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Friday, July 15, 2005

a new leaf

fern leaf that is. one sleeve of 2. haven't done the saddle yet, as i don't know how long it will be. the second sleeve is knit up to the end of the increases. the pattern is fern from alice starmore's stillwater, the yarn is hebredian 3-ply in machair. i think it will be a cardigan, ala junieann.

haven't been doing much knitting since the mah jong set arrived in the mail. tom is learning and i'm sure will beat my butt soon, he always does at games ;-) am making a playing board so the bone tiles don't get wrecked. using contact cement to glue green felt to a plywood square. one side done. this glue stinks, peeeuw!
p.s. to my one and only reader (so far) i'm glad we are still friends :-)

Monday, July 11, 2005

my summer vacation :-)

how lucky can i get? got to spend almost a whole month on nantucket, first a week with my dh, tom, and 2 other couples. then a week in the cottage i usually rent with my dd. the rest of the time with my good friends bobby and karol at their house.

karol and i went to the sheep shearing at the oldest house. one of karol's friends, victoria harvey,, raises romney sheep, and is also and excellent painter. she paints pastoral scenes of her sheep.

bobby, karol, dd and i went to the free movie at children's beach held by the nantucket film festival. this year it was a documentary, deep blue. i didn't care for it, as there were baby seals being devoured by killer whales. yuck. but the night was fun, much junk food involved. too cold for our usual post movie ice cream ;-)

brought tons of yarn, only knit the cuff of a sweater, bobby and karol have addicted us to mah jong. just bought a mah jong set on ebay, can't wait til it arrives!
also finished 2 basket projects that have been in the works for a few years, will post photos of them when the basket gets here, hurry brown truck :-)

hello is anybody out there?

how to start? why do pink floyd snatches keep flashing though my feeble brain?
angela, i'm blaming you for this blog. all i wanted to do was leave you a comment, and before i knew it, i'd signed up for a blog.
have to go for a walk, and think of something interesting to write ;-)