Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hello, I am happy--I think-- to join you ladies!


My name is Page, op, opcola, whichever you prefer. I have a lovely daughter, Laura, you can meet on:
who fell in love with skirt and emailed me (she is in San Antonio getting ready to move back home to Virginia where I am) to inform me that I was joining this KAL and making this skirt for her. All my yarn is in Virginia where I am heading tomorrow from Pensacola, FL where we have lived since retiring from the Navy in '99. My parents in law are feeling elderly and need assistance so we are going home to look after them --altho we are not giving up our home in Fl. Just leasing it to our son and his friend. We just got it rebuilt from Hurricane Ivan and could not face getting it just like we wanted it and then selling it, so we will hold on to it for our next retirement. I have some horses and a covered wagon, that I love to drive around, we --my best friend and I-- do parties and events, festivals etc. My next wagon will be a chuck wagon and then my wonderful husband is building me a hearse that I can do transports from funeral home to cemetary with, I cannot wait! Business should be good for that one!

In the meantime, I knit a LOT, socks is my new passion, and I have a circular sock machine, from 1902 that cranks out socks! I have three or is it four spinning wheels, an electric carder that was hand crank and I broke my shoulder falling out of the boat, so my husband converted it to electric the first time I had him card for me! Love that man! We have been together 30 years, only because he was gone to sea about half of that!! HA HA!! He came back from Desert Storm broken and we are still working to repair him.
I am ordered around by an African Grey Parrot named Zorro, who is 20 going on 2! His vocabulary is awesome and his ability to duplicate sounds is phenomenal! His partner in crime is a little chihuahua named doll baby that we call Dolly! They travel with us everywhere, we just got back from Texas and now we head to Georgia tomorrow and then on to Virginia where I will finally be back to my horses!

I have several projects going right now, some dish cloths with the KAL, Selfish Sunday Knitters, and the Sheep Shawl KAL, now the skirt. I will probably use handspun wool for the skirt, it will be chilly in Va. for Laura who has been in Fl or Texas for the past 18 years. Lord help us when she gets on the road in the first snow storm!! Well, my best friend in high school was named Velma, in Socorro NM!
Happy to meet you all~~ op


At 6:00 AM, Blogger Miss Amy said...

I'm not on this KAL but I visit it often. I hope to hear some Zorro stories in the midst of the KAL. I too have a Gray (congo) named Gypsy. She is just about 2 yrs old and her vocabulary is quickly growing.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger velmalikevelvet said...

page/op~ that was the most comprehensive intro i've ever read! thanks for giving us the flavor of you. welcome.

as a spinner, i'm impressed that you'd tackle making handspun for a project of this size.

and i hope i live up to your highschool bf's rep. cheers!

At 10:13 AM, Blogger amy said...

Page, you are handspinning over 1000 yds? I am IMPRESSED. Such talented people on the internet, and such talented people in this KAL. Thanks for the really detailed introduction. How do you have time for all this spinning and knitting with the moving AND the animals? It's a good thing you and your husband are retired, otherwise you DEFINITELY wouldn't have enough time for all your hobbies.

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Hi Page! and welcome. My knitting is supervised by a 14 year old bronzewing Pionus parrot named 'Wingnut'. He talks more than the average Pionus because he was raised with an Amazon (sibling rivalry), but discovered early in life that you can get everything you want and need with the following phrases: "I love you", "UP!", "let's go!", "Hi Sweetie", "he's a good boy" and "Peekaboo!!!" (which is yelled commandingly at the top of his little lungs because he thinks that is my name). I look forward to seeing your handspun version of IC

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Claudia said...

Hi! I just joined and was going through the other intros. I'm impressed that you're using handspun; if I did that, I'd really never finish. I peeked at you regular blog, and I see that you have an MLIS. I just started my MLIS program. Yay for spinners and librarians!

At 2:48 PM, Blogger amy said...

How funny! I'm a librarian, too. Maybe we are all drawn to the sexxy librarian stereotype?


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