Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Finished But Not Blocked November 28, 2017

Filed under: Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting — Janet @ 10:28 pm

Shawl in the making  IMG_4777

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(futile attempt at an over-the-shoulder selfie)

 

 

Choosing Colors November 25, 2017

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting,Shawls — Janet @ 5:23 pm

This is one of my favorite things about knitting.  I am currently knitting a “shawl” – what color do I choose next?

IMG_4776              IMG_4777

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Unexciting Update On My Knitting September 23, 2017

Filed under: knitted scarves,Knitting,Scarves — Janet @ 10:49 pm

IMG_4422  A plain green scarf.  The yarn was easy to work – a joy to knit – and read at the same time.  No apologies.

 

 

Ancestor Count Update March 23, 2017

My family tree keeps growing.  The ancestor count now stands at 5263.

photo-jan-21-9-40-42-am  Is this person knitting her family tree? Makes me think of Madame Defarge in Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities.

I’m actually trying to identify and concentrate on those ancestors who emigrated to America.  That number has increased to 333.  (Even knitting those names would be a big project!)

Alternatively color bar charts come to mind with different colors representing geographic areas of origin, or destination.  Height of each bar representing numbers of people.  What about which generation 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th?

 

Two Years Ago January 5, 2017

janet-and-katerina-knitting    I randomly found this photo this morning when I sent birthday wishes to one of my nephews.  I suspect the photo is from 2 years ago.  The clues are the cat (Katerina), the cushions and blankets on the sofa, what I am wearing and the scarf I am knitting.  Katerina is no longer as affectionate.  She tends to find a place at the other end of the sofa.  She is definitely not a lap cat.  I happen to be knitting scarves again 2 years on.  I still have the purple polo neck and wear it often at this time of year   BRR

Here are the latest scarves.  I like purple.      img_2181

And green.

 

A Beautiful Morning January 1, 2017

A beautiful morning to start the new year 2017.   We had a dusting of snow last night and welcome sunshine this morning.

img_2120  my latest scarf on display

And my favorite bird, the Northern Flicker reappeared for the fist time in about a month

220px-Northern_Flicker from wikipedia  Northern Flicker

 

 

Steller%27s_Jay_b57-3-076_l_1  Steller Jay – ever present

img_2114  and of course a squirrel, entertainment for the cat

 

Knitting Again August 15, 2016

Filed under: knitted scarves,Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 5:42 pm

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Pictured above are the results of binge knitting while watching television.  Yesterday I watched Andy Murray won his 2nd Olympic gold medal.  A British tennis bright star in the firmament!!

You might ask “What are these knitted items?”  Well, they could be scarves or necklaces or  room dividers or curtains or ………