William's New Hat

Last night I put the finishing touches on William's new hat. This one he will have to wear when he makes it to the toddler stage. I think it turned out really cute.


Fall Colors in Creede

Here are some of Scott's most recent photos of the local area. Enjoy.

William Alan

Well, it is official, I am a grandmother. William Alan Fillmer was born on Friday, September 23rd at 8:20pm (CST). He weighed in at 8.02 lbs(3.6kgs) and measured 21 inches (53.34 centimeters). Parents and baby are all doing just great. Sara's (William's mother) parents were there for the delivery and I will be going to meet him for the first time next month. From the pictures I have seen he is a cute little guy, but I am biased. He has his father's appendages and was unable to escape the Whittenberg (my father's) ears. Here he is:


Yet another quiz

Today I took another quiz. This one apparently tells me what kind of yarn I am. Those of you who know me can tell me if I got it right. Here are the results:

You are Shetland Wool.
You are Shetland Wool.
You are a traditional sort who can sometimes be a
little on the harsh side. Though you look
delicate you are tough as nails and prone to
intricacies. Despite your acerbic ways you are
widely respected and even revered.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Kiri is Finished

I can't believe it is finally finished. Actually, it was a fast knit. This shawl is a fantastic beginner's lace project and I learned so much through doing it. This is my first attempt at lace knitting and I did put it aside for a little while to work on the Mystery Shawl #1. However, after running out of yarn (light blue/grey)I decided to go with a dark blue edging yarn in the same weight. I ran out of that yarn too so I had to cast off where I ended up. After all that, I think she is just beautiful and I am tickled with the finished product. So, here she is:

The photos are a little washed out. The blues are actually a dark sapphire tone. The yarn for this project was gifted to me by a knitting friend (Laura) and I can't wait for her to see what I did with it. I think I will make this pattern again, except this time I will purchase the required amount of yarn for the project ahead of time.

Pumpkin Hat

This is the latest hat I have completed for William. The pattern is available free from About.com and it is called "pumpkin hat". He is due to arrive this week sometime. If he decides not to show up they will induce labor on Friday, September 23, 2005. Isn't it cute?

First Snowfall

We had our first snowfall here in Creede on Wednesday, September 14, 2005.

Salsa Festival

A few weekends ago we all attended a salsa festival in downtown Creede. During this annual festival the businessess in town who wish to participate create their own unique salsas from secret recipies and for $5 the public can walk main street sampling each of the concoctions. The funds are given to a good cause and you vote for the salsa you like best. I think there were 20 - 30 different salsas in any flavor imaginable, from the hot and spicy to the fruity. When everyone had enough salsa we stopped for an ice cream cone.

My HTML Color

Well, I took a personality quiz today to see what my personal HTML color is. Here is the result.
you are lightgoldenrodyellow

Your dominant hues are red and green, so you're definately not afraid to get in and stir things up. You have no time for most people's concerns, you'd rather analyze with your head than be held back by some random "gut feeling".

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


Fiery Mountain

I just had to post this beautiful photograph that Scott took last week. This is truly God's country!

Mystery Shawl #1 is Complete

The mystery shawl knit alonog #1 is over and I actually finished it on time. Here is a photo of my shawl blocked after finishing clue #5:

The shawl needed a little atmosphere so I took this one on the railing of the back stairs of the cabin:

And of course, here is one with me (can you tell I am proud of my new shawl?):

Next Up - Finishing the Kiri