Friday, March 28, 2008


Hello! I've been a little quiet on the blogging side this winter. I'll open the page to create a new post, and it will sit open for hours sometimes. Finally I'll just close it because I can't think of anything to say. Interesting how different you are in seasons of your life.

I didn't get any spring cleaning done this week. I fully intended to attack the bathroom, but never did. Oh well. But the kitchen is still nice and clean. It is so nice to work in now. Next week I'll move forward in my spring cleaning!

I received my book (Knitalong) from Amazon this week. I was thoroughly delighted to see my knitted square fully visible in three different pictures. As it turned out, the knitters were not given full credit. Of course, we were all duly thanked, and my name is in the inside back cover. But so are a whole bunch of names. LOL It would have been cumbersome to list everyone who knitted each item, and realistically the only people interested in who knit each item would be the individual knitters. It is a fun book, and there are several projects in the book that I would like to make. I'm sure that there are some knit-alongs already started with the projects from this book! It would be fun to join one, I think.

Lately I've been listening to Old Fashioned Christian Music Radio. As the name clearly indicates, the music is "old fashioned." I love quality Christian music, and listening to this as I go about my housework has been very encouraging.

Well, for not having anything to say, I've rambled on quite a bit.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Susan said...

Old Christian Radio is one of my favorites. We met the man who operates that station when we lived in Texas. He goes to an IFB church in Arlington.

I'm sure it must be frustrating to know you knit something and it's in a book, but you don't get a huge amount of credit for it! But at least you can say you're published! ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tammy - so nice that you got the book, even though our credits were less detailed than they could have been.

You are precisely right about the reasons each square was not individually labeled -- it would have taken up a lot of room in a jammed book and it mostly would have been relevant to the contributors. We also thought that making a detailed map of the contributors would take away from the straight out beauty of the final product. We settled for naming all the contributors to all the book projects in the endpapers.

However, we have made such a map on flickr: -- are you on there? -- and also we've linked to that map from the pattern's official web page ..

Not sure if that helps, but it's there.

But anyway, thank you so much for participating. The book is richer and different than other knitting books because so many people were generous with their time and commentary. It really was a creation of a community.

Cheers, Martin

Tammy said...

Susan--I wasn't upset to not find my name credited to the afghan--the book is jam-packed as it is! A list of names would have made it seem almost awkward, I think.

Martin--thank you for stopping by. Yes, I'm on the Flickr map. I really am not upset at all about not being "properly" credited in the book! I didn't know what to expect since I did give information for crediting. I'm just pleased as punch that I now have a book with something in it. I think that is too cool! :-)

Tori Leslie said...

Hey Tammy,
I love Old Fashion Christian Radio, it's actually a ministry of Bro. McFadden, from our home church. I listen to it in Croatia too, it's hard to find good music these days. His store also offers lots of good music to purchase and on the site you can also watch the services from our home church, Trinity Baptist our pastor is Dr. Bob Smith, wonderful preacher.
Oh well that was more than you wanted to know I'm sure but I couldn't help myself.
Shameless plug for TBC. :0)

Drew said...

I am really enjoying your blog! It makes me realize that I need to get off my rump and do some cleaning :) You make it look fun and the result is GORGEOUS!!