Saturday, December 30, 2006

SP9 Oops

I forgot to post that I received an e-mail from my SP9 secret pal. It was a pattern for a knitted gnome (or should it be gnitted gnome).
Love those gnomes.

A Year of Knitting

Well, I didn't accomplish all I wanted to do knitting-wise this year. My first sweater still needs its sleeves and to be put together. I still don't know how to knit socks, though I do have a "doable" pattern and plenty of needles.

Sadly, I lost my favorite knitting buddy this year. I still miss and love you Lily and will forever. Though not nearly as attracted to knitting as she was, Norman and Phoebe Thibideux have joined my feline family. Oh, and Clarence still loves to chase those needles.

As for New Year's resolutions, I'm among the majority who find them useless. Still, I really want to learn to make socks--and get that sweater finished.

An early Happy New Year to you all.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Knitting

Like most years, I had big plans for holiday knitting. And, just as in those other years, they all got pushed to the back burner, where they sit in assorted knitting bags. I can't even get up the initiative to finish a sweater for myself. All I need to do is knit the sleeves and put the thing together. After all, it's been in the 50s and 60s here in Upstate New York, not exactly winter weather--and only a week until Christmas.

I have done some knitting, off and on. I wanted something that I could work on in short spurts, so I'm doing an afghan made up of individual squares that are then put together. Oh, oh. There's that "put together" thing again.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Looking for a knitting way to make a difference?

If you're looking for a way to make an international difference, please consider the following, which was posted on an e-mail list to which I belong:

This is a project to bring warm items to children in

What is needed: knitted hats, scarves, mittens,
gloves, vests, & sweaters. Natural fiber preferred,
wool in particular. Lama Gursum is taking these items
to a small rural school in a remote part of Tibet.

Learning will be so much easier for these children
when they are warm!

Thank you and bless you for your much needed help.

If you wish you can include a picture and or note from
yourself for the child receiving your gift.

Items need to get to Pam by the end of February 2007,
her address is:

Lama Gursum
C/O Pam Zobar
836 East Cinnabar Phoenix, AZ 85020

If you need to speak to Pam her phone # is