Friday, January 2, 2009

Exciting New Things Ahead


Image via a Creative Commons License from Flickr User cursedthing

I know I've been promising a new pattern for awhile. Well, I'm signed on to teach a Loom Class at the LoomClass Yahoo Group so I'm gonna have to do one now :-)

The twist on this one is that it will be a needle knit pattern I design, and I'm teaching how to make a conversion of it on a knitting loom.

So far I've picked what I think might be an interesting stitch at a large gauge but have not tried it yet. That's for this weekend.

The Blackberry trio (hat, scarf, mittens) is taking me longer than I thought it would to do - my circs have been giving me a little trouble, poor vintage things that they are - and I've been sidetracked on genealogical stuff.

Anyone have ancestors named Joel Graves and Adelia Root? :-D

I've also got an idea in the works for a new project that I'm going to try and have done for the next Loom Knitters Circle.

For those of you who are relatively new to my circle of friends, Lycanthropile has taken the Supernatural Impala Dishcloth chart and made an awesome Metallicar Illusion Scarf out of it! I have to give her some props - the scarf looks awesome and I'm thinking about trying my hand at illusion work since I can actually see the image in her design!

I've been doing a lot of updates on my genealogy site since there have been so many new pieces of original data posted to the Family Search Labs, to HQ, etc. I've been itching to go back to my local FHC since I know they have a World Vital Records subscription but they closed for the holiday.

Did I mention my husband got a job just up the street from it? :-D Now I can have him pick up film order forms and drop off the cash to order them so I don't have to make a special trip out there just to order something (I swear, with all their changes I wish they'd implement online ordering of those darn things!).

Let's see...what else is going on? I got pissed off and left the kniftyknitterlooms yahoo group for the first time in almost five years because of a nasty note from the moderator. Its okay, though, the KK&LK group is a good replacement and the mod Helen is totally awesome (and prolific! You should see some of her designs! Ravelry user: myheartexposed).

I've also been editing a lot of photos taken over the summer and plan on starting to upload them soon for the Evergreen Cemetery in Lake Orion. I've also got a disc of ones from Ogle County, IL that I should upload...hmm...

I've got to get my Canadian GenWebs up to speed though. I've been trying to work on them quietly and replace a few links at a time, but my customers are demanding better and I'm going to try and get it to them. I need to develop a contact up there to start helping me develop some new stuff. I feel sad that I can add all this new exciting stuff to my USGW sites but not the Canadian ones.

Anyway, its back to procrastinating on filing for me!
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