Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For Linda's Hope

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Linda is a sweet gal I have known since elementary school. Recently she was diagnosed with a second bout of leukemia. She will be receiving a bone marrow transplant later this year, but as a mom with a couple of sweet girls at home it will be difficult for her to pay for her medical care.

A benefit in her honor (Linda's Hope) will be held at Hiawatha Bar in Racine, WI on Sept. 5th where and when this shawl will be auctioned. If you wish to donate an item for silent auction, please contact me and I will put you in contact with Linda for more information.

Not For Sale

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Finally, after months of weaving scarf, after shawl, after scarf, after shawl, I decided to make one for myself. During a trip to my LYS I picked up three skeins of Malabrigo in my "dream palette" if you will...And I am ecstatic with the results. Not only is it supremely beautiful, but also unbelievably soft and squashy. I cannot wait for winter!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I am a little behind on Everything

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I don't know why but I am on an artistic roll right now. I can't seem to lay off the needles or the loom! Good thing is I am completing projects!!! Love that. Downside is that a lot of other things around my house (cleaning, changing diapers, etc) are not being done as often or as thoroughly as they probably should.

About Kim: I ordered this kit (3 week custom dye job) weeks before starting WW and now 20+ lbs lighter I would probably fit at least a size smaller. But hey! Who doesn't love a big slouchy warm sweater when the weather gets cooler, right?


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Hey, how do you like my light switch?

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My Perl Grey Kim sweater that I actually finished a while ago but am just posting now.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I am in love

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With "Sweetheart" my newest scarf. I modified my chevron lace pattern a bit to include another center panel of lace and am really pleased with the results!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


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Gosh. I haven't gone Latin dancing in ages! I used to love to get tarted up on a Saturday night and go out with my girls to whatever bar was having Salsa night.

However, it was more fun to get together with my fellow Mechistas for a baile somewhere in vacant parking lot. Shuffling our feet to tejana, norteneas and my personal favorite, cumbia....Ahhhhhh, memories.

The bright fun colors in this scarf really stirred up some memories of a very different time in my life!