Thursday, October 21, 2004

2 socks on 2 circulars

I started my first attempt at 2 socks on 2 circulars. It is easier than I thought!

I have to have a pair of camoflouge socks for my son in laws birthday in a couple of weeks so thought this would go faster.

Dear Grandbaby and her mommy were here for 3 days!!! I had so much fun with her. She will be 8 months in a few days and has learned so much. Of course I think she is the smartest baby around!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

100 things

I started my 100 things list.
It is very difficult to think of positive things and not be so stupid... LOL

100 Things

Saturday, October 16, 2004

I am hooked on socks!

Oh, I want this book so I am starting to count my pennies to buy it....
Crazy Toes & Heels

I am knitting my first patterned sock ( Cascading Leaves Sock-along) and using Dale yarn machine washable wool. It is such a pretty pattern.

I am so hooked on sock knitting!

1 sock done for my hubby.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

New look

I changed the template of my blog as the other one was just too hard to adjust things in the sidebar. Hope you like the new look.

I finished knitting one sock for my husband, made a pair for my grandbaby, and bought some yarn for my cascading leaves pattern socks.

I had fun at Herrschner's Warehouse Sale yesterday!

Yarn for $.49 and up. Most of the luxury wools I bought were only $1.99 a ball. Gotta love that!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Baby Poncho

I was up to visit my daughter and granddaughter for a few days. I taught my daughter recently how to knit. She knit up this poncho and headband for my little g-baby.

I had such a fun visit.
I taught my little punkin how to wave Hi and clap her hands.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Quaker Ribbed Bottom Hat

I finished my Quaker Ribbed Bottom hat this morning and I love it.
It fits perfectly.
I used Noro Kureyon color 102.

It's great to have a mannequin head to model hats!

I also got a picture of my dear hubby's hat taken.
I used "Naturally" Tussock Aran 10 ply from NZ.

He told me he feels special when he wears it.

I guess we are set for a cold WI winter now.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Blah day

I am in a Blah mood today.

I worked all day on the blog rearranging buttons, etc.
I was trying out a new background and it didn't work.
Good thing I pasted a copy into notepad before changing!

My mood will pick up soon as it is almost time to go to my knitting group, the "Yarn Yakkers". We meet every Thursday night at LYS, The Troll's Cove.

I am knitting a hat for myself out of Noro using a Shaker pattern. I want something that won't give me a totally bad hat hair day this winter.

I am working on getting my updated.

My husband finished his big Remote Control Airplane and I watched him fly it yesterday afternoon. It was awesome. He built it all from his own plan.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

25 Knitty Things about Me

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high-end/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
**I will knit with any yarn.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
**Yes, I spin but am rusty. I crochet only minimal for edges.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
**Cigarette/cigar smoke. Do not like animal hairs on items

4. How long have you been knitting?
**almost 40 years but I take breaks, sometimes years..

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
**Yes. Amazon, Barnes & Nobble,

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
**Vanilla, raspberry, melon, pear

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
** I have a salt-tooth!

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
**I sew and have an embroidery attachment to my Viking Rose

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s?
**Christian Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Classical . Computer can play cd's

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer?
**Purple. I am a Spring...

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
**Married. No pets. New Gramma

12. What are your life dreams?
**to run or work in a craft shop

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
**Socks on 2 circulars

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
**for my grandbaby

17. What are you knitting right now?
**socks, hats

18. What do you think about ponchos?
**I knit one for me and will be knitting some for daughter and granddaughter

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

20. How did you learn to knit?
**my dear Paternal Gramma when I was 10

21. How old is your oldest UFO?
**20 years. Pink and blue acrylic afghan yuck...

22. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?

23. What is your favorite holiday?

24. Is there anything that you collect?
**Chickadees, hippos

25. What color is your bedroom?
** Seafoam Green and Sky Blue

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

My Spinning Wheel

My dear hubby built me this spinning wheel back in 1981. It is mahoghany with brass fittings.
He recently refurbished the bearings to teflon and it spins like a dream. I was going to sell it as I needed money to help buy my car but decided to hang onto it and spin again.

Happy Day

I got a new car! Well, not new but new to me. I was in an accident in May and smashed my reliable old 1987 Buick. She was drivable but only during daylight hours as headlights were smashed.
So now I got a 1996 Chevy Corsica. Nice clean car and low miles. Now I can go to my knitting night and to yarn stores!!!!!

I finished my HalloWig. It looked goofy on me so I put it on my friends store mannequin for Halloween. I will try and take a picture on Sat.

I finished one sock for dear grandbaby. I have to try it on her before starting second one. Now that I have a car again, I can go see her more often. :-)

I started on a sock for me today using Lion Brand Magic Color yarn.

I really need a good pattern for a hat for my round pumpkin head. I have this skein of Noro that I am dieing to make something with.

I got my first RAOK yesterday! A gift certificate at an online Tea shop. How fun! I love tea.