Friday, December 23, 2011

Honoré Cowl/Hat

I saw this hat/cowl pattern in Ravelry and immediately started knitting it. The yarn was dyed, spun, and gifted to me from my wonderful friend Wilma.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fast Christmas Knitting

These are for a friend I'm having lunch with tomorrow. I'd forgotten how quickly dishcloths knit up.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Brooklyn Tweed aka Jared Flood came out with a new yarn called Loft that had wonderful reviews. He also came out with this one skein pattern for Loft's use. One skein, new yarn, Jared Flood, how could I go wrong. I bought the color called meteorite and the pattern. Kathy and I had our own private KAL and off we went.

Introducing my Pei.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November Mysteries

I participated in two out of the five November mysteries. The group requested something for a man so we made the Ear Flap Hat. It went to my son but for now doesn't the vase look lovely wearing it.

My second was a soap sack. It immediately went into the shower with my hubby.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Flip Top Mittens

Flip top mittens - Dream In Color yarn - life is good.

October Mysteries

I love this hat!! The pattern was fun and fast.


This is the second October Mystery that I did. My favorite part of this was being able to play with colors. There was nothing boring about this project.


A friend of mine sent me this link and I wanted to make a few. Here are my snowmen. We're waiting for winter!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Special Olympics

They'll go in the mail Monday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Special Olympics 2012

It's that time of year again - The 2012 Special Olympic USA Scarf Project

I've ordered my yarn and now I have to figure out which pattern to use.

Need info? Click here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Fall Kathy!

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

My pumpkin needed a friend

My pumpkin needed a friend so I made it a butternut squash to keep it company. Dona liked it so much it's going to go live at her house. I have enough for another one if I'm so inclined.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bring on the winter!!

It's close to 100 degrees right now and I'm knitting myself mittens. Is it because winter is right around the corner? Not exactly. My snow-living friends make fun of me when I make and wear mittens. I know, 60 degrees is spring to them but to me it's cold.

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

Jon's "Ducks" Hat

Kevin's friend Jon said to Kevin the other day.  "You know that winter's coming and that means it's time for beanies."  Jon cracks me up and loves handknit beanies.  He requested one this year in the original Anaheim Duck's colors.  Joann's had the exact colors I needed, I was so surprised and so was Jon.

Pumpkin KAL

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!!

First Christmas gift complete

Marlene's yearly scarf is finished. I made this one for her two years ago. She requested the same thing in gray. How easy is that!

Baby Blankie for Jackie

My long time friend Maria is having a baby next month. Welcome Jaqueline!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

August Mystery Knitting

We had two mysteries for August. The first one was a fun-to-knit hand towel.

This is the second one, a water bottle carrier. PERFECT for when it's over 100 degrees outside (like now).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas in July - it's not too early to start shopping!

This is my yearly plug for some of my favorite crafters in no particular order. Please check them out if you're in a spending mood...... or even if you're not. :-)

Knitting II
Jewel Re Motion
Serenity Stitches
Wolfe Farms

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

June Mystery

This "Infinity Scarf" was a fun knit. It can be worn as a scarf or wrapped around your neck twice be worn as a cowl. It can also be lain across a bench to keep the bench's arm warm.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Cheater Fishing

Is it really fishing if you catch your fish at a trout farm. We had a great time and Justin caught two fish in record time. Dinner last night............ trout!!

Hexagon Fabric Swap

I was invited to join a hexagon fabric swap. If anyone's interested the details are below. So far only one person has posted her fabric but I'm sure the rest of us will get ours up there soon. I'm hoping to work on this tonight.

Thanks Christina and Stacey for putting this together. :-)

So far these ladies that have joined in the fun:



"A friendly fabric swap for the hexagon addict in you. In a rainbow of colors please feel free to join us.


1. Fill a ziploc bag with a 1/2 yard of fabric in a wide variety of colors. A
2" hexagon will needs 4.5" square so the fabric minimum has to be no smaller than 4.5".

2. Post a photo to the flickr group (

3. For each bag you post you can select a bag from someone else

4. Be prepared to ship anywhere

5. The scraps of fabric can be recycles, reclaimed or new but they all need to be big enough to cut out a 2" hexagon (and please make sure they are pre-washed)

6. All fabrics must be 100% cotton"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mid-May Mystery

It's been a long time since I made a market bag. I thought it would be a fun quick mystery knit and I was right. It's such an easy way to use up dishcloth or any other non-expensive yarn.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hexagon quilt?

Whoever reads my blog regularly knows that I run a Mystery KAL on Ravelry. One of our members name is "rocketgirl." She started reading my blog and commenting. I always try to check out who's leaving comments when I don't "know" them.

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!!

May Mystery Revealed

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.

More beanies

Kevin's friends don't get tired of them and I'm glad I don't get tired of making them. These are for Brandon and Jon.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Band of the Month - Hot Topic

Click this link and check out the cute bass player!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yoga, here we come!!

Dona and I started taking a Saturday morning yoga class. We bought our mats, we were ready to go.

I remembered seeing Yoga Mat covers on Ravelry so I knitted up two. We're very stylish now when we're walking into our class.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fish lips!!

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

Felting makes me happy

I've been wanting to felt something for awhile so I started searching and came up with this. I wish I'd taken a before picture because I'm always so amazed at how much the item shrinks during the felting process.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrity Hat Sighting!!

Nathan of "Allstar Weekend" was spied during a Radio Disney interview wearing the hat I made him. See the cutie on the right in the first picture. That's Nathan and my hat! Thanks Crystal for the pictures.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Quilt homework complete

This week will be the final class. We'll pick out border fabric and she'll send us on our way to finish our quilts. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

There's a baby coming!!

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."