Friday, September 26, 2008

WOW am I behind on blogging!!!!

This is the butterfly wash cloth I made our niece for her birthday.  Difficult to get a good picture of design.  It is made from Fantasy Naturale and is just knit/purl.
This is the bag I made for my BF sister for her birthday.  It is also from Fantasy Naturale and is a free Bernat pattern.  It is a very easy crochet pattern.
This is the dishcloth for a swap.  Again knitted but this time with Sugar and Cream.  Very easy knits/purls.
These are legwarmers for princess number 2.  I need to make a pair for her sister - princess number 4.   Luckily they have very short legs!  I used TLC Cotton Plus and 10 rows 3x3 ribbing, 20 rows stockinette, 10 rows 3x3 ribing.  Cast on 30 st to start.
Last but not least - this is the Red Sox good luck charm I knitted for a swap.  Can't wait to make one for me!  The white item in the background is a baby blanket with Wendy Velvet touch.  It actually has little bits of pastel colors in it.  I will take a better picture when it is finished - hopefully soon.
I have been very lax lately about posting.  I have more pictures to post of my trip to Cape Cod, trip to Mets Stitch  Pitch at Shea and lots more to post about!
Will start with a little at a time. 
These are some of the items I have finished knitting this month - very productive month for me!  Will post the rest of my pictures and news soon!

Ravelry Red Sox T shirt Swap Package

These are the great goodies I received today from Kate for the Red Sox T shirt swap.
The t shirt is fantastic!  It is a Pawtucket Red Sox t shirt.  It has the box scores from the longest baseball game played!  What a great idea!  They played the Rochester Red Devils.  

This is the WPI (wrap per inch) tool she sent. Isn't it cute!  I will be keeping it close during the playoffs for luck! 

These are  the other goodies she sent.  The yarn is very soft and the perfect color to make some mini socks - for good luck charms!  They are a warm red - very pretty!  There is a sticker, splatter ball (looks like fun), some needle inventory cards (very good idea), tape measure, notebook, hand lotion and a dark chocolate bar (MMMM). 
Thank you very much OTKATE!  I love this package.  Can't wait to start knitting those little socks while I watch the Sox play in the postseason!  

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Red Sox Goodies!

Isn't this the cutest bear - he plays music - Dropkick Murphy's music! He also dances a little jig while the music plays!  
The Red Sox bag is great - it has Dustin's number.  They also sell them with Pap or Becketts's numbers. Great way to carry my knitting!
I found the bag at Modell's and the bear at IParty.  I treated myself!  

Monday, September 8, 2008

All Hallows Eve Dishcloth Exchange

Time for another dishcloth swap!  This is my favorite swap!

The All Hallows Eve Dishcloth swap is starting soon!  Sign up by Sept 12th   to join in on the fun!

My Questionnaire:

1. I have been knitting and crocheting for over 20 years.

2. I use all kinds of needles.  It depends on the type of yarn or project I am doing.  I don't use long straight needles very often any more.  I use mostly short straight/dpn needles or circulars.  I DON'T like BOYE brand.  Use just about any other brand.

3.I like to make small items that I can carry along.  Dishcloths, scarves, leg warmers, bags, an occasional baby afghan or sweater.

4. I don't have a favorite pattern.  I like to use patterns appropriate for the recipient/occasion

5. I love "stuff".  I have all sorts of notions.  I love to try out new things.  I am also a "bag addict".  I buy new project bags all the time.  Just can't help myself!

6. Wendy's Velvet Touch is my favorite.  I like to felt so wools/alpaca are always welcome in my stash!  I love to make dishcloths so cottons are another favorite in my stash.  I like "soft" yarns.  Dislike Lopi, fun fur, scratchy yarns.  New yarn from Peter Pan/Wendy called Tinkerbell is very soft - bought some for my stash but haven't tried it yet.  I think it will be a favorite!

7. Love purple but knit with all colors.  Depends on who/where the item is for.

8. I use lots of cottons.  Fantasy Naturale, Sugar and Cream, Peaches and Cream, Lion Brand, Bernat Cotton -- you name it -- I use it.  I use both solids and multicolored skeins.

9. I like most scents except for citrus.  

10. I think witches are the most "Halloweeney"

11. Love chocolate and salty things - 

12. My favorite costume was a cowgirl!  I wanted to be Annie Oakley !  I had the rifle, 6 shooters, boots and everything - wore them all the time not just Halloween!  Luckily I found another line of work - one of the few times I rode a horse I got thrown!

13.Ravelry newbie!    capesoxknitter is me!

14.Nothing special to tell my pal except to have fun!  I am very easy to please!