Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
While our fearless leader is under the weather, I thought I would pick up the slack a bit. I've updated the books for October, November and December. I just finished What the Dead Want. I so very much enjoyed it. It took a bit to get into it but once there, I thoroughly enjoyed it and have to say that the ending was really good. If you are one of those people that read the last chapter first, you'll never figure this one out by doing so!
A new poll will be coming out soon. Keep an eye out for it.
If anyone wants to do an exchange, while it is probably a tad late to do it for December, we might want to do something to pick up the douldrum blues of winter. Let me know what you all think. And if anyone wants to run it, that would be good too!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I did get my summer swap package from Chris Love. It was a great package and if you want to see a pic and read about it . . . you have to go to my blog . . . yes, it is a plot to get people over to my blog. So, do I have you interested? Hmmmm. If so, go here.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
There was Texas candy, including those giant spicy jelly beans (think I'll pass those along to my DH!), pecans, a magnet, bookmark, a handmade dishcloth with the shape of Texas on it, and a bar of handmade Bluebonnet soap that smells wonderful, a book, The Last King of Texas, which looks great, a "Speak Texan" book, some postcards, and some very pretty note cards. And then there is the yarn - hand dyed sock yarn in my favorite shade of green and a pattern for Texas Hold 'Em socks. How perfect is that!
Thanks so much Joan for a wonderful Texas vacation!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Lt. Hugh Dunnit felt the cool east wind on the back of his neck as he knocked on the front door of the Boucle's house. In spite of the clear morning sunshine, he felt a chill as he looked at the three splintered bullet holes in the door. Sgt. Howie Dunnit (his brother) let Hugh into the house and Lacey Boucle explained what had happened the night before.
She said she had been afraid lately because she thought someone had been following her. She kept seeing a Burgundy Subaru in her rear view mirror. "I thought my husband was at work. His secretary, Miss Cashmere, called around six to tell me my husband would be working late yesterday. So when I heard someone at the front door, I was frightened. I thought someone was breaking in, so I got my husband's gun and I hid behind the door. When the door opened I saw a shadow fall across the floor. I knew someone had come into my house. I didn't wait to see who it was. I was too frightened. I shot through the door. When I looked around the door I couldn't believe I saw my husband lying dead on the floor. I became completely unraveled."
Lt. Hugh Dunnit looked at Sgt. Howie Dunnit and shook his head. "No, it wasn't an accident, was it Mrs. Boucle?" Lt. Dunnit asked.
Why didn't they believe her story?
Scroll down for the solution:
At 6pm, the shadow would be falling to the east not the west since the Boucle front door faces east. Lacey Boucle claimed she saw a shadow fall across the floor as the door opened. At that time of night a shadow would fall behind whoever was opening the door and Lacey would not see it. She needs to cast on a lawyer who can knit together a defense.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yes, it is time for our summer swap! This time you will be taking your secret pal on a virtual vacation of your home state. Here are some suggestions - you certainly don't have to send all or any of these - use your imagination!
Something your state is famous for
Yarn from your state
A book written by an author from your state or
A book that takes place in your state
Anything made in your state (and that could be something made by you!)
Get the picture? Want to play? Sign-ups begin now. Pals will be assigned by June 15. Packages should be mailed by July 15. That will give you plenty of time to put together a virtual vacation package for your pal, and your pal will still have some summer left to enjoy it. As usual, stash in good condition and gently used books are always acceptable.
To sign up send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your
smoking or non-smoking
US or International
Any additional info you think I should have
Sunday, June 06, 2010
A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be her dream guy so much, that she fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him. A few days later she killed her sister.
Question: What is her motive for killing her sister?
E-mail your answers to me -mailto:-email@example.com by Sunday, June 6. (Do not send your answer to the Whoduknit Group!) Correct answers will go into a drawing for a prize from the prize locker.
If you answer this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American Psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly. If you get it right - I'll know who to stay away from!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My project for Deadly Night by Heather Graham is a bookmark knitted with Hempathy yarn. This is my first time knitting with this yarn and I like it. The bookmark is my own design. I casted on 16 stitches and knitted/purled whatever came to me. I wanted more of a cafe au lait color to remind me of a character in the book but had to settle for a darker shade of brown. I added the framed cameo to remind me of a painting on a wall. The single rose was a gift of some sort. The names Fiona, Flynn, and Henry were added to remind me of characters in the book.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I received my April Fool's package from Lilli. It's really nice. It contained 2 books, flower shaped lollipops, Werther's candies - which I really like, 2 skeins of yarn (and I just bought the new Knitscene Easy magazine today - in hopes of actually finishing something ;) ), an aquarium where the fish "grow" when you add water - so does the towel, plus a really nice notepad. Thanks Lilli.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
This is what I saw when I opened by box.
I also received some of my faved Jelly Bellys and the tin is more than half gone already and a new mystery to read. The book looks like a good one.
Here is the entire package.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
For my WhoDuKnit projects, I plan to make bookmarks. The pattern I chose for this months project is Backbone Bookmark by Kiersten Brandt. Here's a link to the pattern:
There are clues in my bookmark. The orange and the red are important. The purple is one of my favorite shades of lipsticks. The yellow reminds me of days I spent playing in the sun. The backbone design reminds me of the song Dry Bones. "The head bone connected to the neck bone, the neck bone connected to the back bone, etc. I love that song. The beads were added to give a childlike feel to the bookmark. The shape of the bookmark kinda reminds me of a glass container a scientist may have in their lab.
I enjoyed reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and knitting and decorating my bookmark.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Um, let's see, this is inspired by which book....????? Um, um.... Okay, for ooh and ahh rights: a felted and very useful yarn bowl. In other words, protection for your wool from the kitty cats and dust bunnies! I made up the idea (but not the base bowl pattern) and am using and loving it.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Here's my project for Aunt Dimity's Death--a blanket, in honor of the blankets Lori's friend made. I wish the author had told us more about these "works of art." This one goes to my 7 year old grandaughter--she wanted a new "knitted blanket" to replace the worn-out baby afgan I knit for her.
Joan in West Texas
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
Now I need to finish the book. I am so behind in my readings.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I received three different yarns in my package.
Here is first of the yarns I received. This is bamboo from Southwest Trading Company. The color is more lilac than it shows in the photo.
Here is the second yarn I receeived. It was dyed for me. It will make some nice socks.
This is the cover of the Christmas card I received with my swap package.
Again a big thank-you to Heather for her lovely packge.
Boy this sure was difficult to post on today.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
This is the blanket that occupied me during my husband's surgery. Thank goodness I didn't try anything more complicated because I dropped a strategic stitch during the day I was most worried about DH and re-knit a large chunk of the blanket today. The kitty in the picture has been trying to steal the blanket even on the needles.
No snakes for me--but this blanket could have been knit for new baby David Anthony in Murder Carries a Torch. (By the way, that book also sustained me at the hospital.)
Sunday, January 03, 2010
My favorite ornament wasn't in the ornament boxes we opened this in December and I was mostly too busy to worry about selecting another for the contest (congratulations, Patt!). But my husband ran across my fav as we were organizing and culling the Christmas decorations today. I just had to post it (I think you see why.) My oldest daughter was about 3-1/2 at the time, as I recall. Somewhere I hope we still have the accompanying wise man and camel (you would be surprised how much a camel resembles a wise man). What you see is an angel, as carefully explained by my daughter Bethany many years ago. It is about 4 inches long and frequently still hangs on our Christmas tree.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
These are my favorite highlights of Nate's surprise package to me. The famous bag (already mentioned and coveted by my daughters) is shown with how much it can hold. The yarn in front was Nate's added gift to me. The Santa is a make-your-own ornament that I just loved. The package also contained an ornament I did not have to make, filled with Life Savers, a cheery snow globe, and a snowflake mug that I used all December. Many thanks, Nate!