Monday, December 31, 2007


Here is the partially done, scarf! This is really a fun knit, and I am sure I will be making another sometime in the future............

Mr. Snowman wanted me to let him wear the scarf for the picture, lol!

Blogger not co-operating

I've been trying for several days to put a picture of the Potato Chip scarf on my blog... For some reason I'm having trouble... So it may not be until after Jan 1 that I am able to do so...


have a safe and happy celebration!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Pup!

I can hardly believe that the pup is 7 months old already... He is growing quickly and is very playful... He's a lovable dog, as is our older fella... They are part of the family and that is just how we treat them!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Have you ever felt like you were running in circles??? Well that is how I have felt for the last few days..... Friday early I had a dental appointment for some work, which ended up being more work than I really wanted, LOL... Dh and I shopped for about 8 hours, we pretty much got the shopping done, came home, did some baking, fell asleep.. Woke the next morning and started in with more baking, cleaning, cleaning and cleaning... Wrapped the gifts,and still have a few to go...The weather here today is warm, and all the snow is melted, but the winds are terrible.............So off to do more cleaning and more baking and preparing the meal for tomorrow when ds and his lovely bride arrive. I am so excited to see my kids, I miss them terribly! I hope they are just as excited to see dh and I as we are to see them!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's Snowing

Lots of cities around calling Snow Emergencies......They say "STAY OFF THE ROADS"!

I will certainly do that, need to shovel a spot for the dogs and help dh get the cars cleaned off, as he has to work this afternoon, he is a Stationary Engineer at the Hospital, so he is needed.............

I'll post pictures later, after I take them of course....

Monday, December 10, 2007

Creme Heart Sox

I have one sock to show you... I don't think you can really see the details, too well... It was a fun knit, but unfortunately I don't think I'll get it's mate cast on until after Christmas...


We have been having some icy weather.......... Started out with a 2 hour delay, and ended as a "Cancellation". So............ a bit of knitting, baking and relaxing...

Have a Knitterly day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I had no idea I had been knitting the K stitch wrong. What I mean by this is; I was always knitting it in the back. Now I have a question for you knitters, what is the difference in the end product if I always knit the K stitch in the back opposed to knitting it In the front unless otherwise specified? I have noticed my speed is better when I used to always knit in the back. But hey, I wanna do this the right way!

On another note, I finished one of the Creme Heart socks, I am positive I won't have time this year to cast on it's mate, but that is ok. I'll post a picture, tomorrow, I hope!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Free Prizes

There is a contest at, she is giving away some terrific prizes. All you have to do is go and leave a comment concerning what you are Thankful for. Then place the blogspot on your blog.

So............... head on over there, contest ends 12/25

Friday, November 23, 2007


Here is a picture of the Fantastic ISE5 swap. My partner was so generous, and the scarf is absolutelty BEAUTUFUL! She also included some tea, a chocolate bar( that didn't last long), stitch markers, and some good smelling lotion, 3 skeins of King Tutt cotton yarn (still haven't decided what to knit), oh and some candles(love them).

Look at the detail in this scarf, isn't it gorgeous!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Wiahing everyone a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING". We will be having a small get together. Then look out knitting needles here I come!

DH and I went to Warm and Wild Yarns last night to see our friend Nancy! Oh her shop is absolutely to die for.... It is always a pleasure to see Nancy and to talk knitting and see what she has been up to... I hope that the next time I'm there I remember to take the camera, because her shop is so cute and she sure has a knack for displaying things!

Jerry (dh) is going to try his hand at making spinning wheels, which should be fun and he is very much into wood working and machining.. So maybe by 2008 he will have one in progress or perhaps done..

What I'm Thankful for............... My family
My knitting friends (you know who you are...)
My Small but ever growing yarn stash

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I could not help myself!

I really didn't mean to do it! Honest......... I had no intention on starting another project. But....I did start the Cre'me Heart Socks! Believe me I had enough other projects to work on, but the one I wanted to work on I could not as dh was home and they are a gift for him.

Well I will keep you posted as to the progress on the Cre'me Heart Socks!

Friday, November 16, 2007


I wanted to update you on the progress I am making on the "Wristers". This is really a fun knit and I am really learning a lot....

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Ok I'm working on a Christmas gift for dh. We were at Nancy's shop a while back and he was admiring the Wristers she had knit up. So I thought, gee what a great Christmas gift those would make... I had Nancy send me the yarn and the pattern... Received the yarn yesterday, so as soon as I got home from work, I started on them! I am having a ton of fun knitting these. I just might have to get more yarn and knit another pair.
I never dreamed I could knit something like this........Sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell dh!

Friday, November 9, 2007


Finally the Lime-ade socks are done and on my feet. I'll admit there are some mistakes, but, "hey" who is perfect? Besides they are for Moi! I can live with the mistakes, and let me say they feel so "good" on! Now to finsih the Waffle socks, so I can move onto some others.........

Fall Felted BAG Exchange

Finally getting around to posting about my ffb and the gifts my partner sent me! Vicki did a fantastic job, I was so pleased and surprised! I love everything and must admit, the chocolate didn't last too long. There is some really neat yarn, sling bag pattern (I'm anxious to knit this), Soduko puzzles, book written by Wendyknits, more yarn, some soaps, magnet for my frig., nivea cream that I love. All kinds of goodies... Thanks Vicki!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

SOCK BLOCKERS.....................

Finally, I found the pictures of the Blockers dh makes... I really think he is talented! he is a woodworker, and also a machinist! Oh how nice it is to have a talented hubby :O)

This sock blocker has one sock that is mateless, hope I can get that resolved before 2008 gets here. It's a Waffle sock made from some yummy yarn I purchased from Nancy's shop. Its is Panda Wool and it is a Dream to Knit with!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I have to chuckle, after I posted about the missing Waffle Sock, low and behold! I found it.... The hunt lasted for about 1 1/2 hours. I thought I had looked in the knitting basket next to my chair, but apparently, I had only glanced in there. After I took out the SecretoftheStole, to work on it, there it was!

So the morel of the story is.......... Always look in the bottom of the basket! ROFLOL........

Saturday, November 3, 2007


Ok, I'm either losing my mind or someone stole my partially done Waffle sock. I finsihed one and started the second and had to put it down so I could get the ISE5 swap done. I have finished the scarf and I went looking for the Waffle sock. I'm "MAD" because it was knit from this lovely Green Panda Wool I purchased at Nancy's shop, and what also irritates me is, I was knitting it magic loop, and now I need another circular. "Oh where oh where can my sock be"?

On another note, I've blocked the scarf and it comes out longer than 6 ft. Sure hope that is not too long.....

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Finally an updated picture

I know I've mentioned our new pup. He is now about 5 months old. Growing like a weed. He is a really nice addition to the family. Still not sure what he is mixed with. I do know he is some type of terrior/mix. if anyone has any hunches.. please let me know!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

ISE5 - Update

I measured my Scarf for the ISE5 and it measures about 40 inches. That is before blocking. I'm not finished knitting it yet, but wondered what would be a good length for a scarf??? "I WONDER"....

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I just noticed that it has been a few days since I posted.... DH told me he took a picture of the pup today. I can't believe Roscoe is almost 5 months old already.. So I'll have a picture of him soon...

Trying to get moving on the ISE5, but have not been knitting, too tired once I get home from work...

OK off to read the Yarharlot's book!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Wasn't sure if I was going to show the scarf for ISE, but here is a peek. I really need to get moving on this!


Here is a photo of the Flowers Jason and Amanda sent me for my Birthday!

Aren't they Beautiful!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

FFB~ Question #4

It's a crisp, cool, sunny Sunday in October - the sky is clear, there's a bit of a breeze, and the leaves have already started to change.
How would you spend your day to best celebrate and enjoy the season? Oh I might be tempted to sit on the back porch with a hot cup of coffee and my knitting and watch for deer in the field behind our home. That would be very relaxing....
Are you at home curled up with tea and a book and a window open to enjoy the breeze? If we had a window seat in our house you just might find me with a good book and a "DELICIOUS" cup of tea. (One of my favorite beverages)
Do you head out on a long drive and hike through the mountains to see the trees? I'm not much for hiking through the mountains, but you just might find me, dh and our dog at the park taking a stroll!
Go find pumpkins and colored corn to decorate? Now this used to be a fun activity when our boys were young. I still love the look of pumpkins and colored corn on the front porches of homes.
Tell us about your special day! This year my sepcial day will be spent at school with the children in our class celebrating Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


My son and his wife surprised me with having flowers delivered to my work (school). I was so surprised! They are really beautiful! They sent them for my birthday which was Saturday!

I'll post a picture soon!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Well DH & I went to Grandrapids this morning for the Apple butter festival. I think last year there were tens of thousands of people in attendance. We definitely wanted to be there before the crowd arrived. So we spent about 3 hours there. It was a beautiful fall day, the fritters were delicious! Dh also had some home made Clam chowder...and of course plenty of Hot Coffee.................

We met a friend there who was a participant of the Historical Encampment.

Bet you'll know who she is ... Owner of Warm and Wild Yarns!

Yep you guessed............It's "NANCY"..............

Some day I hope to own one of these beauties!

There were all kinds of demonstrations....

Can you imagine all the spinning you

could do on this beauty!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Partner received her FFB.

My partner Sarah received her bag on her Birthday! I'm Happy to announce she loves it and is also pleased with the RED and Black yarn I sent her. I don't know if she will use the pattern, but I hope once she gets it knit she will share a photo with me. She an absolute dream to have as a partner...

It looks as though I forgot to take a picture of the finished bag. I'll have to post Sarah's blog address so you can check it out!

This was a FUN swap and I'd do it again in as heart beat!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


How often do you change the purse or bag you're carrying? I usually change my bag on a whim, most of the time it seems as though it as we are getting ready to walk out the back door.

Do you change based on seasons? Outfits? Something else? It could be one of the reasons or all 3.

What's your favorite bag in the world (and it doesn't have to be a knit/felted one!)? I don't have a favorite bag, I love them all!

Friday, October 5, 2007


How much better can your day get when you wake in the early morning and see you have been accepted into RAVELRY,
then you know when you get home from work the first clue of secretofthestole
will be posted...
I think I am in "HOG HEAVEN!"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


My yarn arrived today for the ISE5. I would post a photo,butI'd be afraid that my partner might see it and figure out it is for her.. I'm about ready to cast on! This pattern looks like it will be a "FUN" knit, so maybe there will be more than one in the works!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fall Felted BAG Exchange

The colors of fall tend to be oranges, yellows, crimsons, and other 'leafy' colors - what is your favorite "Color of Autumn" and where do you see it?

My favorite is Crimsons, I can find that color in Indian corn, in the leaves on the trees at home and at the park. I also enjoy all of the other colors.. brings a Smile to my face...

Monday, October 1, 2007


Well I've got one foot that is "HAPPY". The fit is awesome... I did realize after knitting the first sock that I was using a size 3 needle instead of a 2. Good thing I realized it as I was thinking about changing needles for the second sock as the circular has a bad join and really tries my patience...

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lime-Ade Socks

Blogger has not been cooperating today. This is about my 5th try posting...

Anyway I've been knitting away on the Lime-ade socks and I've really been enjoying myself.

The pattern was created by Cathy in Ga., it is very easy to follow. She wrote it for 2s2c, but I'm learning the ML method. I feel as though I'm ready to tackle the 2s2c soon... Thanks Cathy for creating this pattern...

Saturday, September 29, 2007


So far it has been a busy day!

Finsihed checking emails and reading a couple of Blogs.

Now off to do some much needed yard work!

Hoping for some knitting time later...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Anyone want to join me?
Let me know and I'll come over to your blog to see!Scattergories MEME
The rules are: Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They must be real places, names, things ... nothing made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it.
You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!
So join in the fun...
My name: Cathy
1. Famous Singer:
2. Four letter word: Corn
3. Street: Cory
4. Color: Cranberry
5. Gifts/Presents: Candy
6. Vehicle:
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Candles
8. Boy's Name: Cary
9. Girl's Name: Cynthia
10. Movie Title:
11. Drink: Coke
12. Occupation: Clerk
13. Celebrity:
14. Magazine:
15. U.S. City: Cincinnati
16. Pro Sports:
17. Fruit:
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Coughing??? LOL
19. Something You Throw Away: Crepe paper
20. Things You Shout: COME ON!
21. Cartoon Character:
TAG! If you're reading this and want to Participate, then you're tagged!
It's fun to do!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


So this week's topic:

As of this weekend, the season has officially changed on the calendar - but what makes Autumn feel like Autumn to you, and why?

Well one thing that makes Autumn feel like Autumn, is that my birthday is just around the corner. I have 18 days to wait. The second thing that makes Autumn feel like Autumn is The Apple Butter Festival held in Grandrapids Ohio. It is the most fabulous festival around. The weather is usually gorgeous and it seems like there are a Million people there. The crafters are excellent and the food and the reenactment's...Come on down or up and join in the fun. This year the festival is held the weekend of my birthday :O)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


It's hard to believe but the mailing date is just around the corner.. I had better start focusing on the goodies that are to accompany the bag. I have to say this has really been a fun swap, and I've had the chance to meet some really nice ladies.

Well off to see what bag pattern I can come up with then decide what yarn I'm sending my pal, so she can knit it up, lol...

What have I been doing????

First day of "FALL" and the weather is Gorgeous! I sure wish the weather would stay this way all year round!

last night I was convinced to cast on the lime-ade socks. They are really turning out to be a fun knit. (there was no doubt, the designer is awesome). I am doing them the Magic Loop method one at a time, so I'm sure it will be a while before they are done.

Waiting to hear from my ISE5 partner. I think I know what I'm going to knit, need to get the yarn and then get started as the scarf and goodies needs to be mailed by 12/1.

Off to get some laundry done and then sit in front of the TV and do some knitting!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

ISE5- partner received

I'm so excited! I got home after running errands this morning and I checked email and there was my swap partners information. Oh I'll be looking for yarn today, and of course a pattern too. Although I'm waiting to hear from my partner to see what type of a scarf she is really wanting. I am anxious to start gathering goodies to send to this partner who lives West of where I live. How exciting....................

Off to do some knitting and scour the net for patterns and yarn!

Friday, September 21, 2007


I've got the bag felted and it looks pretty good if I say so myself. The bag is supposed to be about 14" wide by 9" tall. But it is a bit bigger than that. I figured if my partner wanted to she could felt it more... She may like it the size it is?!

My dilemma is..... the button holes for the icord to slip through, felted shut. Now I need to figure out a way to get the holes back in the fabric in the right places....

If anyone has a solution, please feel free to let me know...

Oh and I started the Icord but need to purchase more yarn..

Happy Knitting Everyone :O)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I wanted to share my progress on the Felted bag, but I didn't want to show too much and give it away.. So I've taken a picture of the bottom of the bag,.All I have to do is finish the bottom and seam it and then knit the I-cord handle...Then..."FELT IT"!

Monday, September 17, 2007


I think I'm ready to post a picture of the ML sock...Had a time finding the picture on the computer, but without further ado...............Not a great picture, I'll have to focus on that, lol......

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Magic Loop

Well I am teaching myself the magic loop method. I'm on the foot. I did cheat and do the decreases on dpns but I'm back to the ML. I tried earlier to post a picture, but with this new computer... I can't find the picture in my folders. So I will have to have dh help me find them. Seems like everything is different...

The sock is a very pretty green color and it is made from the Panda wool. It is lovely to knit with, and it feels so nice.................

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I checked Ravelry and it looks like it will be quite Some time before I'm accepted in. I sure hope it is worth the wait!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What's New?

Not really any excitement around here, other than the pup Had to visit the vet unexpectedly! He was sick! Apparently it was from the rawhide toy we gave him on Sunday. Poor fella was not eating and pooping up a storm,( oops sorry). Anyway he is all better.. playful as can be, did we learn a lesson??? You betcha!

Ok , I have not felt like knitting on the Felted bag for the exchange. Good thing tomorrow is Friday (YEAH). I'll be knitting on the bag this weekend and hoping to felt it by next weekend if not before. I'd post a picture, but I don't want to have my pal see what it looks like!

Have a great rest of the week........................

Saturday, September 8, 2007


It's going to be a busy wet Saturday here... Today is our family reunion, so it is our turn to set up and tear down. Good thing we have rented a shelter house! Rainy & Dreary... I'd rather knit!

Rhubarb bread is in the oven, and I need to get the White Elephant gift wrapped....

Maybe, just maybe I can squeeze some knitting time in on the FELTED BAG (EXCHANGE)!

Until later.......................

Monday, September 3, 2007


Here is how it works! I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog..."Here is how it works! I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don't know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week...LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that's a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog..."

I found this on Dorothy's blog! can't wait to see what type of things are sent!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


I just wanted to post a picture of the bag in progress. I am having fun knitting this project, I had to frog the bag after the dog ran and snagged it.

It was a good thing as I then found out I had a mistake, so now all is well and the bag is being "KNIT"...

I hope you like what I have chosen"Secret Partner", whoever you are, LOL!


I've got the swatch done! I think it is looking really nice.. But I'd love to hear some opinions... I used a size 4 needle(straights). Love the color Sunset, it is Knit picks Shadow yarn!

Friday, August 31, 2007


Here we are Friday night and its a Holiday weekend.

I've got my yarn and pattern and I'm going to cast on within the hour!

I bought a new Knitting book, "knit it! Felt it!" There are a lot of patterns in that book that I can't wait to try!

Have a safe and relaxing weekend!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fall Felted Bag Questions~Contest

1. What is your favorite yarn for felting, and why? I haven't used all that many different yarns for felting, I do like Noro

2. Name one person in the swap who is not from the U.S. and tell us where they are from, and link to their blog. Kayl is from Estonia...

3. Find one person in the swap who has a dog, and let us know the name of their dog(s) and link to their blog. Laurie has a dog and the dog's name is "Bailey". Sure is a sweet dog, I'm a pet lover myself....

4. Find one person in the swap who has a child or grandchild and link to their blog.

Sarah has children and more than 1 , I believe 4 cute kids..

5. And finally, tell us if you like October or November more, and why! (Yea, I know part of September and November are technically fall, but for this question, only October and November matter!) I like October for 2 reasons, lol. A) My birthday is in October B) that is when the Apple Butter Festival is.

Fall Felted Bag Exchange

Well I got my partner for the Fall Felted Bag Exchange. I am waiting to hear back from her, so I can get started on the project! "THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN"!

Looks like she has a lot in common with me.....

I'll post pictures once I get started... Need to find out what color she really wants, etc...

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Mark with bold the things you have done, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest plain.
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Shawl Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up Mittens:
Tip-down Hat Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting
(knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn Steeks
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
BO Purses/bags
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Darning Jewelry
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

New Lace Knitting Group

I have joined another knitting group! I am so excited to see what we will be knitting. I'm putting a button on for the group..

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Possible New Family Member~

I'm in shock myself, when dh said he wanted this pup, we saw at the Andersons on Saturday. We lost our Siberian Husky/Great Paranees (sp?) about 2 years ago. But we have filled out papers for this cutie. Roscow is a terrier/New Foundland mix. Isn't he sweet??? Tomorrow we have the home inspection. I'm anxious to see when we find out if we can adopt the pup...


Ravelry seems to be getting closer all the time. I'm anxious to be a member. Like everyone else. Here is what it says today...

You signed up on August 6, 2007
You are #23400 on the list.
13404 people are ahead of you in line.
4427 people are behind you in line.
35% of the list has been invited so far

Saturday, August 18, 2007


I'm joining the Feltedbag exchange2, If you are interested email

How long have you been knitting or crocheting? How did you learn? or from whom? 5 years/Self taught
What was your first felted object, and why did you decide to try felting? probably a bag, can't remember
What are your favorite colors? Any you hate? love green and purple, tan really any will do!
What are your favorite styles\types of bags? (Long straps? Short handles? Handbags? Totes? no preference
Embellished? Plain? Include links to patterns or photos if you’d like – give your pal an idea of what you enjoy!) I enjoy anything... easy to please!
What handbag or bag are you carrying today? Do you use a separate bag to carry your knitting?I'm carrying the bag from the ITEV swap
What other things do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? socks, baby things for charity.
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum) not fond of aluminum.
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make? Hmmm haven't tried a whole lot of different things.
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with? well I haven't tried a lot of sock yarns
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? love gardening, want to learn to spin, I crochet, cross stitch, quilt.
Besides yarn, do you collect anything? Angels and Stitch Markers....
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to? no allergies, love sweet treats, trail mix, the list goes on and on.
Do you have any kiddos? (Furry kind count!) 1 dog, 4 birds and 1 angora bunny
What kind of project best personifies you and why? ~
What is your favorite part of Autumn? You can also share a special Autumn memory if you'd prefer! The Colors..........
Tell us 3 things you would do if you won 10 million dollars in the lottery. Share it with my friends and family and shop at "MANY" Yarn shops!

Friday, August 17, 2007


Maizey socks are finally done! They do not match exactly, and I am OK with that! It was fun knitting a toe up pattern, THANKS NANCY!

Now onto other knitting :O)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

MS3 and still hanging in there.......

Well I am still here and I was hoping to be a lot farther in the MS3 than I am. I got stalled at row 99 as I knit and tinked on 3 different occasions as I thought I had made a mistake and should have more stitches on the needles. Finally I stepped up to the plate and asked for "HELP". The ladies on the group are so "HELPFUL". I didn't have a mistake after all, so now I feel as though I have run out of steam for the day! Maybe tomorrow I can make some real progress....

Friday, August 10, 2007

MS3 Lace Knitting.......

I'll bet you are all shocked to see me post again this month, (ROFLOL).. Well I have been in the MS3 KAL. I am "WAY" behind, but that is ok! I'm having fun with it, and I feel if I'm not pressured then maybe I'll make fewer mistakes... So I'm posting a picture. I think I'm on row 88 or 89. It's knit in black yarn I had and I think it will be a gift for my "SWEET" daughter inlaw, maybe for Christmas.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Finally Finished the Waffle Socks!

Well the Oatmeal colored Waffle socks are finally finsihed and ready to be sent to the group that takes things to the Orphanages in Russia.

It has been raining cats and Dogs here with some threats of bad weather. I so wanted to take a picture of the socks,and low and behold, the weather did finally straighten up for a bit.

We (dh & I) went to Nancy Wild's Yarn Shop in Adrian Michigan, and WOW! She has a great location and her shop is ever so nice. It's my second time there and I hope to visit again soon....

Off to knit!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Well I finally got around to posting the toe up sock, I completed this morning... Now to cast on its mate! It is such a fun pattern, and I have to say, I was amazed at how the sock developed... I think I might be hooked on the toe up!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

What I've been Knitting...............

Since it seems I am always getting behind on Blogging, I thought I would take this extra minute I have and share what I've been knitting.. I have several projects on the needles, but this is one that I've never done, and it is really a fun knit! What is it you say? Nancy Wild has sent me a pattern for a toe up sock! I am loving how this is turning out and "YES", I was skeptical at first, Nancy said "trust me", and I did! Boy am I glad I had listened to her.......... It is my first figure 8 cast on, and I was sweating bullets with that, and then hey, I got it! So........... here is a picture of the sock in progress.. I'm knitting it on double pointed needles, maybe someday I'll learn 2 circulars, but I really like the double points... Without further ado...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Promised Pictures...

Well I'm back, and you are propbably wondering why so soon, since it was in April that I posted prior to my last.. Well I did say I'd post pictures, so I have a picture of 1 sock I completed this afternoon, it is for charity, and now I need to cast on it's mate... Don't time me on getting it done quick, as I have limited knitting time, lol. It is the Blueberry waffle sock, but it is oatmeal color, so I guess we can call it the "Oatmeal Waffle sock" ROFLOL.... Until next time!

It's Been a while

Well it was brought to my attention that I hadn't bloged in a while. I don't know where the time goes... slips away! I've been busy working, gardening, and knitting, too many projects on the needles to couont, LOL. I have been knitting for charity, and I have a MS3 on the needles, need to get back to that as the next clue was out on Friday, and I am "WAY" behind. Maybe I'll get some time to post some pictures later today... But there are no promises....

Keep those needles moving...

Monday, April 30, 2007

Time Fly's

Well here it is the last day of April. I certainly have not been good about keeping up with the Blog. I do have some pictures of some knitted dish cloths I'm sending to Socks for Soldiers. I also have a pair of BBS (Big Black Socks) on the needles. Among other projects, baby booties, Gloves, that I'm very slow at, and a scarf.

I got news today after work that my son and his new bride are coming for a visit this weekend. That will be nice! So I have lots to accomplish before Saturday gets here, but I also want some knitting time, so I'll reward myself as I accomplish certain tasks!

Hopefully I can put some pictures up this week....

Saturday, April 21, 2007

It's Been Awhile!

Looks as though I've been MIA for a little bit. Well I've been knitting this that and the other... Here is a picture of the scarf I just had to start. But I must say, it is not as beautiful as my friend's. Hers has more depth or something to the cables... Any suggestions, would be much appreciated!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

WOW! That Long????

I can't believe it has been since the 22nd of March that I blogged anyting.. Guess I've been lazy, or no news... Vacation is almost over, and what have I accomplished, not a darn thing! I hope to get back to the Blog before vacation is over....

Waiting on the glove pattern to arrive so I can join in on the KAL. Those gloves are really gorgeous, makes me a bit nervous as to whether I'll be able to do as nice a job as the others have....

Off to watch DIY and do some knitting :O)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bottle Swap "GOODIES"

I said I'd share a picture of "ALL" the lovely stuff I got from my partner.... There is a ton of goodies! I enjoyed the swap very much, and she spoiled me rotten... So here it is.. I think the only thing that is not in the picture is the wind chime she sent me!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I've been rather quiet lately and there is good reason, I've been knitting when I get home from work. Twp projects... A baby sweater, in a lime green color, it's a KAL on one of the groups I belong to..

I've also been working on my BBS for the SocksforSoldiers group I belong to. I'll get some pictures posted sooner or later..Hopefully sooner....


WOW where do I start? My Bottle swap arrived today My partner is oh so... Very Generous... I will be posting a picture either tonight or tomorrow.. So feel free to come take a look! All kinds of fun stuff. The first thing I'll try is the Tulips pattern :O) I've been wanting to make some of these felted beauties for a long while....


Saturday, March 17, 2007


Happy St. Patrick's day!

Busy cleaning and hoping for some extra knitting time this afternoon

Learning Entralec, what fun!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Socks For Soldiers

I'm not sure if I mentioned that I belong to Socks for Soldiers. I joined about 1 year ago, and have only knit 1 or 2 pair of socks. I am currently knitting another pair of Big Black Socks for the soldiers. I feel I owe it to them, and I want them to feel LOVED. After all, they are protecting us! My dh was in the Vietnam war in the 70's. So this is also a BIG reason I am doing this. I'll bet no one sent him hand knit socks.

Well maybe I'll get some pictures posted after the socks are finished. May be a long while....

Saturday, March 10, 2007


I am so PROUD! The socks for dh are finally done! I did those in good time.. At least I think so :O) Here they are... Now I'm anxious to make a pair of socks for "ME".......


I can't believe I have not posted since the end of February!

Well I am about done with the socks for dh out of Regia. I will post a picture when they are done, this weekend...

The weather is starting to warm up, I am so... ready for SPRING! I was looking at flower seeds the other day when I was out shopping... SPRING come on... LOL

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gloves that I'll be Knitting...

A Friend has coached me on how to add a picture of the Gloves we will be doing a KAL on. So keep your fingers crossed I do this correctly...


Monday, February 26, 2007

Yarn Choice!

Well my yarn arrived for the glove knit along. I love the colors, they will be so pretty! Now I sure hope I can knit gloves, but I am up to the challenge... I would post the picture of the gloves if I knew how, but I don't! Anyway.... I wanted to share my yarn choice with you! I hope you like it as much as I do

First Sock for DH DONE!

Well I have the first sock for dh done, he has tried it on and loves it!

I got the yarn from a friend on a swap, I have never knit with Regia before, and let me say....I AM IN LOVE!

Second sock is cast on and I'm working on the leg, can't wait until it is finished and DH can enjoy them...

Was going to knit socks for ds and his dw, but they aren't interested, so I will knit a pair for me, I've never knit myself a pair of socks..

Hope you enjoy the picture...

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wedding Pictures!

Well it has been a bit since I last posted. Busy with Life, I guess!

I'm posting a picture of dh and I. I don't have many occasions to get dressed up, but this was certainly one!
This picture was taken at the beginning of February, at my son's wedding!

I'll have more blogging to do later....

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Entrelac Scarf

My yarn arrived for the scarf, but the needles have not. I did look in my knitting supplies and found some circs in size 7 , So I have started, I have restarted about 4-5 times, this really takes concentration.. I may need to ask for "HELP".. Will post pictures later...

Saturday, February 3, 2007


This is the big weekend for my son's wedding. We had rehearsal last night and had some delicious food. I probably gained 10 pounds, lol.

So today at 4:30 the vows will be exchnaged.

Hopefully after today I can get to some serious knitting!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Shawl (Almost done)

The shawl is almost finished. I need to get 2 more skeins of Paton's. I sure hope I can have it done and off the needles by the wedding, just a few days away.

Need to get some tea to take with me, but want to find some with caffeine in it, need that little kick to keep me going.. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

Back to knitting... Oh joined a new knitting group which is also a reading group, I think I will love it as those are my 2 favorite things to do....

Saturday, January 27, 2007

What kind of flower am I?

Thought I'd take the test.....=tr>

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Haven't posted in a few days. Busy with the wedding just around the corner. Have been working on the triangle shawl, will probably need more yarn as it does not look to be any too large. Hope to post a picture in a few days!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Picture of Linus !~!~!~!

Thought I would share a picture of my friend "LINUS". Linus is a very dear friend of mine.. Greets me throughout the day, and especially when I arrive home from work!

Sunday, January 21, 2007


This came from a friend of mine, so thought I would play along...


1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen

2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse? Spouse

3. Your hair? curled

4. Your mother? dead

5. Your father? home

6. Your favorite thing? knitting

7. Your dream last night? Question

8. Your favorite drink? tea

9. Your dream car? Jeep

10. The room you are in? Living

11. Your ex?

2. Your fear? unsure

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? content

14. Who did you hang out with last night? hubby

15. What you're not? healthy

16. Muffins? chocolate

17. One of your wish list items? Diamonds

18. The last thing you did? lunch

19. What are you wearing? jammies

20.Your tv? on

21. Your pet?which

22.Your computer? FUN

23. Your life? ok

24. Your mood? subdued

25. What are you thinking about right now? knitting

26. Your car? nice

27. Your work? stressful

28. Summer? soon

29. Your relationship status? married

30. Your favorite color? purple

31. When is the last time you laughed? mornin'

32. Last time you cried? January

33. School? ~

SHAWL >>>>>>>>>

Here is the shawl that I made for my daughter (future in-law). I had hoped to get it done for Christmas but it didn't happen. I am really happy with the results. So Happy that I might make one for me :O)

Shawl Picture 2nd try.

This is my 2nd try getting the picture here, not sure what I did to it last time, but I'm sure it was ME! Here goes...Won't let me add picture, maybe later... Have a great day everyone...

Shawl Finished....

All I have left to do is weave in the threads(2). I am hoping to someday make a lace shawl for "ME". I am hoping I can post a picture. Here goes....I think it worked....Maybe let's see :O)

Saturday, January 20, 2007


The Lace scarf for My future Daughter (In-law) is finally blocked. Just finished knitting it today. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift. But just didn't get it done for whatever reason. So you guessed it! I went and bought her something cause I didn't want her to be withouot a gift. So now 10 days before the WEDDING, I managed to get the scarf done. My son will be moving away next weekend, so I can have it all wrapped up and he can take it to her... I sure hope she likes it :O) Now to find something to KNIT!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Introducing..... "LINUS"

I thought I would introduce you to one of my favorite Pets!

Linus is a Bronze Winged Pionus. He is the sweetest. One would ask, does he talk? Well of course silly! He greets me when I get up, when I get home and whenever he sees me :O) Linus is such a joy to have around... I will admit, he is rather "MESSY". He loves to shred Phone books, so... He has his very own! If I can figure this out, I'll post a picture..... OK looks like I need someone to walk me through the posting of pictures. But I Promise, as soon as I get this figured out I'll get one on here.

Off to KNIT!

MORE Yarn!

I know I didn't really need to purchase more yarn, but I DID!

I was not happy with the yarn I was using for the Easy Triangle Shawl, so I went to Jo Ann's after work and bought 4 skeins of Patons. ( will be double stranding as a friend had suggested(you know who you are!) Anyway I want to get started on the shawl, got me some markers and also a new #13, 29 inch circular needle, that is the longest they had. I prefer bamboo to the plastic, but will use what is available.

So when I make some progress and figure out how to put a picture here, I will...

Off to knit! :O)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Another Project

OK I could not help myself !

My dear friend told me how much fun the "Easy Triangle Shawl" was. So... Need I say anymore? I cast on, found a skein of the Lion brand Homespun, Not fond of that yarn, so tomorrow I will stop and see what else is available.

I must admit, the shawl is a really fun pattern, it also helps that my friend gave me the directions with the amount of stitches listed after each row. That has helped me tremendously. "THANKS DEAR FRIEND CATHY"......

ok back to getting caught up on laundry, the buzzer just rang!

First time Blogger!

Hi everyone! Well this is my first time blogging. So Please bear with me. Thought I should give a small introduction. I sure don't want to bore you....

I have been knitting for about 3 years, I'm self taught and have tons yet to learn. I also work full time at a school for children with autism. I absolutely LOVE my job :O), Knitting is my way of relaxing.. It is a stress reliever...

I am getting ready for my son's wedding here in a few short weeks, so I really need to knit lots ,LOL!

I currently have several projects in the making.. And my friend Cathy has talked me into starting another, she says it is a no brainer...Still need to get the yarn for the shawl.

Thanks for reading and I hope I was not TOO BORING!