Thursday, March 30, 2006
Yesterday my wish came true. The grey (or is it gray) bag that came was filled with this!
It appears that the "gray" varient appeared later, as an American English varient of "grey". Both have *mostly* the same many meanings. So yes, "grey" is a color, and was always so. Us Americans had to go and be different with "gray."
Thursday, March 23, 2006
I used the "twisted rib" for the cuffs. Row 1: knit 1 through the back loop, p1. Row 2: K1, purl 1 through the back loop. Repeat these two rows.
Right now I can't even think about DH's sleeves. His FLAK sweater will have to wait a bit. Janet posted FLAK - Part 7 (The Body) the other day so I guess I should get busy.
I love the artwork that was selected for this year's MS&W. The design was done by Martha Polkey who is a member of the Blue Ridge Spinner's and Weaver's Guild, a group I recently joined.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
30 oz. beef broth
6 cups water
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (Old Bay)
16 oz. whole tomatoes
20 oz. mixed vegetables
5 cups sliced potatoes
16 oz. crab meat
Combine broth, water, onion and seafood seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Stir in crabmeat. Simmer 1 1/2 hours more.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
This post is dedicated to my G-Aunt Maywood Belvie Cross (April 7, 1907 March 11, 2006). Here is a poem Maywood wrote on her 90th birthday.
April 7, 1997
Now that I am ninety
there are things I can't do
when you get to ninety
you will be like that too.
I can't walk a straight line
I can't read a simple line
but it will get worse
when I am ninety nine.
I have reached the age of unaccountability
also the age of depends.
I have reached the age of speaking my mind,
but that's how you loose friends.
Things I don't have to do
to irritate people -
comb my hair
take a bath
talk when they don't want me to.
So now that I am ninety,
some things I want to keep,
my sweet smile, my winning ways
and the rest of my teeth.
Maywood almost made it to ninety nine. I will carry her spirit in my heart forever.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Yesterday I attended a Felting Workshop sponsored by the Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers Association. The instructor was Renate Maille-Moscowitz. Renate will be demonstrating this year at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.
I was surprised to see Linda there. We partnered up. Linda (that's her on the right) has the coolest store in the historic town of Waterford, VA. She raises Corriedale-Lincoln sheep and that's how I met her. My friend Vanessa and I were attending a spinning class in Waterford and stumbled into her store where she was spinning. Vanessa and I spent a long time talking to Linda and we purchased some of her lovely fleeces.
Here is Linda's store. It's the coolest.... Look around and you will see sheep and spinning stuff. The cardboard boxes on the upper shelf is filled with fleeces.