Thursday, November 30, 2006

Test knitting

Check these out! This is the project I test knit last week.
Laura designed them and they only use ONE SKEIN of the Frog Tree Merino! So soft and squishy and yummy. She may submit them to Knitty or Magknits . What do you think?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Stealth Knitting

Just so you know, there is a large amount of stealth knitting going on here. Here is a preview of a few of the projects: I can tell you 2 are Cascade 128, 1 is Cascade Quarto and the yarns have been great to work with! Makes stealth knitting so much more fun!
Oh and I'm doing a bit of test knitting too... maybe some pics later this weekend!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saturday Sky

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

November Mid Month Dishcloth KAL

Check this out! its HUGE! Well at least by dishcloth standards. 8" X 11" I think It came out pretty nice and am going to make another in green and use them as fingertip towles in the bathroom. Can you see the pretty potinsetta design? It was really hard to get any kind of decent picture. Oh and notice the bobbles in the center? Nifty! here is the yahoo group that hosts 2 KALS each month, just FYI! There are BOATLOADS of patterns in the files, so even if its not a KAL week, ther are plenty of things to choose ....

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday Sky

On Saturday 11/4 I posted the sky picture showing all the pretty yellow
leaves. Here is the same view 2 weeks later. No leaves left AT ALL! But great fall weather today, sunny and a little chill in the air!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Go Emmitt, Go Emmitt!

Dancing with the Stars New Champion! Whoot! (and I LOVE Cheryl Burke, she ROCKS!)

Mo' Hats

Back on October 30 I posted a hat I made for the boy called Kyle's Cap
I loved it soooo much I made the smallest size for the shop to display. Here is a pic of the two together.

And it just so happens that I have a pea sized head (21") and realized the cap in the largest size will fit me! I had the colors in stash that will match my green wax jacket and Ta-Da! Hat for me! There was still so much left over that I was able to crochet a keyhole scarf to match. Here it is on my "blocking" foam tiles! Matchy me! Wonder if I have enough left over for fingerless mitts? Hmmm....

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wool in the Woods

Here is a great shawl/scarf one skein project. The yarn is spun, then plied so it has these tight coils. It feels like cotton in the skein (I was suprised when I read the alble 100% wool) It knits up with a nice hand & drape and there were NO problems snaging the coils or anything!

Finished size after blocking: 16" x 51"

Yarn: Wool in the Woods, Pizazz, Color: Outrageous 140 yards, 100% wool
Needles: denise 15's

Recipe: Cast on 34 stitches
knit 3 rows
row 1 - K2 *Yo, K2tog rep * across to the last 2 stitches K2
Row 2 - K2, *purl rep * across to the last 2 stitches. K2

Keep going until it looks like you are almost at the end,
Knit 3 rows and bind off!

This recipe is adaptable to ANYTHING! The finished shawl will bias a bit due to the pattern, but that makes it look complicated and cool! I like to accentuate the bias when I block.

Sorry for the crappy photos, but its one of those colors that just will not show well on my digital camera
Back to knitting.......

Sunday, November 12, 2006


As in "YO! how'r u doin'?"
Not K1, YO, K2tog
I would have been upset with anything else.... now I feel like cheesesteak for lunch! Yum!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

The Inland North
The Midland
The Northeast
The South
North Central
The West
What American accent do you have?
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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Saturday Sky

Monday, November 06, 2006


Here is the 2nd Hedgehog I knit. This one is in Cascade 220 Tweed and the same Funny eyelash yarn. Same pattern, same everything, just different wool. Similar enough to be related so the boy has determined that they are *cousins*. I still need to knit one to keep....

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sleepy Hollow

Took a hike today with the *boys*. Fab weather and everyone got tuckered out (mostly).

Check out these trees. What do you think it looks like?

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Saturday Sky

Absolutely Georgous!

Perfect Fall Type day! I thought I'd get a little fancy and take a pic standing under the cherry tree so you can see how pretty the leaves look now.

Next up, Anothers.

Meaning another hedgehog, and another cap. Oh and a rectangular shawl too! Soon....

Friday, November 03, 2006

November Calendar

Chappy's Mom is having a contest! Just post a pic of your November Calendar and you are in! I'm a sucker for a contest so here is my entry:
The only calendar in the house with an actual picture.

The calendars (yes actually there are 3) that we use are computer generated. 1 forMOMS club (I'm newsletter editor), 1 for the boy's school, 1 from my Outlook program. BORING! and not for public consumption.

Now back to our regualr program!

Crazy Cute

Sit down for this one, 'cause its just too cute! Remeber the Hedgehog from last weekend? Well here he is, all nice and felty with eyes and needle felted nose! I LOVE Fiber Trends. Have I said that lately?
Pattern: Fiber Trends Huggable Hedgehogs
Needles: Denise 10.5 and 11
Yarn: 1 skein Lambs Pride worsted in Sable and 1 tiny part of Lamb's Pride in Onyx
1.5 skein of the eyelash yarn Funny
2 12mm eyes- AC Moore
needle felted nose using the same bit of black from the feet.
fiber fill

I LOVE this pattern so much I made a 2nd hedgehog from Cascade 220 tweed! I'll post those pics later this weekend.

The boy loved the hedgehog too! I had to pry it out of his sleeping arms the other night! He was sad when I said this was for the shop. He said, "But Miss Laura has SHEEP!" I know, but the sheep will keep him company!

So, wanna guess what yarn I picked up when we dropped the projects off yesterday? Yup. Lambs Pride- Sable and more Funny!

added later- Julie of the comments reminded me, total knitting time for the hedgehog is LESS THAN 5 hrs! It takes longer to dry!