Sunday, August 29, 2010


My knitting projects are still the same. I've got a little bit further but not much work on them. Life just seems to get in the way. Work has been keeping me busy and has cut into my knitting time greatly. This week I just haven't gotten much done. I miss the down time to recoup myself and to center my life. I didn't realize how much I need knitting to calm my life down. It's my own therapy in a strange way, I'm sure others out there feel the same way that I do.
I got a new book. Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps I found a pattern in there that I want to make for Abby, for her wedding. I got the yarn, the beads, the needles for this project. I figure it will take me a while to complete and I want it to be perfect. Micheal and Abby's wedding is planned for Nov. 11, 2011. So I have lots of time.
Christopher is also getting married one day. Him and Monica are now engaged, they haven't set a date, they say after Micheal's so we will see. So I guess I'll have to make another wedding shawl.
My brain is dead and my typing is terrible, so glad there is spell check.
Hope you're having a great summer and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Doctor Is In

A sock kit all about Lucy. She is one of my favorite Peanut's characters. It might be her crush on Schroeder or how she is always pulling out the football from Charlie Brown. But I think it is her attitude it's crabby and cynical a little bit like me I think?
In this kit a skein of yarn from Wool Candy (the reason I got this kit) in a beautiful Blue called "Lucy".
The pattern is by Claudia Eisenkolb called Lucy.
A knitting accessory bag by Jane Robbins.
2 Lucy themed stitch markers by Sunneshine Stitch Markers.
A small tin.
A super-sized Lucy journal with images of Lucy on each and every page.
A Lucy keychain.

Bubble gum and a cute Lucy gift tag.

Had to share. Later.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I have been knitting, its been a little on the warm side but if I go for short periods it's not to bad. I've got 2 different projects that I'm working on. The sock is for Abby. She picked out the pattern from the book "Joy of Sox" called Afternoon Delight. the pattern is for knee socks but she doesn't wear socks at that length, so I will be making them shorter. These are a beaded socks so I'm having fun doing these. They are just what I needed to get my sock mojo back and it feels good. I'm just going to start the gusset, then on to the heel turn and up the leg. The yarn Abby choice is one of my favorites, Zen Yarn Garden, it is her smooshy sock yarn. The colorway is Sky Blue and the beads are in Ice Blue and they blend in without standing out too much.
My other projects is Bitterroot shawl, this is another shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. It is a free pattern which you can find in Winter

2009. You can make this in two sizes. I have decided to do the large one. I found some lace weight in my stash from The Painted Tiger. The yarn is Chocolate Raspberry. It also calls for beads in the bottom of the shawl, so I'm really into beads right now.

I'm going to make a shawl for Abby's wedding for her. I had picked out one pattern and have decided on another. I got a book from the library called Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps. While thumbing through the book I found this pattern and I knew that, that was the pattern. I need 1650 yds of yarn and 1450 glass beads. So it will be a large project and I can't wait to get it started. I ordered the yarn from Webs, Jaggerspun Zephyr, a 50 50 merino silk blend in Emerald Green. This should be a fun long project.

I put things in to our local fair this week and don't know what will happen. In July I got ahold of the fair people to find out all the info about entering into the fair. Well, they put me into hobbies.
I told them it was knitting but this was the right category for my work. WRONG. I'm in the grouping of hobbies with all the stupid little kid collections of my little ponies, comic books, and you get the idea. So I'm not going to be judged on my workmanship which is what I wanted. I want a ribbon for my work not for my hobby. O.K. off my box and quit being a baby. I will let you know how my work did. I enter 2 pairs of socks and a collection of my shawls.

Well I'm done crying. Try to stay cool and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sock Kits

I got a couple of sock kits in the mail this week so I thought I might share. They are both from Woolgirls Oz Club. We have Poppy Fields and The Return of Glinda the Good Witch.
She did one kit for Glinda and this is the second. I don't know which one I like better.
Poppy Fields:
  • A skein 0f Miss Babs Yummy Sport sock yarn in "Poppy Field"
  • "Poppy Fields" sock pattern by The Sexy Knitter aka Sarah Wilson
  • A boxy project bag by Zig Zag Stitches
  • A Poppy theme shoppers clutch by Sew Fantastic
  • A Poppy Field notepad
  • A Wee Ones stitch marker
  • A hand-made poppy flower hair clip

Glinda Returns Kit:
  • The yarn is by Pigeon Roof Studios in "Glinda"
  • "Crowning Glory" sock pattern designed by Bethany Whitney
  • "Glinda Sweet" shawlette pattern by Christina S. Wilkins
  • Drawstring bag by Knit Purl Sew What?
  • A cuter than cute Glinda wooden box.
  • Wee One Stitch marker
  • 2 buttons for the shawlette
  • 10 Glinda note cards
  • A jeweled pen
  • Sticky notepad, book marker, book plate
  • Magic Star Wand
  • A Glinda ring (with 2 ring toppers
  • A gift tag and a hair clip
Here is a picture of the first Glinda the Good Witch.
Well till I get some knitting done keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily Knitting, Bye.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brandywine Shawl

Here's the Brandywine shawl I love how this turned out. The yarn is from Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 a merino, cashmere, nylon blend. The yarn was a dream to knit with and I think it turned out well with this pattern. I'm so glad that I did it. I have several more patterns by Romi aka Rosemary Hill. Which I hope to do soon.
I'm working on my Walk through the Woods Kerchief a Woolgirl Sock Club pattern and am almost done with that one. It is a different pattern but I had that "I get that" moment with this shawl. So now I can't wait to finish it. I am also working on a pair of sock's, I think the mojo is back, for Abby. She picked out the pattern awhile back and I got the yarn and the beads for it but got on the shawl kick and haven't made a pair of socks since. But I think this pair is going to turn me around.
I'm trying to decided what I want to enter in to the fair. I have to make my mind up this week. I want to enter 2 shawls and 2 pairs of socks.  To be honest I just want the ribbons to put up on my wall. Enough of this back to my knitting. Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Things You Learn

I can't believe what you learn from one project to the next and what you can take with you to the next. I started the Walk Through the Woods Shawl but I had trouble understanding the pattern. So I put it aside and started The Brandywine Shawl. Now that it is finished and drying. I understand what I didn't on the other shawl. So I have picked it up and am working on it and lovin it. I'll post pictures when I get a little further and you can see the pattern.
I picked out my next two projects and will post on them later.
So stay cool and keep those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting, Bye.