Friday, January 30, 2009

Learning New Stuff

Taking a break from closet moving (really it is done, except for all the stuff piled in the living room waiting to find a new home in the garage) I made a cuppa, put my feet up and started reading my fave blogs. On both Emily's and Judy Perez's sites knitting with cables was the subject. Judy had a link to knitting cables without the extra needle. I followed the link to this video. Wow I totally get it! Immediately I tried it on the sox I was knitting and it works just great. I learned something new and felt my tea time was doubly rewarding. ( I knit and surf at the same time...idle hands and all that).

Then browsing around Facebook I found my old pal and knitting teacher Gretl who taught me to make socks. Eternally. Grateful. To. Gretl. She has a big project page on and I had to visit that site too. One link led to another and finally to a site which had a tutorial on How to weave in ends while knitting. I have NEEDED to learn this for YEARS. Now I know how.

Speaking of Facebook, I am suddenly on that site now too. Accidentally, but it is interesting what you can find there. First thing that happened was I got tagged with the meme "25 things about me." O dear. The instructions say to tag 25 more people. Again O dear. I answered my initial request privately and the quit. I guess I am not a team player.

One more thing. Dave also cleared out a clothes closet adjacent to my new big storage closet and handed me the reins for that too. I am overflowing with space now. Here's a slideshow which includes a shot of the nice shelf he put up over the dryer. It's so nice to have a man around the house.


  1. I just got on facebook myself--in fact you and I just became friends on there. I got tagged and probably am one that tagged you. I only have like 7 friends so far---poor little me! LOL I think you do as much or as little as you want on there and don't worry about it. I'm still a bit of a novice on there, but I have become facebook friends with Pat Sloan and you, so that is a ton of fun for me!

  2. Re: It's so nice to have a man around the house. You should have said It's so nice to have an extraordinary man around the house. If all men were so helpful in the house, a lot of wives would be thrilled. You have a keeper!

    Is your studio still upstairs?

  3. I agree -- "wonderful man". My "wonderful man and I just celebrated our first anniversary yesterday. Also, I just joined Facebook about a month ago and am surprised how it has turned out to be quite a rich community. I started by entering friends near and far, old and new, in the search function, then inviting them. I'll invite you now -- I owuld love to have my Facebook community reach out into my new quilting world.

  4. The 25 things is just too exhausting to even think about, don't you think?

  5. Facebook is fun and consequently, one of the greatest time suckers known to man kind. There's even a Wiki How about it:

    Can't wait to see your creative adventures after recovering from closet rearanging!

  6. You have FAR TOO MUCH empty shelf space.
    I'm currently cleaning/reorganizing my studio.
    How about if I send you the stuff I can't find room for and you can store it for me?
    I'll even let you use what you store!!!!!!!!

  7. Mel,

    I had no idea what I would see when I clicked on the link for "It's so nice to have a man around the house"!! I've never heard that song before. Thanks for the chuckles. I enjoyed the song, too!


  8. Welcome to Facebook, it's a great way to connect with people. I find that I use it more than email these days. Take it at your own pace and try not to let it take over! LOL! :)


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