Wednesday, May 24, 2006

See what my Secret Pal 8 sent me? What a great Surprise!
Thank you Secret Pal. Love the Mason Dixon book. I'm afraid
I all ready have the Socks That Soar book. But if my SecretPal
doesn't mind too much I will pass it on to my own Secret Pal.
At any rate, can't wait to make something in the Mason Dixon book.

Still knitting on the dish cloth for
my email friend. Forgot to take
that Picture when I did the
books. Such a nut.

So I've been knitting

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Hi all,

Yes, I've been knitting, but haven't taken a picture of it yet. Will do so soon.

Making a dish cloth for an email friend, that I've been writing daily to for years. This is the first thing I've ever knitted for her. Her birthday just passed and I didn't send her anything. Hence the dish cloth.

Downloaded the pattern quite a while ago, and never made it. But written on is "Too Big". So yes, it does appear big, but then again it's a dish cloth, and the ones I have that are bought are about the same size. So it should be all right. Can't figure out how I wrote that on it since I'm sure I never knit it before.

Well, I have a Secret Pal, and a Secret Pal has me. We've all been emailing, but need to get some things together to send to my pal.

Somehow hurt my knee last knee last night. Hurts to walk. We walked around the house on the driveway, and twice is usually all right, but we walked 3 times and now it hurts. It had been getting better. Oh well.

So, I've been knitting.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Well, I knit a pair of fingerless gloves. They didn't look good laying on the table, so wouldn't you know, I had them on when hubby came in with my camera and took a picture. So, you get me, with my fingerless gloves on.

Still haven't figured out what to knit. Found some sock yarn that my son had given me one Christmas. It's Patons Kroy Socks yarn in Winter Eclipse color. Need to find a toe down pattern as I want to try it on as I knit, so I will know it fits. So, might do that, but we will see.

So, no knitting today

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hope you all had wonderful Mother's Day!

I was taken out to dinner and then we picked out a digital camera for me. It's cool. So in order for the screen on the back not get scratched I knitted a Camera Cozy for it. This is a fuzzy picture, got too close I guess. Sorry. Used some left over wool yarn that I used for my Mom's stocking hat. Didn't take long to knit.

Looking for something else to knit. Can't decide.

So I knitted.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Well, I think I'm finally getting the hang of pictures in my blog. My secret sister #8 told me how to do it. Thanks, secret sis.

Well, I'm getting these on my blog, but not sure how to get them arranged. I think I
should have chosen where to put them before saying ok. I'll try the next one.

I think I'll stop there as it is a little weird layout. The first one is the progress a while ago on the baby blanket I've been making. I'm a little farther than that now.

The next one is that cool red purse I made. Those are all I-cords on it, but I cheated and made them with one of those small red kiddie things. Because there were 30 or more of those to make. Haven't ever used the purse, but it's cute.

Next to the red purse is the blue scarf. That's nice wide heavy scarf and it was wonderful to wear with my coat this winter, wrapped around my neck to keep the cold out.

The last picture is the fuzzy scarf I made. I used a fuzzy yarn and strait yarn together to make it. Sorry, don't have knitting journal yet, and forgot the specifics.

Well, now that I've done some pictures, I will now start including them, maybe one at a time in my posts. It's easy, now the Secret Sis 8 gave me the head's up on how to do it.

I just knit a Wash cloth for my Mother for Mother's Day. Finally sent it today. Seems like every time I make something for my mother, it has mistakes in it. I had made her a stocking hat and that had mistakes in it too. I'm not a good frogger, and end up starting over, so I instead I just ignore mistakes. Silly me.

I also just finished a pair of fingerless gloves. They were knit with some bluish green cotton Sugar and Cream yarn. They were knit flat and then sewn leaving the hole for the thumb. I made them both at the same time on a circular needle, so I didn't have to do one, and then the other. They feel good on. It's interesting that the cast on for one is a bit tighter than the cast on for the other.

So, now I need to knit something else. Maybe the shawl that I had started and then frogged. We'll see.

So, I've been knitting.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

This post is for my Secret Sister to see.

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Wool,and wool with other fibers. Don't like Red Heart yarn.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? A Basket

3. How long have you been knitting? About 5 years. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Somewhere in the intermediate range.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No, But I just ordered Big Girl Knits

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) Vanilla, and I shower not take baths.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes, Deep Dark Chocolate

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I read and read and read. No, don't spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I'm 56 and I like the oldies, 1950-1960 rock. Have MP3 player, and can listen on Computer.

9. What's your favorite color? Blue Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? No orange, and not much yellow

10. What is your family situation? Married, 3 Kids all grown and gone. Do you have any pets? No, my poodles died, and hubby said no more.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, but I am 6 ft. tall, and quite heavy. Wear 2x or 3x. Also have big head and hands.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Don't have a favorite yet. Want to learn to knit socks on 2 circulars next.

13. What are you knitting right now? Fingerless gloves, and a baby blanket.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circular, small sizes. Need 2 each size 2, 3, and 4 in 16" length. Not plastic.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No, but would like.

17. How did you learn to knit? Taught myself years ago, made a baby blanket that turned out the size of a doll blanket. Never knitted till about 5 years ago, I took an online class to learn about gauge. Been knitting since.

18. How old is your oldest UFO? 3 months

19. What is your favorite holiday? Like them all.
20. Is there anything that you collect? Snowmen, but only cute ones.

21. Any books, Mason Dixon Knitting yarns, needles See Above or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Yes, it's from, Traditional Fair Isle with a Twist. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Don't subscribe to any at the moment.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Intarsia.

23. Are you a sock knitter? I want to be.What are your foot measurements? I wear a Woman's size 11, or a Men's size 9.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 02/25