Friday, February 29, 2008

Another Contest

Quick--run to Mcknitter's blog for a cool contest. Just post some fun stuff to do on vacation and link her to your blog. Easy Peasy

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Loop Stitch Booties

These are really adorable in person. I crocheted these for a friend's daughter, who is needless to say, having a girl. Made from an oop of print pattern in the original Spinnerin Book "Wee Moderns." Made with Bernat Baby fingering weight yarn color pink rose.

Just a quick health update for family readers. I have had a cold for a week now--and it is worse today than the day I got it--so I am going to Dr. this afternoon. Dave had a Dr, appt. also-so even though I don'[t feel like it-I will be driving myself. I hate to take antibioitics--but I venture to guess that I will be taking them. This will be the 5th time I have had to call off in 3 months--so I could be put into procedure--Since until last Nov. I almost never call off maybe they will be lenient. We shall see. If Dr. could have seen me this morning I probably would have worked--cuz that's what I do. Happy Knitting to all.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

another scarf view and a dishcloth

Just a slightly better view of the scarf than the previous pic. It is really 60" long, just scrunched up so I could get it all in the pic. And I can't seem to stay away from that petal dishcloth.

New Scarf

How pretty is this. It is the Misty Garden Scarf from the book Scarf Style. I made it out of Handdyed Blue Faced Leicester DK weight dyed--bluey blues. I purchased it from Amanda (NHknittingmama) at her etsy shop--go here. It is called a finished object. WooHoo!! Happy knitting!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Contest

Great easy contest going on over at knittinggal's blog Run on over and visit her. She has a great blog. Thx for the tip Gnat.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Little Joey

Here he is with his Mom. 4 months old today. What a cutie!!

Megan's Hat

How cute is this? This is the hat that my Mom knitted for Megan.
Thanks Mom. Happy knitting to all.

Happy Birthday Kelly


Today is my oldest daughter's birthday. She and I, my mom and my middle daughter all went out to lunch yesterday to celebrate. My baby daughter had a stomach virus and couldn't come. We all had a great time. I didn't get to see any of the grandkids, but it was great nonetheless. If ya all wanna wish her a happy birthday, her blog is here. Happy Birthday Kelly!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!

My daughter went and tagged me. At least it is a fun--quick one. The Rules--1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages. 2.Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence. 3. Post the next 3 sentences. 4. Tag 5 people My computer is in my husband's office and this book has been laying around in the office so I picked it up. It is "A Good Yarn" by Debbie Macomber. Great book.

Sentences 6 t0 9 on page 123 are as follows: This year was destined to be the longest of all their lives. The only problem with living in Seattle was that Courtney still hadn't met anyone her age. After that one disaster, when she'e run into all those sleek bodied girls from the swim team,she'd avoided the pool on Mondays and Wednesdays--which was when the team that was really a long 6th sentence. And this is really a wholesome book that I would rate "G"

I tag
1. Grace Y. Grace don't feel you have to do this anytime soon--I know how sick you have been.
2.Gnat Ooooh I know how busy you are.
3. April I know you're a great sport.
4.Jane--I know you are a reader.
5. and last but not least Eileen--what a great knitter you are.

Thanks to all. Have a great day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Well, obviously, I like making the petal dishcloth. On the needles I have a pair of Fetchings, a semi lace scarf, and a pair of socks. Always seem to have 3 or 4 projects going at once. Monday will be a family day. Hope to remember my camera and have some pics. Weather yesterday was terrible here--got to drive to work in mountains of snow and home from work in freezing drizzle. But made it safe and sound. Recuperating today from working yesterday--anymore, work just wears me out. Might have something to do with the fact that I hit the floor at 1:45 pm yesterday and never sat down until I hit the car at 10:50 pm. Ah well, it pays well and helps pay the bills--I am grateful to have a good job. I remember the days that I didn't have a good job. And I know that there are many, many people that don't have good jobs. I truly have a lot to be grateful for. Happy knitting.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Oops Forgot This One

I have a few things on the needles. Gotta have at least 2 or 3 things going at once, right? This is the Gossamer Shell Scarf from the book 101 One Skein Wonders Yarn Shop Favorites. I am making it from some Trekking Yarn I had in my stash. I will venture into something a little more lacey after this is done. Happy Knitting!

Towel Toppers

And last but not least--I crocheted a coupla towel toppers. I cut dishtowels in half and zigzag the edges so they don't fray then use a pattern of my own to make the toppers and add buttons to hang where you want. It is great to not use the towels that dry the dishes to dry your hands.

How About A Coupla More Dishcloths

Love the Petal discloth in blues and browns. So fast and easy to do. I saw it on Amanda's blog and finally made it. The pattern can be found here. And gotta love the snowman dishcloth. Hope you can see the snowman. My picture taking skills are not wonderful--just not that patient. The pattern can be found to purchase here. You will need to scroll down the page to see it. Only $2 and she takes paypal. Happy knitting

Finished Object

And the sweater is finished. The belt was the most boring part--300 rows of ribbing. Can't wait to take pics on the model.

There's Always Next Year

Just a coupla Cleveland Browns ballband dishcloths. Their favorite saying is "There's always next year." But we are die hard Browns fans.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Another Contest

Gotta run on over to Gnat's She has a great Valetine's contest goin on and will pick the winner on Valentine's Day.. Please don't forget to tell her I sent ya. Thx.

Monday, February 4, 2008

You Make My Day

GraceY honored me with this YOU MAKE MY DAY award. She has a really great blog so wander on over and see her.

The rules say I am to bestow this on 10 others. So here goes.

1. This is my daughter one of the loves of my life.

2. One of the sweetest gals I've met in the blog community. Keep on trudgin April

3. Gnat will be getting married soon. Shares so much with all of us. Thx Gnat

4. Met this one through my daughter's blog. She was one of the first to comment on my new blog in August. She is also a new knitter and doing very well. She is also a N-E-W Knitter--meaning northeast Wisconsin.

5. Amanda has a little boy and a new baby girl. Her knitting is beautiful--though I wonder how she finds time to knit and spin. Gotta go visit her too.

6. Jane is a lovely school teacher who knits. She has some very athletic grandchildren and always brightens my day.

7. Sue here knits and quilts--has had a rough winter--and is planning a wedding with her daughter. What great fun.

8. Leslie knits some beautiful items and very quickly I might add. You should visit her flicker site. She is also a great photographer.

9. I love visiting this blog. There are lots and lots of great hat and scarf patterns that she has designed. If you are really into knitting this is a great place to go.

10. Tienne has a really pretty knitting site and lots of links to other blogs--of course all the blogs have lots of links to other blogs. Tienne's knitting is beautiful and she knits lots of great stuff for her family. Love to read her blog.

Now there are many of you who I read who have already received this award--so please don't think I skipped you--I didn't. I also read many other blogs but there isn't time or room to list them all. And after all the rules say 10. So go visit my friends I listed and have a great day. Happy Knitting.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Alli's sweater

Well the sweater I am making my grandaughter is almost done. Pics aren't the greatest, but the sweater is not too bad considering it has been over 20 years since I have knitted a sweater. I still have to make the pockets and sew them on and make the belt--it is a wrap sweater. Can't wait to see it on the model. Was considering belt loops, but since there are no side seams, I am afraid they would tear the sweater---soooooo---no belt loops.

I did have to call off work Sat. with my eye, but it is greatly improved today. Thank you all for your comments and thoughts and prayers. My nursing supervisor took really good care of me. She called me today and told me she replaced me for tomorrow and took me off the schedule--so it would not be a call off. Thank you, thank you, thank you--I really don't think I am quite ready to work. I will go back Wed. Happy Knitting


Great give aways in a great contest. Go and visit Ridiculous Obsession. Tell her I sent ya. Thanks and happy knitting

Friday, February 1, 2008

Why no blog.

Long time no blog. Sorry no pics today. First time this week I have really been in front of the computer. I went to visit with my family on Monday and really had a great day. Had lunch with my mom, my middle daughter and her 5 year old daughter. It was great. Then we all trekked over to see youngest daughter and of course little Joey. And of course I forgot my camera. He is really growing fast--as they do. My eyes for some reason were super light sensitive--and they remained that way Tuesday. I had appt. with my opthamologist Wed. to have my annual diabetic retina check up and when I got up Wed. morning my right eye was bloodshot watery and hurting. The good news is it is not an infection--but an abrasion of some sort--who knows why. Had to call off work Thurs. It is improving slowly and hopefully I can work Sat. If not there is always Monday. I cannot believe how miserable you can feel when an eye hurts. And how light sensitive both eyes are because of one eye. This is the first day I have been able to do much of anything on the computer. Lots of catching up to do. I have knitted a few more dishcloths. Have the wrap sweater that I started for my 5 year old grandaughter on the run. I can at least knit in dim light. Will take pics later--hopefully finished and with a model. I have been trying to knit a lace scarf with some Knitpicks risata I have in my stash but have frogged it about 8 times--I figure God is telling me to finish the sweater beore spring gets here and she can still wear it. Finally got Megans hat in the mail to Amanda. I am sure she will get a bunch of really nice hats. Hope that they help to cheer her up. Also got some yarn from Amanda's Etsy Shop and I love what I got. Probably will make scarves from both skeins. One is Smoke fingering wt. and one is Bluey blues double knit wt. Really nice yarn. You can visit her etsy shop here. Well happy knitting to all.