Friday, September 29, 2006


I love Halloween. I really could get into Halloween. Just wait until the boys are a few years older. I will have the excuse I need to just go nuts and blame it on them!!! (evil grin) I have killer recipes for Halloween cupcakes that I need to make! LOL
Okay...back to knitting!
I am currently working on the Branching Out scarf from Knitty for my Christmas list. I'm going to have a hard time giving it away! I'm making it out of a pale, icy green acrylic that I had left over from a project abandoned...Red Heart! It looks really great. I do have to give credit to I. from the knitting group... she made it first!
Will have pics when it is done!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Total nostalgia.

Mommy...I wanna be Rainbow Brite for halloween!!!!!! Or Strawberry Shortcake....
This is sooo not fair. I wanna dress up for halloween, but of course these costumes do not come in my size. (only up to adult large, which of course runs smell scince it is a cheapie costume) i just may have to dust off the sewing machine and give it a go. how many times in your life can you just have fun? Especially dressing up like 1980's cartoon characters!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Sweater

I almost forgot! I can now show off the sweater! Last night I gave it to J to give to her daughter... I hope it fits! The pattern is the funnel neck top from hip knits. I used a miscellaneous recycled yarn that was tripled to be approximately super chunky weight. I hope she likes it!


Well, just the picture. This is a pic of the two projects I just got done. The first is the fat hat from hip knits. It was made from navy lion brand wool-ease thick and quick. It has a lot of stretch! The second is a keyhole scraf I half-assed from a skein of walmart brand nylon novelty yarn. Very soft and very slippery!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Santa's Sweatshop

I have soooo many projects going on right now! I am happy though, I finished a hat! It is the fat hat from hip knits. Great book. Will post a pic soon....
I am feeling so good about the outlook of my wardrobe! I finally sucked it up and took my measurements and am trying to shop based on those and not by the size on the label. It helps I think that I am utilizing ebay. I have to use measurements on there. No fun when you just guess! But i got this great skirt today in the mail... and it fit!!!
okay...enough bouncing off the walls... (evil grin)
pics soon!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

It's aliiiiiiiiive!

Wow...too many old movies, lately. :)
But, I did get the camera fixed and installed properly and thought to post a pic of a finished project. This is the Diagonal Eyelet Scarf from the most recent issue of Creative Knitting magazine. The yarn used is Plymouth Encore in a teal/purple heather. It is a wool/acrylic blend yarn...very cuddly.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I am such a pansy.

I keep procrastinating on my knitting. I don't know why....maybe it's the miles and miles of scarves that stretches in front of me. Yikes.
Even though, I am looking forward to being able to give all of these scarves and such as gifts in a few months.
Only a few months to the holidays? Where did the time go?
(I can't wait for snow!!!)
Gotta get back to knitting!
Will have pics up soon...need to download camera software from net...yuck.
(congrats again on the house J, I am so excited for you!)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Red Heart Rocks!

Who knew that I would inevitably begin a love affair with Red Heart? Who cares that it isn't all natural fibers! Who cares that it isn't organic! It's cheap and fun!
Gotta love amusing tangents. :)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thump, dammit.

I am in the process of getting a new roof put on the house. They started this morning. Woohoo and celebratory dance, right? No. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but it is slowly driving me crazy. I would never have put any confidence in the "chinese water torture" until now. It would work.
LOL, anyways....
I am working on the never-ending pile of yarn that will hopefully (magically) become christmas presents for the umpteen relatives that I will actually have to be face to face with this year. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see them. I just won't have any excuses if I forget a present. Do I have a solution, you ask? Why, yes. I will knit as many scarves and hats and washclothes and snowmen as I can until I go crosseyed! Hopefully there will be more than enough....

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mwa-ha-ha! (and other evil chuckles)

I can't believe it has been quite so long since I have had the internet at home! But, at last I can blog again in peace! (happy dance)
Will be taking pics soon...would like to show off the sweater I finished! It is for my friend J's daughter...I hope! I am keeping my fingers crossed that it fits! But it is a sort-of surprise. J did not see it while I knitted it up, so I won't post a pic of it until she sees it. (evil grin). HA HA J, no peeking!