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!