Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy Holidays!

I'll be gone until after the holidays.

Wishing you Joy, Peace, and loads of yarn

Your Christmas is Most Like: The Muppet Christmas Carol

You tend to reflect on Christmas past, present, and future...
And you also do a little singing.

Friday, December 15, 2006

My finishing tips

I haven't been very good about posting recently. I'll blame it on the upcoming holidays and this envelope...

...which is blurred on purpose. Surfice it to say - I'm swamped!

I haven't blogged about all the knitting I've been doing recently (loom mostly). So today, I will....well, actually about the finishing part of knitting.

I have a few "rules" that I try to follow since sewing in any form intimidates me.

1. Cutting a long piece of yarn for seaming is not necessarily the best. As you're sewing the pieces together, the yarn can fray and tangle if it's too long.
2. Refer to a good reference on which finishing technique to use for different edge types. I like this one which I blogged about here.
3. It's OK to seam in stages. You don't have to wait until absolutely every piece is knitted.
4. Do not hurry through the sewing process. As soon as you start feeling impatient with it, go knit awhile and come back later!
5. Never do seaming late at night when you're tired. Murphy's Law is that it will be a botched seam and need a re-do!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Creative Friends

Sunday I had a wonderful surprise. My friend, Janet, stopped by Michaels to see me. Just seeing her was a pleasure (and she looks great)! In addition to the joy at seeing her smiling face, she brought a gift for me.

She is very creative. And what makes this gift so very special to me is that she put thought into it. She took the time to know my joys (ok, obsessions hehe) and used that knowledge to create a special something. Sadly, that seems so rare in our "oh what do I get for _________ " society.

I feel I'm truly blessed to have such a friend. Thank you, Janet!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Google Meme

This meme was found on Denise's blog and I think it's pure fun!

Do a Google search with your name and the word "needs" then run a search. Put the results of the first 10 sentences that start with "(your name) needs " on your blog. Here is mine -

1. Kathy needs lungs (Well, yeah)
2. Kathy needs to give herself some credit. (I'll buy that)
3. Kathy needs to fly commercial until she can afford to do it right (do what right?)
4. Kathy needs her gays more than ever, now that she and her husband have filed for divorce. (happily married)
5. Kathy needs to believe the man in her barn in Jesus, and holds true to that belief even after he's led off by police (excuse me?)
6. Kathy needs advance notice to ensure she can find and reserve a room for you in a timely manner (even then you may not get a room reserved)
7. Kathy needs to really reconsider her menu prices (what menu?)
8. Kathy needs a protector and Lester needs someone to protect. (who is Lester?)
9. Kathy needs a night off! (This is soooo true)
10. Kathy needs a hug (perfect!)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

More bragging on students

I just love it when a student falls in love with a technique or pattern I've taught. This brag time is dedicated to Sayy Pauly (who doesn't have a blog that I know of so I can't link to her).

This particular bead class was held two Sundays ago and she fell in love with Swarovski Pure Allure crystal beads - like the rest of us.

Here are three cuff bracelets that she created from the pattern

Really beautiful!