I have an e-friend. Her name is Emily. She was due with a little girl at the same time as I was due with Gabriella. That was June, the baby came in February. She’s walking for March of Dimes in a couple of weeks.

I quoted this from her journal.
Because of the awesome work March of Dimes does and the impact they have had on our family we’re going to
participate in the WalkAmerica this year to help raise money to fund the March of Dime’s research. We’ll be walking
6miles on May 12th with other fellow preemies and NICU graduates. I would like to invite you to join our team
and walk with us or help us reach our goal of $500 dollars.

Help us make Emily’s walk a success and sponsor her, and pass this video on to everyone you know!
If you’d like to read more about Dakota’s story, go to dakota_rose

Also, even if you can’t donate just a teeny amount, please repost or email it somehow. We are trying to get it as popular as possible, it’s already on page 3 of the most linked videos right now. We want it VIRAL!!! The more people see it, the more people that donate.


March 26, 2007 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

Been Gone a Long Time

I haven’t been around in a while, there hasn’t been much knitting since Christmas.  I finished all of my Christmas knitting except the purple and white ski sweater.  I stayed up all night Christmas Eve trying to finish it and it just didn’t happen.  And it’s still not done 😦

Here’s what I did this week though:

To Purchase

An awesome pair of longies.  They are so soft I want to keep them!



February 7, 2007 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

Mandatory gift knitting done!  Design #1 is designed and knit up, now need to make another to test the directions.  No time to find testers 😦  Unless someone wants to volunteer?  Working on Designs 2, 3 and 4!

December 14, 2006 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Checking In

Aquick note to say I am back, but completely bogged down with Christmas knitting, charity knitting, and a submission deadline of January 1st of which I am in the very beginning throes of design, so I have just over 2 weeks to design, test, photograph, write and get submitted!  I probably won’t be around until January, but come January I have so much blogging to catch up on that It will probably be a post-a-day!

December 13, 2006 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment


I’m off in an hour to start my trip to Williamsburg!  I’m so excited my mom and I have a class as soon as we get there!  See you all in a week!

December 1, 2006 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

I Wasn’t Going to Post Today

But some idiot is on my TV interrupting my soap, so I need to do something else. 

Here is the progress so far on Clapotis

Better view of the dropped stitches

Close up because I like them

I would just like to mention how hard it is to drop those stitches down, I expected they would just fall, but no, not my knitting!

November 8, 2006 at 6:41 pm 2 comments


I got to redo the yarn dying escapade from the other day.  I’m a hugely pleased with the results. 


(my husband says I’m going to get sued, but it’s for personal use so whatever)

At first, I was really worried about how badly it looked like the red muddied it all up, but I think it is going to knit up very cool.  I LOVE how the green and blue worked together and cannot wait to do one of just those two.  I’m thinking of replacing the red with yellow too, but I am worried about finding a decent yellow dye formula.  You ever notice how little yarn you see yellow?  Here’s another picture since that one shows very little blue, but about half the skein is blue. 


I really beat up the skein when I dyed it, so I had to rewind a mess after:

Took me nearly 2 hours to wind that.

Here’s my 5 yr old trying to prevent the baby from eating my yarn, which is exactly what she is trying to do.

On the knitting front I have been working on Clapotis like mad and am about 1/3 of the way through the straight rows.  It’s going slower than I expected because the twisted stitches really slow me down.  They just break it up so much. 

The Skittles yarn is going to be used for a hat in the pattern I am working on for Gabriella to go with her new longies.  I just can’t figure out what to do with the longies color-wise.  Any idea?  I want them to match the hat, but I just don’t know how to accomplish that.

November 7, 2006 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

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