I’m Back

Dear Hanane,

Phew, I survived another trip. This time to DC. Since it was work related for Mark, and I had to attend some functions with him (read actually get dressed UP in shoes other than my clogs!!), so there was precious little time for anything! I never even made it to Stitches DC, which was on my list, but I never got around to actually getting my butt on the train to go! Oh well, there is always next time.

Oh, before I forget, I have plunged (somewhat foolhardily) into hosting my first KAL!!!! I fell in love immediately with the Argosy pattern from Vyvyan Neel  !! From about row 30, I began having delusions of grandeur and decided to make these for everyone I knew. (No seriously, there is a list!) I fished out all the DK weight yarn from the ever growing stash (see I really didn’t need to visit the yarn shop now, did I???) But what?? NO KAL, well I fixed that!!! Here’s the link if you feel like joining (nudge, nudge). Scarves make great summer projects!!!! 🙂

Ok, enough procrastinating. The laundry, a stack of emails and regular mail await my attention, so I must sign off. What is new in your world???

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Dear Katie

Well the Fiber Rendezvous was fiber-ific!!! I had a blast. I did learn how to finally use the drop spindles that hubby brought back from Morocco for me in December. It was FUN!!!!! Posting pics to show off what I have learned to do. My tiny little skeins of yarn that I spun with my very own hands. dsc03308.jpg

Suky loves weaving, I have to go check out the book Kids Weaving again from the library. I am going to make her a PVC pipe loom to practice on and see if she really likes it, before I invest money into a loom.

I am excited now about learning to use the wheel. Hand spinning is teaching me about drafting the fiber and getting it ready to spin. Here is some work in progress on the afore mentioned Moroccan spindles. dsc03300.jpg

Dear Hanane,

Well, our dear little blog is shaping up nicely! Great idea on the Book List Page. I have already added mine, though in true fashion for me, they are subject to change at any minute. Oh, public service announcement here. Stephanie Pearl Mc Phee’s yarn books are 3 for 2 at Borders. I have no idea how long this will last, but even the NEW one is there!!!! Like either of us need any more books, but still 3 for 2.

It’s a scorcher up here in New England and I am not enjoying this. Remember to Bostonians, 3 days of 90 + weather and we call it a heat wave!!! Do not call us wimps, remember we get the SNOW too!! 🙂  I’ve been pretty much sacked out working on the Argosy scarf. Have I told you how much I LOVE this??? No really I LOVE IT!!! I might just Argosy myself into a rut because I am planning on making them for the “holidays” this year!!!

And wow, thanks for being so nice and answering the Jewish questions. Have you thought about making religion your minor. Yah, I know, I did and where did it get me??? I’d be great on a quiz show, that’s about it. If you ever get stumped in Judaica, give me a buzz!!! And see, if we know about each other religions and customs, how can there be hate???? Sigh……

Have a blast in OK!!!! Buy some gorgeous fiber!!!! I’ll be here when you get back! Let’s keep on posting!!!

~Katie

Dear Katie,

I have moved all the patterns over, I am sure you noticed, added a Books we want to read page. I didn’t take the patterns down completely just cut them and added the link to the downloadables on our new and improved site.

Well enough blog news. Did I tell you that I have become the resident religion expert @ LCHS? Every time the kids have a question about religion in World History or Geography they send them to me. Go ask “Ms Tina” she knows. The latest question was, “Excuse me Miss, what is the Kaddish?” A. Buddist morning prayer B.Muslim funeral prayer C. Jewish prayer for the dead D. A Catholic Right

DUH….C. I love being smart….lol. One of the helping teachers was working on an Islam worksheet and was having trouble and then looked up saw me and sent the kid to me. Resident expert. I totally get a kick out of it, but why in the world they are sending them to me with the Jewish worksheets is beyond me, but at least I know most of the answers.

Finals are offically over tonight @ 10pm. I will be finished until the Summer courses start.

I am so excited, for a little bit of a break. Perhaps next week I can go meet my knitting friends on Wednesday evening.

I am going to the fiber rendevous in Oklahoma this weekend, I think it will be fun. I will post pics.

Hanane