Sunday, September 28, 2008

Who Killed Meredith Bay? Solution

Solution: James Moorland said that he had to wipe the frost on the window in order to see inside. Frost forms on the inside of the window, not the outside.
It's those little details that will trip you up every time! The winner this week is Patt!
Meredith Bay was found dead in her study by Mr. Moorland. The sweater she was knitting for her friend James Moorland lay on the floor covered with blood. Mr. Moorland recounted his dismal discovery to Lt. Hugh Dunnit. "I was walking by Miss Bay's house when I thought I would just pop in for a visit. I knew that she was knitting a sweater for me and I wanted to see how it was coming along. I noticed her study light was on and I decided to peek in from the outside to see if she was in there knitting. There was frost on the window, so I had to wipe it away to see inside. That is when I saw her body. So I kicked in the front door to confirm my suspicions of foul play. I called the police immediately afterward." Lt. Dunnit immediately arrested Mr.Moorland for the murder of Miss Bay. How did he know Mr. Moorland was lying?

E-mail your answer to me at by midnight on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I recently joined holidaymysterygifts and think it is a pretty cool group to belong to. I enjoy knitting, have been knitting for 47 years. I have been kind of busy on the homefront. Our house is 178 years old and beyond repair so we are going to demolish it and put up a modular home. We have been very busy trying to empty the old house and make room for the new! I am a school crossing guard so I can knit while I am waiting for the kids to come...after we are all settled in the new house I will knit there as well.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Plains Crazy Project

The book Plains Crazy was a little too chaotic for me but I read the whole book. I loved the ending too.

So I saw the sock project on the blog made from maize and I just thought I'd send in my sock photo. It's not made with corn or bamboo or anything like that. I just thought these tiny socks were plain crazy! lol

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Plains Crazy Project

I am posting my Plains Crazy project. Since Judy English may have to have chemo when she returns from Paris she will be needing a hat as we all know what happens when someone has chemo. So I knit her a hat with a long eyelash that looks like hair. Another new hair style for her.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Plains Crazy Project

rpm socks
Originally uploaded by kadezmom
Yep. I had to dig through the files for this puppy. With MS4 taking all my time...I had to get mentally creative. Here's my link. The yarn used on the RPM sock (from is Maizy from Crystal Palace. It's partially make with corn husks. DD says they are great. RPM - speeding away to the airport. The red and black remind me of the acme TNT on Road Runner.

Now, if I had TIME on my side, I was going to do something like the waving wheat dishcloth. I went to college in Kansas, and waving the wheat is something I LOVE to do!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Trick or Treat Swap - 2008

Sorry - this swap is for Whoduknit Members only!

Are you ready for another swap? Here's how the Trick or Treat Swap goes - You will be sending your pal:

1. A book with a Halloween theme (this doesn't have to be specifically about Halloween - any scary theme will do. Witches, ghosts, monsters, vampires, villains - you get the picture!

2. A skein of yarn, enough for a one skein project, in fall colors.

3. A pattern for something to make with the yarn. (this could be tricky!)

4. A trick and a treat!

Sign-ups begin today and end next Monday, September 15. You will receive your pal's name by the first day of fall - Sept. 22. Packages should be mailed out by October 23 so they will get there in time for Halloween.

To sign-up, e-mail me at with:

1. Your name

2. Your e-mail address (one that you check frequently)

3. Your mailing address

4. Your phone number (won't be given out)

5. Your blog address if you have one.

6. Your promise that you will complete this swap on time or else notify me if an emergency prevents you from doing so (or we will hunt you down and steal all of your yarn!).

Let the Tricking and Treating begin!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Who Killed Margaret? Solution

Solution: Yup, it was the milkman. There was a newspaper on the porch but no milk bottle because the milkman knew she was dead and did not realize that the sheriff would wait so long to investigate the murder. And the winner in the random drawing this week is.....Holly! Congratulations Holly!

Lt. Dunnit is back with a new murder mystery to solve, and as usual, he needs your help!

Margaret Stove was a recluse who had been stabbed to death two days ago with the very Addie Turbo knitting needles she was using to knit her Mystery Stole. The town sheriff had received an anonymous call at 4 a.m. the day before that she had been murdered, but thought it was just another prank and confessed to Lt. Hugh Dunnit that he didn't investigate it until the next day. He told Lt. Dunnit that Margaret lived alone and never went out of the house. She spent most of her days knitting and her social life revolved around her internet knitting groups. She had been the butt of every practical joke in the book, including the death report, a dozen times.
The sheriff took Lt. Dunnit to Margaret's house and explained, as they stood on the porch that aside from a daily milk and newspaper delivery, the only visitors who saw her regularly were the grocery boy and her doctor, and both were due tomorrow. Lt. Dunnit could see why. The driveway to the house was overgrown and impassable and deliveries obviously had to be made on foot. Dunnit sat down on a rocking chair, the only object on the sagging porch except for two unopened newspapers. "Who was the last person to see Ms. Stove alive?" he asked. "Probably Kara Bella."" the sheriff said. Early on the day of Margaret's death she was driving by and noticed the old lady come out on the porch to take in her bottle of milk." Margaret Stove was supposed to have fifty thousand dollars hidden someplace. We can't find it, or any clues.
"Except for the anonymous telephone call," said Lt. Dunnit. "The murderer never figured you wouldn't investigate within the hour!"
Who did Lt. Dunnit suspect?

e-mail your answer to me at grammieknitsatyahoodotcom by Sunday, September 14 for a chance to win a prize!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Summer Swap!!

I received the most awesome Summer "Yard Sale" Swap from Penny in Canada!! I LOVE everything! I had no clue that Penney was my partner. As you can see, I got 3 "what's cooking" books (I've signed up twice to receive these and haven't gotten anything yet!); a Knit 'N Style mag that I don't already have; a great Vogue Anniversary Issue magazine; a book by Nanette Walters (new author to me) and a book by PD James (one of my favs); a darling pumpkin cross stitch pattern; a greeting card calendar/holder complete with cards; 2 vintage Paton's pattern books; "Homemakers" mag (never heard of this one, so am looking forward to reviewing it); a nice 2009 pocket calendar; a bath scrubber; some Avon bath gel and Silicone Glove hand cream (love both these products!); an adorable tennis shoe bank which makes a great sock yarn "dispenser" (complete with yarn!!); a cool zippered project holder complete with 3 skeins of Bernat afghan yarn; and some adorable note cards, which I am almost out of. WELL DONE, Penny! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lookee! Lookee!

Look what Aunt Kathy sent me for the Yard Sale Swap!
See the two Diane Mott Davidson books? Each one came with something that tied into the book...pancake mix for "Killer Pancake" and Poppyseed Muffin Mix for "The Last Supper".
And see the cook book cover? Aunt Kathy made it for me! She said that the pattern is on her blog....She sent me a lovely Grandmother bookmark with pin (and the pin has a green stone - my favorite!).

Such an awesome surprise!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Plains Crazy Clapotis

When Judy finally got to Paris she was wearing her hand-knit Clapotis, the style inspired by Paris but the colors reminiscent of the wide open spaces and blue skies of the Plains.

Sharon C.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


I finally finished my Dead Sleep Project. Sleeping or dead woman, tubs. I took some artistic liberties with this one. I found a photo of my furtoddler Solara sitting in the sink. Then I asked my girlfriend to pixelate it for me. Then the big task to try to knit it. Please don't laugh when you look at the photo. I took the photo while it was being blocked on my striped chair. Maybe I will make it into a pillow. The pink blob is her nose and was knit with cotton yarn. The rest of her was knit with Cascade 220. I found some shiny silver ribbon yarn for the faucet. Solara is a tabby tortie with white. You can see from the photo the white of her belly. That part of her I knit with some fuzzy yarn. I guess I got a little crazed when I was knitting her paw by her belly which you can see from the photo doesn't look so funny. Her other paw is on the edge of the sink to the left of her head. All her paws are white and her eyes are green.
This is what I tried to knit from but sometimes I knit and didn't check what I was doing so some areas of her look funny.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Bon Voyage.....Winner!

A huge thanks to all of you who took the time to 'invite' us to your town and show us around! And another huge thanks to those of you who also took the time to take the tour and guess whose town you were in. Your names were numbered and the numbers placed in the random number generator and the winner is......Aunt Kathy!!!!
Congratulations Kathy - the souvenir gift bag will be on its way to you soon. Enjoy!
I'll keep the links on the sidebar for those of you who have not had a chance to take the tour yet. Thanks once again - I enjoyed this anniversary celebration immensely! Next time we will have to do it for real!

I hope that you are all packed, have your passports and tickets ready because we have 19 towns to visit!

While it would be great if we could all travel to each place at the same time, I'm afraid that schedules, time differences, etc. would make that just about impossible. So instead, for the rest of this month, take your time and visit each of the towns on the sideboard of this blog. Each link will take you either to a blog, a post, or a website, where you can read all about what you will be doing in that town.

Be sure to leave your host a comment on their blog, or a reply to their post to let them know how you enjoyed your visit. Then answer the questions below for a chance to win a souvenir gift bag from my town. The bag is handmade by a local artisan (that would be me LOL), and is filled with a Downeast Maine Cookbook, roving from Friends Folly Farm in Momouth, ME., Sandalwood Sage handmade soap from the Prospect Harbor Soap Co. , The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw, a Maine author, a mini-album to put photos of your trip in, Note cards by artist Pam Britton, a miniature Portland Head Lighthouse, and a few surprise goodies.
Send your answers to me at grammieknitsatyahoodotcom by August 31 to be eligible to win.

1. We'll be sipping cool Mint Juleps when we arrive in this member's town.

2. This member is going to take us to visit a place where we might meet some of the convicted killers in our mysteries.

3. Which famous movie stars were regulars visitors to this member's town?

4. This member will take us to Näsineula where we will have a birds eye view of her town and the surrounding lakes.

5. What will we see on our Lolly the Trolley tour when we visit this member?

6. We'll be knitting along in wine country when we visit this member.

7. The Village of Yesteryear sounds like an interesting place for this member to take us when we visit her.

8. Ever been to a kite festival? This member may take us to one.

9. This member offered her DH to chauffeur us around when we visit her.

10. We will spend some time knitting on park benches with beautiful fountains around us when we visit this member.

11. We'll be going out on a lobster boat to catch our supper when we visit this member's town.

12. If you have always wanted to visit a castle, this member will take you there.

13. Which famous poet was once a resident in this member's town?

14. This member will show us where Chihuly glass is made.

15. Wear your red, white and blue when we visit this member because we will be in the official home of Uncle Sam.

16. View photo's of this member's latest vacation, then decide where you would like her to take you.

17. This member thinks her town is boring - but how could we be bored when we are with her!

18. Look out for the Kudzu in this member's town - maybe we can spin some into Kudzu fiber?

19. Ever see a 10 ft. mouse statue - you will when you visit this member.