Archive for September, 2006


Today is our 19th anniversary – and look what was waiting for me when I came home from work! What a guy!


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Here is a photo of my almost completed Fearless Fiber sock! The colorway is magnificent and the camera doesn’t do it justice. The yarn is very comfortable – I am going to love wearing these. Of course, I have to finish the second sock . . . 😉
Here is the wonderful roving I got from Spunky Eclectic in the colorway “Chocolate Covered Cherry”! I can’t wait to see how this spins up – it really does look good enough to eat right now!

This is some merino silk roving I bought on Ebay. It is a lovely mauve/green color. This should be beautiful spun as well!

The Rowing Cat and I went shopping for my Tea Swap partner today! What fun! We got tea, two balls of beautiful yarn, some fun yarn themed note cards, candy (of course), a storybook on Saratoga and a few other small items! This is the first time I’ve done a swap and am pretty excited! I’m sure I’ll continue to do lots more!

And, of course, a BIG HELLO to my Tea Swap partner!

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Our friend Maria recently got married to her long time boyfriend, Rickard! Maria is from Sweden and was an aupair for Sophia when we lived on Cape Cod! She looks beautiful in the photos! Much different from the teenager who lived with us!

On the spinning front, here are some photos of the superwashed merino I am spinning. I’m not sure what this will become yet. Maybe a scarf paired with some soft Rowan Kidsilk Haze? Because I’m new to spinning, and have not taken any lessons, I taped a recent Knitty Gritty show on spinning. I was able to watch the technique of drafting. I still don’t have that down well. I’ve been splitting the roving into pieces that will spin to the size I want rather than drafting from the whole. I think I need to find a spinning class to really get the technique down. Maybe it is easier using a spinning wheel? I can just see a nice wheel in the corner of the living room. Not sure that Mark would be up for that . . .

I’ll post some updated sock pictures tomorrow as well as pictures of new roving that I ordered . . . I know, I’m addicted! I did a quick 20 minute tutorial for my friend Jane on the Magic Loop method for socks – I think I’ve created another convert!

Another rowing morning tomorrow for the Rowing Cat . . . 😉

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The official volleyball season has started!! First game today!

And, of course, progress on my sock! Soon I will be ready to turn the heel! This will be short today because I started a new job today! Yay! But I am TIRED!

The Rowing Cat and I send out a BIG HELLO to MONTANA! Hi Anne!

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The ladies of the pharmacy went out for a night on the town this weekend! Bailey’s for dinner and the Grotto for music later (Lynn’s suggestion!) The excuse was Mary Helen’s birthday, but who really needs an excuse??

Next on the weekend agenda was the Skidmore 5000 held on Fish Creek. Here you can see the enthusiasm being exhibited by the Rowing Cat . . . But Mark had fun. He would have done better had his forearms not cramped up . . . On to the Head of the Charles.

Here is a sample of my spinning this weekend. It is some beautiful superwashed merino and is spinning up beautifully. It just feels sooooo soft!

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Irish Hiking Scarf

My Irish Hiking Scarf is coming along! That I’m knitting this scarf is totally a product of blogging. Nadine’s Knitting Basket Blog is on my list of daily blogs to read. She mentioned that she recently joined the Irish Hiking Scarf Knitalong hosted by Hello Yarn. I took a look at the pattern and fell in love with it. I had some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in a beautiful burgundy color in my stash. I thought I would give it a try! The yarn is a dream to work with – very soft. The scarf is going to be one of my favorites this fall and winter.

Today I was reading the Hello Yarn blog and saw that she had visited Saratoga this weekend on the way to the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival! She stopped by Mrs. London’s for a delicious French lunch! Isn’t the blogsphere fun???

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The Felting is Done

The felting of the Booga Bag is done for now. I may try it again in my Mom’s machine one more time. I have a front loader and it just doesn’t work that well for felting. But, I’ve got the bag drying to see how it looks as is.

The cat on my bag before felting!

The felted bag drying!

The homework watch has begun. The backpack is chock full of books and the work is very diligently being done . . . Ah school . . . now where’s my cup of tea?

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