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Hello everyone! I am from Wisconsin where we have an awful lot of indoor time in the winter months. It's cold and snowy (expecting a snowstorm tomorrow 3/22/2011). This site is amazing! I'm so glad I found it and will be sure that my family members come and take a peek as well. :mrgreen:
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Well, this is Wisconsin day, I guess. I am now knitting the hooded poncho that you found for me yesterday. I'm from Wisconsin, also. The snow is gone and now we get the rain. Welcome! I'm so new at this.... Nice to see my fellow cheeseheads..
Good Morning! We have the best yarn shops in Southeast Wisconsin, near Delavan. They are located in the country, across the highway from each other. I feel blessed to be able to shop there and find them to be better than any in Milwaukee. It's so interesting to see these very well stocked shops away from the cities.
The yarn shops are located at Highway 89 and County A near Delavan. One is Studio S and the other Needles and Pins. They both have websites. Certainly worth the trip. I love them equally. I have not seen a better selection of yarn. Studio S also sells looms. Fantastic places. Enjoy! Mernie
When I was finishing an afgan for the expected GGBaby, I ran out of the yarn I had ordered from Herschnerrs. I called them, asking for the same dye lot. They said they would not match dye lots, I had to get it anyway and was pleased to get same dye lot anyway. i think they get so much yarn, they must not run out. I often order from them, also Webs and KnitPiks online. So fast and convenient. Mernie
It's not nice to be alone, is it? My darling died on Christmas morning in 2003. We were married 52 years! I am absolutely addicted to knitting. Always have been, but more now that I am alone. Some of my relatives lived in the Slinger area about 20 years ago. I'm half-way between Milwaukee and Janesville. It snowed last night. you can enjoy being warm.
Thank you. That was very nice. I prayed that he could live. I asked God to gtive him to me and I didn't care what condition he was in. He had a terrible brain hemmorage and could never have been near the same. it was such a selfish prayer. He used to laugh at the hiding places I had for my yarn and say: do you really think I don't know how much yarn and fabric you have stashed? He was fun and funny and my only boyfriend. We met when I was 16 and he was 21 and were married 2 years later. I miss him more than I can tell you.
We were married for 52 years. It's like being ripped in half. Thank you.
BarbaraSD said:
Simply gorgeous. Did you also make the bedspread you have the afghan on?
I just noticed your question today. I did make the bedspread with the help of my Mother. I started and finished about 1/2 the squares and then persuaded Mom to do some. There were supposed to be enough to make a full size bedspread, but we stopped at a quilt size. It was just an awful project. I wanted Mom to see it before she died, and she did. My sister gets it next. I do cryptograms, sudoko and crossword puzzles in bed, in ink, and have it stained terribly with ink spots. My sister doesn't care, she says it part of the bedspread's history. My plan is to make my first real quilt and when I finish that, my sister gets the bedspread -- unless I die before the quilt is started and finished.

After the death of my husband I started doing puzzles in bed and still do. It's the only way I can settle my mind enough to fall asleep. He would never have allowed it..

My Mother told me how many popcorns there were in each square...it took her an entire month to make one if she worked every evening. Mom hated those popcorns and so did I.
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Ginnyv said:
How can i get the Pattern for the Blanket?Just love it, I lost my Husband Eighteen Years ago. Still miss him. Married Forty Eight years.Pc been down and just read this. If you can give the Directions Please send to
[email protected] I am Eighty Four
I wrote a long note to your e-mail address and it came back, undeliverable. I really wanted to share with you...send it again, Ginny,,
Ginnyv said:
[email protected] Hope you get this and can write back, If you have the Link for the Afghan Just send it here, My Computer has been acting up. Got it fixed i hope. Hundred and two dollars. Thank you Ginny.
Well, Ginny, it's kind of long, but I will copy and paste...

Hi, Ginny--

I just read your note in the knitting forum about the baby blanket. I did not have a pattern for the it. I used a book by Rosemary Drysdale called
Enterlac . I started with a variegated yarn and picked the other colors from those colors . If you haven聮t done enterlac knitting, you should try. I hadn聮t tried it before and found it to be so very interesting. There are a few places on the web that will describe it and you can read about in a lot of books and magazines. I will be doing more things with this enterlac, because it聮s kind of like eating popcorn 聳 I really made the blanket longer because I didn聮t want to stop and had lots of yarn left. You really should be able to knit in both directions to make it easier because you are knitting all short rows. I am glad you liked the baby blanket .

I figured out how wide I wanted it to be and cast on that number of stitches. Then I picked up the stitches all around the edge and just knit every row, using a couple of long cable needles. For the final border, I knit every row without increasing on the corners (on the wrong side ) so it just naturally curled under. I hope you can figure it out聟 If you have been knitting this long, you surely can.

Our grandson is expecting a little one in May. He announced to me just before Christmas that I would be having a good birthday this year, because they were having a baby on my birthday. I was and am so delighted! I have made a sweater and some booties so far. They won聮t find out the sex of the baby early and I like that. But I can knit quickly and this beloved child will not lack for knitted wear. My granddaughter-in-law has a huge big bump. She聮s a tiny woman and looks so cute and has only a month or so to wait.

My husband died on Christmas morning in 2003. I miss him with all my heart and always will. I understand your grief. He had all my presents wrapped and under the tree and I opened them that day. Nine gifts. My three sons got the presents I had made for him. Christmas is not a very wonderful time any longer. We were married when I was 18, in 1951聟It doesn聮t get easier, does it? Just acceptable.

Well, it was nice to write to you,
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