Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Kevin put his hat in the front ride-pouch while riding Indiana Jones and forgot to get it out when the ride was over. He loved that hat and asked for a replacement.
His friend Laura liked Breezy's yellow hat so much that she asked for it's fraternal twin in black.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I finished these over Labor Day weekend but I think that Janet reads my blog so I couldn't post until I knew she'd opened them. She LOVED this pattern and I nonchalantly asked her what colors she'd do them in if she knitted them. I also knew she'd not have time between then and Christmas so they're a gift from me. Months later I decided she might want a matching hat so here's the set.
She lives in Tennessee so I also sent this neck warmer as part of her Christmas gift. It came out a bit longer than I wanted after it was blocked but I'm hoping that just keeps her warmer during the winter.
She opened it all this morning and says she may not take the mitts off for weeks. Now THAT'S knitting appreciation. :-)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I've probably knit easily one hundred of scarves. Out of all those scarves I have never knit one for myself but our weather doesn't tend to lend itself much to scarves.
After I knit Marlene's red one I fell in love with the color and decided that I needed one in red also. I had to decide on what kind of yarn but there was no hesitation in my yarn choice, Malabrigo in Ravelry Red. The color in the finished photo is not correct but the picture of it on my table is very close to the color. What a pleasure to have around my neck. I might even make myself another scarf someday.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I don't think she tends to read my blog unless I specifically ask her to look at something but just in case I'll put the picture lower.
Dona asked for a Spring Shawl earlier this year and I had a really hard time figuring out which pattern to use for her. It took awhile but I found this one and knew she'd like it in light blue. Here it is, modeled by my 13 year old son.
I love when my Christmas knitting is coming to a close. I have two other posts waiting to be published after the giftees open their things.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The middle section is wrong. I found out at the end sections that because I was left-handed I had to undo it and do them differently than the pattern said………. the same was true for the middle but I didn’t realize that until I knew that I messed up at the end. I just wasn’t looking closely enough at it.
I love it and no one but another girasol knitter will know that I messed up.
I measured it and it’s just over 6.5 feet in diameter…………. it’s sooooooo perfect!!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Justin already had the green alien. Kevin asked for a yellow one for a friend so I made her one. Then I decided I wanted a bigger one and used the thickest yarn I had. Here's the family before the yellow one went to his new home.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I've been invited to participate in a contest. If I can get 40 people to click on this link, I will win a pair of Ugg boots. I doubt that 40 people read my blog but I can hope. I'm also not entirely sure how this lets them see that it came from me but this is the reply I recieved from the lady who invited me:
When someone clicks that link it has a little code (the xref=arielzoe.blog) part which records all visitors that visit from your link.
If these visitors continue to enter it stores the entrant details under your code as well.. A bit confusing I know but basically I end up seeing a report with entrant numbers every day..
Please click here to help me win. Thanks!!!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
One of my favorite designers, Anita Wheeless, was looking for test knitters and I volunteered. She had several items she needed tested but I asked for something easy. She assigned me a nut cup. I'd never been a test knitter before and this was very fun to knit. Technically it is a nut cup but when I test knit it, it was around Valentine's Day and the pink and white M&M's were plentiful. The pattern isn't ready for publication yet but keep an eye on her Ravelry page or blog. She did say that I could post it on Ravelry and my blog. If you like it, please let Anita know.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I just finished the second repeat of Chart E. 30 more rows to go and then the border. It's not easy taking a picture of it at this point. I'm still loving knitting it.
When I started there were 590 Girasol projects on Ravelry. I checked Ravelry as I was posting this and the count is up to 750. WOW!!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. And really, how can anything designed by Jared Flood be bad. Knitting his version of the Hemlock Ring blanket was probably one of my all time favorite knitted things.
I did need a little convincing to start it and once I decided to knit it I labored over which yarn to use. Happily though, I found the yarn I wanted - Berroco Ultra Alpaca / Lavender Mix - thanks to my friend Kathy. It also helps to have five online knitting friends that are knitting along with me.
Point of interest:
Including mine there are 590 of them being knit or have been knit on Ravelry.
I wonder how many there will be when I finish mine.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Why you ask? The rubber on our fridge handle started to rip. I looked on on the Sears parts department web site it would be over $200 to repair it. Well, not for one but we'd need two if I wanted them to match. The freezer one is fine but is starting to look worn. My hubby asked if I could knit a cover for it. So I did. Fridge Handle Cozy!!!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I joined the Cloth & Soap Swap on Ravelry. It's an easy swap, just one dishcloth and a bar of soap. Of course I can add goodies if I choose. These are the two dishcloths I sent. The first is a ballband, because they're pretty and easy. I was going to reverse the colors but then went searching for another two-colored cloth. This is the pattern I found. I hope she likes her swap envelope.