Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alive and Well

Hello, friends!  I am back after many weeks!  Thank you Sam (Heather) and Christina for asking me to blog!
Carol, Theresa and I have been teaching knitting at the library once a week.  It's going pretty well.  I have been getting back to my green smoothies and salads, which is helping me to feel better.  I am reading some books by Dr. Henry Cloud (about healthy boundaries and taking responsibility for my life).  Good stuff!
In my knitting life (which is what you have all grown accustomed to seeing here) I have been a sock-knitting whirlwind.  I made a pair for Tim, a pair for Theresa to wear at the March for Life, a pair for me, and I started another pair possibly for Eileen.  Eileen has thanked me repeatedly for the pair she got last fall and she is now my new favorite person!
Some time ago I bought a Rowan sweater kit on Ebay for cheap (the person didn't really know how to list it so that Rowan-collectors would see it).  I found the listing and bought it for the Magpie (a worsted weight that had been discontinued).  It included loads of a DK weight yarn as well, which I put aside in the stash without much thought.  WELL, last night I started knitting the Hermione Scarf (see Ravelry) with said DK weight yarn and I Can't Stop.  Well, I stopped long enough to tell you lot about it and to pin it to a board to show you:

I am not fussy about it matching the one worn by Hermione in Half-Blood Prince, but I am loving mixing around different color scemes and charts. Color knitting and cables have an appeal to them that I just cannot explain to a non-knitter.  Try it!  You will love it!


  1. Wow! You know you are my hero! That is really amazing. You should post the link in your blog used with permission of course. I tried reading a chart once and my Chinese isn't that great. I couldn't wrap my head around reading right to left on the opposite rows. I'll have to fly you out for a class. ;P

    So good to see your blogging again. I want to make a knitting/ gaming blog just so you can see what's going on...

    Love you!

  2. Yay!!! A new post!! I may stop in next week to see you all at the knitting class.

    I hope to finish my sweater by this weekend and go to Carol's if she's available and block it. Maybe I'll get to wear it to mass.