Monday, December 29, 2008

Austin's Hat

Austin didn't want a lavender hat with tassels but did want a beanie. :-)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Susie's Book Cover

Dona's mom loved the book cozie I made Dona for Christmas. I thought it was a silly gift but if Susie wants one, Susie should have one.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Marlene's Hat

Marlene asked for a hat to match her scarf. Just a simple beanie she said. This was easy. :-)

Kenzie's hat

My friend Dona loved the hats for Bayard and Carson and asked for one for her granddaughter.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hats for Bayard and Carson

These are for my friends twins. I'm going to go see them tomorrow - I sure hope they fit. :-)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Marlene's Scarf

My hubby reminded me that I hadn't knit Marlene a scarf for a long time. She loves them and is coming into town from Utah (brrrrrrrrr) so I made this one for her. She'll get it tomorrow.

Size 17 needles - double strand of Lion Brand Homespun - seed stitch for five feet.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Bunny on the table

I sent this picture to a friend of mine and said to her "I have no idea how she gets up there." She replied and said "She bunny hops up there."

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shannon's hat and scarf

Shannon (my son's friend) asked me for a floppy hat made out of the same yarn I used for Dona's Ruana. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I made it up as I went.

Size 11 needles with a cast on of 70. Two inches of ribbing and then I increased it to 84 stitches. The yarn was so pretty I didn't think it needed a pattern so I knit all rounds. 6 inches later I started the decrease. She looked so cute in the hat I offered to make her a scarf to match. 24 stitches, size 11 needles, garter stitch and fringe. She loves it and told me it was the most beautiful set she'd ever seen. You can't ask for anything better than that especially since both were so easy.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Dona's Ruana

I think this is my final Christmas knitted item. It's for my friend Dona (who's been forbidden to look at my blog until after Christmas). I used this pattern and it was an easy but looooooooong knit.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gray Squirrel

Isn't he sooooooo cute!!! Here's where I found the pattern. Anita (neanthebean) was such a tremendous help answering all my questions. :-)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Purple Two Needle Slippers

I'm working on a shawl as a Christmas present but needed a break. These were super fast and easy. And now......... back to the shawl.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Shannon's Bat

I somehow forgot to post this one. Shannon (Kevin's friend) asked for a bat. Who am I to turn down a bat request. Now she wants a hat like Courtney's. I think we'll be deciding the color tonight.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Courtney's Hat

This was such a fun knit. My son's friend asked for a floppy hat and this is the pattern I used.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

For my friend Ellen designed by my friend Susan. Thanks Susan for your never ending help. :-)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Ornament

Now that Halloween is over I can start thinking about Christmas. It just seems wrong before that. I'm not sure who I'll give this dishcloth too but it was a very fun knit done as a KAL with some knitting friends.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Breast Cancer Ad

This was forwarded to me and I hope I'm not infringing on copyright laws or anything else but I thought it was so cute. If I am, please contact me and I'll remove it from my blog.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Kathy!!

I showed this pattern to my friend Kathy and she told me that it would make a really cute gift if it was given with some Goldfish Crackers and that she liked Goldfish Crackers. I thought, I could send it for her as a birthday gift. Then I realized her birthday wasn't until the end of November. Well, I am super terrible at waiting to give gifts and couldn't wait a WHOLE OTHER MONTH to ship it. Her "goldfish" arrived at her house yesterday so I'm able to post about it.

Happy Early Birthday Kathy!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Baby Rattle

My friend just found out she was pregnant and I wanted to give her a little something for now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Book Cozie???

When I showed this to a friend she said that it seems like everything is getting a cozy these days. It's funny, she's right and I generally don't like them. Then WHY did I make this book cozie? It's for a friend for Christmas who always has a book in her purse. Hopefully she'll like it.
10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn wins!
5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
6. Because I'm worth it.
7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room table
8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, ratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful color... I've never seen it before... I must have it.
10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your shopping expeditions.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Boo the Bat


Since I advertised Susan's wonderful tape measures I though I should mention two more of my favorite designers (they're always on my sidebar). Mona designs the most incredible folk mitten patterns and Sallee is the bag queen. Stop by and take a look at their wares.

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cake Tape Measure

Isn't this the cutest tape measure!! My friend Susan does custom orders and this will go in Dona's stocking. I don't think she reads my blog so I should be safe. :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Feather and Fan for Fall

My friend Dona requested an Autumn dishtowel. Here it is in a simple feather and fan pattern.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I won a blog award!!!

I won a blog award!! Thanks Dawn!!

Here are the rules:

If you've already received this award, great! That means you really really deserve it. Feel free to pass it on again.

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

I'm nominating the following ladies:








Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cute little potholder

This is one of the latest patterns in the new Mason Dixon book. Isn't it too cute. When it's on your hand you just have to play with it like a hand puppet. Here's the Ravelry link.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The lavender one is for Karen and the blue one is for Kathy. They'll be mailed tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Japanese Braiding

I learned how to do this at the fair. FUN!!!! Too bad they don't photograph as pretty as they are.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mitts for my little one

My son (12 year old) wanted a pair of these. I'm not sure why but he did. He never asks me to knit him anything so I jumped right on his request. He's happy with them and that's all that matters. :-)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Special Olympics Scarves

I've knit these three for the Special Olympics. They are requesting 5,000 scarves by January. Here is the link if you're interested. :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Surprise, another bag. I may have to stop for awhile. I seem to be overflowing with the things.

It was pretty cool though........ I was on vacation and went to a yarn store. On display they had this exact bag pattern. I recognized it quickly enough. LOL

My camera sock. Hard to take a picture with the camera in it when you're using the camera but suffice to say, it fits and works perfectly. :-)