Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lale Shawl

Shawl was knit, starting at the center.  Off the needles at 2:00 am, this morning.

A dog's life


Friday, December 21, 2012


I always like this day, knowing we are starting to gain light.  This year, I have felt the darkness.  Not as extreme as the winters in Alaska.  Happy Solstice.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fancy Gingerbreadhouse

Photos of the fancy ginger bread house at my office. 
One winter break, Nicole and I attempted a simple ginger bread house.  Jeff had gotten the pre-made kit and we put it together.  One challenge, you whip up the frosting, then wait 15 minutes, then you put the walls up and wait.  There was a dusting of fresh snow, so we could go play in the snow during the wait times.  Nicole made snow angels.  We made a tiny snowman.  I had Nicole come over by a small tree, then I shook the tree and snow fell on Nicole, we laughed.  She tried to do the same thing to me, with her shorter arms, she shook snow on herself.  more laughter
When Jeff got home from work, Nicole wanted photos of our ginger bread house, except one wall, because that wall wasn't very good.  There is a learning curve to gingerbread house and the one at the office is amazing and full of details.
The next day, Nicole and I went to the farm.  There was more snow, Dad pulled Nicole and I around the farm on a toboggan with the tractor.  I have not been sledding, since then.  It was fun, Grandma made us hot chocolate to warm up, after our ride.

Yes, there is knitting

Julie's sock to match her motorcycle

Hermosa Shawl
Lale Shawl

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for a dry day, which Meggen and I walked the 2 mile loop.  Other neighbors were out on foot, bikes and cars.  So, it was a social walk as well.
We did see a couple eagles soaring with nest building materials.  New snow in the foothills in the distance, a bit of chill on my face from the wind of the beach side of the loop.
Reminded me, how much I enjoy walking for lots of reason, besides the exercise benefit.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Knit Fit

I attended Knit Fit in Ballard, over the weekend.  It was a nice event, a small vendors market.  Must say some yarn followed me, home, plus a yarn bowl and a project bag. 
I took 2 classes, both new techniques.  I should look for my technique goal for the year and see how I am doing.  In October, I took a class on Knit companion on my new I-pad, that was intense.  I have set up a project on my I-pad and started knitting.  The classes at Knit Fit are knitting with silk hankies (Mawata) and the steek class.  I stayed over in Seattle and enjoyed some quiet time,  too.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Socktober at WildFibers

Celebrating 4 years of Sock Sundays

A Goat!

A Cashmere Goat added to my herd.

Knitting a Shawl


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Baby Hat

Jenn is expecting a baby girl, who has a new hat.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Color Affection Shawl

It is a big shawl with 3 different colors.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Beach2008_0406(001) by jlwboo
Nicole and Meggen, spring of 2008

Saturday, September 1, 2012


It is 5 different colors.

Monday, July 30, 2012


This will be the only post, this month.  I been doing driving and driving.  Two drives to Spokane to visit Dorothy Ann, who had a massive stroke and is now in a re-habitation hospital.  She has lots of recovery ahead of her.  Round trip is 700 miles.
Last week, I was on vacation and drove to Seattle for 3 baseball games. Round trip is 160 miles.  Got a good fill of baseball.  One game was stitch and pitch game, but I knit at every game.  There is a big bronze mitt, outside the stadium, that was yarn bombed, totally covered in knitted or crocheted.   The Saturday game was a tribute to Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson, who were inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
I was able to take this week, off.  I will be driving my husband to the doctors.  Working around the yard and the house and some knitting.
My class reunion is Saturday.  I am not sure I will go, that is a 600 mile round trip drive.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Knitting Update


Wingspan #2

Shawl, that uses 5 colors

Eagles in the hay field

There were a lot of field mice, until the eagles had a few meals.  At times, you could see 15 to 20 eagles in this field.  Photos by Gary.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Yesterday, summer officially arrived.  And it was a sunny day.

Tuesday, driving home from work, I watched several eagles soaring, then saw a flock of blue herons heading back to their rockery.  Lovely to watch nature on the last few miles of my commute.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Eternal Flames for Robert and Gary for volunteer fire fighters service presented by Chief Mike.


Cool clouds photos, taken by Gary


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Past Summer

Nicole, age 3.


A bit of Dad at the farm, sprinklers on a trailer, the trailer he built and the patch of iris, that he planted.  photo taken 6/2

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 26

Julie's father passed, early this morning.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer for 2 years.
This makes another milestone for the month of May.

Claudia, our mother passed 40 years ago, on the May 12.

When I mowed the lawn, yesterday, I saw some robin egg shells.  Somewhere, there is new life for a robin.  There were lots of frogs, I slowed the mower down and watched the frogs hop away from that noisy machine.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Rest in Peace, Dad.
A year later, already.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

More ink

First photo is in the process.  Mike drew on my leg and inked from his outlines.  The 3 pieces on my leg are now connected, maybe this completes my "boot".

another hat

The baby is due in June.  I knit the hat for 3 to 6 months size.  Might be good to wear on Halloween.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


A completed knitting project, yarn is a combination of cashmere, angora and wool.  It is a very cozy wrap.

Dyeing Yarn

One of the classes was yarn dyeing.  I dyed that yarn.