Thursday, November 30, 2006

Christmas Frenzy

I've been busy knitting away for Christmas! I've gotten 6 of 9 panels done on my aran afghan. I completed two pairs of slippers, a hat, and some fingerless gloves for nephews. And I just whipped up two smaller hats for 4 and 7 yr. old friends. (See picture below.) Phew! All this and I've been busy helping out with sports photos at the paper and other projects there. (*yeah!*) Of course, my house isn't tidy and I don't have the tree or decorations up yet....but hey, it's not even December yet, right??!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Just a quick post to show off the first bowl I completed. It was a fun and quick project!

Back to work for me!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Silly Nonsense Stuff

Looks like this promises to be another busy week at work! Final deadline on the project is Friday so wish me luck!

In the meantime, I took the "What Kind of American English Do You Speak?" quiz. Here are my results.

Your Linguistic Profile:
75% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
5% Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Yankee

Guess that makes sense! My parents were born in Minnesota and Iowa. And although I was born in California, it doesn't really count as we moved back to Iowa when I was 6 months old. (And just for the record, I'm from the part of Iowa where the word "wash" has NO "r" in it!!!!)

OTN: Lana Grossa MegaBoots Stretch sock #2 along with the Aran afghan I'm making for my DS and some fingerless gloves I'm doing for my 15 yr. old DN for Christmas as well.

Here's my felting supplies for "Get Felted" over at Romancing the Yarn (check them out!) I've got my first bowl knitted and will take pics tomorrow before I felt it.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Busy, Busy!

Hi everyone! Wow! Has this been a busy week for me! My deadline at the paper for completing the writing of copy and shooting of photos for the 60-70 page glossy magazine "All About FD" for the Chamber of Commerce is looming! I can't wait to see how the whole thing comes together! It's been a really exciting first "big" project to work on!

In the meantime, I got to attend the local Domestic & Sexual Assault Vigil this past week. I was there to get photos of Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del) who was the guest speaker. He authored legislation about Violence Against Women and is a big advocate to stop domestic violence. It was a very moving service. In the background you can see re sillouettes. These represented locals who had lost their lives in such tragic ways. At the end, their balloons were released into the night at last.

I'm still knitting away on my Lana Grossa socks. I haven't had a lot of extra time so I'm just to the toe decrease on sock #1. I am loving the color and the feel of the wool. Can't wait to finish so that I can wear them as the weather is turning cold here!

I've also got supplies to start my "Get Felted" project for Romancing the Yarn. I'm going to do some bowls. That'll be a new venture for me! I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I may use a few for Christmas gifts. I also have some lovely soft yarns to do some fingerless gloves with. The pair I have was knit as an experiment out of waste yarn and I can't stand to wear them out of the house as the color is horrendous. I'm anxious to resolve that with my new cashmerino pair!!

Gotta scoot for now! Happy Knitting!