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College Place WA

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I'm a single, divorced mother of five - 3 boys and 2 girls - and work as an office assistant at an OB/GYN Clinic in Walla Walla, WA. I spend my free time (Hah!) reading, playing on the computer, planning knitting projects, buying yarn and knitting books, and sometimes even knitting! I learned to knit at age 9 or 10 from my dad and 4-H. I also enjoy my two grandchildren - Isaiah, age 4, and Amelie, age 1, plus my two cats. Life is good.

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Baby blanket finished!!

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 4:10pm 11 Comments

It's such a great feeling to finish a project on time, or ahead of time. In this case the baby blanket is done before the baby is born - something I wasn't sure was going to happen! (Thanks for taking your time getting here, Amelie). The Shine Worsted is soooo soft, and my photos were taken after the blanket had been machine washed and dried (I was very anxious during this time wondering if my hard work was going to be destroyed by the machines). It washes beautifully, with just a bit of… Continue

First Socks

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 8:11pm 8 Comments

I just received my Knit Picks order of supplies to start my sock knitting adventure and am very excited! I ordered two books: "Getting Started Knitting Socks" by Ann Budd, and "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch. Both books look great - lots of detailed instructions and patterns. I also ordered two sock yarns, Risata in Fairy Tale, and Essential in Meadow Multi. The Risata is a little thicker weight and a solid color so I am going to knit my first pair with it. But tonight… Continue

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At 8:05pm on July 21, 2009, PickleSue said…
Posted a pic of the backscrubber I made- Strange but fun.
At 8:16pm on July 20, 2009, PickleSue said…
My poor daughters are neglected ;) along with my dishes and laundry and garden on days like today. But it's summer. I won't be able to do that when school starts again. I have 3 weeks! We will start back to school after their swimming lessons are over on August 7th. I will get in at least 30 minutes per day while they will be swimming. I'll have to think of a great project for that time. :)
At 4:50pm on July 18, 2009, PickleSue said…
Lion brand has a backscrubber pattern out that is basically a 3or 4" wide strap that is 10-14" long with i-cord handles knit on. I made my pattern up because I had never done any cables- so I just found some in a sweater pattern and cast on and did it! I actually made one for me first- but it turned out too narrow and long because it stretched so much, and I didn't put a wide enough border (seed st, I think) by one of my cable sections- so the one I made for my sis I put a wider seed st border on the whole thing- and tried my hand at knitting a reversible cable. I thought that looked intriguing. I will try to get pics of it. Having a hard time with my camera!!! Won't hold a charge. Silly thing. Back to the scrubber- I just made it out of cheap acrylic worsted because I had some from the thrift store- and it was just to practice my cables anyway. :) Lion Brand's is out of cotton, but I like the scratchy...
At 6:19am on July 18, 2009, knittnbug said…
Hi Annette! I love the baby blanket! I am so glad to meet other homeschooling moms. I am really determined to learn lace knitting or maybe it's knitted lace that I am doing (can't remember which is which lol) anyway I want to do both. I am just having trouble with one chart symbol which says no stitch, I am not sure how you do nothing with that stitch if there is a stitch on the needle. I am also working on my first pair of socks, I am at the heel right now so we shall see if I can get past that! I do hope to get knitting enough to post some pictures soon.
At 9:07pm on July 15, 2009, PickleSue said…
Thanks for looking at my pics! Your baby blanket is beautiful! And such even stitches!! Gorgeous! That is on my list of things to make- I'll have to keep Shine worsted in mind... hmmm....
At 9:20pm on April 11, 2009, Peggy Stuart said…
Hi, Annette! Yes, Sunny is soft and cuddly. Rocky is really sweet, but not so cuddly. My mother always had trouble with her right thumb. I always thought it was because she never did anything. Too bad they couldn't fix it during her lifetime. Good luck with your joints. It's nice they can fix a lot of things now. We all should remember to appreciate what we have. right? Like knitting! --Peggy
At 4:07am on March 8, 2009, need2knit said…
At 7:14am on March 7, 2009, need2knit said…
I just ordered some Risata for making a pair of striped knee socks. How's it to work with? And how is the adventures in sock knitting too!
At 1:42pm on March 5, 2009, ice said…
Thanks. This yarn machine washes very well too!
At 7:32am on March 5, 2009, ice said…
Got the measurements for the Bleacher/Car Blanket.
72" x 45". Hope this helps!
Happy knitting
At 9:20am on March 3, 2009, ice said…
The swatch I made is 4 stitches/inch. Cast ON is 189 sts should be approx between 47 and 48 inches. I will ask Niqui, our daughter to measure it when she gets home tonight. I think it is longer than it is wide.
Hope this helps.
At 8:58am on March 3, 2009, Granny LJ said…
Dear Annette:

I just got done writing on my blog for the first time in a while. Life just seems to get in the way of doing what I want, for some reason. But will be back to knitting pretty regularly now for a while.

I hope you have a good day. Happy knitting. Granny LJ
At 10:46am on March 2, 2009, ice said…
Bleacher Blanket.docHello Annette,
Here is the Blanket Pattern. I also have a question for you: I know you send me comments on My Page @ ICE, but, they are gone from MY Page...Can you tell me how to get them on my page? Did you or someone else mistakenly "delete" them from My Page? I am at a loss as to how this happened.
Now for the patter: PLS let me know if you got it ok, and, if you have amy Q's I'd be glad to answer or clarify them for you>
At 4:29am on March 2, 2009, grapesonthevine said…
Hi! I left a comment about the yarn I used on the blog about my blankets. I figured that way I only have to answer that question once! :) I wasn't sure if it would notify you or not (I'm still a bit new to this site), so I wanted to let you know! Have a good day. :)
At 6:55am on February 26, 2009, ice said…
Hello Annette,

The #55 picture is Riley's blanket. The stitch is "Falling Leaves" multiples of 10 stitches + 3 and 16 rows. This was knit with 100% 2ply Cashmere.

The #58 picture is Niqui's bridal Sjaal. The stitch is "Knotted Openwork"
multiples of 3 stitches and 4 rows. This is also knit with the 100% 2ply Cashmere.
A similar stitch is "Braided Openwork" multiples of 2 stitches and 4 rows.

I have not used Crayon or Cotlin yet.

I recently knitted 1 blanket in Swish Bulky: color Marlin. The other one same pattern in Bare Superwash Bulky. Used #11 needle.
see picture below ( hope I am doing this correct!)

At 10:01am on February 25, 2009, ice said…
Hello Annette,
I love the Shine Sport and the choice of colors. The only negative factor would be the many, many "thread joints" you'd have to make. You cannot effectively use the S(spit) & R(rub) method. I dislike knots in my knitting. I use my own method. Dont know if I can post it on the Knitting Community since I have never seen any Knit Speak endorse this method. I you would like to try I can send it in a personal email?
Other yarns I have used and like for baby blankets is the Solid Sock Yarn: Essential. I also have used the equivalent of this yarn in the Bare Yarn and dyed it a suitable pastel and/or bright pastel color(s).
Also used succesfully (no allergic reactions!) Shepard Sporti Solid: Natural and Peach. Handpainted: Yellowstone.
In the Shepard Worsted:solid colors Desert Flower and Old Rose and the handpainted: Layette.
A few years ago I knitted a blanket for a summer baby in White Sea Island Cotton! This gets washed at LEAST once a week and stays as good(and softer!) than when it was made. I used a whole cone and since it is larger than most of the ones I have knitted, it constantly trailed everywhere once he started crawling and then walking etc. He'll be 3 this coming March.
David also has very, very sensative skin (as does his mom) and he has never had any averse reactions to any of the yarns I have used.
You can take a "look see" for these yarns I mentioned, but I dont know if I can mention them on my Page or Blog. I will make the inquiry, and, if you like to know plsease send me a personal email:
Hope this was some help
Happy Knitting!
At 11:01am on February 24, 2009, ice said…
Hi Annette,
Just learned you are looking to knit a baby blanket? I have done some in 100% cashmere. The pix are on my page ICE. They are all very simple but look great. I have knitted some other blankets wi th the machine washable Bare yarn from KPicks. if you cannot decipher the blanket patterns just drop me a line and i'll be glad to help.
At 5:20am on February 23, 2009, grapesonthevine said…
Thank you for your comment! I do have pictures of the other blankets, but I have company until Thursday afternoon. I will try to get a few pictures up by the end of the week. :)
At 10:32am on February 15, 2009, Granny LJ said…

Thanks for writing to me. I am looking forward to our long distance conversations as the time passes. Good knitting. Granny LJ
At 4:48am on January 28, 2009, WhatKatyDid said…
Hello Annette...Thanks for adding me to your friends...Cashmere sounds lovely but is always so $$, so I am saving up for that someday. Right now I am working on the Kiki Mariko rug from Mason Dixon. It's a beast, but will be very pretty when its finished.

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