Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Sweater Mission - 50% Complete!

My 5 year old loves her sweater now that she can get it over her head!

First, I unraveled the neck band. Next, I picked up as many stitches as I could, 78 in all and knit a K1P1 rib. Once it was as long as I wanted, I bound off with the aid of my trusty crochet hook :)

In all, I believe the project took me around 5 hours as I was often interrupted but didn't worry about losing my place... Now it is on to the green sweater for my 2 1/2 year old, who is not convinced though she sees her sisters wearing theirs. I am afraid I traumatized her a bit Christmas morning trying to get the sweater over her head!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Christmas Sweaters

My mother, bless her, knit a sweater for each of my three daughters and was late coming over to our house yesterday because she was finishing them up. The sweaters are lovely with cables but sadly only my oldest could get hers over her head. My mother was mortified and I was dismayed, though my daughters quickly got over it. So, I rec'd the leftover yarn and discussion between myself, mom and my grandmother yielded a plan which would involve me steeking a small opening in the back and the installation of a button. However, upon further inspection of the sweaters it seems to me that it would be far less risky to just unravel the neck band and re-do it with more stretch. It won't be exactly like the original band but it will be close enough and more importantly, my daughters will be able to wear the sweaters my mom worked so hard on!
So now all I need to do is find out what size needle my mom used. I will be documenting my progress step by step and include pictures, of course! I am a knitter on a mission baby!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Success! Stocking #5 is done :)

I'm so happy with how the stockings turned out! Now there is only one item I need to finish for Christmas and then I can start on something just for me :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

We interrupt this knitting blog... bring you a cookie recipe!

Sometimes, simplicity really is best. Here is my current favorite butter cookie recipe which I found on the side of a bottle of McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract:

Cream together 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy
Add 1 egg and beat well
Add 1 TB Vanilla and blend

In a separate bowl combine...
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
Add to the creamed mixture

Spoon dough onto cookie sheets (I line mine with parchment) and bake for approx. 10-12 minutes in a 350 F degree oven. Makes around 3 dozen depending on the size of the scoop/spoon :)

I'm a little stressed!

So we are getting down to the wire... I still don't know for sure if my Mom (plus her husband) and grandmother are coming to my house for Christmas. I finished something for my mom (can't say what in case she sees the blog before the 25th) and I wanted to make something else to go with it but I am afraid I don't have enough time! Plus, I am ridiculously close to finishing my Christmas stocking but a cookie baking marathon (for teacher gifts) is keeping me from my knitting!

Monday, December 10, 2007

FO: Christmas is coming and Stocking #4 is DONE!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

This was a really quick knit and I love how it has turned out! This stocking is probably for my 2 year old so that means there is only one stocking left to make (mine). I hope to cast on tonight... but we'll see...

Monday, December 3, 2007

FO: Christmas Stocking #3 (2 more to go)

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

This one is done in blues and pink. My daughter requested purple but I don't currently have any purple so this is the best I could come up with. I told her if she didn't like it, I could give it to her little sister and knit her a different one. She of course said, "No, I like it." High praise indeed! LOL!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jo is my hero!

It's been a bit of a rough week. I'm sick with some sort of chest cold which has me feeling completely rundown. Tonight, my youngest daughter got sick (the messy kind) and now I'm worried that I missed my opportunity to get flu vaccines, plus, we are supposed to meet up with the RV club this weekend but it doesn't look good at the moment. So anyway, Jo came by to borrow a table for a craft fair (which I just know will be a blast) and she had a surprise for me: Starbucks :) Thanks again sweetie!

*Update: Not the flu, just that hard and fast stomach bug which swept through the whole house. No, we didn't go RV'ing this weekend.*

Sunday, November 18, 2007

FO: Socks!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

This is the fourth pair of socks completed though I had started them before the pink fixation pair. I think I am ready for something more challenging than the ribbed socks but I have just loved making these and I wish I knew what the yarn was... oh well! ...and now... back to Christmas stockings :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas stocking #2 (3 more to go!)

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

It's finished! This is Christmas stocking number two, made for my husband. He chose the UCLA inspired colors from my stash. We are both very happy with it (though for me it was a bit more complicated that stocking #1). I need to get busy since I still have so much RH left! My amigurumi book came and though RH is not the optimal yarn to use for these types of projects, I will be making up some stocking stuffers for my daughters (if I have enough time).

Monday, November 5, 2007

Better luck next year...

I can't get the correct gauge with my Red Heart stash for knitting squares to benefit Warm Up America. I don't know what the problem is, I tried knitting, I tried crocheting and it just isn't working. Perhaps the RH I have is kind of thick for 4-ply/worsted? Gauge is not something I have issues with usually so I am stumped... I'll bet if I were to use Caron Simply Soft or something similar, I would have no problems but I am not buying any yarn right now, no matter the worthiness of the cause. So, I will go back to making Christmas stockings with the RH and try the charity square thing next year!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

FO: Sherri by Berroco

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

I'm glad its finished! I wish I had more of this yarn. Despite it being rather splitty, it drapes nicely and I love the sheen. I would have like to make the length longer and the neck smaller. This was my first experience making something that wasn't a scarf, hat, or sock (ponchos don't count). I have recently ordered a top-down sweater book and I have a feeling that method will satisfy my urges nicely :)

The pattern can be found here.

Happy Hallowig!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

Hallowig #2 resized for my 2 year old. I used up some leftover baby yarn (acrylic) from a baby blanket project going all the way back to 2002! I used size 4 needles and I am quite pleased with the results :) Now on to the Christmas projects!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Acrylic de-stash possibilities...

I stopped in a Michael's today to pick up some bamboo needles for my daughter's school project. (I should get these back, but just in case I don't... I'm sure you can understand why I didn't loan out any from my current collection. Anyway...) I didn't even look at the yarn as I am still on that diet. What I did see at check-out was a poster announcing a local Warm Up America event. Donations of 7" x 9" squares are assembled into afghans for the needy. It struck me that this is really doable for me (even though I have quite a number of WIPs at the moment) as this project specifically calls for acrylic and would help me get rid of more of my stash! The two dates are November 11th and November 17th. I'll be heading out of town on the 17th so I am going to try and make some up for the 11th (or maybe I can have someone from my knitting group run these over for me on the 17th). I thinking it will probably be faster to crochet these but we'll see...

Christmas is coming!!!

I saw the first Christmas commercial of the season (for Ross) and it has reminded me, again, of how much time I have or not to finish the Christmas stocking for family... EEEK! I really am trying to stay calm but I'm getting excited too because I love this time of year :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A simple pleasure...

After working with RH and Fixation recently, I nearly forgot the simple pleasure of knitting with pure wool! Ah the softness :) No more second sock syndrome for me, my dd #2's sock is going to be a breeze to finish :)

...but alas, I will have to follow this project with a UFO (a 2T top in Berroco Cotton Twist) and Christmas Stockings using more from my RH stash.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Woooooooo! Cascade Fixation socks are done!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

I am really thrilled to have finished these. They fit my (4 ft 4 inch) 7 year old daughter really well and there is enough stretch to accommodate her growing feet :) And I think I now love Cascade Fixation though I intend to try Elann Esprit as soon as I get off this Yarn Fast/Yarn Diet!

My first Hallowig...

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

It's finished and I'm happy about that. I made some mistakes and so I will be making this again probably in green and using size 7 needles instead of 8s.

The pattern can be found here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I don't get it...

I going to rant a bit about knitlist on yahoogroups. I appreciate that there are well over 10,000 members on that group and that a team of moderators work to make sure the group rules are followed. I replied to a post regarding the TV show Pushing Daisies and my post was rejected for being a one-liner. Okay... I wasn't going to make a big deal about it and if I had added a short blurb about what was on my needles then it wouldn't have been an issue, right?

So today, I open up my knitlist digest and I read a post from a woman looking for quick knit Halloween costume ideas for babies. This post was followed (on the digest) by another person who had changed the subject line of the original post and added a snarky one line response questioning the value of putting babies in costumes and remarking on the lengths some people will go for free candy. To which I say, WTF!?!

So my innocuous one-liner was rejected and the snarky one-liner was sent through... NICE...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cascade Fixation Socks... nearly there!

I'm hoping to get these finished by Friday so I can take a different project with me while we are RV'ing this weekend. On the whole, I am fairly pleased with how these are turning out. I got the first sock to the start of the toe decreases then cast on the 2nd. I did this to combat second sock syndrome and to get both socks kitchenered at the same time. I've heard that kitchener is a bit tricky with Cascade Fixation and I only want to do each sock once! Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Went a little nuts on RAVELRY!

I got my invitation today and set up the bare bones to start. Then I noticed that my knitter friend Jo had a bunch of group badges on her profile and so I started to browse and... I joined 23 groups!!! What am I thinking? I am not going to have time to participate in that many groups...and I thought I was being conservative with my choices. There are so many other groups I could have joined, just lots of great groups and a few scary ones too. I'm going to go through the list again and see if I can make any sacrifices... and I was only able to quit one group so now I am still in 22 groups and I think I may have posted to two of them. Not sure if I'll use the forums much, seems like a little bit of duplication, at least in my newbie eyes...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Today's KIP

I had to take my SUV to the dealership this morning and in anticipation of waiting around for a couple of hours, I brought a cascade fixation sock to work on :) I'll post pictures when it is complete... shouldn't be more than a couple of days from now.

In other news, I lost 4.4 lbs. and my dog is still pretty ill, he is going back to the doctor tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

What to do, what to do?

I'm finally all caught up with the Lime & Violet podcast and I think I am going through withdrawal! I'm also up to date with Yarn Thing and Stash and Burn. I think for now I will go through the Socks in the City episodes as the number of hours of Cast On waiting for me is a little intimidating LOL!

Monday, September 3, 2007

FO: Christmas Stocking, 1 down... 4? to go!

Started: 8/29/07
Completed: 9/2/07

Pattern was from KNITTING YEAR-ROUND by Better Homes and Gardens (ISBN 069621655-8), pages 96-98.

Yarn: Red Heart, I didn't have the specific colors called for in the pattern so I made it up from what I have in my stash...and I used almost an entire skein of red... I love it :)

So I don't burn out on these, I plan to finish up the socks I have OTN and work on the crochet blanket. (Plus, I have a bunch of reading to do but I won't talk about that here LOL.)

Friday, August 31, 2007

Yarn Diet/Yarn Fast

I am now knitting exclusively from my stash. The only exceptions to the "fast" are needles and other notions necessary to continue to knit up what I already have.

...and I have quite a few skeins of Red Heart. Yes, I admit it... My current project for this is to make Christmas stockings. I need at least 5 stockings completed by the holidays and I am well on my way to finishing the first. It should be done by the end of the weekend. Yay :)

Also OTN: pink sock for DD#1 out of Cascade Fixation, 2nd sock (unknown wool yarn) for DD#2, and the Sherri by Berrocco (in Cotton Twist) for DD#3.

OTH: unnamed blanket started in the fall of 2002, I'm nearly 2 pounds in out of 3 using the Pound of Love yarn by Lion Brand.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

FO: Presenting... The Never-Ending Poncho!

Start Date: Mid-September 2006
Finished: August 27, 2007

Pattern: Bernat Soft Boucle Poncho
Yarn: Bernat Soft Boucle in (26928) Grey Shades
Needles: size US 10

Comments: Why on Earth would it take so long to finish? It was an easy pattern, knitted flat, in two pieces which are seamed together and based nearly entirely on stockinette stitch. In short, BORING!

I bought the yarn after seeing a crocheted poncho in one of the magazines but due to the nature of the yarn, I found it nearly impossible to crochet with. So I decided to knit something similar and this is what I came up with. Despite the simplicity of the pattern, I soon found my attention wavering and I set it aside more than once to knit a variety of hats, etc. Then my knitting group got me hooked on socks! So after almost a year, here it is, my poncho... one less little fuzzy monkey on my back :) Final Result

Ok, my box arrived today, everything was included and all was in good shape. I am extremely relieved!

Here are my final thoughts about
1. I will never again use a Joann gift card to buy online from (easier to just use credit cards).
2. I will continue to shop my local Jo-ann's on occasion but not for the majority of my yarn purchases (we have a real LYS opening in town on 9/1).
3. I will avoid holiday shopping on at all costs!

Monday, August 27, 2007

I knew it!

I did in fact receive both my yummy Lisa Souza yarn AND my KnitPicks order before the Joann order (which is now somewhere between IL and CA). I absolutely adore the Hula Dancing yarn from KnitPicks, it is much prettier in person than on the website and it is still on sale, so check it out :) However, I am not thrilled about the feel of the Palette yarn but I am hoping it will be softer after it is knitted up and washed. My husband is happy with the colors (UCLA colors) and he only wants a simple ribbed sock so... Actually, now that I am pondering this, I wonder if he would like a tube sock as I haven't made those yet... either way, I'm sure it will all work out fine :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!!

The Lisa Souza sock yarn arrived!!! I loooooooooooove it!!! I can't wait to work with it but alas I must as I have promised my oldest I would finish her pink socks. Oh well, I can cuddle the skein for now :) This is the Lime N Violet colorway, isn't it purty?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Not Surprised... ( "update")

Good News: KnitPicks has shipped!
Bad News: No tracking number provided. ***Thanks to Carol (Needles), I figured out where I needed to go to find the info... my stuff is in Ohio at the moment***

No new information about my order. (It's too bad I can't cancel this out and have my gift card refunded/reloaded.) Plus, I just read a bunch of reviews on BizRate and while in general, has a good reputation, other customers have recently experienced difficulties which sound exactly like what I am currently dealing with.

Let's face it, Joann's doesn't have much in the way of competition when it comes to buying craft items online. Sure, there are lots of sites which sell yarn while others specialize in scrapbook items and still others who offer up fabric, etc. However, for the "big box" craft buying experience (i.e. a little of everything all at once), its If it wasn't for the gift card I wouldn't have even bothered, why? Because there are so much more higher quality products to be found if one doesn't mind spending a little extra time seeking them out. I truly regret not taking the $50 gift card to my local store and buying whatever I could see and touch. I tried to take the easy (child-free) way out and it is really biting me on the bootay.

There seems to be a blatant disconnect between the order process on and order fulfillment. I understand that stuff happens: a ball of yarn might get stepped on or soiled in the warehouse, or a lamp might get dropped, etc. What I can't understand, and can't excuse, is the lack of informed communication AND the lack of flexibility. I was told, on the phone, that I couldn't substitute items and I couldn't cancel... I suspect that the use of the gift card has thrown my order into limbo. If I had simply paid by credit card, they would have likely canceled that portion of the order which couldn't be fulfilled, shipped what they could and charged me for whatever I rec'd. The term BACKORDER has yet to be used either by email or during that one phone call to customer service.

So... I've sent another email to customer service, for all the good it will do...

On a happier note, I am very patiently (no, really) awaiting my order from Lisa Souza, as I already have a list of colorways I want for my next order!

Monday, August 20, 2007

On Hold with

I'm really not happy. I have been on hold now for who knows how long, trying to find some additional information about the order I placed (8/13/07). I'm going to tell all of my family/friends what a huge hassle this has been so that I don't get anymore Joann's gift cards! At this point, I would rather have the credit put back on the gift card and cancel out the order but guess what? That would involve actually talking to someone!

Ok. I got through. The customer service person (who seemed nice enough) says that the order is shipped but there is no tracking number and she didn't see two items in the box... Ok, does that mean those items are coming separately? Or will I be getting a partial credit back on my gift card? It was too late to substitute yarns or anything else... So I have a feeling that this ordeal is far from over...

In other news, there will soon be a real LYS opening in town. I am looking forward to it with just a touch of trepidation... more on that later.

Friday, August 17, 2007, why I may never buy online from them again...

My brother gave me a $50 gift card for a belated birthday present to Joann's. Since they are usually pretty picked over and slow to restock at my local store, I thought I would buy online from (8/13/07). The last time I purchased from them (September 2006) I had a pretty good experience. This time, however, I have yet to receive a confirmation email (as of 8/17/07) and my inquiry to customer service gave me a vague response. Who knows when I will get this stuff? (And do I really need to shop there anymore?) But I better darn well get my $50 gift card credited back if the whole thing falls through! Plus, I think I am turning into a little bit of a yarn snob though I still like working with Lion Brand Wool-ease.

Anyway, tonight I got the green light to purchase a dpn set from (yay!) and a special skein of sock yarn from Lisa Souza (yay! yay! yay!), somehow I have a feeling I'll get both of these before the Joann's order...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sock Yarn Family Portrait & Podcasts

The picture is long overdue, I know! My newest babies, the Panda twins are up front :)

I haven't been knitting much lately as I haven't had time to myself. Despite the cold and lonely state of my needles and yarn, knitting is never far from my mind as I am completely enamored by knitting podcasts! In addition to being a great source of information about yarn, patterns, needles, gadgets and designers, it is just nice to listen to the chatty podcasters and feel just a little less lonely for my knitting friends :)

I am caught up with 'Yarn Thing' and 'Stash and Burn'. I am about 11 months behind on 'Lime and Violet' but catching up quickly :) Once that is done, I will absorb myself in the wit and wisdom that is 'Cast On'... plus there are so many other great podcasts out there, I don't know how I will ever be able to listen to all of them! When I can, I download an episode or two of other podcasts to try them out :)

Well that's it for now... I'll post a WIP update soon and hopefully by the end of the month I will have some FOs to share :)

Monday, August 6, 2007

Greetings from the San Diego KOA :)

While on our RV vacation with my family, I was able to visit a cute little yarn shop in Bonita, CA. Since I had my three "assistants" with me (ages 2 years, 4 years and 6 years), I only stayed long enough to buy a little sock yarn. I was suprised to find Magic Stripes by Lion Brand but thought "Why not?" I've never tried it and one skein is enough to make a pair of socks :) I also purchased two little balls of Panda Cotton (yay!), in a gorgeous blue colorway. I was tempted by the light pink but since I am still working with light pink Cascade Fixation, I wanted something different (for myself)! Sadly, since I forgot my camera, I'll update with pictures when I get home.

Friday, July 27, 2007

My lament...

I hadn't been knitting much lately but... Last night I had a revitalizing knit nite with one of my favorite knitting buddies :) So I'm back on track, I've turned the heel on a plain vanilla Cascade Fixation sock and will post pictures soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Let's go shopping!

SNBLA has come out with an updated list of yarn shops in Southern California! Check it out :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Try, try again!

So I had started a sock in Cascade Fixation for my 6 year old. I took the time to swatch and I could have sworn I measured correctly but when I went to try the cuff on my daughter, it was obviously way too big! Instead of frogging right then and there, I pulled out my other set of size 1 DPNs and cast on again minus 8 stitches. My fear (of frogging?) is that it will be too small this time! Oh well, I'll get it right eventually and this is my first time working with Fixation so it can't be that bad, right?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Current WIP

I've finished another sock for my 4 year old (it is the same yarn as pair #2 but with a shorter cuff). I've also cast on with Cascade Fixation to make a pair for my oldest (in light pink of course). I'm using size 1 needles as that is the size I have on hand. I'm not sure if I like this yarn yet. This is only the second time I've worked with cotton and while this one does have elastic, it just doesn't seem to be knitting up as quickly as wool (or even acrylic). Since we do live in such a hot climate, I really do want cotton to work out for me as I would like to make more wearables :) Also, sometime this weekend I plan to cast on a top for my 2 year old using Berroco Cotton Twist.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Knitting and Camping

This past weekend found our family camping with an RV club. It was fun and I brought a sock to work on in the hopes of meeting a kindred spirit or two. So far, no such luck... I also missed another knitting group meeting on Sunday, but I'm trying to not despair about this as it is Summer and this sort of thing is to be expected I suppose...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Having a rough week...

...but one of the highlights was a couple of knit-nite hours where I actually worked on my latest sock. It really won't take me long to finish... and I don't seem to have an issue with Second Sock Syndrome. I just have family coming in town for the weekend and so much stuff to do...

Sunday, June 24, 2007


I missed my knitting group today. I look forward to knitting with my peeps and it just wasn't in the cards for me, I guess. My husband was called away for work and he still isn't home... I'm going to try a KIP later this week at Denny's after the kids go to bed (Jo? Are you out there?)... I hope to have a FO to share again soon. That's all for now...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My Sock Yarn Stash :)

Awwwww, isn't it precious? Since I outgrew my sock yarn bag, I felt it was time to refer to my sock yarn as a stash though I know it is still quite small. I wasn't able to get my hands on Panda Cotton during my last trip to Santa Cruz, but I did come away with a few nice selections, including some much needed pink Fixation for my oldest daughter. I'm on a sock fast at the moment while I get my review reading caught up...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Quick update: KIP, FO, UFO and sock yarn...

Yes, I was able to knit in public on the 9th. I spent a few fun hours with members from my knitting group at Denny's. It wasn't my first or even my second choice of locations but it was 9pm before things really got going and the other two venues were already closed :(

I am working on a hat for my dad for father's day. It's not all that difficult, I just wish my dpns were longer!!!! I've been slipping stitches and diving after them with my trusty crochet hook LOL!

I finished one washcloth in a double moss pattern but I also still need to crochet (possibly knit if I can find a FAST pattern) up a couple more washcloths for a gift basket. Meanwhile, I look longingly at my small sock yarn bag (too small to call it a stash LOL) because what I really want to be doing is working on socks :)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Potty training your Cabbage Patch Doll...

Apparently my four year old has successfully potty trained her CPK because she has just put in a request for mommy to knit some underwear! I will probably crochet them instead, unless I find a free online knit pattern... Hmmmm... I just love her enthusiasm, its as contagious as her smile!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Pair #2, woo hoo!

I am now officially hooked on socks :) These are for my 2 year old. She loves them!

Ok, don't laugh...

Yes, it's made with fun fur. I had originally intended to make this for St. Patrick's Day but I missed my self-imposed deadline plus it was quite warm here that day so I guess I will save it for next year.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Knitting in Public...

In preparation (training?) for June 9th (I'm such a dork I thought WWKIP was today) I brought my current project along as my family and I were out and about. Sadly, I don't have a picture to offer but I worked on my youngest's 2nd sock (aka sock #4) while waiting for my oldest's gymanistics show to start :) I know the people around me noticed but nobody said anything... that is until my youngest started crawling up on strangers' laps! Egads, she is a friendly little thing!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

And here's sock #3

I really love the yarn, I have no clue as to what it is exactly as it was a gift :) These are for my youngest and I should have enough yarn left to make another pair or maybe two though I will likely make the cuffs shorter!

My first pair of SOCKS!

I'm pretty impressed with myself and grateful to Darcy and Mindy for getting me started... Here's the proof :)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Of WIPs...

There is a war going on within my head regarding my lovely WIPs (in no paticular order)...

1. The never-ending poncho... its about 80% complete and I just want to finish it up but at this point, its admittedly BORING!

2. A mate to my FIRST SOCK (picture to follow soon)***Done! Please scroll up to see a picture :) ***

3. A crochet blanket in alternating rows of single and double crochet made out of Pound of Love (about 2 pounds so far). This one was started in November 2002.

4. Promised crocheted bookmarks for a fellow book reviewer. (3 done, ? to go -- I'm going to take a picture before I mail them) ***DONE! But I forgot to take a picture, I was just too much in a hurry to get them finished... I'm going to make some for myself and I'll take pictures of those...I hope!***

5. Plastic bag crochet test project - It will either be under my feet in front of the kitchen sink or I will put it in the dog house for the dogs... Cutting the bags into strips is rather tedious. This project is on HOLD indefinitely!

Plus, I have a whole list of projects I want to dive into, mostly socks :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I love the .99 Cents Only store!

I heard there was more Lion Brand Yarn at .99 Cents Only stores and so I just had to run out to the Lancaster store to check it out! I bought some of the Boucle and a little Fun Fur Stripes. However, I need to be careful as my stash is starting to get bigger than I had planned LOL!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy Hat: another project from January

Made with Red Heart "Tropical Fruits" I had purchased years ago and modeled by my daughter :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What I am working on...

MY FIRST PAIR OF SOCKS (for my daughter)!!!

Thanks to my knitting buddies Darcy (for some wonderful yarn and dpns) and Mindy (for more yarn plus a demo to get me started), I am on the road to what is sure to be a lifelong love of socks. Now, if I only had a picture to post...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Crochet Bunny: A Little Project From January...

Originally uploaded by Melissa F in CA.

This is the very first toy I've ever made and I'm sooooo excited! My daughters appreciated my handiwork but like so many toys, it has been left somewhere, most likely in their black hole of a room... I do plan to make more, probably as gifts...