Saturday, January 30, 2010

If it's burtally cold outside ...

just knit a lapafghan.

tree of life lapafghan

I started one 2 days ago. It's called "The Tree of Life" by Nicky Epstein. Pattern is free on Lion Brand's website. I hate to tare myself away from it to work on anything else. Including the Blog.

tree of life lapafghan

But I did finish a couple of blocks that are going to be mailed out to someone else putting together a gift. Can't tell you who it is because it's a surprise to the recipient of the blanket.

for a baby blanket

And last week I did finish up the samplers from the Yarn of the Month Club for January's samples.

yarn of the month club

My favorite was the BLACKSTONE TWEED BY BERROCO at the top of the pic.

I think I've posted everything. A lot of projects are on the needles and I even want to start more Seven Circle Scarves ...


This is becoming a sickness ...
you know I'm talking about knitting right?

Monday, January 25, 2010

What a fun neck warmer!

I intend to knit more ...

My 7 Circle Scarf

My 7 Circle Scarf

sev[en]circle by Kirsten Johnstone

My 7 Circle Scarf

I used Mirasol Nuna Yarn  using a size 7 needle and made a few changes in construction but not enough for you to notice I'm sure. I think I'll knit these for next Christmas. Bet some teenage grandchildren might like one. I can even see a few beads going into 'em.

What do you think?

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm talking less and knitting more ...


My Asymmetrical poncho

Details on Ravelry. This was one project that was hard to love until I finished it and blocked it. Now I love it!


And I'm still finding unfinished projects that I can re-purpose ...



After all ...

the Neck Warmer is the "new" Scarf, right?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Behind the skeins of an obsessed knitter ...

there is more going on than expected.

Knitting Bag Zipper Pulls

With a surprise on back ...

Knitting Bag Zipper Pulls

What are they?

Knitting Bag Zipper Pulls

How about a Knitting Bag Felted Zipper Pull?

Don't you just NEED one??

Friday, January 08, 2010

Today is my Birthday ...

and when I get a card like this from a good friend, I can't help but get up and celebrate.

I have my dancing shoes on and we're out the door tonight.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bobby Awards ...

The 2nd Annual Bobby Awards has been posted.

To vote for the Bobby’s, check out the For The Love of Ravelry group in the group announcements section. There are different categories and some of those are hilarious. I nearly feel out of my chair with laughter when trying to vote for the Funniest Ravatar. Difficult to pick since they are all so good.

And I, the Stitchingnut was honored as one of the nominees for my Felt-Tea Farm Tea Cozy in The Best Personal Pattern Project category. There's some tough competition there too.


Check 'em out and place your votes. If you're not a member of Ravelry yet and you're a knitting or crocheter ...

You just don't know what you're missing if you don't join in.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Another year of knits ...

and my New Year Resolution.

Dare I make a resolution? Usually I make it something small and attainable. Like remembering to send everyone in the family a birthday card. I set up the plan and really do keep to it for the whole year. But ... when the year ends I go back to my ole ways. That's right, you'd be lucky to get a card of any kind from me now since I hardly write now that I've been online. If you don't have a computer, you're out of luck. I'll use my cell phone first and give you a call. But what kind of plan or New Year Resolution might I have this year?

Can you guess?


Well I've already implemented it. It's even a 2-parter. First, I plan to knit as much as possible from my STASH. This one will be the hardest to keep, but I have already knit a couple of things from the stash. I'll show you below. Second, I plan to finish at least half of what I've already have on needles. And if you look at my Ravelry Project page you would see that might be a pretty tall order.

Now if you only counted the WIPs take another look at what's in Hibernation. Yah, I know that's 30 projects right there Hibernating. But at least 2 can be frogged and a few were never even cast on. Only swatched. And while I'm organizing and pulling out those projects I'm also finding MIA's. Yup, I found 2 so far. They were scarves I started but never finished. Never even made it to the Ravelry Project list. But one is already finished into something else.

A Headband
head band

It's already blocked and thrown into the 2010 Christmas Basket. I don't even remember what pattern it was being made from. I just remember it was a scarf and I didn't like the fact that it wasn't reversible and I don't like the back side as well as the front. But as a Headband it's perfect!

The other one I found ... it'll make a better Cowl than a scarf. So that may happen soon.

And what I have a knit from the STASH?

Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf
Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf [specs on Ravelry].

Burnished Leaves Cowl
Burnished Leaves Cowl [specs on Ravelry]

Thermis Neck Warmer [specs on Ravelry]

All from yarn in my Stash and now in the 2010 Christmas Basket.

I wonder how long this knitting energy is going to last before ...

someone shoots me? [see ... I knew what you were thinking.]

Friday, January 01, 2010

Who Loves Your Knits ...

Grandchildren do of course right?

Grandpa Bill and Sammie
Samantha wearing Bella Mitts

Big ones and little ones ...

Love your hat Jayden
JD and Grammy

Cody wearing his mittens & hat

Or do you think it's just because they love their grandparents so darn much and have been brought up to be polite and appreciate anything they get from the old folks.

Grandpa Bill and Cody

Brandi picked the Mobeus Scarf
Brandi's another cutie

Well the Moebius Scarf was in the "pick-which-one-you-want" basket and the granddaughter that didn't grab it 1st begged her sister to let her have it. "Grammy, tell her I need it more than she does." Oh you need it. That's makes all the difference. But her sister gave it to her with a smile anyway.

After all ...

Sister Sisters

they're sisters. [ages 19 & 13]

Even my DD quickly picked out the hat she wanted ....
[glad I anticipated that & tossed it into the basket]

Brandi, Heidi and Cody
[you have got to get your bangs cut, DD]

Isn't it fantastic when gift recipients love your knitting?