Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodbye, 2006!
It is hard to believe it's going to be a new year in 30 minutes. In some aspects, 2006 seemed to fly by!
I took this photo while leaving work one evening in early December. We had just had a foot of snow a few days before. I could not resist using this as a farewell to 2006. Thankfully I did not have to work today {I've worked many a holiday on tech support help desk}, so I do not have a photo of sunset at work the last day of 2006. Our flag is probably still at half-mast in memory of our 38th President, Gerald Ford, who passed away December 26th at the age of 93. He was our longest living president.
May everyone have a safe end of 2006 and a healthy, happy 2007! I hear some fireworks now even though it's not midnight yet.
Carpe knitting,

Friday, December 22, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
I could not resist showing a few pictures of some houses in my area. A number of homes were decked out this season. The owner of this one tells me they currently have 40,000 lights. They start before Halloween and spend 3 months putting up the lights.

He went on to tell me that it will take them 3 more years to collect all of the lights they want. At that time, they will have 75,000 lights! Whew! Wonder when they will have to start putting their lights up then?!

Here's another home for those who prefer all white lights.

Are you a fan of Knitty ? For those not familiar with it, this online 'zine has knitting patterns for a variety of tastes.

Looking back at the Fall06 issue of Knitty, a pattern caught my attention that I had missed when this issue first came out. The Lizard Ridge afghan by Laura Aylor jumped out at me as I looked at those beautiful colorways of Noro Kureyon. {A friend with Japanese heritage tells me the English translation for the Japanese word "kureyon" is "crayon."}

Right above the pattern is an advertisement for Yarniverse's Kureyon Club. I contacted Yarniverse in Memphis, Tennessee and signed up. They have sent out 2 shipiments so far, so I asked for both shipments in the same envelope. They were very quick to send the beautiful Kureyon and patterns. Every 5 to 6 weeks you receive a different colorway of Kureyon, along with a suggested pattern.

Next I came across the Leapin' Lizards knitalong for this fun afghan. This is my first knitalong {KAL} to join. I am enjoying reading the posts and seeing pictures of everyone's progress. I have definitely found inspiration for a great project for the new year. My plans are for version 1 with the variety of colorways.

Carpe knitting,

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Whew! It's one of those days at work!!
Special thanks to my graphics guru friend Dottieb for this image.
Carpe knitting,