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I live in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have a husband who is a masters rower and a daughter obsessed with all things Japanese.  I'm a knitter and a spinner!  When I spin too much yarn I list it on my Etsy shop www.saratogaspinning.etsy.com.
My husband is also a master metalsmith and creates wonderful wrought iron wine racks displayed at www.oldworldwinerackdesigns.com.

I am a volunteer for the AFS student exchange program.  http://www.afs.org/
I'm saratogaknitting on Ravelry, llenz5743 Twitter and Lisa Lenz Lessard on Facebook and llenz57843 on Pinterest!  Come say hello!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Getting Ready!

Here is a picture of my Secret Pal roving spun up ready to go into the cooking pot! I really like the colors. I've cast on for an Elizabeth Zimmerman sweater knit in round from Knitting Without Tears. I'm using an off-white Cascade 220 for the body and will use this yarn for contrast on the yoke. I think it will look great! But lots of stockinette to get through . . .

Here is the yarn all wound up and ready to go!

And here is a scarf I'm knitting up with the Briar Rose yarn I purchased at Rhinebeck. I love the colors - greens and blues. I'm using a Lily Chin cable pattern that I have used before. It was inspired by a post on this great blog: http://www.verypink.com/parasceva.htm

I think this will be a Christmas present for someone!

We had great news this weekend - Mark is now an official Ski Instructor at Gore Mountain!!! He went to a two day instructor course and was one of 25 out of 60 participants chosen for a job this winter! He'll be able to keep in great shape for next season's rowing competitions!

If you have a chance head on over to our Montana cousin Anne's blog and give her a big hello! http://eweknittoo.blogspot.com/


anne said...

yay for mark! i was a kinderski instructer for a season, i'll stick with skiing for fun :) we are in desperate need of snow out west here, so you guys need to come and visit! there is even a ski hill like 30 minutes from where i love (not as good as big mountain though) or you could come in the summer :)

thanks for the advertisment :)

Holly Jo said...

I cannot wait to see your sweater. I have been toying with the idea of doing a sweater with a yoke of handspun. Seen it in books, but I was curious about the process. Congrats to Mark!

Nora said...

Love the yarns and scarf. I've got the same EZ book - which sweater are you making?

Nora said...

... and congrats to Mark.

s t a c i said...

The scarf is beautiful! I found you via your link to me...

Better get a move on if it's a Christmas present!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the scarf pattern. Chunky cables are the best!

Anonymous said...

That scarf and yarn look great! I'm glad you're getting in some good crafty time. :) Sp9