Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Believe it or not, I have been knitting. I have knitted several neck warmers for gifts and am almost finished with them. Yes, I know, Christmas was today, however, I won't see my friends until New Year's eve. Speaking of Christmas, how was yours? Mine was great. Every year it is great. I prepare and stress like a fool and it always turns out well. It would be nicer if the stress would stay out of it. Oh well. My husband gave me an awesome swift for a gift. It is really, really nice. I didn't elaborate when I told him my wish and in fact, if I had purchased this item for myself, I am sure it would not have been as nice as the one he gifted. ~ Thanks babe! I received a lot of other gifts as well and am excited about them all and can't wait to enjoy them. Ragged gave me sock yarn, some very nice sock yarn. I can't wait for her to teach me to knit socks!
I hope your holiday was an enjoyable as mine! Happy New Year!

Neck warmer knitted from Misti Alpaca chunky using a
modified two button neck warmer pattern.

The glorious swift! It's huge!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care...

Made with Lorna's Laces, Bullfrogs & Butterflies - color poppy
And so it begins....the Christmas season is upon us. I've been fretting over Christmas gifts and have found the perfect gift. These lovely neck warmers. Actually, I was cruising around on Ravelry and found some knitters had made these lovely neck warmers, small smidge of a scarf, smidglet. As I read I learned that some were derived from the splash maker, the Pidge scarf. They were selling at a ginormous price! But, I guess the yarn is what made them so expensive. I thought to myself that I could make one of those, no problem! I could use stashed yarn too. So, I surfed the web for an unusual stitch and found this free software for the Two Button Scarf designed by Carole Wulster. I then rummaged through my stash and so far, these are what I've come up with. They were quick and easy. I really enjoyed making them. So, let the season begin!

This scarlet was made with Rowan's Ribbon Twist.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Skinny Scarf: Malabrigo and di'Ve Tiwi
Designed by: Kissed Knitter

It's that time of year again. The leaves are turning into brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow and look like flames of fire flicking from the tree branches lighting up the forest behind our home. The lady bugs are migrating into my laundry room. Not as many as the first year we lived in this house. They've become fewer and fewer each year. Nonetheless, they've found their way again this year. The weather is beginning to become cool, finally. The Christmas parade is this evening. There are 38 days until Christmas. Are you ready?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Well, it's been quite a while since my last post. I've been a busy person and could go on and on about what I've been doing and I think I will.

In July my husband and I took a very nice vacation with some long time friends. We visited Los Cabos, Mexico. We actually stayed in an all inclusive hotel located in San Juan Los Cabos. We had a great time lying by the pool, sipping cool drinks and relaxing. We would spend the mornings after breakfast at the pool, grab a snack around lunch and go out for dinner. By the time dinner was over we were ready to crash (yes, old fogies!) We would go to the beach or sit and listen to the bands that might be playing at the hotel. Needless to say, I gained a good 10 pounds before leaving Mexico. We had a great time. No knitting was done on vacation.

When we returned it was time to concentrate on getting my college Freshman (I'll call her Sweatpea)ready for college. She got a job after high school graduation and I really didn't get to see her much during the summer. I guess that's the way it's supposed to work....the gradual separation of the apron strings. Didn't like it much. She is now settled in her dorm and getting along pretty well. She's been home several times and it seems like there is never enough time to be with her or see much of her. Seems like the time is just too short. Anyhow, by the end of August kids were back in school. I miss having her around. I don't miss her scrapping with her sister. A little knitting was done. I knitted a few washcloths and a trinket bowl for her vanity stash.

My youngest daughter (Rainbow) entered high school as a freshman. She's been very busy taking after her older sister playing volleyball. We've been busy traveling on weekends to games, mostly out of town. She had a great season. She played on the Freshman and JV team. She got play briefly in one of the regional games with Varsity and lettered. She's a pretty good little player. Our Varsity is going to state this year and have a chance to get farther than any other team from previous years attempts. State games are this weekend. She won't be playing but she'll be there to cheer them on. Her Freshman team actually could have a chance at going to state by the time they reach Varsity play. I can't wait! Did I mention she's a left handed, jump serving setter? AI little knitting was done during the weekend treks out of town. I knitted the skinny scarf and began Teva Durham's mock cabled capelet. The yarn for that was purchased on a quick stop in a LYS on my way to one of the volleyball games in a nearby community. It was a lot cheaper than the yarn called for in the pattern, yet still expensive. I got two capelets out of it....more on that below.

The beginning of October was dry and hot! I was so looking forward to Fall, cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves. No such luck! It was HOT DON! I was invited to visit with my college roommate at her newly finished cabin located along Nolin Lake in Leitchfield, KY. It was actually about an hour and half drive to the location from my home. On a Friday afternoon, after work, I drove through the winding roads looking for colorful leaves through the late day sunshine. It looked as if it should have been a chilly day. But it wasn't. But it wasn't steaming either. I had packed my swimsuit because we were going to boat on the lake on Saturday. Guess what, it was a gorgeous, summer day! We had a great time, we slept late, packed a lunch and gear and took off on the gator to load the boat. One on the boat she showed me the area and then we anchored to sit and catch up on each other's life. It was such a nice day, and nice to visit with a long time friend. Being with her is always so comfortable for me. I hope it was for her too. Needless to say, no knitting was done.

Well, that's about all I've been up to. I have finished two capelets. I began the mock cables capelet but found the pattern had a few mistakes. The pattern had chart for the cable portion and it was my first time using a chart. It was daunting at first. But I had enough since to realize the chart was amiss. I wrote to get it clarified and did receive an edited pattern....but it still had a few mistakes so I made do with my novice abilities. Speaking of my novice abilities, I started that capelet using the beautiful Rowan yarn pictured above and frogged it about 6 or 7 times before finishing. My novice abilities hinders my mastering gauge. It fit, but a bit shorter than I had wanted it to be. I had enough yarn left (obviously I was supposed to double strand it but didn't) I made another with a real cable that I used in place of the chart for the mock cable and also lenghtened. I just could'nt fight that pattern again. It was a great pattern but it would've been a lot easier and more enjoyable to knit without the mistakes. Anyhow, the finished projects!

This is my version with a cable ......................................................Pattern version

Sunday, September 09, 2007


As promised, a little addition to the stash was made when I visited our LYS for a fab sale on Labor Day! Scored some Noro, Patons, Misti Alpaca and a chibi!

Here is one of the wash cloths that I knitted up for my daughter to take to college. I will be knitting up a few for her boyfriend who used one of them and liked it. I think I'll use that Patons in my stash!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Here I Am!

Sorry, it's been a while since I've logged a blog. A lot has been going on this summer. After our trip to Mexico, we began to prepare my oldest daughter for college - it's her freshman year. Dropping her off wasn't as bad as I had imagined....although some deja vous did creep in from my college experience when I tried to help her unpack. She gave me the same reaction that I gave my mother when she tried to help me on that first day. When I saw it, I recognized it immediately and tried my best to back off. I think I did alright. When we finally left her, I was ready to go. She's been doing fine. Actually, the hardest part of her being away is that I can't actually see her enjoying herself.

Once she was settled, I began work on an ad booklet for my youngest daughter's volleyball team. I thought it would be easy to do this year because I had actually did last year's and thought all I would have to do was drop in the ads that weren't already there. But, all the rosters of the different teams had to be changed and some other stuff. It ended up becoming a bit rushed because I didn't give myself enough time to get it done. But it turned out pretty nice.

Now I am helping my sisters and brother plan for my dad's 70th birthday. I am in charge of making a video for the occasion. I have yet to begin. I will have a lot of pictures to scan in on the computer and it will take time. I've yet to pick out very many good pictures. Hopefully it will fall into place.

I've also been very busy as work trying to get caught up or stay caught up. My house has become very messy and not much knitting has been attempted.

As you can imagine, not much knitting has been done. I did knit about four face cloths for my daughter to take with her to college. I also knitted her a change bowl. My first bowl. It was a bit larger than I had intended. Hopefully she'll find a use for it.

I also started an oven mitt which lacks the thumb and needs to be felted before finished. This past Saturday I started a skinny scarf that I finished this morning.

I am getting excited about Monday because
Ragged Around the Edges and I planned a trip to our local yarn shop which is holding a holiday sale. She called me on Saturday to let me know that another fellow knitter/blogger will be joining us. I am excited to meet her. I've heard such good things about her and she's very good at knitting socks......a sock knitting champ I believe. I think she taught Ragged to knit too.

I have some great projects planned......I just hope I can get the patterns and yarn and start on them. I am getting excited about knitting again. More on our finds later!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Since SP10 has finalized, I've not been diligent in posting. I've been busy working and getting ready for vacation! My husband and I are going to Mexico! San Jose del Cabo to be exact. We are going with two couples who we've been friends with for a long time. With this trip, we are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary as well as one of the other couples. It's going to be so much fun! I'll bring back pictures to post....and maybe some yarn if I can find a shop! One of the best things about summer is VACATION!

I have been knitting! I've knitted four face cloths for my daughter to take to college as well as started a sweater and a almost finished one sock of a pair. Unfortunately, I've decided not take anything with me as it sounds like to much trouble to get through the airport, customs etc. I'm nervous enough having to use a passport for the first time.

Happy Summer!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I arrived home from work tonight and found a package from my SP10 Pal awaiting to be opened. I was so excited! She also revealed herself and I was so happy to meet her. I had been searching the verrry loooong list of SP10 participants to find out or try to guess who my secret pal might be. I had taken some tidbits of clues from her emails to search different blogs to find her. I had even found a blog that showed pictures of the very same stitch markers that I had received from her. I have to say she put together some really awesome packages and I enjoyed her emails! She is very much a more experienced knitter than I and was very helpful to me. She even wrote two sock patterns for me to adapt to my footie fetish! (One footie almost finished!)

The reveal package contained not one, but two books by Ann Budd. These are books that I have coveted from my friend Ragged's collection. I am thankful to my Pal and admire her generosity. It has been a genuine pleasure. ~THANK YOU!

I also have been knitting some items from another book given to me by my SP10 Pal, "One-Skein Wonders". I have knitted a wash cloth and plan to knit more for my daughter to take to college. I have also finished this catch-all bowl for her to use to catch all her loose change that she thinks won't come in handy in college! Ha!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Ok, I confess! I can't stand it anymore! I've been trying to figure out the identity of my SP10 pal before that person actually reveals. I have been going through the SP10 list, one by one, reading blogs and websites to try to figure out my special person. At one time I thought I had figured it out and had bookmarked the page. Now I can't seem to find it. I just wanted to see if I was right. I love to try to figure things out. I am quite sure I have no clue whatsoever who it is much less make it through that very long list of wonderful knitters! I strayed many times from my quest of blogs and websites to the links from their favorite knitting blogs, sites and friends. You see the list on the SP10 don't you? That list plus all the links each one of those sites have that are related to knitting combines a great deal of knitters with presence on the net. I'm amazed! Just think about it! It's an amazing network!

One of my latest works in progress: Green Gable not so green!

Saturday, June 02, 2007


I know I missed the deadline for posting about my works in progress but I thought I would go ahead and post about mine anyhow. It was kinda nice digging into my project basket. I found several things that I thought I'd misplaced or lost! It was great! I also realized that I had fewer projects on the needles than I had thought. That was a great feeling.

The booga bag was started back last Sept/Oct and what's been
completed on it so far was probably done the first two days of the beginning.

This sweater was started last November. It is a really easy pattern
from Vogue. I started it when the Grey's Knit Along
began and when I realized it was going to be too small
for the intended recipient (me), I kinda gave up on it.
I didn't know anything about gauge and still
don't. But I am going to frog this and try something else.

This baby sweater was started back in
January for a friend of mine who was
having a baby due in April. The baby
girl has been born, around the first of
April and here the gift sits, with an
unattached sleeve.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!


Check this picture out closely. Notice anything unusual? I've knitted my stitch marker into the sock! This is my first pair of socks and I must say......"FINALLY!" I've been struggling with knitting socks, particularly the heel portion. Of course, this being my first finished pair of socks, they are not perfect. The first sock of the pair has a kitchener finished toe that is perfect. The second sock of the pair has a kitchener finished toe that was done on the outside of the sock instead of the inside. How did I manage that? I haven't the slightest idea. How'd I manage to knit the stitch marker into the sock? Well, it was easy......for me. I love the style of this footie, however, it is a child's size and my girls wear the adult size....wonder where I can find the pattern for the adult size? These are what my girls prefer...they don't really wear the regular ankle socks anymore unless it is around the house. I wish I could get the hang of knitting socks. I am going to try again with a different yarn and a different pattern and perhaps a different type heel. I wish I could find the most simplist of heel turning patterns. Wish me luck! - I'm gonna need it if I continue to try to enter the creative world of sock knitters! It's a craze I would like to experience but not quite there yet.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


My spot is on my family room couch. It affords a nice spot in front of the TV where I can also watch Amercan Idol, Lost, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters.....well the list will go on. Also there is a nice table in front of the couch that obviously holds some of my gear, magazines, needles. If you look closely, you can see my ball winder in the corner of the photo. I like to be home.


The Peonies are beginning to bloom!

My daughter's prom dress. Love the colors!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thanks Secret Pal!

I was very busy today doing several things such as watching my youngest daughter play her volleyball match, running a few errands and doing the things I needed to get done to help my oldest daughter get ready for her senior prom tonight. When I finally arrived home, I naturally checked the mail and there was a delightful surprise waiting for me. I received a package from my secret pal. I couldn't wait to tear it open. Once opened, I found the wonderful goodies pictured here. The book I had been coveting and the stitch markers were much needed. The rest, well, that's just extra goodness! (The chocolate is scrumptious!) It made me feel special. Loved it all! ~ Thanks Secret Pal!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


This skein is the oldest yarn in my stash. It was purchased (2 skeins) in order to learn to knit. Ragged Around the Edges was with me when I made the purchase. She was the one who taught me to knit and helped me determine a good yarn to begin learning. She was as oblivious to the yarn's flaws as I. The yarn is still in my stash because it is the most aggravating stuff to try to knit with. It's tiny feathery wisps (acrylic mohair) stick together and the yarn will tangle because of it. I had a very hard time learning to knit with it because, as you know, there is a lot of frogging going on. You could not frog that yarn without scissors! But never fail, I have come a long way since that pitiful skein. I have even knitted a pretty keyhole scarf with it that I have given to my sister. I still have a skein of it left that can be used for other projects. It really is pretty knitted up. By the way, my first knitted project was a scarf I gave to my daughter that I knitted with dreamy Nobo brand yarn purchased from WalMart.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I'm Mohair. I am a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing my share without being too weighty. I can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change my position once it is set, but that's okay since I am good at covering up my mistakes.

What Kind of Yarn are You?

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Florida Wrap

Finally finished! This project is a wrap I began back in September of 2006. My sister was visiting from St. Petersburg, Florida for the Labor Day Holiday. We were talking about crocheting and knitting and I showed her all of my finished knitted projects. She got excited and named a few things she would like to have. One item she named was a wrap. She said a wrap would be nice for when the weather in Florida becomes cool and for those cool restaurants. The yarn is Berroco Soft Twist in taupe. It took around 11 skeins to make. The length could have been longer. I thought it turned out ok for my first wardrobe project (other than a scarf). I made up the pattern myself after looking through knit books for the perfect stitch combinations. The pattern is free.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Yippeee! Since 5:18 p.m. this evening, I am officially on vacation! Goin' down south to catch some sun and R & R. I love to be on vacation. The only thing wrong with it, is that it is never enough time. Time to get my wish list accomplished. The first week is great! But I need another week to get more stuff done, catch up on that stuff that needs to be done at least once a year. Oh well, this begger is surely not going to be choosey. I'll take my camera in hopes to get some nice shots. Hopefully on the ride down south I'll FINALLY finish that Florida Wrap!

Friday, March 23, 2007


My SP10 host has asked that we blog about our favorite knitting accessory. (There could be a prize involved too!) For me, the stitch marker would be my favorite accessory for two reasons. Stitch markers are the jewelry for knitting and are an essential tool for a knitter’s bag. I haven’t been knitting long. My pattern tastes are along the advanced level knitter however my skill level is still in the easy/beginner range. It’s kind of like shopping. I have expensive taste on a sow’s ear purse. Anyway, the items I’ve knitted rarely require the use of a stitch marker. But, I find uses for them on my own such as placing a particular number of stitches between the markers to eliminate the repetitive counting that sometimes has to be done to maintain a pattern. I have a tendency to not trust my stitching and count stitches even though they are marked. But having those shiny bobbles dangling or peeping from my stitches looks really nice on my potential garment. Hopefully it gives the illusion to others that I am knitting some elaborate piece that needs the stunning sparkle to keep me straight on where and what I am doing in the pattern or that it may give the appearance that I am a more accomplished knitter than I actually am. I like that. The only problem with stitch markers are that they tend to disappear. When I clean my house, I find them everywhere, under the couch cushions, under the couch, in my bed, laying on my nightstand, in my car and sometimes in my pockets. So you see they don’t stay around long. I was given a pair of very nice handmade markers in a swap and have already lost one. I was saddened because it was hand made with pretty beads and given to me as a gift, and it was one of a pair. They reminded me of pretty, dangly earrings, or those pretty wine glass markers that are so popular hence the jewelry of knitting. As a tool, they are handy to have for use. Whatever that use may be, the marker is one of the essential tools in a knitter’s bag. I hear men tell of the fascination of their tools….and drool when they speak of tools….well, I drool when I speak of my favorite tools for my hobby, stitch markers.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I know, signs of spring are coming. Tiny buds are peeking from branches of trees and crocus, daffodils and hyacinth are poking through the ground. But I had to knit up a few more scarves. I finished the Misti Alpaca Ribs & Ruffles and gave it to my mom. My niece, was there when I gave it to her. She liked it and expressed an interest in having one. So, I ran home and found the pretty Nobo yarn with pink hues in my stash. She stated emphatically that pink was her favorite color. The small scarf is knitted with ruffles on each end. Very simple and only took about two hours to knit, including interruptions.

The pretty blue scarf, Ribs and Ruffle pattern, was knitted in about a week or less. As soon as I found out that a previous co-worker was leaving her post, I immediately wanted to knit something nice for her to take with her. The blue reminded me of her warm personality and pretty, sparkly blue eyes. Yes, it's almost spring but it's warm and fuzzy, like her. Who knows, maybe she'll take up knitting and knit pretties for her grandbabies.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Not real excited about some acrylics, some are fine.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I keep them in their original packaging, which is becoming ratty, and then I store them in a pocket in my knitting bag.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Knitting for about a year and my skill level is beginner to intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No. But I have my eye on the book One Skein.

5. What's your favorite scent? I like harvest type scents, pumpkin, spices (I am allergic to fragrance.)

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Sinful sweet tooth! Favorite candy? Chocolate! Not crazy about hard candy.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Sew Do you spin? No

8. What kind of music do you like? Anything but RAP Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Sure.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Harvest type colors; pumpkin, greens, greys, yellows, browns, blues. Any colors you just can't stand? Don't care for red but I do like coral type colors.

10. What is your family situation? Married with 2 teenage girls. Do you have any pets? Have an outside golden retriever.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I wear scarves, don't have any of the others, yet!

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Purses/bags, hats, scarves.

13. What are you knitting right now? On the needles I have a baby kimono sweater, an adult sweater, Booga Bag and a wrap.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Absolutely!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circulars are my fav. I use the Knit Picks needles and I like the bamboo needles.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Thanks to my hubby, I own a winder.
17. How old is your oldest UFO? I started a project back in September 2006 and am trying to finished before March 12.

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? Pictures and dust! :) Seriously, skeins of yarn and patterns. HA!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I am currently using some Misti Alpaca for a Ribs & Ruffles scarf. I wouldn't mind having more in other colors; red or the blue. Thanks to RaggedAroundTheEdges (as a birthday gift), I now receive Interweave Knits.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Eventually everything.

22. Are you a sock knitter? Not yet! But I hope to be by the end of the year. What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 8.5 shoe, medium or B width.

23. When is your birthday? January 5th

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


A recently finished project, Misti chunky Ribs & Ruffles Sarf.

This pattern was easy and fun to knit. I decided to begin another scarf with a different type of yarn. So far it is turning out really nice. I have to admit though, the Misti Alpaca is very luxuriously soft and scrumptious!

Boy! I've actually been busy with projects. I have a baby kimono that just needs the sleeve seamed on and the sides seamed up to be finished. I am still working on the wrap for my sis that I began last September! It is coming along so slow. I also have a sweater that I am probably half finished and that has been easy, easy to knit so far but have decided to frog because I know it is too small. This was my first gauge sensitive item that I began and I failed. No biggie the yarn was on sale and I know it can be used for something else. I am planning a wrap vest. Yes, another test in gauge. Then there is the Booga Bag I have started with some Noro and have yet to finish. There is probably a dishrag or two that haven't been finished as well. I wish I could stay home from work and knit, knit, knit. I know I've said this before, but it really is what I want to do right now.

Well, enough of my rambling...it is something I do when I don't really have much to say.


I AM 30% Extrovert, 70% Introvert
I am quite reserved. I am not afraid of social situations...But very much prefer to go it alone. And why not? I'm my own best friend!
Are You An Extrovert or An Introvert?

Monday, February 19, 2007


Finally I was able to knit up this charming yarn! BullFrogs & Butterflies in poppy. I had bought this in this color and a grey color and waited patiently for the perfect project to come my way. Fetching aren't they?

Tonight I bought more yarn when I went to knit group at our LYS. I bought a skein of chunky
Misti Alpaca in the orange color, a skein of Noro's Transitions and a skein of Patons Classic Wool Merino. I can't wait to knit these into something pretty! I have plans for the Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles Scarf. No plans for the Noro yet. I know, I know....I am hording my stash!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


I have partially finished off my Noni Urban Adventure Bag. I still need to add the lining and work on the zipper a little more and I think I am going to knit some BIG flowers that I can felt and pin to the bag to decorate when the mood strikes. I couldn't find any pretty rings for the handles in handbag hardware anywhere in stores or on the net. Well, not anything other than the standard. So I looked at napkin rings. I found some very nice rings with colored glass beads. If I had planned better, I would have knitted the tab to fit around it. It fits, but it doesn't look as nice as I would like. I'll know better on the next bag.

On another note....what's with this new Blogger. I don't like the fact there is not a title box to type your title like on the old "create post" screen. I would like to see that added.

Also, It finally snowed here! We didn't get much, about an inch, maybe! But it was enough to enjoy the beautiful perspective that snow gives. I took a few pictures, but none do it justice.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


My current project is a Noni Design, Urban Adventure Bag. It was an easy knit using Cascade 220 in a dark brown color. I even learned several things. I learned that I was twisting my stitches, rather, I was purling incorrectly. I try not to purl, it doesn't seem easy to me. But it really doesn't matter when you are felting because the stitching desappears. I also learned what brackets mean in a pattern. It threw me for a loop when I got to it in the pattern because I wasn't sure what it was telling me. But I had a little help from my friends. I have posted a few pictures and plan to do some needle felting on the bag and maybe add some knitted felted flowers. This will be a first for me and I am going to practice on something first. The pattern calls for decorative rings to attach the bag's handle. I found some pretty napkin rings and thought they would work well. I'll post a picture of the finished object when it is completed. For now here are some before pictures.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Uhhhhh, 1996?

My 1996 Theme Song Is: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something
And I said "What about Breakfast at Tiffany's?"
She said, "I think I remember the film,
And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it."
And I said, "Well, that's the one thing we've got."

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Exciting! I received my kit swap from my partner in Oklahoma and it was loaded with lots o' goodies! Inside the package were two skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes tucked inside a very pretty bag with (forgive me I'm a novice) intarsia(?) work. It's amazing. Also included in the package, a hank of soft sock yarn from Woven N Spun, Kittenz Mittenz pattern from the same, some chocolates, some very nice stitch markers and a tape measure. I am so excited! Sock yarn....I've been meaning to give that SOB sock another try.....guess this is a sign to get started!

Thanks Swap Partner!

Monday, January 15, 2007