Sittin 'n Knittin

musings on knitting, family and life in general

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!

2008 promises to be great year and I can think of no better way to start than in a home of our very own. This afternoon we moved the last dribs and drabs out of the old place and finally are completely in the new place.  It's not pretty, but then moving never is, is it? Tomorrow unpacking and organizing begin in earnest and I might even have a few minutes to knit!  I remember packing the camera cord, but which box?  Or is it in a bag? Pictures if I ever find it.

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

We closed on the house Thursday afternoon and I wanted to say thank you for all the well wishes. We tore out carpet Thursday night, with the help of our Realtor(!!) The wood floors have been refinished and rumor has it that Santa himself will be venturing down the chimney at the new place later this evening. I'm off to pack up the air mattress, suitcase and a small kitchen kit so we can 'camp out'. Enjoy your holiday! I know we will.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

H is for...

How long has it been since I posted?! As a partial explanation, I give you:

H is for Househunting, which leads to Househunting Headaches, which lead to Househunting Hell which is the direct cause of Househunting Heartache which eventually (if you say the right prayers and burn enough candles) leads to Househunting Happiness and then to Holy Cow We're on the Verge of becoming HOMEOWNERS!!

It's a very long story that I will refrain from boring you with. Inspection Saturday, hope to close in time to spend Christmas Eve in our own home!


Saturday, September 22, 2007

G is for...

Gray Hair! It would seem everyday I find another, but on my birthday? I think they multiplied last night. Now, don't get me wrong, I actually like my gray hairs. Every one. I will never color them. They way I figure it, I've earned them. And as someone who often marches to the beat of a different drummer, I can appreciate that they seem to have a mind of their own; they kink and are unruly. They will not be tamed. After a lifetime of mostly straight hair that doesn't like to do much but go flat before I've even left the house, I look forward to the adventure that a full head of gray hair will provide.

Birthday Bangs, with Grays

So, do you flaunt or deny your grays?


Thursday, September 20, 2007

F is for Flyboy!

F is for Family. With every passing year I appreciate my family more. My parents have never told me how I should live my life, raise my son, treat my husband. They have never pushed, guilted or judged. They appreciate me, and have no unrealistic expectations. They and my little brother mean the world to me.

And Flyboy. What can I say? Motherhood is the most amazing journey. And most of the time Flyboy makes it rather painless. He's a great kid with such shining optimism and enthusiasm he truly brightens my life. I cannot imagine life without him.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

E is for...

Can you handle another nickname? Somehow, over the years, the ubiquitous "Anne Banana" morphed into Eenie Bean. And it stuck. I've been answering to it for at least 30 years. Gotta love family!

A Finished Object:
Solstice Slip socks
STR lightweight in colorway Firebird
June 2007-August 2007

I enjoyed knitting these and hope to have the opportunity to wear them this week as we head into fall here in New England.

As soon as I opened the Fall issue of Interweave Knits, I knew I would knit the Minimalist Cardigan. Having recently catalogued most of my stash over on Ravelry, I decided I had no excuse to buy new yarn. Shocking, yes, I know. However, I think I found something suitable. I'm using some Hemp Yarn that is 55% hemp, 45% cotton. I scored this yarn at the HCSS Yarn Swap last year (or was it the year before...?) and thought it would add some interest to my wardrobe with the bonus of being machine washable. Of course, gauge is vastly different, but I think I've got it under control.
I'm 5 inches in and while I can only knit with this inelastic yarn in short chunks, I'm loving the results so far.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

D is for...

Duluth, MN where I was born.

Diamonds. When I was 22, I had a really, really bad break up with my first post-college boyfriend. I realized I didn't need a man in my life to feel complete, that I could be complete and be by myself. Around this time I moved to California. While exploring San Francisco one day, I found this simple, elegant, beautiful estate wedding ring in a little jewelry store in Union Square. I bought it for myself, my first diamonds, as a symbol of my independence. I wear it always.


CeCe fini!

C is also for CeCe!

CeCe by Bonne Marie Burns
RYC Cashsoft 4 Ply in Eggplant

OK, so it's been done for like a month, and the photo is crap but her she is! I LOVE this sweater, especially now that the mornings are a bit chilly on the way to work. I think I've worn it every morning for the past week and a half. Cashsoft feels so luxurious, it feels like a treat to wear. Even better, I got this yarn dirt cheap when Knit Happens had that huge sale a while back and it cost me less than $20. Woohoo!