Friday, May 30, 2008

New Stuff and WIP's

Hi there all,

Just wanted to do a quick post, and show you all what I got from this months dishcloth swap. It was sent from Sue in New Jersey. Thank you so much Sue. She sent a cute little dishcloth, in the shape of a little dress, and the yellow is very cheery. Also, she sent me these "Soap Rocks" Very cool things, not only are they beautiful, they will glisten, if you put them under hot water, or on humid days. So cool. I don't look forward to humid days, but I will try the hot water thing. They are made from all natural ingredients, and smell fabulous. Thanks so much Sue!!

Onto other knitting things, I am redoing my summer ankle socks, after frogging the first ones. I had never done this type of heel before(Sl 1, K1) then Purl the next row. The last heel was a twisted mess, I think I was slipping wrong (you must do it purlwise) And I was doing the slip knit thing way too tight. I ususally don't knit tight, but I was. This is going much better, and I love the way it is stipping. Have seen alot of the Jaywalker socks (can be found on Ravelry) they look cool with the self-striping yarn, except the pattern is like wavey V's. I so know there is a name for that, but I can't think of it. Need more coffee :) Anyway, I am ready to turn this heel, so hopefully soon I will have a least one sock done. I am so in awe of friend Nachaele (sidebar Knit-Eat-Sleep) she does such beautiful work and is sooo fast with her socks, I am amazed! I do owe her an apology, I think she tagged me, and I miss understood. Thought she needed to post that on my blog, before I answered all the questions. I certainly didn't mean to slight her tag, and that will be my next post. I need to see all the questions. Sorry Nachaele. Visit her blog, she is one wonderful knitter. (Seems like a pretty great person too :).

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Happy Memorial Weekend!

As the mom of a United States Marine, I pray that we all take more than just a moment this weekend, to remember all of those involved in service to our country, and pray for those fighting, even now, to give us the freedom to do all that we do. Thank you son, and all the other sons and daughters who sacrifice so much for our freedom. You are remembered and appreciated! God Bless You All!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Keeping in Touch

Hi all!

I really don't have much to talk about, but I wanted to touch base with all of you and thank you for stopping by. I have been doing quite a bit of knitting, but nothing to show. I am working on a summer anklet sock, in a great orange stipe. Love the way this is looking, but I am a very slow sock knitter. I also have been doing more of the hyperbolic dishcloths. I love these things. Even if you don't crochet, I challenge you to try these. You can find the stitch on U-tube with the She is wonderfully clear and you can pause,etc. to actually keep up with her. I think I have mentioned her before, but I have gone to her for lots of stitch "looksies." I hope to have lots of pics for you next week, I planted my yard yesterday. Why do I try to do this in one day????????? I am so sore today I can hardly move. I have arthritis, and that kind of stuff just kills me. I swore I would plant more perenials, and less annuals, but I shouldn't go to the greenhouse alone. But, alas, my yard is beautiful. Now I shall sit and knit. Not, today, however, the high is 51 and the wind is cold. But, it is suppose to be in the high 70's this weekend, which is wonderful, cuz we are having about 30 people for Memorial Day!! You will be pictured out. I hope you all are having a great week. Please visit again soon. Thanks for stopping.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Looky What I Got!!

Wow! My family was sure generous this Mother's Day. I got the coolest birdhouse. I have a camper that I hope to someday soon have looking like this. I also got a planter that looks like a truck. Saw the house at Lowe's and the truck at Micheal's. My oldest son got me the beautiful thermometer. That one is sort of a guilt gift. No, he is a good boy, didn't do anything wrong, except shoot holes in my other one with his airsoft gun. I have been shot in the bum with that thing. Glad he became a Marine, so he could shoot real guns. I have been strongly "hinting" for almost a year. He finally got me a beautiful one. Way beats the other one anyway!! Hee Hee.

Onto knitting. I have actually been crocheting. No, I am not bored with knitting, but if I don't do something when I see it, I kind of forget about it. I saw these on Ravelry and actually downloaded the pattern. Took me now time to do one. Doesn't seem like your doing much till your done, and then viola' it does this. Amazing. This pattern can be found on Ravelry, just type in hyperbolic in the pattern section. Speaking of Ravelry, (I'm gettin on my soapbox) I tried to put one of their buttons on my blog last night, well, as many of you know, if you've read many posts, I am pretty computer stupid. That said, I think building one would be easier. I even went to the help desk. Yeah well, you Don't see a Ravelry button do ya? They tried, but no dice. Guess if its that hard, they really don't want them on too many blogs. Maybe some other time. (I'm off my soapbox now :)

Think I am going to start something with a little substance, especially since I mailed my May dishcloth swap stuff, so I have some time before the next one. Think I am actually going to do a pair of summer socks. Just bought a couple different skeins of summer yarn.Sorry pics of those will have to come later. I'll keep you updated on my progress. Thanks for visiting!!


Friday, May 9, 2008

New Look!!

Okay, so what do you all think? I needed something new. Really want to put some sort of picture on the header, like I see so many do, but of course, you need to know how to build these things, so I haven't quite figured it out yet. Did have one of my photos there, but it didn't look right. We'll see. I like the lighthouse thing, after all, I do live in Michigan, and actually am 20 minutes from a beautiful lighthouse and boardwalk in Grand Haven, Michigan. If you have any pointers on headers let me know, I 'm sure my kids could tell me a thing or two!! Heading off to church tonight for a mother-daughter banquet. Don't usually do those things, but I know the planners and this will be top notch!! Might even take my camera!! Don't forget Allena'a contest is still going until tomorrow, so click over to her blog to try and beat me for the win!! Guess that's all, I am rambling. Please come back soon. I love it when you visit!!
I have the sweet tea brewing!! Have a wonderful weekend, especially those of you who are mothers or still have their mothers. Proverbs 31:29, "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Happy Mother's Day!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Okay friends, step right up(I hate circus's) b/c blogger friend Allena has a wonderful contest going. Follow the link on my sidebar, and see for yourself. It is a beautiful Sock Wars bag. Wow, a great knitter and seamstress, I am envious!! Have fun!! Also, visit her esty shop through this link, she has some amazing bags. Might need to do some shopping!! Sorry, this isn't working for reasons that are way beyond me. Please do go to her site on my sidebar, and that will get you there. I might go for the pokadot one!! Yummy!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Latest FO's

I have been bitten a little bit by the crochet bug, just finished a cute little clutch purse out of the "Happy Hooker" and am starting the "Fat bottom bag" out of the same book. I learned how to crochet years ago, from my grandmother, but forgot how to half-double crochet. Went to the Knitwitch, and she has great videos, she does it slow and clearly enough, that you can stitch right along with her. Wonderful resource. I also made (knit) a quick plastic bag holder. See my Ravelry projects for where I got this, I apologize I don't have that info here. Might use this in my camper, too. Have you seen the new skeins of Sugar n' Cream. They are on steroids! They are a whopping 710 yards. I found my two at Micheal's for $7.99 and with a 40% off coupon, they are a steal. Also picked up a little pamphlet with lots of cute ideas. Everything from a bathmat, to dishcloths, to market totes. Fun summertime knitting or crocheting!!

Here is that clutch purse with some cute vintage buttons. Wanted to make a loom flower like the pattern calls for, but went to Micheals and Hobby Lobby, and neither one had anything like it. Just the big looms. The people at Micheals didn't even know what I was talking about. Does anyone know where I can get one. It needs to have two rows of pegs on the same circle. One larger and one smaller. Any online sources would be nice if you know them. Thanks.


Friday, May 2, 2008

It's May!!

Let's hope this means no snow, (don't snicker, it has been known to happen in Michigan in May!!). Things are really starting to bloom around here. Don't have a lot of nice pics for that. I think I need a new camera!! My close ups aren't that great with mine. So, I thought I would post a few other pics. Remember dinner from the other night, well we had shephards pie. I made it up, but everyone liked it. Probably because I put ketchup in it. My oldest doesn't eat anything without ketchup, it is a major food group for him, he even has the T-shirt. Been a busy few days, spring cleaning in our master bedroom, took care of my 9 month old cutest nephew in the world, yesterday, and have been running kids to various doctors appointments. Oh by the way, our middle son, the one who had the appendectomy in late January, is finally healed. PTL!! His wound finally closed up about a week and a half ago. Wow, what a long haul for him. At least he can enjoy his summer in pools and lakes, etc. I have been knitting up a storm. Started a new dishcloth for my May swap, sorry, can't show pics. Its a secret. I have been a purse mad woman, however. Just off the hook actually, was the little clutch from Stitch N' *****. Yes, it is actually crocheted. It was very simple, and is really cute. Will line it and my Isabeau purse, today. Need to go to Hobby Lobby and get some plastic canvas, for the Isabeau, as the yarn I used is a little flimsy. But, that should do it. I'll have final pics, soon. Oh, you must go visit Lucinda Guy's new website, she has the cutest little site, and a cute little "snoozing Ned" for a free download. I just looked over one of her books recently, they are very sweet. Think my cutest nephew in the world might be getting one of these for his birthday. Thank goodness I have until July. Thanks for visiting. Have a great weekend!!