Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mexico City - circa 1983?

This photo was sent to me by a good friend from high school that I have found again via facebook. This shot was taken of a group of us on the top of the pyramids near Mexico City where we went for a Spanish class trip in high school with Senora Everett.

I am on the far right, do you recognize anyone else?

Monday, May 25, 2009


We went out to the cabin on Sunday morning/early afternoon and got that last repaired window put back on the porch, the boat onto the lift and the canopy on the boat lift. Other than the jet ski and a good cleaning of the cabin, we are ready for summer!

Drake spent his time chasing the fish, sniffing the grounds and chasing Kudos. Of course he then spent the rest of the afternoon in this position!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Golf Subsections

May 19th the golf team had subsections at a very tough course.

Chris golfed a 90 and placed 8th overall. The team won and will be competing at Sections on Tuesday.

Jim was our family representative at subsections. I have taken the day off to attend sections. We will both take the day off when they advance to state! ;-)

Fresco Mitts & Woven Scarf

Here's some shots of the Fresco Mitts I finished last winter and LOVE to death. The lace pattern isn't very noticable anymore now that the alpaca has had lots of use but they are very warm and wonderful.

This is the Neckwarmer/Woven scarf I am making for a prototype for a class I am teaching at the local yarn store this July

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oregon Vest - FINISHED

Two years after being done knitting this vest, I have finally gotten the cloth pockets sewn in. I am pleased with the pockets but not so much with the way they make the stretchy knit fabric so non-stretchy. It is hard to make the cotton cloth stretch when it isn't meant to but it surprised me what a difference it made.

This is detail of the pocket, you can't even see the pretty fabric from here....

Sunday, May 10, 2009


How can you NOT smile when you look at this cutie!

Cascade 220 scraps with (unpopped) popcorn for weight in the legs and trunk, fiberfill in the rest. Pattern is here and here.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Black Walnut Headboard

We've done a little bed switcheroo at our house. Jim and I got a new king bed, Tom got our old Queen bed and then Chris got Tom's lofted single. Our house is a mess but we are all sleeping better.

Tom has made a black walnut headboard to go on his "new" bed in school and it is drop dead gorgous. His plan is to have it become a platform bed, this is the first piece.