Monday, May 26, 2008

Knitaholics Project

Got STASH? Those *Little Bitty Balls of Yarn left over from a bigger project? Can't bear to throw them away????? (me neither!) I have a new project I would love to tell you about that I would like to do. One of my friends has been undergoing treatment for cancer...getting chemo and radiation. I made her a "love-blankie" to take to chemo treatments and I thought why not make some more for others going through the same thing? You can participate with those *LBBY. If you can make a square or two or three thousand that can be joined with others to make "love-blankies" for chemo patients, I would LOVE it! ANY type of yarn: Cotton, acrylic, wool (soft non-scratchy) and it will be joined with others of similar type.
CO 30, K 30 rows, use size 8 needles. That's it! If you would like more info and address, please drop a line to Also, please feel free to pass the word along! thank you thank you thank you!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Three cups of tea

TCOT is a book my DD recommended. I put a request in @ the library and found out I was a gazillion down the list. Finally I got it. I picked it up and was immediately taken with the story of a man, Greg Mortenson, who, after a failed attempt of climbing K2, met up with people in a little village in Pakistan. He was so taken by this extremely poor village, he decided to build a school. Although it took a LONG time, it finally came to fruition, despite many setbacks. It is truly an uplifting book about saving the world's poorest children from an uneducated life and in the process, healing rifts of religious extremist's terrorist teaching. It was amazing. Check out these websites: You will be amazed at the love and care that one man has fostered.
There are now 61 schools as a result of this one man's mission. Read it, you will never be the same.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Back in the saddle again!

OMG! How fast time flies! I cannot believe it's been so many months since my last post. The usual excuses: Christmas, New Years, Winter Break, Spring Break, National Pickle Week. You name it, I will use the excuse. I knit so much for Christmas that I have taken a break the past few weeks (other than little trifles and small things) I have been reading so many books my head feels like exploding. Here at our library in Portland (OR pronounced Ory-gun for all you east coasters, and ps by the way, we don't live in log cabins and yes we have malls) I put myself on the lists for many books I wanted to read. I knew they were popular, so I casually placed my name on the lists i.e. #4,032 out of 3 books available, thinking, oh, yeah, got plenty of time to read my books one by leisurely one. haha. NOT so fast! I got 6-8 books ALL AT ONCE. My usual modus operandi is to read 1 book at a time, but alas, I cannot, so I am reading several books at once. (In no particular order) "Confessions of a Teenage Sleuth" a parody of beloved Nancy Drew, by Portland writer extraordinaire Chelsea Cain, "The Audacity of Hope" by my fav candidate Barack Obama (I mean we can just say "obama" or "barack" and you know who I mean, sorta like "Oprah" or "Cher", those one name wonders) another book by Chelsea Cain, "Heartsick" "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult and at least three others.. To top it off, I am writing my own book...yes a cool mystery (one of my favorite quick read genres) and I am 50+ pages in: It would be lots more but I find myself working more hours than I have in years. Book is slightly on hold, but notes abound so I may hopefully catch up soon. Anyhoo. I'm Back and Sassier (a nice word for bitchier) than ever. PS to Mary: Whew, glad you got Luigi! He's been missing WAY too long. Roni