Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Download LUCY from iTunes and Support Finding a Cure for Lupus
Musicians James Scott Cook and Julian Lennon are doing their part in the search for a cure for Lupus. For both men – this is personal. James’ 92-year-old grandmother, Lucy Cook, has lived with lupus for many years, and Julian’s childhood friend, Lucy Vodden, recently passed away at the age of 46 after a long battle with the disease.
You may already have heard the story that one day four-year old Julian brought home a watercolor painting of his friend and classmate, Lucy Vodden. Julian told his dad that the drawing was “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” which inspired his father, the legendary John Lennon, to write one of his most famous songs of the same name.
To honor both of these women James and Julian have partnered to release the song, “LUCY.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated equally to the Lupus Foundation of America and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in Great Britain to support lupus research.Download LUCY Today!From now until March 15, 2010, 100 percent of the proceeds from each download of the “LUCY” from iTunes will be donated to lupus research.
Don't have iTunes on your computer? Download the software here.Let’s keep the momentum going! Help us spread the word and invite others to support raising awareness of and funds for lupus research. By taking just a few minutes you can honor someone in your life who lives with lupus, just like James and Julian are doing.
Send an e-card (up to 10 per day) to your friends and family, and ask them to join you and “band together” to support lupus research by downloading “LUCY” from iTunes.Learn MoreLearn more about the story behind LUCY on the LFA website.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I've been down for a bit. Last week, we went to Santa Fe, Thursday was great, went out with friends for dinner and had a wonderful time!! But I woke up in the middle of the night hallucinating that the hotel was on fire. I could smell acrid smoke.....like an electrical fire. I ran around checking every device and outlet...I checked the hallways...and Daniel reassured me that it was in my head and I went back to sleep. Big D of course checked online...and found out that this is a sign of brain damage. LOL, thank God for the internet!!
Friday was rough, I woke up still smelling fire. I was tired and emotional all day.
Saturday I woke up in a full blast flare. Headache, nasuea, aches and pains, exhastion, couldn't stand up....very dizzy. Had to have help to pee. So I spent a few days in bed. Didn't get as much knitting done as you'd think. My hands and head hurt. It hurt to look at things.
Daniel really is my greatest treasure. He waited on me hand and foot, and played a book on disc to entertain me while I lay around.
BUT, now I'm feeling better. I'm up!! I'm going again!! YEA
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The yarn sale was awesome! I can't imagine how these ladies have developed the stash that they have, because with all the yummies they were parting with....what must they still have at home??
Laura is buying a spinning wheel this week...so she had to be good and not buy anything!! Meredith managed to be good too somehow. She showed marvelous restraint! But guess who didn't...check out that giant bag of yarn!! OMG!! Let's ask her how she smuggled that into the house past her husband!!! (I got a couple of goodies too)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
And of course....me and my sista Twilight!!! My partner in crime!! My evil Twin!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This one is for my BIL, Nathan, who is such a sweetheart! He gifted me copies of everything Star Trek, including the original series, Next Gen, and all of the movies! I was never a Trekky as a kid, but he thought I'd enjoy having fun stuff to watch on my computer as I'm snuggled in for the winter evenings. He was right! I love the cheese!!! All he wanted for a trade was a hand knitted hat....well I'm making him a scarf too!! Just so I don't feel guilty when I ask him for the next series I want!! LOL The scarf is a sampler with many different stitches to give a wonderful saturation of texture....to compliment the Koolhass Hat. I used a total of 4 skeins.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
But I still have a ton of bulky recycled yarn in my stash!! So I've started another rug for my knitting spot!! It'll be a matching one, but not identical of course. This one will be colors mixed with tan instead of gray. I'm hoping to hold out against winter and make this one a good 5 feet across. Wish me luck!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I decided to go with Feather and Fan lace. It's one of my favorites for a ruffle, so feminine!
Then I used some left over yarn for the I-cord....and some leftover sock yarn scraps for leaves and petals.
Now I'm in the process of sewing it into place. I plan on having it done to wear to our yearly Thanksgiving Day gettogether with friends and neighbors. I really love how it's turning out!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This is basically one long strip of stockingnet, about 18 sts. wide on size 7US needle. Although I worked in smaller lengths, more portable, and sewed them together later. It's wrapped around a one inch thick cotton cord and seamed up, then coiled and sewn together. It's fat and luscious! The colored parts are scrap yarn left over from various projects, and the gray is ripped recycled yarn from an old sweater.
This rug is the best! It has become well loved in appearance. I use it as a meditation mat, and sit on it when I'm going to spend a couple hours in front of my book cases searching old magazines for patterns that I've promised to make. Last fall, I threw it into the back of my friends open pickup bed when we went riding in the country to enjoy the scenery!! I have another bag of leftovers started so I can make another one someday!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
These two are little kitchen rugs that I knit out of acrylic yarn, backed with canvas and fringed. They've been great, kept their shape and color...and have been washed alot. I think acrylic belongs in the kitchen! This is the Log Cabin quilt sqare design, found in the book "Knitted Rugs".
I've made two braided rag rugs, and have strips cut for a third. These are made out of recycled cordouroy and velvet. (the combo makes them thick, cushiony and heavyduty) Thanks to my good friend, Jesse, who runs one of the thrift stores in Taos. She set aside many many things for me as they came into her store. That's where alot of my old sweaters came from too! I still had to pay for them, but I got first pick of all the goodies!
This is my first one. I spent so much time drooling over beautiful rugs that I could never afford, and I was determined to have nice rugs for my beautiful wood floor. I've learned that even with grown children, we are extremely hard on rugs!! So I'm glad I never forked out hundreds of dollars!!!
This is the second rag rug I made! I love the colors I had to work with!! I backed them with burlap to keep down the wear.