December 28, 2010

The yarn is ordered.....The Great Blanket Project of 2011

I have decided that is high time I knit something for me, soft, squishy, warm and cuddley.
Since I am getting rid of the queen sized bed and going up to a king, this is going to be one BIG project.
I ordered my yarn from KnitPicks Swish WW
When the yarn arrives, I will let you all in on the plan. It's going to be awesome!!

December 18, 2010

This weeks patterns

Not much knitting time left! I have five more hats to make, and in very bad knitty form, I ordered the wool yarn I wanted to make myself a garter stitch blanket, and, unfortunately, it came in the mail yesterday. Soooo, as my mind kept telling me "YOU HAVE FIVE MORE HATS TO MAKE!!!" my hands were happily knitting away on my new blanket, while I watched the Wizard of Oz. I think a garter stitch blanket is more "Oz" knitting than a stinking ole hat anyway ;0)
Back to the patterns for this week.
Knitting: Legwarmers
Crochet: Lanyard
Socks: Fancy
Have a great weekend everyone! And stay warm!
God Bless

November 28, 2010

This weeks patterns

The Holidays are coming.... the holidays are coming. Bring out your craftiness!!! the holidays are coming.
Great gifts and cute decorations are in store....
Knitting: Scrooge/Kratchit Nightcap
Crochet: Christmas Tree Skirt
Socks: Cable and Seed Socks
Have a great week everyone!! I have to get all those hats done!!
God Bless

November 24, 2010

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November 21, 2010

This weeks patterns

I have finally finished the scarf, and, no camera! DD had to take my camera yesterday when Isaac went to the 100th anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts. When I get the thing back from her, I will take pictures and post the pattern. In a way it worked out well this way, I have now turned it into two different patterns for you to make. I hope to have it posted by week's end.
On to the patterns for this week:
Knit: Ash
Crochet: Easy Peasy Circle Shrug
Socks: Bamboo Waves Socks
Have a great week everyone!

November 19, 2010

Another Knitter at Mobile Renaissance Fair

Last weeknd was the Renaissance Fair in Mobile. The grandbrats love to go and see all the knights and ladies, but OMG the belly dancers! As soon as we get there, and right before we leave, gotta go see the belly dancers.
We had a great time walking around and dreaming of all the stuff I would love to buy, Hand made jewelry, hand crafted swords, I was literally in crafty heaven. Then I met a lady who had scarves and shawls hanging all around her tent.
Well, you know you have to stop and touch and feel, and examine patterns. She had long skinny fuzzy scarves, beautiful warm fluffy scarves, shawls made with bulky, soft yarn, and some made with fur yarn that was almost too soft for me to touch. She was an interesting lady to talk to and I am really glad I got to meet her.
Of course dragging the rest of the family behind me, we really didn't have time to chat, for some reason they don't see it the same way. They were ready to move on. Though they do benifit well from my own craftiness!

November 18, 2010

How to wear a scarf

I am no good at wearing a scarf, I wrap it around my neck till I feel like I am suffocating or, I let it just hang there. This sight Crochet Me shows a few good ways to wrap yourself looking good and showing off. I, for one needed this.

New scarf pattern...soon

I know, me, the hater of the scarf knitting, have come up with a cute, basic, simple, no cable needle, cabled scarf. The test knit is almost finished. Then I will get the pics and post the pattern.
Now don't go getting too excited, it's very basic, nothing all twisty,curvey, gorgeous, just an easy cable pattern that anyone can do.
Will be posting soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

November 13, 2010

This weeks patterns

This has been a long and harried week and I am sooo glad it is almost over.
The boy totaled his truck and Thank God! walked away, him and the other guy. When I saw the truck, I cried, I don't know how in the world neither one of them got hurt. From there it has just been one thing after another going wrong. I won't bore you with the details, your head might pop off like mine was ready to yesterday!
Needless to say, I am glad the weekend is finally here, and the patterns.
Knitting: Lexi
Crochet: Plarn Soap Dish
Sockpatterns: Family of Slippers

November 6, 2010

This weeks patterns

It is getting to be that time of year again, cooking, baking, visiting friends, bringing food and gifts. I am glad we finally have some cooler weather, tho in about a month I will be ready for summer again.
This has gotten me in the mood for some gift knitting though. This weeks patterns are all gifting.
Knitting: Apron
Crochet: Loaf Pan Tote
Socks: Knee High Socks
So we can bake, carry our goodies to friends and family, and keep our toes and legs warm doing it. Yep, it's time for the Holiday Season!

October 24, 2010

How wicked COOL is this

I saw this posted on one of the lists I am on, this is AWESOME! A knitted skeleton! Wicked cool, you gotta go check it out! The detail in this is great. I imagine it took a while to complete it. When you get time, you gotta go see all the pics!
Knitted Skeleton

October 23, 2010

This weeks patterns

This week is all about warm, warm hands, warm feet and beating that nasty old draft that always seems to find the back of your neck.
Knitting Pattern: Wintergreen Gloves
Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Neck/Face Warmer
Socks: Glass Slipper Socks

I am almost finished with PB's hunting socks. I can't believe how long it has taken me to get one lousy pair of socks done. I guess throwing an extra sock at the end of a skein didn't help me get done any faster. But, alas I am almost to the toe decreases on the second sock.
I will post pictures of the 4 socks I have when I am done!

October 18, 2010

The Long Awaited Scarf Pattern

I know I promised like a month ago, but, dang if it doesn't get harder everyday to get those kids over here.
The oldest finally came and modeled for me. I finished writing it up and WALA! here you have it.
Side To Side Self Fringing Scarf
I thought it needed a nice long name since it took me so long to get it to you.
I hope you enjoy it. I would love to see pics if anyone knits it up!
God Bless

October 2, 2010

This weeks patterns

I have been knitting away, finally the dry spell is over. I knit 'the scarf' which, when I get one of those tall daughters of mine over here to  model it for me, I will get some pics and post the pattern here. And then started on some more of the No Show socks, winter is coming, and I need lots and lots of wool socks.
In between all of that, I have posted this weeks patterns:

Knitting: Angel Wine Bottle Cover
Crochet: Felted Door Knob Organizer
Socks: Diamond Lace Socks
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is beautiful here on the Gulf Coast. And it's BAYFEST in Mobile! We went last night and will be headed back again today, but don't you worry, we will be back home and in front of the t.v. in plenty of time to watch the Alabama/Florida game. Been waiting all week for this one!
God Bless everyone.

September 25, 2010

No Show Sock Pattern

This is more of a set of instructions than a full out pattern.
I really am starting to like the no show socks the kids are wearing today, but I have got to have my wool socks in the winter time, so WALA! I made one, out of my favorite sock yarn Regia Clown.
The instructions are very simple
Size 3 needles
Leftover sock yarn. I can get a regular sock out of one ball of yarn, and two of these out of the leftovers.
CO: 56 sts (or however many you normally CO for you size. A note, because the cuff is no very big, I would go down a st or two to make it a bit tighter around the ankle.
Join to knit in the round
K1,P1 for 4 rounds
Begin heel on 28 sts and your favorite heel pattern.
I used the slip one knit one for 21/4", on my heel, but I am thinking of trying a different kind of heel for the next pair.
When heel is turned and finished, pick up 14 sts each side for gusset.
Dec one row, Knit one row until 28 sts remain on the needles for the bottom of the foot.
Knit around until within one inch of desired length for foot.
I always do my toe decreases one inch from end and decrease every row, instead of the usual dec one row, knit one row. I think it makes a rounder toe.
Kitchner last 8 sts
Weave in ends
And there you have it. A great little sock!
I am going to try and do some for the younger Grandbrats, I guess I will have to tweek the pattern a bit.
I will get back to you on that.

September 18, 2010

This weeks patterns

I know everyone thought I dropped off the face of the earth, but SURPRISE! Here I am again. I had a great summer vacation from.... well everything crafty, the blog, my lists, knitting, crochet, everything! Me and PB spent a month, off and on, in Panama City. I have got an awesome t-shirt collection going on. The Friday before the 4th of July, we decided to make an eastbound trip, we made it to Pensacola by way of Gulf Shores, and decided to spend the night there, got up the next morning and drove the scenic route on over to Panama City. Every where we stopped I bought a t-shirt. We stopped at every beach along the way. Pensacola, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, then on to P.C. It was great fun and I took a whole lot of pictures, I will post some soon.
We lucked out and got a condo right beside Pineapple Willy's and spent two days and nights having a blast. We rented scooters and went to St. Andrews and met Andy the squirrel and got some more awesome pictures of the beach.
All in all it was a great time, because we got to go back the next week for PB's job, so another weekend in P.C.
It was a great summer, but I am getting itchy for some real knitting.
I have three patterns I am going to post here over the next week.
Some hot pads, which are great stash busters. And a cloth, which has been the only knitting I have done to date.
I will be posting all of those soon. So keep an eye out.

September 16, 2010

Ok, summer vacation is over from the internet

Ok, I have been playing around on the internet, but no crafting, at all, until a week ago. I was sitting out on the back deck and decided to pick up the needles and the next thing I knew, I looked down and I had whipped out a new cloth pattern. I am still in kid, family, house, garden, soccer, cheerleader, mode, but I will get a picture and post it ASAP! I promise! The lists will be kicking back into gear this weekend also, so keep an eye out for that.
Sorry I was gone so long, BUT, I'M BACK!

February 28, 2010

This weeks patterns

The new pattern is almost ready for posting, until then, let me give you some ideas to work with.
Knitting: Flapper Girls Twist Hat
Crochet: Armchair Pocket
Socks: Artichoke Socks

February 25, 2010

Our New Addition to the family, and New Pattern coming

First let's start with the new pattern, I have been whipping out these place mats for about a month now. I decided to go looking around the net and realized, there are not nearly enough patterns for place mats out there. Knit with 100% cotton, these things are great! I will be posting the pattern soon. So keep a look out!

Now let me introduce you to Pearl Girl! My best friend gave her to me last week. She is the sweetest dog and she knows how to play Shilo to get what she wants from him. He was not too sure about her when she first came here, but she is such a sweetie, even grumpy old Shilo had to like her.
She is a 15 month old German Shepherd, my new baby.

Now Shilo will be four years old on March 27th and she is only 15 months, I think she is going to end up being bigger than he is, and he is a good sized dog.
These are my babies, he's such a handsome dog, and she is just as pretty.

January 24, 2010

This weeks patterns

Christmas is over, hopefully you are settling down for some non stressed crafting.
This weeks patterns are easy, fun, and would make great gifts for those babies that will be coming soon.
Knitting: Come Sail Away Blanket
Socks: Quickie Sneakers
Crochet: Hi-Five Towel
I hope everyone is having a great week
God Bless

January 17, 2010

This weeks patterns

This week I fished out some great patterns for being stuck inside, OMG, all the knitting time, what is a woman to do?!
Knitting: The Q Scarf (the post just below)
Crochet: April Scarf
Socks: Pebble Stitch Fixation Socks
Have a great week everyone!

January 16, 2010

New Pattern: Q

This is a great pattern for showing off your team spirit! Knit with your favorite colors and in three different sizes, this promises to be a hit with everyone.
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A friend of mine at work asked me to knit him a hat and scarf. As you know, I hate to knit scarves! But for him, I broke down and came up with a pattern in the colors he wanted, and it came out so well I thought I would share it with you.
I hope you like it.

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...