Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Dishcloth

The post below wouldn't allow me to add another pic--so here it is--another post.
Isn't this a lovey cloth for a shower gift? I absolutely love this pattern. It is made from Sugar'nCream cotton--color rose pink--on size #7 needles--and the pattern can be found here.

Happy Knitting!!

Wedding Shower Gifts

I know I know--long time no blog. I have been busy with life and such and some shower gift knitting. I am making dishcloths to put in a basket with some kitchen supplies and a small photo album of the groom growing up. I will take a pic of the basket when all is done--and the album.

First off is the Squidge Cloth made on size #7 needles with Peaches&Creme Cotton in the Winterberries colorway. As a matter of fact all the dishcloths are made on Szie #7 needles so I will not mention the needle size again. The pattern can be found here.

Next is the Darrell Waltrip dishcloth made with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Culinary Colors [The color # or name is not mentioned on the ballband:)] Ther pattern can be found here.

Next up are a coupla Grandma's Favorites. One is made from Lion Brand Cotton in the colorway Sagebrush and the other is made from Lily Sugar'nCream in the colorway Summer Splash. The pattern can be found here.

Fourth are a coupla Ballbands. One is made from Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Color white and Peaches&Creme baby green and the other is made from Fantasy Naturale Color # 8020 and #9706. The pattern can be found here.

And last but not least are a coupla Waffle Stitch Dishcloths one from Sugar'nCream Stripes holiday color and the other from Sugar'nCream Stripes Tie Dye Stripes. The pattern can be found here.

What are you knitting?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

They Grow Up Too Quickly

Just a little eye candy for ya. There she is in all her glory. She picked the dress herself and it is gorgeous. Oh to be so young and skinny. But I am happy with where I am in life, and to have such a beautiful grandaughter. You will see above--a back view of the dress, a pic of her with her date, and a pic of her with her mom and dad.

They had great weather, low eighties at 6:30 pm and no rain. How good does it get.

Happy knitting to all.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Prom and Evening Bag

My grandaughter's senior prom is tonight. And I knitted her this lovely evening bag out of Noro Daria Color #24. The pattern was given to me and I don't know where to tell you to get it. Daria is not really a yarn, but rather a shiny cord. It was pretty easy to knit with and this was a quick knit. The pattern does not call for a closure, but I crocheted a loop and attached a pretty little button. I really hope that she likes it. I will be off later today to take pics and hopefully post tomorrow. Happy knitting to all!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude Award

Thank you Gayle so much for this award. This is really a nice award and I am so glad I come across as a grateful person--because like everyone else, I have my days.

Here are the rules of accepting and sharing this award:

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award:

Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.
Link to your nominees within your post.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.

If you look in my sidebar you will see all the people that I follow and feel they are all happy and grateful people. I nominate all of you and if you wish to share--go for it.

How did I develop an attitude of gratitude. I have not always been a grateful person. When I was 29 years old my hubby left for another woman and I was the most unhappy and ungrateful person you could possibly know. I had 4 children ages 5 to 9 whom I left with him as I had no job and no skills and was absolutely terrified. My God was good and let me have them back a year later. I became a chronic alcoholic--a hopeless drunk--that was my coping skill. By the grace of God I have been sober a little over 24 years and live a happy productive life today. There has been a lot of growing in those years, and I am not a perfect person--in fact far from it--but I have a true appreciation for the gift of life and try to maintain a grateful attitude no matter what is going on around me.

Now that I have told you all more about myself than I ever thought I would--you all have a great day. And thank you Gayle for affording me the opportunity to share.

Grace, I will try to do your award tomorrow. Happy Knitting.

She Is Done!!

And it is about time! I started her Dec. 30, 08 and just finished her today. She still needs some blocking, but all in all I think that she looks pretty good. Here is a ravelry link for the details.

Here is a link to a earlier post with the details if you want them.

This was a lot of lot of knitting--but was great TV knitting in the winter months. After a while I did get very bored with it and kept putting it down to make smaller things--which is why it took so long. There are lots of mistakes--it has been a long time since I have made a full sized wearable--but I plan to wear it a lot once the weather once again turns cooler.

Happy knitting everyone.