Monday, November 22, 2004

Looking for Some Feedback


I worked on the Weasley this weekend. I am 1/4th through the intarsia H. First I started doing the H the Fair Isle way with just one ball of the main color and one ball of the H color. I just weaved the color I was not using through the whole row and pulled it forward when I needed it. After four rows into the chart, I thought it was looking a little too loose in the back so I tried to tighten it loop by loop. That resulted in a mess I could not fix. Therefore, I ripped out those four rows and started over another way. I just started a new ball of yarn each time I changed colors the first row. Making sure, I wrap the old strand around the new color for the first stitch every time I start the next color. Does that make any sense? Anyway, it is working out nicely and I just need to make sure to untangle the five balls of yarn I am using at the end of each row.

Am I the only One?
Does anyone else walk around and suddenly you start changing the words to a song adding knitting in the mix. Like:

If you’re Happy and you know it, knit a sweater
If you’re Happy and you know it, knit a sweater
If you’re happy and you know it, then your knitting will Shirley show it
If you’re happy and you know it, knit a sweater


A knitting we will go, A knitting we will go, Hi Ho the merry O a knitting we will go.

What is wrong with me? I do not even have any kids and these songs pop in my head.

Thanksgiving Decorations

My favorite symbol for Thanksgiving is the Cornucopia. Otherwise known as The Horn of Plenty. The Columbia Encyclopedia states the Cornucopia, in Greek mythology, magnificent horn that filled itself with whatever meat or drink its owner requested. Some legends designate it as a horn of the river god Achelous, others as a horn of the goat Amalthaea. It is often represented as filled with fruits and flowers and has become the symbol of plenty.

For me the Cornucopia means an abundance of good fortune and an abundance of things to be grateful for. It also represents so many things to me. Like the fact that you fill it so full of stuff that it spills out the top and around the sides. It in away breaks all the rules. Like how you are taught to color inside the lines. Keep things neat and tidy. The cornucopia is beautiful in its abundant disarray.

I think it is a perfect centerpiece for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Here are some ideas

Cornucopia made out of bread

This one is from DIYnetwork and the instructions are here

This one is from Pastrywiz and the instructions are here

My favorite idea is probably this one

It is a fresh flower Cornucopia designed by David Booth. He gave a workshop on how to make these and you can find out more here.
I think I would scale it down small enough to fit in the center of the table. I also would lay it on its side the traditional way. I would also choose fresh flowers in autumn colors.

The thing that is so great about the Cornucopia is you can get creative. There is no standard for which material must be used. Pretty much anything goes. It can be made out of whatever you wish and filled with whatever you desire.

Thank You

I would like to give a shout out to some wonderful Blogs that have a link to my Blog. I am very proud to be listed on each of these and am a frequent reader to all of them.

Hubby, Daddy, Coder, Gamer


Little Purl of the Orient

Lollyknitting Around

Pieces of Life

Princess Papaya Knits

Richardson Zoo

Tangled Threads and Seaweed

Ttbookjunkie knits


I would also like to thank my frequent commentors. Yes, I am talking to you Lisa from knittikins, Lauren from Lollyknitting Around, & Laura from Pieces of Life. I look forward to your comments. THANK YOU

I Would Like some Feedback
I know from my site meter there are many people out there reading my blog, or at least taking a peek. If you could take a minute to give me some feedback on what you think, I would appreciate it. You can always use anonymous to leave a comment if you are shy. It is OK with me.

What do you like about my Blog? What do you dislike?
What things would you like to see more of? What would you rather see less of?
Am I too much or not enough?
I already know I cannot spell so do not bring that one up. 8)

Please feel free to drop me a comment. I read all the comments and appreciate the time you took to write them. THANK YOU!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tami,
I am a regular reader of your blog and love it!
I love your pets and your knitting.
I read about your trip to Las Vegas with so much interest - I dream I could get there, too.


2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic weasley! i love it all! and i'll have to check out those links. there are some i haven't seen before. thanks.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Your Weasley sweater is looking so good! I think you're doing a wonderful job with your blog. I like that you offer information on a variety of subjects that interest you. :)

I've never incorporated knitting into songs, though I do do that with my cats' names (like "Isabelle Isabelle Isabelle Rock" instead of "Jingle Bell Rock"), so I do know what you mean. :)

7:24 AM  
Blogger alison said...

Your "H" looks perfect. Sounds like you're doing the intarsia exactly right. Great job!

I do that with songs too. I just can't help myself. I'd love to blame it on the kids, but when I start singing things like that, they yell "stoooop" and put their hand over my mouth! ;0)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tami, I enjoy your blog because you are "you" (well, I haven't ever met you in person, but I hope you know what I mean). Change anything you like, as the spirit moves you, but always stay true to yourself :)

9:45 AM  
Blogger Princess Papaya said...


I love the weasley sweater--I am thinking about ordering the yarn and making one for myself but I have far, far to many projects in the pipeline. (i do my color changes the same way, by the way)

I think your blog is fabulous--you seem to share so much about your life and, like so many bloggers I have both met and not met, I feel like people who really keep up with each others blogs really get to know one another. I even talk about bloggers to my husband like I know them personally--weird, but I think its true. I think thats why I like your blog so much--you are the type of person i think I would be great friends with if you lived down the street. I wouldn't change a thing :)

Have a great thanksgiving!

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12:43 PM  
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