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!!


Blogger George Wesley said...

With your permission I would like to excerpt from this post on my blog Baha'i Views.

8:50 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I just looked at your blog George and I would be honored!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

At least you have the pool! And I love your family's accepting, loving nature. I am really sad that we aren't going to Indiana this summer...
and thanks for the birthday wishes!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I'm glad to see you, pictures or not. I liked your seven things, particularly 5 & 6. What a wonderful gift the two of you share.

12:22 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

holy moley, who'd know you have have led such a fascinating life!

elizabeth, i hope life get's easier for you and your middle child.

3:44 PM  
Blogger George Wesley said...

I have re-posted today, thank you.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

You are a fascinating woman, Elizabeth!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

I have read other peoples "memes" and yours is by far the most interesting. Thanks for letting us get to know you a bit better with this venue.
To be as honest and forthright is a gift!!
I would, of course, be honored to make some buttons to adorn anything that you make Elizabeth!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

There's always Lake Michigan for scuba diving....it's not like it's cold or anything....

7:37 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Cool facts! Thank you for sharing. :)

8:41 PM  
Blogger MUDNYC said...

E, I can't believe we never talked about diving! I love it, too. We went to Roatan a few years ago, in Honduras, and it was so wonderful -- except for the ONE day the cruise ship comes in...other than that the island is so quiet and peaceful and the diving was fab.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous CarolineF said...

Your seven things are very interesting, but I particularly like that you speak Farsi. I love languages and I love to hear that people are learning and speaking more than one.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Inshallah..I hope you get to go to the Great Barrier Reef next year! I loved studying Persian literature in college, the Shah Nameh is one of my all time favorites. I hope your Persian reading and writing catches up so you'll get a chance to check those out! (I was always stuck with translations.)

Your meme was really interesting to read and I hope that things with the kid in question get easier soon! I've "missed" you as I've been travelling so much and haven't gotten to write to the ft listserv as much.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Post some pictures! I can't wait to see what that finished shell looks like.

11:04 AM  

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