Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Vogue Knitting Live

We had another great outing to Vogue Knitting Live... here are a few of the moments we
would like to share with you. The photos can be seen here

Here Chelette was having fun with the Size 50 knitting needles

Sunday, November 27, 2011

So much Love♥

I had to post again after getting so many great comments on the last post. Would you believe I didn't even want to post it after I wrote it. But of course my sister Chelette had already posted it before I could make some corrections. I was being critical and thinking I made upteen mistakes. I think I just got out of practice. I would like to blog more often but I always ask myself if it's  blogworthy enough. I just realized I need to remember why we started this blog. To keep a journal of our progress as we continue on this journey to become more proficient at this craft we love so much, KNITTING
It never ceases to amaze me how awesome it is to connect with others around the globe through this process of blogging. We have met some really wonderful people. And we wanted to thank all of you who have decided to take the time to read or comment here. I can't thank you enough for how much you have lifted our spirits and made our day♥ I am hoping that we will continue on this fabulous journey of sharing and  exchanging ideas together.
As you all know there are many new podcast and video cast on the horizon. I often thought that this would be something I would love to do, but I can't see myself doing it long term. I would however love to give it a try. I am thinking about it and my sister Chelette is of course edging me on. She has been saying it for years, "We should do a podcast". With some many of them these days, maybe it's a good time to give it a try. I think it's a brave and courageous step to take on. We shall see how far we get. I think the first step is putting it out there. So I have done that and now let's see what comes next.
Maybe the next time you will see us LIVE♥ or maybe I am just rambling on after having a fabulous nap.
Thanks again for your responses. It was so good to hear from Lina, congratulations to you and the new baby. Liz, yes we are going to Vogue Live, can't wait to see you and Betty there. Martha, sorry you missed the KnitGirllls and Wendy, it was great, I am sure you will get the chance again. Ava, thanks for your comment, We don't meet @ Fibre Space regularly, but we will be there at OdarkEarly on Black Friday♥ Nik, I have missed your funny wit. Monique,thanks for stopping by, you have some amazing work. Libby, keep up the good work your photos are awesome. Ginny, I love all your beautiful dishes. You always make my mouth drool. Loren, thanks for always checking on me, Rose you are my newest friend from PLURK, you have some beautiful work. Finally Carol... yah.. we finally posted, love you girl♥

ETA...I wanted to post this last week, but didn't get around to it. So I am posting it now.

We did make it to the Big Black Friday sale @
Fibre Space, we had a great time and got to hang out with some fabulous folks. Here are a few pictures from that day. We also made it down to MLK memorial on Friday


Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's That Time Again

Meet Up @ Fibre Space with The KnitGirlllsYes! it was time again to meet up with the KnitGirllls and Wendy . I can hardly believe its been a year since they were here @ Fibre Space. We had a great evening of chatting and catching up. We also were just in time to fondle the new Brooklyn Tweed American-made yarn LOFT. Lisa of FiberNymph came down . Laura's sister Becky also made the trip down from Pennsylvania. Many locals like Space Junk(Amy) stopped by to hang out and knit. Danielle and the Fibre Space crew were all there.

Then on Saturday Arthella, Chelette and I were able to catch the play "Loose Knit". It was the last night at the Waddell Theater in on the campus of Northern VA Community College in Sterling Virgina. Once a week in the heart of New York City five women gather to knit. The play outlines the battle between the sexes with wit, ferocity and insight in a contemporary comedy of manners. If this play comes in your town, please go see it. We really enjoyed it.We have been busy trying to get some projects off the needles. I finished Summer Flies. Chelette just finished Ceraisfera. As the year comes to a close we are trying cut down on purchases and reduce our stash. Of course it's easier said than done. There are so many beautiful yarns to choose from.

Happy Knitting!!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day!


Marketplace at Woodridge

A Year Round Farmers, Artists and Quality Craft Market

1915 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20018


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Bring: A chair, drinking water and your knitting!!!

World Wide Knit in Public Day was created in 2005 - and is the world largest knitter event.
To find out more about WWKiP Day – please visit wwkipday.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!! Winners!!!!

Happy New Year everybody. We finally picked the winners. 

Winner #1. Carol- woolmeise
Winner #2. Libby-NeighborFiber Co.
Winner #3. Melodye Sanguine Grypon- Bugga
Please contac us cajohnson@marathonoil.com with your information and the prizes will go out this week.

We enjoyed reading everyone's responses. It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you in person. Let's hope in 2011 we will continue to have a fibertastic year of gorgeous yarns and cranking out fabulous projects.     
We also are continuing to work from stash and Not buy yarn. Our next big yarn purchases will probably be at the Home Spun Party.

Best of luck for all of your resolutions, goals, and intentions!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

This is it!/ Give-A-Way

Yes this is it!!!! A new post finally. Even though months have passed and I haven't posted here, our thoughts are still on all the wonderful people we have met through this blog. Of course I have written a post many times in my  head but not taken the time to write it down. We missed our 3rd Blogiversary. Many events have come and gone. Thanksgiving has even passed us by. Christmas is just around the corner. We have gotten our yearly Christmas card from the Meir Family already (thanks Carol, Loved it! ).
It's funny how certain things tend to get overlooked. Let's just say, we are still happily doing our favorite things:  knitting  and buying yarn(not so much), we even caught the 6am sale at Fibre Space on Black Friday. It was a blast.
I decided it was time to catch up on things, including this blog. Chelette just had minor surgery. She is doing well and I am here with her for a few days to help out. We have had fun knitting and playing with patterns and yarn. She and I both finished a few already started projects. Now, if only I could have another week off from work, I could really get some knitting done. Of course that isn't possible, back to work as usual on Monday.

We have decided that we are going to use this post to announce a "Give A Way" for all those events we missed and a thank you to everyone who have visited us in the past.
All you have to do is place a comment on this post telling us how long you have been reading this blog and how you discovered us...
I know you want to know what the prizes are. All I am going to say is  it will be from our favorite yarns, WollmeiseNeighborhood Fiber Co and  Bugga(all ravelry links). This should be fun.
We have been trying to do this since the summer and I am finally getting around to it.
The ending deadline will be  December the 15th. at midnight.
It will be nice to hear from those who have never left a comment but who read this blog. Have a great week♥ We look forward  to hearing from you.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

8 years ago today

We have to give honor to our DAD today.. Nelson P. Johnson. Hard to believe its been 8 years -- 8 years sounds like a long time but because you are so close in our everyday thoughts it seems like you never left us.... We both know that our creative side definitely comes from you.

Dad enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was passionate about so many things. He was a gardener, photographer, general contractor, and entertainer who enjoyed laughter and the lighter side of life. His curious nature led him to study birds, animals, people and politics.

We think of you often, but that is nothing new. Your memory is a keepsake, from which we will never part. God has you in his arms~We have you in our hearts.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thanks Alicia

Okay, this makes two blog post in a week, for me... This one is thanks to Alicia for awarding us the Versatile Blogger award. I so didn't expect anything like this. I admit that I was wondering when and what the next post was going to be. She made it easy for me. I do have a post that I should had already done and is long overdue, but I will get to that later.

In order to accept this Award:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things  not known about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

..... Here goes:

1. I would have to start with I am somewhat of a monogamous knitter. I have tried knitting different projects at once but, I don't like it very much. Especially if it is a new project. Right now I am doing the EveryWay Wrap. It is my first and the first time I have done so many cables at once. I like it a lot and it looks like its going to take me forever. In the beginning when I first started knitting I would start a few projects at a time. And because of that I still, to this day have a few that I have not finished. I have halted all new projects and I am trying to get them completed before I start anything else (this does not included socks or my favorite pattern 198yards of Heaven Shawl)

2. Since that was so long, I'll make this short. Most everyone that knows me knows that it's no secret that I Love CHEESE.(so now you all know too) I can't think of anything that I would not want to put cheese on(probably chocolate). I guess my favorite would be Havarti. (Alicia did you notice we have this in common♥our love for cheese that is). I think I could make a whole post about cheese,but I won't bore yall with that at this time)

3. I am a little obsessed right now with  True Blood(Isn't it a bummer we have to wait a whole year for the next one:((.  The Colony. I find this show fascinating, but I am having a hard time believing these people are taking this so seriously. The Real Housewife's of DC. I guess I love it because its all about DC and what goes on behind the scenes♥

4. I love photography and have become obsessed. I just acquired my first SlR camera. I am having fun. Chelette and I are going to have a private lesson of Downtown DC. I am so looking forward to it. I promise to share my photos with all of you. (I know Libby will appreciate this one).

5.  I am no good at directions. I have to go to a place a couple of time before I can remember it. I can get lost so easily. Thank goodness for my GPS. Although they can lead you astray or take you the longer route if you don't know where you are going. All in all, I think I would be totally lost without it.

6. I think that taking showers are the cure for many ailments. I love the way a shower makes you feel. If you have a headache take the hottest shower you can stand. If you have pain, a hot shower can make you feel sooo much better. My favorite is to take a shower then go workout, walk or yoga. You will feel like a million bucks when you start to perspire. I love that feeling.

7. I have a green thumb. I have always loved different plants and flowers. My dad taught me almost everything I know. My dream job would be to  work in a plant shop with Orchids, which are my favorite.  Most people don't know that Orchids are really not hard to care for at all. In fact I think they can be one of the easiest to maintain.The key is in the watering, in my opinion.

 Thanks again Alicia for the award.  I enjoy reading your blog.
Now Let's see who I will tag for this award that hasn't been tagged yet:

Chelette,,,,,,, it has been forever since we've heard from you
Cheryl...... I am sure your readers would love to know more about you
Libby.....  very creative and great photographer
Barb......I know that you are ready for a new post
                              (Carol you are off the hook THIS time)

Okay that's it for now. Time to get some knitting in before bedtime... Tchau for now. Have a great week

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Will Never Forget!

It's been 9 years since 9/11. We still get emotional when we think about what happened that day... Today let's remember those who died without reason, for those who gave up their lives trying to save others, and for all of those who helped in the efforts... May God Bless you all♥ Prayers go out to the friends and families who lost their friends and loved ones on 9/11/2001

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's about time

Hello everyone. I know you are agreeing with me. It's been way to long. I have written a post in my head a couple of times. I even started a draft. All I know is that it's true what they say about time. It stops for no one. The summer has flown by. Fall is just around the corner. It feels like before you know it, winter will be here. Okay enough of the this pity party about why I haven't blogged. I wanted to share this past weekends outings♥
 We had the opportunity to visit the new Looped Yarn Works in Wash. D.C. and liked it very much.

The space was beautiful and it had a lot of light and gorgeous yarns displayed nicely throughout the store.
They carry a nice selection of yarns. Malabrigo, Berocco, Koigu, Rowan, Frog Tree, Classic Elite, SWTC, Blue Heron and Tilli Tomas," Just to name a few. They also have some staples like Cascade 220.

KnitGirllls meetup
Then on Monday, I found out that The KnitGirllls  LaLa and Les were going to be at Fibre Space, sooooooo we went to meet them. It was fun to see them in person and hang out and knit with them just like on the Video cast.  They were staying with Wendy, so it was my chance to meet her as well. We had a great time while they were waiting around to catch their flight back home. Thanks Les and LaLa♥ It was nice to meet you and see you in person. I know my friend Bev would have loved to been there to meet you in person too.
Wendy Johnson

KnitGirllls meetup

More photos on flickr of our events and finished objects(that I didn't get to talk about)
Okay I am ending this now.. I hope you all have a great week and get to do something you love♥

Saturday, July 17, 2010

☼ Happy Summer ☼

Hello Everyone. Yes we are alive and well. The summer is moving right along. I just wanted to let everyone know that we haven't forgotten about this blog. It has just not been a priority of late. We have been busy knitting and busy with life. We had a graduation, two Birthday's(mine and Chelette's) and a vacation since our last post. There has been knitting going on as well, just not as fast as we would like. We have decided we have to stop buying yarn and start knitting more♥(sounds good anyway) We are doing a KAL for the Everyway wrap, I am also working on Spring Foward socks in Woolmeise(Zenzi) and Chelette is working on another Rusted Root.

This has already started to be one of the hottest year's on record, not just here on the east coast but all over the Globe, India, Australia, Brazil, Eastern Europe and Asia. So we are trying our best to stay as cool as possible. We finally got some rain on Saturday. The grasses and plants could sure use it. It has started to rain just now as I am writing this post. YaY!

Last Thursday we made our first visit to The Manning's in Bristol Pennsylvania. Only about 2 hours away. We went up early in the morning. Our good friends Jana and Diane are going to be leaving the area, so we thought this would be a great way to spend time together before they leave us. We made a stop at The Woolstock Yarn Shop in Glyndon, Md on the way home. It is a cute shop with lots of yarn and they carry a large selection of koigu. The highlight of our trip was Sydney's Restaurant, located right down the road from The Manning's. The food was gourmet and quite delicious. Definitely worth the trip.

Okay not to much at once here. I will tell you that we are having a blogiversay coming up soon and there will be giveaways(Woolmeise) so stay tuned about that in a up coming post. We decided that our yarn stash is starting to get out of hand, so why not share it ♥ Happy Summer~

this picture is minus me (cici) and Jana

Every one wanted to play with the spindles

This was my dessert from Sydney's

I was able to capture this awesome butterfly on the
grounds of the Manning's

Then on Wednesday night's sit and knit, we had a going away party for our good friend Jana(FlyngMunky). She has a shop on Etsy, she spins and dye the most beautiful yarn. Go check her out. She does some amazing work♥ She will be relocating to the Atlanta Georgia area. We will miss her. Good Luck Jana!!! We know you will be back♥
As always there are move photos on Flickr
that you can check out.
Have a great week. I hope you get to do something you Love♥

Update: I just found out that Carol over @ Meir Cat, Chats and Fiber video taped a portion of our Sit and Knit Celebration. She has a very cool blog that warrants checking out. I always look forward to reading and seeing what she is up to, whether it's about her crochet skills, or her 3 adorable cats, Jake, Maus & Moshe'. She has a great sense of humor and is the best writer I know♥

Friday, May 7, 2010

Great Weekend Getaway at MDSW

We knew it was going to be a great weekend becuause it started with the arrival of our new toy.
This was our third year attending the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival and this time we decided to make a weekend event and stay at the Hilton as we were celebrating our birthdays. True we only live an hour away, but my sister always loves the opportunity to spend a night away from home.

We arrived at the fairgrounds around 10 am. The weather was the biggest damper --can you say HOT. The high humidity and temperatures were pretty unbearable at 9am in the morning. I am sure this helped us save some money. The traffic this year seemed to be really bad too, by noon our good friend Cheryl sat in traffic for over an hour and decided to turn around because it was not moving.

The one thing that seemed to be missing was a Ravelry meetup -- not to mention I completely forgot about the Podcast meet up which I was really looking forward to. Of course there were plenty of us Raveler's there and I had my camera in tow and was prepared to get some great Kodak moments. More photos came be seen here.

here is StevenA modeling his knitted shorts

Ran into Jennifer and Kim in the main building
Lots of beautiful 4 legged friends

The Ribbon chips are a must

I always look forward to Diane from Creatively Dyed

Thella and Tilli Tomas posing for me

Global Warmer /Sandra was happy to smile for us

Evelyn and Loren all smiles♥

We ran into Christie/Turtlegirl76 early, but with all the crowds, we never saw her again

All and all it was a great weekend getaway, what more can you ask for .. We finished off the weekend with dinner on Sunday at the Iron Bridge Wine Co. Resturant

Don't forget that this Saturday is the " Stamp out Hunger Food Drive". Postal customers wishing to donate food should put canned, packaged and non-perishable food items in a plastic bag, and leave it by your mailbox on Sat., May 8th, before mail delivery.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

MSWF here I come

Hello everyone. One more day and MSWF will be happening. I have a dilemma this year. It is not my scheduled day off. I put in for leave a few months ago. I was approved, but during the time since I put in the leave slip, I got a new boss. My old boss put it down on the calendar. I decided to make sure it was still happening, since she had left. To my surprise, she did NOT give me May 1st, but did approve May 3rd through the 8th. The reason I put the whole week was, so I would specifically get May 1st which is not my Saturday off. If you put in for one day it is usually disapproved. We have been shorthanded for quite awhile. So to get a day off is very difficult. I also don't have a substitute. Thus I have been working my days off which is every other Saturday a lot.

I haven't had any vacation time off this year. So, I can't miss MSWF, what to do???(yikes). My only option as I see it is to call out, which in 20 years I have only done once. I don't know why it seems like such a big deal to me. Everybody does it. I have been trying to think why I don't want to do it. The more I think about it the more I think I have to do it. So this Saturday I WILL be calling out. The good part is. I am off the following week, so when I come back to work on the 10th maybe they will have forgotten all about it.
My main reason for not wanting to call out is it puts the pressure on the substitutes and they have to cover for me, plus do their own route. I have seen the Post Office down several routes in one day. It's stressful, but they always work it out. This time will be no different. I guess I am trying to convince myself of this. What can they do?? fire me???NOT! I guess I am using the blog as my sounding board and trying to be okay with calling out and enjoying my time at MSWF.
I am glad none of my co-workers read my blog. And please don't tell them. It will be our little secret♥

My good news is, that I am a grandma♥ to a 8 pound 7 ounce baby boy born yesterday at 5:20p.m. I am excited and happy for Monte and Sandra. He was in the delivery room the whole time and assisted in the birth. I know he's going to be a good Father. Congratulations SON♥

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wollmeise Giveaway

Here it is. The best give-away that you could imagine. You know how hard it is to acquire wollmeise, well here you can get it for FREE! Go over to Lina's Blog and enter to win. You can check out her awesome photos of her beautiful stash of wollmeise.
I have enjoyed reading Lina's blog for about a year now. She is an awesome knitter and photographer. She takes pictures of Kubrick and Hitchcock, her two beautiful Havanese dogs.
I always look forward to seeing what she's knitting next.

In other news.
I am still busy working away on the same shawl since March. I have done 3 repeats and have decided to make it even bigger since Chelette found me 5 more skeins of it at A Tangled Skein YAY!
Chelette is getting ready to work on her third shawl. She is also about to finish Rusted Root. She completed Milkweed last month.
We both are presently on a yarn diet. No more yarn until MSWF(May 1st). So far so good. Only 21 more days to go. I hope the weather is better this year. Last year their was a lot of rain and mud. Chelette was sick and really didn't buy anything last year. This year we will be attending the Ravelry After Party. There's also going to be a Podcaster/listener Meetup that I am looking forward to. Hope to see some of you there♥

2 Sistahs Knit Together