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California, United States
Married mother of 5 beautiful Children. I've been creating/crafting since I was a little girl. Usually in my studio handcrafting til wee hours of the night and I love it!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

World Wide Knit In Public Day

WWKIPD was 6/11/11 and you know I had to participate. Where to go, where to go, I had no idea where to go. I mean I knit in public all the time. But on this day you wanted to represent in numbers to spread the word that knitting is HOT! If I lost all technology I would have a way to pass the time, would you? So when I received an e-mail from my local yarn shop Knitting With Sandra  that the meet up place for WWKIPD was at the Canyon Crest Town Center I was there! The location was perfect, beautiful scenery and shops super close by.We meet in front of Jammin' Bread for a few hours before it got too hot so I wanted to share with you. Maybe I'll see you there next year.!!!



It was really good seeing the ladies from the shop. I haven't been to knit night in a while and I missed them and their conversation. If you ever find yourself at Knitting with Sandra you won't be disappointed. Everyone and I do mean everyone is really nice, no snobbery there at all.  And of course there is yarn!


Thanks for stopping by. Till next time...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

In Your Own Backyard

Yesterday I spent two hours with my 14 year old daughter on the equestrian trail by the house. She brought her camera and I brought my knitting. Just to get out , just to spend time together we walked at an explorer's pace. Bria and I were surprised to find lions and tigers and bears...OK seriously the reptiles and animals we saw made for great photos. My baby is quit a little photographer and takes beautiful pictures. As we walked along I chuckled on the inside thinking to myself that the two of us were behaving like professionals. As if  we were on safari for the National Geographic. When the view was substantial, interesting, or pretty she would take a picture. If the view was worthy of photo we would try to be still and quiet our footsteps so not to disturb the wild life. Bria would switch between her two cameras one in her hand the other in her bag draped sideways across her body. Without sound or instruction she'd pass me the small lens changing to the larger as if I were her assistant. First it was lizards of all different colors and sizes. But as we advanced further along the trail we found squirrels, rabbits, birds, butterflies, quails, humming birds and ravens all in our own back yard. The rabbits and butterflies were too quick and  escaped the shutter but she was able to capture the rest.To share part of the day i have included just a few



Oh yes... I did mention above that I was knitting along the way. I cast on for the Honey Cowl on 6/8/11. The yarn I am using is from the Magnolia Society yarn club. The first yarn I  received was three hanks of Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Worsted. That's 80% wool/10% cashmere/and 10% nylon in the Worn Denim colorway. It was so super soft and squishy I wanted to use it right away. If you noticed on the knitting progress bar that I finished the chevron scarf you'll know I was ready for my next project.
Until next time :)