Sunday, March 30, 2008


Well this weeks topic, is to look through the blogs of the swappers and find someone who has something in common with you. I know there are others who have the same taste as I do. But... I chose Tanja as she likes coffee with a RICH BOLD ROAST (Caffeinated), and that is exactly what I prefer.. I also read she collects Fabric!

This is going to be a really fun swap~!

Friday, March 28, 2008


I finally finished this bag. It is for a swap I am participating in. The idea is to stop
using those plastic and paper grocery bags. I already received my bag and have used it several times. These bags are alot sturdier than one would think, and they hold a ton!

Hope my partner likes it!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

TIME FLIES................

Where oh where has my vacation gone??
I have accomplished a lot. I've been decluttering,
gave 8-10 boxes of stuff away, I mean "BIG" boxes..

Knitting away on dh Thuja socks, Finally made it to the Gusset.
I have several other projects on the needles..
I started a lace project, which is fun and it is my reward for
working on the socks!

Weather is sorta spring like, rainy this afternoon...

Time for some fresh coffee!

Back to knitting...

Monday, March 24, 2008


Spring Fling Coffee and Yarn Swap Questionaire

1. What is your preference? Whole beans or ground? i ENJOY BOTH
2. What kind of coffees do you enjoy? A rich, bold roast; a light, fresh one, or something in between? Leaded or non? My favoite is rich, bold roast, but I enjoy them all
3. If you were headed out right now to buy some coffee for the house, what would you be picking up? Some Expresso
4. Do you drink for caffeine, pleasure, or both? Both
5. Do you enjoy flavored coffees? How about add-ins or flavored creamers? I enjoy them all
6. A large, lovely mug or a small, dainty cup? The Bigger the better, lol
7. Describe your perfect cup - not JUST the coffee, but how you'd enjoy it! A cup of java while I knit or read a good mystery
8. You're sitting down to enjoy a nice cup in the local coffee shop, knitting bag in hand, iPod all tuned up - or maybe you're there with a few friends for knit night! What treat do you pick up to enjoy with your coffee? A sweet, rich brownie, or something more healthy? How about a salty treat? What goes best with that great cup and company? Something sweet........
1. Do you knit or crochet? I do both, but lately I enjoy knitting
2. What are your favorite types of yarns to work with? Natural fibers
3. What do you have on the needles (or hook!) right now? socks, scarf, dishcloth
4. What are your favorite colors in yarns? What about those that you'd never find in your stash?I love all colors, really like red, blue, green and purples, but love all colors
5. What sort of needles or hooks do you enjoy using? Any you just detest? It depends on the project
6. Are there any particular notions you absolute do NOT need? Some of us swap a lot - are you sure that you have enough tape measures to last your lifetime? Enough stitch markers to mark every stitch of a 10 foot wide afghan? I'm always misplacing my notions, and I love to have some for every knitting bag..There are times I grab a bag to take and the notions are MIA
7. You walk into the yarn shop and have exactly and only enough money to purchase 2 skeins of yarn in their 2 for 20 special they have going..The choices are a soft, thick cotton/viscose blend in your favorite colors, slightly variegated..a beautiful sock yarn that's just squishy and sproingy in your hands.. a soft, worsted weight wool like malabrigo.. and a lovely bamboo blend with colors to just die for. Which do you walk out the door with? Now that is a tough question, I guess I'd have to eeny meeny miney moe the yarns, lol
1. We're starting sign-ups on the first day of Spring - is it already truly Spring-like where you are? Not really there is still some snow on the ground.........
2. What's your favorite spring flower? Do you have one? Tulips
3. What do you most look forward to about springtime? being able to be outside and enjoy knitting on the back porch
4. They've predicted a gorgeous day tomorrow - Sunny and about 65 with a nice breeze - how do you spend your day? Dooing a little gardening and knitting on the back porch with a cup of Java
5. The day after, it's going to be cooler and pouring down rain - does that impact your mood? How do you spend that day? what helps cheer you up? Doesn't really bother me, I'll just be knitting as long as I don't have to work
Odds n Ends
1. Do you collect anything BESIDES yarn and needles? Crosses and sheep
2. Are you allergic to anything? no
3. Do you have pets? yes, 2 dogs 1 Angora bunny and 4 birds
4. Is this your first swap, or are you an old pro? What are the last 2 swaps you participated in? I've done a Bag swap, and I've been in the ISE5 and currently in the ISE6
5. List 3 of your favorite blogs - craft related or not - and tell us why you love them. I love to read the Yarnharlots blog and my friend Cathy's (Tryintaknit) and Dorothy has a great blog. I love them because they are so interesting..............

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to All!
This was real cute when the bunny opens his jacket he is wearing a cute Easter Egg.. (can't figure out how to get the picture to work???)
May your day be filled with Blessings!

Friday, March 21, 2008

ISE6 (International Scarf Exchange6)

Here is the yarn I'm using for the ISE6 swap.

This is really going to be a neat scarf,

I just may have to knit a few more of these..

I sure hope my partner loves the scarf!

I'll post a picture once the scarf is done,

and my partner has received it!


I absolutely "Love" this yarn,

I made a clutch, that still needs to be felted,

but this yarn was lucious to knit with...

Maybe just maybe I'll get it felted while on spring break..

Then I can post a picture............

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I've recieved my ISE6 partner in my mail box today..

I was a participant in the ISE5 and had a great time..

Started the scarf, and I really think my partner will "Love" it!

Maybe I'll post a picture of the yarn I'm using in a day or so............

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This LYS is so Awesome I could spend days there.
There is this homey atmosphere..
No matter what you have a question about, you
will find it here....

I hope that if you ever make it to Adrian Michigan
That you will stop into Warm and Wild yarns!
You won't be sorry!
More pictures to come.....

Saturday, March 15, 2008

PJ PARTY.................

This is where the PJ Party was held last night...
Boy oh boy did we have a good time!
There were folks from all over who attended..
I'm hoping this will become an annual event!


The party was a BLAST!

I met some of the most wonderful ladies...

They are all so very talented and are more than
happy to share their knowledge....

Pictures to come..

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I knew I wanted to post something, as I am not sure if I'll get a chance to
post in the next couple of days.
So I thought I would introduce you to one of my family members.. I refer
to my pets as my children..
This is our feather baby "Ezekiel" also known as "Zeke".
DH says Zeke would take a finger off if you did not watch him closely!
I know the little stinker can be very territorial where his cage is concerned.
But if he lands on the floor, he will actually step up on your hand, and
behave himself, for a short time, anyway...
I'm sure you know this.. he is a "Quaker"..

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Count Down!

There is not really much new here... Except the count down til the Knitting PJ Party! I'm so excited to see Nancy again and meet some new friends! Oh this is going to be the Best Friday ever...............

More to come later............

Sunday, March 9, 2008


This is my newest project. I have put it down until I can get some explanation for the decreases...

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Aren't these "Cute"!

I also received these Cute earrings from Dorothy, she included them with her PIF.
She said they were made by one of her local artists..
I love them!


OK I must apologize to Dorothy, I thought I had already posted this beautiful clutch that I received from her for PIF (Pay It Forward).
I also received some earrings which I will post a picture of next.

THANKS Dorothy!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


I stole this from GWEN

1. Where is your cell phone?
On the charger

2Your boyfriend/girlfriend?
Better not have one as I'm married

3. Your hair?
Needs Cut & Color

4. Where is your father?
In Ohio

5. Cheesecake?

6. Your favorite thing to do?
Knit, Read and Relax

7.Your dream last night?
Can't remember...

8. Your favorite drink?
Diet Coke

9. Your dream car?
One that is good in the snow!

10. The room you're in?
My Family room

11. George Bush?

12. Your fears?
Getting lost.

13. Nipple rings?
NO Thanks!

14. Who did you hang out with last night?
DH and the Critters..

15. What you're not good at?
Lazy unmotivated people..

16. Your best friends?
Awesome and Talented!

17. One of your wish list items?
A Spinning Wheel!

18. Where did you grow up?

19. The last thing you did?
Ate a Reese's Peanut butter egg

20. What are you wearing?

21. Tattoo on the lower back?

22. Ketchup?

23. Your computer?

24. Your life?
Good and Busy!

25. Your mood?

26. Missing?
My son, who was married last Feb and moved away!

27. What are you thinking about right now?
What tomorrow will bring
28. Your car?

29. Your work?
Rough, but rewarding

30. Your summer?
Busy, and Fun!

31. Your relationship status?

32. Your favorite color(s)?
Purples and Greens, really most are nice

33. Last time you laughed?
Today, when one of the kids in my class was silly!

34. Last time you cried?
This Morning..

35. High school?
many, many moons ago!

36. This quiz?

THIS AND THAT...........

Well a little of this and a little of that happening here..

Yes, I've been knitting,
on several things
I might add...

We've had bad weather,
so I had a snow day yesterday.

Expecting some more snow, some will
get 4-6 inches and others may only get 2 inches..

Back to knitting!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


As you can see... I started another string bag. These are great for shopping. Especially since we do our shopping at Aldi's and you pack your own groceries. The bag holds more than you would think!
I am having visions of all sorts of color combinations. I'm sure I will be knitting a ton of these.............


If you are a TEA drinker, this is one you should try! It is absolutely "Delicious".

Very Scrumptous as a "LATTE". I highly recommend it............

Off for a cup of tea myself...


Looking around, I noticed sign ups for the ISE6 have already

started. They are accepting the first 200 people. I sure hope I

didn't get there too late.. The ISE5 was a great time and I had

told myself I would do it again!

Fingers Crossed!


CLICK, click! how the needles go
Through the busy fingers,
to and fro--
With no bright colors of berlin wool,
Delicate hands today are full:
Only a yarn of deep, dull blue,
Socks for the feet of the brave and true.
Yet click, click, how the needles go,
'Tis a power within that nerves them so.
In the sunny hours of the bright spring day,
And still in the night time far away.
Maiden, mother,
grandame sit Earnest and thoughtful while they knit.
Many the silent prayers they pray,
Many the tear drops brushed away.
While busy on the needles go, Widen and narrow,
heel and toe.
The grandame thinks with a thrill of pride
How her mother knit and spun beside
For that patriot band in olden days
Who died the Stars and Stripes to raise--
Now she in turn knits for the brave
Who'd die that glorious flag to save.
She is glad, she says, ''the boys" have gone,
'Tis just as their grandfathers would have done.
But she heaves a sigh and the tears will start,
For "the boys" were the pride of grandame's heart.
The mother's look is calm and high,
God only hears her soul's deep cry--
In Freedom's name, at Freedom's call,
She gave her sons--in them her all.
The maiden's cheek wears a paler shade.
But the light in her eyes is undismayed.
Faith and hope give strength to her sight,
She sees a red dawn after the night.
Oh, soldiers brave, will it brighten the day,
And shorten the march on the weary way,
To know that at home the loving and true
Are knitting and hoping and praying for your
Soft are the voices when speaking your name,
Proud are their glories when hearing your fame.
And the gladdest hour in their lives will be
When they greet you after the victory.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Finally got sock number one done, and now to cast on it's mate. I could refer to it as it's brother, and if I were knitting these for a girl I could say the sister, lol.
Being a little crazy here, it's been a long day with some cleaning and rearranging furniture, and running errands. Oh and I was so happy to have some knitting time in there too!
So I am a little punchy tonight!
This is a really fun knit!

PIF (Pay It Forward)

You can blame Jean from Central Texas (just kidding Jean, I love these)

The idea of the exchange is I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment on this blog post 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, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog - this means you must have a blog, sorry blogless readers.

There you go. First? Second? Third?