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 ??? :)