Monday, November 29, 2010

This Was So Much Fun

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday Stash Enhancement

I'm about a day behind which is pretty good. Last week, I was a week off!

This Debbie Bliss book has a couple of really cute sweaters in it. I especially like the front cover sweater. It is good for baby boy gifts...And no, I have nothing report, just like the book and figured it was time to add it to my library.

The Sublime stuff at Knit 4 Together has been calling me and even though this book won't be of much use for my great niece and nephew, it has some cute ideas that I am going to use for them, only size them up.

Love these colors. Jenny has knit a blankie out of them and they have just been calling me. The dark pink is going to be a head band from the book above with flowers. Then, the plan is to knit some sort of scarf and incorporate the flowers on it as well.

The start of my bouquet....I was up way too late playing with these flowers. What fun!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nickel Waiting For Mom And Dad

to come back from brunch. Poor guy, he just kept looking out the window waiting for them to come back. We had a great, short Thanksgiving with the kids and grand dog here. It went by way too fast for all of us.

Friday, November 26, 2010

On Tap For Today

My Scarf It Up scarf. I will finish it today, so I can drop them off on Monday. I'm sorry I put that dark purple stripe in it, but I am not ripping it back. I am giving some serious thought to weaving a strand through one of the yarns over towards the left to balance it out.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

There Every Where

Two weeks ago I couldn't figure out what to do with my new Eco-Duo. This week every where I turn there are possibilities.

The new Interweave Knits has a men's sweater out of it which could be adapted to a women's. I was watching a movie this week on Net Flix - Beautiful Girls and Timothy Hutton had a sweater on that I think I could duplicate....I feel a design coming on? All kinds of possibilities.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hey, I Don't Need No Help!

I have friends that will shop for me for stash enhancement! Friend Debbie was in Florida a couple of weeks ago and brought me home some Gulf of Mexico yarn. I think this is going to grow into a Moebius, but first I have other knitting to take care of, mostly for me, but one for the Tall Guy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stash Enhancement Saturday

You know I think when you obssess over a yarn for a couple of days you really should buy it. I saw this on Thursday night. Most of my Friday night was spent searching my patterns and Ravelry trying to find something to make with it.

I had in mind that I wanted to just a plain reactanglular wrap that I could wear with anything, but when I looked at the yardage it would take, I just wasn't willing to spend over a hundred dollars for it.

I bought three to make a little shawlette, but this morning I am giving some thought to adding some yarns that I have and make a wrap ala the Scarf It Up I go thinking again.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Websites

Another one of those hmmmm, why didn't I think of this?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Cupcake

Isn't this so cool?????

My friend Jenny presented this cupcake to me yesterday at knitting for my birthday. She knit it for me! I love it! I was so surprised...I have great friends that I have met through knitting. Thank you Jenny!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Scarf It Up

Several years ago I started a Color Box Jacket. As you can tell, it hasn't gotten very far. The yarns and the first pieces of the jacket sit in a bag in the yarn room. I like the yarns and the colors, but right now don't have the time to knit on the jacket.

So when I heard about a fun raiser that is happening in Peoria called Scarf It Up, I decided to use some of the yarns and colorways in a scarf to donate.

I like it and I am having some fun with it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

10 and 11

Yesterday was the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps and today is Veteran's Day....and no, I don't get it off, I am a state employee not a federal employee.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In My 53rd Year

I will be at my goal weight. I will empty a bin of yarn. I will either run the Komen and Steamboat or stop saying I will. I will knit more and be on the computer less. Thats All.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


In the past, when I have gotten my Knitters magazine, I have thumbed through it quite fast, looking at the patterns. The articles really didn't call me to read them much. I thought my subscription had lapsed and I figured since my LYS carried it that I would just buy it there when something caught my eye that I might want to's that for downsizing?

About a week ago, there was a message from Benjamin at Knitters on Facebook that we could download the 100th issue free. I did. Wow! I was impressed. I figured reading it online would really cut down on the amount of space that I needed downstairs for magazines. Problem is, I wasn't really wild about reading it online. It is difficult for me to get the full effect from the computer screen and I like having paper in my hand. Combine that with there a several sweaters that I liked that I was thinking about printing off in color.

Anyway, at the shop on Saturday, they had their issue and I bought one...remember I thought my sub had lapsed...when I got home there on the table in the plastic wrap from the mailman was my issue. It seems that I still have an issue left.

I've started reading the 100th issue, not just looking at the patterns (because I saw them on line, remember?) I am reading it slowly and enjoying the two articles I just finished.

The 100th issue is a keeper. Its okay that I have two. I might have to rethink my subscription

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Luscious With A Capital L

Eco-Duo Scarf. OMG this yarn is so lovely. I am knitting a scarf, but this yarn would be fantastic in a sweater. I'd never take it off!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Nothin Like Seein Your Name

Here I am with my name at the Smithsonian....unfreaking believable.

And here is my piece of crocheted coral. I just know she is pointing at mine and saying what lovely colors they are.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Just In Case You Are Interested

I don't have any vested interest, but this is where I go on Saturdays for knitting.

Easy Lace Shawl* Make a magnificent and very wearable shawl, which looks much more complicated than it really is. time and date TBA (awaiting alpaca-silk lace yarn) three sessions taught by Nancy C.

Stuffed Mittens* The warmest mitts you will ever own, these mittens are fun to make and a joy to wear! Great for walkers and snow bunnies! Tuesdays, November 9 & 16 1:30PM-3:30PM taught by Marilyn
Beginning Knitting Learn to cast on and knit. Tuesdays, November 16 10:30AM-12:30PM and November 23 2-4PM taught by Deb F.

Two at a Time Toe Up Socks* What a great gift! A pair of warm wooly socks, made one pair at a time! Two sessions: Saturday, November 13 9AM-11AM and TBD by class members taught by Debbie P.

Basic Glove Class* Much easier that you would think, gloves are fun to learn and quite impressive when finished! Two sessions: Wednesdays, November 17 & December 1 10:30AM-12:30PM taught by Debbie P.

Kauni Knit Along* Join the fun in selecting yarn and project, and knitting your one-of-a-kind Kauni garment! Wednesday afternoons in November and December…and ? Marilyn’s sweater is growing rapidly! Please let us know if you wish to join. Free!

Felted Purse* A great easy project which makes a great gift. Fridays, November 12 & 19 12:30PM-2:30PM taught by Claudia

Bead Soup Bracelet* Back by popular demand, the knitted bracelet class! Learn a few tricks and make a wonderful bracelet. See the samples in the shop to make your choice. Friday, December 10 noon-2PM taught by Susan

Needle Felt Father Christmas Natasha from Esther’s Place, near Chicago, is coming to teach needle felting. This special make and take class will culminate in a finished Father Christmas figure. (Come and see the photo of this handsome fellow.) Learn some terrific techniques and take home a stunning Father Christmas that you will treasure! This promises to be a splendid afternoon of learning, fun, and fellowship! Sunday, December 5 1-5PM class size is very limited

209 N. Second Street Dunlap Illinois 61525 309-243-9499
*Must be able to cast on and knit.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Now He Wants Me To Knit

The Tall Guy knows I am knitting his sweater. He expects me to be knitting on it all of the time. Huh?He thinks it will take me til January or February to knit.

Ya know I do have other things that I want to knit on.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


We can watch regular commercials more political least for a month or two. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Do You Know What This Is?