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Saturday, 3 May 2008
Card
Mood:  accident prone
Now Playing: The sweeper is running

Had to show off this hysterical card our friends, Mel and Cathi got Wayne for his birthday!

 

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 1:28 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Hummer
Mood:  a-ok

Sierra and Brandi giving our new dog Hummer some love. He's such a good boy!

 


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More of the Prom
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Family
More prom pics


 


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Beth and Matt at the Prom
Mood:  bright
Topic: Family


 

My 17 year old, Beth went to her first Prom on Saturday night. Didn't she look just beautiful?  My older daughter Jackie's former college roomate, Aquila had the sari made for us last summer while she was home visiting India. Beth lived in Pakistan until she was three and we wanted to show off her Indian beauty!  Matt's (her date) mom researched the internet to find the correct type of flowers to go with her dress and they were wonderful, several types of orchids and grasses.  Beth had a fantastic time and is just now catching up on all the sleep she missed.

Posted by knitamaniac at 4:12 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 29 April 2008 4:47 AM EDT
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Friday, 25 April 2008
Found a new attitude
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Family


Have I told you lately that I have very strange children?  Don't you love the attitude in this bunch?


Posted by knitamaniac at 9:30 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
New Friend
Mood:  energetic
Topic: Family
I am picking up a new play mate on Sunday. We are adopting a Rescued Great Pyrenees, named Dolby. Ins't he just the cutest thing?  Great Pyrenees are wonderful


alpaca guard dogs. Dolby is going to be a family pet but it's nice to know he'll be around with the alpacas if we are gone for a few hours.

Hi to my dear friend, Melanie.  Hope your trip is going well, that you get some rest and have a safe flight home. You and Sarah have a wonderful time at Maryland Sheep and Wool!  I'll be thinking about you! 


Posted by knitamaniac at 8:22 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 22 April 2008 8:26 AM EDT
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Monday, 21 April 2008
Alpaca Smiles
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Knitting

Aren't these just the cutest smiles to wake up too? 



 


Posted by knitamaniac at 8:01 AM EDT
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
New Arrivals
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Humming from the pasture
Topic: Knitting


 

Gor some "new yarn" today. Colossus and El Jefe came to live in the back yard. I'll try and get close ups later.

Posted by knitamaniac at 7:08 PM EDT
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Thursday, 3 April 2008
Mitten Blitz
Mood:  bright
Topic: Knitting

The Helping Hearts for Cheyenne River (Native American Support Yahoo Group) are doing a mitten drive for the reservation for the Winter of 2008/2009 season. Ann one of the moderators is having a contest.

Here are the rules:

The Roolz are simple:

1) Make. Knit, crochet, sew (yes, fleece counts!) and buy.

2) Document. Send me photos of the ones you hand make that I can post to this blog to inspire us all ( email to amcmanus@ptd.net)

If I see pictures from you of at least 8 pairs, you will be entered into the prize draw for one of 8 fabulous prizes.

3) Mail. Mittnz are to be mailed to Cheyenne River Reservation (CRYP P.O. Box 410, Eagle Butte, SD 57625) during the last week in September so that the Youth Project (the YP in the address) is blitzed with hand covers the first week in October when the weather starts its evil descent into winter.
 Note from Ann:

Interpretation of the Roolz: Handcovers need to be warm. And since little kids tend to prefer brighter colors, the small ones should be less conservative than the big ones. They need to fit human hands! Any size. Any color. Mittens, gloves, wristers, fingerless, thumbless. Beyond that, let's not "overthink" this project.

I will post all photos. If you wantt o send me a picture each time you finish a pair, great. Want to wait until you have completed the challenge (8 pairs), fine too. Include the ones you bought if you are so inclined. Send photos! They inspire us all.

 

Won't you join Ann and the rest of the group in knitting mittens?  I'll be joining in and hope to send at least 25 pairs.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 7:37 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Happy April Fool's Day!
Mood:  bright
Topic: Family

It's April Fool's Day and check out the girl's breakfast!

 


They had green blueberry muffins, bright orange butter, and purple milk.

Yummy, huh?


Posted by knitamaniac at 7:24 AM EDT
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Sunday, 24 February 2008
Silly Sunday
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Wayne's watchiing bowling
Topic: Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls have really been enjoying their Sunday.  They've been outside since getting home from church making a snowman and snow angels.  The snow is melting and is great for playing today.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 1:45 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 24 February 2008 1:49 PM EST
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Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Fingerless gloves
Mood:  bright
Topic: Knitting

Had a little extra time on my hands and one small skein of Regia yarn.  I came up with a light weight but warm pair of fingerless gloves in a Fan and Feather pattern.  My daughter Brandi is modeling them and she's rather tiny. They're rather big on her.

 

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 3:52 PM EST
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Thursday, 14 February 2008
Mittens
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Peace and Quiet !
Topic: Knitting


 

We've had snow since last Friday and the girls were off school for five days...   I did have lots of knitting time and designed this pair of Fairisle mittens.  School is finally back in today so I'll finally have a bit of peace and quiet.  

Posted by knitamaniac at 8:04 AM EST
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Saturday, 2 February 2008
Hemlock Ring Blanket
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Knitting

I finally got around to blocking my Hemlock Ring blanket.  I will be knitting it again in wool but, tried it for the first time in some old Sayelle Acrylic that was donated to me.  I loved knitting the pattern and especially enjoy how it turned out.  I killed the acrylic by ironing it so it is quite large. more than six feet around, I'm guessing.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 9:48 AM EST
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Saturday, 5 January 2008
2007 Christmas Trees
Mood:  incredulous
Topic: Family

I had an opportunity to visit not only the National Tree in Washington, DC on New Year's Eve but, the Rockefeller Center Tree in Manhattan, NY the week before Christmas. I think this year was the nicest Christmas I have ever had.  Thank you, Jackie!


 


Posted by knitamaniac at 9:08 AM EST
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Saturday, 22 December 2007
No More Humdrum Mittens Swap 2
Mood:  cool
Topic: No-More-Humdrum Mittens
How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? 44 years. Taught by a neighbor
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? advanced
What are your favorite colors? green and burgandy Any you dislike? pastels
Do you like Latvian type patterns? yes  If so, what are your favorite patterns? none in particular
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child?  myself please
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger? 8.5"
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point? 7 3/4"
What other things do you enjoy knitting? socks, sweaters, hats
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) circs and bamboo
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? none
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? soy silk
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook? sew, quilt, ballroom dance
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? green depression glass
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to? love anything except for coconut
Do you have any kids? Pets?  we have 6 biological children and 4 adopted, 2 dogs and 2 cats
What is your favorite part of Winter? snow storms!
What is your least favorite part of Winter? shorter days

Posted by knitamaniac at 8:24 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 22 December 2007 11:52 AM EST
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Friday, 21 December 2007
New York City
Mood:  happy
Topic: Family

Jackie and I went to New York City on Wednesday and Thursday. We went to Radio  City Music Hall to see the Rockettes, visited Broadway, 5th Ave., Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. It was such fun and I do hope to go back and spend more time site seeing!

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 11:03 AM EST
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Thursday, 6 December 2007
Guest
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Family
Had a few unexpected guests this afternoon.  They dropped by to clean up the chestnuts out of the yard.


 


Posted by knitamaniac at 1:41 PM EST
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Knitting Bag exchange
Mood:  happy


I received a lovely new knitting bag in the mail yesterday from my swap partner, Abby.  She made it from Lion Brand Cashmere yarn and it is so very soft. I love the pattern. It's self lined in the cream colored yarn.   Abby also sent stitch markers, a tape measure, row counters, a note pad, a skein of pink, orange and white Sockotta yarn and some chocolate soap!


Posted by knitamaniac at 7:37 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 6 December 2007 1:42 PM EST
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Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Brea Tote Bag
Mood:  happy
Topic: Knitting


Just completed a Brea Bag (free pattern off the net) as a gift. I had such fun making this pattern. It's pretty shade of dusty pink and I lined it with brown suede cloth with pink embroidery on it.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 1:25 PM EST
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