Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Here's the address: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/vinceturk. It might be a good idea to bookmark it in your browser so you don't have to remember it. If your e-mail program doesn't allow you to click on the above link, just copy and paste the address into your web browser's address (or URL) location.
Please visit Vince's site anytime. You can go there to check in on the him and his family, read the updated journal entries and send him encouraging messages by signing the Guestbook. When you register with CaringBridge and sign his guestbook, you will automatically receive e-mail notifications each time his journal is updated. Or, you can subscribe to receive these notifications even before you sign the guestbook. (Of course, you can unsubscribe from these e-mail updates at any time.)
See you at the site! Thanks for your faithful and unceasing prayers!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
New socks are fun but these really make me happy. They are so bright and psychedelic. Wool dye on acid. I normally hate the pooling that hand dyed yarn can produce but this I embraced and love.
Pattern : Wollmeise Sock by Monica Jines located free on the Loopy Ewe Website
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Ok not this one. This sweater should have been in the previous post because it was a commissioned job but it was for my mother-in-law. It was her Birthday present from her husband. Doesn't she look beautiful?!
Pattern: Bed Jacket by Joan McGowan-Michael in Knitting Lingerie Style
Yarn: Sublime, cashmere merino silk dk in shade: 0011
Mods: I knit the sleeves 1.5 inches longer. I used size 7 needles rather than the 9 that the pattern called for so I knit the 43.5 size and came out with a 39/40 for her measurements.
The closure was purchased from Art for Hair.
Summer of Socks #3
Now for WIPs:
Color is more accurate in this picture:
Detail shot: Color more accurate in top picture.
Production job #1 in July. This is the Simple Raglan by Blue Sky Alpaca in Skinny Cotton. This was made for a shop sample for Knit New London in New Hampshire. Size med. (36-38) is modeled by my mother-in-law.
It fit her so nice she wanted to keep it.
Secret production job # 2 July/August:
The pattern and details will be available later this fall through Blue Sky Alpaca. Won't tell you more than that....sorry.
Production knitting #3
Look familiar? Yep, Simple Raglan (again) in Skinny Cotton (again) This time size Small (32-34).
Monday, June 30, 2008
Pattern: Sleeveless Wrap Sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas
size: 34 (It is a little big on Z)
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in Glacier
Mods: While knitting the waist band and skirt it has you do a short row every 4 rows. On the 5th row it doesn't say to pick up the wrapped stitch but you need to do that or it shows on the skirt. Otherwise knit to pattern.
Began June 23, done June 28.
Summer of Socks has begun. I have my first pr. done:
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Pattern: Bed Jacket from Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael.
Size: I knit 39 in a slightly larger gauge to get a 42 bust.
Yarn: Cascade Sierra (80% cotton, 20% wool) 7 skeins in ivory
Modifications: Other than the gauge, I knit the sleeves to 16.5 inches, 3 inches longer so the flare fell mid arm rather than right above the elbow. No other modifications.
This is the best sleeve seaming I have ever done.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Visited Balboa Park.
Had a nice Sunday brunch at Seaport Village.
Walked along the San Diego Marina. These kites were HUGE.
Friday, May 2, 2008
This weekend I will be traveling down to Pella with my van full of kids for the annual Tulip Festival. You know I love this festival. Each year growing up and residing as an adult I would not miss. I was an avid attender. I didn't just go to my obligatory one or two parades. No. I went to all 6...afternoon and evening for three days! I set aside money for the "must eats" at the booths and grazed from one to the next with anticipation and relish. We camped on blankets and have "our spot" on the city square. We take pictures each year in front of the tulip beds. I have cultivated this love in my children so that, even now living in Minnesota, we travel down with anticipation and excitement each year.
So this is my one request...I respectively ask for you to provide better weather. 53 degrees with 25 mph winds and thunderstorms isn't exactly parade watching weather. I'm not some whiny tourist rolling in on a bus for a few hours. I am a native, born and bred in Pella and have attended every year for oh, I don't know... say 42 YEARS! I really don't think this is to much to ask. We will be arriving this evening and I expect the weather report to improve immensely by the time we arrive.
Note to Minnesota: The only reason I am even considering going down to Pella is because you are forecasting a high of 36 with a rain/snow mix on Saturday. There is much you can do to endear me further to my new State of residence. I am loyal to my State of birth but a couple of 70-80 degree days could turn my love faster than a harlot.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The neat thing about this yarn is that Kathy makes her own handmade soaps and lotions so her store smells so good when you walk in. This morning I got the yarn out of the bags to take pictures and it smells SO wonderful. I keep holding up and smelling it. I hope it continues while I knit the sweaters!
Did you notice our bears? This is one of my favorites. He is carrying a bottle of wine on his back.