Thursday, December 29, 2005

See My Slippers ??

Here They Are...... See My Slippers Grandma ???? LOL

The slippers were a Big Hit... Paige wanted to wear the Ruby Red ones that I made her.. She just loves them....
Looks like they were having a good time just " showing me"... :)
Allie.. Natalie..Will and Paige
Grandchildrens Slippers

Monday, December 26, 2005

So... Now My Sweater Rush is over and its time to do some Fun Knitting... yippee!!!!

The Grandkids Loved their sweater and said that they all fit... So Thats A " Good Thing"....

Now I am working on some baby Sweaters again... That is my Very Favorite thing to knit... I like them because they are small and get done quickly and I love to try different ideas out with them..
I am working on one now that was pretty frustraiting at first because it was such tedious knitting... sort of fairisle... But now I am to the easier part.
I'm doing a Lattice stitch on it and its an interesting pattern... I'll wait a while until I get most of it done before I post a photo... OK :)
Then there are a million other projects floating around in my Head that I just HAVE to start soon...

Well.. Going to get some of my knitting done now... ...

Hummmmmmmmmm...Lets see now....... Its Less Than 12 Months until CHRISTMAS....

Time is a Tickin.........Better Get those Needles Clicking!!!! :)

Friday, December 23, 2005

Grandmas Kids :)

Here are My Cutie Pies from Buffalo....
They are the ones I was making the sweaters for...
They are from age 2 on up to 10...
Allie... Will...Natalie...Thomas and Paige !! Aren't they The Greatest? :)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Allie and Natalies Sweaters

Whew !.................. I did it !! I finished the last minute Sweaters for Allie and Natalie....
I did one a little smaller than the other but when I got finished they both look almost the same size... Well.. Thats OK.. They will fit!
They are very nice "snuggly" sweaters and will be good for them to where in Buffalo where they live...

I got to the Post Office and mailed them off this morning so they will probably get them in time for Christmas :)
So... Now .. Let me see... What am I going to start making today????

I also finished the book that I was reading... " Dance With Me" by Luanne Rice....
My Friend " Calliope" introduced me to this author and this is the second one of her books that I have finished.. She is a very similar author to Nora Roberts... Nice stories but some you need a pile of tissues next to you when you are reading.... :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Button Posted by Picasa
One Button Cardigan Posted by Picasa

This I made for Allie .. My Ten year Old Grandaughter. I followed the directions for the Small size in the Magazine and I think it will be just right for her.
I have just started another one for Natalie.. which I will make just a little bit smaller..
The one button in the front is a realy pretty flower but you can not see it in the photo.. Maybe I'll take a quick picture of it ..
As in the Magazine I made this sweater out of Homespun which I happen to think is so soft and cozy!
Knit 1

Friday, December 09, 2005

This is My Daughter April with her Furry Kids... Archie and Leia... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

My Eskimo Sweater
This is My Latest Creation....

I really had Fun making this one. It is a cotton sweater done with Sirdar Chunky and some yarn that I picked up one day at my LYS. The novelty yarn is all little furry things in tan, brown and grey... I didn't know what I was going to use it for but I do Like it on this sweater. It makes me think of an Eskimo or an Indian style . .
The Sirdar Cotton is very SOFT and nice. I only used two skeins of it for this sweater.

I started to make a hat one night with it and then pulled it out because the yarn was so soft and nice and it wanted it to be a sweater instead.... :)

Friday, December 02, 2005

Thomas Sweater

Now can you see Thomas sweater and Paiges Sweater???
Paiges Sweater
Hat and Booties

I just made these Booties and Hat...
Don't you just LOVE the colors??
Me Too :)

Monday, November 28, 2005

Natalies Sweater

Here is a look of all the Grandchildrens Sweaters Completed for Christmas !

Ho! Ho! Ho! Jingle! Jingle!

Paiges Sweater

This is the sweater I made for Paige...
I used Bernart Chunky Yarn and a Pattern from one of my Sirdar Books...

Thomas' Sweater

Thomas Sweater is also done with Pound of Love.. and it is a really nice soft knitted design.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Wills Sweater Finished :)

Hooray.. I finished the last of the Five Sweaters for My grandchildren for Christmas :)
This is the one I made for Will. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sunshine Sweater

This is a sweater I just finished for my 10 year old Grandaughter... Allie..
It was made using Sirdar Snowflake...It is pretty Bright but those were the colors which were on sale . I wasn't sure if I had enough to do it all in the yellow so I trimmed it with the lime green...
Its a good " Happy" sweater "Full of ' Sunshine"... Right ??? :)
What else... From her Grandma in Florida :) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 13, 2005

John and April

John and April......this was a test to see if the post worked and it did... Somehow I got the ball rolling again and I am now able to post with Picasa and Hello... Lets hope it stays this way..
I do want to Thank Everyone who tried to HELP me... Thank You !!!!

Ths is My Daughter April and Hubby John... I took this photo last year when they were visiting me in Freeport , NY....

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Big Apple

Here you can see the Hussel and Bussel of The Big Apple !

Well.. This is definately the way to post my photos because they came out correctly Two Times in a Row...Photobucket Rules !!!!!
Hooray......... I can feel my headache going away!!!

Lincoln Tunnel

This Photo worked uploading it as a URL from Photobucket... I uploaded it from my "create post" on Blogger... Guess this is the way to do it now that Picasa2 is giving me such an aggrivating time !

Friday, November 11, 2005

This one worked from Photobucket

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New York Skylite

I'm trying this all over again and I hope this photo is the right size.
I took this last week as we were driving past Manhattan...... Posted by Picasa

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The Needle

Finally a photo came out right... I resized it in Photobucket and it worked but then I did it to the next photo and it did not work.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... :(
I just can't deal with this anymore today.. It gave me a headache...

Anyhow..... This is a picture I took while at a red light driving thru The Big Apple... I thought the large Button with the sewing needle going through it was so neat!!!! :)

Now where the heck did that picture go???? Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Shoot!!! I GIVE UP !!!!!

There it is because I POSTED it again... Now when I start to write on the post..The photo disappears.... :(

Thursday, November 10, 2005


I am having problems here trying to post photos in my Blog ...........
Is anyone else having the same problem and what is the solution???
This is what I get when I try to upload a photo...............

There were errors during upload.
The following images were not uploaded.

HELP !!!!!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


I was " Tagged" by Whit last week and now I finally got to answering the questions...
So here you go Whit !!!!

My Favorite Needle......

Hummm???? I like different needles for different things...
The Denise I love the feel of and use them for alot of my projects BUT now for cotton yarn.. They "stick" to much ...
Then I love the addi and the inox circulars for everything..
I use the bambbo needles alot too..
So My Favorite you ask????? I gues its All Of The Above !!!
Worst Thing I ever Knitted????

Oh Come on now... Its All Good :)
My Most Favorite Pattern?

I would have to say the pattern whch is probably My Favorite is the Hoodie Cardi from Mary Goodwins ... One Piece Knits.... I have made so many of those sweaters and they are so great to use and create new ideas for each one... Thats actually my Favorite Book also!
Most Valuable Knitting Technique ??

Gee... I have to think about this one ???????
I just don't know???? But there must be something....
My Favorite Knitwear Designer??

This is another tough one to answer.... I do like so many.....
OK.. Since I can't really think of just one... I am going to say Lily Chin because I met her in New York :).. Actually I loved the top she was wearing and will be in her next line...
Best Knit Book or Magazine ?

My Favorite Knitting magazine is Family Circle Easy Knitting because the patterns are simple and easy to "wear"... Some magazines have patterns that are just too much "Fashion" for me...
I like Interweave Knits also and I like Vogue too.. and I love the Drops Books.....
My Favorite Knit Blog ???

I would have to say " Check My Sidebar" for that because I have soo Many !
The Knit Item I wear The Most/use The most?
( How about a picture of it)

That would have to be my Homespun Poncho.. Its so Soft and Light.......................
And my Green Shawl too .......... The green shawl I am wearing at My Nieces Wedding which is here on my blog...

Well.. That does it.... I answered My Tag!!!

Monday, October 31, 2005



I got a BUTTON :)

Mandy made this button for me .. Now Lets see if I can make it smaller???

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Natalies Sweater

Natalies Sweater

I finally got to cross off another Finished Project... Hooray !!!
This is Natalies Sweater.. I am really pleased with the way it turned out..
I decided to put little pearls in the center of the Flowers and they look really pretty "in person"..
They have a little Pink to them and a nice "shine". The Yarn I bought at Smileys a few years ago... Its Cervinia... Caprice... A very nice yarn to knit with....
I think Natalie will like her Christmas sweater.. :)
Pearls in The Flower Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Its In The Air

Oh Boy.. There is a Chill in the air and I can feel its coming!!!!

The stores all have Red and White Stuff in them and I have a "jingle..jingle" in my ears!!!
Its time for me to get all stressed out now because I have to finish my Christmas Gifts...
Will I get them done on Time???? I Think I Can.. I Think I Can !!!!
I thought I started making things early this year.. After all it was 95* and I was knitting sweaters for Christmas already... Now its 50* and I still am knitting some of those same Christmas Sweaters......What the heck happened??? Did I fall asleep for a few months or something?

Well Time will tell I guess... I had a problem with the collar on Natalies sweater but I think it will be ok now... I'll knit it up tonight and see how it works out... Then its attaching the sleeves and sewing up the seams.. And making little Flowers on the Front...
I spent weeks trying to figure out what sweater to make for Allie ( 10 Years old) .. Now I found five of them and have to decide which one to make.. I would LOVE to make a few of them but they will have to get to her After Christmas.. Thats OK because I am sure she will get use out of them in Buffalo.... Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Water ???

Water ??? Posted by Picasa

This is the High Tide we had yesterday from the Storm that came "wizzing" by !!!

Heavy Winds and Lots of Rain ...
The boat dock is high up as you can see and I usually sit where the Little Boy Statue is..
Except I am not in the Water when I am sitting there :)

The Storm

The Storm Posted by Picasa

Yesterdays Storm is gone and I don't live in a Houseboat anymore :) Fishing


Smile Posted by Picasa

My Sister Jane came up from Florida for the Wedding.. She is in the Purple Dress..

Next to her in the Black Sweater is My Niece " Heather" ... Janes Daughter.... Who came down from Upstate New York..

And next to her is "Kayla".... She is My Sisters Grandaughter for another Daughter " Holly"

The one thats left is " ME ".......................... and " Yes" I did make the shawl :)

Here Comes The Bride

Here Comes The Bride Posted by Picasa

I got a Nice Close up Photo of Christie as she was walking down the isle......

The Wedding

Wedding Cake
The Wedding

Sunday was my Nieces Wedding "Christie"...................
You remember I told you about it right?..
She is the one whose Bridal Shower I went to on the wrong day... The Day AFTER the shower....

Well... I did remember to go to the Wedding on the right day anyway....
The girls all looked so pretty and the Bride was Beautiful ! :)

The Maid of Honor next to the Bride is also My Niece " Debbie"and the Cute Little Flower Girl is debbies Daughter " Hailey"..
The Handsom Little Ring Barer is Debbies Son " Andrew" They were soooooooooo Cute!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Friday ??

So.. It seems that Today is Friday again???
This week was just LOST to me.. I guess thats because I was sick...
I'm on The Mend now... Hooray !!!!!

Sunday is My Nieces Wedding and I'll be feeling much better by then.. :)

I'm trying very hard to get my Christmas Sweaters done or at least to make some progress in them...
I'm working on the sleeves to Natalies Sweater...
Sleeves are like Socks.. You have to make Two of them.. So this time I am doing them Both at the same time.. Then .. when I'm done with one.. I'll be done with Both :)

Then I still have to decide What Sweater I want to make for Allie.. My Ten Year Old Grandaughter....... I want it to be stylish .. Sort of cropped... Cardi or Pullover???...Zipper or Buttons???....Hood or No Hood??.... But it has to have a fuller shape at the cuff..
Sort of like a bell sleeve....
OK.. If you know where this pattern is... PLEASE email me and tell me... OK ...
I'll be your Friend Forever !!!!

Thanks... I'll be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of you finding me one :)

Monday, October 17, 2005

Boys Booties

Boys Booties

So Why can I not finish my Christmas sweaters you ask ???
Well.. All these other " Spur Of The Moment" Projects just keep on getting in my Way :)
It seems that when I see a cute pattern I have to make it .....

So.. This weeks " Theme" was " FEET".... :)
Yesterday you saw the Cute Baby Feet Cloths which can be found at ....
There seemed to be a Big Request for those .. Glad you all liked them :)

Now These Slipper Booties are done in TLC and they are the same as the Girls Fuzzies But without the FUZ..........Thes Booties are for My Two Grandsons...

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

I wanted to show you how I did the Bottom of these.. I did not want to have the Fuz on the Bottom so I doubled the yarn with the worsted for a thicker "un fuzzed" Sole ....


Fluffy For Girls

I put the tissue in the Slippers so that you could see where the opening is... Otherwise they just look like Six Balls of Fuzzy Yarn... LOL

So ... Wendy.....You asked me last week "What was I going to do with my Free Bernart Disco?"

Well.. Here it is.. All turned into Three Pairs of Fuzzy Slippers for My Grandaughters :)