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Been a while!

It has been TWO YEARS (!!!) since I posted last!!! CRAZY! I have knitted since then, just temporarily forgot to blog! I also moved (to a farm!!! -Im a NY girl, so it took some adjusting:) Changed jobs (from elementary art teacher to junior high art teacher) and life got away from me! I am currently knitting a pink (of course) cowl for my 6 yr old niece (they will match the pink cowgirl boots I got her for Christmas perfectly:) Im also Knitting a braided cowl for myself (the pattern is from a…


Added by Troy on November 27, 2012 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Back on the needles!

With summer temps in the 100s here in Southern Arkansas, I put knitting on hold for quite awhile. Now that we are cooling off, Im back on the needles! Im knitting the Fear of Commitment Cowl that I got free on Ravelry (designed by Julie Weisenberger) It a simple seeded rib pattern, which I love. I need a quick project that would keep me motivated after such a long…


Added by Troy on October 1, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

Busy Mitten Knittin' :)

Hey everyone! It has been forever since my last blog post! I have been busy with the holidays (like most of you), went on a florida vacay with my parents, and now I am furiously back at work! I am teaching public school (art) during the day, an after school program on mon & wed afternoons, and a college art class on tues & thurs evenings! I wont have alot of free time to knit until summer! I have been cranking out mittens since Novemeber though! I have been making the Bella's Mittens… Continue

Added by Troy on January 12, 2010 at 9:36am — No Comments

FO! Finally!

finished my first pair of Mittens AND Cables!! They are Bella's Mittens for Ravelry (also found on I used City Tweed in Orca.....and learned how to do magic Loop with my awesome zephyrs! They may be a little rough....they are my first.....and I think I need work on the thumbs too:) The good news is...people loved them so much, I am getting orders from family and coworkers! I have placed another knitpicks order, and I think Ill have to do one more today! They really are fun… Continue

Added by Troy on November 3, 2009 at 7:55am — 3 Comments

My Orca Order Has Arrived:)

When I pulled into my carport yesterday, I was greeted by a wonderful cardboard box with the KnitPicks logo on it! It got here really quickly and I immediately tore it open to admire my new treasures:) I ordered some City Tweed in orca, zephyr tips, a cable, cable needles, and some dpns. I am going to cast on (using the magic loop method) the mittens I blogged about earlier. I also want to thank the knitpicks staff for the awesome products and incredible sevice! I am now a committed customer!… Continue

Added by Troy on October 22, 2009 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

Lucky Horseshoe (Cable)

Hi Everyone! No FOs yet, but Im working on it!:) I have my purple prayer shawl in progress, along with my VERY FIRST sweater (for my 3yr old niece-on hold until I can measure her on Thanksgiving)----and a friend has requested a special pair of mittens which required me to make an order from knitpicks......Im sure you can imagine my excitement! She is a fan of the Twilight Series, and found a pattern for Bella's Mittens (from the movie) online. The pattern is free at… Continue

Added by Troy on October 16, 2009 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

Harmonies hit a snag:(

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone has ever had this happen to them........I was knitting with my GORGEOUS Harmony Size 11 straight needles (the first time I have ever used them) and about a week into knitting....I got a snag on one of the needles near the tip (I think its where the colored woods are layered started to peel away from each other) I raced into action:)! I didnt want to have to I decided to sand the spot down with my nail file and cover the snag with clear nail… Continue

Added by Troy on September 18, 2009 at 6:34am — 1 Comment

If she only knew!

So I have begun knitting the prayer shawl that I blogged about earlier! The person who will be recieveing the shawl has seen me working on it, but doesnt know it has anything to do with her. I was super sneaky about purchasing the materials with her too.......My husband and I went on vacay over the long weekend with her and her husband (we went to Branson Mo---very cute town) and I told her I was making a big scarf for my grandma and I needed to pick out a pretty lavender yarn and sone nice… Continue

Added by Troy on September 9, 2009 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Which yarn for a prayer shawl?

Hi everyone! I have been looking for my next project, and I stumbled across the Prayer Shawl Ministry Online. I was instantly inspired to creat a shawl for a friend of mine who (with her husband) has decided to become a foster parent. She is a loving, caring, and dedicated Christian, so I knew she would appreciate a gift with such meaning. She appreciates the knitted gifts i give her, and I love making things for someone who likes, and uses them. I am also looking forward to knitting something… Continue

Added by Troy on September 3, 2009 at 6:42am — 6 Comments

Life is Fair......State Fair that is:)

Hi Everyone! Im back on the needles! I have been busy getting Christmas gifts out of the way, and working on some baby gifts for some friends (let me tell cotton baby washcloths are becoming a big hit! I have made about 30 this year!) One of my coworkers told me about an opportunity at our state fair (Arkansas) that I am interested in. I am going to enter some of my knit items this year in hopes of some ribbons! I have never done this, so Im not expecting much....but I might gain… Continue

Added by Troy on August 27, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Im still here!

I can't believe it has been this long since I've posted! Since becoming a teacher, I have tried to take full advantage of my free summers, but this year it kind of got away from me. I had every intention of blogging and knitting all summer, until my FIL decided to show up on our door and STAY FOR A MONTH (mind you, he also brought his girlfriend, and her teenage daughter) so I was stuck taking care of them while my husband worked. I didnt get any knitting done........and now Im back at work and… Continue

Added by Troy on August 11, 2009 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

New Adventures!

Hi Everyone! Its been awhile, but Ive been busy so I'll update you all on my latest adventures! I just got back from another trip to NY to visit family and friends. My mom Graduated from college (at the age of 55---GO MOM!) I threw a baby shower for a childhood bff, and celebrated my niece's 3rd birthday ----All on ONE WEEKEND!. Gifting knitted items was a prt of the festivities. I gave my Bff organic cotton washcloths at her shower. She's having a boy in august, and the theme for the… Continue

Added by Troy on May 20, 2009 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Blog withdrawal:)

Hey everyone! Ive really enjoyed reading what you have been up to, even though Ive been too busy to post anything myself! Last weekend DH and I were in a wedding in upstate NY for a friend I grew up with. We had so much fun! I was able to see all of my friends and my parents (I dont get home much--about once a year or so) But I must confess I didnt get much knitting done:( I finished (another!) pair of socks over this weekend, and started some baby washcloths. DH and I are flying back for a… Continue

Added by Troy on April 28, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Sock around the clock:)

I have new pics of the pair of wool socks I made for my dad's 60th birthday (next week) They took forever! Of course, he has huge feet and wanted tall socks! I was happy to move onto another pair.....I knit one sock for my niece in a day! I'll finish the other one today hopefully! I also brought my dad's socks to work to show off (Hey--who doesnt like a little attention....) and the principal liked them so much he commissioned me to make him a pair for when he goes hunting in the fall. Yay!! I… Continue

Added by Troy on April 10, 2009 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

Long time no blog

Hey everyone! I haven't blogged in awhile......I was on spring break last week (at home---a staycation) and this week back at school I have been busy getting into the swing of things. I still have found time to knit:) I am almost done with the wool socks for my dad's birthday (60 this year!) They took awhile--and then I have to make some for my 3 yr old niece (smaller feet--yay!:), and I am hoping to knit my first ever baby sweater soon! I found simple 5hr cardigan pattern online, and Ill be… Continue

Added by Troy on April 3, 2009 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

Great New Book!

I would like to thank everyone who wrote such sweet comments on my sock pictures:) Positive feedback keeps me knitting! I also want to share a great new book I recieved from a coworker. We have secret pal gift exchanges at the school where I teach, and my pal really pays attention! In my mailbox yesterday I found Nursery Rhyme Knits- Hats, Mittens & Scarves with Kid's Favorite Verses by Teresa Boyer. Its a great book featuring projects that are centered around classic nursery rhymes. My 3… Continue

Added by Troy on March 18, 2009 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Pictures of my first socks!!

Im so proud that I even finished them.....but now I have developed an addiction and have started a stash of sock yarn:)

This is the first sock of a pair of grey wool blend socks for my dad...…


Added by Troy on March 13, 2009 at 7:51am — 9 Comments

Socks for my dad

Hi everyone! I have a yarn that I have finished my first pair of socks, I want to make a pair for my dad's bday in April. Im thinking something warm (my parents live in chilly upstate NY) and he is an avid hunter and loves the outdoors. What would be the best KP yarn for this project? Im excited to place my first yarn order, I love all the possibilities and colors:) Thanks for any advice!

Added by Troy on March 3, 2009 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

First sock finished!

I have finally completed my very first sock! I was nervous at first, but I took my time and used a really easy pattern. I finished it in about a week, and cast on for the other one right away! I really liked using the dpns too! They were challenging and kept me from getting bored. I know they aren't perfect, and have a few mistakes, but I had so much fun that I look forward to making another pair and improving my skills:) Im already looking at yarn for my next pair! Ill post photos as soon as… Continue

Added by Troy on February 27, 2009 at 6:54am — 5 Comments

New needles are here!!!!

I got my harmony 10 inch straight set in the mail yesterday!!! I am so excited to get to work with them! they are so beautiful, I had to bring them to work, and I think a few of my coworkers will be placing their own orders soon! I Love recommending a great product! Now that I have something fun and and pretty to use, maybe some of my wips will get finished! Happy knitting everyone!

Added by Troy on February 19, 2009 at 7:11am — No Comments

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