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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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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fall Activities

It is definitely fall here in upstate New York. The leaves are beautiful shades of red and gold and are completely covering our yard . . . Thankfully, my doctor has banned me from raking due to some allergy issues! Couldn't have asked for a better prescription!

Here's our little kitty Annabelle trying to get in on the knitting video . . . Why is it that they always always always want to be right on top of whatever it is you are doing???


I've started the Queen Anne's Lace Scarf. It is a very easy crochet pattern, but you don't have to tell anyone that! It works up crazy fast - great for tv watching or last minute gifts.



Here is some wool that I just drafted slightly and let go into the wheel any old which way. So it's thick and thin, bulky and fine! I don't have all that much of it, so I'm not sure what it will become - maybe a small hat for one of the "little dudes" living next door.

This turned out exactly the way I wanted it! It's a combination of Merino and Romney and I really love how the colors came together. I always find myself spinning on colored roving trying to think of what to ply it with. It goes so much further if I ply it with another yarn rather than just plying it with itself. And the possibilities are endless. I could easily have gone for black on this instead of the white Romney. I also love to choose a commercial yarn to ply with. Even more possibilities!



The Rowing Cat and I went up to Camp Chingachgook last night for a Sailebration Dinner for the YKnot Sailing group. Mark was working, so we went as his "representatives". It was fun! The Camp Director offered the Rowing Cat a job next summer working with the 4 - 7 year old day campers. They really really really want to get her involved in the camp and she refuses to be a camper any more. Hopefully this will work for her! I also signed her up for NaNoWriMo! She has to write a 15,000 word novel in the month of November! It's my job to keep her motivated!

Oh, and we're also in WAITING MODE for the TWILIGHT MOVIE . . . ;-)

3 comments:

KnittingKnirvana said...

I love that pink and gray combo on the Queen Anne's Lace Scarf. How fabulous that your daughter is writing a novel! Please keep us posted on her progress!! :)

Lin said...

Your crochet is lovely, especially in that yarn.

Kylie said...

Hey Lisa,the bengal was the only one that liked to stick her claws into it, saying that I think she would stick her claws into anything :(

Love the scarf :)