Thursday, May 10, 2007

Good Cause Knitting

I've started my knits for charity this week. I've already finished 1 Harry Potter house hat for the Charmed Knits - Knit along. I chose Slytherin because well who doesn't want a little "bad" in their wizard?!?!?! The hats knit for this group are going Warm Woolies. Warm Woolies is a non-profit organization whose volunteers knit warm clothing for poverty-stricken children who would otherwise suffer from cold. If you're interested in knitting some house hats for a great cause visit:

I've also started a scarf for The Knit before Christmas - Christmas at Sea Program. The Knit Before Christmas is the blog of the Seamen’s Church Institute’s volunteer knitting program, Christmas at Sea. This program has been going strong since the Spanish American War, but this knitting blog has only just begun. If you're interested in finding out more visit:

And lastly, I joined the Caps for a Cure Yahoo group. I haven't started any caps yet, but I have may cotton yarn ready to go in the near future!! Join us as we knit caps for chemotherapy patients. Feel the satisfaction of reaching out to others as you enjoy knitting along with the group. Visit this group at:

Monday, May 07, 2007

We have Kids!!!

Goats that is!!!!! We are getting 3 lovely Angora goats for the new homestead. We visited Cold Goats Farm in Haddam Neck, CT yesterday and we picked out new additions and will be picking them up on our final move in June. We got Snowdrop, the mom and her newly born set of twin boys. They are super freindly, nice and soft. I can't wait until we pick them up. These are fiber animals, they will get sheared 2 times a year and the Mohair will be spun into wonderful yarn. How exciting!!! To learn more about Cold Goats Farm visit

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

X-mas gift Finally done!!

OK, so what, just because we entered the month of May doesn't that this is's just early for next year. After several hours of bitchin' and moaning this thing is finally done. Mike started on this for our friend, right after they got back from Europe last summer/fall. The horn was very hard to work with, pieces just went missing, and well it's done now.

This is a rondel. A rondel was a type of stiff-bladed dagger used in Europe in the late Middle Ages. It was worn at the waist and might be used as a utility tool, or worn into battle or a jousting tournament as a side-arm.

This blade was hand forged, in the backyard. The handle is made of brass plates and horn. The bottom plate has a bat cut into the brass to show the horn.

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