Sunday, October 17, 2004

On the road again...

Hey all- Hubby and I are getting ready to get on the road again...destination.... Seaside Oregon! We came through Oregon April this year and we loved it. We plan on doing the entire Oregon coast (highway 101) into CA. Internet is limited on the coast (no digital signal!) so I will post once a week, pictures and cool things to see in OR. Current knitting projects: scrap scraves, I have tons and tons of little balls of left over yarn so I getting them all together and making as many scarves as I can. I am trying a couple of new stitches; moss stitch and double seed stitch, I will have pictures of OR and my scrap scarves up next week. happy knittng all....

Saturday, October 16, 2004

So what's your favorite word?

I have been completely enjoying "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan and my favorite part of the book so far is when Art and Ruth are talking about their favorite word... ------ "So what's your favorite word?" [...] "Vapors," he said at last. [...] "It appeals to all the senses," he explained. "It can be opaque but never solid. You can feel it, but it has no permanent shape. It might be hot or cold. Some vapors smell terrible, others quite wonderful. Some are dangerous, others are harmless. Some are brighter than others when burned [...]. Vapors can go up a nose with a sniff and permeate your lungs. And the sound of the word, how it forms on your lips, teeth and tongue- vaporzzzzzz- it lilts up; then lingers and fades. It is perfectly matched to its meanings." ----- So this got me thinking and I still cannot decide what my favorite word is, but I am starting to like vapors...what's your favorite word?

Thursday, October 14, 2004

I am a knitting adventurer...

Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer. You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these
days.

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Fall around Washington State

Fall in Chehalis Wa

The mountains are changing on hwy 2 to Leavenworth

On the way to Leavenworth WA

Fall is almost over in Chehalis WA

Fall beginning in Thunderbird WA

And this guy for fun Posted by Hello

Christmas in October!

Stocking #1 And the now complete Stocking #2! Posted by Hello Hehe there are two! I feel so accomplished! The second one came out much better in the foot area. In other news, hey look I am famous! Suzi blogged me. So cool! Also Indigomuse is having a some me your fall foliage contest, I am getting out with my camera to see what I can capture, and I cannot wait to see the other photos! It is a beautiful day in Chehalis WA (current location) hope it is a great day where you are!

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I am a hippy sheep...too funny

Which flock do you follow? this quiz was made by

Chocoholic..

I thought the little chocoholic guy was cute so today I am chocoholic! I found this pattern for little snowmen/women Christmas oranaments that I thought would fun to make for gifts http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/lionbrand/index.fcgi?page=http://www.lionbrand.com/patknitt.htm Have you seen Mt. Saint Helens today? http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/ Man on man it looks really cool with that steam coming out and it is a gorgeous day in WA. Soon we will be leaving WA and heading to the coast of OR. We finally decided where to spend the winter...California! Yeah we couldn't pass up a little snow for winter time this year. While we are on the OR coast internet it limited with our cell phone modem so I will post less often. Ahhhh...I think I will get some chocolate and do some knitting.

Monday, October 11, 2004

I am confused...

So I have tried to put the handy dandy progress trackers on my sidebar and I put in a page full of line breaks, but in the preview it just kept pushing my comments section down...... So I cleared my edits, do I really have to put more then a page length of line breaks in and will it really flip to the next column? So confused, I am going to go knit.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Chase to see the steam...

This was Mt. Saint Helens in June 2004, we could not get close enough nor good enough weather to see if there were any changes to mountain...any view we got was one that looked like a bunch of clouds. Posted by Hello

Stocking Number 2 update

Stocking number 2 is on its way...I goofed a little Posted by Hello So I am trying stocking number 2 on straights instead of circulars this time using the idea I saw in a slipper pattern on the about knitting site...you increase decrease where the foot would be then fold over and sew up. Well everything was going well with the first section but then like a little knitting robot when I got to the length I wanted on the first side I started to bind off. Before I realized what I was doing I had half the stitched binded...so I goofed a little, but luckily no big deal because I will just have to sew the bottom up along with the sides. Ah this truly has been a javalicous Sunday, knitting, reading and a good cup of coffee! Happy Sunday all!

Currently Reading

Currently Reading "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan\\ Posted by Hello From the back of the book: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" dramatically chronicles the tortured, devoted relationship between LuLing Young and her daughter Ruth...A strong novel, filled with idiosyncratic, sympathic characters; haunting images; historical complexity; significant contemporary themes; and suspenseful mystery." -Los Angeles Times From TTbookjunkie: I just picked this one up today to read, I mean who can pass up a book that is filled with (according to the LA times) has about everything you can ask for from a novel. This will be the second Amy Tan novel I will read. I have previously read "A Hundred Secret Senses (which I highly recommend to all). I am not too far in the novel as of yet but I am enjoying it thus far. Quoteable section: The opening paragraph... "These are the things I know are true: My name is LuLing Liu Young. The names of my husbands were Pan Kai Jing and Edwin Young, both of them dead and our secrets gone with them. My daughter is Ruth Luyi Young. She was born in a Water Dragon Year and I in a Fire Dragon Year. So we are the same but for opposite reasons." More to come...

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Oops my I messed up my blog...

I do not know what I did, I was trying to add some of my favorite links to the sidebar and the next thing I know all my posts were gone! So I got a little upset then reset my template. I lost all the little extras I had added so I will be re-adding those over the weekend. Ah the pleasures of beginning to learn to blog. :)

Friday, October 08, 2004

I am Merino Wool...

You are Merino Wool. You are Merino Wool. You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes. What kind of yarn are you? brought to you by Quizilla

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Projects Update

Villa: Became poncho September 26, 2004. Although it has its blemishes it did turn out quite nice for my first poncho. I think I will rip and try again though, but not until I finish my Christmas Stockings. Christmas Stockings: One down and number 2 is about 50% done. Number two I decided to try and make on straights and just decrease increase then fold in half and sew it up, so far it is coming out pretty good. I was so pleased with number one I cannot wait to see the outcome of number 2. Banff: My version of Banff is on hold still. I ripped it awhile ago and then got caught up in my stockings...so maybe after the stockings are done I will make this my number 1 project. I really would like to get this done because the cream colored Chunky USA yarn I have for it is so pretty, I know it will make an awesome sweater once I get down to it. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbanff.html Needle tote: For fun on our trip down to Chehalis to see Mt. Saint Helens I decided to make a little tote. It was quite fun and I have to say that I have much more fun making my own little creations then trying to follow patterns...I am pretty sure that is because I still am learning the lingo. Happy knitting all!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Mt. Rainier...we passed by this yesterday on our way to see Mt. Saint Helens. Look at all that snow! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Up close on my needle tote...pics of Mt. Saint Helens coming soon... Posted by Hello
A needle holder I made while on our way to see Mt. Saint Helens and its first visible activity since 1980 Posted by Hello

Monday, October 04, 2004

Our campsite view just outside Monroe WA...headed towards Chehalis WA so we can see Mt. Saint Helens let off steam... Posted by Hello
Deception Falls in WA on Highway 2 headed towards Seattle..making the move south to CA Posted by Hello

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Christmas stocking made by me! I am proud of the outcome... Posted by Hello
Horse and carriage ride in Leavenworth WA  Posted by Hello
The town of Leavenworth WA Posted by Hello

Back on the Net!!

Hello All- I am back from my week in the mountains without internet. I have tons of pics to post so the next couple of posts will more then likely be pics. I have finished one totally cool Christmas stocking while in Leavenworth. I am very proud of the stocking outcome. Over the next couple of days be expecting pics of Leavenworth and my Christmas Stocking. Happy Knitting all!