Tuesday, November 28, 2006

And the correct answer is......

34! There were so many close guesses and two correct ones, and of course I wish everyone could have won. The two names went into a hat (Tori's hat of course) and....more "Time to Knit" is on it's way to you, MARY LYNN!!!! Congratulations! And to Fiadhnat - a consolation prize will be coming your way soon.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My Hound of the Baskervilles Project

"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes" Sherlock declares in chapter three of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Observe the common dishcloth.

Now - take a closer look -
Elementary my dear Watson, elementary!

You can find the pattern here

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

How Many Knitting Magazines?

My granddaughter was helping me organize my books and magazines today. We were sorting them into piles and she was trying to guess how many were in a pile, and then count them to see if she was right. I had to come up with prizes for when she guess correctly! It was so much fun, I decided to invite you to play. This is my pile of knitting magazines. Guess how many magazines are in this pile and e-mail your guess to grammieknits@yahoo.com. by midnight PST on Monday, November 27. In case of ties, Tori will do the honors of picking the winner.
The prize - something that everyone needs, especially at this time of year - More "Time to Knit".


I have to admit that I was going to be very clever and find something warm and fuzzy from the internet to post about Thanksgiving. However, I couldn't and didn't, therefore, you are left with what is coming from my heart.

I have always loved Thanksgiving.
I have loved the idea of having family near.
I love the smell of roasting turkey.
I enjoy the good food and the remembering of grand childhood.
I love the eating and laughter (and we laugh a lot).
I love the fact that we are not only joining together to break bread
but to join together in prayer.
We pray for the food and our health.
We pray for those we love who are gone never to return.
We pray for our family members who are not joining us on this day.
We pray that they return safely to us soon.

I thank you for this internet, knitting, mystery friendship.
And, I wish for you my friends, a joyous Thanksgiving.
May you and those you love be blessed with a wonderful day.

God bless,

Mary Lynn

Saturday, November 18, 2006


I was invited to the Blog, so HERE I am...nice meeting all of you...
I don't have a Blog yet... as soon as I have one, I will post it...
Huggz all

Ms. Duknit Returns!

Those of you who participated in the Mystery Yarn contest several months ago will remember Ms.Duknit, who found an orphaned skein of yarn in her garden and called upon our Whoduknit sleuths to help her identify it and find it a good home. Now she is back with another mystery for us to unravel in the "Case of the Purloined Stash". She has been pretty secretive about it, and all she will tell me is that she will soon be recruiting Whoduknit detectives to help her solve this mystery.
She has also promised me that it will not require a lot of time or money - something we are all in short supply of at this time of year. I will pass along the details as she reveals them to me!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Button, Button, We've Got a Button

Thank you Patty for the great button! Feel free to take it and post it on your blog!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Needled to Death Project

Here is my Alpaca scarf for my Needled to Death project. I used Knitpicks Decadence 100% Alpaca in the Spring Leaf colorway. The pattern is the Super Yak Scarf from One Skein Wonders (I love that book!)
I doubt if there were any Yaks on Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm, but I suppose there could have been. I worked the pattern from a chart which was a new experience for me. Charts have always been a mystery to me - what in the world do all those dots, slanted lines, etc. mean. But after unraveling (frogging) several times, the pattern became clear and I have solved the mystery of working with charts! Of course my scarf has lots of twists and turns like the book, including a "make 7" stitch in which you make 7 stitches out of one. I think that this scarf was as much of a challenge to me as solving the case of Vickie Claymore's murder was to Kelly.....and I didn't have Maggie Sefton to help me!
Don't forget to post your projects by November 15 to win 2 skeins of Shelly's own handspun alpaca!!!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

My mystery ball

I received my mystery ball a while ago but just forgot to post on this blog. D'oh!
I haven't yet finished the project as it was a lovely felted bag and I am awaiting the sewing skills of my mum so she can line it for me. I promise that when it is 100% complete I will show all.
I am afraid that the excitment of the mystery over took me and I forgot to take a picture before any unravelling began,

My ball after aboout 1/3 of the yarn was unravelled.

These were the first two items to be revealed.

Here is the loot contained within the yarn, except the chocolate bar (very nice dark chocolate)and the glow in the dark vampire teeth (quickly swiped by karl, 24 going on 4! who had a whale of time with them) and the sugar and cream cotton. Also pictured is the ball of yarn once items were removed. I had great fun unwinding the yarn and loved the book - i have read it now nad it was really good, just shame that the series is not available in the UK. I also really liked the bunjy bookmark - which can be seen in use on the book. I am always loosing bookmarks because they fall out of the pages but this is brilliant. An excellent idea and I use it all the time!


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Whoduknit Template

I still have no idea what happened to the blog. The template disappeared along with everything on the blog. I changed the template and almost everything came back. There are links missing, and I'm not sure if everyone is listed on the member's list or not. I don't like the way you have to scroll way down to get to the posts either.
I'll try working on it this weekend - but I'm almost afraid to tempt fate!

My Mystery Yarn Ball

My Mystery Yarn Has Arrived!

I just received my mystery yarn ball package today. Beautiful yarn, flower pattern washcloth to knit, Hershey's kisses popping out, which hubby kept snitching. Plus a stich holder popped out too! I will need to get the correct needles (something I need to start buying up) and will be starting to knit soon, of course with hubby's help. Thanks to my mystery lady.

Just a quick thank you to Shell for my package. Simple deduction and some blogging and my mystery was solved, (at least I hope it was). I love your yarns. Hubby loved the kisses.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Needled to Death Projects

It's time to finish up those Needled to Death projects and post your photos here or in the Photo section on the Yahoo Group. You won't believe what the prize is this month! Two skeins of cream alpaca hand spun by Shelly! We are so lucky!
The deadline for posting is midnight PST on November 15 - so you still have time to enter your project.

Thank You For My Winnings!

On Friday,Jane being true to her word, I received the 2007 calendar I won by answering the questions poste on the WhoDunitblog!

Thanks, Jane! I can't wait to make a few of the projects. I already looked through the entire YEAR.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A "looming" deadline

Signups for the Criminal Behavior swap will end at midnight PST Nov. 5. For more information just scroll down for the entry outlining all the why, wherefores, whens etc. For a fabulous time just e-mail me.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Many Thanks Who Ever "Ewe" Are

Many thanks to my wonderful pal who sent a really fabulous mitten pattern for my mytery ball and not one but two balls of yarn. Can't wait to knit it all up and will take a photo when I'm done.