Saturday, May 23, 2009

Somethings Old and Somethings New

These great vintage books belonged to Annette.
Check out the can of Tab the guy is holding!

This is a great free pattern Lacy Stole from Lion Brand.

I'm just starting to get into lace and this pattern was very easy to follow.
It's made out of very soft Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK.

The stole calls for a 5 pattern repeat but I wanted to make a scarf so I only did two repeats. I also added a crochet trim because it just looked unfinshed.

My First Born gave me this great Araucania Ranco Solid blue yarn. Working with it is amazing and I still have a tons more left over. I see a matching scarf coming.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


One of the Chalk Dust Knitters has past.
The knitting sky has lost a star.
Annette was a master knitter who loved to pass on her gift to others with love and peace.
One of the greatest moments I've had in the short time I've been knitting was when Annette told me the sweater I made for my daughter was well done and beautiful.

Pat and Annette at one of the meetings.

Our meetings will never be the same again.
We will remember her often and were blessed to know her.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My First Blogiversary

One year ago today I entered the world of Blog.
I was reading so many great fiber art blogs I was inspired to start one of my own.
My first born helped me but I had no idea what was going to come of this.
I had to come up with a name. Should the name have something to do with Lupus, teaching, knitting, family. I remembered one day looking at my hands and realizing they looked just like my mothers hands. Now I had a name. My Mother was Puerto Rican and the picture is the Puerto Rican seal.
My daughter came up with, The map to the kingdom of knitting and the country side of crochet.

This was my first post.

Saturday, May 3, 2008
I have no idea. How do people start blogs?

I have to have socks on the needles all the time. At first, I was afraid I couldn't make socks, but now I must have socks available all the time.

I got some Lang JaWoll at a store called Yarn Diva. It comes with thread that lets you reinforce the heel. Yarn Diva is a nice little store, but I still love Stix-n-Stitches.

I'm going to go to get myself a new camera tomorrow. I want to learn how to use it and take some pictures of my stuff and I'll be on my way to blog-land.

I have learned so much in the past year and I thank my daughters for teaching me.
When I had the idea to start a group fiber artists who blog Ravelry made that possible and the Lesser Known Skeins was born.
I have met so many great people this year because of the blog and I hope to know and be inspired by more awesome fiber artists in the future.