Monday, June 26, 2006

What's wrong with this picture?


I'll give you a hint...it's actually about 80 degrees out there and it's snowing (okay, actually it's hail but it's my blog so I'm calling it snow). Amazing! This was on Saturday.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Weeks ago in Indiana..

On our way to Colorado, we stopped off at Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Indiana

It's also home to a working 1820's style farm. Park Rangers work on the farm throughout the year dressed in period clothing. The farm has cows & sheep. The park rangers trade their sheared sheep wool for cornmeal from a grist mill a few miles away. Here is a replica of a blanket that might have been used during that time period Queen Anne’s Lace gave the greens, purples and blues from indigo, browns from walnut.
Ranger Sam is holding a Niddy Noddy, an instrument which was used to wrap yarn into managable portions. There was also a rhyme you would say while you wrapped the yarn around the niddy noddy, repeating the rhyme 11xs while you wrapped helped you keep track of the length which when done would be a hank (or skein).


Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's been awhile




since I"ve blogged last. I'm settling down in the house, getting the know the housemates and ironing out all the wrinkles. This past week classes started and with it comes the familiarity of walking, eating, sleeping, breathing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling Montessori. Taking an AMI Montessori is very intense, I remember when I took my Primary courses, DH whether he wanted to or not was for all intents and purposes taking the course with me. Okay, so I have to work on my scheduling a bit to make sure I stay on top of things. Tok, (one of my housemates) and I go for a walk around the lake twice a day. The first is to clear our minds for the day ahead, the latter is to discuss concepts and review while everything is still fresh. We walk 6 miles a day and it feels wonderful! We see these goslings everyday on our walks.

On the knitting front, I'm stuck on a portion of the over-the-knee socks. There is something there that I just can't wrap my mind around and since I only knit a few minutes a day, I haven't really made any progress. I'm pretty sure it's not an errata, there was only one that I've heard of and that's at the heel and I'm at the shaping of the thigh portion. Hmmm, I'll figure it out eventually. Today was WW KIP day and I didn't go out to knit :-( I also wanted to go the yoga center not too far away that was having an intensive, but couldn't do that either. I have major assignments due every Monday (with this Monday being the first) and I haven't completed everything for it. I may have to make a midnight run to a Kinko's and print all the work out since I didn't want to bring my printer with. I'm trying to decide whether or not I'll be able to stay up tonight and finish the work, if so I'll go to Kinko's early tomorrow instead and spend the rest of the day reading for next week's lectures and theory discussions.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Project Spectrum

I know, I know it's all pics of the same thing. But honestly I couldn't stop taking pictures of it! These are from Tuesday I believe, or was it Monday? I forget.

St. Louis, Missouri






Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Rockies

Psst...hey you








DH took this picture of me. I'm driving him to the airport tomorrow :-(
We'll only be apart a few months, but I'm going to miss him. He's such good company.

We're here!

We arrived in Denver last night, DH and I are going to go 'sploring today. My housemates should start arriving soon. I'll be taking my sweet DH to the airport tomorrow for his flight back home. He'll fly back to CO when school is finished, in about two months and we'll do the whole drive over in reverse. Over the next few days I'll post about parts of the trip I hadn't gotten to write about, then it will back to our regularly scheduled program...nearly all fiber...nearly all the time.