Monday, April 30, 2007

You Know Who You Are ! !


Someone very special to me is getting something made with this yarn. Did you ever see anything more gorgeous in your life?? It looks like a peacock in the sun and feels like clouds and feathers.



May Socks

I found the cutest lace pattern to use for some new
May Socks. I like the yarn but think the touch of
mohair in it makes the pattern a little hazy.

Lily Of The Valley and Lilac Socks by Marnel Verstegen




These superb socks were knitted by
Marnel Verstegen
I think her photography is as
beautiful as her knitting!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New LOV Socks Pattern soon


I am finishing the testing of the new socks right now.
Lily Of The Valley Socks LOV socks pattern soon.
I think they look like
Victorian Bridal Socks. With May and June coming soon
these are the perfect socks to knit.
Lily of the Valley is the flower for May.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Patterns Coming Soon and Update On 'The Boys'

Lily Of The Valley Socks will be coming out soon. I also have more on the needles. I want to thank the people that helped me with my project to support my son's efforts in raising his little boy and getting his new job. This means a lot to all of us.

Peach Petals Tested.

These are lovely in white. I think they are wonderful. link is on the right side of blog
to purchase this pattern.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Peach Petal Socks Now Testing.





Peach Petals, a lovely simple lacy repeat that knits up quickly

and is wonderful in your choice of yarns and colors.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Green Leaves By Susanne Chotty


I received the most gorgeous pic of the finished Green Leaf Socks knitted and tested by Susanne Chotty.
She did a wonderful job on these!!
Email Me to purchase this pattern.

FREE PATTERN for LILAC socks still available

Top right pic of LILAC SOCKS totally free pattern just email me with Purple or Lilac in the subject line and ask for the free pattern. Email Link on far right side of blog.
Gold Socks Pattern now available for purchase, and Green Leaves is being tested right now.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Two Happy Boys

My son Harold and his son Jordan. Now that is pure Love.

Blog Button

I got a new blog button!


Sweater for Nina

Ok I finally finished Nina's Sweater. I got the yarn a year and a half ago. When I saw the perfect starter pattern online I was inspired to do it. This used 4 skeins of an acrylic wool mix yarn and size 7 circ.
It took 2 days to knit. I intended to finish it the second day after starting, but took a couple of days off to help son, then picked it back up and did it. Was a fun knit. I used rows of Lilac lace at the top and bottom and an edging from another source.It does not pull in at waist or flare out at bottom but i pulled it in and fanned it out for the pic details on the body form. Picture is taken in the shade and is a much lighter pinks to cocoa color. sure hope she likes it.



Saturday, April 14, 2007

Surf is Up, Go Look At These SHOES!

i am in love, go here, scroll down, look at the cutest little pair of shoes I have ever seen!

Lilacs in Bloom

Lilacs are blooming on the internet, see them here and here and check the dye job on that yarn on that last link. What truly lovely socks.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

FREE Lilac Sock Pattern Available

The Free Lilac Sock Pattern is still available. The KAL for this is still currently running. Contact me for this free pattern. Over 1400 free copies so far!!

The Gold Socks Pattern is also still available for purchase. Contact me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

red lace shawl pattern

Cheryl in Australia your return address wont work on your email
i would be glad to send the pattern, contact me

Betty Powers BC Sock Pattern Now Available!!



The new Betty Powers BC Sock Pattern is now available at Astrid's

this is written to help with Breast Cancer Research.


My mother is a survivor and I wrote it in tribute to her.
I love you so much Mom!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Gold Socks Pattern


If you are interested in purchasing this pattern please
click the email me link
on the far right side of this blog.
PayPal preferred. $5
Will immediately email pdf.
Please Put Gold Socks Pattern in the subject line.
This pattern is in written format. It also comes with
charts for doing it on 4 dpn and
the charts for doing it on 2 circs.

Finished Size 12 Socks


I finally finished the big socks I was trying to make. They measure 11 inches long on the foot part. I sure hope they fit. Pretty stretchy so I think they will be ok.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sending Prayer Your Way Friend

I would like to ask for special prayers for someone so very close to me. I love you so dearest and want all the best for you. Know that we are all thinking very good thoughts special just for you.

With All My Love To You Dearest

Angel of God,
My gaurdian dear,
Through whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day,
Be at my side,
To light and gaurd,
To rule and guide.
Amen.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Lilac Sock Pattern

Over 1200 copies now emailed. I sure would love to see some knitted socks!! If you received a copy of this pattern and would like to share your sock pictures please leave a comment and tell us where we can see them. Hope you are enjoying the Lilac Socks KAL.

When you leave a comment, I can not reply to it. They just bounce back. The only way I can email the pattern is if you email me direct or join the KAL above and ask for the pattern.
I tried to send the pattern to both comments listed here. Both bounced right back.
the bounce back email address says no-reply.

Look to the far right side of this blog for Email Me. click it and get an email direct to me to request the pattern. Put Purple or Lilac in the subject so it will go in the correct folder for me to quickly send the free pattern to you.

Babies And Knitting

if you have babies and if you knit you have got to see this gorgeous blankie . His knitting is just so wonderful. Makes me want to get some of those lighted needles and knit that baby blankie at night I do so much knitting in the evening. You meet the greatest people online.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Crochet too?

and finally, I saw the great ripple along. here and here and here so i had to find a good crochet project to play with too. a great big size K hook and 2 strands of red heart acrylic and away I go!
pattern i am using is the blue one on the cover of this book. i am really enjoying the larger hook and yarn.

HollyHocks and Brown Lace