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Sunday, May 20, 2007

now let me see.....

7 random things about me-

i think the gilmore girls are real people.

we have cows. if there are only 23, can you call them cattle?

i am allergic to bees, wasps and ants.

my kids were born nearly 10 years apart. different gene pool.

i know the names of the 3 major battles of the hundred years war.

i learned to knit when i was about 5. it was so long ago i don't even remember who taught me.

my spinning wheel acquisition began when i was 13, an antique canadian production wheel. i learned to spin when i was 15, in 1971.

hmm, i tag angela, melanie, cheryl, laurie, cindy, cyndy, and anni.

thanks rosemary :-)

and now for the photos-

boudica sock kit from willy wonka fibers. love love love the bfl :-)

as i was finishing the second sock late friday night, the history channel had a 2 hour program about boudica, how weird is that?
sock mods, i did my anatomical toes toe up, a slip stitch heel, and changed the top of the cuff like the eleanora sock top.

at long last, the blocked bohus! for hat blocking, i used an 8" styrofoam ball, and sliced off about an inch all around the sides.

thank the fsm, the scarf blocked out nicely, i was worried about the stranded borders pulling in.
christmas prezzie for ddil, the blue shimmer bohus will go perfectly with her nordic looks.

dd at her awards ceremony. she got the national honors society collar, the gold honors cords, and the over 4.0 gpa gold tassle, you go girl!

using all those little grey cells is exhausting ;-)


Blogger Karen said...

Congrats to your daughter! I only hope we have similar things to celebrate at our house in 11 years.

The blue shimmer stuff is faboo, I love the Bohus colors and patterns. And Boudica is great also. I might have to get that myself...

11:13 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

The Bohus scarf and hat are so pretty! As ever, your work is just perfection.

Huge congrats to DD on her accomplishments. She's incredible.

My kids were born 10 years apart too, almost to the day. Same gene pool. Do I know how to procrastinate or what?

12:05 PM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

You must be so proud of your daughter - that's wonderful.

12:17 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Hooray for the daughter!!

The Bohus is amazing!

...and you crack me up with your thoughts about the gilmore girls...

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Of course she's brilliant... she's YOUR daughter! :-)

The Bohus knitting is spectacular. Again, 'of course'. ;-) And I'm tempted to go order that sock kit now... I really like that cable. :-)

12:27 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Very nice FOs - including the ever-so-clever-and-beautiful-daughter!
Congratulations to you all.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Nicely done, on the knitting and the raising of the genius dd ~ wowsa.

2:06 PM  
Blogger girls just want to have spun! said...

man my hair is looking very long, and shiny!! now only a few more inches and i'll be happy. :) and the honor collar before it made its grand escape. only two more days of exams!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Must try the WW some day.

Do you feed this girl special super power vitamins or anything? What an accomplishment! Congratulations!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

The girl went and gone! Congratulations. Yes, I"m tagged, and have to think about this one.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Big congrats to your daughter! Woooohoooooo!

And I love the Bohus stuff. Really gorgeous!


11:11 PM  
Blogger anne said...

more socks to tell me i should buy that BFL. maybe i can get anne to sneak some into her next box to me . . .

and highest kudos to your daughter; what an accomplished woman she is!

12:04 AM  
Blogger anne said...

oh yeah; i can't believe i forgot to add my awe of the bohus knitting; it really DOES shimmer!

12:04 AM  
Blogger maryse said...

congratulations to the girl!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

How can you have an over 4.0 GPA?But, never mind all that, she looks very happy on that very important day.

Your Bohus hat and scarf are beeyootiful! (not bad socks, either.)

Karen C.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

Great knits, and congrats to your daughter. You must be so proud!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Congrats to your daughter!

And congrats to you for those beautiful socks!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Oh, Vanessa - the socks are beautiful, as are the scarf and hat, but boy, huge congratulations to Rebecca! :-) You must be burstin' with pride!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow, congratulations to your daughter! Has she decided for sure what she's doing next year?

And I LOVE those socks, by the way :-)

3:05 PM  
Blogger judy said...

You have so much to be proud of.. congrats to your daughter. How wonderful.
The Bohus is gorgeous! Lucky dil. Love the socks!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I think the gilmore girls are real people, too, Vanessa. I'm wondering how I'll know what they are doing next year!

The daughter's accomplishments? Fabulous. The knitting--well, awesome, but perhaps not as long in the development stage as the kid!?

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this list, it was so interesting to read through! And hey, congratulations to your daughter, this is absolutely awesome - what a great accomplishment indeed!
And your knitting is so gorgeous too - especially the Boudica rocks big time! Very beautiful work!

1:02 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Congratulations to the daughter. Brains & beauty! Awesome combination!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Congrats to you and your daughter - big milestones for both of you. :)

I actually watched that Boudica program too. (Wondering if the real Boudica froze to death in England wearing such ....ahem... revealing outfits.)

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Beautiful knits! Congratulations to your daughter!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Ooh, I'm tagged! Okay, I'll get a post together!

10:13 AM  

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