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.