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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/
 
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Rockin' Blog and Tales from the Bus

I'VE BEEN NOMINATED!!! Can you tell I'm just a little excited? Jen at Adventures in Knitting nominated me to be a Rockin' Girl Blogger! Thanks Jen! She was my Secret Pal a while back and it's been fun to keep in touch. We may even have the chance to meet up over Thanksgiving break! This great knitting/blogging community has certainly brought a lot of fun into my life!

Now, on to my nominations - they are some really fun and interesting ladies I've "met" via this blog:

1. Ramona at MezzoDiva: Ramona is a professional opera singer who still finds the time and energy to give to others. She sponsored the Campanula for the Cure KAL. All proceeds from her Campanula pattern were donated to the Princess Margaret Hospital to benefit breast cancer research and she participated herself in a walk to benefit the hospital. What a gal!

2. Ellen at Someone Keeps Moving My Chair: Ellen recently moved to Saratoga and we've been emailing for months. We still haven't met up yet - between my health issues and her schedule, we just haven't been able to get it together! But we will soon! It's been fun to read her blog and see my town through a new comer's eyes.

3. Holly at One More Row: Holly lives in Alaska and is the hard-working Mom of two little boys. I love to read about all the craziness that is a household with two little ones and she also posts some wonderful pictures of her corner of Alaska. She has also incredibly found the time to go back to school! Whew!

4. Anne at Ewe Knit Too: Anne is my cousin by marriage and I've known her since her early teen years! Now she's all grown up and married and living in Montana. She's a librarian too! I was so surprised to find that she knits. We haven't seen each other in a few years, but the next time we get to visit Montana, you can bet that Anne and I will be comparing knitting notes!

5. Susan at Susan In Stiches: Susan is an amazing lady living in Australia. She raises goats, knits, and creates quilts that are pieces of art! I love to read what's been going on "down under"!

So ladies - grab the button and display it proudly!

Here's my knitting progress for the week:

Montego Bay Scarf - coming along nicely after I switched to the bamboo needles. We had a slight blip in progress involving a cat and a hair ball. Enough said - the rescue was sucessful ;-)


My bobbin is almost full with my latest creation. I'm going to try to finish this today and skein it up. I haven't decided on a project for this yet - maybe socks and matching scarf or hat. I think I'll have a lot of yardage from this.


One "Bus Sock" completed and number two well on its way! I've really enjoyed working with this yarn and the color stripes are great.


My bus rides have been interesting this week. As I mentioned in my last post, I still feel funny pulling out my knitting in public - I just don't have a lot of practice at it. But, I've been doing it every day on the bus. This week the bus has been crowded enough that I've had people sit with me. The reactions are interesting! Everyone asks what I'm making. Then I've gotten several "Is that crochet?" comments! On Friday the gentleman who sat with me wanted to know " . . . what are you constructing there?" I've never heard of knitting referred to quite that way before! But then, the miracle also occurred this week - another knitter sat across from me and was so excited to see that I was knitting! She was also knitting a sock but with dpn's. She had never seen the Magic Loop method, so was very interested to look at it. She was also "jealous" of my toe up cast on method. We didn't get to talk much more because the bus got pretty crowded, but it was fun. It almost felt a little eerie - like we were members in a secret club! Hopefully I'll have some more tales to tell!

6 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

well done on the nomination! The scarf is lovely too.

catsmum said...

A rockin' blogger? Moi?
I hardly know what to say. Thankyou sweety :]

smilnsigh said...

Congratulations.

Annnnnnd, you are *wise-ass.*

,-) ,-) ,-)

When I got a comment on my 'Dinner at 8" entry, I clicked on the 'name' in the notification e-mail. Like I always do. To see which blog is owned by the 'name' in the comment. My brain doesn't keep all people's names and blog titles, straight. {My brain is old, after all! -grin-} And it was you! *Wise-ass*! >,-)

And yes, it most certainly was good enough to eat!!!

Mari-Nanci

Holly Jo said...

*blush* Thanks for the nomination. :)

I love, love, love your bus sock! I don't know. Something about the brown and the teal together with the stripes. It is lovely.

My husband always jokes that when I find out someone is a knitter and we start talking about knitting it is like we switch to some weird foreign language. :)

Nora said...

Congratulations on your well deserved award.

[Your scarf is gorgeous - I love the colour!]

Jknits said...

Great nominations - it's going to be fun checking them all out.
I am using the beads you gave me for the Secret of the Stole KAL - they go fabulously with the knitpicks Shadow Yarn I chose. We were near Marblehead today.