Gracie is off to the Senior Prom with her friend who is a boy. She looked so beautiful! I hope she has a wonderful time. I can’t believe she will be a senior next year and going away to college the following. She is such a great–I was going to say kid–person!
My boss says I have to start blogging again. June 15, 2011
Well, hello world. I guess it has been a while. What? 2 summers? Wow. A lot has happened since knitting camp. In big knitting news, Ann and I bought a yarn shop–The Village Knitter. It has been a fun and exciting time!
This past weekend Ann and I went to TNNA. We saw great new yarns, met fabulous new and old people. Had a blast with Jessica/Rose-Kim Knits. New and exciting stuff to bring into the store–like The Fiber Company and Swans Island.
The kids. Gracie turned 17 yesterday. She drives! Cameron is 13 and still jamming on his guitar and as sweet as can be. Owen is doing great in school behavior wise–we can’t complain. He is still not talking much but his favorite word is still bagel. Kevin and I are great. He has a new position and travels a lot more than he used to. The shop has been good for me in that way. Although–I want to hitchhike on a trip to Paris this summer!
Knitting Camp July 21, 2009
I guess it takes a few days at Knitting Camp to bring the blog back to life…but for how long? Life has been positively crazy since the last time I blogged in–ahem–November.
Knitting camp was awesome. Ann (Purlingswine), Ricki and I flew out to camp and had a fabulous, fun-filled and educational time! Vicki/Knitorious visited one day too! I was excited to finally attend camp as a knitter, not just visit my mom as she camped. Although I hope she and I will attend together at some point!
Hopefully there is another, more informative post brewing. We did get a dog in November too. I have to share pictures of Shaggy. He’s the best!
Reunion weekend October 20, 2008
Well are you tired of seeing this darn shawl yet? I am not. I love it. The reunion was this weekend. It was a ton of fun although I stayed up too late and drank too much. I was in no position to deal with the catastrophe that struck poor Owen on Sunday (bitten in the back at his respite program). Kevin took him to the ER though and he is not taking the antibiotics they prescribed. So tonight it is my turn…off to the pediatrician for–hopefully–a shot.
It was great to see people. I was disappointed others didn’t come. Most especially I was sad Brian couldn’t make it from France and Maria from Rochester. Thankfully, I see them a couple of times a year anyway.
Interestingly, I spent a great deal of the night talking with a girl we were dreadfully mean to. She’s divorced with no kids–hard to see what we have in common–but her company was enjoyable. I am glad I got in shape and lost all that weight. The grand total (after eating absolutely nothing on Sunday due to hangover) is 40lbs.
The shawl gets its third wear next weekend–a wedding in Nantucket. Good mileage out of the dress and shoes too. Hurray.
Productive days October 3, 2008
Life seems to be getting away from me with me with all that is going on with the kids and school for me. Getting homework done is harder than I expected–especially when knitting temptations are strong. I started Starsky for Gracie in Galway Chunky. It is knitting up so quick that I am wanting to crank it out. Not good when there is a book to read by Tuesday.
Today my mom and I blocked the Myrtle Leaf Shawl. We used her blocking wires. I love them! No need for a million pins. We also made Apple Kuken–a request by Gracie. Yum!
Back to school September 6, 2008
Back to school for all the kids…and me. Yes, I said me but more about that later. Gracie started high school and seems to like it. Of course, all of the teachers are “weird”. Highlights include gym 8th period, Honors English 9th and the swim team. Owen started back at his school. He had a rough summer with nearly 3 weeks off but had a good first day and not so good second day. Cameron began 5th grade and has his two best buds in his class! And Gracie’s old teacher who adored her.
Summer events included the Police concert at Jones Beach, visit from UK friends, a loong drive to Hilton Head where it rained a lot and a fab BBQ at Chez Swine. And I decided to go back to graduate school.
Today I enrolled as a non-matriculated student at the Palmer School of Library Science. I was planning to take the Intro class but was swayed to take an elective in Serving Diverse Populations. It’s an exciting opportunity to bring some of my life experience having a child with autism to the career I hope to have. I am both excited and scared. Knit on.
Can someone tell me where the camera cord is…please? August 2, 2008
Life has been crazy…all sorts going on. Owen’s teacher returned to school and we are starting to get back on track. My birthday came and went. I received a beautiful watch from Kevin–I will spare you the details of the drama that went along with the gift. Gracie and I are going to see Wicked on Sunday too. We are seeing the Police at Jones Beach on Monday. Friends are visiting from London on Tuesday for two weeks. A trip to Hilton Head was planned for the last two weeks of August but Gracie has mandatory swim practice–high school is taking some getting used to and she hasn’t even gotten there!
The Myrtle Leaf Shawl was growing at 10 repeats a week but the last 10 out of 40 are taking a bit longer. I was distracted by a sweater to knit for a fundraiser at Owen’s old school. However, I can’t find the other skeins of yarn. February Lady Sweater dreams dance in my head. Patons Ballybrae from the stash, some old but lovely deep green tweed from Nova Scotia from my mom’s stash (actually the Ballybrae is mom cast offs also) or a lovely new shade of Ultra Alpaca…Winter Squash. YUM!
I think part of the reason knitting has been so prolific was a knee issue. I haven’t been going to they gym. I have a tilted knee cap. Anyone ever have such a thing? Physical therapy is decreasing the discomfort and I should be good as new.
Quiet July 16, 2008
It’s hard to believe things could get any quieter around here but they just might. Owen has had a difficult transition to his new school. The teacher has not been in since day one with no concrete return date. Behaviors are up at school and home…which is to be expected. But the aggression toward me hasn’t been seen in quite some time.
I knit the Araucania Ulmo scarf for Cameron’s teachers. I knit four but only managed to photograph one. Gracie’s chorus teacher has a scarf blocking on the bed…I guess I have to move that before I go to sleep. And my mom gave me a Wollemeise gift today. Must remember to take pictures.
Myrtle Leaf Shawl July 9, 2008
I guess it has been a while. I did attempt a post but the computer froze up. I have started the Myrtle Leaf Shawl from Victorian Lace today. I am using Misti Alpaca Lace from the stash. I have been desperately wanting a black shawl so this is try #2. The Baltic Sea Stole wasn’t looking all that nice in black. I do think the Myrtle Leaf Shawl looks lovely in black. However, I am not sure I care for knitted lace as well as lace knitting. Those unknit yarnovers look so unfinished. As I progress in the shawl…the look is growing on me. I am now on the 5th repeat of 40. I have considered scrapping it and going for the Large Rectangle with Center Diamond pattern but it looks dull.
I is for internet June 16, 2008
The internet is an amazing place. So much information at our fingertips. I love it. Blogging has been sporadic–to say the least. I have been considering changing over to WordPress for some time. The intrepid Ann finally got me over the hump on uploading my old blog over. Thanks Ann.
So please update your bloglines to the new blog. Katyknits. Knitting pictures to come. I hope. A few teacher gifts have been knit. A Koigu blanket finished…just a bit longer than I hoped. And dreams of a stole for an October wedding…in black. From the stash. Barbara Walker books from my mother to be contemplated. School wrapping up. Sigh.