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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Genealogy Compulsions May 30, 2018

my ancestor count – it’s over 14,000 now and I keep finding more – they are coming out of the woodwork

annotated list of immigrant ancestors – I am adding both names and annotations to this list also     I currently have identified over 300 English Immigrant

following up on clues – some surprising, some misleading, some leading to further treasures,

background reading – immersing myself in American and English history

p.s. not genealogy but knitting is another compulsive activity – here is my latest in my series of hats     IMG_1928   maybe I could try to find out how many of my ancestors were knitters

 

 

Word Association – Thinking About Knitting May 24, 2018

I was looking for a certain picture in my collection.  But the following are are the images that “screamed knitting”.  I still haven’t found the specific image I wanted.

Edith Sitwell 1923-35 by Wyndham Lewis 1882-1957

2 Lacemaker © acrogame – Adobe Stock

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Colonial Paul Wentworth HouseIMG_0203

 

Vintage Photos of Knitters July 21, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting,Scotland,St Kilda — Janet @ 9:59 pm

Knitters - St Kilda Knitters on St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

St Kilda woman knitting  St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

 

Arne & Carlos Are Coming To Seattle July 8, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 4:42 pm

Arne and Carlos

Famous Norwegian Knitters – Arne and Carlos

They are coming to Seattle in early October.  I hope I’m here in Seattle at that time.   I’ve been away the past 2 times they’ve been here.

 

Think Pink March 28, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Design,Knitters,Knitting,Seasons — Janet @ 8:50 pm

liz lovick in pink     A knitter friend, Liz Lovick, modeling one of her knitting patterns in pink

IMG_2727  a 3-D knitted textile in pink, by another knitter/textile artistic friend, Ann Maki

IMG_2749  a sea of pink right in front of our house – it’s cherry blossom time

 

Reading Too Good To Miss March 25, 2017

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Knitting Progress March 1, 2017

 

img_2471  Brown sweater – adding the sleeves

 

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Time to think about finishing this off.  I thought I would have much more room for more patterning and colors as in the sweater pictured below.

 

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Waiting For The Big Match January 29, 2017

Waiting for the big match tonight between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open Tennis Championship.  This will be played at a reasonable time in Melbourne but rather late for us on the West Coast of North America.  I stayed up for the William sisters final at midnight last night.  I was disappointed that Venus lost but Serena certainly deserved her win.  Exciting times

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the next morning – WHAT A MATCH! – it went down to the wire in 5 sets.  My hero emerged victorious.  Spoiler alert – Roger was the worthy winner.  Rafael Nadal didn’t deserve to lose, but he did.  Tightly fought all the way.

I could hardly put down my knitting as the match seesawed back and forth.  I thought that the woman sitting behind Roger’s wife was knitting also but when I got a better look I decided what I thought might be knitting was a set of worry beads.  My current knitting shown on the right below is quite uninteresting compared with the tennis.img_2285

 

 

p.s. Katerina couldn’t bear the excitement and meowed to go out halfway through the 5th set.

r_federer_australian_open_2014  Roger Federer at the 2014 Australian Open

photo credit: Wikipedia

 

When I’m Old January 3, 2017

Filed under: Ageing,Hand Knitting,Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 6:28 pm

knittingoldlady  sometime in the future

(things one finds on the internet)

 

Models at the Yarn Store December 17, 2016

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting,Sweaters,Yarn shops — Janet @ 1:53 am

A recent trip to the local yarn store, The Tea Cosy, in Ballard, Seattle Washington

A feast of new yarns, patterns and models.

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and here’s what I was wearing that day         img_1961

Fun shopping.