Monday, June 30, 2008

Final Dishcloth Weekly Topic

Here's this week's topic: Go check out one other person's blog who's answered some of the weekly topics.. find someone you have something in common with, who posted a really cool cloth pattern, or who 'calls' to you for some other reason, and post about them on your blog sharing why!

I've noticed that Kathy has answered all the weekly topics so far. Her favorite cloth is the ball band and I agree with her. I love doing them because they're simple and the color combinations are endless.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


I've never bought a cone of Lion Cotton before. What fun!!! I've made two bags from it and still have a ton left on that cone.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I need to go to Bags Anonymous

The orange one is for my friend Ellen, the green one is for Susie, and the blue one goes in my pile of bags-that-need-a-home.

These were for my Going Green Swap partner.

The pink and brown (it really is a nice brown but seems to look burgundy in the picture) is a little on the smallish side but it'll tuck nicely in my purse if I'm just getting a few items.

This one went to my friend Jennifer. She's introducing me to Chinese Cooking. This was a thank you gift.

And let's not forget this one. My friend Ellen sent me some leftover Corn Fiber yarn so I could play with it. The bag is small but what great colors:

I've lost count of how many I've done but there's a green one on the needles right now.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekly Topic #3 Dishcloth Exchange

Well now that Summer has OFFICIALLY begun.. what do you do to beat the heat? A nice tall glass of lemonade? Frozen Coffee? A dip in the pool? What's your favorite way to keep cool this summer as things heat up?

My favorite way to keep cool is to lounge, knitting in my living room, with my feet up and the air conditioning on.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Weekly Topic #2 Dishcloth Exchange

This week's topic:

Share with us how you know that summer has truly 'arrived', or something that signifies the start of Summer in your world.

It's hard to differentiate sometimes. Southern California seems to have only two seasons, Winter and Summer.

A few of my signs are:

Leaving the air conditioning on almost constantly is one sure sign of Summer.

The freeways are a lot less crowded once school is out. They're still pretty bad but there is definitely a noticeable difference.

Because it gets dark later, the kids are able to stay outside a lot longer.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Keepin' Cool in Summer - Favorite pattern

For this week's topic, I get to share my favorite dishcloth pattern(s).

I don't think I have a favorite but these were the most fun recently. The picture was already posted in a previous blog entry but but I did enjoy making this batch for a friend. I made up the patterns as I went along except for the ballband. There should always be a ballband around. I guess now that I'm writing this, that's my favorite dishcloth pattern. They are so much fun to make and I don't have to think about it. The color combinations are endless.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Central Park Hoodie

It's finished - YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Fleece Blanket

My son has a sudden obsession with the Lakers and wanted a fleece blanket. I'd never done one of them before but my friend Janet inspired me and here it is in all its glory. Start to finish, 3 hours or so. Justin loves it. :-)