Monday, February 26, 2007


All I can say at this point is... "At least they're done!" For more on this story and others, click here!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Movie Star, Knitter, Soccer Player or Hip-Hop Fashion Stylist in Training?

I say all 4!

Here's Miss Knotty "helping me" wind some yarn into balls. This is the lovely outfit I picked her up from Babies Morning Out wearing. She poured water all over the cuteness I sent her in so her teachers dressed her in her back-up clothes. We walked home from church so I put her sun glasses on since it was a bright sunny day and when we got home she didn't want to take them off. Please note the presence of "Ducky."

Miss K loves a "occa baw" (soccer ball) so a bright cherry red one seemed the ticket. She can throw and kick like a little Mia Hamm! And we think that soccer in a dress is perfectly acceptable.

"What up dog?" Perhaps you've seen this look on Americal Idol or MTV? This is one of the members of Miss K's "dog pound." Dixie is our 13 1/2 year old lab who tolerates most things Miss K puts on her. This day it was hats galore. It's good to share!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More scrumptious things to knit!

If you haven't already, check out the patterns at Just One More Row . They're really great looking and completely innovative. I ordered 3 and am one pleased customer. Jill was great to deal with! I had a little problem with ordering online so we did a transaction through the mail that was lightening fast! Even with the holiday weekend and coast-to-coast travel I had my patterns in under 7 days. These are great looking and incredibly easy looking. I suggest you check her out. I ordered the the Fly Away Free Jacket, Heartbeat Sweater and the Half Moon Bay Sweater patterns.

Took some really great pics of Miss Knotty yesterday that I will post a little later on.

My Lint for Lent KAL started yesterday. Check us out!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Exciting times ahead!

Wednesday begins my Lint for Lent Knit-A-Long where I, along with some very excited joiners, will engage in 40 days of charitable knitting. For my first project I want to complete a prayer shawl for my church. You will be happy to know that I'm still planning to complete this within the confines of my year long Stash-A-Long. Even more interesting is that for the remainder for February I will also be continuting to participate in the February is for Finishing Knit-A-Long. I know it seems to be getting a bit ridiclous but it is good to have some perameters to work within.

I believe I may have to frog a surprise I've been working on. I've got to talk to Knitty Yoda about it first. Somehow it just doesn't seem right to me. Luckily I'm not knitting under serious pressure to get it done. But it is hard to be so close to completing something and then have to yank it all out! That's the life of a knitter!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Today is Thursday!

"Today is Thursday, You know what that means? We're gonna have a special guest!" That's for any of you who've ever watched the old Mickey Mouse Club!

Here are my twin friends with their caterpillar pillows:

Don't you just love how they sleep with their little hands up near their face? Don't you wish you could sleep like that? I need to get back over there and squeeze on them little loves!

Check out my Stash-A-Long blog for new creations!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

There ARE other things too but...

you simply must know that I ...

Happy Valentine's Day to all my Knitting and Crocheting Friends!!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

'Cause I Love My Girl!

Miss Knotty has some new pics to share with you. This was her church attire yesterday. Hmmm.... Do I see a themed outfit?

This is such a lovely little coat. We call it "Madeline" even thoug I know it's different from hers. But Miss K does look like she could be in one of those scenes from the book.

My girl actually struck a pose for this photo! This was taken after we got home from church. I love this little jumper (Kelly's Kids). The pin on her collar was one my dad gave me for Valentine's Day when I was about 8 years old. The duck is no ordinary duck, that's "DUCKY!" Thankfully he has an elusive twin that only comes out when necessary.

This is Miss K on the go which is her usual state of being! Just as long as she keeps smiling!

FYI - More info on my Stash-A-Long site!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

And Jack makes 2!

Shhh... You dont' want to wake this one either!

This is the other half of that adorable pair! This is our other terrific friend, Jack. His mommy is so busy but still kind enough to remember to send Ms. Knotty a picture to share. Couldn't you just kiss that sweet little face? Hey Jack!!!

I gotta tell ya, if you aren't fortunate enough to knit for friends with new babies in their lives, then by all means knit for Caps to the Capital. Baby hats are quick, easy and inexpensive to make.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Shhhh... You don't want to wake the baby!

See what happens when you knit for sweet little babies? This is my newest friend Kate. She has a twin brother named Jack. Kate's mommy, Kara, took a picture of her in this tiny toboggan. Isn't she darling? Kara promises she will send me a photo of Jack when she gets a moment and I promise to post it when I get it. Can't you just smell that new baby smell? Mmmm.....

Thursday, February 08, 2007

"I" (State your name) "do hereby promise... "

Did anyone else get their Spring '07 Interweave Knits today? It was like getting the Sears-Roebuck Christmas Catalog in the mail. I opened it with excited anticipation and then had to look, look and look again to absorb all that I could. I know that I'll open it again several times before the night is through. I just love it!!!

Yummy knitting ahead!

Last night I met with some friends who are new knitters and crocheters. I must say that I love their adventuresome spirits and their excited anticipation at completing their projects. I love the careful way the create and the ways in which they fret over the same mistakes all beginners have made. I think I shall write a pledge for all new needle crafters.

"I" (state your name) "do hereby promise to say 'I can' when the knitting/crocheting gets tricky and to keep an open mind about being a beginner. I fully realize that my first projects will be chock full of flaws and I will love these in spite of it. I will proudly wear the title of 'fiber artist' and will not be ashamed to do needlework in public places. I vow to create only for those with a high appreciate for items which are handmade with love. For as long as I can I will enjoy creating, so help me God."

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Say it ain't so!

As I sat, just moments ago, knitting happily away at the front shoulder shaping on that Banff sweater, I realized that it would be a good idea to hold it up to the back to see how things were shaping up. Warning folks, this does not end well..... The front, which is incomplete mind you, is soooo much longer than the back. Houston we have a problem!

I think I may just have to frog the whole thing and make something else from this bulky ball of a mess. Let this be a wake up call to all you non-finishers! When you put it down and then pick it up after several years have passed, you aren't likely to have things turn out. Your tension may have changed, the piece may have stretched, you may not be working the size that you thought, the yarn will no longer be available in that dye lot, etc.

The good news is that I did spend my required 30 minutes on attempting to finish a project which will free me up to work on other, less frustrating things.


Now you've just got to know how good I've been on this Stash-A-Long biz, but the rules did not include not buying beads and wire! I got the itch to make (crochet with wire) this after seeing it done on Uncommon Threads (HGTV or DIY) and thought "Hey! I can still buy some craft supplies! So I headed off to Michael's and got some supplies. Here is the finished product for my second attempt. The first attempt didn't have the right style of bead and was quickly pulled out. I like this one much better.

One word of caution about crocheting with wire - It can be a little tough on the hands. Even more so if you start the wire from the wrong end of the spool but we won't go there! I have enough supplies left to make a few more when my hands have recovered. I predict that the next one will be easier because I won't be trying to pull the wire from the inside of the spool. Ahem....

This is a hat I made for my friends with the newborn twins. I made it in October and that boy version earlier this month. I wanted to wait until after they were born to post it, soooo here it is!

I've also been working on a sweater for February is for Finishing and I'm really glad to be making progress on it. Here is the modified sleeve. Lordy I hope that thing fits when I try to sew it in!!!
Laid out like this it looks like a hat for a giant!

Monday, February 05, 2007


Hooray for the Colts! I was so glad to see the Colts, Manning and Dungy win! They are all fantastic in my book and Good Guys Do Finish First!!! Now if you want to see a more avid Colt's fan then you need to wander on over to Neighbor Knitter's page. I think she will be on cloud 9 for a week or more.

I have been knitting but you'll have to check my other blogs for progress if you're interested.

Other very exciting and important news is that I got to see the beautiful twins Saturday night. Kate and Jack are looking and doing just great. This is the duo I created for a few months ago. I've got a little picture of a hat I made Kate that I need to post. Anyhow, I'm planning on seeing them again on Wednesday morning and can't wait to say hello again. They really are precious.

On a serious note, if you are a person of faith and inclined to pray, please pray for my grandfather who has been diagnosed with cancer. He is a very kind and generous man with all the love in the world for his family. He needs our prayers now for hope, healing and comfort. Thank you.

Friday, February 02, 2007

I'm a convert

I updated my blog and I have to say that it was quite uneventful and truly painless. There was one brief moment when I held my breath but as you can see everything turned out just fine.

Here's some info about a new KAL I found. It's called "February is for Finishing" and is for people who have some "unfinished business" that needs attention. I've already completed one item that needed to be worked on by playing along with the rules here. Check it out if it's something that you could use. BTW - the blog address means National Knit Sew Month.

I'm making some REAL progress on my surprise knitting and honestly think I could be done with it by the 2:00 warning of the Super Bowl. I have a few things that may interfere with that deadline but I still think I'll be close to having it done. Thank heavens for a cool project done on size 11 needles!

Speaking of the Super Bowl, I want to give a SHOUT OUT to the

I'm pulling for you! I'm pretty sure Neighbor Knitter has your back too!