It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it.
That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…Continue
On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!
This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.
We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…Continue
In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen.
We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…Continue
Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.
We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five days of light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…Continue
Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Christmas was good, but my birthday, which started at a few minutes after 10:00 PM, which was a few minutes after midnight in Florida, where I was born many, many years ago, sucked! Well, this was supposed to be the "Big 70." It was, actually 70, but it was by far the worst birthday of my life, if you don't…Continue
We've had some progress on all fronts here. First, we finally got our first snowfall of the season. This was my back yard:
The resorts are happy. Now if it will stay cold enough, maybe they can keep some of it to form the base they will add to when they make snow. (All of our local…Continue
If you aren't familiar with this quilting tradition, the idea is to use lots of fabrics that depict objects a child might be familiar with: animals, foods, toys, flowers, etc. You tell the child, "I spy a (name of object)" and let them find it in the quilt. It's a game, but it's also a way for a small child to increase his or her…Continue
I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…Continue
DGD1 (also suffering from a cold) finished her first hat:
It's the F346 Coffee Beenz Hat from Plymouth Yarn. She used the yarn I spun from Gaywool fiber…Continue
We had knitting last week at Rob's lovely home:
This week we had Common Threads, in spite of the early arrival of snow:
The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...
...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…Continue
Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.
Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…
I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…Continue
Sarak, for people who don't listen to The Knit Wits Podcast (http://knitwitspodcast.blogspot.com/), is an aborted attempt by Carin (the Knit) to make a Christmas stocking for an acquaintance. Carin eventually made the stocking using other yarn, but this little piece of knitting history is now on tour, and currently with me in Park City, UT. The name was… Continue
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's this year's Christmas card:
This is the earth as viewed from moon orbit on December 25, 1968.
"Peace on earth, good will toward men." Good wool toward knitters, too! And alpaca, etc., or your fibers of choice.
My fibers of choice…Continue
This week found DH and me on a snowshoe outing with a special purpose.
As you may know, my DSIL, Eileen, passed away October 4th. She wanted her ashes scattered at the top of one of the local ski resorts, on the snow. We had to do this before the resort opened but after there was snow to snowshoe on. Friday…Continue
It never fails! June comes, we're ready for summer, and then the snow! Last night the June snow fell.
Not that it was a surprise. Yesterday afternoon, Sunny and I went to Camp Hobe, outside Toelle, UT, to participate in a therapy animal activity with 120 young cancer patients and several other dogs and their handlers. I dressed warmly, but it was cold in the open pavillion. (I'll try to post some photos at a later date.) Sunny…Continue