's at Ray's market for a lace KAL! Both groups are a great way to meet new people, enhance your knitting skills and have a great time.

Next weekend (Saturday March 26th) is the High Desert Wool Growers Fiber Market Day at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville from 9-5. There will be fiber vendors, spinners, dyers, fiber animals and other booths. The Redmond Knitting group even has a booth. I have to be in Portland - the Nurse needs some mom time (and her tires) so will be busy elsewhere.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Mitt Frenzie

The High Desert Wool Growers is having a Market Day the end of March at the Crook County Fair Grounds. My knitting group has a booth and I will be selling these...had to do some major stash busting and clean out - so these were perfect. Hopefully I'll get more done in the next weeks. Maybe I can then buy some new yarn...novel concept!

Spring is coming...lots of birds at my feeders. I'm hoping!