Crafty Rantings

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Friday, September 08, 2006

My SP8 Secret Pal Kaylee

I have talked about my SP8 Secret Pal Kaylee but I would really like people to read her blog and meet this absolutely wonderful and amazing lady. You can find her blog at:

She's currently living in West Virginia although she's from Texas originally. She amazes me! She works, goes to school, knits up a storm (fuzzy feet!!! Now that could entice me to try socks - watch out Roni, you'll have to teach me!) and she has recently done some dying that, for me, really is to die for! I do not have the courage to try half of the things she does, probably because I could never do it as well!

She really *did* spoil me! And inspire! She passed along help with blogs and knitting and pattern links that were intriguing and fun. One of my current projects is from a pattern she shared with me (sorry... presents being made so I can't spill what they are just yet!).

Kaylee, you are really wonderful and I am so happy I had an opportunity to meet you. I think we'll be friends for a long time!

Lynn, aka Grammy Penguin

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bloggers Can Have No Secrets

It's impossible to have secrets when you blog. I have really, honestly, been knitting. The big problem is I cannot talk about them here because then there goes any kind of surprises for birthdays, holidays, anything. So how do I solve this problem? I'm going to talk about experiences instead of projects.

Before I do, however, I owe an extremely HUGE thank you to the person responsible for pushing me to grow as a knitter. Brooke. By inviting me to join the Knitting Circle (KC), she not only gave me an opportunity to get together with ladies I knew through another organization who became great friends and to make new friends (hi Roni!). It was there that I added to what I already knew. I could cast on, bind off, knit, purl, yarn over and for the most part, follow a pattern. I had made a sweater in the past, afghans and other simple things. Now I was making purses and learning how to felt. I would never have experimented or expanded had it not been for Brooke. So THANK YOU!!

I have also learned how to search out any yarn shops in any area I may be visiting. Ah yes, the internet is wonderful! And, knowing (as Roni puts it) the way of the string, I have the motivation to do so. :)

Hopefully I will sometime be able to post pictures of what I have been working on lately. Like after I give the item away. Until then, just know I *am* knitting. Honest!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Brooke's Bowl

Well I finally downloaded the pictures from my camera. I am waiting to see what this looks like after Brooke finishes felting it. But this is what her bowl looks like, pre-felting. I knit it from two different colors she had spun. The rim, stripe and bottom are a darkish grey. The beautiful middle color is a white/brown. I think this will be so gorgeous once felted! I can hardly wait! When Brooke posts up a picture, I will post up a link. Sorry it has taken me so long to post this since I handed her the bowl quite a while ago. I had forgotten to download the picture! Enjoy!