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About Me:
Married for 28 yrs to my best friend James.
We have 2 furry babies. CaliGirl a female Calico Cat..She allows us to live in our home lol..Also a baby Chihuahua female named Channel..She DEMANDS her time lol..but she sure is cute when I dress her in lavender chiffon dress..or her winter coat..or red sweater I knitted her..BOTH rotten spoiled lol
I learned to crochet from my grandmother at the age of 9..I made a varigated beige granny square cardigan..I loved it..and knit when I was a young bride of 16 living in Germany as a military wife
A pregnant neighbor taught me to I held the needles like she did..on my belly. lol
I have been knitting and crocheting approx 50 yrs...
..over the years I only knitted a scarf or 2 and did manage to knit a mans vest in basketweave..however it frustrated me so much ..I just crocheted the sleeves lol.
About 3 years ago I bought Knitting for dummies..suited me lol and taught myself to knit socks..So far I have completed 2 pair of socks and 5 half pairs, a kewl berry stitch knitting bag with knitting needle handles, a leaf pattern stole.
As you can see I am a knitting addict..with NO 12 step program to help lol
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Posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:42pm 4 Comments

"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."Stephen Grellet,1772-1855


Posted on March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm 27 Comments

I am knitting a Potatoe Chip Scarf get away from some of my WIP...that is a bit boring and taxing.

Didn't think I would ever think knitting boring LOL

I am using a maroonish alpaca yarn I bought pre/ finding KnitPicks site.

I found this a bit challenging using this yarn for other projects...tried many patterns before just stashing it away.

And it is so heavenly soft...I desperately wanted to use it....

EUREKA ..moment...I tried knitting the PCS with…


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At 8:30am on May 22, 2012, christina | AlohaBlu said…

Happy Birthday, my twin! I hope you have a fantastic day :)

At 5:20pm on February 22, 2012, Kim Hunter said…

Hi Yourself! I visit this place often enough I figured why not?? Nice to be here :)

At 9:20am on February 22, 2012, Talisa K Tuggle said…

At 5:08pm on September 15, 2011, Julie Lammers said…

Thanks for the encouragment.  I am hooked and knitting is relaxing.  Right now I am back to this wrap jacket that isn't turning out the way I want it to.  I had it almost done and the collar is twisting and rolling so I took it off to try over again. 

I don't know why you couldnt leave a comment on the sock page.  I am new to this kind of internet messaging stuff but I will look into it, Happy Knitting!

At 4:09pm on August 22, 2011, Peggy Stuart said…
And those we love but don't know. That's rewarding, too!
At 10:30am on July 31, 2011, WAnderson said…

Awe, shucks, thanks...  :-).  I have noticed that sometimes pictures don't do a project justice.  I don't think they photographed the shawl well on the pattern, they want to show us how to wear it, instead of what it looks like.  I remember thinking when I was younger and crocheting doilies (don't get me wrong, I'm not an really old, I just learned how to crochet when I was really young, and I didn't like making afghans).  Anyway, I was always suprised when I would make something that I thought was pretty in the picture, and when it was finished and blocked it was much more pretty than the picture could show.  Haruni was a really fun shawl to make.  It was my first attempt at knitted lace (the actual first attempt is wonky, cause I didn't know about stitch markers, and ended up with 10 repeats on one side and 9 on the other, hehe, I haven't frogged it yet, cause it's just too funny).


Is your sis in the Army?  How long has she lived in Pine Bluff?  We are almost directly north of Pine Bluff, except about 250 or 300 miles difference.  We are transplants to Arkansas, but it is a pretty state. 


My son is in the Army and stationed in Ft. Stewart, in the Town of Hinesville, GA, but it's only about 60 miles from Savannah.  He has done two Afghanistan, and one Iraq, so far.  He's not slated for another deployment for the time being, so Mom secretly has her fingers crossed and he won't have to go back.  He is planning on making a career of it, so there is a lot of crossed fingers in my future, haha. 


Well, I'd better go, we have puppies and a sick Mommy dog, and I need to go check on them.


Have a beautiful day



At 1:34am on July 29, 2011, WAnderson said…

Hi Camilla!  Thank you very much.  I enjoyed making it so much.  Actually the pattern is a free pattern, here on Knit Picks.


It may be the same as the one on ravelry.  I don't know whether mine might look different because I used a very fine yarn (Shibui Cloud), and increased the size quite a bit...  I think I did something like 17 repeats of the main pattern. 


I made it for my Mother-in-Law's birthday last year, and she really liked it.  My husbands brother couldn't believe that I made it (not sure what he meant...good or bad... but it was funny anyway).  Let me know if you make one, I'd love to see it.  BTW, my name on Ravelry is "wanderson330" there as well.


Ta Ta for now

Happy knitting


At 7:58am on June 24, 2011, Diana Matthews said…

Hi Camilla,

Just stopped by to admire your photos and creations.  Hope alls well with you. Diana

At 3:12am on June 8, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

I will be fine worst things happen at sea as they say, lol

Hugs Janice

At 12:01am on June 8, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Hi Camilla

I just have a summer cold so not feeling on top of the world just about half lol will e-mail you

Hugs Janice

At 12:57am on April 28, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Here one of the TV channels will have cameras at St Andrew's in Scotland this is where they went to Uni & i bet they be in Kate's home village as well, her butcher is going to the abbey he been invited so it not all the high & mighty lol

Hugs Janice

At 12:42am on April 28, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Thanks Camilla, I am looking forward to watching it i hope the rain will hold off even if it rains in the afternoon at least until all the procession & everything is done

Hugs Janice

At 2:26am on April 27, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

The problem with being there is that you are at one certain place so you miss the rest so watching it on TV you get to see all of it plus the do reruns & they describe everything also you be at standing level & don't have zoom where there is so many cameras you get to see everything up close

My DH is fed up with it already he know i will watch on Friday & he said he not putting up with it all day so once the wedding is over he says that it but i know i will watch the rest even if it means watching on the TV in the bedroom lol

Hugs Janice

At 1:03am on April 27, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Oh yes please i love coconut so a coconut cake slice would be very welcomed lol

Hope you are well, here it all count down for the big day on Friday they saying how i think it NBC Morning show is coming live from the UK this week so you can feel closer to us lol

Hugs Janice

At 10:55am on April 26, 2011, Jean said…

The scarf turned out great.  I'm glad you had a great Easter we spent it in the ER with my MIl but all is fine. 


At 1:18am on April 26, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Love the look of the cake can i come for a slice pretty please lol also how nice is your furry babies look all dressed up

As for your Potato Chip scarf very nice i really like it well done

Hope you had  a great Easter

Hugs Janice

At 3:25am on April 21, 2011, Janice Aitkens said…

Your welcome Camilla, what will you be doing over the Easter anything much

Hugs Janice

At 1:27am on April 19, 2011, Terry said…
I hope you give spinning a try some day.  I love knitting too, but before I attended a fiber festival, I never would have imagined I would take up spinning or how much fun it can be.  Originally, my idea was just to look for some of the homespun yarn that others had for sale, and then I decided to try a drop spindle class for beginners, and from that point on, I was hooked.  I came home with a large bag full of different fiber but no skeins of yarn!  One of the best parts of spinning for me is being able to blend very good wools with silk, bamboo, or whatever else strikes my fancy, and come up with a beautiful yarn which would probably cost a fortune if I were to walk into a yarn store and buy it off the shelf.  At least that's how I justify spending money on fiber!  :-)
At 10:54pm on April 18, 2011, Terry said…
Hi Camilla!  I noticed you joined our spinning group on Ravelry.  I'm so happy you did.  Will you be posting photos of your knitting/spinning?  Hope so.  If you will be spinning, have you bought a wheel or are you going to try a drop spindle?
At 2:01pm on April 15, 2011, Cathie Duff said…
Thanks for the project info!  I Love the look of the finished bag but, truth to tell, I have NEVER gotten anything to felt successfully.  either my water's not hot enough or the aggitation isn't right or something, but everything I have ever tried has been SOOO uneven that I haven't been able to save it.  Maybe I will think of this as a future challenge.

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