Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
As you can see my cloth basket is holding 3 Mid-Month KALs.......
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This cart is what I got for my Birthday this month......I don't play golf but the hubby does and it has already brought in orders for more seat covers.......
btw.......This is my Birthday Month!.....turned 55 and have been celebrating all month!!
Got this........ from the Grands in AZ.........
and not to be out done.......my Sea Bee and DIL brought this.....
With all this food maybe I should take up golf????..........nah..........Hubby found some new perfume..to go along with the cart....the Kid brought amusing things for my desk.......friends and family were sending wishes and cards from all over.........so this has and is still a GREAT Birthday Month!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I knit this version of the Pidge.....I used Lion Brand Jiffy in the Rose Paint color...worked this up with size 13 needles thinking it would be just a tad softer with such a thick fabric stitch pattern.....I followed the pattern found here....
Really like the way it worked up and plan on making a cap to go with it.....the color was chosen because my DIL will be riding on this soon.........and it needed to match........ ... in the winter a regular scarf would just get in the way. Not sure if she has a name yet.......I call her "Piglett".......soon she will be riding with the "Hoggs"....
This scarf was gifted yarn from a LSSK gal pal......it is a Filatura Di Crosa yarn of mohair....I only had one skein so just did the Mistake Rib until I ran out......with all those little loops though I had to keep count of the 11 stitches on each row ....Not sure if it is going to live with me or visit 'the basket' until someone in the family finds it and loves it enough to take home....used the size 13 needles again and it really worked up soft.
Can't seem to get back in the hang of working on the shawl that should have been a Christmas present for the DIL in AZ.....but with rumor of them coming for a visit next month.......well.....I will find a way ......
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
(Unknown Irish Poet)
When the folks next to you act like those in the zoo
A grumblin', growlin' and spittin'
It's a pretty good plan
To be as calm as you can
And do something useful?
When a gossipin' Susan with poison barbed tongue
Comes into the room where you're sittin'
And starts to defame
Some neighbor's good name
Count your stitches out loud and keep knittin'.
When there's been a slight misunderstandin' at the church
And others hint broadly of quittin'
Why the very best thing
You can do is to sing
And stay at your post and keep knittin'.
When Satan moves in with his cohorts of sin
Say, "You'll never find me submitin'.
You irk me I find
So get thee behind
And please don't disturb me?
In the middle of problems, the big and the smal
lIt's always proper and fittin'
To trust and to pray
Til the Lord shows the way
An' go right on ahead with your knittin'.
Finished up the Lavish Lace Bookmark.........
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This is Bubbles....he is a little dishcloth from a pattern found here on the net
Only thing I did different was to add a button for the eye. My DIL came up with this idea....said when she was washing dishes the button saved her nails when 'scratching off that little stubborn spot'........and Bubbles did need an eye.
Next I finished up a washable Swifter Pad ....designed by a knitting friend Birdy of "Birdy Knits"
Birdy has designed some beautiful scarves and other lacey things......well worth the time of checking out her site.
And finally here is my newest Knitting Buddy.....Alan Dart's version of Shaun the Sheep. He currently resides on the little vase that holds my 'needed' knitting accessories.... isn't he cute?Shaun just makes me smile......
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I just finished knitting up mittens for someone that happened to meet here on the WWW ......was the first time I have knitted from a chart into a 3 dimensional objet.....I think I turned out pretty well.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Also have been working on stitch markers. These really are fun to make.....love working with the beautiful beads. Just fun things to "dress up" your knitting while working on a project.