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!