Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My friends get me in trouble!


Off I went to the retreat up in Santa Cruz with my pals. On the way up we stopped at Knitting Arts where Jan kindly opened up the shop for us. Gail being the enabler that she is talked me into making this vest in the new Rowan magazine. Ok, maybe she didn't have to push the issue but still... I did this much while at the retreat. The retreat was really fun and relaxing. The nuns ran the place and it was right on the beach. I thought it was pretty funny when one of the sweet nuns came over to the common room we were drinking margarita's (thanks Donna for those festive drinks) and told us that we would need to keep it down because Mass was starting next door.


I then spent Sunday with Laurel and her husband and Rich and friends from a knitting list that I am on. It was a blast but Laurel MADE me start this by simply handing over the yarn that she accquired for me for this shawl. Mean mean woman...

So, now I have these two projects started but of course I can't finish them until the Rose of England is done. Don't ask about where that is as far as done.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

"Rose of England"

Well I am sorry that I haven't blogged in such a long time. I guess that I don't have much to say. It has been a hard and sad few months. My close friend Jean passed away after a long illness and my whole world has been a bit upside down. I could go on and on about what this person meant to me but I won't.

I will move on to the knitting side of my life. I have been knitting this for months. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a pretty fast knitter. This is not much to show for 2 months of knitting. I have taken more time ripping than I have knitting on this. I am determined to finish it though. In many ways this "Rose of England" pattern by Kinsel has kept me sane. It is a type of meditation (although frustrating) that has kept my hands and mind busy through a really hard part of my life.

The Rose of England

On another front... Mr Yarn is going for an interview in Montreal this Sunday. I am not going to sit home and fret this time. I will be off for a girls few days of knitting in Santa Cruz. I think I can use some wine and laughing about now.