I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Anyone who is a fellow Firefly Brown Coat should know what the title means. New fan Barbara reminded me of this happy word last Friday. So let's focus on the shiny for this wave.

I recently returned from the other city that never sleeps — Las Vegas. As a stowaway on business trip, I got to check out the strip sights and relax poolside at the Bellagio.

At the Bellagio pool
I even got a few rows of knitting in.

I went to New York to see a jelly-bean Statue of Liberty ... an oasis of flamingos and a volcano across the street ... pirates fought over sirens ... and Caesar told me like it is in his Palace. And each night, I came back to a show of water and lights at the Bellagio.

Bellagio fountain show

But I did give my feet a break from walking and checked back on my 'verse. First bit of e-mail news: The dino hat pattern has earned a finalist spot in the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice contest! This is beyond awesome and if he wins, this could bring even more recognition to loom knitting.

Dino hats!!

Next up: The fingerless mittens I just finished are being featured in a true blue Etsy treasury! This collection was curated by fellow Wisconsin Street Team member berylblue.

We came home from Vegas to a mostly relax-y weekend with some yard work mixed in. My tulips are blooming ...


And the yarn is flowing again ...

Green drop-stitch scarf WIP


  1. Congratulations on the Lion Brand finalist status!!! Very cool indeed! :) I was thinking about entering that, but I didn't finish my project in time. I figured I'd just keep plugging away on it and enter next year...I should actually be done by then, lol! ;)

    It looks like you had a nice and relaxing trip...love the pic by the pool!

  2. I was so happy a loomer is a browncoat. seeing the word shiney threw me, but was happy a browncoat is still among the living. long live firefly.