Thursday, September 23, 2010


September is already flying by and can you believe Autumn has arrived. Where did summer go and so quickly. Have you picked up your needles again? I have two stockings done and another getting there. A hat in brown and teal finished. A scarf with a cable design is growing or Christmas is making some progress. Sorry about the pictures having some computer problems.

The brown and teal is in Brown Sheep Nature Spun, colors are Hurricane Seas, Sedona Sunset, Roasted Coffee, and Mallard. The scarf is in Lion wool Ease blue mist.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Are You Making Progress?

August has come, schools are beginning and fall will be here before we know it, not to mention Christmas. What is on your hook or needles, or are they still idle?
As you can see progress on Christmas stockings has been made.
Also other projects for Christmas gifts have begun, a cable scarf for a niece and a lap robe for another. Some are mindless all the time or part of the time, which means that they can be picked up and put down as needed and some mean counting and reading charts or patterns.
Yes, many things going at once, shawls, hats, stockings, lap robs and the list goes on. Maybe you will begin to look for the new fall colors in your favorite yarn, or maybe a new magazine will arrive to help you get creative, or maybe it is tine to visit you favorite LYS and find out what is going on.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas In July??

Yes, Christmas in July. I now have two stockings going along with some other projects. The one at the left is my own design and a mate to one i finished or one for a niece and nephew who are brother and sister. The red one is from a KAL from the holiday mystery gifts group.
I think I am on the down side of stocking making, only need a few more and family will be done, and still a few friends need one or two .
New niece arrived to day so that means another to knit for. Needles never stay idle long in this location. Stockings, hats and shawls are going at this time.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy July 4th

Summer has come and another birthday for our Nation is here. Hope your summer has started well and your July 4th celebration is spectacular as an Arizona sunset.

I have finished the baby blanket and it will be picked up by the grandmother to take north along with special wishes. Onto some other projects and hopefully another fo or two shortly. Several more stockings to do, several shawls are in the works also. Christmas will be here before we will know it. Had one customer who was on her last Christmas project for this year.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June Where is it going?

Hard to believe June is almost gone and that means a half year gone. Summer has come and I am still knitting away. A little over a week ago , Patons new Lace Yarn came in and here is my shawl started in the color way called Porcelain. Being worked on a number six needle.

I finished my charity project, the BSj was mailed with a few days to spare. Hard to believe that what is pictured as a baby jacket in the photo on the lbottom comes off the needle looking like the photo on the topThe yarn was Bernat Jr, Jacquards and the color was City Kids.

Yes another stocking is done, slowly i am getting all my required ones done through it has taken several years. At this point i have done 4 extra large, 10 large, 6 medium, 12 small, and 14 min over the last two and half years. Out of that number only 4 look alike, the set of grandchildren stockings for a grandmother.

Monday, May 31, 2010


May is ending on a grand note, being thankful for what has been given us at a dear price of human life. Many are over seas on this day meant to honor them. So take a moment and give thanks as you enjoy your day.
Have you begun to plan your summer and is your thoughts turning to the out of doors again. Flower and vegetable gardens, mountains, water in all forms, places to go and things that can be done?
It seems this year is traveling though at a fast pace. Summer is here, school is or will be getting out. Maybe it will be a time to share your skills and passion over the nest few months.

Progress is being made on my baby blanket and it seems July will come to soon. Another stocking is down to the foot, so it will not be long to the start of another. Stocking making is still being talked for a July KAL.
The green lace strip is the start or the bottom edge of a prayer shawl. This one has a edge made first and then you pick up the body stitches and work down to one stitch.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May Blowing Through

It has been an unusual weather for May of cold days then hot days and the never ending wind.
Some days the weather has reminded me that Christmas always comes to soon --so I did start on my Christmas projects. As you can see I am still trying to get all the family members a stocking. The yarn used is Wool Ease by Lion
But there is also a new one to be added in July, so I have begun a baby blanket, that looks like a
spring flower garden. July sounds far off, But June is just around the corner. Yarn is Red Heart Super Saver, in Honeydew, Aruba Sea, and Pinata,

Then there is a lace KAL being thought of also and I have been trying yarn and needles to have an idea of what I might do. The pattern calls for a sport weight and was thinking of Brown Sheep Nature Spun. The cone is Sedona Sunset and the skein is French Clay.

Are you thinking summer projects. Hats, socks, scarves, are small projects that can be carried around, yet will make great gifts and you will be so thankful that you have done your gifts ahead of time.