Thursday, July 19, 2012


My tracking history for something I bought online:

Wolf Point, MT, United States 07/19/2012 6:00 A.M. Train derailment.
Hodgkins, IL, United States 07/17/2012 10:54 A.M. Departure Scan
07/17/2012 7:54 A.M. Origin Scan
United States 07/16/2012 9:58 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS




Monday, July 9, 2012

Quick update

Hi, all!!
As of late, I’ve been doing some knitting and crocheting (and not much else, like writing blog posts or keeping up on Facebook).

I’ve crocheted some socks and fingerless gloves, and I’ve knitted a tank top (VERY basic pattern). I need to make some adjustments to make it fit. I won’t say my gauge was dead-on, but I don’t know how I could have gotten the width to grow 6” on both the front and back pieces. At least I was consistent.

I’m knitting a VERY basic shawl right now (because the cool Seattle weather is bound to come back eventually) and next destination is socks. I’ve been bitten by the Ravelry bug and have lost mymind. I continue to be optimistic that I can learn the language and techniques that mystify and intimidate new knitters, like “short rows” and “magic loop” and all the abbreviations that seem to make sense to the rest of the knitting world, but not me. I love the internet.

One ball of fun is that Bill and I got to go to Boston for a short vacation at the end of June. I’ve gotten to check off Fenway Park on my list of places I have to go before I die. And on the 100 year anniversary. Pretty cool. We decided not to stay for the rain delay that drove us all from the stands at the top of the 7th (they made us leave the seating area - there was thunder and lightning) so I didn’t get to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in Boston, nor did I get to hear if the Mariners are the only team in baseball that plays “Louie Louie” for their seventh inning stretch. So far they are. Thank goodness. I still don’t get that. Save it for the Huskies. Od post pictures, but they’re on my phone and I just realized that I thought I had my phone charging for the last 3 hours but the connection was loose so the battery is dead. You can look on FB on my timeline on June 25th. Make sure you click the picture to see the whole electronic scoreboard.

Well, I guess that’s about all I have right now. If you want to see how some of my projects are shaping up and you’re on Ravelry, look me up (Kristinkay26).


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hello, February, as you speed by.....

Time for another update, but I have no idea where to start or what to cover.

Bill and I are both gainfully employed;

Our parents are all in good health (as are we);

I have a sudden obsession with crocheting, yarn, and recently knitting. Many people post their projects to their blogs… but that requires that I TAKE pictures of my projects. I have pictures of a few of them, but no really good ones. I’m thinking about getting a foam head next time I go to Hobby Lobby so I can show my hats and scarves. I’d rather get something with a face, but I’m thinking that the foam head is a lot less expensive than something that has fake skin and eyelashes. Oh, sorry - I looked on the Hobby Lobby site and it’s called a Styro Head. My mistake. ANYWAY, $5 seems pretty decent for a photo prop. If anyone has ideas on how I could dress her up, let me know.

I have a phone that’s smarter than I am. I think I can use it to share pictures on my blog, but I don’t know for sure if I can, and if I can, what it would look like. Stay tuned for experimental posts.

You can find Bill and me on Facebook (but not often).

You can find me on Ravelry (kristinkm) and Twitter (@kristinkay26);

Or you can keep checking here and I’ll “see” you in August or so. Unless I start getting obsessive about sharing my projects or figure out how to share pics from my phone. :-)



Monday, January 30, 2012

Sharing a Smidgeon

Okay, for not posting for as long as I have this may seem like a lame update, but I wanted to show you my latest art acquisition. I won a raffle in October for a pet portrait, and here it is, a beautiful work by Frances Downs.

More another time.