Friday, August 31, 2007

Fly away with a Swan ...

Blocking was completed on 8-30-2007Showing the full view

Presenting the Mystery Stole 3 project completed.
Theme was Swan Lake.
And I LOVE it!

I used size 5 Addi Lace needles and
JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18
Pictures will tell you everything else ...Wearing MS3 Wearing the MS3 at SSFY MS3 Wearing the MS3 at SSFY MS3
I'm now official hooked on LACE!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Take my Campanula sock to work day.

Time to go out in public and take a tour of M.I.T. Why don't you join us ... Click on the picture to see the picture tour.


Or ... watch the slideshow if it's working ...

[can't seem to get it to work right ... so just click on the picture above and you can view the slide show from there if you'd like to. Link is in right upper corner. View as slideshow (open in a new window)

After 8 years, I still find this a fascinating place to work ...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dish Rag Tag ...

Received yesterday and Sent back out ... today!

Go Team ... Go
Rag tag band of Knitters!!


Now back to taking my Campanula Sock for a walk around M.I.T ...

[Errata ... I had forgotten to post a picture of my own dishrag that I knit with one of the balls of yarn in the above picture. So here it is ... ]
Dishrag Tag Dishcloth

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I'm done, I'm done ... I can't belive it.

MS3 Swan Lake 3

It's on the blocking board as I speak. My very first lace project. The Mystery Stole 3, Swan Lake. I love it! Even with just one wing. In a few days you will see what it looks like after the blocking has performed it's magic.

Now I can go to bed and sleep well ... nightie night.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Coming into the Home Stretch ...

Finished Clue 6 on the MS3 Swan Lake stole TODAY. Now I start Clue 7. The last clue. The last 42 rows before binding off. Then the magic part of knitting lace begins. I get to block it. I am so excited ...

I want to finish it this weekend!

MS3 Swan Lake wing

What's the best way to spend a day in 100 degree weather? ...
Why, at home in Centeral AC knitting of course.
So I'm off to knit the day away, Kids! MS3 Swan Lake

Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Kyleigh Faye!

She's a beautiful baby, Alyssa. Thanks for sending her picture.
Congratulations, Grandma Sam!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sweet Sixteen ...

I have to share the pictures I took this past Saturday in New Hampshire. It was Catie's "Sweet 16" birthday. And of course, most of my other Sweeties were there also!

Grammy with Sweet 16, Catie

The Little Gang

Cately and Brandi

Catelyn is Sweet 16

Happy Birthday, Catelyn Pooh!

Wait .... is that my little Jayden running down the hall with the blanket I made for her when she was just newly born? Ah ... how fast they grow.

Psst, Jayden slow down ... you've got plenty of time. Jayden on the move

I'm "classic" alright ...

I'm a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm a Project Whore ...

Knitted Horse
Originally uploaded by Stitchingnut
Okay I have to admit it. I'm not just a Yarn Whore, but a Project Whore. If I counted up everything I've started and have sitting on needles right this very minute ... well you'd agree with me. And if you tell me you have at least as many [Okay I've got NINE (9) listed in Ravelry right now and I know I'm hiding a few that haven't been posted yet] then maybe you're a Project Whore also. You know you might be. I denied it not long ago ... pre-Ravelry days. But that was because everything wasn't sitting right in front of me starring into my face. And let's face it ... out of sight, out of mind. Right?

MS3 on Clue 6 short row toes for pink socks PDRM1189_edited PDRM1293_edited PDRM1196_edited PDRM1192_edited PDRM1329_edited PDRM1325_edited PDRM1416_edited
And that's only ONE sock I'm admitting to at the moment.

So now you know ...

I'm a Super Project Whore!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Knit Plants ...

Look what's on display at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn.

Yarn sculpture!

Knitted plants and flowers.

Knitted Art is by Tatyana Yanishevsky and will be on display at Seed Stitch in Salem, MA on 21 Front Street from August 13 to September 30, 2007. Come on down to see it all in person. It's amazing. They are having a reception and lecture on September 14th at 6pm for $20. For tickets, call (978) 744-5557 or email

Here are a few pictures to show you how unique and amazing they are ... Just click on the picture to see the rest.

The Knit Garden
Originally uploaded by Stitchingnut

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

CAMPANULA for the cure ...


I've signed up for another KAL. It's for a good cause, as well as a pattern for a really neat lace sock pattern. I need to find some nice pink yarn to make it official. Yup, I want this pair of socks to be PINK. [Note: I found some beautiful pink Schaefer Yarn Hand Painted Anne at my LYS last night!]

Oooooo,oooo, I see some PINK yarn here that maybe I have a chance to WIN! But of course I must have some in my sock yarn drawer also. Okay ... I'll tell you what .... if you sign up and post to your Blog ... today ... [sign up for this drawing was extend to today, Aug. 17 ... Friday.]

I'll give you a chance to win too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Whaaat ! ?

And something we all figured out long ago but just posted on August 11, 2007 at "The General Information and News Website" ...
Knitting making a comeback

And if you didn't see "The Last Knit" last year ... here it is again for your enjoyment.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Another sister stopped by to visit ...

and I get to do more shopping.

I spent Saturday with another sister, Shelly from Florida and her dear husband, Bill. [He's a good sport too. He did a lot of waiting around for us to shop. Can you say 4 hours of total boredom for the poor guy?]

Had lunch at Finz after our first 2 hours of antique browsing and shopping. We had a good time and even tho I swore I was just going to watch Shelly spend her own money and keep mine in my pocket ... I bought a few things of my own. But I'm not getting into that here because ...

Because ... SURPISE! ... Nothing I bought was for knitting this time. Now that is a surprise even to me. I even looked for sheep ... but found nothing.

And when you look at the next picture, can you see why I couldn't resist buying something. Beside the fact this this was "Tax Free" weekend that is. We're entering the Walking Mall here. Don't see it?

Okay, here's a better look of one end of the Mall [with the sun over my back, otherwise I would have take a picture of the other half of the Mall too.]
A sidewalk sale!

There was even entertainment. And even tho we didn't stay more than 2 hours, LOL because that's how long we had on the parking meter, Bill patiently waited as we put more money in and had a spot of tea at New Civiltea and more shopping there as well. I think that place has quickly become one of my favorite places to sit, relax and visit with family or a friend.
So civil don't you think?

Well now my weekend is back to normal. I went to Weight Watches ... I lost another pound, whoohoo. [don't ask me how] and did my grocery shopping and here I am writing while I do the laundry. Pretty quickly tho, I'm headed back outside to knit.

Next project please ...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Last I heard ...

Looks like our box has been PROMPTLY lost by the post office!

Oh no ...
I wonder the fate of the "Rag tag band of Knitters" team now ...

Friday, August 10, 2007

I needed a "Mental Health Day" ...

And that's TODAY!

I've been taking Friday's as Vacation Days this Summer and rushing around to get the normal weekend chores done so that I have my weekend free to do other things. Like driving up to New Hampshire to see the kids or up the coast to explore some new place or visit an old favorite spot. But this morning ...

Well I just wanted to do nothing. Nothing that involved getting dressed and going out or ANYTHING. A "stay in my pajamas" kind of day. Know what I mean? Don't you just feel like that some times? Especially on a damp, wet, gloomy morning? And since I had the day off from work anyway ...

M-m-m-m, well I can't say I didn't want to do anything at all. I did want to KNIT. So I worked just on the Mystery Stole 3 [everyone probably knows by now that the theme is Swan Lake, right?] I barely found that out after I got Clue 4 done right on time before reading Malanie's announcement. And since Clue 6 came out this morning I wanted to get as much done on Clue 5 as I could so I could then get caught up and finish when the last clue, Clue 7 comes out next Friday.

Ya, I really want to finish with all those expert Lace Knitters that signed up. You see, I just hate being left behind in the woolen dust balls. Why I might not even finish if that happens. I knit best with a deadline and when I'm under pressure to finish. So pressure is good sometimes and this is one of those times. One of those projects. You know since the stole is for ME, I might not finish it if I don't put a deadline on it. So as you see, the pressure is 'self' made.

So here's my progress so far. Clue 4 has lot's of stitches in the pattern called the cats paw and represents swans dancing in a circle. And this last picture is of the Wing in the final section. I've just barely started it. Can you see the feathers in it? I'm loving this and YES, there'll be more lace knitting in my future.

And the highlight of my Day? Why Mail Call of course ...

Look what I got.
Isn't this the cutest mug?
Knit 2 together ... how nice that it's over a pot of tea also. Just what I needed ... altho I'll be drinking my coffee at work in it. And look at the cute ornament I got too ... That's right, it'll go on my Christmas tree this year. "Peace Among Knitters" which is a message I hold dear.

All these goodies come from Franklin's store at Panopticon.

Oh, the best I've saved for last.

A t-shirt with a picture of my idol ...


Boy am I going to look cool in this!