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Gloria DuMars
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Sequim Wa
About Me:
I am 64, retired and have a mobility problem, so I don't go out much, so I am interested in meeting people via internet. I just started knitting a few years ago and like it very much. For the first 3 years after I stopped working, we had an RV and spent much of our time in it. We should have had a bumper sticker saying "we brake for golf course's and yarn shops". I would knit while my husband played golf. In fact I did a lot of knitting at the golf courses, as many have nice places to sit outside and usually a snack bar or something.

We then sold our RV and condo in Calif in order to buy our house here in Wa. I do miss the RV, maybe at some time in the future we will be able to buy another one.

We have lived here for about 2 years, and although my husband has met many guys and made friends with his golf, I really havent met anyone yet because I dont go out by myself . Maybe I will try going to a yarn store near by.

I am interested in doing some knitting for charity . Maybe for prem. babys. My husband has had 2 grandkids in the last 3 years and I have loved doing baby items!!

Any suggestions?
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http://g.dumars@wavecable.com

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At 6:57pm on March 3, 2010, Gloria DuMars said…
Hi Jane, Nice to get your note, you sure do pick hard projects for a new knitter ! ! ! I have a (step)grandbaby on the way, so I'm knee deep in baby stuff . I love doing the baby things as they knit up quick. I am a slow knitter due to arthritis. In fact I started knitting because I want to keep my hands from getting to stiff..So now I'm hooked on yarn! ! ! I also have a great little scarf I am doing with beads . Have you tried beads yet? They are great ! You string them all on the yarn before you begin, then each time you want to place a bead, you slide it up and knit your next stitch to hold it in place......easy..This little scarf is like a corkscrew.......you cast on 20 stitches, knit one row, then knit 8, turn and knit back (this is a short row like in socks) then knit 6 and knit back then knit 4 and knit back then knit all 20 and start over.. it looks odd at first but turns into a corkscrew. I am putting a bead just before the knit 20 across, so I get the beads up the sides of the scarf, I am doing it in a beautiful hand dyed lace yarn I got at the "Lavender festival" here in Sequim Wa last year, so its a little small thing more like a necklace than a scarf..But my sister has done the same pattern in a big yarn and its real cute that way too...
The Aran sweater you are doing sounds beautiful. I love doing cables.. it looks so impressive, but is not really hard at all, I just have to remember to knit a little looser......lol

I also usually have several projects that I'm working on at once.. depending on what I am feeling like at the time,
Right now I have a Baby sweater, the corkscrew scarf, a french press coffee pot cozy (using 1 ball of yarn I bought with no idea what I was going to use it for) and I'm sewing together another baby sweater that I finish a few weeks ago.

Do let me know how your Aran sweater is going, I have always wanted to try one of those.
What are Newfoundland mittens? A special king?

Happy Knitting
Gloria
At 1:49pm on February 21, 2010, Capergal said…
Hi Gloria
Nice to meet you. I figured if I was going to learn to knit, I better take on something I really wanted to learn, and at that time, it was socks. So, after learning those, I figure I can pretty much learn anything....lol
I am working on an Aran sweater right now, and I haven't done cables before, and this sweater is full of them.....I pick extremely hard projects first....I think I should have knitted a cabled hat first....
I have socks, two hats and some fingerless gloves on my needles right now. I also plan on casting on another pair of Newfoundland mitten this evening (they knit up pretty quick).

So, what are you working on right now? Anything exciting?

Happy Knitting
Jane
At 7:44am on February 21, 2010, Gloria DuMars said…
Hi again, I admire your work with dogs. I just love dogs and have a little West Highland Terrier, His name is Hamish - - - - I used to have a book with some dog sweater patterns in it, if I can find it (after moving last year) I will try to send you one or two. It sounds like a great way to raise money. Have fun knitting, I'll drop you a note again soon. Gloria
At 6:44am on February 12, 2010, Nati Mosi said…
Hi Gloria!!!...how are you?..thanks for you message!
i'm so glad you liked Bs As!...it's changed a lot since then!...we have a new neighbourhood called Puerto Madero facing the river that is really beautiful (really modern, with the highest and most expensive buildings in Argentina...huge green areas, 5 stars hotels, etc...i think you would likeit if you liked what you saw back then).
Back to knitting...yes!, we have a lot of places to shop...actually i just found a tiny place 4 block away from my job that has tons of beatiful yarns ...i'm a begginer (being knitting for 3 months, so all my project are straight thinks...lol!...scarves; cushions...), but i'm willing to learn fast because i volunteer for a rescue abandoned pet group and we dont recieve any help so i'm thinking about knitting pet sweaters to sell and raise money for helping the animals...we have a LOT of urgent cases we cannot fulfill and i think this could be a way of making money as we are paying everything with our salaries ..i'm learning slow because i dont have mucho time with my job but im starting my vacations today so i'm planning to knit all the time!!!..hope i learn some good things these days!.
How about you?...what kind of things do you like to knit?...
please forgive my english...its really rusty!
Nati
At 12:58pm on February 11, 2010, Kristi Richerson said…
Thanks, Gloria! I hope to finish the scarf today! It's not perfect, but I guess that's how you learn!
 
 
 

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