Saturday, February 27, 2010

Big Projects

So much for the year of the Ball Band.

This month I finished the twined hat - no ball bands to show you.
I'm working on, and hope to finish tomorrow, a hap shawl - no ball bands to show you. The yarn doesn't have ball bands, being coned and partial cones.
The second skein of sock yarn I began this month didn't come with a ball band. But I did start it!

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Yup, that's my February knitting.

I'd have done more (and still had nothing to show for it) if I hadn't been sucked into genealogy research. The initial burst of activity is gone, thankfully, but there are so many fascinating little ends to hunt down, and a Certain Friend (who doesn't read this blog) keeps feeding me wonderful genealogy sites. Thanks, Patti. Just when I exhaust what I think I can find, you point me somewhere else.

Which is why I now know that Rebecca Wood Butts Bigelow's (b. 1824, NY) granddaughter Lillian Eagles Lee (b. 1876, MO) moved to Texas in 1920. You'd think with names like Leroy, Robert, Eunice, and Velva (in descending birth order), I'd be able to find them. But no ... do you know how many people there are named Robert Lee in Texas? We think they moved back to Kansas, anyways.

And there's your Carolyn's Bunnytrail Genealogy snippet for the day. If you're related, let me know! I like knitting things together, and that applies to BIG family trees as well as yarn.


Deborah said...

I'd love to know more about my family history, but have no doubt it would be a huge time sucker!

Carolyn said...

Sure, Deborah. Now I have to stifle the urge to research YOUR family. Sigh. It's so much more noble to help others than it is to do things for your own selfish interests, right? And finding your ancestors and relatives would therefore be so much more noble than finding my own. Squelch, squelch, squelch.

Deborah said...

LOL, my family is a mess. My dad was illegitimate, my grandmother was supposedly born on an Indian reservation. Finding something on my Dad's side of the family would be noble indeed, lol.

Pensguys said...

My hubby and his cousin have done a lot of research on their family. He loves doing that.