Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The computer is being mean!

I am such a luddite but I think one of our virus blockers is not letting me sign in on the computer I can download pics. Wahhhh!!!!

So, I finished the Lavold shell and I love it.

I started and ripped and started the Katherine Hepburn Cardi. Swatching is clearly not my friend. I always end up with the needle size they recommend I don't know why I bother. I am back to where I was before I had to rip. Sheila Ernst has perfect colored buttons for this. I won't order before I get close to finishing though. I am too fickle and you never know something else may steal my attention. I doubt it though I love knitting the pattern.

I also started a cotton fairisle for my daughter. It is from Great Kids Knits by Debbie Bliss. We started the spring with a Lavold fetish and have rolled into early summer/late spring with a Bliss fetish. This will definitely be the year of the sweater. I'm kind of glad because I have a lot of shawls and few sweaters.

Now, I have been going through really hard times with middle child so I have been extemely busy. I haven't had much time for anything between him and the end of the school year. I'm looking forward to the break summer vacation provides. Which is one of the reasons I haven't been blogging. So I will finally answer the meme for which I have been tagged but will not tag anyone. If you are my freind and want to be tagged consider yourself tagged-tag your it;-)

Seven unusual things about me

1. I grew up in a rough part of Detroit. My parents grew up there and we just didn't move until I started college. I still have nightmares about people breaking into our house. It made me a pretty aware person though.

2. This leads me to my next one which is I attended High School in Canada. I lived in Detroit and attended Catholic Grade school there but it was still pretty rough. We are talking about drugs in a catholic grade school 30 years ago. So my parents gave me a choice -all girls catholic school in the burbs or go to my uncle's Canadian Alma Mater. Not much of a choice eh.

3. Which leads to my third one. I'm only second generation american(my mom and her sblings were sent to boarding school in Canada because my grandparents were originally from europe and that is just what they did. Thankfully by the time I went there it was only a boarding school for boys so I commuted.)

4. Which leads to the next one. My parents both being first generation american, my life style and views were not so far from 'the old country' so when I moved to Indianapolis and started attending college I was kind of a misfit. I was much more comfortable with the foreign students. It was there I met my now American but then Iranian husband:-)

5&6.which leads me to 5&6 My husband gave me the greatest gift (although I love him dearly it was not his love), he introduced me to the Baha'i faith. I think deciding your faith as an adult is unusual. I was always unsatisfied with my Catholic faith though I loved it and repected it, I felt something was missing. When my husband and I got into religous discussions I was shocked to find his religous beliefs were mine. I couldn't belive there was an actual religion for what I believed. I don't think of it as converting, I think of it as embracing.

Six is that I speak Farsi fluently. Unfortunately I can't write or read yet.

7.We haven't been able to do it lately but I love scuba diving. My husband and I both love the water and animals so scuba diving was not a surprise:-) Unfortunately living in the midwest with small children is not conducive to scuba diving. We are hoping to do the Great Barrier Reef next year. Inshallah!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


I'm getting there with the shell:-)

I've got two more projects lined up. I want to do Audrey from Sophisticated Lady by Elsebeth Lavold and I bought some Knit Picks shine sport in Apricot for the Shetland Shawl Turned Vest by Veronique Avery from Lace Style. It was the straps that got me. I love details and this piece had the details. I'm already dreaming of the perfect two buttons for the back and I don't even have the yarn yet! I'm also lusting after the Katherine Hepburn Cardi from the same book and Knit Picks Shine sport works for that too but I want to knit a piece with it first before I invest in the time it will take for the Katherine Hepburn Cardi. On Rosie is some merino cross in a perfect for me red from a local dyer at Winterhaven farms. Very nice stuff. (the color is closer to the darker red than the washed out one)I'm spinning it bulky. After that laceweight I needed to switch up!
Speaking of lace weight. I decided to try my hand at Eunny Jang's Print 'o the Wave shawl.

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