I have been looking everywhere online to find a knitting pattern for a really nice, button up, Cardigan sweater with a shawl collar for men to make for myself. I want to find one that has a variety of stitch patterns and cabling, a lot like what you might find in Ireland. I don't like pull over sweaters at all, as I tend to get too hot in them. I want this sweater to act as a light jacket in place of a bulky over coat. I am just about ready to pull my hair out trying to find such a…Continue
Diane is working on a block from Hop to It by Edyta Sitar. …
My friend Ellen needed to go to the doctor, so I took her down to Salt Lake City. After she was done with the doctor, we had lunch and then went to Elaine's Quilt Block, where I bought the borders for the quilt, along with material for the backing. The border and backing fabric are from a Dr. Seuss line. We found a panel for the center of the backing. It's the…Continue
We've seen some great films. To check them out, see the Sundance website.
I worked long hours, and even though I took my knitting, I didn't get as much other stuff done. On my day…
I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…Continue
Not in the photo are a gift card from Barnes and Noble, a bud vase that looks like knitting and a share in a Knitters Gift Basket from Heifer International. It includes a llama, an alpaca, a sheep and an angora rabbit. What a great gift! There is…Continue
The pattern is available from Tahki Stacy Charles and is called Filatura di Crosa's Free Scarf Pattern. She has become the queen of scarves, and has her gift list taken care of. We had our knitting group meeting a few days ago. This shows what happens when…Continue
Here are my favorite snowshoeing companions: DH, Rocky (wearing black) and Sunny (in brown).
Sunny was busy collecting snowballs on the trail, which she showed off after she got into the car.
Snowshoeing was a nice way to finish out the…Continue
The knitting and the audiobooks make the time go by fast.
We arrived in Peru, IN, Thursday afternoon and have been having a nice visit with DS1 and his DW.
DS had the day off on Friday, so we took the pups (four, including ours and their Westies, Koko and Odie) to the dog park in…Continue
The big FO for this week was the felted bag for my MacBook:
I am still trying to learn knitting terms and wonder why yarn comes in a hank that has to be wound when it could come that way from the beginning? There must be a reason... And what is the difference between a hank and a skein?
What is the meaning of worsted weight, lace weight and fingering weight? It's all a bit confusing. Or where can I go to find out? I looked in the glossary to no avail.
Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.
Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…
The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain!
I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…
I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…Continue
I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but a while ago I was getting quite overwhelmed with all my WIPs. My Mom noticed this and made the suggestion that I start limiting the new projects I add and start finishing up all the ones I already have going. I thought that was a brilliant plan (although a bit not so fun to stick to when you want to start somethig new right away....especially with all the cute new patterns out there) but I've been doing my best to…Continue