Auburn 28 - Alabama 18

This weekend was a blast. We flew from Denver to Atlanta to visit the farm and take in a fantastic Auburn/Alabama football game. Once on the plane, I spent several glorious hours knitting and reading. Getting to Denver, however, was a bit of a challenge because of the snow through the passes, but it was also very beautiful.

Game day began with the traditional Tiger Walk in which the players walk through the sea of orange and blue clad fans on their way to the stadium. Can you see them?

Once the crowd dispersed we made our way into the stadium where Scott and the boys were able to go down and catch practice field goal kicks as they came through the goal post upright. This is one of Scott's favorite things to do at the games.

Here is a partial group of the brave souls that enjoyed/endured the game. Every seat was occupied throughout the entire game.

The game was fantastic, especially if you are an AUBURN fan. We are already looking forward to next year!

Front Row Children
Martha, Issac, Abby, Gabriel, and Jacob
Front Row Adults
Sarah and Chris Marchio (parents of all the small children pictured)
Back Row
Levi, Dale and Larry Fillmer(Elders), Deborah and Scott Fillmer (brother of Sarah and his wife)



Not too far off

Your Birthdate: May 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May


The big 40 is fast approaching

I have put a count down ticker at the bottom of the blog that is counting down to my 40th birthday. AAAAAAHHHHH.

Frost Flowers and Leaves - update 2

According to a nifty chart I received from a friend, I am 6% of the way on this shawl, having completed a total of 7,984 stitches to date.

CO 449

Cast on 449 stitches and knit 8 rows.

That is where I am at on the shawl I am making for my sister in law (Sarah)for Christmas. Can you say BORING???? Oh well, this is the first shawl I have done from the long edge to the point. So I figure it will go faster and be more interesting as it goes along. The shawl is the "Stora Dimun Shawl" from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. I am using 40", size 6 needles and Essential yarn from Knit-Picks in the "Dusk" colorway.


Operation Christmas Child

This wednesday our weekly Bible study at church was replaced by a gift wrapping party for Operation Christmas Child. We enjoyed our weekly pot-luck dinner and then it was on to the wrapping and filling of the shoe boxes.

The church filled 50 boxes last year and the goal was 100 for this year. We did it!! This program is such a blessing to both those children who receive the boxes and especially to those filling them. May God place these boxes in the hands of those who need them the most.

Never Enough Time

The shawl pattern that I have been working on for my sister in law for Christmas has been in the time out corner for over two weeks now and Christmas is looming large in the window. So, I have decided to forgo the creation of a unique pattern for her shawl and instead to make for her the “Stora Dimun Shawl” from Folk Shawls. The pattern calls for sport weight, but I am going to use Essential sock weight yarn from Knit Picks.

Frost Flowers and Leaves is coming along quite nicely. The periodic shifting of the pattern to the left has been a small challenge, but so far so good. I worked on this shawl throughout this past weekend while I was holed up in a hotel room in Denver. Scott flew out of Denver to go to a college football game and I stayed behind to shop and knit for the weekend. It was fabulous! Denver has tons of thrift shops and it is a very easy city to navigate. So I spent the entire weekend bargain shopping and knitting. Saturday I actually walked into the first thrift shop only to find that they were having a 50% off everything sale for that day only. Well, can you imagine what I walked out with? I came home with sweaters from J. Crew, Old Navy, and Lord & Taylor. A skirt from Harrods, several Tupperware pieces, and many books all made it into my basket as well. It was a fruitful weekend.

On a sad note, my shaped triangle shawl is at a standstill. The stitch count is off somewhere and I have not had a minute to spare since we have been back to try to fix her. Work piles up when we are out of town and I am just now getting a chance to breathe again. She will have to wait for a quiet moment to be fixed, possibly next week some time.

I should be completely caught up with work by the time we leave again in a couple of weeks. We are going to Alabama for the Auburn/Alabama football game and for a visit with friends and family. Who knows which shawl will make the trip? There is just never enough time.


Yep, that's me

Knitting Purist
You appear to be a Knitting Purist.
You are an accomplished knitter producing beautiful
pieces with a classic feel. You sometimes
lament losing half of your local yarn shop to
garish novelty yarns. Perhaps you consider fun
fur scarves the bane of knitting society and
prefer to steer new knitters towards the wool
and cotton blends. Some might call you a bit of
an elitist but you know that you've been doing
this craft long enough to respect the history
behind it and honor it with beautiful piece
that can last a lifetime.

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