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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Back on Computer

     Hello Family and Friends... I have returned to the "cyber" world at least moderately... still flitting back and forth from Anchorage to the Kenai this month. Will be away from my computer again July 8-11 and 21-25 when I return to work and see the granddaughters.
     Perhaps have half of my boxes unpacked and now truly not sure what to do with the rest and limited space. It will all work out - decisions.
     While moving, my original Medieval Lacebook was returned - definitely want to bind it and get photos up - it is amazing! Can't find any of my finished knitting projects - I no doubt "stuffed" the bags as box fillers - hope to unearth them soon. 
     However, I completed the twisted rim hat for my oldest granddaughter's 13th BD in August; the last two days when unpacking, I knitted fingerless mitts during breaktime to match the hat.

     I enjoy the smell of lilacs right outside my studio window - we have had 80 degree weather. 
     It is certainly taking me time to adjust to Anchorage (so nice to have the transition after living in the Kenai area the last 43 years). There is so much access to "anything and everything" it is mind boggling! LOL! 
     I am enjoying my 17-year-old grandson and getting to know him; being around my oldest daughter and my son and all the extended family on a regular basis is such a blessing, too.
     Love and hugs to all. Karen

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Knitting Respite while Packing

     A lovely new friend, Brooke, invited me to join her and Jo's knitting group on Sunday; since we moved all of my "stuff" via uHaul to Anchorage on Saturday, it was a welcome respite to begin a project.
     I am making a hat for my granddaughter, Dareena, who will be 13 in August. The colorway is gorgeous - purchased yarn from Birch Tree Gallery in Soldotna where I met Brooke last fall.
     Below is a photo of the beginning of the hat rim that Brooke helped me with - very unusual cast on - YouTube with Cat Bordhi for Moebius Cast On done with a 47" needle - in essence one works from the middle out both sides until beginning the hat portion by casting off half of the stitches. Not sure which hat portion I am doing yet - considering "So You Think You Can Hat" on Ravelry. Unique moebius!
     I included a photo of Brooke modeling the hat she knitted - actually it is her profile pic from Ravelry... smiles.
     Update: packing is almost done - a few items in the pantry and the refrigerator tonight and then I will begin unpacking Sunday in Anchorage. Returning to Kenai 17-19th to my part-time work.

 Thanks, Brooke, for your help!