I love Knitting,reading,quilting and cooking. I have three children and a grandaughter. So I very rarely get to knit or quilt for myself. I'm not complaining.

Monday, November 19, 2007


These are Clogs for my daughter Jami. They are my first felted project. I used the Paton Classic wool and the pattern from Fiber Trends.They go up fast but I found the pattern was not confusing but printed so small with so many sizes I had to rewrite it for the size I needed.

Felted bag

Sorry about not blogging for so long, but Ravelry called. It is the best.
I can find out what a yarn looks like in a finished project before I even order it. We all write comments so you can alter a pattern before you even start it.
Well enough for now about Ravelry.
I have finished knitting my felted bag and just need to felt it. I loved working with the Paton Classic Wool. I have already felted a pair of knitted clogs and the Paton felts beautifully.
I also learned a Ravelry not to mix two different yarn together as they might felt at a different rate.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

New Project

This my first attempt at a felted bag, of course I didn't pick a small project. This is Vogue Holiday issue 2006. I joined the fair isle felted tote on Blogspot and the Bag-A-Holic yahoo. They both have been quit helpful.

summers over

Sorry about not up the blog. Summer just seems to run away with time. Health issue are also present . I have started my first glove but pulled it all out because my daughters have the smallest bones. I have just order size zero needles from knitpicks and as soon as I get them I will start over again.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


We have two new kittens. My daughter found them along side the road. I wish people would neuter they animals because not everyone is a sucker like me.

They have chewed thought all the cables on my needles and now I have to wait to buy more. But I love them just the same. I think I have talked my son into taking one. I think 2 dogs and 6 cats is a little to many.

kool-aid socks

I have always wanted to try dyeing yarn so these socks are done with http://kntpicks.com dk weight yarn. I used the toe up pattern in Interweave Magazine and each strip is a different flavor of Kool-aid. I had a lot of fun dyeing the yarn and with all the yarn shop over one hour away I think I will be doing this again.


Although these look like the last pair I made they are the leftovers and palette yarn from http://kntpicks.com/ . It's amazing how close the colors are.
Size 2 circular
60 stitches top down
Sorry about not blogging for a while but summer has happen and the days go by so fast. I have been busy knitting and reading everyone elses blogs. I haven't gotten back to quilting yet and I have to finish to duffle bags for my daughter for gifts.


Sorry about not blogging lately but I have been busy with summer and knitting. I have finished two more pairs of socks and I'm now trying to knit the Iris garden from http://six_sock_knitalong/. I haven't gotten back to my quilting yet but hope to start soon.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


We haven't named her yet, but she seems to be making our land her home. She is trying to get brownies out of the bottom of a dunkin donuts cup.


This is one of our older cats. Her name is Libby and she is the biggest cat we have. She loves to eat and is the gentlest one of all the cats

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day

Well everyone ditched me for Memorial day. Kati (gd) started working as a lifeguard, Jodi was in Maryland meeting her boyfriend's parents. Nick met a new girl and Jami was in and out with her bf.

I got a lot of knitting done. Finished a pair of socks in Sockotta and have one more skein to go. I really like the way this knits up.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fair Isle Help

Well I put the question to my fair Isle group and they came up with a lot of ways to correct this. I'm going to try them all and see what works best for me. I'm also going to list them in my next post. Maybe someone else is looking for some hints.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fair Isle

I have been working on Patterns I order from the I love lama series. I finished the desired animal and have to pull the whole sock out because it was to tight. I was using the weave technique. I didn't want to carry float on the inside of the sock.

update Frogged this and never pick up again. Have plans to start soon.

Received for Mother's day 2 skeins of sockotta. I have already started one pair on circular needles. Sorry about the picture, I am still trying to figure out the camera.

Monday, May 7, 2007


And this is Angel. She was a stray and the vet told my daughter to take her home and hold her because she wouldn't las the night. That was about a year ago. She is blind in one eye and cannot control her hind legs well. She is a blessing.
This is Alley on the quilt I made for my bed.

Finished both sock only took a picture of one. These are my first pair of sock on one circular needles. I only use circular now for all my socks. I did not like the yarn for knitting or wearing. It is cascade 200 I think. It is very itchy to wear.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

My first pair of toe up socks. My gd is modeling them because she wanted to be a foot model. I use figure eight cast on with short row heel. I ended up with a lot of hole on the short row so I'm now trying a different heel.

During my absent for knitting I made myself this bag to carry my projects with me when I leave the house which is not often. It is a Lazy girl pattern.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

52 pairs

I used Austermann step for these sock with just a generic sock pattern. Even though I started the yarn at the same place the strips do not match at the toes. Hence I have join to toe up kal so my toes will always match.(ha)

Sick sick sic

I can not get over this sinus infections. Two trips to the doctor and still no relief.
I have so many projects going and no brain cells to use.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

First pair of sock

Well here their are my first pair of socks. I was told to use a bulky yarn so I made these dorm socks for the gdaughter.


Well today is Sunday and still no pictures. My gdaughter is now charging the camera, so I hope to have pictures later tonight

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

iiThis is my first entry in my blog. All the blogs I visited in my quest for socks patterns has made me want to share some of my creations to . I hope to be adding to this page soon with photos and news from the home front.