Hooked 1989

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Location: Illinois, United States

Originally from central Illinois, moved to Chicagoland in 1996.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Our eyes met across a crowded room...

First...a thank you to PinkSu for letting me test her Shower Flower pattern. It was a pleasure and dd loves it in her bath...makes lots of suds. I know you've got lots of plans for its future incarnations...I may have an idea or two also...will email them to you. Thank you again for trusting me with your pattern. I hope you will seriously consider submitting it to the 2008 CPAD calendar....

And now...it was love at first sight...so cliche, yet so true. The colors, the sparkle, the plush, plush mohair... I tried to resist, but I could not... so I bought four... six months ago and have been waiting for them to tell me what they wanted to be...alas...the DIY network show Knitty Gritty answered that... we (the mohair and I) are working together to make a drop stitch poncho. I haven't dropped the stitches yet, as I'm only 1/2 way through...nonetheless, I'm so pleased with it thus far...I had to show ya! Ewweeeee! I'm so glad I bought these! I'll post an update when finished. Mind you, I'm not all that experienced with knitting...so be kind...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

RAOK - Thank You...to two beautiful angels...

I wanted to say a big thank you to two angels on Fiber Freaks. We were chatting one night when I couldn't sleep at midnight CST. We were discussing swaps and what projects they each had completed. I relayed the story of how one of my swaps went "not as perscribed", how I was "off" the whole idea of swaps and they promptly had ideas...it felt like they were birthday shopping...questions about colors liked, yarn types, etc.

First Thank You goes to CrochetQueen06...she was the "bursting box yarn angel!" Have you ever wondered how much yarn you can cram into a 9"x 5"x4" box...take a look. She took pity on my pitiful yarn stash and sent: 2 Frenzy in a red blend, 2 other Frenzy in a peach, three "spools" of chenelle (sp) in green and two suede like colors, a purple blend that I can't quite place the type, 4 Intringue ladders (2 white/2 red,blue, gold varigated), 2 satin-like "cording," 2 Luce knitting yarn. The box was bursting at the seams...literally. I only have one question for ya Vicki: Who sat on the box while you taped it? ;)

Second Thank You goes to JacquiW (I think that's her screen name)...she was the "Aussie angel"...she sent an Austrailian animal book/magazine for dd, an Austrailian note pad w/ Koala on the front, window decals of platypus (on sliding kitchen door already,) three types of sweets (which have already been devoured by dd,) a postcard of her hometown, and a really super soft, fuzzy, silky, shiny ball of yarn made in Australia. It went straight to my face....Soooooo smooth!

I think I got everything! A huge thank you to both of you! It really made me feel good and dd has already decided that she wants an Southern Forest Dragon and a Rainbow Loorikeet for her Christmas present!

Thank you ever so much for aiding my addiction to yarn and making me feel special!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Sock and catch up...

I FINALLY finished the "Pebble Sand" socks from Crocheted Socks! by Janet Rehenfeldt and Mary Jane Wood. I used DMC Senso in Denim...they turned out fine, just not as plush as normal sock yarn.

As we all know, today is the anniversary to 911. I can remember exactly where I was when that day happened. I was on the commuter train and when I walked into my fairly new job at WPWX-FM...everyone was crowded around one computer reading CNN.com and sobbing with looks of horror. Knowing the kind of emails that usually got passed around the office, I just thought it was one of those. Unforunately, No. I had been on the train for a whole hour before I knew. They were shocked I didn't know. Within an hour or two, the office received word that if we felt unsafe, we were permitted to go home. Granted we were in Chicago, but with the Sears Tower, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and such buildings...hell no I wasn't staying. My mom downstate was very concerned, I distinctly remember the relief in her voice when I called to say,"Mom, I'm fine and on my way home." A co-worker of mine, Nauja, kindly drove me half way home when my sick hubby picked me up. Nauja has (d) a sister in the military too. While she was driving me home, she received a call from her sister that she was alright but on "stand by." ***Oh how our lives have changed since 911. In just a few moments, America has changed forever.***

To those who lost loved ones, I send my sympathy and love to you and your families.
To those who put their lives on the line for others, I thank you for your sacrifice.