It's Thanksgiving time, and I'm feeling grateful for the roof over my head and food on my table. Not everyone is so lucky. When I drive to Salt Lake City, I often run into people with signs that say, "Homeless. Please help."
Friends have told me that they are reluctant to give money to these people, because they are concerned that it won't be used for food. Another concern about giving money is that they might have to buy food at a fast food restaurant or convenience store, where…
Here are my favorite snowshoeing companions: DH, Rocky (wearing black) and Sunny (in brown).
Sunny was busy collecting snowballs on the trail, which she showed off after she got into the car.
Snowshoeing was a nice way to finish out the…Continue
It's called "Autumn in Park City." The fiber was dyed by AlohaBlu inspired by a photo I took of local fall colors. You can find her Etsy shop here.
The photo that inspired the colors is in my September 26th blog…
And getting to see Daphne in some of the things I knit for her, including the gold socks:
The day after arriving home, I left DH with the unpacking and went to Common Threads. There I got to see Lynda's cardigan, almost…Continue
The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:
The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.
We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.
DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in…Continue
We had Vintage Stitchers this week. I guess you could call the people in our group quilting bees, because Utah is The Beehive State.
Julie finished the quilting on Carol's Crazy Chickens:
Barbara had two new quilts to give to Julie. This one, which is similar in pattern to the Pandora's Box quilt I made from DGD1, from…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 yarn used is Knit Picks discontinued Essential sock yarn in "Cocoa," Knit Picks Stroll tonal in "Golden Glow" and "Springtime," and Stroll "Bare." All are fingering…Continue
We had a great time in San Diego, where we had…Continue
I told them they had kept me waiting so long, I finished a sock. Fortunately, they all have a sense of humor. The yarn is KP's Stroll Lullaby Hand-Painted. I'm using a pattern of K2, P2 one rnd, K all sts in…Continue
Julie showed up at Common Threads on Thursday at my house. She brought Ellen's pineapple quilt, quilting done:
Here's the back, showing the quilting.
I've started on DGD1's quilt for her college apartment:
We picked out these batiks from Connecting Threads: (from left)…Continue
No, this isn't a view from an airplane; it's the view from the summit, where we ate our lunch and staved off hail.
The hike up Bald Mountain wasn't as difficult as I expected. (This is not the Bald Mountain of composer Mussorgsky fame as performed in "Fantasia." This one is a mountain in the Uintas, in Utah.) One of our friends who went on the hike suggested that our…
I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.
The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…
This scrumptious array of fabrics is what greets you when you enter Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. The shop was just a close walk from DS2’s and DDIL2's home in Beaverton.
Here are some other shots of the nice selection inside the store:
Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.
The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)
There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…Continue
New DDIL, Alexa, and I got to visit Crafts Americana's office in Vancouver. Crafts Americana is home to Knit Picks and Connecting Threads and host to the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us. In the photo above are (from left) Jenny, Kerin, Alisha, me, Alexa and Alison.
Alison met us in the lobby and gave us the grand tour of the company. The ground floor entrance area was manned by the great people of…