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Afterword on the Olympia Team
Monday, July 18, 2016      6 comments

I'll give an update on the Olympia Team. We suspended the monthly meetings in June because the other co-leader and I both had health emergencies with our husbands (hers had surgery, mine is in hospice). At the same time, though, I met Pat who ... Read more
Finally, a Day to Relax and Craft
Saturday, July 16, 2016      3 comments

No visitors today, so I was free to craft and think about starting new projects. It felt so good....until I realized I had threaded EVERY strand of my warp wrong. Oh well, now I'm using the drafting diagram and it's finally coming out right. ... Read more
Friday is Zumba Day
Friday, July 15, 2016      3 comments

Hospice got my a Volunteer to stay with my husband on Fridays so I can go to my Zumba class at the Senior Center. What's even better, I know her...we were acquainted about 10 years ago and now she comes back into my life. Oh yes, and I've ... Read more
Thursday, July 14, 2016      7 comments

Today I'm still smiling over that photo. My husband was sleeping and no one else here when I tried on the sweater and decided to take a picture. You should have seen a video of me figuring it out. First I thought I'd take a selfie into ... Read more
"Fit to Flatter" Sweater is FInally Done!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

Here's the "Fit to Flatter" sweater. Just finished it yesterday and blocked it this morning. I'm pleased with it as my first intentional fitted knitted garment. ... Read more
Knit Design
Saturday, July 09, 2016      6 comments

I'm on a quest for the perfectly fitted and beautifully knitted sweater! I started with the book Knit to Flatter because I realized I had about eight hand-knitted sweaters in my closet and none of them felt "right". Some were too big, and ... Read more
Weaving Ready
Friday, July 08, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday I did all the calculations for the two weaving projects. My teacher/friend suggested I wrap my yarns on an index card, then "weave" it to see how the yarns go together. I did that, and love the result. Now...I'm ready to warp! ... Read more
Thursday, July 07, 2016      3 comments

My "new Windows 10" computer caused a real nightmare for me last night. It's taken me four months to feel comfortable with the new platform. For the second time within a week, there were messages covering the working area which I could not get... Read more
Saturday, July 02, 2016      4 comments

Our cat is named Sweetheart. She ... Read more
Finishing Knitted Items
Thursday, June 30, 2016      3 comments

This is my result from Craftsy's online class on Finishing Tips for Knitted Items. Here's the right side.... Here's the inside. ... Read more
Finishing Stuff Now
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      6 comments

I've gotten on a roll for working and finishing stuff. My original design that I've been working on since March (the class on Draping & Drafting) finally came together on Monday and I was able to model it. ... Read more
First Ensemble
Saturday, June 25, 2016      5 comments

Did you catch that I didn't show you the ensemble? I wore it yesterday and I DID take a picture. However, when I went to upload it, it hadn't traveled from my phone camera to my computer. So, here is the Paris Ensemble. Pretty casual, but wo... Read more
First Ensemble & Cutting Out my Design
Friday, June 24, 2016      7 comments

Today is the day! I took a class (March-May) on Draping and Drafting ... leading to Designing Clothes. The finale was to design a garment to fit me exactly. I made this for the class as my mock-up and was happy with it. However, the instruct... Read more
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      10 comments

I went to one of my craft buddy's homes today and she pulled out a big bag of clothes. Since she has lost weight, clothes seem too loose on her. I ended up with a fantastic new wardrobe. Then she brought four differently colored belts. I... Read more
My Marathon Boy
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      4 comments

Here is a picture of my son Eric, my daughter Wendy, and me in the middle. Eric came from Maryland to run in the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon....his 10th Marathon (26 miles) in 10 different states. He's a great example of how changing the way ... Read more

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