Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Two years ago I bought Kathy some fall slippers and last year I knitted her a pair. This year she received another pair. Am I starting a tradition? I don't know but I do know that these "Pocketbook Slippers" were way easy and fast.
I realized at the end of the second slipper that I was supposed to be doing K2P2 for the bottom but by then I'd done a K1P1 through the first slipper and then the second. Looking at the pattern after; I doubt it will matter. Thanks to Susie for the embellishment idea!!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I have always loved mittens and this pair was a joy to knit. Well, most of it. As I finished mitten #2 I noticed that I really didn't like the thumb on mitten number one. I thought I would just cut it and unravel it and start again. For some reason that didn't work for me and I ended up ripping the mitten back to the thumb gusset. I wasn't deterred because I knew the thumb would be correct on the second knitting of that mitten. I finished it, the thumb looked perfect, I took pictures. As I was looking at the pictures I noticed that I messed up on the cable on that mitten. I was not going to rip it back again. The mittens weren't to be a gift, they are for me. My hands certainly won't mind the "design enhancement" at all when it's sooooooooooo cold outside.
Yes Marlene, Susie, Mona, Karen, Wilma, and the rest of you snow-folks. COLD!!!!!! BRRRRRRRRRRR
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I have been part of a Yahoo knitting group forever. Does anyone remember BR (before Ravelry)? Yes, it's been that long. A few of us decided to do a Pumpkin KAL. The pattern called for worsted but I wanted a larger pumpkin so I used bulky yarn. Dona saw mine and wanted one of her own. Can you believe these are made from the same yarn, same color, different dye lots. Amazing!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Jewel Re Motion
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thanks Christina and Stacey for putting this together. :-)
So far these ladies that have joined in the fun:
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
I, in turn, started reading her blog. She was very encouraging about my quilting - which is fun for me but nothing like my love of knitting. She, on he other hand is quite quilt and sewing gifted which has been fun for me to read about.
Earlier this week she proposed that we do a hexagon quilt.
Being the non-savvy quilt maker I had to look it up. This is what I wrote her after I googled it:
Just googled it………….. NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!!
I think I’d rather knit it.
She is no quitter and suggested that we make table runners, nothing big. I wrote back and said I'd make one flower this weekend and then let her know. This weekend turned into one evening of cutting the templates and the next evening of sewing the flower. I fell in love with the process. She was going to do the same, wait for the weekend but ended up making her flower early as well. Both of ours are non-similar but I love the both and can't wait to make more!!
The Storm Cloud Shawlette was our May Mystery. the final clue was posted today so I can blog about it.
I wanted mine a bit larger so I used 10.5 needles and three strands of lace yarn held together. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I saw this pattern and fell in love with the lips. My friend Kathy gave me a flounder lesson and told me that one eye of the flounder was larger than the other. She wasn't sure which one and when I tried to research it I couldn't find the answer. While he might not be anatomically correct, I think he's very adorable.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Kevin's friends Brandon & Angie are expecting a baby in June and they're naming her Ariel. I know that it has nothing at all to do with my name but I like to believe it does. They requested a knitted blanket and a hat. Baby items are so easy and quick so I made a few extra items. I can't wait to give them their "stuff."