Wednesday, May 27, 2009
OK, so which one is me? Hmmmmm. Here is a clue. I am a New Yorker, born and raised there. :) Yep, the one in a dark shirt and dark sunglasses. I know that color shirt was nuts, since it was kind of sunny, but it has an American flag on it and it was a patriotic weekend, right? However, I believed the weather man. It was supposed to me cloudy and cool, possibly rainy. Now, forget the shirt, look at those sun glasses. I love those glasses, we laughingly call them my Goldie Hawn glasses, cause they are pretty wild. Black and white zebra stripes around the edges. I did eventually get smart, like Laurie, and put up an umbrella so I could be out of the sun.
My wheel is an the Ashford Kiwi and my sister-in-law, Cathy, painted it for me. She did a great job, didn't she? That Kiwi is just a canvas, waiting for your imagination to take hold. :) It is a great wheel to take places, cause it sits nicely on the seat of the car and lets you put the seatbelt around it. It cooperates so nicely.
Monday, May 25, 2009
It can be said that I am pretty much from a military family. Although, none were in for their careers, they did, however, give up many years of their lives to serve our country, and they put their lives on the line for our freedom. The freedoms that we so enjoy today.
From the most recent to the past I want to thank: Our son-in-law, Chad(from the Bosnia era); and my husband, Jeff(Vietnam era). Next to remember: my Dad, Doug(who is listed as a WWII hero, fought in the Pacific theatre as a bombardier). Both my dad and mom had uncles in WWI and I had an uncle who also fought in WWII and a second cousin, who fought in Vietnam, he was shot up landing a helicopter to rescue the injured American soldiers. Actually, there are more in my family's ancestry too. My mom's Dad traced her family all the way back to their European roots. I do have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary war and the wars after that war.
We can only imagine the sacrifices that these men made. We can only imagine the sacrifices that their families, spouses, and fiances made.
I remember back in the late 1980's we took a trip to Philadelphia. I was able to take the girls around the city to see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Thomas Jefferson's home, a statue of Ben Franklin(made from pennies!), Carpenter's Hall and we went to see Betsy Ross's home. In Betsy Ross's home, we were shown a room that was set up with a table and the supplies for her to make the musket balls. It seems the women were making the supplies for the men to use. I had really never given much thought to the women's roles, before that day. Sure does make one think, anyway.
Again, I wish to thank all of our soldiers from the past to the present, whether they are men or women, and their families, for the sacrifices they make each day.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Susie was there from Martha's Vineyard Farm and Hudson Valley Fiber Farm. She gave a demo on dying yarn and that is always a great topic to learn more about.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I decided to join and be a part of this group. I have my yarn ordered and it should be in in the next couple of weeks.
All we know is that we will be knitting a large bag on size 10.5 US needles. We will be using bulky yarn and when done we will felt it. We don't know what it will exactly look like, when done. Each step will be given to us as a clue and we will blindly follow the directions. :) The mystery is part of the fun!
Knitting is to start near the middle or end of June. I will show my progress on here and you can be surprised like me.
Meanwhile, we log into our group on Ravelry and write to each other about current projects our yarn colors and choices, and how excited we are. It is fun to be getting to know knitters from around the world.
If you haven't heard of Ravelry yet, it is an on-line community for knitters and crocheters. It is a place to show off your completed projects and your UFO's(UnFinished Objects). You can join groups of knitters with similar interests as you and also look up patterns for projects you want to knit. You can also see what those ideas look like finished, as someone else has probably already made it and has it posted. Designers can sell their patterns on Ravelry too, and I have many of my designs listed for sale under TerrificFibers.
Mainly, Ravelry is just a lot of fun and a fun place to belong to.