Friday, June 23, 2006

m is for moving

i have no knitting progress to post because i had to mail all my knitting to the other side of the country. i'm about 8 days away from my SF departure (tears, wails, many other sad expressions) and realized, perhaps somewhat belatedly, that my yarn collection had far surpassed an amount that would fit neatly into a carry-on. so i packed it up. after vacuum packing it in ziplock bags, i managed to fit all of it (and most of my on-going projects, so think lots of happy thoughts about the usps' ability to get it to CT safely) in two medium size boxes. YES!

so now i'm knitting-less. well, that's not entirely true. i forgot to pack rogue, so i still have that to work on.


that's funny. as if in my completely, utterly stress/freaked out/sad/emotional state, the thing i need to be working on is the most complicated pattern ever created. needless, i've hidden rogue in a drawer so the very sight of it won't stress me out even more.

in other moving news, i think i'm selling my car this afternoon. i'm actually 99.9% positive that i'm selling my car. and while i'm excited to have the extra cash influx, and while i know that selling my car was the right thing to do, i'm still feeling very, very sad about it. i've had my car for 11 years, since i was 16. it is the first, and only, car i have driven. i know it's just a car, and that i am probably being way overly emotional about it, but i kind of feel like - and this is so cheesy that i can't even believe i'm going to write - that that car has taken me on a journey from teenagehood to adulthood (feel free to laugh hysterically at me).

but, since i will no longer be driving, the car is going to buy me some drinks this evening to make me feel better.

Friday, June 09, 2006


I'm getting geared up for the big weekend. My goal this weekend is to knit 2 Nova bags for our Avon Walk for Breast Cancer PLUS visit the wonderful Adirondack Yarn shop and buy "several" skeins of wool for more bags PLUS on Sunday I'm walk/running the Lake PLacid Half Marathon. Just spent 3 hours in the car and was able to finish knitting a blue Nova bag-hope to felt it tomorrow as I rest up for the big day on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

knitting, felting and walking for a cause.

a little letter that we sent out today.
(i know, charis, this doesn't count as a *real* post)
Dear friends and family,

This July, we're participating in the 39 mile Avon Walk for Breast
Cancer in San Francisco to raise money for breast cancer research and early detection programs.

We have less than a month to meet our fundraising goal and have decided to use our knitting skills to encourage you to give! Bonnie, Maggie and our Mema have designed, knit and felted unique wool handbags in a variety of colors. You can see some of them at

If you'd like a bag, we're asking for a $125 contribution to The Avon Foundation - email Maggie at Guys - they make great gifts!

If you just want to make a donation, you can do it online by following this link:
(click on "support me" and follow the instructions)
(also linked on the pink button on our side bar)

Feel free to forward this email to friends!

Thanks a bunch,
Maggie and Bonnie Clark

ps. a *huge* thank you to those of you who have already donated!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hello everyone!

Wonder Girl Knits

A great day to share some of my projects-it is raining here in New England so I'm doing some felting.
Here's a few of my recent "things"-first a baby blanket made out of Baby Dale & Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. I have a feeling I have already shared this photo-but I really did love that blanket!

The other photo is of a pile of felted bags that my friend Pam & I have been making. I have been selling them to help raise money for the Avon Walk for Breat Cancer-more to come on that project-stay tuned! I've also thrown in a phot of the mittens I'm embarking on! In my spare time I've done several pairs of socks-such fun!

My latest love is a Mission Falls 1894 Cotton baby blanket-need to have it finished by this Thursday.

Want to throw a thought out there-I have a yearning to purchase a spinning wheel-good idea don't you think?

Good to be back & I really need to perfect posting these photos!!!