Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Heading West...

...and chasing History! (though not too far West, gas prices here are up...currently $3.75/gal, I can only imagine what it's like in other parts of the US)

Sonya the Sonata....check!
Knitting....check!
Fishing rod & reel....check!
Suitcase....check!
18th century attire....check!

Well, a long deserved vacation is upon us! AND BOY ARE WE READY!!

I don't know if there will be WiFi where we are going but the ole 'puter will be going with us just in case...we'll just have to wait and see.

WIP's


I have found a new pattern for my purple CotLin~~check out this link SEE WHAT YOU THINK! Personally, I'm lovin' it!! I'm on my second pattern repeat (the picture only shows 1 repeat)...easy to remember, fun to knit.

I've got a new baby sweater to knit, my friend Sherry is going to be a Grandma again. Her second grandson is due in October.
Oh...I could keep naming all the projects I'm working on but my Ravelry queue is way out of hand!
I am taking my wheel and fiber for spinning too...Like Carole said in her post today, "only 10 minutes a day makes a difference" so I'm going to spin a little each day, though I'm sure it'll be more than just 10 minutes.

Sedalia is happening this weekend, I won't be there but I'll be thinking about all you "Fiber Hogs"...and wishing I was among you!! Oh, I'm in no need of any fiber or yarn...but it's the obsession to have it all and be around others who share the same desires. Believe me, I'm ready for anything....power outage, flood...

In my last post I showed you a picture of "sweet" Ace...I happened to remember this old picture that's weathered the test of time and being stuck to the refrigerator for almost 16 years. Yes, it's pretty nasty...who knows what's been splattered on it. I need to find the negative...

This is a SWEET Ace! Same window...same kitty! I'm not sure if y'all know but I've raised him since he was about 3 days old (his little brother & sister didn't make it). I bottle fed him and kept him warm by putting him in my shirt and fed him every 3 hours--even through the night. He would sit on my lap as I sat at the sewing machine, which I believe he always thought the whirr of the sewing machine was me purring. Now anytime I'm sewing he, though he's more than a lap full now, still jumps up in my lap and purrs right back at me. I'm being very facetious about him being "sweet", he is at times but has grown into such a grouchy old man. I guess he's earned it! At the moment he's still mad at me that I've taken his pillow away from him. His back still bothers him at times so who does he think he is? "Mr. LoveMachine"??



Hope you all have a REALLY great Memorial Day weekend and I'll see ya when I return....if I return!!






Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

17 comments:

Pam! said...

you'll have to tell me how you like CotLin ... when January 1, 2009 rolls around and I can buy yarn again it's one thing I'm dying to try.

Dani said...

Enjoy your vacation Robin!

Bobbi said...

Love, love the camisole! Have a great weekend!
BTW 5/21/08 $3.89/gallon

Marianne said...

That's a Great pattern and that pattern is just beautiful, so pretty in the purple!
Awww, Ace was a beautiful little kitten...
Have a great time this weekend!

Marianne said...

mercy... I meant the 'lace' pattern..

Channon said...

Have a great trip! Baby Ace is darling...

KnitNana said...

Have a delightful vacation...and enjoy the knitting - that's really really pretty (and my color, too!)

Hmm...gas was $3.85 this a.m. when I got to work.
:(
Cutey Mr. Ace!
(((hugs)))

Becky said...

Ace is sweet. All kittens are, but as Ogden Nash so famously said:

The trouble with a kitten is THAT
Eventually it becomes a CAT.

Enjoy your vacation!

KSee said...

Have a safe and enjoyable vacation.

Dana said...

Have a wonderful vacation - - first and foremost. We'll miss your tomorrow, but you'll be having lots of fun too.

The CotLin pattern is great; good call there.

I loved the photo (and backstory) of Ace. Hard to believe he was once that tiny - - how sweet.

Anita said...

I love that pattern! That is going to be lovely.

Awww... just look at itty bitty Ace! What a cutie pie! That's cute about the sewing machine. I'm sorry he's still mad at you about the pillow. Tough love, someone's got to do it. :)

Opal said...

That camisole is so cute! And so is Ace's kitten photo. Have fun camping!

Robin said...

Love the pattern with the CotLin. Missed you at Sedalia. Have a great holiday!!

IndigoMuse said...

Love that purple and the pattern too. Hope you're getting lots of spinning in on your vacay. See ya next week.

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

That is a gorgeous pattern and wow, that purple is spectacular...must.get.purple.cotlin...

Sweet Ace, what a doll (still in denial about his "activities")

Enjoy your vaca!

jane said...

Thanks for the link to all those pretty sweaters...I see several I'd like to knit and I'm in the mood for summer sweaters! Jane

Firefly Nights said...

Hope you're having a good trip. We spent many great days in a Coleman pop-up, moved on to a bigger trailer, and now have an Aliner. Like the ease of setting it up. So much quicker than a pop-up, but the big beds hanging out at each end of the pop-up were always fun places to read from and watch the goings-on in the campgrounds. Nice to see someone else enjoying camping. We don't get to do it much any more.