Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FEBRUARY


Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.  Second month of the year.  Amazing!  This is my version of the Baba Sheep everyone is knitting.  My sheep have gray legs and faces because I forgot to get black yarn when I was buying yarn for this hat.  It's simple to knit and works up fast.



Last month I posted a picture of this shawl  Well turns out I had to rip it all back.  When I was printing off the pattern it went from row 88 at the bottom of the page to row 90 to the top of the next page.  Did I notice I was missing 89.  No.


By the time I got this far on the feather and fan shawl I was so sick of knitting it I just binding off.  I'm very happy with the pattern and I used hand dyed wool/mohair yarn.


Sock I started last night.  The yarn is Felici Rainbow by Knit Picks.  Love the color and it matches my project bag which is made by Stitched By Jessaly which I got at the New York Sheep And Wool. They match.  I guess I love the colors.


Speaking of colors I love the colors in this rock formation I found on Facebook.  Pretty.

I've decided not to do the New York Sheep And Wool Festival this coming year.  Just getting to hard for both Bill and I.  His eyes are getting worse and it's hard for him to drive all that way.  Also the lugging all the displays and inventories in and out is getting much harder for us.  I must say its been more than fun.  I'm looking into doing somethings closer to home.  We'll see.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

JANUARY 2016


It's been ages since I've posted to my blog.  I've been busy knitting above is a photo for my great grand daughter.  Nice and soft and pretty pink.  Also I've had loads of computer issues and finally purchased a new one with the old one back in the shop so Bill can use it.  Always something.


I've started knitting a shawl in feather and fan with some of my hand dyed wool/mohair yarn.  Coming long nicely.


I did get some very nice things for Christmas.  My grand daughter bought me a Starbucks mug with a cat and a ball of yarn on.  My daughter got me this pottered yarn bowl.  Also a gift card from Etsy.  It took me a while to figure out how she knew it was the one I wanted.  She checked my Pinterest boards and this one was on it.  Bill got me a gift card to the beautify shop and JoAnn Fabric.  The very best part of Christmas was out daughter, her finance, out son and his wife shared the dinner and the day with us.  Doesn't get any better than that!!

Sunday, December 06, 2015

MAKING CHRISTMAS SOCKS



I didn't even put my Christmas elf away.  Now if only he'd get busy and do some knitting for me



This is what I've done with some handwoven fabric.  I made some  small socks for my tree.  Just backed them with muslin and filled with some extras.


Different colors and patterns.



I think I like the red the best.  Mostly because I like red a lot better than blue except for my jeans of course.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NOVEMBER



I finished up a couple more cowls for the Fiber Pusher Podcast KAL's November project  which is "Keep Your Neck Warm" month.  This is knitted with Yarn Bee Andes Allpaca Haiku from Hobby Lobby and size 11 knitting needles.  The pattern is from from Knit Collage "The Daisy Chain Bandana Cowl".



This pattern is also from Knit Collage Bandana Cowl knit with Buttercream Luxe Craft Angel Hair from JoAnn Frabic in Lime Green knit with size 10 1/2 knitting needles.




At least three years ago we bought 3 plants and thought all three were dead until this one started blooming a week ago.  We've had a couple of very hard frosts and cool weather.  Do you think we can remember the name of the plant?  NO.  But the bright yellow pretty against the dead oak leaves?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

BEST NEWS EVER



Our daughter Dawn and her finance Chris at the Breast Cancer Run.  We're so happy they found each other.   He's a wonderful man and will make her a great husband.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

THIS AND THAT



One of my hats for The Fiber Pusher Podcast's Winter Prep Knit Along  I'm having so much fun with this Knit Along mostly because it's something new every month.  All small projects that anyone can get done in 30 days. This pattern is from Lace One Skein Wonders.


This tam pattern is a little of this and a little of that and ended up being a tam pattern.


It ended up sort of big so I felted it in the washing machine with hot water and fits pretty nice now.  I'm not good at taking pictures so this one is out side in front of an Aster not to mention I should get a new camera.



These two scarves were knit on my small Addi circular knitting machine.  I sold four of them at the New York Sheep And Wool Festival and could have sold a bunch more.  I'm not bragging but they sure do get cute.



I did pick up a few things at the Festival some yarn from Miss Babs, Knitting Project Bag and dyed roving.  I wanted to get a dyed sock blank from Gale's Art but they were sold out.  I need to order one on line today.  I love them!
   I bought two sets of Knit Pro Knitting Needles.  This is a double pointed sock set.  I used them once and love them!


This an interchangeable set and again I'm so darn happy with them!


Personal note:   Guess who's going to be a "Great Grandma again".   Yep me.  I can't wait just to bad out granddaughter is so far away in Kentucky.  Guess it calls for a field trip.

Nephew Wayne is doing so well he got to go home for a couple of days to be with the family that loves him so much and two great kids who miss him.  He does have to go back for more chemo but he's on his way.  Please keep him in your prayers.  He is my favorite nephew that's for sure.  Oh, the only one too.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

OCTOBER



Ok, who out there can believe it's October?  Not me that's for sure.  Anyway it is and now I'm working like crazy to get ready for the NY Sheep And Wool coming up later this month.  This is the second pair of mittens I knit for Benita's KAL.  I chose to knit them in a Nordic pattern.  Nice and warm.



Finished my second sock.  Love it!!!  It fits perfect.




Bill decided to try and sell some of his hunting puzzles and calenders.  He was lucky to get a space at The Old Sled Works in Duncannon.    It took us two days to get it the way Bill wanted it.




And I must say he did a darn nice job too.




This is only a  small amount of the puzzles and calenders he has.




He has a bunch under the table and will replace them or change them up from time to time.




When were looking around we found this piece of Polish pottery for only $10.00.  Cheap!  And matches some of my other pieces tool




Bill hanging up and checking prices on some of his things.

On some personal notes.  First my nephew Wayne has been diagnose with leukemia.  He's only 47 with a wonderful family, wife and two beautiful children.  If you think about it please pray for him.  He's a fighter and has lots to live for so I'm sure he'll make it but the road isn't going to be easy.

Second the last two weeks I've had my cataracts replaced.  I noticed my right eye was getting blurred so when I went to my family doctor her set me up with an eye specialist.  I don't think I'll notice any difference until I get new glasses.  I thought I was way to young for this but find out people in there 40's have had the same problem.  So we've been running back and forth to the eye doctor.  Three times each week.

Third.  Ask me if I got my new drivers license.  NO.  And why not?  Who knows but I am going to go up to the driver's license test and renewal place in town this week to ask them.