Monday, October 30, 2006


Oh yah, it's been a week..... and YES, I have been knitting and beading and the creative juices are back on track. Sorry for the lack of posting...... I will try to do better (hanging head in shame)!!!

Today, I finally got around to posting my baby bibs!!! I just love them...aren't they sweet???? I crocheted a simple ruffle on the botton to make them extra "girlie". I even found some cute buttons in my button box!!! I plan on making more of these...they are totally easy, and require no concentration. Then I will not have to hurry when I need a baby thinkin' huh???

I will have MORE pictures this week. I just finished "Sugar on Snow" from Knitty. It is adorable...kudos to the designer!!! They make nice gifts too..... :) I just need to find some embellishment for the icord and I'll take a picture (or two)!!!!!

Knit on friends!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I am weak.......

The muse and the mojo are back in sync again...ahhhhh....and I am working my way throught he Mason Dixon baby bibs!!! Admittedly, while boring and ultra simple, they are PERFECT for getting the creative juices flowing again and addictive little suckers to say the least. For my sample, I crocheted a wee edge along the border...cute. I will take pictures when I am done. I think they will be sweet, done up in ribbons in a little basket......(I'll take a picture)

And I am weak to the call of fiber.....I don't know what it is, the touch, the smell, the compulsive need to purchase things..I dunno. But I was catching up on my blog reading and saw the Mason Dixon blog today and the GLORIOUS scarf made with sea silk. Oh yah, I MUST have some. I have been dying to try out this yarn.....and decided I will buy TODAY, NOW, IMMEDIATELY. I did some searchin' and found a woman in Maine who sells the pattern and the yarn on ebay. With PRIORITY mail shipping because (ahem) I need it NOW. And I started thinking I don't live all THAT far from Maine (about 4 hours) so I could drive up there...ok, I am ahead of myself now, I don't need it THAT BADLY!!! I must finish the baby bibs first....yes, I must! Ok, so it is on it's way.......woo hoo.........And it is lace weight and you know what that means....lots of knitting, on one single those little needles. That is how I learned to knit, so I prefer tiny needles over the BIG honkin' ones (which to me is ANYTHING bigger than size 11). (And I'll take a picture)

Well, that's about it. I think I should make some supper.........or else Mark will come home to a kitchen table full of yarn, as opposed to a kitchen table full of food. I think he prefers the latter......

Sunday, October 15, 2006

I'm back (again)

I'm back from my Seattle trip, and might have some baby bibs to show, but I just wanted to say thank you to Holly of HollYarn for the terrific package for the Knitter's Tea Swap 2!!!! Thanks girl!!! I did take pictures and will post them here and on the site when I get my act together!!!! I love everything!! :)

I didn't knit much in Seattle or visit one yarn shop (perish the thought!!) because my tour guide and host had me busy from sun up to sun down!! I literally fell into bed every night exhausted!!! I had a blast!! I will be posting pictures on the regular blog sometime this week, like I said, when I get my act together here!!!

Ok, off to empty the suitcase........

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Back To The Basics

Oh yah, you've all been sitting there in anticipation waitng to see all the knitting that was finished on my Nantucket getaway......well....sorry, there is none. What?? How could this be????? Well, I think I have the knitter's version of ADD. (and I am not making light of people who have this condition, not at all) I cannot concentrate on knitting. I started a new Branching Out, ripped it out twice. Blamed the yarn. (Knitpicks Elegance) Which I am not longer going to buy. I do have a FULL bag of it in "fog" (hey kinda like my mind) for a shawl....which will be in the bag for another decade or so!!! I think the yarn hs gone downhill in quality, my humble opinion only here.....anyone else agree??

Ok, true to my knitting roots, and extra project was packed.....less a stitch marker, but a paperclip pitch hitted for that......almost done and somehow, the eyelet row combined with my complete lack of coordination messed it up. I ripped it out, figuring I would knit on the boat but some serious wave action from a storm prevented that. I figured the pitch and roll of the ferry combined with the motion of the knitting equaled I listened to Elton John's new album instead!

So I am back to basics. Let's get the mojo flowing again! I pulled out all the Sugar and Cream stock I had, selected some colors, and went to work on some baby bibs (from Mason Dixon) for someone in Mark's office who is expecting their first grandchild. And apparently, is not letting anyone in the office forget this fact, so gifts will be needed!!! I'll make those and some burb rags (babies are messy!!) and put them in a sweet little basket. Cute and functional. Ok, after spending the past year devoted to cables and more complex items...this is ::yawn:: boring, but the mojo is flowing!!!!

Soon I hope to post photos of knitting, but if you are starved for pictures, pop over to my regular blog and check out my Nantucket snaps!!!!