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A Big Yarn “Store” November 16, 2016

Filed under: Crochet,Knitters,Knitting,Wool,Yarn shops,Yarns — Janet @ 5:54 pm

This past weekend I attended the Yarn Market which was part of a big knitting event, Knit Fit, here in Ballard Seattle.  The Yarn Market part of Knit Fit was held in the big gymnasium at the Ballard Community Center.  A big gymnasium packed with yarn shops displaying their wares.  Heaven for knitting and crochet enthusiasts!



img_1739  my lovely purchase at the Yarn Market


img_1723  This photo is for one of my sons who likes to take me to yarn stores.


Regrets July 12, 2016

I haven’t played my recorders for a couple of years or so.  I was just busy with other activities and the time and place where the monthly recorder meetings were held were no longer convenient.  But recently I tried playing the recorder again and found that arthritis in my hands made it difficult to play.  Alas.  Up until now the things associated with aging haven’t really bothered me.  But now, trying to play the recorder is painful and it is bothering me to find that I just can’t spread my fingers with enough agility to make playing the recorder possible.  I really wanted to attend and play in an up coming one day jazz workshop.miscellaneous-ian-009  In younger days with the bass recorder.  7 or 8 years ago?  in my early 70’s

I have a friend of similar vintage whose mother had very bad arthritis in her hands.  My friend is taking piano lessons to hopefully ward off similar problems.

Come to think of it, my own mother also had bad arthritis in her hands in later years.   She was an avid knitter, as am I.  When she moved to Hawaii, knitting was no longer so important in her life.  So I don’t know if she could have continued to knit if she had wanted to.  Knitting is still important to but I could substitute other fiber activities just as satisfying.  After all, my abandonment of weaving has been partially age related and I don’t really miss it – I can still maintain my interest without physically crawling under that big Glimakra loom.






A Work In Progress July 7, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Crochet,Knee rugs,Knitted Squares,Knitting — Janet @ 5:20 pm

IMG_0548 Remember all those squares I’ve been knitting?  Well now as I watch the exciting Tour de France and the equally if not more exciting tennis matches at Wimbledon, I am joining the squares to make a cosy blanket/lap robe.

p.s. further progress   IMG_0563  Now for a border


Miscellany 2 May 1, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Cats,Crochet,Katerina — Janet @ 3:40 am

IMG_0192 latest crochet blanket

IMG_0196  Katerina


IMG_0190  to be planted

13064760_1065575196832028_2253238549938166630_o  scribe



New Crochet Project April 19, 2016

Filed under: Crochet,Crocheted rugs,Handcrafts,Handwork — Janet @ 6:31 pm

Same old same old but different color combinations



Another Crochet Blanket March 26, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Crochet,Handcrafts,Handwork — Janet @ 5:55 pm

IMG_9950  3rd crochet blanket in current series


Miscellany Of New Photos March 22, 2016

    Letter box           IMG_9858      Ready for jiu jitsu   IMG_9896        Work in progress

Tree stump





IMG_9897  Neglected knitting – striking pink but what should I do with it?