November 8, 2009

This weeks patterns

The patterns for this week lean, very hard, toward 'warmth'. Hats and Socks to help chase that cold wind away from the skin.
Knitting: Spiral Kiddie Cap
Socks: Gumball Footies
Crochet: 3-Way Cap

Have a great week everyone!
God Bless

November 2, 2009

More Pics from the Great Outdoors

For my BFF because everytime I see the moon I think of her.
Yeah, you know who you are.

The Hibiscus is blooming it's a** off for some unknown reason. It doesn't bloom this good in the dead of summer.

Out My Back door

We had an emergency trip to Callahan Fl this weekend. During the trip I took some awesome pictures, I thought I would share with you.
Yes I get very bored when riding for 7 hours.
These are all from the car on the ride back home after the funeral.
I think they came out great. What do you think?

October 26, 2009

Awards from the fair

When I went to the fair on Friday, Bella Boop's dress had won a blue ribbon! Then when I went to pick up my items today, there was another ribbon. Special Award!

My hand towel won 3rd. It was the only knitted item in the category.

And Bella Boop's shrug won 3rd also.

It was a great fair this year.

October 25, 2009

This weeks patterns

It has been fair week here on the Gulf Coast and there are fairs going on all around us. We have been three times and had a blast every time. I did enter some hand knit items in the fair. I won first place for Bella's Dress and third for her shrug.
I also entered a hand towel which won third, so I am happy.
Well down to business:
Knitting: Amelia's Options Baby Hat
Crochet: Autumn Leaves Mittens
Sockpattern: Meandering Circular Ziggies
Have a great weekend!

October 18, 2009

This weeks patterns

My mind is moving closer and closer to cold weather knitting as the weather seems to want to get straight to winter this year and skip fall all together.
This week's patterns are geared more toward the chilling of the air.
Knitting: Torbay
Crochet: Autumn Spice
Socks: Alaria Socks
Have a great weekend everyone, and by all means...stay warm!

October 13, 2009

f. pea: free pattern friday::bumpy jacket & hat

You have probably already seen this cute little sweater and hat. To me it is new, and OMG it is adorable! I am going to make this for Trin for Christmas. Not to sure about the hat, Trin has allot of hair, I don't think her and hats are going to get along. But the sweater is a definite!

f. pea: free pattern friday::bumpy jacket & hat

October 11, 2009

This weeks patterns

Yes it's time for the gift giving, crafter craze to begin.
In the interest of helping out, the patterns this week are great for gift giving.

Golden Compass Hat

Flower Tote

Socks, Circa 2008

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.
God Bless

October 7, 2009

Fingerless Gloves @ stephsdesigns

Ok, I have finally found it! The gift I will be making for my co-workers this year, girls and guys, this is perfect, everyone needs a pair. And who doesn't have all those single skeins of sock yarn laying around?
Fingerless Gloves

October 4, 2009

Pictures of FO

We didn't get all fancied up, it's too close to nap time to make her do too much. But here is Bella modeling her new dress and shrug. She likes the dress, but she has never, and will never like jackets or sweaters, so it was all I had to get her to get a good picture wearing the shrug.

These two patterns were both very easy to follow and execute, if you need a quick gift for a special girl, you should try these.

October 2, 2009

Violet Dress Finished!

I don't have a picture of her wearing yet, I have to convince her to put it on sometime this weekend.
This was the easiest knit, if you need to make something for a special little girl, you can complete this one in just two or three days, and how cute!
Once again the pattern can be found here:
Violet Dress

September 28, 2009

Pics of Bella's Violet Dress and other knitting

First off, believe it or not, I am STILL on a cotton thing. I HAD to knit something with cotton. So here it is, the Mock Woven Tea Cloth in Knit Picks CotLin on size 5 needles. Whew........ I feel better now and can go on to finishing Bella's dress.

This is the WIP. It is almost finished, and had I not been sooo into Dexter last night, it would be blocking today. It is a very easy knit, but I have waited so long for the new season, I didn't knit through it, I didn't want to miss a thing.
Yeah, it was worth it.
4 more inches to go and I can start the shrug.

September 27, 2009

My first new project in a while

I finally have gotten in the mood to knit again. Go figure, I had all the time in the world for the last three and a half weeks and didn't knit a thing. I would get up at 5:30 be to work by 8, leave work at 12, get Chas and I something to eat for lunch and be to the hospital by 1. I would try and be there to let Chas have a break. That long at the hospital can wear you down quick.
I would be at the hospital most nights until well after 8. See what I mean, loads of knitting time, but did I knit, NO, not one little stick or string did I bring with me. I just couldn't get in the mood, I think too much when I knit, the stress with the thinking, I do believe, would have fried my brain, and poor Trae didn't need his MiMi in the hospital with him.
But I have finally gotten in the mood again, and just in time for Christmas gift knitting time.
I chose to start with the bigger projects first.
Bella Boop is getting the Violet Dress from Shelby Knits.
This is the cutest dress, and I love the ease of the pattern. I am knitting it in Bernat Satin in a pale green colorway and so far it looks great.
I think it will go great with a little white top, This Shrug, a pair of white tights and black shoes.
It will be too cute on her.
The dress is about 75% finished. The shrug will have to wait until I can find some more of the same yarn. I guess I will just have to check out the Bernat website and see if I can get it there. That is the only bad thing about buying bargain yarn on Ebay, you either have to make projects with just the yarn you have, or hunt down the yarn if you need more.
But that's ok. It is coming out wicked cute and I can't wait to show you all the pictures!

September 26, 2009

Traedon is finally home again!

It was the roughest four weeks of my life, when we found out Trae had a brain tumor.
To date that is the worst news I have ever received in my life, but we had great doctors and he was at one of the best children's hospital in the country and today he is home again.
His little head is shaved in some spots, and the skull has not grown back yet, but he is smiling all of the time, he laughs at everything and is starting to pick some of his milestones back up. The long term looks really good for him.
And look how fat he has gotten! All the steroids after the surgery, and laying in the bed for three weeks sure did plump him up!
Now he is home with his Mom and brother and sister and he is doing really really well.
Thank you everyone for the prayers for Trae and our family, the were a comfort to all of us, and look... it worked!

July 8, 2009

Cool kids� capris - free knitting pattern - Pickles

Cool kids� capris - free knitting pattern - Pickles
These are wicked cute! I was surfing around the web, and getting ready for work..... yes Virginia, I can multitask.
I am thinking that the Grandbrats need these when they get out of the pool. They are always shivering. These are next on the list for them!

July 3, 2009

Finally.... A new camera

We finally got a new camera the other day. I am still not sure what happened with the Kodak, other than the fact it was a Kodak, I will never have another thing "Kodak" in this house, I have lost a thousand pics and now 400 dollars on Kodak! I think I have learned my lesson now.
Anyway, I digress, the new camera takes great pics.
Plus... the bestest part... it's takes awesome underwater pictures!

Issac, PawPaw and Bella Boop, under water~

Bella is just starting to put her head underwater without being thrown in.

Isaac would live underwater if he could.

Remember when I told you about the ghost in the house?
Well, here she(?) is laying in the pool.
I don't know if you can see her, but when we first got the camera, Kendall was playing with it and went underwater to get a shot of me outside the pool. Can you see her under me? Laying on her side? Wicked cool huh?!

The camera and the salt water make Kendall's eyes look awesome underwater.

Here I am watching Kendall play with the new camera.

Me and Kendall or as I like to say, "Me and Leah"


Just messing around with the new camera! It does take good pics, I haven't played with all the settings yet, but I am getting there.


We have loads of fun with the camera since it is shock proof, water proof and freeze proof, I can take it places I used to be too scared to take my other camera! This is gonna be fun!

July 2, 2009

Congressman Gene Taylor came to the station....

We were very excited at the station yesterday, Gene Taylor came in to do our show "Spotlight On Jackson County".
I have always liked Gene Taylor, he is a down to earth, for the people, kinda guy.
Politics and I don't get along, I think there is a rift in this country between the people and our government, one that I don't think can be fixed, until you meet someone like Gene Taylor, he makes me believe that our government might still be savable.
Plus! He has got to be the most handsome man in Washington!

Yeah, you know I got a pic!

I think I invaded some personal space to get this pic.

Josh setting up the camera

Doug Mansfield, the host of Spotlight On Jackson County

June 27, 2009

This weeks patterns

The patterns sent to the list this week are some really cuties
There is the:
New Cloth Pattern: I have never seen this design before, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Tic Tac Toes : The coolest pair of ankle socks

Cotton Bib : Now that "wedding" season is over, it's time to get ready for all those babies that are sure to follow.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

June 20, 2009

This weeks patterns

The patterns sent to my lists this week are really cute, when you get time, check them out.
It's all about the heat baby!
The perfect summer knitting project: Maidenhair Socks
The perfect summer evening sweater: Ellie
Adorable swim suit: Ripple 2 piece swimsuit

I hope you enjoy! And stay cool~

May 21, 2009

Trying to quit smoking

After 32 years I am ready.......... I think I am ready........OMG what if I am not ready!? Oh well, doesn't matter, it's time, my ciggs are up to 46 dollars a carton, I just can't do that anymore, we smoke three cartons a week, if you add it up........... let's don't add it up, take my word for it, it's a HUGE amount.
Kendall and I, both went and got our prescriptions for the Chantix, he started his Monday, Me, Tuesday. So official quit date is 5/26/09 for me.
The Chantix is working, I can feel a difference, I don't get hardly any enjoyment from a ciggerrette now. I am ready..........., I think .........
Keep your fingers crossed, and pray, hard for me.
Knitting will be a huge help for me to keep my hands busy, then I have my super bouncy ball to keep me occupied when I am not knitting. You are going to start seeing a lot of knitting content, I have a feeling there is going to be a huge pile of knitted items going out of this house for a while.

May 4, 2009

frogiez place...: Cancer Ribbon Bag

frogiez place...: Cancer Ribbon Bag
Check out this cute bag and make a statement!

Towels for Chas......making cloths into towels

Chas is settling into her new apartment. You know I had to make her something and she loves these towels, so she got two more, and one matching cloth.
The red is P&C on size seven needles. the Mock Woven Tea Cloth
This is one of my favorite patterns especially for striped yarn.
The orange is P&C in Shrimp CO 55
K5 P5 across
P5 K5 across
Repeat 4 more times for 6 total rows
K across
Repeat these seven rows for 14 times and BO
The cloth was a cast on of 35 with 7 repeats

I wanted to make my Mom something for Mother's Day. We don't exchange gifts or anything for her birthday, May 15th, or Mother's Day. She told me a long time ago that she has collected everything that there is to collect so she is happy with us taking her out to eat wherever she wants for her birthday and Mother's Day. Last year it was Sushi and the Japanese Imperial Steakhouse. This year crab legs at the Casino. But I wanted her to have something. Out of the three girls she has, I am the only one that she will see, so I made her this towel.
It is this cloth: Thank You Rose made into a towel. You can't see it very well, but after it is finished blocking, I will try and get pictures outside and maybe then it will show up better.

You can turn any cloth you like into a towel.
You simply find the pattern you want to use, knit it according to the directions, until you get to the top border, omitting that, you either knit a few inches of stst and then repeat the pattern from the last row back up to the first (for a double hanging towel) like the Frog Towel I made for Desire', or knit in stst for a total of anywhere from 19 to 20" then finish with your border.
I usually only make towels out of patterns that call for 43 or more ststs and I like mine to be at least 21" long.
Give it a shot, it's really fun.

May 3, 2009

Beth Nixon Blogging: Girl's Knit Tank Top Pattern

Another cutie you have got to see, boy are my grand babies going to styling this summer.

Beth Nixon Blogging: Girl's Knit Tank Top Pattern

Knitting Momma: Girly-girl skirty soaker

I was surfing around the internet and had to show you this.
OMG! This is so cute, I think that Bella and Trin both need one of these! There is only one size written, but the author give plenty of detail on how to change it up.
Be looking for pics of this soon. I love it!

Knitting Momma: Girly-girl skirty soaker

May 2, 2009

Time to update: The knitting

Here are some pics of the first cloth I made for Chas. It is the Basket Rib Hand Towel Pattern
One of my favorite patterns for dish towels, easy as pie to follow and it works with any color of yarn. Even the variegated yarns that are so hard to find patterns for.
For this one I cast on 58 sts on size 7's with P&C yarn.
Chas love it!

Unfortunately I have had so little time to get online that I don't have pictures to show you of the three little burp cloths and preemie hats that I made for Desire's friend Tina, but you will have to take my word for it, they were wicked cute! The hit of the shower!
I used the three diamond cloth pattern and elongated it to turn it into a cute little burp cloth, one green, one yellow, and one blue. They came out really cute.
For the hats I used this pattern: Tiny Preemie Hat
It is an easy pattern, and as a general rule, I always have left over yarn enough to whip one or two, or in this case, three, of these out.

Time to update: The Boy!

The boy is 17 now! Isn't he handsome!
Did Mom cry.............oh hell yeah! The boy went to Prom, stag, and had a great time, and actually made it back in one piece. Prom is a very scary time for a Mom, drinking, hanging with the buds, it all can lead to some big time trouble, but the boy made it there and back home in one piece, even tho, he was probably the only one who had to call their Mom when they got there. ;0)

I can't believe in one more year the boy will be off to college!
Ok, I admit it, he's the baby, once he's done, I am done. It's a scary thing. I have had kids with me since I was 18 years old. Tho the daughter is proof that they never really go away, it's still a scary thing for a Mom.

There are pictures, pattern ideas and lots of info bouncing around in this head of mine, and so through out the day I will be updating the blog. If I did it all at one time, it would take you two days to catch up. Yes, Virginia, it's been that long since I have updated.

March 24, 2009

Another Grandbaby Weekend

We had the Grandbabies this last weekend and once again, I think they have grown like weeds during the two weeks since the last time they were here.
I know Trin looks a mess, but even dirty she is wicked cute!

My man Isaac

Bella Boop, her and Trin are the two messy kids of the bunch

My Handsome Man Tristan! He will be 3 years old
in just a few days!

They got a new swing set for Christmas, the only problem is....
Who's pushing?

Even with Tristan's dirty little face this is the best picture!
This one will be on the mantle next week.

Trae is just growing and talking, he loves telling MiMi stories

All the kids love Trae, they steal all his sugars

Isaac is on a The Cubs Baseball Team
Yes MiMi and PawPaw had to get the shirts

Trae is just a happy baby, he smiles all the time

Getting back in the groove

It's been so long since I have wanted to knit anything.  I knit so many socks when I started knitting back in '99 that I was comp...