JUSTINA KNITS

My adventures in learning to machine knit and whatever comes to mind

Good grief!

I just looked out the window AND we have ice, snow, sleet and rain, all coming down at the same time!  No wonder I  feel like I had been beaten.  
Over the weekend, we had some lovely weather, even got up in the 70’s on Saturday, and lots of sunshine!  Sunday was warm too, but not as warm as Saturday, and no sunshine, which made it seem ever colder, but still couldn’t complain about it.
Now, we are back to winter, yesterday stayed right at freezing, or below all day, was 24 when I went to bed last night, was the same when I got up at 5:30 this morning, it just made it to 32 an hour ago…and the temps are starting to drop again, and they keep saying we are going to get a big storm!  I sure hope not!
I need sunshine, lots of it, so I can start feeling human again, and to be able to get things accomplished.
I have about 5 projects planned, and want to make a start on each one, that way I will keep going with them.   
Right now, I just want to get some things up for sale, and make room for other things I want to do.  I’ve been buying plastic totes, as able to afford them, so getting my yarn sorted out in the totes, which will make it easier to locate what I need when I want it, instead of spending days going through cardboard box after cardboard box!  
I’ve been rearranging things here, and hoping to get one of my sewing machines set up across from one of my knitting machines.  I’ve been debating as to whether I should set them up facing each other, and me sitting in the middle, or whether I should have my sewing cabinet and KM table back to back.  If facing each other, would only need one chair, with them back to back, will almost certainly have to use two chairs, which will eat up more space, and I don’t have much of that to spare.  Guess I should just get busy and start moving things and see which will work best.

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Bad weather

It is just above freezing her right now and raining.  We are supposed to get from four to six inches of wet heavy snow overnight, and they are saying it will bring power lines down.  So, if you try to contact me and I do not answer, it is more than likely I have no electric (or heat!), and am offline.  Id that happens, I  will contact you as soon as I get my power and heat back.  
That will depend on how bad the storm is, and how quickly the power company can get to the damaged areas and string new line.  They do have their ducks all in a row, including out of area power company workers ready to move in and help  repair the lines and get us up and running again.
I would appreciate all prayers for Bo’s and my safety during this latest weather adventure.  Prayer for my roof to hold up under the weight of the snow, will especially be appreciated.    
I will be listing more MK books and other machine knitting items as soon as I can, so please check back to  see if I have listed something you need.  
Thanks!
Justina

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Everyone please read this message before you are attacked and have important information stolen!

ADOBE PDF READER has been compromised. 

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Did you know…March is read an E-Book month?

Read more about it here. E-Book Month The most downloaded fiction book from libraries is

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin USA, Inc

I am so very blessed, as I have both an KOBO Touch e-ink reader, and a lovely NOOK COLOR, which I love, as I can play games on it, browse the internet, listen to music,  and so much more with it.  Its color screen is truly gorgeous! I highly recommend both of these, if you are considering buying one.

Both of these readers have a slot for a microSD card, enabling you to add up to an extra 32GB of books, videos, music, etc.  I also store my knitting patterns on my NOOK COLOR, so no matter where I am,  they are with me!  I have to confess, there was a time where I thought people who wanted to read a book on some computerized gadget, were totally crazy!  After getting my first e-reader, a very cheap one, I was hooked on it, and when it died only a few months after I had gotten it, and read dozens of book on it, I knew I had to get another one, and I looked and looked until I found the NOOK, and purchased my NOOK COLOR and have been in love with it since then!  I even have a WordPress app on it, and I can even post from it if I wish, or check out my blog, or search for other blogs with it!

You can buy downloadable books from KOBO and Barnes and Noble, or check with your local library to see if they offer e-library books.  For someone like me, who is pretty much not able to get out and about, this is a real lifesaver for my mental health

Now go read a book!

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Last week was a terrible week…

I’m praying this one is much better.  It has to be, I don’t think I could stand two of them in a row.  It seemed like everything went wrong last week, and I had to keep reminding myself, “This too, shall pass.” just to keep from totally losing it.

I’ve been trying to sell some stuff, so I can get a car on the road, and be able to get to the doctor and dentist, but its not going well at all.  Not sure which way to turn now, guess I will have to dig out more items to try to sell.

Too make matters worse, we’ve been having more thunderstorms, and the barometer has been going crazy, and I’m in the middle of a big fibro flare, took me three tries just to get out of bed this morning, and my knees have been giving me fits, and I’ve almost fallen a dozen times today.

I’m up much too late, need to get to bed, have to get up early and finish up some things I started working on last week.

Will be listing more machine knitting things soon, so if you are looking for anything, keep watch to see what turns up.

Going to go to bed now, hopefully things will look brighter in the morning.

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Giraffes At a Glance…

This blog gives a fascinating amount of information on the giraffe.

The Quillcards Blog Do check it out.  Find out how tall they get, how long the female is pregnant, how big her baby is, and how much it weighs at birth! and lots more.

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Thank you to all who searched for my pattern

A wonderful lady has found the magazine with giraffe pattern I wanted, and it will soon be on its way to me.

A big thank you to all the super folks who searched their magazine collections for it!  I appreciate each and everyone of you!  Machine knitters rock!

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2010 Fiber For-’em Event in Louisiana

Hosted by Cajun Lagniappe Fibers, September 24th, 25th, and 26th at Camp Pearl Louisiana, we invite you to come and join us to spend a couple of days with other fiber artists (old and new).  Take Classes, shop with the vendors, and enjoy talking with like minded people.  Have fun, share project ideas, learn new crafts, and take time to enjoy the fiber arts.  It is being held at Camp Pearl, Louisiana just off Hwy 190 not far from the Reeves Community in Southwest Louisiana.  To view pictures and information on the Camp, Classes, Teachers, registration pages and contacts you may go to the website at http://www.runningmoonfarm.com/CajunLagniappe/2010/FirstFiberArtsFor-’emEvent2010.html.  If you have questions you may call Rhonda Selser at 337-328-8461 ( email at tselser@camtel.net ); Charlene Quinilty at 337-831-3219 (email at Quinilty@hughes.net ); Beth Syron at 337-774-2977, (email at esyron@hotmail.com ); or Margrett Stretton at 337-328-7320 (email at lstretton@camtel.net ).
We would love to have you attend and thank you,
The ladies of Cajun Lagniappe Fiber Artists
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http://www.RunningMoonFarm.com
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Southwest Louisiana
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Looking for stitches scales

I need at least two sets of stitch scales for the Knit Radar KR-6.  I think sets from the earlier versions would probably work also.  I put a picture up on my website of a set of stitch scales so you can see them, perhaps you have some mixed in with machine knitting stuff that you bought, don’t need them, and maybe didn’t even know what they were!

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If you like to knit lace…

check out the patterns here for some nice ones.  She has some very interesting dishcloth patterns there too.

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