Monthly Archives: February 2015

Entertaining myself

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I always travel with my “activity bag” … Knitting, Kindle, iPad … It’s easy to entertain myself. 

The problem with working on multiple projects is that measurable progress is so slow! I’d been working on the purple lace scarf before they canceled my flight … The short rows make it easy to pick up and put down. Last night I knit on the Cameo shawl and this afternoon, with the canceled flight, I pulled out my Brickless shawl. The rows are longer and it takes a little more concentration than the other two projects but I’ve got time now!

I was afraid of this

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I’m stuck in Atlanta for 9 hours after my flight to Newport News was canceled … that’s assuming the one they’ve rebooked me on tonight isn’t canceled too as all flights to NN have been canceled so far today.

Luckily, I have my Kindle and my knitting, and the Sky Club. I’ve got a comfortable seat by the window and I just had them pour me a glass of wine.

Trending now

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Every so often I check the stats for my website to see which pages/quilts are being viewed and downloaded. Sitting in the airport this morning, I checked and this one is getting a number of views right now … It’s a favorite of mine, recreated from an antique quilt I saw on eBay. Click the link below to go to the website and view the instructions. 

Solid Stars and Strings

Chasing the elusive

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I have only completed one shawl in this yarn (Wolle’s Color Changing Cotton) and yet I continue to chase it down and order it. I’m working on a second one right now and this group does do KAL’s (even though I’m sadly behind) which is encouraging me to use (and buy) more.  It’s a little fussy to work with having four strands of non twisted cotton but it’s well worth the effort. 

My newest acquisitions 


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I should be knitting my Brickless shawl which is a KAL this month but instead, I pulled out my Cameo, such an enjoyable knit up to this point …. and I’m loving my yarns together.


I’ve got about 6 more repeats of my stripe section before moving on to the lace.


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I wish I could say there was going to be something interesting on the blog this week but life is pretty boring around here and I’m traveling again on Thursday – going back up to VA. So tax prep and family stuff is just about all that’s happening … I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to get some piecing in starting Tuesday of next week.

Breezy and overcast

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The weather isn’t ideal for the beach or pool but we’re enjoying our last couple days. Yesterday, we moved to a hotel on the ocean and have a large wrap around balcony.


This morning I’m knitting waiting to see if the sun will come out and stay … If it does, we’ll head down to the beach.


If not, we’ll stay up here and enjoy the view and the sound of the ocean.