A few days ago, oh lucky me, I had a facial over at Ruby Violet's on Alberta street. I had been looking forward to this treat for weeks and literally ran to this cute little tucked away spa. Sarah, the owner of Ruby Violet, took good care of me and my face! The best part of it all was a good massage and I felt so invigorated. And then it happened... I had a hard time getting up from the massage table...I stumbled to the hallway and told Sarah I needed a few minutes to get myself together. I sat down on the bench for a few, had a glass of water and then... oh my word... I felt how my whole...
Pattern: PortiaBook: Venezia “Una Volta”, Designer Louisa HardingYarn: 1.5 balls of Grace-Silk & Wool by Louisa HardingNeedles: Addi’s circ 24″ US 5 and Addi circ 24″ US 7Cast on date: March 19 , 2008Cast off date: March 20 , 2008 Again a quick knit... 2 days! Quick for sure, this lovely little beret pattern called Portia by Louisa Harding. However enjoyable... hmmm... not too much. I had a hard time figuring out the lace pattern and saying aloud what stitch would come after the other stitch really helped me. Usually, I simply "understand" a lace pattern and I don't have to count too...
Sometimes a change of scenery will do wonders... So I have discovered ever since I arrived in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Just the other morning, when the beach was still quiet and heavenly peaceful, I stood with my bare feet on the white sandy beach, watched the palmtree leaves sway in the ocean breeze and I took a deep deep breath. Then I waited patiently for a strong breeze and when it finally arrived, I threw my arms way up in the air and cast away all of my sorrows. January and February have been tough months... As for March? I say let the good times roll! Getting my Mojo back...
I haven't been knitting at all... instead I just sit motionless at the Teahouse and look out of the window while life is passing by. All I want to do is just sit still... and contemplate. Tears were shed, stories about Frank were told, bursts of laughter occured, but most importantly of all for me, I was able to give Frank's passing some closure during his Memorial at Irving Park. Healing After a hurtful event, we pick up the pieces, lick our wounds and healing can commence. Everybody has their own way of healing. My healing consists of talking about what has happened, telling people that...
First of all I would like to say thank you to knitter Mysparetime and knitter Punkin for pointing me towards Elizabeth's Zimmerman's sewn bind off technique. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help! By the way, I always appreciate it when readers leave me a comment. I very much love to hear from you and it has been more than once that commenters inspire me and get me going on writing patterns. Secondly, I would like you to know that it is time for me to give this whole weblog thing some serious thought. Don't get me wrong, blogging has been a real pleasure for me ever since I...
Except for a power outage... I was happily knitting away the other night when suddenly the power went out. Oh shoot... now what..? I guess no knitting... Will you believe me when I tell you that I felt rather lost? I just did not know what to do with myself and after lighting some candles I just sat in my knittingroom, motionless for several minutes. If one cannot knit, one can phantasize about it! I picked up my Chunky Rowan Cashsoft swatch, held it in my hands and closed my eyes...oh my word, it is so soft... wouldn't it be heaven to feel this on my bare skin? After some more...
I got Textured Tunic down When I first saw Textured Tunic in the book Fitted Knits, I immediately fell in love with it. However, I was so intimidated by knitting sweaters, and did not believe I was ready for it yet. Now, several months later, I am so ready. Bring it on, Textured Tunic, I can knit you, no problem. And let me tell you something: I got Textured Tunic down. I got her down in a way that I had to make modifications to the pattern. In this entry, I will discuss my modifications extensively. When I am completely done with knitting my tunic, I will provide detailed written...
Roadtrip to the fruit orchards of Hood River Ever since I arrived in Oregon, I had heard about the fruit orchards in the Hood River area. This time of year is the perfect time to head over there because of the apple and pear harvest and I was happy and excited as a child when we finally made the road trip to the fruit orchards. As we drove alongside the Colombia River Gorge, we were surprised by the strange wheather; it was drizzling rain and the sun was shining brightly at the same time. Because of this, many little rainbows rose up from the Columbia River, forming a gigantic rainbow river...
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart" ~ Confucius Wheresoever this little knitter goes, she takes her knitting with her... When going to a teahouse or coffeehouse, I take my knitting with me. When I go to have something to munch, I take my knitting with me. When I travel, I take my knitting with me. When sipping mah booz, I take my knitting with me. Where ever I go, I take my knitting with me. Hoped to have finished another picture tutorial, but alas. Remember the fingerless gloves I made for the Seattle Hostes? I had hoped to post a picture tutorial of that very...
A few days ago, when I was walking towards a company where I was scheduled for an interview, a little 3 year old boy walking with a woman caught my eye. Although they were walking side by side, something seemed off... it was as if they were not connected to each other. I did not give it any furhter thought and prepaired myself for my interview. An hour later, just as I walk out of my interview, I again see the odd sight of that little boy and the woman; the boy was tagging along with her and when she looked at me I asked her if everything was okay. "Do you know this little boy?", she asked...
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