Friday, May 18, 2007

ATD Swap

My ATD group is doing a black and white swap this month and this is what I came up with. I fudged just a bit and added some silver, but it just needed that extra punch! I hope my partner will like it.

The Sweater is Finished!

After many weeks and much tearing of hair, the sweater is finally completed. If I didn't love the color so much, I might not have been motivated to finish this one. It required much more time and determination than I thought it would. But I'm glad I stuck with it. The color is called "Emerald City" and is much richer than in this photo. The stitch is called "double moss" and I enjoyed that very much. It was probably a little more advanced than I was ready for, having knitted only socks and dog sweaters until now. It's a little big for me and I'll do a smaller size if I try this pattern again, but it will be great for layering during the Maryland winters!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Been tagged!

Whew! I've been tagged three times this morning! What that means is that I'm supposed to list 7 random things about myself on my blog, and then tag 7 other people who will, hopefully, do the same thing! Be sure to let people know you've tagged them!
Sooooooooo, here you go:
1. I love to create, but it doesn't come easy for me. I often begin a project without the faintest idea what I'm going to do, and with little confidence in the outcome.
2. I was a college dropout, but went back to school when my oldest daughter began her college career and finally completed my program in my 40s.
3. I used to love to cook, but I can't enjoy the things I like to cook best breads and cakes and pies and good stuff like that. So now I take the quickest, easiest route to meal preparation I can find.
4. Roy and I will celebrate 55 years of marriage in August! People tell me I look too young for that, but I think I look pretty old!!
5. TV doesn't appeal to me very much these days. So much sex and violence, or just plain foolishness in most shows....and that's just the newscasts!
6. I'm not as easily offended as most people think I am....if you met my two brothers, you would understand that! LOL!
7. I love to birdwatch in my backyard, but right now the grackles have pretty much taken over the feeders, except for the thistle feeders. So I still get a number of goldfinches to watch everyday, a rabbit or two, a lizard here and there, and an occasional deer. An owl comes to oversee the property once in awhile, too.
Now, I must go look for someone who hasn't already been tagged!!!!