Fannie Pie: May 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I've been tagged by Amy... who was tagged by Emma...

Here are the rules:Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in theirblogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You needto tag seven others and list their names on your blog.You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note intheir comments so they know that they have been taggedand to read your blog.

1. I was the first child born in the Tawas Hospital, January 2, 1967.....

2. I'm left handed.

3. My undergrad degree is a BFA in weaving (no, not underwater basket weaving) and my graduate degree is an MLIS ( I'm a Librarian ) .

4. I can say my parent's phone number in Finnish as well as a smattering of other phrases ( hello, excuse me, french fries, talk, thank you) and I think Finnish is one of the most logical languages ever. Mitä kuuluu? Hyvaa kiitos!

5. Before I learned to knit, I made quilts and have even more fabric than I do yarn... ( I still work on quilts from time to time.)

6. I almost never follow directions as written (or even read them all) I read enough to get the general idea and then jump in... my brain doesn't do the linear thing very well. Although this sometimes makes for complications, I think by the time I've finished with a project I understand the project better than if I'd just followed directions. big picture.

7. I can write forwards and right side up and backwards and upside down at the same time. This is a perfectly useless skill ( if you can call it that) but probably a further indication that I might be wired a little differently than some:-)

Ok, that's about as random as I get... I'm gonna have come up with 7 people to tag... watch your comments!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Knit Night!

Tonight was the first knit night I've made in a while. It was so good to see everyone and think knitting again. I've been distracted from all my yarn and knitterly things by all my travel and catching up on other stuff, so good to be back.

There has been a little knitting. very little. I managed to complete a piece for the Tulsa Artists Coalition's annual 5x5 show. It was a felted knitted thingy. Different than the seussian knitted thingy I did last year. Unfortunately I only took the 'before' pictures and have no pictures of it felted. (how is it that I always forget the 'after' pictures?) Here are two of the befores, for what it's worth it looked very similar after, but feltier. You knitter's know.

I also received an amazing gift from a newly married friend, she brought it back from her honeymoon for me. What a wonderful present, it's hand dyed, handspun silk... all the watery colors of a mermaid, with an amazing sheen..... I'll have to think of something amazing to make with it.... ideas?

I'm also getting ready to hit the road again. An actual road trip, and I'm ready. (I know, I just got back! I can still be ready!) I'm going to the US pipeband championships ( with the US pipeband champions thankyouverymuch) and they'll see if they can kick butt in a higher grade this year. I'll also be going home, which is always wonderful. There I hope to do a little knitting.

If I get busy I'll finish the sock I started in MARCH before I go...I knit about four rounds tonight at knit night. Well, it's a start!

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