A knitter that loves a lake view
Monday, April 30, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
A Homecoming - of sorts
The weather was perfect for some knitting at my favorite spot in the whole wide world. Sunny blue skies with enough spring still around for the dogwood blooms not to have disappeared. I was so afraid that I had missed them this year.
The early morning sun was just peeping out above the trees when I got up with my coffee to enjoy some time in peaceful knitting. It was everything that I had remembered and more. It is my favorite place to knit and contemplate. Smith Mountain Lake. I worked on my top down cardigan. Here is a bad picture. I am creating the shadows. I should have taken the picture earlier in the day but I didn't. Right now I am stuck and have to take it to my favorite "Knitting,M.D.! Becky. I had a dropped stitch (or two) and thought that I could drop down and make it alright. Well it turns out I can't. I have dropped and picked up the stitch(s) 3 maybe 4 times and it is looking worse instead of better. and this is going to be right at the top of the sleeve. It has to look better. I know the "doctor" can help me.
A report on the patient tomorrow night.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Robin is working on her scarf since she has finished and is WEARING her moebius!Becky was working out a few tangles. Her fancy orange moebus really turned out nice!Pam wasn't looking when I her took her pic in the coffee shop and it wasn't the best so I have substituted this one I took at the Fiber Festival. Don't you love her shirt - she got it at last year's mudbog er ... I mean Fall Fiber FestivalWe returned to the cabin after a great meal to knit and .......
Ever the dedicated blogger...Robin went outside to get her blog post to load and post when the signal was not good inside the cabin.
Projects that were started, picked back up and/or finished during our weekend. There was much good knitting, fun and fellowship. Afterall isn't that what makes this journey so special.
Monday, April 16, 2007
It's Spring!! Really???
First of all....tonight heartfelt prayers go out to everyone and especially those who have been touched in some way by the horrible events that have unfolded today in our State. I am sure that at this point we do not fully know all the ways that the events of today will impact us. I think of the times I spent on that campus with one of my best friends. and I can only imagine the horror of being a student and that of being a parent waiting to hear news. So very tragic and sad.
Robin works hard to get her air card to work correctly at the cabin.
and I was lucky to run into Tanya. I hear through the grapevine that she is working on some patterns. I haven't made them yet but I love love her felted fortune cookies and I see that she is making some cute cute knitted critters.
More pictures coming tomorrow .....
Monday, April 09, 2007
"Backyard Ice Cream Party with Ace Young" and even better it was about 6 miles from my home! Whoo and Hoo! I was going!!
Meeting the Younger Set!Pictures above singing for us. I never knew he had that kind of voice. really very good.
Ace has a hug for the winner of the Edy's Ice Cream Contest and our Hostess AMANDA!
Ace with AMANDA and her MOM near the end of the evening
And even thought I hate to do it because I always hate every picture of me here is one of the very few pictures you will see of me on this blog. He looks awesome doesn't he? What a sweetheart. When his album comes out in two months I will be buying it for sure.
It was a great great evening. Ace sang three songs for us, posed for lots of pictures, answered questions of all types, led us in singing the chorus of "Movin On" for Elliott, signed autographs and even did it all over again when someone pulled up after having driven 6 hours to see him. Well I think they may have only gotten one song but still....very special.
Well if you have stayed with me for all of this the only thing I have left to say is that I have to find my iron to steam/block my sweater. I am going to put that baby together. What does it say about me that I don't know where my iron is? Nevermind. Don't answer that!!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
So ....what might the surprise be?? That I am posting? yes. That I have finished the pieces to Lizzy( anyone still remember Lizzy?)?yes. That I have something exciting to share related to American Idol 5? yes. Yes to all of the above!!!
Yes I have been knitting on Lizzy. a little. I finished sleeve no.2 in Books A Million last night while Jay reviewed books on Linux. So now I have to block it and seam it. and then there is the edging. After I finish this post I think I will get to work on it for a bit. This turn towards cooler weather has motivated me.
Now if you are an American Idol season 5 fan keep on reading because I have lots and lots to tell.....
Those of you that know me in real life know that Saturday a week ago I went up to Richmond to see Elliott Yamin at Westbury pharmacy. He received a commendation from the Virginia General Assembly for all that he has accomplished as well as the example he sets for others as a role model. In fact he was late because he was visiting a very sick child at MCV. He is a very special guy and it seems that his fame has not gone to his head. I arrived at 9:15 for a 12 noon program. I was 4th in the autograph line however I have yet to get the autograph. Due to the schedule he was unable to sign any. That is ok. I am starting to think that the chase/challenge is a great part of the fun! Now my knitting readers will understand this: Elliott fans are great people just like knitters!! We do not know a stranger and we find we have so much to talk about.Maybe this is another part of why I enjoy this whole fan thing so much! Never doubt tho that I LOVE the music. Here are some pictures from that day.
Some of the gals I made friends with while we waited. HEY! Got your tickets for Innsbrook?
Hope I see you there!
This is pencil picture of E- that has been printed on paper so that it can be ironed on a Tee shirt. Look for me in it at Innsbrook!! Thanks a million Linda!
My zoom wasn't good enough to make this readable but these are the awards that were presented to Elliott.No explanation needed here! or here with a young fan!
Finally on my way home I found myself behind Elliott's Limo. I was not stalking but I may have beeped my horn as I drove past on my way down I95.
I may not have accomplished my main objective but I had a great time!!
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