Archive for September, 2007

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I Love Yarn!

September 28, 2007

I love my local yarn store. They are great enablers.

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The Yarn Pyramid (applause, applause). On top we have a nice home grown soft alpaca shorn and spun right here in middle Tennessee and the supporting cast is all a wool/alpaca/acrylic blend each selling for $3 a slein! that is half off, folks.

I finished the last sock yesterday and will have a photo shoot with my son some time this weekend. We had an open house at work last night and it went very well. I have a full book today! I also have the pattern written down and will post it, too. That was the most random string of sentences, ever. Waiter, Coffee Please!

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend and if you have the notion give a skein a squeeze!
Peace~ Dawn

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Wear Red Friday 9/28/07

September 27, 2007

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See yourself in the suffering of others and lend support in anyway you can. Wear red, say a prayer, light a candle. The collective conscience can move mountains you just have to believe.

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WIP Wednesday-Sock Edition

September 26, 2007

Oh, it has been awhile since I picked up sock knitting. Probably since early summer. I had A sock, a-singular, on the needles forever!! So close to finishing it was disgusting. Then Lolly’s Socktober post popped up and I thought, “yeah, socks. Why not.” So I have decided to finish up this pair of socks so I can start a fresh pair in Socktober.

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This is a simple pair of anklets that I am making in a fantastic colorway called Butter Pecan. Oh, do I love the feel of this yarn and oh, do I want to eat this color. It is sooooo pretty. When I am done with the socks I will write up the pattern. It is a no brainer but one of you may want to make a pair.

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See that–that is the Eye of the Partridge heel. My favorite heel to make. It is not only pretty to look at but it is spongy and cushy on the foot. Mmm, sock knitting- tis good.

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I’m a Weener!

September 24, 2007


Well, the fair was fine and me and my dad were the big winners in the family. Hold your applause. It wasn’t like a giant pool of people we were thrown into, it was more like a puddle. My dad entered 3 oil paintings and all three won! One of them took first place and the other two took second. My Rangoli hat won first place in the knitted accessories department! I love that hat. However on a sad and slightly bitter note, the Swallowtail shawl lost. It didn’t even place. Apparently, hideous acrylic ponchos in unflattering hues are more appealing to the judges. But I’m not bitter. Well, a little–it was lace! for crying out loud! do we not get the time and attention LACE takes?! But I digress. . . in addition to a spiffy blue ribbon I also received a check for (hold your breath) $5!!! Yahoo! It was a fun experience and I will probably do it again next year just because I like the total subjectivity of it all (even though it is diguised as objectivity–come on, if you have an affection for granny squares because your grandma tucked you in at night with one or you have horrible flashback when it comes to 70’s orange and green and yellow and brown all blended into one project, it’s gonna effect your judgement).

I had a nice weekend with my middle son and my sister. We traipsed around Nashville and ate out at some fun restaurants and enjoyed each others company. Oh and we hugged this enormous tree because it is probably older than the state. And and. . . I saw this tree with its incredible roots! I have a thing for trees. I wanted my sister and my son to move the car out of the shot but apparently the strenth of the love they have for me is not in keeping with the strengh of their muscles. Oh well.

This little tid bit was in my Stitch N Bitch a day calender: An old superstition says that knitting one of your hairs into the garment will forever bind the recipient to you. If that is the case, I am bound to all that I knit for as is my dogs and possibly the vast members of my family. When I read it, it reminded me of a reoccuring thought I have (it’s absurd and possibly a little weird but here goes). I often think that if I lose a hair when I am out someplace that it will link me to that place after I die. Like I could come back there or something or be detected there by someone who is super sensitive. Like those deja vu moments when you feel something in a place but your not sure why. . . maybe you are picking up on someone who left a piece of themselves in that spot. I told you it was weird. Anywho. . . have a great week!

Peace~ Dawn

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It’s Me!!

September 21, 2007

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Wow! that is me, no make-up and no fancy hair do. Me and my sister had talked about taking a picture a day of ourselves for a year and putting them together in a photo stream. Only we said they should be pictures that where taken, kind of on the fly, no prep work and no primping, just you as you are in the moment. Well, that is a peek at what it would look like. Could I stand 365 days of that? I don’t know. Maybe I need to give it a little more thought. This lady, amma maw, has the idea and her photo stream is AWESOME!

Have some fun this weekend!!
Peace~Dawn

Pause–
make space for what you are feeling
instead of being overwhelmed
by it.

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WIP Wednesday

September 19, 2007

Okay, this is not a regular feature here cause it would be the same old same old every Wednesday, but here is a progress shot of the Raglan Cardi:
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It is almost to the point of Ribbing the bottom and then I can start on the sleeves! Hurray! But. . . there is always a but, I have been sidetracked with a project for my secret pal. I want to get it done for the first box and I may make it. Here is a shot of it yesterday:
p1020218.jpg It’s in the bag in front of those gorgeous patio flowers. They are so brilliant I wanted to get them in, too.

Okay, back to business before I have to pick up the young one and get to work. Have a great Wednesday.
Peace~Dawn

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Mounds Latte

September 17, 2007

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Chilly mornings scream for tasty coffee. Cup of strong black coffee, 3 large spoonfuls of chocolate syrup, coffee creamer in Toasted Coconut and top with whipped cream. It tastes like a Mounds candy bar! mmmmmmm Drink up and have a great start to a fantastic week!!