Wednesday, September 28, 2005

My nieces hats for Christmas!

I wanted them to be the same, but different...since they are twins! :)

1st pattern:

2nd pattern:

I used some yarn that was given to me, had no label, but it was like red heart. I used a varigated yarn and a light pink.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

First...congrats to Demi and Ashton! (if true) on your new life together! May you have all the happiness in the world!

Snake Scarf 2...for my Nephew!

My second snake scarf. Isn't he cute?? He is in Spiderman/Chicago Cubs colors.

I think my next project...another snake...for my neice...maybe...who knows!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Snake Scarf for Blair!

Finished the snake scarf for my friend's son Blair!

I used the pattern from

I changed a few things, I used a dark color varigated yarn so I didn't use the fair isle pattern throughout. I also added 3-D eyes (for teddy bears) instead of using black thread. I also put a 'rattler' in the tail. It is so darn cute.

size 8 and size 10 dpn were used.

Red Heart E300 - Mexicana and Black were used.

My first completed intarsia project!

Small, but done! I got the pattern from the Stitch 'n Bitch book (Powerful wrist protection, pg 183).

I LOVE it!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sweater/Jacket Update:
Here are some pictures of the long jacket I am making from the fall 2005 Vogue Knitting issue. I have the back completed...and still working on the left side.

Also, here is one of the slipper ornaments I made...too cute! Thank you Diane! Here is the pattern:

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Bob just received a brand new fancy necklace...WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! How beautiful is this???

You HAVE to check out the fantastic pet jewelry on this website!! HANDMADE by the way! WOW!!!!

Wait until you see them! You will want them all, I know me and Bob do...( cats are a little mad at me now...)...they are telling me 'He gets a crystal necklace and all we get is a stupid knitted toy...jeesh, we see where we rate".

Thank you Laverne for letting me post this picture and your website! You do fantastic work, keep it up...and when can we expect the "human" necklace site??? Hmmmm???

Friday, September 16, 2005

Mikey's Pumpkin Hat!!

Well, you could say that I am getting really good at making mistakes into something nice...or, you could say I really suck at knitting things.

This is yet another goof up that I changed into something. My husband asked me to knit him a bright orange skull cap for hunting. So I started knitting...the pattern was great, just too thin for Wisconsin winters (thats where he hunts)...anyway, I didn't want to frog the whole thing, so I remembered seeing a pumpkin hat on my knitting chicks group and sorta just winged this. I also took a leaf pattern from Kitting on the edge and added that as well. It turned out so darn cute.

I just need to get better at not making think? Ugh! Oh well...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My cat, Bleu, and his toy! He loves it!

Monday, September 12, 2005

This is my weekend update! With all the talking in my knitting group - knitting chicks - I just had to make this hat for my brother in law for Christmas. It was really easy, but it turned out a little big, but not too bad. Next time, I will use a size smaller needle.

Now, the next project - a water bottle holder (bet your wondering if I have completely lost my mind). Wee, to start with I needed help changing the pattern from crochet to knit...enter Celia from knitting is she amazing...she converted the pattern in like 10 minutes. Wow!!! Thanks so much Celia. Anyway, I just had to make it. I followed the pattern and it was perfect - EXCEPT - I HATE HATE HATE the homespun looked so bad to me. I just couldn't throw it I added ears, and catnip and made a toy...that my dog stole on the cats. Oh least someone likes it.
My cat is playing with it as I type this now...of course, when I don't have a camera in my hand. Figures, huh?

Now...what to knit now? Probably another water bottle holder in a different fiber.

Friday, September 09, 2005

My first sweater!!! Ok, these are a few pictures of my first sweater...I have 3 balls into the body of the sweater, and I have 1 sleeve done. The sweater is a Christmas gift for my, hopefully I will get it done in time. I am not that great with sticking with this one...but I pick it up, work on it for awhile, then put it down and do something else.

I am using Plymouth Yarn - Bella Colour...Color 17 Lot 54.

The pattern I am using is from Cascade Yarns - Ribbed mock T-Neck (cypdk108)

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Ok...I was making a list of knitting to make for Christmas gifts...and, sadly, I am going to have to put the Ashton scarf away til the gifts get done. Maybe I will do a few rows a week, but, I need to work on gifts...only 3 1/2 months to do the gifts...I have to get working. stuff

Day 2 (again...) of the Ashton scarf. I am much happier with the way it is turning out this time. I think I have the intarsia method down now...but all the little bobbins of yarn are still driving me nuts. Oh well, small price to pay.

I have to decide on Christmas gifts for everyone for this year...what to do for everyone is hard for me to decide. Scarfs....hats...mittens...purses...too many choices.

(isn't the little graphic cute??? thank you for the great clip art!)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Row 16 of the newly re-started Ashton scarf! Ok...what a difference it makes when you kinda know what your doing. Still a little frustrating...but, I am getting better.

Ok...I started the infamous Ashton scarf over! I had changed the original pattern and decided to stitch it in the round...but everything was then reversed and it looked silly.

So...Ashton scarf take 2! Update later tonight.

This man is making me nuts! Why am I going through this? INSANE I SAY!!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Ok, I am now on row 17 of my Ashton scarf...and I have decided that I am COMPLETELY insane! Yep, it is official...insane. How could I want to do this scarf??? Am I such a dork fan that I will continue even though I will practically throw myself over a cliff because this thing is driving me nuts?? Yeah, I guess I am. are driving me insane.

The back of the scarf is a MESS, and boy do I mean a mess. But, no one will see the back.

Why oh why didn't I start with something small? INSANE I tell you!

Ok..back to the scarf from hell. I can't wait til I get to the plain black portion of the scarf...then I may regain some sanity. I will post another picture tonight...maybe by then I will be to row 20...geesh...

Hat and Mittens Set

Materials used: Cascade 220: 9419
Cascade Quatro: 9434

Needles used: Size 8 DPN

Pattern Used: Gifted Hands - GH07 "Peace & Happiness"

Date Started: August 30, 2005
Date Completed: August 31, 2005


Materials used: Cascade 220: 9419 & Cascade Quatro: 9434

Needles Used: Size 7 & 8 DPN

Pattern used: "Basic Cable" from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, pg 75

Date Started: September 4, 2005
Date Completed: September 4, 2005

Felted Purse

Materials used: Manos del Uruguay: 109

Trendsetter Yarns: Joy 1332

Needles used: 10 1/2 DPN

Pattern Used: Fiber Trends "Felt Purses and Shoulder Bags, collection 2" ***style #1***

Date Started: August 28, 2005

Date Completed: August 29, 2005

My first Sock!!!!

Pattern from LYS

Materials used: Cascade Fixation

Size 5, Size 7 DPN used

Date Started: August 25, 2005

Date Completed: August 26, 2005

Bath Mitt

Materials Used: Sugar 'n Cream - white

Needles: Size 9

Date Started: August 21, 2005

Date Completed: August 21, 2005

Seat Belt Snuggly
Materials Used: Berella by Bernat (copper)

Size 10 1/2 needles used

Date Started: August 20, 2005
Date Completed: August 20, 2005

Pattern from:

Bear Slippers for Mikey!

These are going to be a Christmas gift for my Nephew Mikey. He is 3.

Yarn used: Lion Brand - Homespun: sierra #318
Size 7 Needles.

Pattern used from A.C Moore website:

Date Started: August 8, 2005
Date Completed: August 10, 2005

Tank & Purse Combo!

Yarn used: Cream 'n Sugar

Pattern for purse from LYS.

Pattern for tank from Knitty Gritty

Date Started: July 31, 2005
Date Completed: August 3, 2005

This was a birthday gift for Emma. The straps on the tank were WAY too long on her, so I removed them completely. It looks so much better on her.

My first Purse! (tan, brown, cream & burgundy)

I used Cascade 220 wool. The pattern is from my LNS. Size 8 needles were used.

Started July 21, 2005
Completed July 21, 2005

My Second Purse!!! (varigated)

I am unsure of the yarn (it was given to me as a gift). Size 8 needles were used.

Started July 24, 2005
Completed July 24, 2005

Hogwarts Scarf Bookmark!

I started this on July 28th, 2005, and Completed it on July 29, 2005

The pattern is from:

I used DMC floss 743 (yellow) & 3685 (burgundy)
Size 2 needles were used.

This is my first felted project. Slippers!

I started them July 21, 2005 and completed them July 23, 2005.

I used Cascade 220, and Cascade w/ Alpaca
Size 13 needles.

Pattern from Fiber Trends (AC-33x)

I made mine with a low back and added the bumper.

"Winter in the City" Felted Hat

Pattern used: Fiber Trends AC-56

Materials Used: Cascade 220: 9327

Plymouth Yarn: Furlauro: 845

Size 10 1/2 Needles used

Dated Started: August 21, 2005

Date Completed: August 22, 2005


This was a kit given to me by the Cheryl Allen family! Thank you!

Materials used: Lion Brand Fun Fur Prints, #206 (confetti) and Lion Brand Boucle, #208 (parfait)

Needles used: Size 35

Date started: August 6, 2005

Date Completed: August 6, 2005

These are 'fuzzy furry flip flops' I made for the daughter of a good friend of mine.

The pattern is from 'Knitty Gritty' on

Started July 24, 2005, Completed July 24, 2005

Monday, September 05, 2005

Ok, this is my first post to my brand new Blog! YEAH!!!

Ok, my project for Christmas Present to myself. An Ashton Kutcher scarf. I saw a scarf on and had to have one of Ashton (the original pattern: ) . I wrote to Rebbecca, the original creator, and she helped me get the basics for designing this scarf only with Ashton. So the picture above is my graph...which is 53 wide x 107 length.

This is my first intarsia/fair isle project, and as of now I have 4 rows done. YIKES!!! I think I will have it done by my 50th birthday (only 14 years to go...I should make that-maybe).

Thanks to the "Knitting Chicks" for helping me with this project...I will update it often.

Thanks also to KASHMORE at for the help with the picture!

Lisa (a brand new blogger!) How exciting!

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