Sunday, December 31, 2006

Ornaments from Kirsten in Denmark

I just wanted to post photos of the two ornaments that Kirsten had sent me from Denmark. They are the two wooden figures. Thank you again Kirsten. Everytime I look at them I think of you! Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 28, 2006

1st. pair of socks finished

Well I've got them on and I don't like the toes at all!!!! Too Square!!! Other than that I love them. They feel wonderful! Love the colors. But I really was wanting something more rounded on the toes. But it's my first pair and you learn what you do and don't like on them. So I'll be looking for a different toe pattern on the next one's. Well actually I've got one sock on the needles that's a toe up pattern. So I guess they will be square as well. Darn! Then I also have another sock on that I'll change the toe when I get to it!!! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Potholder help

Anonymous left a comment about finding the potholder pattern, when she got home. However you did not leave me your email addy. to respond to your question. Would you email me at Thanks for your help.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Mystery Triangle Potholder

I'm hoping someone can help me on this potholder. I call it my mystery potholder, because I did not post information about it on my blog when I received it. I was on several exchanges at the time and did not post any of them. Now I wish I had. I love this potholder!!! It fit's my hand perfectly and I can pick up my cast iron skillet out of the oven and the heat does not go thru. I'm hoping the person that gave it to me will see this and leave me a way ( comment section) to get ahold of them. I would love to have the pattern, if they would be so kind as to share it. You can see by the photo, that I've used it a LOT and have washed it a lot. I need to weave the ends back in. Anyway, that's my mystery potholder story for today.

Socks are finished

Don't know why it took me so long just to kitchener the toe of the last one. I think it's been a couple of weeks, if not longer since I've finished them. Guess I had tooooo many iron's in the fire and just kept putting it off. So (last night)Christmas night after all the storm was over I set down in front of my computer and looked up and watched the viedo one more time and kitchenered the toe. And Wala, they are a finished!!!!! Whoopee!!!!! Since it's around 1:27 in the afternoon, I'll put these on tomorrow and wear them. Can't wait to wear my first pair of hand knitted socks. Everyone talks about how wonderful they are to wear. Don't know if your suppose to wash them first or not. Maybe I'll hand wash them and let them dry overnight. Anyway I'm proud of myself for finishing them. I've got two other pairs on the needles. So off I got to knit. I've not had much time for that as of lately. Posted by Picasa

My girl's sweater almost finished

Other than having to weave two ends in and find the buttons, it's finished. I had some in mind, but alas I did not get them while my LYS had them in and they are gone. Just my luck. So I've got to go look around tomorrow to find some really cute buttons to go on it. But this really shows the color better. It's a size 2. Pattern is from Skacel Collection called "Salsa" Children's Cardigan. And the yarn is Crystal Palace yarn called "Labrador", color# 9583. As soon as I get it finished and the hat made I'll take a photo of her in it and post. I've got some purple (to match the purple in the sweater)yarn to make the hat out of and I'm making the butterfly out of orange. Should be tooooooo cute on her! She loves her hats. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Merry Christmas from my house to yours

New sweater and hat in the works for my girl

Well I'm in the process of knitting my girl a sweater. I'm close to being finished with the one sleeve, then just have to pickup stitches on the other side and do it. I've got the buttons somewhere here to put on it. Now to find them. LOL>>>>>This does not show the color of the yarn very well, but it's really cute. It's Crystal Palace yarn in Labrador. In orange, lavender, green, blue. I bought some cotton yarn to make the hat you see in the photo as well. Bought lavender to match the same color in the sweater and orange ( same as sweater) to do the butterfly!!!! My gurl loves her hats. I think this will be too cute on her. Can't wait to get it done and see her in it!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rudolph Shirt

Well I said I can not sew and as you can see, it's true. Don't look too close!! ROFL. After seeing shirts a friend was making for her little girl, my daughter decided we could do it for my GD. After seeing some we had made, my SIL in OR, ask us to make one for her GD. Must not be to bad. Hehehehe. This shirt is for my SIL's ( Carol's) little granddaughter & will leave for Oregon tomorrow. I'll be doing two more tomorrow~ 1 for Maribeth's ( my other SIL) GD & of course one for mine!!! My daughter buys the shirts and material, ribbons, etc. I draw the figure's, she cuts them out & iron's them on & then I zig-zag them on. Sew on ribbon for a tie in back. WaaLa! Not too hard. Just something fun and different and not expensive at all! I'll try to post photo's of the other two tomorrow. Hope you like it! Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hot Sock Swap from Courtney W.

Well I just had to post the photo of my Hot Sock Swap from Courtney from OK. She was my orginal partner for the swap. I added the other two from out of the US. All I have to say is WOW: Look at everything I got. It's Christmas!!!!!! I kind of feel bad, as I did not give her near as much! I got Sock shaped point protectors, Knit Picks double pointed needles ( Size 3), the cutest knitted sweater key chain from lantern Moom, a needle inventory book, the cutest little lamb. And it only gets better. Extra Delicious White Hot Choc w/ marshmallos and peppermint sticks to stir with. Cocoa Chocolate Chip scones mix. And talk about patterns. ( 5) of them. A cabled bag pattern, Fingerless Gloves pattern,Ribs on the side sock pattern, Pure and simple beginners socks, and the neatess Basic socks mini book. LOL. All sizes * variety of gauges and styles w/ tips for a successful project. Not to mention the Knitting 2007 calenar. So I have another 365 days of patterns. Whoopee!!!! Now to get to the next part. My yarn. Two skeins of Regia Jacquard color. Love it!!!!!! Two skeins of Regia Mini Ringel Color, and my very first skein of Lisa Souza in Electra!!!!!!!!!!! Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming. I love this color. It's me all over. Thank you so much Courtney. Your the best partner ever!!!! Who ever gets you next time will be the winner as well. Posted by Picasa