Saturday, July 28, 2007


Well, after my felted cactus gained a spot in the coveted "Stitch and Bitch"Calendar for 2008, I have been thinking of making more knitted sculpture. Knitting=art after all, well to me. I stumbled upon this while surfing. Click on it. I dare ya. It will take your breath away.

Now I have always LOVED the sea, after all I don't live that far from it, and it fascinates me. But even if you don't care for it, I dare ya to say it is not amazing!!!

PS. Started a dog sweater today. I'm tired of the scarves (finally!).

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


And of a finished object, no less!!! I blocked this quite awhile ago, and never got around to taking a picture of it! I'm really not satisfied with the picture, the color of the yarn is very hard to photograph. The color is a bit more vibrant in real life!

Pattern: Argosy from Knitty
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Chiffon (discontinued color!)
Needles: Size 6 Aluminum

I scored a haul the other day at my Mothers! I went over there because I needed to escape while the house was being shown and she had this for me! The yarn (Peaches and Creme) was found at Wal Mart of 75 cents a skein. 75 Cents!!!! Naturally, she bought two of every color. There was MORE but I started making dishcloths for the new house already!!

There was also "Knit Mittens" which was a book I wanted for awhile. Her friend gave it to her, and she passed it on! And look, WORKBASKETS!!!! For those of you who are new to knitting, or are too young to remember, "The Workbasket" was a magazine published in the 30's through the 80's. It was monthly and featured "housewifey" things like crafts, recipes and homemaking tips! I can remember my mother waiting patiently for it to arrive! Now I collect them!! Again these were passed down to her and she gave them to me!!
Look at the publishing date on this one!!! 40 Years me!!! :)

More later!! I'm almost done with my last Argosy and the "Element" scarf and I can start new projects!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rain Rain Go AWAY!!!

I was hoping to have photos for you today, but it is dark and rainy out.....maybe tomorrow???? You can always pop over to my "regular" blog for some pug pictures to tide you over. Or how about playing a little webboggle until I can update????

Monday, July 16, 2007

My Mission

Sorry no pictures this post! I just wanted to say I am alive and well and still knitting. Right now, I am blocking a scarf I finished a LONG time ago (the "Argosy" made with Rowan Calmer!), finishing up the SECOND "Argosy" (Cider Moon Taos!) and finishing the "Element" scarf. My mission, should I choose to accept, it is to actually FINISH all started "on the needle" items BEFORE starting something new. The key here is before. I love to start new things, get them "almost" done ( like the blocking part), and leave them. I am trying my best to BREAK this vicious circle.

I have several new projects just waiting to go on the needles, yarn to wind, and all of it MUST sit there until I complete more. I even found a pair of "Fetchings" without thumbs!!! Now seriously, how long doe sit take to knit a thumb???? Not long. I will get to those this week!

Tonight is a good night for telly, Family Guy AND Hell's Kitchen (gotta love FOX) so I will be attempting the impossible....finishing up stuff while I watch. Somehow writing all this down makes me do it. Like y'all are going to hold me accountable for my lack of ambition!! :)

Now if I can find a way to read, watch tv, and knit, imagine the possibilities!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Here it is.....

Pictures of the long awaited Chevron. I do have to say, I really, really LOVE how it came out. I did make it a bit shorter as I am not the type to wear the scarf around my head. My bohemian days are over....ha ha!!! But all in all, it was a fun knit that I would make again. In fact I have TWO more colorways picked out! The think the colorways are prettier in person, they seem a bit washed out in the photo, but you get the general idea!

I'm well on my way to finishing up some of these projects!! And considering everything I have going on, that's something. I guess beteween writing the project list AND doing small knitted items, I can actually finish what I start!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I'm Finished!!!!

Hallelujah!!! I FINALLY finished my chevron scarf!!!!! Wow!!! It is being blocked in my guest room as we speak! I absolutely LOVE how it came out and will definitely do a photo shoot of the finished object later this week!!!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled knitting!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Thank you Amy!

Look at what I got in the mail yesterday! It's from Amy at The Knitters Tea Swap! I LOVE this swap! This is the second time participating in it, and it is the BEST!!! Suzie, the hostess and ringleader is a super organized person who does a terrific job with the matches! Amy and I had very similar tastes in treats and tea, so this was perfect! OK, here is what I got:

Dream in Color Worsted Yarn in "Beach Fog" for MY "Fetching" gloves!!!
Online Summer Sock Yarn
A LARGE block of Swiss Dark Chocolate (I am hiding this from Mark!)
Blackcurrant Wafers (YUM!! I actually sent these to her as well!!)
Honey Sticks (which I also sent to her! I LOVE these things!)
Tea Themed Note Cards
A Lake Michigan Themed Ice Tea Glass
A Spiced Chai Lip Balm
The most AWESOME Soap EVER
A Tea Infuser
A Tea Cup Set
A Coconut Bread Mix
And Tea!!! Blackcurrant AND Blueberry White.

Phew...that was quite a bit, and I thank you so much Amy! You made my day! I have already sampled the Blueberry tea and it is going to be a favorite I can tell.