Friday, December 24, 2004

Ribby Cardi Has Begun!

Hey! The Ribby Cardi Along has begun!

I'm using Summer Sky as the MC and Aubergine as the CC. I got perfect gauge right away with my Addi Turbos, thank goodness. I love love love those needles.

Alyssa's Vogue Baby Basic

Well, it's about time this place became a knitting blog! I've got some FO that I can share now, including this sweetness for my niecie:

Pattern Source: Vogue Beginner Basics, Baby Basic
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8 Ply
Colors: Pink Heather and off white

This yarn is so scrumptious, I couldn't believe I was giving it away to someone else to wear. Someday, when I'm rich, I'll buy enough to make a sweater for me.

I (re)learned how to crochet; haven't done that since I was a kid. Also learned how to make buttonholes... with a crocheted trim that is very simple.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Show And Tell

Saturday, November 20, 2004

What Kind of Girl Are You?

Imagine that the Girl Next Door moved to the big city. Think of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. She's America's sweetheart with an urban sensibility. She's a post-Christian spiritualist, a pre-Monica Clintonite, and a dues-paying member of at least one social-change organization like NOW, Planned Parenthood, or the Sierra Club. You won't find her at an Earth First or PETA meeting, though. Those are the Granola Girl's stomping grounds. Progressive Girls want the world to be a better place, but they live out their politics in a moderate, left-of-center way.

If you are going to date a Progressive Girl, the one sin you can commit is to be a chameleon. Molding your opinions to fit hers will lose her respect. One very positive thing you can do is offer her new experiences -- the Progressive Girl is fearless about trying new things. Whether it's pluralism, skydiving, Asian peanut sauce, or this book, the Progressive Girl is always looking for new ideas.

She Might Be a Progressive Girl if:
She drives: a small SUV but really wishes it got better mileage; once she can get a good hybrid, she will.

She can talk for more than ten minutes about: just about anything.

She begins her sentences with: "Susan Sarandon says..."

She'd never: pass up the chance for a new experience.

She owns any of the following: a water filter, a tabletop fountain, an acre of rain forest, a mutt from the pound.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

I guess I made the right career choice after all...

Take the quiz: "Which Body Part Are You?"

your a kind... and nuturing soul... !! Helping people is what you are best at .. thats why u are the HEART! A career in psycology or teacher is where u should head.. everyone loves to be loved.. share yourself with the world..

Monday, October 18, 2004

Adventures in Yarn

Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer.
You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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Friday, September 10, 2004

Turbo Charged.

Silly me. I created a blog right before leaving for Europe. I have been knitting a lot since then and have fallen in love with Addi Turbos. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I was turbo charged!!

turbo charged
You are "turbo" charged.

What Kind of Knitting Needles Are You?

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

The Motherland.

During the last couple of years, my mother's cousin and I have been doing research into our family's history. Gerry found out that my great-grandpa Marson (nee Mardesich) emigrated with his mother and sister from Komiza, a town on the isle of Vis, in what is now the Dalmatian Islands of Croatia, when he was a young boy. I was invited to a conference in Slovakia this summer and thought it would be the perfect time for someone in our family to return to the motherland and check it out. I had no idea what to expect. Mom decided to make her first overseas trip with me. Here's what we found:

And that's just a view from our hotel room!

We wondered -- ignoring the 90-100F heat, the humidity, the absense of resources and good soil for planting any sort of farm but vineyards, the fact that the only industry at the time was fishing and winemaking -- why would anyone leave??

Thursday, July 01, 2004