Friday, March 27, 2009

Knitting, knitting just keep knitting.......

I've been knitting A LOT! I've been working on a certain turtle mentioned here and here. I've been knitting socks for this crazyness. And here are the results of all this productivity:
Sheldon the Sheep

Sheldon the Lion

Sheldon the Bat

Tropical Mer-tini Socks

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mrs. Stripes

Mrs. Stripes was a fun knit. Most unfav part... weaving in the few ends.

Isn't she just too cute.

Pattern can be found at Blue Sky Alpaca.
The pattern is from Susan B Anderson. She also designed the patterns for my Grumpy ol bear and the Sweet Bear.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Gift Knitting

I find I knit more for other people than for myself. Here are a few of the recent projects:

These are the Fetching gloves. I made them for my Aunt/piano teacher.

This was an impromptu knit. I was visiting at Frugalmom's and her youngest, G, ask me to knit him something. He requested a monster and a turtle. He's getting the turtle for his birthday.

I've been working on this since Monday of this week. It's a surprise for someone. I'll post again about it when it's finished.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Confession of Sorts

So, if you are an artist craftier extraordinaire, you will understand this revelation. If you are not you may see this as excessive or a little crazy. But to the point..... most A.C.E.'s have a "stash" of whatever they craft/create with. Here's most of mine.

This is my yarn that sits right next to my love seat. I am not currently knitting with any of this yarn. It use to house my dishcloth cotton, but it was way too full. Then I started putting whatever I was working on in there, but since I tend to take my projects with me it ended up being an "in between" storage place for when I'm done with the project and haven't put the yarn away. I always leave this yarn tote/storage right there. Frugalmom gave it to me after her grandmother passed. I never got to meet this wonderful woman but knowing she was a knitter/crocheter like myself made me feel connected to her. So, I leave it there and use it and remember her and say a prayer for her family that I know misses her everyday.

These three clear totes hold all my dishcloth cotton. You may be thinking, "she has plenty", but I was just looking online two days ago. More, specifically at more natural looking colors. LOL
Um, also if you notice to the left of these three totes are more totes, ummmm that's all my stamping/card making stuff. :0)

This is the top of my XL Land's End tote. This tote is not stuffed full of yarn, yet ;0) It probably has 12-20 balls/skeins of yarn in it.

There are nine totes here. The three on the left hold all my dishcloth cotton. The orange tote currently holds misc., mostly non wool yarn. The four small totes on top hold all my wool yarn. They are Rubbermaid with natural cedar. I wish I would have bought more of these and larger ones when my local Walk Mart had them marked down. They are stuffed full.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Forgot about these: Llama lover mitts for frugalmom. These were from Interweave Knits Fall 2008. Super quick knit.

She's almost done and just in time for the new arrival. I need to finish her paws and she needs a ribbon for her sweater.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What I've been up to.

Most of these items have been knit in October. I don't like knitting that much in the warmer months, especially with wool.


Mosaic Flower Dishcloth: Lily sugar 'n cream hot pink, the green I'm not sure about.
Knit on size 10 needles.


Sweet Bear: From Itty-Bitty Nursery pattern, Grumpy Old Bear

Briar Rose Rosebud Scarf: Briar Rose 4th of July hand painted yarn. Using Rosebud Scarf pattern found on Briar Rose website.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Clothespin Apron

My DH recently put up my clothesline. I was getting tired of carrying my clothespins out in a ziploc bag. I didn't want to leave them out there on the line. Soooo, I made this clothespin apron. I found the pattern and instructions at Mother Earth News.