Saturday, August 19, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

It is a lovely day here in Montana. The sun is shining, the wheat should be able to be cut, and I"ve already had birthday greetings from Rick, Mom, Delaney, and Garrett. My new boombox is out of the box and the radio stations have been programmed. The kids got an Italian Charm bracelet with UM Griz and Diet Coke on I"m now ready to gather more charms. This evening, Delaney and I will go to Pirates of the Carribean...I wish the rest of us could go too.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Funky means....

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?I'm not allergic to fibers, but I am sensitive to floral (and other sweet or heavy) smells.

Do you prefer any fibers over others?There are so many fabulous fibers available...but I can't see regular worsted weight acrylic as a favorite for funky...then again, I could be wrong!

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky! I see funky as a unique construction, way cool yarn, OR a combination of the two. For the construction, that could be the mobius scarf or the one from Knitty ( ) or for the Yarn, this is so cool (the so called scarf and his dish clothes! )

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern? Which ever works best for my partner!

What are your favorite colors? I love jewel tones...ruby, sapphire blue, emerald greens, purples, even turquoise!

What is your favorite piece of art? Starry, starry night

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face? Orange or yellow...I like blue tones of red though!

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl? scarf...or something not is sort of a confined space problem of mine

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf? Long/Thin lol...although I"m only 5'3" so perhaps thin/medium??!

What is the climate like where you live? I'm in Montana...scarves are a part of life!

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe? Which ever works best for my partner...I found my new classroom is COLD all winter long, so I could do either!

What else would you like your partner to know about you? I teach high school math, but I also help the students who are learning to knit...that usually happens in the last 20 minutes of class time. If my partner needs more info, I would LOVE to help out!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Some Pictures of the Fair

Here are some pics of Garrett and Delaney with their steers. This was at the 4 County Marias Fair in Shelby, MT 2006. Garrett's steer won the carcass...which is the second year in a row that has happened for Garrett. This was Delaney's first year in steer, but she did quite well as her animal was 12th out of 60 animals.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Funky Scarf Swap

I've signed up for a scarf swap...should be fun!

To sign up go here:
Make sure they know the password is fss2006

And the website is here:

Friday, August 04, 2006

August Knitting Goal

I plan on finishing a sweater I started over 8 years ago. It was begun for my daughter, but now it will be for my best friends little girl. The sweater is knit from the top down (or I would have lost ALL the parts in those years), but it will need some changes. I only had a sleeve and a neckline left to do...but now I only have a small ball of yarn that I can find. My solution will be to unravel the finished sleeve to a short sleeve length, then I will use that yarn to do a matching short sleeve, and the neckline. Dang, now that it is in writing, it sure does look official!

Pictures will be coming!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Wanna See My Knitting?

I have been busy with the Summer of Stash...and here were the Shelby fair results! First there is the Irish Scarf KAL. Then there was the poncho I made for Carly. Next there was the Felted Lopi Bag. I will take this to the State Fair...I bet it will have a better placing there as they will know more what they are looking for. Then there are the mittens,(adult was given blue, the childrens were given a the larger fair there are actually 2 sections for mittens, but there is only one section here in Shelby)dish cloth, and pot holder. Finally there is a rolled brim hat, socks, and key hole scarf. Whew, there is even more knitting which didn't go to the fair, but that is for another post!