Monday, January 26, 2009

Anyone interested?

This was posted late on the website for Seed Stitch Fine Yarn of Salem, MA and it never got in this past newsletter from SSFY. But I'm still hoping to catch the eye of a few of my beginner students who might be interested in learning some more crochet while working on this shawl.

crocheted shawl

Woodland Shawl Workshop - Pattern from Interweave Crochet Fall 2008. Let's work on a beautiful crocheted shawl together. We will learn how to read a crochet chart, while creating the flower border. It's easier than it looks! Must know some beginning crochet, such as chain, single, and double crochet. (In-store sample @SSFY)
Intructor: Rhonda Culbert

Sunday, February 8, 1-3 pm
Sunday, February 22, 1-3 pm


Just call Seed Stitch Fine Yarn!

I've been busy finishing a few small projects this past weekend ...

Socks anyone?


Just the Basic Sock pattern using Regia sock yarn.

And sometimes you need to cover something old to make it seem new again (sort of).


Great way to use up Bits & Pieces.

I just can't throw anything away ...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sock yarn ... for walking or NOT.

Sarah mentioned I would not be quite "missing" if I wore those new mittens of mine ... LOL, she might be right. Bright enough aren't they? I started the 2nd mitt this morning, so we'll see how that goes later. But now is the time to give you a peak of the socks ... well I was going to say "on the needles" but there are some on the needles that I'm not working on right now. So I'm only showing you some pictures of the TWO pair of socks I'm presently working on at the moment AND also a hint of something to come with ... Duet Sock Yarn!

** Lucky Lurkers warning: don't look if you haven't received your January delivery yet. Love the colors.! I plan to use the pattern that came with it also. **

I mean it ... don't look if you don't want to ...

January knitting

This is my favorite sock yarn club so far. Don't always have to make it socks!

But sometimes you want to ... and that's okay too.

January knitting

These are the Basic Sock Pattern socks I've been working on for some time now. Only on the commuter train ... but it seems like I've been knitting them forever. Well I'm down to the 2nd foot now. Almost done. Yarn is Regia and I'm using size 1 DPNs.

January knitting

Started these socks the night before last using Frog Tree sock yarn for the Norwegian Stockings to Knit. But as you see, I'm not using blue and white. Wanted to be different did I?

Must be walking on the wild side!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not quite missing in action yet ...

Working on ... the Pagliacci Gauntlets

It's a work in progress and here's a peak at the progress.

Gauntlette Mitts

Also working on 2 pairs of socks at the same time.

But there's no time to dawdle ... I'll pop in again later!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where does the week go?

PDRM4915_edited These days it seems the days are flying by faster than the speed of light. I barely open my eyes and then it's time to get back into bed again. In fact, I'm up too late most nights. Too much to do and just not enough time to do it. Which is hard on me because I'm usually in bed before NINE.

I apologize to everyone I usually leave comments with when I read their blog. I haven't even had time to read much at all lately. I also apologize to those I don't get back to right away when they leave a comment on my blog. You're such a friend to take the time to leave a comment, never mind the time it took to read ... so that's why I try to keep my babblings short. Less to read and more to look at. After all ... you're looking for pictures right? Pictures of knitting. Yarn stash and what's new.

That's right ... I haven't stopped knitting. So there's lots going on behind the skeins while I'm trying to get the house ready for DH's return. So much to do and remember. Phone calls to make. Money to spend. Arrangements to make.

And so I'll just give you a look at what I have done or in the middle of doing.


Another scarf. I can't resist those ruffles.


A gathering of yarn for gauntlet mittens.


Always more room for socks! This time it's the Evil Stepmother.


And of course I have to crochet another shawl when I give a class at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn on the Woodland Shawl. I'll use the same green for the border as I did for my first one. I had plenty left over.

Details later (or on Ravelry) ... when sanity sets in.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm baaaaaack ... but

Not mentally.

So much going on. So much to do. To knit. To prepare for DH's return ... dare I say 2 to 3 weeks? Close!!!!! My fingers are crossed.

So you'll see me coming and going. Between the running of errands, cleaning house, cooking and preparing healthy meals, knitting and knitting, I'll stop by the computer once in awhile. But not as often as I'd like.

But for now ...

How about my Holiday PJ party with the Knitting Kittens ...

Christmas 2008 Knitting Kittens

[Looks like I cut Rae out but if you click on the picture you'll see all of us.]

I'm the squinty-eyed hip cat in the middle with the wild 'pink elephant with knit hats and ice skates' outfit. [If only I could keep my eyes open when jumping into a picture after setting the timer.] We had lots of fun and laughs as usual.

Had a Yankee Swap too.

This is what I ended with as my swap gift ... and I love it! Not what I had planned on but it's even better than I had expected.


These were so popular at Christmas that you can't even find one anywhere right now. Not even on

Now how about some pictures of recent finished WIPs? Well let's start out with the first project on the 2009 Knit-a-day Calendar ...


That's only one ... I've already knit up 4. They'll make cute hostess gifts or stocking stuffers for next year, huh?

And I knit up this with left-0ver Debbie Bliss Aran [from hats I made 2 years ago] ...


It's a Hot Water Bottle Cover. It's to cover the hot water bottle I got for DH when he gets home & I'll fill it with nice hot water and put it under the covers at the foot of the bed to keep his toes and feet nice and warm on these cold Winter nights. Aren't I the good wife?

Bill and Rhonda 2008 Christmas

And he's coming home soon. Very soon.

I can't say a 'matter-of-days' but maybe ... in 3 weeks!