Friday, October 31, 2008

I love this new series on HBO called TrueBlood. Do you watch the show? Vampires living amongst the humans and they know it. The humans are not to fond of this, but they sell bottled blood for the vampires. I enjoy watching the show. O it is not for kids, it sometimes has a lot of sexual content.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crochet a beanie for a girlfriend of mines, unfotunately the rim doesn't stretch. I was so hurt and she refuse to give it back. She loves it! I told her I would make another one, she still insisted on keeping this one. The next time I will do the rim portion in half double crochets, the have more stretch to them than single crochets.

I have made a couple tribbles. They are very easy to make and work great when cleaning your face or feet. I discovered them at

I just added a few stitches to make the tribble a little bigger.

10/29/08 - Finally, my Redskin BSJ is done. I purchased the logo from ebay and the barrel buttons from A.C. Moore. The buttons are 3/4”, darkwook. I tried to make the hood but the measurements was off so, I decided to do a collar. Which was very easy to knit. I’m so happy with my BSJ and glad it is finished.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Currently I'm knitting the Entrelac Socks by Eunny Jang. I recently finished the heel.

I started on my socks 10/14/08. I had no problem with the toes and thanks to the entrelac socks group, I didn’t have any holes knitting from the toes to the base triangle. I’m about to start on the second tier. I hope all goes over smoothly.
10/16/08 - I removed one sock from the ML and put on a circular needle. I could not figure out ML, but determined to make these socks.
10/17/08 - I’m on the second tier moving right along.
10/21/08 - I have finished the heel on my first sock and have started working on the leg portion.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Here is my latest creation. I feel in love with the diaper covers and skirts on this site amongst a lot of other items.
So, I decided I would make my own. I think I did a pretty good job. The diaper cover itself is knitted and the skirt portion is crochet. The knit version of the skirt is coming in the near future. I love to challenge myself and this was a good challenge, but not very hard to accomplish. So, back to the designing board.
Happy Knitting your Stitches!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My latest knit creation skirt bags. I embellished the bags to look like cheeleader skirts. I used the lining to look like little undies under the skirts. I have so many ideas on what I want to do with these bags. They are really cute and the recipients just love them. I knit both of the bags together and just cute in half and stitched up the back. This is my own design and I'm so proud of my accomplishment. In the near future I will have a site up selling my patterns. However, if you are interested in purchasing the pattern now, it's $4.00 just leave me a comment and I will contact you.

Current project;Knitting 4 socks at once on the magic loop using the Crazy Toe and Heel book by Queen Kahuna. I use this method because the socks fit perfectly to my feet. I wanted to challenge myself so, we will see how this goes. To knit the socks, i'm using a size 1 knitpick circular needle, Kroys socks yarn (pink) and Bernat Sock Yarn (white). The both feel pretty much the same. I'm sure there is some difference, but I can not tell. I will keep you posted.

My complted nutkin socks. They feel great on my feet. The yarn is so squishy, soft and comfortable. If you like them and want to knit a pair, see link a couple of images below.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Isn't my bag lovely? I did a bag swap in the yahoogroup, Bag A Holics. I love my bag, it is gorgeous and nice and spacious. It has a nice size pocket on the front and is divded in two sections in the inside. Along with my bag KyleAnn sent me 13 skeins of 100% wool yarn. Yipppeeeee!! It looks to be homespun, but I'm not sure; I would need to ask her. Also she sent me three books. The look to be knitting mystery books.
  1. The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lillian Jackson Braun
  2. Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris
  3. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Thank you so much!

I'm DEAD!! My socks arrived today from my killer. As you can see she killed me with some beautiful color socks. I love them! I was in the Death By Socks contest (yahoogroup). The game started on January 15, 2008 and I was taken out 11 days after the start. I would say I was in the game for a while. Kudos to all who received nice socks and big ups to those still in the contest.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This is my latest project. Nutkins socks Designed by Beth LaPensee for The socks are gorgeous. I'm using the hand spun and hand dyed merino superwash yarn in a few pics down. The cuff of this sock is so pretty. When I saw this pattern, I feel in love. I had to have a pair of these socks. You can not make out the pattern in this image. Go to the website above, click on patterns and then Nutkin so, you can see how beautiful they are. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Recently, I joined a yahoogroup called Death By Socks. We used a pattern called Best Wishes by Jeanne Townsend to make sock for our victims. Everyone has a victim and an asassin. I finished my socks in 6 days, I probably could have done it faster, but wasn't able to knit as much as I would have liked to. Here are the socks for my victim. I hope she likes them.

I'm currently unemployed and a beautiful, sweet and kind group member of mines (Deb) sent me this beautiful package. So, I could continue to knit socks, which I love to do very much. I truly appreciate everything in it. She really knows how to make a person smile. Thank you!!

  • 2 - 50 gr balls of Kroy Sock Yarn

  • A big skein of pastel color sock yarn (the skein on the top)

  • A 550 yds of hand spun and hand dyed superwash merino yarn (variations of pink and purples).

  • Bath water flowers

  • candle

  • several notepads

  • a small project bag (socks)

  • stitch markers (made by Deb)

I'm so happy about my greatest sock accomplishment. Both socks are completed, but only have a picture of one. I need to find me some nearby knitting buddies because my family and friends aren't as excited about my knee high socks as I am. I learned so much knitting the socks. I used the Queen Kahuna's, Crazy Toe and heel book to knit this beautiful work of art. One more thing I can knock off my list of things to do. I used the magic loop method, toe up. I used a size 2 needle for sock portion and then change to size zeros and did the ribbing. I don't like knitting with the 0s, but it's done now and was well worth it.