OK, I know Mother’s Day is tomorrow, but when there are two sets of grandparents, the holiday must be shared in the best manner possible. I arranged to have a nice Mother’s Day Dinner today for myself and my DDIL, and for my DH, DS and Sam to share it with us. I had planned on doing this outside, but the temps dropped…Continue
This was so much fun, and I love the colors, I decided to make a purse to match. Only it will be all green, no brown. Here's what I have so far, with the fabric I bought for lining:…
and visiting with people. Sometimes I choose the number of stitches and repeats as significant numbers in my faith, sets of twelve to represent the twelve Disciples, repeats of stitches in sets of threes to represent the Holy Trinity,…Continue
I have been very busy since my last blog. I lined the purse for my daughter Gracie. I didn’t get a picture of the finished product. The instant I cut the last thread she made off with it. I went to get a picture today and found it stuffed with her favorite things; a fountain pen I gave her last year for Valentines Day, green yarn to tie her hair up, a plastic daisy, socks my mom knitted…Continue
This is probably the longest I have gone without posting a blog… in a long, long time. I try to stay busy knitting or spinning, and am always finishing projects, so I usually have plenty to write about. But lately things have slowed down on the knitting front, as other things have taken precedence. What you ask could possibly be more important than knitting?…Continue
But first, an update on my latest FO! I posted a photo of my finished BSJ in the comments section of my blog last week.
The yarn is Comfy Sport in "Creme Brulee" and "Ivory." Here's a closeup of the front detail. I created this detail…Continue
I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.
I'll be posting my progress at the BSJ KAL here. I'm using the pattern in The Opinionated Knitter. My yarn is Comfy Sport in Creme Brulee and… Continue
one for my Annie
and one for me
So it was time to get back to Dave's Cardi but couldn't find my cable needles any of them so I made a couple. But while I was doing that I thought why not make some needles so that's what I did 2 pair's of 7mm. but had to find toppers so out came…Continue
As you all know, I love to knit... love, love, love it! Can't say enough good about knitting! But! Sometimes to finish a project you have to do more than just knit. Right? If you make a garmet in pieces, you have to be able to hand sew the pieces together. If there is any construction to do (like a toy), that is necessary. And if you make a bag you really need to line it. In the recent past I have knit several bags: a diaper bag…Continue
I shared this memory from my past on my blog, Knitting from the Heart, and received a lot of emails from knitters who had similar experiences. Thought I might share it here.
I was knitting a helmet liner for our troops in Afghanistan when it struck me my life as a knitter had come full circle. During WWII there was a drive by the Red Cross to get volunteers to knit for our troops. Even before our entry into the war we were asked to knit for the refugees in Europe. I was in…Continue
A baby hat, a scarf, some mittens, or handwarmers, a shawl, a pair of slippers or booties, blankets or lapghans, etc. All of these items are needed by the youth walking on city streets. Some are young mothers/fathers and some are just abandoned by families of broken homes. Whatever the reason, the Solomon's Porch is helping these youth…Continue
Sam and his Dad
Hello all my wonderfully knitting friends! It…Continue
I organized my yarn stash. Here's what the sock and fingering section looks like:
I know I frogged at least 80 rows, so that was a lot of penalty laps! I'm on the last pattern change, though, so I think this might be doable (finishing before the Ravelympics are done), barring further mistakes! It's the…Continue
Report from Ravelympics--I'm still out on the course, working away. I just finished the spinning part of my competition (Fleece to FO Long Track) and the yarn is having a nice bath. Here's what it looked like waiting for me to prepare the warm water laced with Kookaburra Woolwash.…Continue