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The Lace Party- first edition for 2019- (which is where we are in NZ, today)
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Dec 31, 2018 22:33:13   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
martina wrote:
Probably.


But then of course it may depend on how things go with Jamie!
 
Jan 1, 2019 00:21:45   #
nancylea57
 
great to see so many people have started their n.y. on an UP note.

side note: ooooh that explains a lot #xxxxx.
Jan 1, 2019 06:05:31   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
martina wrote:
Just about. Busy time of year really, haven’t done any knitting since before Christmas, but back to usual routine soon.


I'm beginning to think I won't have "usual routines" any more!
Jan 1, 2019 06:35:34   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
I'm beginning to think I won't have "usual routines" any more!


Oh dear- why is that?
Jan 1, 2019 07:44:18   #
Belle1
 
Lurker 2 wrote:
Have you been busy with the travel to see your Mom?

Caryn put everything very nicely!


Hi, Julie. Seems that I've just been busy what with the holidays, the added seasonal challenge of traveling four days a week on bad roads to visit Mom and a slight new wrinkle in my life. Somewhere around the 13th of last December, a single mother and her almost 4-year old daughter moved into my Mom's house at my invitation. I had met them about 6 months earlier and had visited with them a couple of times in the intervening months. Then quite unexpectedly they found themselves in a very dangerous "stalking" situation. So without hesitation I invited them to stay with me at Mom's and the next day they "moved" in. Basically, the authorities escorted them from their home which is about 70 miles away. She has been able to make one trip back to her property to get clothing, toys, etc, but basically, they have been be "hiding" out. It seems that the danger was averted, but unfortunately, the jerk who caused the problem shows no sign of disappearing. Well, in any case, I've been spending sometime with them getting settled, trying to sort out my Mom's stuff so that they can be comfortable (cleaning out closets and drawers, etc). So it has been a busy season. For now, they continue to be my guests until the whole situation can be dealt with by the authorities.

All this adds up to I now have neighbors, Mom's house is happy with occupants (in my opinion, a house always is better with occupants living in it and carrying for it on a daily basis), and CHANGE is afoot. Isn't it amazing how in the proverbial blink-of-an-eye, everything can change so much!!!

I have no idea how long they will stay, but my life has taken a turn. The little girl is delightful, well mannered, and truly lovely. It is really a joy to be around young ones again. For one thing they are refreshingly honest. One day she was here and while her Mom used the telephone, she watched me sweeping up my kitchen floor (which really needed it) and I casually commented that I ought to sweep more often. After carefully considering what I had said with a look on her face of great seriousness, she announced that I was correct -- I should.

Well, this was a long diatribe in response to your simple comment. Sorry about that, but I've been reluctant to take the time to write anything about their presence. Now we are in a new year, a fresh beginning, and I'm assuming that this will be a year of change in many ways. I'm very optimistic.

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. And happy knitting too. I'm working on the Niebling 2019 KAL. I'm somewhere around row 40 of the first central motifs of what I hope will become a nice table runner for my big table. Am working with size 30 crochet thread on 2.0mm needles. Can only work for an hour or so before I have to rest my eyes. Although the thread is white, it is still had to see something that small. Now that I've finally gotten the piece onto circs I suspect it will go faster. My 2.00mm dps are 6" and frankly, I need a bit more length to comfortable work another motif. I can feel a HandsomeFibers order coming on.........
Jan 1, 2019 15:23:02   #
Grannypeg
 
Great to have you start our New Year.
Thank you. Have to igure out where I say the Lace Part for
constant assess.

Peggy

Happy New Year to All.
 
Jan 1, 2019 15:50:53   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Belle1 wrote:
Hi, Julie. Seems that I've just been busy what with the holidays, the added seasonal challenge of traveling four days a week on bad roads to visit Mom and a slight new wrinkle in my life. Somewhere around the 13th of last December, a single mother and her almost 4-year old daughter moved into my Mom's house at my invitation. I had met them about 6 months earlier and had visited with them a couple of times in the intervening months. Then quite unexpectedly they found themselves in a very dangerous "stalking" situation. So without hesitation I invited them to stay with me at Mom's and the next day they "moved" in. Basically, the authorities escorted them from their home which is about 70 miles away. She has been able to make one trip back to her property to get clothing, toys, etc, but basically, they have been be "hiding" out. It seems that the danger was averted, but unfortunately, the jerk who caused the problem shows no sign of disappearing. Well, in any case, I've been spending sometime with them getting settled, trying to sort out my Mom's stuff so that they can be comfortable (cleaning out closets and drawers, etc). So it has been a busy season. For now, they continue to be my guests until the whole situation can be dealt with by the authorities.

All this adds up to I now have neighbors, Mom's house is happy with occupants (in my opinion, a house always is better with occupants living in it and carrying for it on a daily basis), and CHANGE is afoot. Isn't it amazing how in the proverbial blink-of-an-eye, everything can change so much!!!

I have no idea how long they will stay, but my life has taken a turn. The little girl is delightful, well mannered, and truly lovely. It is really a joy to be around young ones again. For one thing they are refreshingly honest. One day she was here and while her Mom used the telephone, she watched me sweeping up my kitchen floor (which really needed it) and I casually commented that I ought to sweep more often. After carefully considering what I had said with a look on her face of great seriousness, she announced that I was correct -- I should.

Well, this was a long diatribe in response to your simple comment. Sorry about that, but I've been reluctant to take the time to write anything about their presence. Now we are in a new year, a fresh beginning, and I'm assuming that this will be a year of change in many ways. I'm very optimistic.

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. And happy knitting too. I'm working on the Niebling 2019 KAL. I'm somewhere around row 40 of the first central motifs of what I hope will become a nice table runner for my big table. Am working with size 30 crochet thread on 2.0mm needles. Can only work for an hour or so before I have to rest my eyes. Although the thread is white, it is still had to see something that small. Now that I've finally gotten the piece onto circs I suspect it will go faster. My 2.00mm dps are 6" and frankly, I need a bit more length to comfortable work another motif. I can feel a HandsomeFibers order coming on.........
Hi, Julie. Seems that I've just been busy what wi... (show quote)


I do hope everything works out for your new neighbours! Wonderful you were able to provide them refuge- a case of been there, needed that, but back then, (1977) many would stand back, rather than help.
The little girl sounds like a real darling, not always the case with youngsters today!

If anyone can succeed with the Niebling KAL, it will be you! My hands tire very rapidly when working with 2mm or finer- The current Gansey is somewhere around 2mm maybe 2.5mm- I'd have to check!
It is so nice when you have the appropriate length for the work you are doing on the dpn's!

The cloud is lifting a bit, I can see a glow where the sun must be!
2nd January in our Isles
Jan 1, 2019 15:52:35   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Grannypeg wrote:
Great to have you start our New Year.
Thank you. Have to igure out where I say the Lace Part for
constant assess.

Peggy

Happy New Year to All.


Hello Peggy- just having posted on the Lace Party should be enough for the notifications to come through!

Happy New Year to you, and yours!
Jan 1, 2019 17:03:44   #
Frannitty
 
I am new to this group. Is there a pattern we will be doing. I really like knitting lace.
Jan 1, 2019 17:38:41   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Frannitty wrote:
I am new to this group. Is there a pattern we will be doing. I really like knitting lace.


Welcome! We have sometimes run Knit-a -longs- but it does require someone to organise things, and keep an eye on what is happening!
Would you like to make some suggestions?!
We are a very fluid group, and recently it has mostly just been chat, interspersed with photos of what we are working on, or in the case of Bev (Eshlemania) the wildlife photos she has been taking.
Jan 1, 2019 18:01:08   #
Belle1
 
Grannypeg wrote:
Great to have you start our New Year.
Thank you. Have to igure out where I say the Lace Part for
constant assess.

Peggy

Happy New Year to All.


Peggy -- Glad to have you aboard. I realize Julie has made a suggestion so that you receive notifications. I do it another way. If you just go to the top of the page, you'll see just above the first entry on that page on the left hand side two buttons. One says "Watch" and the other "Bookmark". If you click on "Watch" you will receive notifications; also the word "Watch" changes to "Unwatch" -- so basically, you can click us on and then off as you desire. What I do is when one Lace Party is reaching its limit and someone has started the next Lace Party and advices us, I just click on the new link and immediately hit the Watch button. That way I don't miss anything.
 
Jan 1, 2019 19:20:48   #
Maureen Therese (a regular here)
 
Hi All. Happy New Year to everyone. I have just found this post and would love to be part of your group. I love knitting lace but do not restrict myself to just that. At the moment, as we take off in our caravan for a few days, I am trying to finish a cardigan for a grandson who turned 13 yesterday. I have jazzed it up a bit by including bands of mosaic work in body and sleeves, and as soon as it is finished I must start the next one for another grandson who will be 13 in mid Feb. I look forward to meeting you all in further posts.
Maureen
Jan 1, 2019 19:34:26   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Maureen Therese wrote:
Hi All. Happy New Year to everyone. I have just found this post and would love to be part of your group. I love knitting lace but do not restrict myself to just that. At the moment, as we take off in our caravan for a few days, I am trying to finish a cardigan for a grandson who turned 13 yesterday. I have jazzed it up a bit by including bands of mosaic work in body and sleeves, and as soon as it is finished I must start the next one for another grandson who will be 13 in mid Feb. I look forward to meeting you all in further posts.
Maureen
Hi All. Happy New Year to everyone. I have just ... (show quote)


Welcome! Always nice to meet new people! Some of us are creating some beautiful lace work, while others like me, have various other works in progress. It's high Summer here, so I am doing small projects until it cools down, maybe in March!
Jan 1, 2019 19:55:35   #
Maureen Therese (a regular here)
 
Thank you Lurker. I'm afraid that I have packed lots of light clothes for our few days away and now find that it is very overcast here today. I may have to pack a few extra things. Why is it that you need enough clothes for a month when you are only going for 4 or 5 days? Our weather here is very changeable at the moment, close to 40 C a few days ago and quite cool ( for us) now at 20 C, but I have been plodding on with my knitting and feel really bad that I did not get it finished for Isaiah's birthday.
Jan 1, 2019 20:22:28   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Maureen Therese wrote:
Thank you Lurker. I'm afraid that I have packed lots of light clothes for our few days away and now find that it is very overcast here today. I may have to pack a few extra things. Why is it that you need enough clothes for a month when you are only going for 4 or 5 days? Our weather here is very changeable at the moment, close to 40 C a few days ago and quite cool ( for us) now at 20 C, but I have been plodding on with my knitting and feel really bad that I did not get it finished for Isaiah's birthday.
Thank you Lurker. I'm afraid that I have packed l... (show quote)


We have been very changeable here, too- but not as bad as WA!
Today started gloomy, but is now sunny, apparently only 22*C, but I think that recording is taken at the Airport- which being at sea level, and on the harbour, is often cooler than us up here, more inland.
Sorry you missed Isaiah's Birthday- did you give him a rain check!?
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