Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is the Wee Fair Isle Stocking. It comes in a kit.
This is what I call the child's tassel hat. I made the second size, but doubled the amount of stitches cast on. I also knit it in a circle, rather than flat. The yarn is Punta Lava Handpainted.
At some point I need to start thinking of Christmas gifts. For this year.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Aren't they cute?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Barb started knitting socks about 2 years ago and she is churning them out.
Along with hats.
And then the other day, a lady came in carrying this purse. She felted it, then needle felted it. Isn't it great?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Judy knitted these.
And these are from Doreen.
The class starts Thursday if you want to sign up.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you, too.
Don't laugh.....it is all true...
Perks of reaching 50
or being over 60 and heading towards 70
01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
03.No one expects you to run-anywhere.
04.People call at 9pm and ask, did I wake you?
05.People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
06.There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
07.Things you buy now won't wear out.
08.You can eat supper at 4pm.
09.You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10.You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11.You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
12.You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13.You sing along with elevator music.
14.Your eyes won't get much worse.
15.Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16.Your joints are more accurate than meteorologists or the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18.Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19.You can't remember who sent you this list.
20.And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.
And remember, never, ever, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Miniature alpacas from Misti Alpaca. We do sell them if you want one.
And these sweet felted baby clogs that Cinda knit.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It is the yellow one on their flyer.
And here is my finished project.
And they also sent us some more Addi Clicks.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here is a close-up of this sweater.
Helen knitted sweaters like this every year. She started in January so she would have them done by Christmas.
I did not know Helen very well, but I know that she loved her family.
Friday, October 23, 2009
There are all sorts of bobbles on this blanket. Jackie stated that she almost lost her fingers after knitting all of those bobbles. The blanket is soft and very nice. Good job, Jackie.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So Jill came over and worked on it. She was not able to figure it out. Then Lynn came in and guess what?
She is a rescued greyhound from Florida. Lynn and Stella are from Ft. Wayne. They are up here on vacation. Stella makes a great yarn shoppe dog and Lynn - well, Lynn knows how to knit.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
For those of you who are not familiar with this sweater, go to Knitty.com I have loved this pattern ever since it came out two years ago and now I am going to knit it.
Now, this is with the understanding that I am at a work site six days a week and then on my day off, I do other things that can't wait. So, if I can put in 5 hours a week on this sweater, it may be done later in the winter and just in time to add something new to my wardrobe.
So, the question is -what yarn do I use for this wonderful sweater? I was looking at Ravelry and some folks have used Cotton Fleece. That would be good for this terminally hot person, plus I can wash and dry it in the machine. But, I also like Lamb's Pride and they have some beautiful reds. Or, we carry Shaefer Yarn and I could order some Miss Priss in a colorway that I like. Annie looks nice, so does Catherine the Great, or what about Frida Kahlo? And I like Billie Holliday, but I think I want to stick with a red colorway. It is bright and cheery.
Are you ready to join me?
Monday, October 5, 2009
Susan made up a felted pattern for pumpkins and the wonderful thing about them, is that you can use them for Halloween and Thanksgiving and then knit them up in other colors for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter....You get the picture.
Two skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted makes three pumpkins.