Monday, April 21, 2008


She's done it again. I don't know how I ended up with such a wonderful friend. If you want to read more about my baptism, she wrote the most wonderful, loving, detailed essay on her website this morning.

Thank you, Chaun. :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Busy Weekend!

This weekend I ran my first 5K and I got baptized. I don't know that it gets much bigger. Okay, maybe if I were getting married or maybe my first child was being born but other than that, it was huge. The 5K was a test to see where I was at in my running progress. And considering 3 months ago, I thought running for 2 minutes straight would certainly send me to my death, I've come pretty far. I was convinced to do this by none other than my cohort, Chauntel. I am so glad I did this race with her! I was VERY against doing any sort of race but Chaun was able to show me that it isn't much more than what we are already doing three times a week. So, we did it!!

After the race, I picked up my dad at the airport as he came down to see me get baptized. Also, my Aunt Karen and Uncle Bill were able to make it up for the weekend. It was so wonderful to have my friends and family there to witness, as much as I didn't want to give my testimony. Yes, I had to get up in front of everyone and explain my spiritual journey. And seeing as how it alllll started with my mom's cancer diagnosis, I was nervous to explain such an emotional event. And I almost lost it. I started speaking and whooosh, here come the tears. I was able to pull it together and finish up. I understand now why they have us do that, it's so rewarding to be able to be in a roomful of people that 'get it'. And a friend of mine was kind enough to take pictures for me because, let me tell ya!, I don't remember it much. :)

So, I am pooped. Ready to just hang out and relax the rest of my night away. I hope you enjoy yours!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


P4031154, originally uploaded by tellen24.

Pattern: R2D2 Beanie by CarissaKnits
Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, Winter Night & Fog, one skein of each
Made for my friend Tiffany because she is nerdy like that! I knit this in the round using Fair Isle techniques for the basic hat. So all large blue areas were knit in Fair Isle, the black and red circles were done in duplicate stitch.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


P4161198, originally uploaded by tellen24.

Laminaria Beauty

P4151181, originally uploaded by tellen24. Photo taken by Chauntel (firebrunette).

Slightly less than one month after starting, I've finished. And I absolutely love it! It was a well written pattern, I chose a lovely yarn, and it turned out to be a well matched set.

Pattern: Laminaria by Elizabeth Freeman
Started: March 15, 2008
Finished: April 12, 2008
Yarn: MiniMaiden from HandMaiden Fine Yarn
Color: Smoke
I used slightly less than two skeins of yarn. While blocking, I realized how much I love the ruffly edge that was created during bindoff, so I left it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


P3281121, originally uploaded by tellen24.

The quilted pattern is called a meander. just meander the machine along! :)

A mostly finished quilt!

P3281106, originally uploaded by tellen24.

Okay!! Here it is! I took it all the way to Idaho to quilt on Lois' long arm machine. I still need to do the binding but I received lessons in that also. All in all, I love this quilt. :)