Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Marie Curie Quote

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perserverence and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing...must be attained."

Blanket Update

I've completed 3.5 blocks so far, I've seen a couple of the other completed blocks and I've gotten more commitments. I think we're going to have a wonderful blanket! I'll be sure to post pics of the assembly and the blanket.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Charity Blanket

So we now have a place to give the blanket, thanks to Jerry. I think the block tally is over 10 right now. So we still have a ways to go, but I know we can do it!

I other knitting news, this weekend I completed 1 christmas gift, am at 90% for another. (Counting on her fingers)... this means 3 in progress, 5 to start and finish, and 3 complete. Not bad. I also managed to make my way through 25% of my holiday cards this weekend.

More blocks at S'nB tomorrow.

Pic from Afar

Sarah has posted pics that include my first freeform scarf, so I stole one. In the pic, she happens to be in Paris (lucky girl :)

Monday, November 21, 2005


So far we have Jerry, Chandra, Cyn, Sarah, Gayle and myself from Lakeview S'nB making blocks, and Mary has knitting machines and has at least one knitted blanket to contribute! Way to go! Jerry is helping identify a local need for the blanket(s) we produce. Project Linus is also a consideration.

We already have 2 blocks completed! We're on our way...

I have also added a link for Threads of Compassion if anyone is interested in knitting for sexually abused women in Chicago. My goal is to complete some charitable knitting every month. In January, I'll be working on items for the February 3rd Benefit for Chloe. Thanks to Cyn for bringing this to our attention.

In other knitting news, nothing completed this weekend, but progress made on two Christmas gifts and another begun. I also made a couple of attempts to start knitting blocks for the blanket, but to no avail. I will try crocheting a block tonight.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Knit Unto Others

Check out the link under "Looky Here". I'll be working on squares for Warm Up America. I invite my S'nB buddies to contribute a square, and maybe we can send in a full blanket before Christmas.
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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Still, no photos

I know some of my readers are as bummed as I am - I managed to send off the DH with the camera and flash card, full of images, without downloading them to the laptop. Oh well.

With DH gone, I plan to get lots done (of course) - like socks and holiday cards (no, not knit :) ) and Christmas presents, and this cool idea for adding to a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt. I may even try to get to the new JoAnn fabrics - which I've heard nothing but good things about.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Finished mittens, sorry no photos

I finished Jeff's mitten's yesterday when I was home sick. I'm pretty happy with the progress, but I'm excited to go ahead with my mittens, because I've got a few more modifications I want to test out. I hope to post pics and notes on what I've worked out. I crocheted what I wanted to be a basket, but became the base for a very cool brooch. Hopefully I'll make gift and/or card progress this weekend, as DH probably has to work one day this weekend.

At Tuesday's S'nB, I met some great ladies from ACAD in Calgary - fiber artists to be exact - it was great. We're starting to have larger turn out on Tuesdays, now that the weather is getting colder and the holidays are sneaking up on us.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Progress, always onward and upward

A delightful weekend with many visitors. My folks were in town and we visited the MCA to see the Dan Flavin Retrospective, which closed in Chicago this weekend. We celebrated my mom's birthday and Saturday we spent the day at SOFA - lots of beatiful and amazing things, and some projects that get an A for effort.

We also had a chance to catch up with our friends Joel and Meghan and had fun talking design and travel and music and anything else that tickled our fancies. I've also been commissioned by said friends for two separate endeavors. Upon completetion I will exhibit them here.

Meanwhile, I finished one gift, made progress on another, and am about 1/3 the way through Jeff's second mitten. I wouldn't be surprised if I finished it tonight at S'nB. I enjoy working in the round, and I really do not mind the dpns. After the first row, I'm able to knit as smoothly as with straights. I've also begun cable work (on straights) and after making mistakes on the second repeat, I really began to understand the pattern and proceeded to work and memorize the pattern.