Tuesday, February 27, 2007

My First square for The Lily Chin Heirloom Reversible Cable Blanket..
I saw her working on this blanket on Knitty Gritty a few weeks ago and loved it..
I am using different colors of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I had in my stash.... two of them were from a swap... :)

It is working up REALLY SOFT and the reversible cables are fantastic... They look and feel so cuddly !!!
I think this will be a Wonderful Blanket when I finish it...
Its the first time I have started off with a crochet chain cast on... It will be pulled out to make the joining of the squares easier... I Think :)
I know I will get the first three squares done right away because I want to see each of the colors worked up... Lets hope I can stay on a roll and do the entire blanket before I get bored... :)
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I am making this blanket which I am embroidering all different Little Girls on it.. I made each one with a different color hair... The Little redhead looks so cute !!
The backing will be done with this fabric that I have .. it says Grandma in all different languages on it... Very Cute !!
Anyway ... What I wanted to show you was another use for the Ball Winders.....
The pearl cotton that I am using comes in a sort of small skein..it was getting all tangled up.. so I cut up little sleeves from a saran wrap cardboard roll and put it on my winder..... then I wound the pearl cotton on it....... Its great now !!! No More Tangles !!!
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

I finished this sweater today !

I designed it myself using Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere....
I love how soft it is.....

Looks like I forgot to fold down the collar correctly.. Sorry !!
It is not uneven as it looks in the photo...

Now I can sent this one off to Paige with the pink one.!!!
Grandma hopes you like them Paige !!!! :) XXXXOOOO
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Friday, February 23, 2007

I decide to "play" around with some more felting so I did it the easy way.. without knitting it first.. :)

So I bought this sweater at a garage sale for 50 cents...
I cut off the sleeves and sewed it up ..then make some straps with the ribbing and the neckline...

Looks good this way but I wanted to see it felted...

So... Here is the result...

All felted and drying !!!

Now I'll just make a little liner for the inside !!

Boy.. That was alot faster then knitting it first !!! :)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This is The Great Bargin I found today while roaming around the Second hand store..One of My Favorite places to Browse!!!
The Tote is really super ...
Its Pink Leather
And it stands so nice ..
Perfect for My Knitting !!!

I also found the yarn there.. Its Phildar Brushed..

I see a Cute Soft Little Sweater being created with this ...
I know..I know... What happened to the not buying yarn????
Well.. This was one of those "exceptions"...Don't ya think ? :)

Yarn... 50 cents a skein...
Leather Tote... $2.00

Total= $5.50... Pretty Good, huh ?
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See How Nice The Yarn fits inside :)
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Monday, February 19, 2007

I bought these shower curtain rings last week because Bob said he wanted them for something...
(You can get a bunch for $1.00 in the dollar store )

Well.. It turns out that he just wanted one... so I had them sitting on the table where I was knitting and while doing this sweater I needed another stitch holder so being this ring was so handy.. I used it.. and it worked fine..
So there you go... An inexpensive stitch holder... LOL
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This is a sweater that I started last week at my knitting group.....I am finally using the Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere Yarn which I bought last year at a yarn sale... Its really a very pretty sage green and I am triming it with a cream color..
I don't have a pattern for this one I am just using symetics and doing a wide rib pattern with a fancy pleated ruffle on the bottom and the sleeves... So far.. so good ! This one is also for My GD Paige !
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Remember last season when I made this Little Asian Sweater for Penny .. who will be coming from China soon !!!!!

Well... Look Below at The One I finished a few weeks ago.....
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Here is The Grown Up Version that I designed for April ( The Mom) :)

I was waiting to post it in My Blog until after April recieved it in the mail......
Well.. She got it yesterday and she LOVED it... It was a surprise and she didn't know I was making her one :)

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Clouds Here Are So Cool To Watch........
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This Afternoon We Had A Storm Heading Our Way
Here Come The Clouds.....
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This Afternoon we had a Storm Heading Our Way.......................
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And Then Came The Rainbow.............................
Where is My Pot of Gold??????
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There's My Friend Marilyn looking down to My Balcony from Her Balcony.........
Thats how we call each other from one floor to the other... :)
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Monday, February 12, 2007

I finished the pretty little sweater for Paige.. My Grandaughter... Its such a nice fluffy soft feeling pattern..
It is an Anny Blatt Pattern and I made it in Bernart So Soft DK yarn.......
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Saturday, February 03, 2007

My Little Red Felted Hat & Shoes !!!!

I had left over yarn from the Patons Wool and wanted to make something else... So this is what I came up with..... I didn't have a pattern for a little hat so I started with a BIG one and slowly did some decreases here and there and there and here until I came up with what I thought was a good enough size to be Shrunk ... Oh.. I mean " Felted " :)
Then I rolled up the brim and crimped the edges like an Apple Pie and Here is The result !!!!
Its still drying and its not sunny the past two days so it will take a while for it to dry enought so I can pack it up and mail it to California.....
Now I STILL have a bit more yarn left... Hummmmm.. What can I make next ???
I was never a Big Fan of Felting but I gotta tell ya.... I really love these two items.....
And like the shoes... I did felt the hat by hand in the same way... It did not tke long at all..
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Here is a Birdseye view of the Hat :)
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Friday, February 02, 2007

So Sweet !!!

I recieved this email from My Favorite New York neighbor today and I just wanted to share it with you... As you all know.. we are in Florida for the Winter...
Ryan is the little boy who lives next door to us in New York.. He is three years old.....
This is the email from his Grandma...... :)
Just had to tell you what Ryan said:tonight
I brought Ryan home a Hostess Snowball for dessert and of course he asked "why" it was called that "cause it looks just like a snowball I told him. and when/if we get snow we'll go outside and make lots of snowballs. We then went on to talk about other things to do in the Winter like building snowmen, riding on sled , drinking hot chocolate......
Then I asked him "so what happens in the Spring?"

we all had a good laugh !!! see we do miss you in NY