Wednesday, February 17, 2010


All these long 6 yrs.. of my knitting experience.. Once thing has stayed constant... ONE COLOR. I've never used more than one color in ANYthing...and yes... it was because I'm a big fat chicken. Kim has been doing her mitts like all get out and I would gawk in awe..All the talk about dominant yarn and hold it in the correct hand, and trapping, etc. etc.. so I stayed the hell away from that blooming chaos... til last Friday.. I decided that I WAS GOING TO DO TWO COLORS, and no stripes.. but good ole stranded knitting.. So, I used yarn I had in my stash and sat down w/a couple of great knitting friend's home for the opening ceremony of Olympics 2010... Course, I never GOT A CHANCE to cast-on b/c my current project was using the needles I needed for the cast on!... so I quickly finished another RoseRed, in a beautiful IceBlue... (matches my ski jacket - and no I don't ski - so I guess I should start referring to it as my puffy coat)...
Yarn is Sublime Angora Merino 2 skeins
Needles are sz4 and sz6
Mods - after the last cable twist, I k2, p2tog p1. then did a 2x2 rib for an inch... this made for a grippier band.

Anyhow, I cast-on a little later that night..
and behold... BEAUMONT!
Yarn is Berrocco Ultra Alpaca
Needles are sz4's and 7s

Course it looks ok from here.. but I SEE you lil mistakes..

So my Ravelympic project is complete.. I DID IT... I really thought this was going to take me the entire duration.. I am over my fear..I'm a little proud of myself. I tried to toot my own horn and explain to hubby that this is a new accomplishment for me... and he just cocked an eyebrow, and asked how I was coming along with his willywarmer...

Have a great week !

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Damned if I dont

I know its been months since my last post.. I have been busy with all things knitting.. just havent had much to say 'about' the knitting.. I've finished up the 'shawl of doom', which I plan on wearing this Saturday night to my first Fireman's Ball. Drifted Rubies in a beautiful deep red Alpaca, the Burberry Cowl was all in the blocking, as was Scrumptious Cowl.. in yummy Naturblassen (you must try this yarn!!!!). I saw Jared's Grove mittens and had to make a pair. Of course, they were gifted away, so I must make these again, for me! There's was a baby on the way for friends of ours and I had to try a baby sweater and the sweetest of all Baby Dresses... Plus a new hat for C.. which she loved so much her friend wanted one also.. and then finished off with a most beautiful yarn that Kimmy gifted me.. The yarn was perfect for this lovely shawlette... I had exactly 10inches left after cast-off... 'Phew...'..

I apologize for all the links.. I got a new laptop.. and well, the photos are only now visible in Ravelry.

Take care.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy November!

This past weekend, I spent a day shopping with my Mom, Sis and Aunt...My mom just turned 65 yrs old last week.. I love my family and wouldn't trade them for anything... It was fun.. LOTs of laughs.. A lil background.. My parents were divorced when I was 4 years old... I grew up with my Mom and Sister along with somewhat yearly visits from Dad (unfortunately we weren't close as a result of this- tis OK, water under the bridge).. Anyhoo.... My Mom and Sis are famous for just saying things off the tops of their heads, no real thought... Now, they're not ding-bats or dumb asses...They just move and talk REALLY fast... Who would have thought someone could speak faster than I???? Anyhow... Due to this personality trait, it makes for VERY FUNNY TUMMY-HUGGING TEARS STREAMING LAUGHTER...

Mom was in Shmanera bakery (deli) ordering her lunch..

The boy behind the counter took her order.. and asked what she heard as:

Teenage Boy: "Would you like a quickie?"
Mom: "A quickie? What's a quickie?" (she said this VERY LOUD)
Teenage Boy: "Would you like a COOOOKIE?"

Mom: "OH, no thanks!"

Aboard a plane bound for Aruba, Mom and I are sitting there, HER with headphones on watching a movie... It must have been a rather loud part of the movie, therefore, my Mom, at the top of her lungs ' HEY TRAY? CAN YOU SEE MY MUSTACHE? I BLEACHED IT LAST NIGHT, DOES IT LOOK YELLOW?' I crawled under the seat

When coming out of SHmop and SHtop, my mom flew open the driver side door, hopped in and threw her purse across into the passenger seat and hit a little old lady sitting there.!!! The little old lady yelled. My mom yelled!...Needless to say.. my Mom then went to go and find HER car!

My Sister was driving and her hubby following her in a van... They are pulled up side by side at a red light... My brother in law, puts his van in reverse and makes his van slowly roll backwards.. Whereby.. making my sister feel like HER car is rolling forward, and she was pumping that brake like all-get-out and yelling!!!!!!

I know these stories may not be all that funny to you.. I"m writing them down just so I DONT FORGET.. ;0) So.. in the event, they don't make you smile...

here's Laurel in Reynolds Revue..

The color truly is bright Orange as it's C's favorite color at the moment... Used 2 skeins.. Size3 and Size 7 needles... and its HUGE!.. It's fits MY HEAD...
I have to sew some elastic thread in to bring it in, so she can wear it more easily.
here's a quick glimpse of Drifted Pearls.. My version is better seen here.. I've made 2 and will make a few more as I think these will make beautiful Christmas gifts...

Have a good week...

Monday, October 26, 2009

not a problem....

Went to Stitches East this Friday afternoon with Kim... and saw this cute needle felting kit.. Thought to myself. 'Hmm.. I wonder if I can make that???'... So I tried.. and. .hey this stuff is kinda fun.. "looky there.. I made a pumpkin."Ok.. lets make one more.. and add some color...

and then just a few more...

C got into and she got hooked too .. and here we are!!!!
Talk to ya.. going to make me more pumpkins... I really DON"T have a problem... ;o)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday - random thought....

Why.. why why... is eating cake for breakfast frowned upon.. ? but a muffin is perfectly acceptable...
Both are accomplished by pouring batter into a tin pan...!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Cashcotton - 1.5 skeins.
Sz6 needles.
Made the medium..
as my friend would say, "It's YUGE!"... I have a GINORMOUS head.. and the medium was big on ME... MAKE THE SMALL everyone!

Have a great week.. I'm starting Drifted Pearls tonight.. I CAN'T WAIT!

Friday, October 9, 2009

'You know your Friday is going to suck when....

you go to DD at 5:15 AM, order a coffee, drive to window, pay.. and drive off w/o coffee and don't realize it til you're more than 1/2 way to work!

Question: 'do you turn around?'