Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from our Kitty

She's very comfy under the tree.

December 15 Mystery Slippers, aren't they cute.   They're very comfy.

Dona's Arm Warmers for Christmas.

Heather's Pin Cushion

 My new Kindle Cover,the Kindle was an early Christmas gift from my hubby because he just can't wait.

 Edith Mitts,these were a test knit.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmassy things

A scarf for me, an ornament for Dona, and another ornament for Wilma.  It's finally getting a bit cooler here......  YAY!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Kathy!!

This pattern was one of the Mysteries for April.  I am not a crocheter but can do a single and double crochet if necessary.  Kathy loved this mystery and said that if she crocheted she'd make it for herself.  I knew I had seven months to get it done so I started slowly.  It took me a couple of months between other projects but I got it finished.  I was quite proud of myself and hated waiting five months to send it to her.  The only thing that saved me was that I didn't block it until the last minute.

It was a fun thing to crochet and I felt quite accomplished when it was finished.

Happy Birthday my friend!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Misty's Stormy Day Embrace

Heather designed this shawl to run as a mystery at her LYS.  I loved it and wanted to knit along.  I'm glad I did, it's so Fallish.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kathy says this is my favorite pattern this year......

.............  I think she's right!!

These were for an online swap I was in.  


 And these will either be mine or a Christmas gift.  I haven't figured that out yet.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Mystery

I've had these mittens in my queue for as long as they've been in Ravelry.  One of the ladies in our Mystery Group wanted to moderate these for the month of October.  How convenient was that for me!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Knitting along

These two were knitalongs with my Yahoo knitting group.  It's been a long time since we've done any knitalongs and they were a lot of fun.

Monday, October 15, 2012


As soon as I saw this shawl I had to knit it.   There's just something about contrasting colors that appeal to me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mitts for Robin

Every year I give Robin something knitted.   She's my go-to person for so much as work and I always want her to know how much I appreciate her.   This year I decided she needed fingerless mitts because she gets very cold in her office.   Let's hope she can type with them.

I used the basic pattern from the fold down mitts and modified it a bit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's been quite a while since I did a WIP Wednesday post.  Ordinarily I am a monogomous knitter but this week I have three projects going and am considering casting on one more, maybe two.

These two are the Djoser Shawl and another pair of Fingerless Mitts.

These pieces will soon be a Zombie

Thursday, September 13, 2012

National Anthem

Our National Anthem sung by a "hard-rock" group. A U.S. Navy vet sings lead. No matter what you are anticipating, give it a listen.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Beanie Season Begins!

The first one (two views) has already been taken by Jon, I'm sure the other two will find homes with Kevin's friends as soon as it gets cold, by our standards, out here.

More fingerless mitts

Dona saw the fingerless mitts I made for myself and really liked them but couldn't decide whether or not she wanted a pair.  She's getting these for Christmas whether she wants them or not.  Sarah, don't tell her! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our bunny!

We found this bunny on our street with a rope around her neck in June 2005.  We tried to find her home but no one claimed her so we kept her.   We took her to the vet and they said she was somewhere around 2 years old.  At  9 years old she's still loving our back yard.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fingerless mitts

My friend Mona made this yarn for me quite awhile ago.  I waited until I found the perfect pattern for it.  I love these!!!

Long cowl

Another test knit.  I'm very happy with how this came out.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Test knitting's fun

I test knitted this for Heather.  I liked it so much that I signed up to test knit her matching long cowl.  Stay tuned, I hope to have the cowl finished this weekend.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cowl for Kathy M

I'm safe, Kathy M doesn't read my blog (as opposed to Kathy R who does and is a knitting/reading buddy) so I know it's safe to post her Christmas gift on here.  Bulky yarn is not my favorite and super bulky even less so but I am quite pleased with this.  It was the Mystery's group KAL for August.

Thanks Dona for always being available to model for me!

Color Affection

I was immediately drawn to this pattern when I saw it.  Kathy felt the same way.  We both had some projects we wanted to get out of the way so we set a start date of July 1 for our own KAL.  It really is funner knitting along with someone. 

Mine is finished but Kathy's vacation got in the way of hers - lucky girl.

I love how it turned out.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Owl Cup Cozy

How cute is this!!  I've seen lots of owl patterns all over Ravelry but I never made any.  This was fun and quick.  I love fun and quick.

There's a monster hiding in my yarn!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

50 Shades of Grey

Every year I knit a scarf for Marlene. Usually she chooses the color but this year my friend Kathy suggested I knit her something in “50 Shades of Grey.” Kathy has a gift for choosing themes and I was very impressed with the idea since Kathy, Marlene, and I, along with millions of others have read The Grey series.

Marlene will be out visiting from Utah in a couple of weeks and I'll gift it to her then.
I'm sure there aren't 50 shades of Grey but who's going to count them.  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Still obsessing......... 26 and counting

It's 80+ degrees and my son wants a beanie?????

I guess it's a fashion statement.

He also wanted a keychain.  I'd almost forgotten how to make these.  Thanks youtube.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Waiting for Winter

I finished my Mordor a few weeks ago and I love how it turned out.  I can't wait for winter to wear this. 

Mona and Katie, I can hear you laughing at me and my cold temperatures.