Sunday, December 26, 2010
It was a tumultuous end to the year 2010. Sweet Gilligan managed to get some yarn wrapped around the back of his tongue (on Thanksgiving DAY) and spent a night at the emergency veterinary hospital.
That set me back on my CARON assignments but I got all 3 design projects in within 2 days of the deadline. Which set me back on my Christmas gifts and before I knew it CHRISTMAS was upon us!
The girls made a gorgeous wooden door harp for my sister whom I will likely see along with my brother later in the week.
My book proposal is all but in the mailer.
I contacted Spinrite about working up an Irish Knit design booklet and they sent me a HUGE designer box! I need to put the correct spin (ha) on that as I spoke to some Irish knitters on Ravelry who consider the American perspective on Irish Knits rather old-fashioned. I need to do this publication though. It is a public "thank you" to our Ireland born neighbor who saved my husband's life last year. (Alan is likewise directing a C.U. production: Dancing At Lughnasa which is a slice of life in Ireland)
Katie got a roar from her Uncle Bob when she shouted, "I got a Barbie castle even though I was naughty!"
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This week I was delighted to see Annie Modesitt's newest release, 1000 fabulous knit hats. I knew I had been accepted as a contributor to the book. I did not realize I would have 6 entries published: pages 182, 201, 248, 252, 273, and 297. I was even more excited when I discovered that this book has been distributed to the major markets. 1000 fabulous knit hats is an inspiring compilation of hat culture that is flourishing around the world. http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1592536107
That is not ALL!
I continue to have a wonderful professional relationship with Caron International. This is a good fit for both of us and I'm humbly grateful for the intelligent manner that they promote my name as a designer. I just received Leisure Arts pamphlet #75346, GRANNIES GONE WILD. This is a contemporary take on the traditional Granny Square promoting Caron Simply Soft yarns. I am in fine company with 5 other Caron designers with "go check on granny", a multi-color square with fewer knots and no gaps. My stitch pattern variation makes GRANNY less holey, less knotty - but worth having around. http://shop.leisurearts.com/cart/pc/Grannies-Gone-Wild-225p1811.htm
Am I famous yet?
The Double Knitting Group at yahoo.com intertained me (and purchased many ECO Sock patterns). Carol and Michele in particular shared their woes as they buried their heads in the Flatfold Tubular increase. Once they mastered it they felt very satisfied with their success and promised to knit this pattern again and again. I'm satisfied that others enjoy this brain bending technique as much as I do.
Finally, I am breathless with excitement as I work to prepare my book proposal on Tubular Double Knitting. I believe it will be ready to send in July. I have been developing this technique for twenty two years. The discoveries I've made along the way have been the most joyful epiphanies and I MUST share them!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Katie is now ready for Spring gardening. I LOVE how she embraces the uniqueness that each season brings us.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
All that snow HAS TO GO!
The last month of 2009 brought Omaha a very white Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the following Sunday church services were nearly ALL canceled. If the streets had been plowed to permit traffic there would be no place to park...not to mention the mountains created (by plowing) at each intersection.
The snow is mostly 2' deep with much larger drifts.
Did I mention what 2010 is ringing in? On Wednesday January 6 Mother Nature is threatening to bring us 4-7 more inches!