Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year and other knitting stuffs

So here we are at the 30th of December, year of our Lord, 2017.  Still.
And I continue to contemplate knitting life.

And continue knitting.



I had a few pair of these Vancouver Mitts left from a Christmas Bazaar I was a part of.
Talk about an easy, mindless, take-with-you, project, this is it.
I'll be passing these out at Church tomorrow as I forgot to bring them to our Christmas service.



 And this guy.  This guy right here.  That for the life of me, I simply cannot find the pattern.  It was a free pattern and no title printed with.
It's not in my library.  Nor, can I find it in my browser history.
I suppose I might be able to dig it up from my printers history but I've lost the desire to do so.

So there it is.

And this.

Sockhead hat








Even with a yarn winder and that thingy it goes on, this was a real bitch to wine.  In fact, such a snarly mess, I may not get this brand again.

See ya all next year.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Some more progress.


Well, Bowerbird has been less worked on as I've been jammin' on this guy.
I can't seem to find the original pattern as once I get going I usually just carry or work with a copy of the chart.
If anyone wants it, just let me know.



Just a simple mostly mindless scarf.

Life seems hectic and busy for me now.
Even though this period, the time between Christmas and New Year's is a time void.
Anyone know what day of the week it is?  
To anyone else looking in, I wonder if they'd think I'm all that busy or hectic.
Perspective is everything.
I work four hours per day, every day of the week.  A couple times a week, it's six hours a day.
One husband, one dog, one cat, and one house to maintain.
And this poor, neglected blog.
Oh, I do try and fit in some cooking and baking where I can.  Which should be read as when I feel like it.

I'm going to be setting up my craft/shooting room soon.  Husband is back out in his office that's just outside of our garage area.  It recently had to have some major revamps.  Drywall, set in bookshelves, and a new roof completed.
Sooo, I'm currently trying to start from scratch and figure out how to design this room for myself and what supplies and furniture I'm going to want.
I will be documenting the entire process from start to finish.
This is a big project and I don't mind telling you I feel a tad daunted by it.
It's just that I have images in my head of what I want but I'm not sure I'll be able to pull it off in actuality.
I guess we'll find out.

The stupendous progress on Bowerbird.



We got a couple inches of snow on Christmas day and Baxter was loving it.


Have a great week!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hey.

Started a new pattern.  Finally.

Bowerbird by Cath Ward






The pattern calls for silk yarn, her Green Tea Yarns Ginseng.  I'm using a 100% silk I picked up on eBay.
Debating ordering from her Etsy shop. 
Not much of a debate, really.  I mean, *sigh* gorgeous.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/522741473/taking-a-dive-gradient-dto-hand-dyed

 Made a trip to the groomers for Baxter.

Before:



After:



Merry Christmas everyone!


Monday, December 11, 2017

Wow.  I have been gone a long time.
I know.
I feel consoled though, in that it's not like I have a million followers.
I have five.
Or, less.
And, I'm ok with that.
I really just do this mostly for me.
I think of it more like a footprint I'm leaving.




I can't even tell you how many of these mitts I've made.
Sold some at a Christmas Bazaar Saturday and I give them to friends.


I trained the cat, Mr. T, to hold my place in my book.



I'm thinking about starting up my YouTube channel again. 
But, busy.
New grandbaby and another on the way at the end of January.


Life is so ridiculously good.

Be happy people!

Monday, June 26, 2017

These colors, though.



With the grey walls in my bedroom, a throw made of these is going to be stunning.

Friday, June 23, 2017


I may have found the baby blanket pattern but I'm not totally convinced.  Still, playing with it.































Per usual, I came across a lot of other really cool projects and ideas that almost pulled me off track.
I persevered.









Love the quilt effect here.































I'm not one to do little stuffed toys and such, but if I was I'd make this little cutie right away.
But, how to do the slime?







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I am back with a crochet hook in hand.
A friend is having a baby in September and I've been struggling to find the perfect pattern to
make something for le baby.

These are just some things I've been playing around with in hopes of getting struck with
inspiration for something unique.














Her colors are mint, pale gray, and a soft russet orange.  Sort of like these.
And yes, it's going to be a blanket.





I'm pretty sure I've found the pattern!  I'm gonna wait to post until I get into it and make sure it'll turn
out the way I'm envisioning in my head.  Sometimes those two things don't exactly match up all that
well.

Sunday, November 29, 2015





To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace, 
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.

So, as you stand upon a shore, 
Gazing at a beautiful sea - remember me.

As you look in awe at a mighty forest
and its grand majesty - remember me.

As you look upon a flower and
admire its simplicity - remember me.

Remember me in your heart,
your thoughts, your memories of 
the times we loved,

The times we cried, the times we fought,
the times we laughed.

For if you always think of me,
I will never be gone.

- Anonymous

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I can feel my crochet

coming on!

With these, in particular.
































Oiy.  Yes, these are knitted.  I'll get to the crochet in a sec.

How about, right here?  
A nice little Cathedral Motif.








Cathedral Motif by Pierrot
I linked kaitybee's version of the Cathedral Motif from Rav, as she has written out the pattern from the charted version at Pierrot's web site which only has a chart.
I'm dreaming up some pretty awesome color combinations.  



Yep, I am







Triple Puff Crochet Granny Square from Pasta and Patchwork.  







So much yarn, so little time!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I'm Knitting

Yes.  My last crochet phase is over, so I'm back to the knitting.

These are my current projects.






Soubrette by Mary Anarella







































Using a dove grey in Cascade Heritage sock.  Just about finished with the body.






Izhitsa by Patusha


Using a fingering weight, Chocolate covered berries by Seejayneknits over on Etsy.







Whisper by Hannah Fettig



Yep, another Whisper, It's only my 2nd one, with some lace from Mountain Colors in Red Tail Hawk.

No, these aren't the actual project photo's, obviously, I think.





I'm also going to play around with this one. 




With some Redheart acrylic, worsted weight, doubled.

I'm thinking rug.  I'll let ya know on this one.

I don't even have one project page set up of any of these.  I've been a tad lazy in that regard.

What are you working on??




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lovely

Just simply lovely.




























Sentinel by Mary-Anne Mace in lace weight.

































Ode by Svetlana Longinova in lace weight.
































Candlelit Shawl by Helen Stewart in Madeline Tosh Sock.



This is my first Thanksgiving in oh, about 20 years that I will not be cooking.  For like, two days prior to and the day of the feast.
We are going out for dinner with #1 son and his wife.  Our daughter is going to her gentleman friend's family home.
I feel so relaxed.  So completely relaxed.
We'll do dinner, the guys are going back to son's house for football watching whilst dil and I may do some shopping.

Peace and love to you all this Thanksgiving day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Free Pattern

This pattern is free on Ravelry for 24 hours.
I don't know when it expires, so get it now, if you'd like.
Here.

Edited to say that this in no longer a free pattern but it is still available on Ravelry.
Same links apply.

Hope both my readers say this.

Sandhurst Jumper by Jaqueline van Dillen







DK weight
And simply gorgeous.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I'm looking....

Yep, I'm back to the knitting.
I'm looking for a sweater project because the million patterns I already have just aren't doin' it for me.
Of course.


This is pretty cool.
Escher by Alexis Winslow
Fingering weight and I'm intrigued by the color options.









































Skew by Kyoko Nakoyoshi
Worsted weight.
I like these kinds of patterns.  Open and flow-y.









































Millisande by Anne McCauley
Worsted weight.










































Corbara by Christina Ghirlanda
Worsted weight.
Again with the flow-y and color options










































And whata'ya know, they're all from the Wool People Vol. 8 Collection.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Freebie Friday

Rippenschal by Margarete Dolff








































Leaf Coaster by Jos Crocheteria

































Beans the Cat by Linda Dawkins


































Izhitsa by Patusha





































































I think I'm going to be casting this on very soon as I've finished my Circle of Friends bedspread!!



















Thursday, November 6, 2014

I got nuthin.

Except, this.
And these.

Mara by Madelinetosh











































I keep seeing how this is a favorite shawl pattern for a lot of people.  It's been in my queue for quite a while now.




I really wanna do a vest.  I just got some long sleeve t-shirts and it'd go so good with them.

Climbing Ivy Vest by Cheryl Cho










































Blooming Shawl by Sachiko Uemura



































































Keep on kittin' kids.  Or crocheting.
I'm about 2/3's finished on the crochet blanket.

Knitting, here I come!