Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
For a knitter to come to Portland and not visit Knit-Purl would be a mistake. The window displays alone are enough to get you into the shop.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Incredible Digit Girl calls this lack of a tooth the "open door" in her mouth. Sympathetically, I let her join me for Knit Night with the PDX Knit Bloggers last night. She even joined in the knitting with her small round knitting loom. It was an enjoyable evening. Our resident songbird Duffy made the excellent tip that Digit Girl could now slurp spaghetti through the new opening in her teeth. To top it off, I let my girl pick out a hank of hand-dyed Merino goodness in the Xanadu colorway (you know you just started singing the song - imagining yourself as Olivia Newton-John on roller skates) from Sharon aka Stitch Jones (www.stitchjones.com).
This picture doesn't really do the yarn justice. Check out her website for a better pic of this yarn and all her other lovely products.
And now back to the real world where two small children would desperately like to eat breakfast.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
A chipper child doing her best Thumbelina impression.
A happy boy going down the ice slides.
A cold and cranky girl and impatient boy posing with Santa on his home turf.
In contrast to my daughter looking and feeling "blue", I have found out that I am orange. I was visiting the blog of a fellow PDX Knit Blogger, Girl With A Twist, and found a survey she had posted titled "What Color is Your Soul Painted?". Since I'm usually intrigued with all kinds of colors, I took the test. I like that I'm on the "warm" side of the spectrum.
What color is your soul painted?
Your soul is painted the color orange, which embodies the characteristics of balance, heat, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, over-emotion, danger, desire, strengthens the ability to concentrate, attraction, adaptability, and stimulation. Orange falls under the element of Fire, and symbolizes glory and fruits of the earth.
Quizzes and Personality Tests