Friday, September 23, 2005

Sandy has a contest where we post a photo of our part of the world sky and have two chances to win some neat yarn. It's a random thing but I WOULD REALLY LIKE THAT YARN. So, here's my sky...lovely as it is this beautiful day in September. I know it's not beautiful for our folks in Texas and Louisiana. I have thought about what I would take if I had to leave my home. We have the threat of fire here with our dry summers so I'm going to make a list of what to take if and when.

My Sky Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Poncho on the quilt that your Mom gave us when we got married almost 35 years ago. Posted by Picasa

For Julie

I am posting these knitting photos for my niece Julie who I just found out is a knitter! She was married this summer to a wonderful handsome man at the most beautiful of weddings. There were lots of people there and we didn't have much time to talk and to learn that we both knit.

I hope that she enjoys looking at the many projects I get myself involved in. I currently have about 6 knitting projects on the needles and at least 6 waiting in the wings. Most of the time they are gifts, so it's difficult to post a finished project that I actually keep, but I do have a few. Look in the Archives also for my other projects, especially the multi-colored shawl that I am particularly proud of.

Tell me what you are currently knitting, your favorite yarns and patterns and maybe we can keep in touch that way.

Love, Aunt Nickie

One Skein Wonder Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Tie One On #3 Posted by Picasa


Above is a version of the case that I contributed to the "Give a Little" fundraiser. It is not enough. In disasters such as this one, no amount of funds or contributions is ever enough. What these folks need is something I can't give...The capability to rebuild their homes, return them to their work and restore their neighborhoods. I hope one day that this becomes a reality.

Silk Needle Case Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 05, 2005


I am working on my donation to the Katrina aid group that has been set up by Margene and Susan. It is a silk needle holder and I will post a picture when I finish it. If you donate some bucks, they will give a prize to one of the donaters every week and the money goes to our folks down south who are suffering in Katrina's wake. So, give what you can and maybe like some of us, donate a goodie. They will be setting up an auction as well for some of the beautiful handmade knitted items from some of our wonderful knitters and they are gorgeous. Google "Give a Little" and you will get all the donated items and a total of our monetary donations. I am proud to be a part of such a group.

On the home front, I am working on the Fiery Bolero from the Spring issue of Interweave Knits in Cashcotton. I am such a slow knitter, but I love the yarn; turquoise in all of its hues is truly my fave color. And because I have been looking forward to fall since June, I got this wonderful angora from Elann to make the Annie Modesitt scarf from Scarf Style pictured below. I've been reading the difficulties that folks have been experiencing making this scarf but I am determined to make it. There are folks on Knitter's Review that I'm sure would be happy to help if I run into any problems and there is another group, a knit-along for the Scarf Style book where I could possibly get some help. The point is, we are not alone. In cyber-space that is.

Elsebeth Lavold Angora Posted by Picasa

Autumn Challange Posted by Picasa

Cashcotton Posted by Picasa

Fiery Bolero Posted by Picasa

Summer tomato bounty Posted by Picasa