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Thursday, October 17, 2002


I mentioned the Cottage Creations Rambling Rows patterns I'd gotten. It's really hard to tell from the illustrations on the patterns what the items will look like when finished. Here are a couple of photos which inspired me to order the patterns:

Rambling Rows Jacket photo from Joslyn's Fiber Farm.

Rambling Rows Afghan created by Darilyn Page of Maui, HI.

Theresa and Kary turned me on to this. If you visit this site and click a button, they'll make donations to provide food for animals. The advertisers on the page support it. It's free to you: Click To Feed Animals

I hope to stop by and click every day.

They also have a shop with nifty things. Good place to do some holiday shopping, as a percentage of your purchase prices are donated! Shop to Benefit Animal Rescue Site

Another online place which donates percentages of purchases to your favorite charity is I always go through them when shopping at Amazon, and for no additional costs, 15% of my purchase price is donated to our local humane society!

Jeff asked me to help him practice some music last night. He has to demonstrate it to the sales staff of his office on Monday. What a fun job, huh? Anyway, if you have QuickTime and would like to hear us practicing, please click below:

Hear us play.

I am playing a Kung Classica recorder of Bubinga wood, and Jeff is playing his turn-of-the-century, Eastern European cello. He's reffing hockey now so I can't ask him what kind of wood that's made of.

We're pretty bad (and we know it), but we had a fun time. That's what counts!

I finished some things today!

Here is the rainbow ruana:

Rainbow Ruana Front

Rainbow Ruana Back, Dill Kitty

I think it needs some kind of knit-on, short-rowed to form a shawl, collar - what do you think? Any suggestions on a collar, or how to go about doing it? Please type them in the TAG box to the right, or e-mail me!

Here are my finished BIG slipper socks for The Ships Project:

Really Big He-Man Socks

Jeff can get them on comfortably and he is a size 12 double wide. Hopefully there will be a six-foot, five-inch guy with big feet on one of the ships...

I just used my no-gauge pattern for socks in any size: Stasia's Free Sock Pattern

I saw a couple of cute things in the catalog, which you crafty folk could make as holiday gifts!

The first is this kind of sleeve with two ends, that is used as a handwarming muff. It has a little zippered pocket for goodies on the outside and a string to hang it around your neck.

The second thing is a Christmas stocking - only it is a sweater! I thought that was cute, and a neat way to work on a multi-color or textured pattern without a huge sweater commitment.

So, where am I at today? I felt horrible - no energy. But I forced myself to do my exercises because I know I will feel better tomorrow. I felt better for doing that.

I put on my rain jacket and warm boots and walked the dogs around the yard - one time each, except for Fiona who didn't want to brave the damp. I enjoyed seeing how the rain made the colors of the fallen leaves, and the textures of the dead flowers, more intense. I felt better for doing that.

I didn't want to, but I hand-seamed my ruana together, and then I machine-hemmed all the edges. It wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. I felt better for doing that.

All I had to do for the socks was just tie off the yarn and weave in the ends. They're now in the laundry, waiting to be washed (no fabric softener, as the coordinator of the project is allergic. Hi, Ellen!) I felt better for doing that.

I scheduled the installation of our water softener, to replace the one that rusted out last year. The man came to do the estimate yesterday, and he was so nice. He showed me photos of the log cabin up north that he had built himself. We talked and talked about honebees, the deer population in Wisconsin, living like the old timers did... a very nice fellow. I would have bought the softener from him even if it wasn't cheaper than other estimates we'd gotten - but it was, and the warranty is better, and they're a reputable company, so I went ahead and set it up. I felt better for doing that... especially as Jeff just got a bonus that'll cover it! Woo hoo, Jeff! Thank goodness! Remember what I said about always having what you really need? Just in time...

I updated my Blog so I could say hi to you. I felt better for doing that.

You have a good weekend! I'm going to try to knit a hat starting with a curly i-cord, if I can remember how to do it... I need a mindless project after making myself do so many dutiful things today!

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