Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary. March is our favorite month of the year for more reasons than one; not only because of our anniversary but also because March is the month of the birth of both our children. Rodney and I celebrated our anniversary this year with the simple pleasure of an outing to historic Salisbury, NC for some antiquing. I certainly missed out on my knitting group/class but this was something special to share with Rod.
After several hours we found the perfect bone china cup & saucer to add to my collection. By the way, I only have three in my collection; new hobby we/I started a year ago. (never been much interested in collecting)
Ironically, after Rod and I found THE first cup & saucer a year or so ago in Salisbury, we had a meeting at a client's home who was getting ready for a luncheon that same day. Linda showed us around her beautiful home and, much to my amazement, there in her dining room was the most beautiful collection of bone china cup & saucers you could imagine with a story behind each piece! It just made me that much excited about my new "collection".
My daughter gave me a beautiful cup & saucer for Christmas and, of course, I cried; not so much for the monetary value but the sentimental value (the thought that went in to choosing the gift). It showed me she listens and cares.....

Rod and I finished our celebration with lunch at one of our favorites.... Sidewalk Deli

"Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart"

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The new Interweave Knits Spring 2009 magazine is out and it is rockin'! I am so excited about it and have already picked out at least a half a dozen projects.

Some of my favs in the magazine are:
Silk Cocoon Cardigan on pg 28
Petal Halter on pg. 32
Diminishing Rib Cardigan on pg. 36
Soap Bubble Wrap on pg. 37
Hannah Fettig's Whisper Cardigan on pg. 41
Sculptured Lace Scarf on pg. 42
And, oh my goodness, can't believe I almost overlooked the Delphine Lacy Cap-Sleeve Top on pg 20! My absolute favorite in the magazine! This pattern is from the new knit book called "French Girl Knits" of which I do not own yet but it is on my wish list. I am sort of a knit book and cook book junkie so I am practicing self-restraint; at least this week.
The pattern is knitted with #2 Sportweight yarn like Blue Skys Alpacas Silk and is knitted on sizes US 2,3, and 4 needles. This is a must for me to knit and would look so amazing on my daughter!
I love, love lace knitting; it is so feminine so of course I am attracted to any article or pattern that has lace. That being said, there is a good little article in Interweave Knits called "Shaping Lace with Short-Rows" by Kristin Omdahl. She offers some good info beyond the basics of lace knitting.

The ads in the magazine for new yarns and patterns are pretty awesome too. I am itching to go to the yarn shop and lust after some of those luxurious yarns; so trying not to spend any more money for yarn or books, for now! Can't wait for this stinking economy to turn around for more reasons than one. Now that is an issue we could spends hours discussing OR debating so let's just leave it at that.

You know, there are only so many hours in a day to do all you want or need to do and it never seems like the day is long enough. I am sure many of you feel the same way. Too, too much on my list to do and too many "extras" I like to do like knitting, cooking, gardening, hiking, running, etc.... I have gone three days without a chance to touch my needles and I am going in to DTS! Gotta go, picking up my needles to knit a row or two.

Have a great week and check out Interweave Knits!

.....He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair..." Isaiah 61:3