Thursday, December 04, 2008

Blue Gray Finished

Pattern is being typed up now.
Available soon.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Blue Gray Evilla Wool Shawl

I am in love with this wool. I got it from ASTRID'S Dutch Obsessions.
She has absolutely the most gorgeous yarns.

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Adventures Of Knitting Nellie

I mailed off a few Knitting Nellies. See one below.

Then go check out her adventure.

I still haven't quit laughing!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hope this shows the detail better.

Find this gorgeous yarn at ASTRID'S Dutch Obsessions
It is Trekking Hand Art in the Trinidad colorways.

Melody's Trinidad Lace Stole

Finally finished , packaged up, and going out in the mail!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Silly Molly Staying Warm

she thinks she is all covered up in the bed. but there is a lot of dog meat hanging out!! She is very short haired so she covers up at night with me. As we head for snow in the weather truthfully I'm glad to have the doggie heating pad!!

My Coat Material

I'm putting pic of the material I sewed my coat from here to show to a friend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Finally a finished project!!

I bet you thought I never finish anything but I do!
This stole is my new design. It has a lovely Victorian feel to it. Right now it is blocking er uh drying on a door placed over the dryer and washer.
This was knitted with Trekking Hand Art yarn available at
A very nice stole can be done with 2 skeins, I used 2 1/2 and made it bigger.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bollywood Movies and Music

Does anyone else just LOVE Bollywood? I am absolutely devoted to the movies/dvds. I can watch them over and over. I love the music and the singing and dancing. I don't care that I have to use subtitles at all. Just super entertainment. The best source I have found so far is

I can spend hours just shopping around at that site!
All kinds of free stuff there to watch and listen to also.
Nope I don't get a discount, I just really like it!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ivy Shawl

Glazed Carrots Laceweight Wool.

Hunting that perfect pattern for this bright orange
glazed carrots wool from Handpainted Yarns.

I am noticing a lot of BLUE knitting lately?

i tried showing pictures of the many mittens, the peacock shawl and mystic waters shawl.
all inprogress. They go along with the other dozen inprogress projects......
but the pics showed up so dark it was not good. i will try to get outside and take new pics.
here is a early shot of the mario mitten in palette wool

Friday, September 05, 2008

rob ouch

grandson meets van.
grandson zero.
van one.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Subject: TAG

Two names you go by:
1. Jean
2. Jeanie
Two things you are wearing right now:
1. tie dye tee shirt
2. stretchy pants

Two longest car rides:
1. Kansas to California
2. Michigan to Oregon

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Knit
2. Weave/ and Read about evenly

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. To have peace in my family with less worry.
2. time to knit

Three animals you have or have had:
1. Peanuts the orange tom car
2. Ginger the dog
3. Molly my dog

Three people who will fill this out:
1. no idea

Three Things you ate today:
1. coffee, coffee mate, artificial sweetener

Two people you last talked to:
1. Son Kevin
2. Son Matt

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. knit i hope
2. have a quiet day

Two favorite holidays:
1. Christmas
2. my mother's birthday

Favorite drink:
1. Coffee
2. diet coke with lime

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

One Mitten Down, and already working on the other one....

click pics for bigger pics. here is the underneath and the top of the mauve mittens.
i used knitpicks wool of the andes and size 3 dpn. pattern is from selbuvotter book.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Folk Knitting Page 100 Marko's Mittens

Well I finally got some palette and size 1 needles to work and at least I can knit these while I wait for my new yarn to get here. My Selbuvotter book arrived in the mail too! I hope this will be a great weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Texas Yarn

Sometimes I fall over stuff. My sister lives in Houston. I was searching for a ball of yarn. Seems easy huh? NO! I looked for over a week. The yarn must be 50 g, and 180 yards approximately, and wool. Someone in the Townies Group pointed me to KNITIVITY Adventures in Fiber Artistry. Located where? TEXAS! Not only does he sell this size yarn but he has it in lots of colors. The only tough choice you will have is picking which color to knit with!

I want to knit MITTENS!! There is some mittens inside me that want to be knitted and they won't take NO! for an answer. Ok so what if it is 92 degrees? So What! It is so hot in my room i can't even stand to touch yarn. Good excuse to crank up the air conditioner and say oh well to big electricity bills. Well it is really only for 1 or 2 days a month. But I am gonna knit MITTENS!! I have a couple of mitten books. Tried and tried to find the latvian book with no luck. Now I am waiting on my Knitivity yarn in sport weight. Oh I see mittens in my future.

Did you ever knit mittens? when? pics? blog about them?
write in let me know!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lady Bug Yarn Ivy Shawl KAL Enter Now To Win

dont forget anyone that pays and joins the Ivy KAL group before June 2nd is going to be entered in the drawing to win the Lady Bug Ivy Leaf Shawl FREE I pay shipping to you no matter where you live!!

contact me at JEANTOWNSEND

Pay to join, get the pdf for the pattern. Be entered in the drawing.

shawl shown above!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Blog Things

What Your Favorite Color ... Green
Says About You:
Balanced --- Relaxed --- FlexibleCompassionate --- Philosophical ---

HumbleLoyal --- Inventive --- Unique

Happy Birthday !!

Son Kevin showed up with a lovely cake with 55 candles on top of it, two big ones that say 5. Son Chris came over and gave me money and then him and girlfriend took me shopping. We all had a super bar b q in side yard. What a surprise and what a day. Kevin mowed the yard and did it all. Boy oh boy what fun! Other kids Beth, Matt, and Harold sent me Happy Birthday Text message, hmmm..... I sure won't save them any cake!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ivy Shawl KAL info

contact me direct at jeantownsend for information on joining a KAL
$5 for pdf pattern in text and charts but one member that joins the KAL will receive the actual knitted shown shawl free.

LadyBug Yarn Ivy Leaf Shawl

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Me and that dratted car.

Son Harold came over and spent about 5 hours repairing my car. I backed out of the yard, the gas pipe was rusty up by where you put gas in. I knocked rust into my gas tank!! YIKES!.

He fixed it a month ago. It immediately fouled out again.

Today He put on a new gas pipe, a gas filter, gas pump, fuel injectors, fixed spark plugs, and then had to charge the battery and air up a flat tires.

After all that we got it started and radiator fluid was pumping out in a ARC shoot shoot right out of the gasket where the thermostat is. So he put on a new thermostat and gasket too.

It runs. I drove around my block and parked it again. Was too scary to drive.

Funny old me. All that gas pumping out while he had parts hanging made my hands shake. Didn't bother him a bit. Heck it will take me a week to get over all that.

Bless his heart, Thank you Harold!! YIPPEE.

Now when I get up enough nerve and Kevin is home I will give it a trial run. If it poops out on me again Kev can come get me and old Triple A can tow the dog home to park in the yard until I am not mad at it again!! Bad Car! Bad Car!

What a day!

Curves of Pursuit, better yarn colors ....

Now I need to hunt up enough circs to knit more on this. Love Curves of Pursuit. Best Pattern ever!!!

Lovely Ladybug yarn. Ivy Leaf Shawl again....

Monday, May 05, 2008

My youngest little lambie, planting trees.

Yes my own dearest littlest lamb out planting trees for the Gold Key Organization outing for habitat for humanity. Phi Theta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa, on his 4th college degree.
Man I am proud!!

From: Dumbo
Music: Frank Churchill
Lyrics: Ned Washington

Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine

Little one when you play
Don't you mind what they say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine

If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they'd give just for
The right to hold you

From your head to your toes
You're not much, goodness knows
But you're so precious to me
Cute as can be, baby of mine

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ivy Leaf Lace Shawl finished

I finished the shawl pattern that I have been writing. Also finished knitting my shawl. Now I am working on another one in burgundy and pinks kauni. Just love this pattern.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

And What Are You Knitting??

You can find out more about this afghan pattern if you go to this YAHOOGROUP. It is called Curves of Pursuit and I love working on it. I don't think you can find a more interesting yet more relaxing knit.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Morning To You!!

Saying hello to my friend
Barbara and hubby Dan!
I love you guys!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Contacting me

if you hit EMAIL ME on the right side of my page close to the top. this brings up a email addressed direct to me. then you can type anything you want to me and i can reply to you and let you know the answer to your questions. if you add a comment to any post of mine i cant hit reply to reach you.

New Project finally got one finished!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ruffles and Bubbles Socks

These socks have ruffles with small champagne rainbow colored glass beads. They are knitted with Regia Silk purchased from The Fifth Stitch a really super yarn store owned by Ellen Upp.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Menu and Info Changes.

Due to the HUGE increase in request for free patterns I am trying to make sure you can get them simply by joining my yahoo group and looking in the files section. Download FREE at your convenience. It does cost me money to knit each pair of socks so I can write the pattern and give it away for free. I have to buy the yarn. I try to use inexpensive yarns so that I can knit more patterns and put them out as quickly as I can. All test patterns are always free.

If you see any patterns on the internet that you want and do not see any download link in the Files section of my yahoo group please let me know. The ones to the right are the only ones currently For Sale. I use any money from selling these patterns to help support my son, his little boy, and the two grandkids I am raising.

When you request one of the For Sale patterns I will try to email it immediately.
Do NOT feel for any reason that you need to or have to donate in any way to receive the free patterns. Last month I gave away over 2000 free patterns and sold $15 worth.

Check out some of the patterns at Ravelry!

Patterns below with * are still in testing phase.
Patterns below with $ are for sale patterns.
A partial List of Available patterns is below:
$Baby Breath Socks
Best Wishes Socks
Betty Westport Waves Socks
Blue Jean Cuffs
Blue Lace Ruffle Socks
Candy Cane
Cascading Leaves
Cathedral Socks
Coins or Lifesaver Socks
Crown Stitch Socks
Dennis Socks
Easter Egg Socks
Fan Dancer
$Gold Socks
$Green Leaf Socks
I Love You Socks
Kansas Harvest Socks
*Kathie's Pretty Pink Socks
Kim's Socks
Lisa Socks
$Lily of the Valley LOV Socks
Maple Leaf Socks
$May Green Socks
Michigan Cherry Socks
*Nautical Ropes
Ninas Sox
Peach Petal Socks
*Pink Ones Socks
Pink Ruffle and Lace Socks
Pretty Petals Socks
Roses Roses Socks
Shelly Sox
SnowFlake Socks
Spring Twists
Toni Tootsie Socks
Wandering Cables Socks
*Wedding Ring Quilt Socks
Whirly Gig Socks
Wiggles Socks

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pretty Pink Dress

This pattern is available at DDE. Another gorgeous pattern by GraceFaerie

Saturday, March 15, 2008

i know you think i dissappeared

but i didn't i have just been knitting like mad...
kathies pretty pinks, wedding ring quilt, and pretty pink socks.
also nautical ropes and a shawl pattern.
plus i did 1 finished pair of clogs and have 2 more started. so see i have been knitting....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Whisper and Rumor

It seems that rumor is taller but i believe it is the shoes and the cut of the wig.

Whisper and Rumor