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alex's life book

  • In early 2006, I began creating a life book for my daughter, Alex. Click here for links to articles describing my experience.
  • And for those of you who are more digitally inclined, in late 2006, I recreated key pages of Alex's lifebook for an article I wrote for AlphaMom, using Scrapblog.

    You can see the final digital result (and leave comments, if you'd like!) here.

what's been on my nikon lately

  • And you can view my favourites here.

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Very cute!

Sorry I don't knit. Wish I did. I might learn this summer. I like to bead.

Good luck!


you're coming to Canuckistan? Where? Can we have cawfee?


Hi K - try this one:


If you aren't happy with that, go here and find the section labelled Scarves:


If you still aren't satisfied, email me - I have about a million knitting pages bookmarked! Did I mention I'm a knitting demon?

Love the sweaters by the way!


P.S. We can guarantee you cool nights in Canada - for sure! Some (translation: lots of) rain, even. ;o)


Hi Karen!

Great job on the sweaters!

There are a couple scarves on Knitty.com (look in archive under scarves) that look interesting:
Branching Out


Once I started to knit a scarf and it ended up being a belt. So I am green with envy at your accomplishment (especially that yellow sweater, so cute!).


Such cuuute sweaters! I put a post up on my site saying that you need submissions for the new Indigo Leaf. We'll see!



What kind of yarn is it? What gauge? You could use a wrap stitch ....

Crystal Palace has a nice online pattern that would look good in all kinds of yarns: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/big_net_scarf1.html. You can adjust the needle size, caston, etc. to your yarn.


Alex's sweaters are wonderful ... have you ever read Franklin's blog, http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/? He draws the most wonderful cartoons, and one in particular speaks to all of us who knit for children: http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/2006/04/oy-friday.html


Hmm, fiction. What length? I have part of a manuscript that I could let you read.....


Alex does look like she has a bit of glow on her forehead. So indulgent of her, the beginnings of her skills as a model.
I do love that yellow sweater. I just crocheted a Prayer Shawl of Bernat CottonTots yarn in that pretty color.

I don't knit, but I'm having fun going to the links provided here in the Comments. Even snitching some ideas, as if the shelf full of patterns books isn't enough.


Love the pinky/gray sweater (and your child's beautiful eyes!).

How about a simple drop stitch scarf? I can't find the pattern I've seen before, but it's basically this one: http://www.plasticsoul.org/droptik.html just with "regular" yarn.

Knitting and adoption are two of my favorite topics too!


Go here:


Tons of free patterns online.

And here:


They have some free patterns as well. Although, they're mainly a yarn store, and for very good prices - although they don't send outside "North America," so ordering may be a problem. But if you have friends in Houston willing to receive packages, that might work.


The knitting? It is fabulous. And you have the cutest model, too!


I have never been able to get the hang of knitting clothing. I can only make scarves and afghans.

Nice work!


Lovely sweaters on your darling! I love knitting and I am looking forward to checking out all these links in your comments.

I am thinking about the "Imagine" topic. Do you only want fiction or are you also interested in photos, poems... etc?


Right now I really really need fictio, Cloudscome -- thanks!



Please don't can Indigo Leaf! It's a fantastic project. Plus I'm encouraging my wife to submit something because I think she's talented. But she's a little shy...

Natalie (the other one)

Damn girl, that kid just gets cuter everyday! How is it possible???
xo, Nat
PS Nice job with the sweaters!!


Hi Karen:

Ran across this site which might help you with your knitting, which by the way, looks very good.


It was on one of those Kim Komando Show Daily Cool Sites! Thought about you.

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