Well the closest thing I made this month regarding SNOW was this snowman hat and scarf set. I guess if you have ans "Sense" at all when in the "Snow" you'll be smart to sport this set, ya think?
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
If you haven't been counting down the days at Drops Designs - go on over and catch up. The patterns are darling, and although I won't get any more of them done this Christmas, I may start on them in January for next Christmas!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Look at this adorable ornament that she made for me - It is so precious, I just love it!
And the rest of my spoils...I am totally overwhelmed. The book is Slayride by Dick Francis, published in 1973 (I remember that year well LOL) I can't wait to read it. The recipe is for Light Ginger Cookies - these are my DH's favorites but he's only had store bought until now - won't he be surprised when I actually bake him some? The green you see in the picture is a package of Christmas tree peeps (the package has been opened since the picture was taken) But there is more - much more! The yarn is Zen Garden in my favorite shades of blue. I've never knit with this yarn before and it feels so soft, I've been sitting here squeezing it! And there were two knitting books in the box - One Ball Knits, which has been on my wish list for a long time, and a vintage (there's that word again!) knitting book, Sasha Kagan's Big & Little Sweaters and some fabulous colorwork designs. The kind of book you just want to look through again and again. Okay - I'm not done yet! Some sticky notes in the shape of a J, a Christmas pencil with gingerbread men erasers, a tiny notepad, a needle gauge, Christmas stickers, and a touching note telling me how much she enjoys the Whoduknit group -OMG - like I said I'm overwhelmed. Thank you so much Sharon.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I found a moment to take a picture before embarking on a business trip. My goodies from Danielle include:
- The obligatory hand-crafted ornament wishing me "joy"
- A great holly-patterned paperback book cover with built-in bookmark
- The book A Catered Christmas (it's going with me on the plane!) Yummy recipes included in the back of the book.
- A bookmark reminding me to be young at heart
- Soft yarn in Christmas-y colors. I don't think I'll have time to do something up this year, but I think a scarf in time for next Christmas. (Too soft and pretty for socks!)
- A great Christmas bracelet that mimics ornaments. I always wear theme jewelry to work near Christmas. This will be perfect!
- Glass stitch markers. These remind me a lot of old-fashioned ornaments or tree lights. I'll be using them all year. They are really pretty.
- Recipe for Friendship Squares (mmmm!)
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Well heck, since we're still posting today, here is my rather uninspired vampire project. Yes, it's another scarf, already tested in the New Jersey cold on a business trip. It does cover the neck all up and toasty warm. No one will suspect your other-worldly activities! (I would have liked to do one of my favorite series more creative justice but just too much travel and work to manage.)
Monday, December 01, 2008
Here is the yarn in a skein when I first purchased it.
Here is the scarf partially finished.
Here it is finished.
Here is a close up of the holes which are yarn overs and knit together.
It seems as if this was a no-brainer project. Poor Bill; Sookie will have so many neckwarmers he won't be able to get his fangs on her. Mine is made with Malabrigo merino, which is oh-so-soft. I used the My So-Called Scarf pattern. I really like how it turned out, and there was enough yarn left over to make a pair of fingerless gloves (which I left at school). I can see why so many people swear by Malabrigo. It's incredible yarn! Teddy is a sweet model, isn't he?
Thursday, November 27, 2008
My project for Dead Until Dark is also a cowl for Sookie to wear to hide the bite marks on her neck.
It should probably be red, to blend in with the blood but It's cream colored Reynolds Baby Alpaca yarn.
This cowl is also the project prize for this book....along with some other goodies....so let's see your projects!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yes, our famous detective Hugh Dunnit is back to solve another mystery. This time he has been called to the scene of the murder of Lacey Wate who had been fatally struck on the head with the butt of a pistol. The .38 had been found near the body. Hugh Dunnit's brother Howie Dunnit was the first to arrive at the scene. He had already telephoned Lacy's husband at his office and told him to hurry home. By the time Mr. Wate got there the ambulance with Lacy's body in it had already driven off. He rushed up to Hugh Dunnit shouting "What happened? Where is my wife?" "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, said Lt. Dunnit, but your wife was murdered about two hours ago. Your cook found the body in the den where she had been knitting and listening to a murder mystery on her ipod." Howie Dunnit interrupted, holding the weapon wrapped in a handkerchief. "I'll take this to the lab and have it tested for fingerprints," he said. Mr. Wate's facial muscles twitched with emotion as he stared at the gun. Suddenly he grabbed Lt. Dunnit's arm and said "find the murderer who clubbed Lacey to death. I'll put up a $100,000 reward!"
"Save your money," said Lt. Dunnit. "The murderer won't be that hard to find!"
E-mail your answers to me privately (email@example.com) by midnight on Saturday, November 22 for a chance to win a prize!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thanks for an inviation to join this one. It is so new to me and I never knew about this and I think that it is so neat to learn new.. wow..
I do love to knit...
I am from Austin, Texas. I love to make crafts with my own hands to keep me busier!
Hugs, Shawn Stewart
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sign-ups are open for our Holiday Swap. For this swap you will be exchanging a handmade holiday ornament, a holiday themed book, and a holiday recipe with your pal. The ornament can be knit, crochet, plastic canvas, fabric, cross stitch, beaded, etc., or even purchased at a craft fair, and of course the book can be used. You can also include a small treat but you should be able to fit everything into a 'puffy' to keep the postage down. Sign-ups will end November 12, and pals will be assigned by November 15. Swaps should be mailed out by December 15. To sign up E-mail me (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) with your:
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Saturday, November 08, 2008
I received a mysterious package in the mail a few days ago, and it contained lots of cool Halloween stuff, including candy, a notepad and some candy corn shaped cards. I was especially thrilled with the alpaca sock yarn! It's such a beautiful fall color, and my mysterious benefactor also included a lovely Shetland lace sock pattern. I've since learned her identity, so now I can thank Stephanie! The picture isn't the best, but you can see how spoiled I was! If we had smello-blog capability, you could also smell the pumpkin candles. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Once I got past them, I was able to get to my goodies.
Four balls of yarn no less and 2 patterns to go with them. A witch and a candy corn illusion which I'm looking forward to making as I have not tried an illusion pattern. Some scary books, although the husband has reassured me that the Stephen King will be OK. Some Halloween decorations and some candy which I have included in the photo before it gets demolished.
A very good gift box. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Thanks, Danielle, for a wonderful swap! I posted earlier about what was sent, but here is the picture.
On the top when I opened the box was a pattern for a Seafoam Lace and Eyelets Scarf, which is lovely. And the yarn to make it is three colors: orange Knit Picks "Vacation" (I've never used Knit Picks yarn before, and I'm excited to work with this), a multi-colored orange/yellow, aqua Knit Picks "Get Away", and Bernat glow in the Dark (my knitting DD promptly held it under the light then hunched over it to see if it really does glow in the dark, and it does). These colors are my youngest DD's absolute favorite colors, and I can't wait to make the scarf for her.
There is, excuse me, WAS, a popcorn ball, and a Pez jack-o-lantern candy dispenser (back to my childhood I go!), some Livermore mints, a cute little coin purse (maybe to hold the stitch markers when I'm not using them?), a candy corn comedian which is a stuffed candy-corn that tells jokes, a ghost pin and some adorable ghost stitch markers, which, I found out when I was putting away my knitting for the evening, also glow in the dark. There is a very sweet crocheted butterfly magnet, a very cute Thanksgiving pumpkin decoration, which now adorns my decorative shelf in the kitchen, and two books by one of my favorite mystery authors, Leslie Meier, Trick or Treat Murder (how perfect is that?!), and Turkey Day Murder (looking ahead to next month).
Danielle, thank you so much! I feel very spoiled, and I love it! Oh, and there is one more thing, a little glitter sign that says: Best Witches!
Monday, November 03, 2008
I received my goodies on Monday last week, from Joyce L. . Sorry if it took this long to post. Life seems to always get in the way!
There was Chocolate goodies. A pumpkin potholder and a towel. A spicy pumpkin Yankee Candle, my favorite. Some lip gloss and a ghostly figurine. Little shakers to put in some nutmeg and Cinnamon for coffee. A lovely skein of Noro to knit the pattern, which is a tea cozy, and some stitch markers. Some holiday socks I wore on Halloween. And two books I haven't read. I hope I didn't forget anything!! Wait a minute, I did... Thank You!!!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
BUT tonight this is what she thought of the idea of dressing up.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!
A front view.
A side view.
(I fear that my wrapping jobs may leave something to be desired some days!)
She sent treats that included chocolates, warm and fuzzy socks, Halloween music, and some autumn candles.
Of course there was yarn and books as well, since this is an online Knit and Read group! Three great sounding books, at least one of which Hubband will probably read when he is done with his latest Terry Pratchett. There is some really pretty Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton with a pattern I haven't seen before, and some great looking fall colored sock yarn with a pattern as well.
Thank you Patty! This was a great treat and I am looking forward to making the dishcloth as soon as my shawl is done (which means it will be going on our trip tomorrow just in case).