Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Knit From My Stash !!!
This is something that I really need to do .. I must control this yarn addiction .... I went and bought some yarn today just to get it out of my system for the next nine months.. Then its the KFYOS for me :)
Thanks Wendy for Creating this Great Inspiration for me...
This will also be a New Years Resolution... ummmmmmmmm??? But resolutions are hard for me to keep <> I'll try !!
Here are The Basic Rules :
Knit From Your Stash 2007:
1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months.
2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:
2.a. "Exceptional "Sales are not to be passed up... What? You think we are made of stone?I mean like those one in a million sales that happen sometimes.. LIke the 11 skeins of Taiki that I got for 99 cents... Now I would have to really be crazy to pass that up, right?
2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.
2.c. If we are knitting something and run out of yarn, we may purchase enough to complete the project.
2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time.
3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.
4. Knitting Books and tools are allowed ... " So here starts yet another addiction " Oh Dear !!
I changed # 2a and #4 to my Own Knitting "Personality" :)
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Ok.. So " Betty Crocker" I am Not !!!!
This was my attempt at making Oatmeal Cookies... Yes..You heard me right... Oatmeal Cookies !!! Why ?? Don't they look like cookies ??? Ha !
I tried to make the recipe in half..(Thank Goodness) and maybe I missed calculated some of the ingredients... Oh I don't know !!!
Anyway... They sort of melted in the oven into one big huge square cookie and then I tried to cut them apart but then I couldn't get them to come off the cookie tray :) Oh Dear !!! I scraped what I could off with my pancake flipper but this was the final result..
So They are not exactly the sort of "Cookies" to pass around to the Neighbors, huh ?? LOL !!!
All was not lost... Bob calls them Oatmeal Brittle and is eating them anyway!!! What a Guy!!! he never refuses a Cookie.. No matter How Bad they Look... Ha !!!
So I think I need my Daughter Terry and my Niece "Heather" to show me How To Make Cookies... They are the " Betty Crockers" of all time in The Family!!!
Soooooooooooo I Am A Knitter... Not A Baker!!!! <>
As I Promised Myself..... I finished a Scarf for The Red Scarf Project...For those of you who have not heard of the Project.. Here is an explanation...
"The Red Scarf Project, a project of the Orphan Foundation of America, or Orphan.org, collects red (and other unisex-colored) scarves to send in Valentine's Day care packages to college students who have aged out of foster care. These brave young people are going it on their own and trying to improve their lives and the community by attending college. The care packages are welcome tokens of encouragement to young people who otherwise receive little to no mail. "
This is a Cuddly Soft Snuggly baby Blankie that I made this week...
I used Patons D.K ...Look At Me ... yarn in a pretty multi red,orange and yellow verigated ...
I did my own thing using a double seed stitch ... Just gartered the edges and k2 -p2 one row and p2 -k2 the next row, etc !! It came out nice and " squooshie" :)
To Teresa and who asked what size needle I used... Hummmmmmmm??? I think I used a #7....
And DK yarn is a bit bigger that sport yarn... at least I THINK it is ???
Monday, December 18, 2006
Awwwwwww..... A Tiny Little Sock..... Knit by My Friend in Maine .....Isabelle .. Thank You Isabelle ... Its such a sweet little sock...... How Fun it must have been knitting in the round on such a teeny sock !!! I also have the ornament hanging up that you sent in my Christmas Card last year !!!! Thank You.... You are so thoughtful !!!
Merry Christmas To You and Your Beautiful Family !!!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Look What The Postman just Delivered ....
My Dear Friend Barbara who lives in Minnisota sent me This Adorable Elf.... And she is Knitting..... Barbara said " Its Me "... LOL Isn't she just the Cutest thing????
Awwwwwwwwwww.. I Just LOVE Her... Thank You So Much Barbara :) ((((HUGS))))
Funny thing... Last week Alice from my Colorhappy knitting group said I was a Knitting Elf... Now I have one.... Too Cute !!!!!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
So I have been Really..really GOOD about NOT buying any yarn... Its been over a Month now since I bought 3 skeins... BUT today I found all this beautiful Tahki Cotton Yarn in a Second Hand store and I just HAD to take it Home with me :)
Listen to this.... There are 10 Brand New Skeins and thay ALL cost me a Total of 99 Cents... Yes.. You heard me right... 99 CENTS for ALL of them .... Now How could I not grab that bargin .. I would be a Real Knitting FOOL to pass that up.... waaHooooo
Oh And I just tought of the Perfect Little Dress to make with it ......
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Its A Wrap !!!!!
I finished the sweater !!!
After three takes on the sleeves ...I finally figured out How the Heck to get them right.... :)
I took two photos to try and show off the colors better...( My Niece " Heather" " Hi Heather"....Love ya !!!!!).... Well.. She said the color was showing up white instead of Lilac....
Maybe it will show better in one of these Photos ???
This sweater is from one of the "Katina" Baby Books which translates their patterns into English... I made this one in a size 18 months.... Being that " Penny" now has a closet FULL of sweaters to wear as soon as she arrives.. I decided that I had better start making Bigger sweaters now....
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I decided to do the sleeves at the same time fo a change and wouldn't ya know it... They were coming out too wide... Now the stitch gauge and size are all correct but I can't see those wide sleeves going on this little sweater.. So I had to start them all over again.. I never had to redo a sleeve when I was doing them one at a tome.. Just because I am doing double the work did I have to start over.... ppfftt !!!!!!!!!
So start them over I did and this time I am doing the sleeves for the size smaller hoping that these will "fit" better....
I don't like when a sweter take s me this long to do because them my fingers start getting "itchy" to work on something else... I'm trying my best to resist the temptation and finish this project first.... Time will tell... :)
Monday, December 04, 2006
I started this sweater a few days ago..... It will be a Wrap sweater.... The turquoise stripe has some sections where it is wider because it has a few dropped stitches along the way to make it look like that.. In person it looks cute... ON the front there was only supposed to be one row of turquoise like the back is... See how it looks wider in the front half??? Well I'm past that point on the second half of the front so thats the way it is going to stay... I think it will look alright when it is all put together, don't you ??? :)
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
This is Stocking Number 2 for The Ma Ma to be.....
Its a bit "Fluffier" and Fatter because I used Red Heart Plush yarn for this one.. But it is nice and soft...
It seemed "funny" when I posted this photo because Today.. November 27th is My Mom's Birthday... I'm sure she is looking down and smileing...
"Happy Birthday Mom "....... :)
I Miss You !!!! XXOO
Friday, November 24, 2006
So here is my First Design of an Elf Toe Stocking that My Daughter wanted me to make.....
This one is for "Little Penny"who will be coming from China soon...
I never made a toe like this so it was a bit of a challenge... I tried to keep "notes" of what I was doing as I went along so I can make two more... My notes are a little sloppy so lets see how the next one comes out... That one will be red and white...
I used Red Heart Hokey Pokey for this one and there are little Gingerbread Men and a heart and a tree on the top :)
Friday, November 17, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
I am now in Florida working on the "Southern" half of My Scarf...
I did the Northern Half in New Yor and as you can see from the Ocean and the Palm Tree.. I am now Knitting Along in Sunnyland, USA........... :)
We got here on Friday and I think I finally finished unloading my " Stuff" from the Van....The usual one small bag of clothes and a whole lot of Knitting that I just could not leave home without ....
I am so glad that there is only one good yarn shop arond here... But then there is always Walmart ..JoAnns and Michaels..Oh and Rag Shop and A.C. Moore... Yikes.... I must stay away from those places.. They are a BAD influence on me :)
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I am working on this scarf for My Daughter Terry !!! Hi Terry.. How do you like it ???? :)
Its a really pretty design. The pattern is from Garnstudio... One of my Favorite sites.
They also have a very infromative Forum if you have any questions.
I am going to do it in two halves like the heart scarf on Knitty.. Then I will graft it in the center so the design goes the same way on both halves..
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Just lurking around in the knitting groups and peeking at some knitting blogs.. Boy, Now that can take some time ,huh?
I tried to delete a post here but Blogger is being Blogger and it won't go away... "Shoo Go Away Post !!!!" Its gone from my Edits but its still in my blog.... Oh Well.. I'm sure it will miraculously disappear sometime...
So I wasted yet another day here in Computerland.... Still fighting this darn cold... sniff sniff !!!
Hope everyone else is felling better.... This "Computer" virus really makes you "pooped out" LOL
Now its again time to start cooking something for dinner... I feel as tho I just ate Lunch.....
Well.. After Dinner ...dishes washed.. and then the Kitchen will be Closed for Today!!!
I'll do some of the scarf I started yesterday and then post a photo for you tomorrow....
Have Good Night!!!!! "yawn"........................Did I make you Yawn too :)
Friday, November 03, 2006
Now that I finished warming everyones wrists... I picked up my Central Park Hoodie and did a little ...
Wow... What is it with me and cables lately.. It seems that everything I pick out to make has cables on it...
I was going to start a scarf last night but I didn't like the feel of the yarn I was using so I ripped it out.. Now I have to find some other yarn in my stash ..
This Cold of mine is taking its time to get away from me.... Whats the rule again?? Starve a Cold.. feed a fever or feed a Cold ..starve a fever... Well.. Whatever it is I just can't seem to stop eating yesterday and today... maybe that means I am getting better ? Or does it just mean I am a hog ??? LOL
I even just made a batch of cupcakes.. Boy do they smell good :)
There is nothing better than smelling Baking on a Cold Day, huh ?
Well.. I hope all you other sickies out there are getting better and I hope I am getting better!
Want a Cupcake to ease your Pain and suffering ? <>
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Look what I Won !!!! :)
I got this in the mail today from April
The yarn is SO SOFT and I just LOVE the color Baby Goldilocks....Its a beautiful Merino Wool Fingering Yarn with a mixture of yellow and white....A total of 370 yards......
I think I will get some white fingering yarn and make a Beautiful Little Baby Sweater with it...
Thank You So Much April :)
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I think this is the Last Pair of Wristwarmers for a while ... :)
These I made Little for My Three year Old Grandaughter Paige..." Hi Page... Grandma Loves You :) "
I know she will want to wear these like her big Sisters will be wearing...
They came out real cute... Would you like the pattern I made up for them ??? OK
I used worsted weight and #7 needle... Cast on 30 stitches
Repeat knitting the knit sts and purling the purl sts each row for 7 rows..
8th Row- repeat row but twist the 6 cable stitches.... ( slip 3 in front and knit 3 , then knit the 3 slipped sts ) I do mine.. The no cable needle way................... Like This....
I did the cable twist row 2 times .. Then I did the pattern for 5 more rows... Then I did a K1 P1 rib for 6 rows and Binded Off :)
When seaming the side don't forget to leave a space for the thumb.. I started just after the rib and left about 1 inch or more ....
These are for a Three Year Old ....
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
This Pavilloin has been here for many years in Jones Beach.... It has Bathrooms, Ice Cream Parlor, sitting rooms, Balconys and I think they have certain events that go on in the center...
On a nice day like today they leave lounges chairs out so we can stop and sit and enjoy the Day !
Monday, October 30, 2006
And yet Another pair of Wristwarmers.... This pair is Grey like the first pair I made..
My Daughter has a black jacket and asked for a pair..We talked about Camel color and black and grey.. I THINK she said Camel color but then I remembered that I have this beautiful grey aplaca just waiting to become a scarf.. So I thought I would make her the grey Woolease warmers and do a scarf with the grey alpaca.... :)
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Playing around with My De' a' tricot....... or My Knitting Thimble in English :)
How's My French..Isabelle ????
There are no directions with it so looking at the pitcure it should be simple to follow, right??? Well.. I put it on like the picture but it was the wrong hand for me.. I don't knit with that hand so I assume you put it on the "working" neelde hand... It take s little getting used to but I think maybe its good.. It keeps the yarn from getting tangled and the yarn is all on one finger.. Sometimes when I do two colors I put one color in each hand and work with the two fingers... Both Hands.. But this might be easier when I get the hang of it :)
Yes... Another Hat..... I used some yarn from my Stash and This Pattern.....
I was happy with the color change rows the way they say that when you change a color in a rib stitch to knit the new color.. do not rib it... this way you have a better looking color change row where the purl stitches are.. It doesn't make any difference in the rib pattern and it makes the purl stitch in the first color row look so much better... very pleased with this little tidbit of information :)
Casted On last night for The Central Park Hoodie....
I'm using some woolease that I had up in My Stash...
Do you notice that I am using some of my Hoarded Stash !!!! This yarn I probably have had for about 4 Years now....LOL.. Its a very pretty heather like Green but I don't know the name because the label is gone... It just has a white wrapper on it ...
There is a KAL for this Sweater if you are interested :)
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I think I will get involved in this next month... What a nice way to celebrate the Giving of Christmas...
Interweave Press is proud to endorse the RED SCARF PROJECT again in 2007. Please participate and show someone out there you care! Orphan Foundation of America’sRed Scarf Project – Guidelines, 2007 Love to knit or crochet or know someone who does? Send warmth and encouragement to America’s college-bound foster youth. OFA needs thousands of handmade scarves to put in our Valentine Care Packages to these parentless youth attending college on their own. Your handiwork will truly be the personal touch in these packages and bring students the encouragement they need to move forward and graduate to a brighter future. For over 25 years, OFA has provided funding and family-like support to foster youth in transition. www.orphan.orgScarf guidelines: Size: about 60” long and 5” to 8” wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck with tails long enough to be tied in the front. Style: Think unisex collegiate. Fringe optional. Should drape, tie easily, and be soft. Color: Red! This could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, multicolor hues including red. Other unisex colors, including black, navy, gray, teal, olive or gold, are also welcome. Finished and tagged: Yarn ends securely sewn in. For the personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, and gift cards/burger bucks/book of stamps. Thank you! Your scarf may be the first handmade gift a young man or woman has ever received. Your efforts will truly be appreciated! Mail to (January Only): Orphan Foundation of AmericaRed Scarf Project21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130Sterling, VA 20166 Scarves are accepted throughout the month of January ONLY due to limited/temporary storage capacity.For more information, please visit OFA’s official website at www.orphan.org.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Noe here is The Deal of The Month !!!!
I picked up these little Beauties today in a second hand store... ( Sounds better than a Thrift Shop.. ha )..
Its 9 skeins of 55%Alpaca /45% Lana.. Filati.. BottoPoala /Incas
It was $3.00 for ALL of them
Isn't it Pretty???????
Now What will I do with these ???