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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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Thursday, January 01, 2009

January 1

New Year's has dawned sunny and cold cold cold. Mark is off to Gore again today for ski school. He'll probably get lots of kids today . . .

The Rowing Cat and I will be staying snug and warm at home today. Maybe I can get her to cast on for the hat she's been making noises about . . .

I'm working on an entrelac Market Basket bag for a friend. She's been admiring mine and asked if I'd make one for her. She chose chocolate brown and turquoise! I think the colors look great together. I think I made my original Market Bag back in 2000, so it's been fun to revisit entrelac. A co-worker of mine has even been inspired to knit her own! She has never done entrelac before, so it was a leap of faith. You just have to do exactly what the instructions tell you to and then magic happens!

I'm also working on my favorite sweater pattern once again. It's called the Cabled Yoke Pullover and it's by Lidia Karabinech from an old issue of Interweave Knits. It's great TV knitting - just knit one round, purl one round around and around and around.

And here's a glimpse of my spinning this week! So much fiber goodness can be had when I get a week off from work! It's Merino from Theytoldmesew, an Etsy shop.

And here's a picture of our cat - using my shawl during her nap . . .


Jknits said...

The bag looks fantastic - what a great color combo your friend picked. Enjoy the knitting and have a very happy new year.

Kylie said...

What a great colour combo, I never would have thought of brown & turq together. It looks great.

knittingknirvana said...

I just love your color combo for your market bag! Isn't the magic of entrelac fun?