Monday, May 12, 2008

It's Been a Long Time A Waitin'

I count seven months. Its hospitals, shawls, shawls and shawls with beads. The last one was with 5,000 beads. I wonder if it will break my shoulders as I lay the shawl there?

I try to write, but still am not getting the blog going for what ever reason? No excuses. I do or I don't keep up.

I just posted this for a short note to let you know I am live and well and have a Ravelry name as of early October, I think. I am bluewingteal. So if you go there, you will know I am splitting myself in a lot of different directions. I'll be back soon, for all those greetings gone past but never given, thanks for the wait, the dove.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Look What's Happen' Here!

I am glad to say that I am on my way. Now I can get those sock pictures posted so you can see that I actually knit. When more and more things come to me, I will do a pattern, I promise and it will be free.

This the the bridge that I walked into and couldn't come back out of the dark. I had to push the envelope and pick myself up by the seat of my pants and say I am not afraid of the dark and here we are on the road to moving forward and learning more in computer ways.

I will try to get at least one item in the sidebar, if I succeed I will be moving along the road to more success. This is just what I wanted, Hooray! The picture is one either my husband or myself took in Vermont. A beauty and you can't believe how hard we worked to get a maximum picture without telephone wire and other lines. But there she stands in all her glory.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's a Start --- Well Maybe

Hi to my friends who have been so very patient with me. I have decided that tomorrow will be set aside for just working on my blog. If I can not seem to get things to jive, I will have to get another book or some guidance somewhere to help me more. I would like to put up some pictures in my blog. Yes, I finally got some to turn out well enough for a start. Some of the areas that hold particular interest for me, like KALs I belong to or have since I started this whole adventure, buttons of people I do business with, buttons of rings I belong to and etc. I know I have held these for so long that I don't know how to get all the info needed for their installation.

But never fear, I shall dig until I find that information. I am finally getting excited about the prospect, you see, I would not give out my blog address because I was embarrassed as to how it looked. I still have to do a button of my own. I understand it is nice, but unless you have a business entity, it really is just that nice. I want my blog to be nice too.

I shall go forth and put on my toughest armor, raise a sword on high and charge to that which I want to achieve most, a good blog, one fun to read and one you will want to come back to over and over. So long for the night, I will see you tomorrow at all expense, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead". Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Promises, Promises

What are all of you doing to keep you busy? I really wanted to say "whil" you time away, but I can't spell it? Oh, well. Just what are you guys up to? I hope it is fun. I have seen wonderful knitting on the emails and new patterns, ours for the taking. Isn't it nice so many generous people there are out there churning out the patterns like it was only a quarter pound of butter to get in return. I say a thank you to all of those who contribute a pattern. If we put five dollars into the bank for every pattern we have pulled off of the net free, I can not imagine what the account would look like by now. But what on green earth does all of this mean with a title like Promises, Promises --- glad you asked.

I have heard a lot of those lately and I am the guilty culprit. I better take a course on managing time better. I let it slip away frivolously. Maybe some of you have ideas on how to manage time better than I do.

I promised myself that I would get a picture of some of the socks I have knit up with some letters to let you know what they are about. Another promise is to start getting the sidebar items up for your information as well as mine. I believe I could go on and on with excuses on why, but they do not amount to a hill of beans. Yeah, I had a double abscess on two back molars, had chills and fever with the infection, and my cranky old knees with more metal than bone in them now - they just don't count. Shore up the timbers, the boat must set sail if it is to do what it is supposed to do. I can not reasonably let people know I have this little piece of blog until I can make it worth their while to stop by. Yep, I could use some strong counseling on how to get it all together.

A major call to all of you out there that know how to do buttons, or know someone who does. Help, I am drowning and need a button to buoy me up. I do hope you know of a good, kind person who would be willing to help out there. What I really need is a good course in computerizing too. (Now if that don't beat all, computerizing is a real word and spelt correctly too. By the time I get done listing the things that take time to do, that wouldn't even be time to list them. What a predicament.

By now you all must know this is not a pity session or meant to drag anyone down with me, but rather a good start on a good blog. I want that so much, I will save time for it. See, now that was not so hard for me to say ---- say, that is the operative word, it's the doin' that makes it all work together. I knew if I rambled long enough I would find the answers I need. So if you are not bored to tears, my screen seems a bit wet, I will sign-off and you can say a big "AMEN".

Monday, July 16, 2007

Watch out the Dam Did Bust!

Isn't it wonderful that we have a boundless outlet for finding free items to encourage us to knit? We have blogs, patterns, knitalongs and many other ways to expand our fun. The patterns are there for anyone to take and use appropriately for enjoyment and certainly to take a stressful day and make it all wonderful with two sticks and ball of yarn. I know I can start knitting and soon the muscles release the tension from the day I have had. Here is the catch. Watch out for overload when it comes to committing to too many groups, blogs, etc. It is so easy to say, yeah I can add that item to the list, only to find out that your tension gets worse because of the desire to do too much! I am so guilty of that, over zealous need to fulfil a deep desire to become a part of everything that is going on the knitting world. An example, do any of you feel guilty about working so hard on the computer that you don't have time left to knit. Please, if there are any of you out there that has an answer to help me and maybe some others too, do so. This is the time to put in some of your thoughts on the subject. There is a lot of other people in the same position that don't know what to do and make themselves in a position they don't want to be in.

Yes, the dam did bust. Too many things to do and no time to do all of them. It is a wonderful group we belong to and a great desire we have to knit. I guess, those of us with this problem, we will have to process our brain messages in the order they should be done. Not collecting, but knitting. Thanks goes to all you very talented persons who give us the wonderful projects to do, and we will keep doing them, but in a much more thoughtful and organized way. Hope I don't sound negative, I just want you to know that I need help in this area and hope some of you who don't will read this blog for today and maybe you can share how you handle this problem. Thanks so much for reading this, my desire is to open our minds to the possibilities knitting affords us.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Rest at Last

It has turned a new leaf and it is quiet around here -- shh! Someone might wake a raging giant. I have loved today. A little knitting, a good steak with baked potato and mixed veggies, and the thought of peaceful slumber is going to hit me soon. It is only 11:13 pm. I sit here quietly in my den using a keyboard to send you how I feel. I never knew how much 3800 people could write in a day. With 25 a crack, you want to throw it out, but then -- someone might need help you can give, or they may need a shoulder to lean on. After all, my problems seem like an ant from 30,00 feet in the air in a big jet. I may be needed, or it could turn and I may need someone. But peace is there now and I feel like someone is taking care of me. With all of the exertion from last week, this peace is great. You know, like when your about to fall off to sleep and all is right with the world.

I have at least two more KALs to work on. One I have done a lot of socks for already, so I can catch up easily. I am not cheating, they take you as you come. The other Kal is for a stole, a mystery stole, the third one. I can not believe that many have written in that the first clue is completed. That is one hundred rows. Phew - what a pace. You can bet a lucky penny that I will not be in that group, but I will be with the group. A nice difference isn't it? I can go at my slow pace and not feel pushed. After all this is Minnesota and Lake Wobegon is just over the horizon. I can tell that peace will hit me soon. My eyes droop and I am thirsty. Isn't it that the way it is?

What do you people like to knit? I can talk about any kind, whether I really understand it or not, I can try. It's great fun to learn about people, especially their fun relaxations and the accomplishment you feel doing them. Our family used to go the circuit of local fairs in the fall. By now we'd have veggies to clean and trim, clothing to press, canning to shine up, and exhaustion from doing all the work. But seeing a ribbon on the projects was great fun. Give yourselves a ribbon for your accomplishments in knitting or whatever is you fun. Give yourself a big pat on the back, just watch the arm as to not fall over from a very exuberant pat. I need to go to that place of rest to renew my body for tomorrow. Have a peaceful night or day depending on where you live. Think about all the knitting you have done and find a sense of freedom in that. A very Good Night (Day) to you all. Dove

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I Am Not Lost!

It has been a hectic week. I had our son and his wife and kids here for almost a week. We played board games, went fishing for a whole day and got crappies, blue gills, perch, northern pike, walleye and bass. What a day--- without a bullhead in the bunch. Then the men hit the cleaning and filleting. My husband makes a batter with flout and cornmeal. And they loved it. I love days on the lake, but it was hot and we went in a little early because of that.

Did not get any knitting in, no pictures up, and no email read. I am in a group called Mystery Stole 3 and it will be great fun. It starts Friday, so if anyone is interested, I think you have a week one to join. The leader is great so far. She has about 3500 participants and the pattern is translated into at least 10 languages. So join the fun.

I better get back to my email reading. It is still at about 800 pieces. Have a wonderful weekend coming up and better than that enjoy your fourth safely with family and/or friends. Happy Fourth of July!