Hope to be sitting there soon!!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
My favorite way to keep cool is to sit on a beach - preferably on Cape Cod - drinking a frozen hot chocolate! MMMMMMMM!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I got home from work at 1130 pm on Sat night and found this awesome package waiting for me. What a nice package to come home to! It is the first of 3 packages from my Summer of yarn Love secret pal. She sent me an awesome 1st package!
This is the gifts unwrapped. Aren't they great! There is a cute memo pad with pen that I can't wait to use.
There are some cute ring stitch markers in nice bright purple and green - much easier to find when I drop them! And they come in lots of sizes.
There is a Knit Chek which always comes in handy when I pull out a circular needle and have NO IDEA what size it is - or just want to check how many more inches I need to knit before I can go to bed!
There is a toy for Scoochie - you can see her playing with it in another picture in this post. She loves it!
I love the CD she made me! Great songs with many of my favorites! Great selection of songs! Songs from BRUCE, The Band , Simon and Garfunkle, Blood Sweat and Tears, John Denver, Meatloaf and more. What a great idea! I can't wait to add it to my IPOD! It even has Johnny Cash singing If I were a Carpenter with June! LOVE IT!!
This is a close up of the yarn and pattern she sent me! I love the colors of the yarn. It is Ultra Alpaca from Berocco. Very soft! It is hard to see but it is a combination of all my favorites. When you see it in person you can see all the jewel tones blended together. Purple, red, blue, gold - really pretty! And the pattern is awesome It is a lace scarf - looks like the perfect project for a lace beginner like me. Pattern says it takes 4 hours - I am not a fast knitter so it will probably take me longer but it looks like a project I can handle!
And here is the picture of Scoochie playing with her new toy - she loves it! She was rolling all over the floor with it!
Thank you again to my secret pal! Can't wait for my next package! It will be like Christmas in July! Your package was the perfect treat to come home to after a very long day!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Quick post - busy week!
Went to Boston on Thursday - saw the Red Sox win again! We have seen them win all 9 games we have attended. This time they won 9-2! Mike Lowell hit a grand slam!
Yeah!!!! Sorry, no pictures. I forgot my camera!
One leg warmer finished and 1 more leg to go and my granddaughter will have her requested pair! Will post picture when it is finished.
Working on swap packages. Got some things this week I think they will like.
Will try to remember to take a picture before the packages go out. Usually forget to take one of out going packages.
2 granddaughters had recitals yesterday. Will post pictures asap.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is one of the dishcloths I have made. I am not always good about taking pictures of the things I finish.
This is made from one of my favorite yarns - Fantasy Naturale. The colors are ones I enjoy knitting with!
Most of the time I make a very basic pattern. Start with 4 stitches, knit every row inc 1 stitch in 2nd stitch of each row until I like the size, then dec in the 3rd stitch in every row until I am back to 4 st. Great pattern because I can knit it anywhere - needs very little concentration.
I like to work on these at baseball games. My boy friend and son-in-law tell me it is embarrassing but I think baseball is the best sport to knit while watching. I will be going to a Stitch n Pitch games at a local minor league game with my granddaughter this Sunday. She isn't embarrassed when Grandma knits!
Monday, June 2, 2008
1. I HAVE BEEN KNITTING FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND CROCHETING FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
2. I HAVE NOT TRIED SPINNING YET - TOO MANY KNITTING /CROCHET PROJECTS TO TRY FIRST!
3. LIKE TO KNIT WITH SOFT YARNS! DISLIKE LOPI AND OTHER SCRATCHY YARNS. USE NOVELTY YARNS AS ACCENTS
4. LOVE PURPLE AND OTHER JEWEL TONES, AM OPEN TO MOST COLORS. LEAST FAVS ARE ORANGE AND YELLOW.
5. NOTHING SPECIAL ON MY WISH LIST FOR YARNS.
6. I KNIT/CROCHET MOSTLY SMALLER PROJECTS - HATS, SCARFS, SOCKS, LEGWARMERS, PURSES, DISHCLOTHS, TOYS. NEVER SEEM TO FINISH SWEATERS BEFORE KIDS OUTGROW THEM! I KNIT SMALL AFGHANS FOR MY GRANDKIDS ALSO. LIKE TO MAKE PROJECTS I CAN CARRY ALONG AND WORK ON ANYWHERE.
7. CURRENTLY WORKING ON LEGWARMERS FOR GRANDDAUGHTERS, AFGHAN FOR DAUGHTER, RED SOX SCARF, PAY IT FORWARD GIFTS, CHERRY HILL WRAP.
8. FAVORITE FINISHED OBJECT - ANY OF THE BABY BLANKETS I HAVE MADE FROM VELVET TOUCH. I LOVE WORKING WITH THAT YARN AND LOVE MAKING BABY GIFTS OR GIFTS FOR MY GRANDKIDS.
9. AN AFGHAN I STARTED FROM WINTUK YARN, (RED, WHITE AND BLUE) FOR MY SON IN 1976 IS MY OLDEST UFO. I WILL TRY TO POST A PICTURE IN THE NEXT POST. IT WAS A PATTERN I DESIGNED AND LOOKS NICE FROM THE FRONT BUT IS A GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN WITH A TON OF LOOSE ENDS TO BE WORKED IN. MAYBE I SHOULD FINISH IT FOR BIRTHDAY THIS JULY!
10. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY LACE SOMETIME - A SMALL PROJECT LIKE A SCARF.
11. NOT ON RAVELRY YET
12. I HAVE KNITTED SOCKS AND AM GOING TO KNIT MORE. JUST GOT THE PATTERN TO MAKE PEDICURE SOCKS - LOOK LIKE FUN. I WEAR A SIZE 8W SHOE.
13. I COLLECT LIGHTHOUSES AND HAVE STARTED COLLECTING SMALL SNOWGLOBES.
14. I DO HAVE A YARN WINDER BUT NO SWIFT. THE YARN WINDER IS STILL IN THE BOX- NEED TO GET IT OUR AND PUT IT TO WORK!
15. LOVE SWEETS BUT TRY TO LIMIT THEM FOR HEALTH REASONS. DO STILL HAVE THEM ESP DARK CHOCOLATE BUT IN SMALL DOSES.
16. I LIKE OCEAN SCENTS, VANILLA, APPLE, LIGHT FLORALS
DISLIKE CITRUS SCENTS
17. MY NEEDLES AND HOOKS ARE EVERYWHERE. I HAVE SOME NEW ORGANIZERS I AM USING WHICH WORK PRETTY WELL. THEY ARE CALLED SNAPWARE AND SNAP/STACK TOGETHER. ALSO HAVE NEEDLE CASES AND LOTS OF OTHER CONTAINERS.
18. I HAVE AN AMAZON WISH LIST AND AN ETSY FAVORITE SELLERS LIST.
19. BIRTHDAY IS JULY 18TH.
20. NO ALLERGIES.
CONGRATULATIONS MANNY! 500!!!!!!
WE WERE ONE OF THE LUCKY FANS AT CAMDEN YARDS WHO WERE ABLE TO SEE MANNY HIT NUMBER 500 !
MANNY'S HOMERUN TROT!
COST FOR PROGRAM $5 COST FOR BUS TRIP/HOTEL/ 2 GAMES $320
COST OF SEEING MANNY HIT # 500 - PRICELESS!
AWESOME MOMENT FOR RED SOX NATION - WHO WERE IN BALTIMORE IN LARGE NUMBERS.
FANTASTIC TO BE ABLE TO POST ABOUT MANNY'S 500TH HOMERUN FOR MY 100TH POST!
We are 8-0 this year when we go to Red Sox games! Hope our lucky string continues for the rest of our games!