Monday, July 30, 2007

Feast Quiz

something new, a FEAST ?

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.
* I had a doll grandma Thelma gave me and I had a red stuffed small toy with a plastic/rubber face. He had a pointed head. I dont know what it was but i loved it.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?
*I am a 10. maybe a 12. I have to be. I am responsible here at home for everything.

Where would you rather be at this very moment?
*With my mother. I would give almost anything to be with my mom.

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?
*Yesterday. I looked up information bar for microsoft internet explorer info.

Fill in the blank: I have ____________ but I haven’t ____________.
*I have a great big family, but I haven't got anyone for myself.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Almost To The Underarm Area!

Now to decide how long to make it to the underarm. This will be for a 38" bust measurement. I think after the 15 rows left on this repeat I will divide up for the sleeve area. I love how the colors are turning out.
Rainbow and Teal kauni from Astrid's.

New Sweater Graph In Color

since it is given for free, I am not giving any secret away, just converting the graph to my own representation of the colors that are shown by symbols.

The graph uses yellow, gray, red, coral, green, the sweater uses natural and gray for almost the entire rest of the sweater, only this graph is in color.

the gray i used or the red, coral, green, and yellow may not match the actual colors of yarn at all. they are used here only to help show the rose graph in color instead of symbols.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Kauni Sweater inside and out

New Project anyone else interested??

This image shown with permission.

I saw this sweater pattern picture online while yarn shopping at Astrid's. Now I have to knit it. So I wonder if anyone else out there is interested in a knit along for this sweater? I love it. After I finish the kauni sweater I am working on I will be starting this one. Waiting on my yarn now. I like the fast shipping times and yarn choices I get at Astrid's so I will be getting mine there. I wanted to use the exact yarn as used in the pattern. Matching the colors is important to me because I want to end up with a result as close to that pic as I can get.

if you think you might want to join me and knit it with me send me an email and let me know. Already sure you want to do it? contact Astrid for same yarn. Click her Purple link above and go to her site.

New Knit-A-Long Blog up for this sweater!

I can't wait to get started!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sweater **UPDATED**

I have been working on my sweater now about 3 weeks or more. Designing it, getting the yarn, then I had to knit the bottom ribbing 3 times to get it right. I even tried a picot hem bottom. I am using Kauni from Astrid's and size 4 circs. Here you can see a small piece of the bottom of the sweater. For Roses I am using teal mixture kauni and wine rose mixture and for the new design I am using a teal mixture for the back ground and the Rainbow kauni for the main part of the sweater. on the left is roses design, on the right is the new design.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Quick Pic of Socks

Gold, May, Baby Breath, Peach, Lily of Valley, Green Leaf

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Spinning And Knitting In The Heat

Just thinking about spinning in this heat is enough to make your feet swell up! Way over 90 and sticky heat. I had washed a fleece but somehow it just did not get clean. It had that 'ram' odor. So I just could not spin it. Then a couple of new KAL popped up. I figured with enough help I could finally 'gitterdone'. I used a whole bottle of dish soap and tub after tub of hot water. Finally clean enough to spin so I filled 2 bobbins and then plied them. I ended up with just a touch under 200 yards of two ply fingering in a really pretty gray. It is soft and smells clean and fresh now. I can't wait to knit with it.

It really was not the fleece at all. It was how I washed it. But I didn't know so I will just do better from now on.

My twist is uneven and I do wish I could get a good twist going on so it would be all nice and smooth. Any hints or tips on making a better yarn would be greatly appreciated!

OTN a new cardigan for someone special. Using Kauni in teal mix and wine mix with roses roses roses all over it. I am using size 3 needles and the Philosopher Wool 2 color method. Loving the fabric I am making. I did get off to a false start with the ribbing and have to do it 3 times before it was ok. I love Kauni. Next I want to get the natural one AA and the gorgeous gray one BB. And of course every color she sells!!

At first I thought it was just me, that Kauni was new and it was a passing fancy of mine but there are thousands on the internet knitting it right now. So it can't just be me loving this simple, plain, wonderful wool. Watching the color bands show up and feeling the wool fabric growing.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

WhenEver August Sock Pattern

For anyone that wants to purchase this pattern please go to the WhenEver sock group and join for free. I understand paying for a pattern now and not getting to knit it for a whole month.
If you order and pay for the August pattern now you can choose any one of the for-sale patterns on this site and get it FREE to knit now while you wait for the August pattern release.

Anyone that already purchased the August pattern please email me and choose your one free pattern.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Dozens of Free Sock Patterns

There are dozens of free sock patterns in the files section of my yahoo group.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Free Shawl Patterns

To BlissfulKnitter and anyone else that wrote.
the shawl pattern is free, just email me so i can send it to you free.
the emails keep coming back. i can't send them.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Whirly Gig Summer Fun Socks Pattern

A lovely yahoo group WHENEVER invited me to be sock pattern hostess for the August Sock. The picture of the socks and the close up of the stitch definition is in the files/ photos section of that group.
You must join that free group, look over the pic, then email me and let me know you want it.
Payments for the August Sock Pattern Whirly Gig Summer Fun can be made now.
Prefer PayPal but can accept mailed checks or money orders.
Contact me by email for pay pal payment.
Contact me by email for home mailing address.
The pattern cannot be sent to you until AUGUST FIRST. This gives you time to choose your yarn or order it if you need to. Any sock yarn will be good for the whirly gigs and it will be a great stash buster pattern. I chose not to sell a kit to cut down on costs. Postage has gone up again and this way you get the pattern in the email immediately.

between now and then they have a wonderful JULY pattern hostess with a great pattern and some older super patterns or kits.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Grandkids , the adventure, the saga continues.

We now have all 3 grandkids here. My son is working as hard as he can to help out. But little boys want bikes and new shoes and gym shorts. I am a big thrift store shopper but still it can be terrible to start a little kid all over again. He lost everything he had in the move. Clothes, toys, shoes, all of it. He came here to daddy with a small handful of clothes and some shoes that was too short already. He has gained ten pounds and inches taller too. Is now a lovely nut brown and as healthy as a horse.

So there is a never ending list of stuff that kids want. The oldest boy grand kid had a birthday on Saturday. He turned 14, he wants a video game and to go to the Harry Potter new movie.
So I put his birthday off until next week and hope we get to go. Right now youngest grandson's dad, my boy Harold is using my car to get to work every day. The 'van' quit again. If it was a horse we would put it down for good. My car has a bad habit of just quitting. Driving along on a freeway and the motor cuts off. We can't figure it out but are trying to get at least one of them fixed for reliable transportation.

Our life here is an adventure. Everyday brings something new.

Baby's Breath Lace Sock

This looks lovely in white but it also is wonderful in all kinds of spring colors.

Give it a try in pink, blue, lavendar, or yellow?

If you would like to purchase this sock pattern to help support a very

active and great grandson please email me at: JEANIE

write Baby Breath in the subject line. Thank you.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Horrific Floods In Kansas!

Some of the worst flooding, video HERE, is happening in my home town of Fredonia, Kansas. The entire town is flooded and no power is available. I have many relatives there and sincerely hope it is as safe as possible.