Saturday, December 29, 2007

Another $3.00 Scarf

This is another three dollars scarf made of peacock courtesy of the dollar bin at my local yarn shop. I used a random strip generator to do the stripes. And decided to know and not weave in ends. It makes me smile everytime I touch it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Yesterday I went to the LYS which as having a sale. In the dollar bin I found three balls of Peacock (color 04) which resulted in this $3.00 scarf. Three Balls. Two hours. Size 17 needles. Garter stitch. 13 Stitches.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fingerless Mitts

I finish my projects after everybody else on KALS has moved onto other things. At least I get the benefit of being inspired by all the postings. These are only four days late, so that is s record for me.

These are Fetching fingerless gloves by Cheryl Niamath, published in the Summer 06 issue of They are made in Debbie Bliss cashmerino aron in color 300610, deep red. I used two circular size five needles because my hand is small and I wanted them extra dense for warmth. Two cable repeats were added at the wrist, four extra rows in the body, another cable repeat by the fingers, and an additional four rounds at the thumb. They are warm and toasty and I am very pleased.

With warm regards to all,


Monday, December 24, 2007

New Years Resolution: Use Stash, Use Stash, Use Stash

I have not taken an inventory. I don't really want to know. Maybe my New Years Resolution should be to have less in my stash then when I started. Maybe it should be to buy no new yarn and knit, knit, knit what I have until the Maryland Sheep Festival in May.

Although I plan to use my sock stash...I also intend to concentrate on the rest of my stash. Usually when I get sweater yarn, I have a pattern in mind. However, I am sure that I am not the only person who can't remember what she intended to do with some yarn...not a clue...nada...when she finally was ready to knit....This year I began putting a copy of the pattern with newly acquired yarn.

Another plan is to convince my daughters to adopt and knit some of my stash....a win win situation.

I have been going through books, my patterns stash, and the internet pulling out sock patterns I like. My next plan is to pair yarns with patterns. I like the idea of making my own kits.

Right now I am trying to finish 5 projects before beginning another.....and hopefully begin and finish my January socks by the end of the month......

Ready to begin.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


This is my first pair of jaywalkers. The socks are made from Socks That Rock lightweight in the "Fire on the Mountain" colorway. I made the socks smaller to fit my foot by putting only 6 stitches between the increase and decreases. I am very pleased with the outcome and had alot of fun making the to my other unfinished works in progress.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Beck is abroad

The Beck has departed for two semesters abroad in Spain. Of course she is within a 15 minute walk of the fashion district in Madrid....only the Beck. She is having alot more fun than any of her immediate family members......may her luck always continue. And may she have a Wonderful Time!!!!!!!!!!! And may she keep her "ningas" out of my computer...hence the attached photo.....ha...ha...ha...Love ya Beck!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Empty Nest Revisited

My daughter is officially a medical student. I miss her, but there is a certain freedom in having an adult child move out...again. We are so excited and proud!
Work starts again on Monday. So I have been spending my time trying to get my house in order and my knitting projects finished.
Second Daughter is still home for another month and I have to say that I feel joy sitting and just talking and knitting with her.

Monday, July 16, 2007

My Man Squeaker

This is Squeaker. He is a blue and gold macaw.

I tried to put it in my last post. But hark, I now know how to post an image. Will wonders never cease.

Being a Novice

I cannot believe that I have started a Blog. Everytime I think my computer skills are up to par, I find something new to explore. Learning how this "thing" works is my next challenge and adventure. I am excited to see how this thing progresses.

This Blog is named in honor of my man, Squeaker.