Friday, March 24, 2006

Josh's Scarf!

My second scarf completed this year was knitted from some wonderful merino wool. A co-worker, Josh, purchased this scarf from me to wear on business trips up north. I told him that when he wears it, to be prepared to be "touched". When people saw me knitting it, they would ask what kind of yarn I was using and if they could feel it! After his next business trip to NY, he came back to work and told me that as he was walking off the plane, a lady stopped him, asked about the scarf, and asked if she could touch it! Josh is a good looking, single guy. Good luck with the scarf Josh!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Martie's Scarf!!

This is the first scarf that I finished in 2006. I sent it to my friend in NY, who had back surgery in January. I purchased the silver heart pin from Clara at KR. She included the cat note card with my order. It matched the color of the scarf perfectly! Martie said she wears the scarf on chilly days when she takes her walks. I wish her a speedy recovery.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Once In A Blue Moon!!

Once in a Blue Moon -- well it was more than once for me! Last month I went to the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma and came back with several skeins of lucious Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock yarn. On the top is Ruby Slippers. Left to right is: Lovers Leap, Carbon Dating, Fire on the Mountain, Lagoon, Farmhouse, Spinel, Tanzanite, and Petrified Wood. I can't wait to get started on these socks. On my way from the SeaTac airport, I shared a limo with Toni Neil, owner of The Fold. She was on her way to the retreat to help with the Blue Moon booth at the marketplace. I had recently purchased some STR from her internet store and it was nice to get to meet her!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Gift from Afar!

A friend at work, Phillip, recently took a trip to Argentina to visit his brother. (Take a look at his website. He has some great pictures of this trip.) When he returned, he gifted me with three lucious, yummy skeins of burgandy yarn. I want to make something special with this yarn -- maybe some beaded handwarmers!

House Hunting!

Mr. MacGyver (husband -- you'll figure out why I call him that in future posts) and I went to Charlotte this weekend to the Log and Timberframe Home Show. The picture is of a hugh log home frame. (Check out the deer antler lamps on the table!) We are in search of the perfect (one that doesn't exist) floorplan for our timberframe lakehouse. After checking all the home plans out, we continued up to the Discovery Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Unfortunately, since it's only been out for one week, all the tickets were sold out. We settled for the IMAX movie about a trip down the Nile River. It was excellent but not a trip I have on my travel schedule any time soon!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Thinking About The Lake!!

Today, while at work, I was really here -- at the lake! I have been sitting at my computer thinking of how peaceful it is there. Only a few more weeks and our boat will be back in the water and we will be ready for summer. I have missed our lake friends. It will be nice to see them again, see how the kids have grown over the winter and to sit in the sun down on the deck of the boathouse.