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Marg in Mirror
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Posted - 02/01/2003 :  8:43:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
Hi all! Marfa et al, we are all Knitting Sisters, on the same wavelength re: how to spend January (whether it's winter, as here in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies) or summer (as with our friends in Australia). I am a knitter, quilter and stitcher, and have 3 stashes! I spent part of January dreaming of what to do this year in all three areas, and resolving to do a healthy helping of each stress-relieving craft over the next twelve months.

I have managed to re-org my craft closet so that my knitting, stitching and quilting stashes and equipment each have their own space, and have managed to get a good leg up on both knitting and quilting projects. I have a twin set to finish for myself (one sleeve left on the cardigan and then the undersweater, which is sleeveless), then 2 cable pullovers, a set of pattern-knit squares for a charity afghan to finish (5 down, xxx to go!), a charity quilt to finish, plus one for my daughter and a lap quilt for an elderly cousin. And I have two BOMs (Blocks of the Month) just begun!

All this wonderful texture and colour -- not to mention activity -- helps to keep the short days brighter and the cold winds away from the door. So...whether Balzac Billy (our local groundhog) sees his shadow or not tomorrow, I'm ready!

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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  05:03:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
Wow! Margblank you are one ambitious needlewoman. What fun you have ahead though, in all your projects. February is teaching month for me. I did my first day with back to back classes and survived. I was tired, but that thrilling sort of tired you get when you've been doing something you love for a concentrated period of time.

There was a morning kids class, an afternoon adult beginners and at lunch I did a private session with one. I just talked knitting all day!!

Congratulations on the stash reorganization. I've already begun to toss new stuff on top of my neatly organized and labled shelves. I fear the concept of organization will be the ultimate of my reach in life.

And we are bathed in a glorious rosey sunrise - looks like 6 more weeks of winter for us.

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Marg in Mirror
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Posted - 02/02/2003 :  4:23:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
Yep, Bess, you've got me pegged! Actually, I do quite a bit of my knitting on the bus/train downtown to work and back, and save my less portable projects (fine x-stitch, quilting) for at home. The problem with that has been that I haven't done anything too complicated (e.g. lots of different yarns, or large stuff, or lace!) in a very long time. I am determined to rectify that this year and do some "at home" knitting -- to keep, for a change!
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