Monday, January 12, 2009


It's a special anniversary at our house today ... and even though we can't afford to go off quite as grandly as we did last year, we will go over to the Empress docks tomorrow for an overnight or two. Today I'm working at the store all day, and Michael has things he needs to do around the marina.

So we've been hanging out together for 31 years -- and we're still having fun, too! I think I'll keep him around for another 31, at least... :-)

On Saturday I taught a beginner knitting class at the store -- six enthusiastic new gals, all 20-somethings, know how to knit now! Well, we have one more 3-hour class, but they all had projects on the needles at the end of the first morning -- I love it! My friend Esther came in to help because one of the women wanted to learn how to use those pegged looms -- and Esther's the local expert, as far as I know, so that worked out well.

I've finished the baby blanket ... now I have to decide if I like it.

What do you think? Does it look a little 'psychedelic' to you? It's weird how the colors pooled!

And the Regia socks are nearly ready to start turning the heels ...

And I'm happy to report that my cold is FINALLY going away!


Esther V. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! way to go...
Must take some pictures of the 'knitting board' so others get an idea what you were talking about. Might have one on my blog..will let you know.

Esther V. said...

I found the blog with the knitting board that John Ripper makes..he is sending down a few more for 'the store' to consider...
Check my blog
September 25, 2008
Hope my student is doing ok with her scarf.
Am heading out for a walk..SUNSHINE for a few minutes..have to grab it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

Yes, the blanket is a bit psychedelic. However, they say a baby should be shown strong patterns to stimulate their mind...very stimulating, I'd say! VBG! I bet it's soft and warm, and that's what is important.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the blanket is a little psychedelic - and very cool!!

Happy Anniversary. And yay for teaching new knitters!


Linda said...

Good morning, check your email for a message from me.

Hope you had a wonderful anniversary. Ours will be 40 this July.