Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Slipknot Projects

I've made two projects so far inspired by this book and have a couple more in mind - but more ideas than time!

One is a cell sock for Jane to keep her phone in and clip to her belt loop so she doesn't lose it.

The other is a "Knot a Scarf"
( slipknot - get it?) I knit this with some beautiful ribbon yarn that I got from Fiahdnat in the Trick or Treat swap.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween Swap Trick or TreatI received my swap package this morning from Irene in Denmark.

Halloween Swap YarnInside was...
  • Danish chocolates.
  • Haribo.
  • Halloween Candles.
  • Halloween Craft Book.
  • a Big Knit pattern book.
  • Adriafil Baba.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Trick or Treat Swap

Here's a picture of my newset grandson, Corbin. I knitted the hat he's wearing with the yarn and patterns sent to me by Jane in the swap. Isn't it cute? (Corbin's pretty cute, too!)

Joan in West TExas

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Winners, We Have Winners!

First - for this weeks riddle. The correct answers was: Why didn't Hall believe Long? If he had been without water for three days he would be dehydrated and would not be able to wipe perspiration from his brow. There was only one correct answer this time, and it was from Barbara (with a little help from her cat). Your prize will be on it's way to you next week.

Second - for the Bone Harvest project contest. The winner is....Sheila for her fingerless mitts.

Please e-mail you address to me (grammieknits@yahoo.com)

I have to say that I enjoyed some of your ideas that never happened like the
mittenless fingers (I think your DH should join the group Barbara!) and the lemonade socks (some lemonade koolade will be on its way to you Penny!)

Trick or Treat Package

On Friday, I received a Trick or Treat package from Mary Aman! It is a great package

and this photo doesn't do it justice.

The book is The Segwick Curse by Shawna Delacorte

Two skeins of Lion Brand, Fancy Fur in brilliant blue

A pattern for a fuzzy neck gaiter

A candle and candle holder

Hand soaps

Grapefruit foot massage cream

and, finally, a magnetic notepad.

Thanks Mary. It is a great package.

Mary Lynn

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bone Harvest Project

I think Penny took the wiser course of action by deciding not to knit a birthday cake. But then again, hers probably would have turned out better than mine. I give you a mis-shappen German chocolae cake.


I had told my husband about the book one day over lunch and that it seemed that several folks were knitting fingerless mitts. He said, "I think you should knit mittless fingers." This is what I have to live with every day! Yeah, it is worth it!


I am putting in a photo of my whoduknit Bone Harvest project. At first I thought of knitting a birthday cake and then knitting a pair of toddler socks dyed with yellow Kool-Aid (Lemonade Socks). I looked all over but couldn't find any yellow Kool-Aid. BUT my photo is also of fingerless mitts (faternal twins not identical) since that is what the majority seem to be doing. Mine have a hole for the thumb and have some lightweight metal coins dangling off the end of the mitts on each hand. I have decided on what I will do for Slipknot also.

Rescue or Murder?

Solve the Riddle and win a prize (whoduknit member only!) E-mail your answer to me - grammieknits@yahoo.com - by Saturday, Oct. 20.

"Thank heaven you saw me!" exclaimed Ted Long as he feebly helped make fast his battered yawl to Dr. Hall's chartered fishing boat.
Hall reached over the side and assisted the bedraggled yachtsman aboard.
Long staggered into the shade of the cabin and sagged upon a berth. He removed his cap to wipe the perspiration from his brow, revealing a bald, freckled head.
"Drink this," said Hall, holding out a cup of water.
Long gulped it frantically, asked for a second, and when he had downed it, told of his ordeal.
"Bill Smith and I were sailing for Bimini when the storm hit us. The sails, rudder, and radio went in the first five minutes. We barely managed to keep afloat.
"We drifted five days, lost. Three days ago our fresh water supply gave out. Bill went crazy with the heat and thirst. He started to drink the ocean water. I tried to restrain him -- I hit him. He -- he struck his head against the starboard rail. He's dead! It's my fault!"
Hall climbed into Long's disheveled yacht. In the little cabin he found Bill Smith laid out on his back, dead. The criminologist studied the bruise on Smith's jaw and the one at the base of his skull.
Back on the fishing boat, he warned Long grimly, "You're going to have to tell the police a better tale than the one you told me!"
Why didn't Hall believe Long?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


I recieved my packet from the summerswap yesterday. It is an amazing gift. Look by yourself.

1. 6 pencils
2. A red purse
3. A broche with roses
4. A blue silk scarf with red roses.
5. A note book
6. 2 skeins of green Fun Fur from Lion Brand Yarn.
7. Patterns for Christmas stuff.
8. A Weaving Loom
9. Maeve Binchy book This year it will be Diffferent and other stories. A book with Christmas stories.
10. Grounds for Murder - a puzzle with secret puzzle images. A story of John Lutz.
11. Knitting needle no. 1.
12. A blue bag with roses. Is useable for knitting.

All from Anita Holmes. Thank you an a lot of love.
Have a nice day. Irene from Denmark

Monday, October 08, 2007

Riddle Solution and Winner

Thanks for playing! The correct answer was......

Mandy killed her uncle. It was afternoon when Carrie looked out the bay window and saw the sunset, so the window must have been facing the west. However, Mandy claimed to have seen the sunrise through that same window, but the sun rises in the east. Carrie learned from a distraught Mandy that they had argued recently, and she had come to settle their dispute, although Steven had already disowned her and refused to re-include her in his will, so, in a fit of anger, Mandy shot him with a revolver hidden in a kitchen cabinet for safety precautions. Her uncle had also fancied a drink and was on his way down to the kitchen when she was taking her glass of water back upstairs.
There were 12 correct answers, and the winner of the drawing is.....

Safiyah is the newest member of our Whoduknit group. Congratulations on your beginner's luck!Send me(grammieknits@yahoo.com)your mailing address and I will send out your Halloween Mystery package.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Trick or Treat package from Jane

Look at all the goodies Jane sent me! Thanks, Jane!
Joan in West Texas

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Treats from Ireland!

I received my fall 'trick or treat' package from Fiadhnat today! And I really got treated! Just look at all of my goodies.

The book is The Fires and the Shadows - which looks very spooky - perfect for Halloween reading. It is really of treasury of short stories from some of the best mystery writers, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, among others. I can't wait to read it. The other book was actually her 'trick'. It's a book of short stories by Irish women writers with a portion of the profits going to the aid of Tsunami victims. Another real treasury of famous authors including one of my favorites - Maeve Binchy. The trick is that about half way through the book, there are about 140 upside down pages! See that chocolate? One of those candy bars is gone already (and I haven't even had my dinner yet). The little magnetic recipe book is so cute - and actually has some great recipes in it that I am hoping my DH will 'treat' me to. The little lamb is actually soap, which I really don't want to melt down in the shower because he smells so good. Right now he is sitting next to my computer. And the yarn! It is a gorgeous ribbon yarn called Organza by Sirdar in a beautiful golden fall color. She also included a pattern for a "Knot a Scarf" which is kind of a necklace scarf. And...best of all, she included a picture of herself wearing a scarf she had made from the pattern. I'm not posting that picture without her permission, but I can tell you she has red hair (are you surprised) and is holding two beautiful red-headed children in the pictures! (Actually, I think we are related VBG) Thank you so much Fiadhnat - I love my trick or treat package!

And three more squares

I also received three squares for our Charity Blanket from Fiadhnat along with my swap package. Aren't they beautiful? Look at the one with the miniature sweater (jumper) knitted into it! She says the patterns are from the book "the Great American Aaron Afghan". If you have no idea what I am talking about, last March we read a book that took place in Ireland, and we decided to make a charity blanket as a group project for the book. I still don't really have enough squares to put together into an afghan, so if any of you new members would like to contribute to the blanket, you are more than welcome. You can find the details here, and photos of the squares I have received in the photo section on the yahoo group, or in posts labeled 'whoduknit charity blanket' here on the blog.
Thanks Fiadhnat!