Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm Addicted!!

To Totebags that its!! I did this one in one day!! Wow! And NO, it isn't in green!! Told ya I could do it!! Purple is another favorite color:) This was a crocheted bag, which the handle took longer than the entire bag. I used a size E hook. The stitch is called the hexagonal stitch. If you can link to Ravelry it is on there under Zandersmom. I think I cast on a few too many stitches in the handle, but it works for me. I got the pattern from Think I might make another Elisa Tote though, but I will keep this one around for sure. Who knows, I might get overrun with totes!! Better go get supper out of the oven, I smell it, Yum. Maybe I'll take a picture of that (lol). Have a wonderful weekend. Keep knitting.Suzanne. P.S. See the photo at the top? That thread is all I had left!! :) Whew!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm Excited Again!!

I really need to think of better titles, but I am excited!! I just finished my first KAL project!!! My Elisa Nest Tote is done!!! I like the tote very much, and will do it again, in fact, I'm looking for yarn as soon as I post this, however, I think I will make a few modifications. Thanks to Jessica at Naturallyknitty for organizing this!! I had so much fun!! I really like the handles for this, attached I-cord, really not hard, and the look just amazes me. Here are some pics. One is before the handles went on. Has anyone noticed I like green?? Everything I have made lately has been green. Promise I will pick a different color for the next one. Stay tuned!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!!

Actually, to be more accurate, it has bounded in, but the title thing would 't have worked. :) Really though, it is beautiful. It's suppose to be 70+ today. I plan on sitting on my porch and knittting. Not much is blooming yet, so no spring pics, but I am sure by next week we'll have something.

Bigger news, I guess lots of people here woke this morning to an earthquake. I personally didn't feel it, but there are a few crooked pictures. Whoa, we live in Michigan. Weird!!!

Have been knitting dishcloths alot. Trying to finish my KAL, the Elisa Tote. I am done with the bag, need to do the side seems and then the handle. I have done these kinds of handles before (attached I cord) and love them, just always put them off. Maybe after the weekend, as we will be entertaining my parents, and I want just mindless. Here are a few that I did. One is from the latest issue of Creative Knitting, the Embossed Daisy, was very fun and easy. The other came out of May 2007 issue of same magazine. It is called Spring is in the Air, but you should have repeated the pattern again, but I thought I'd have a towel by then, maybe next time, I would do it on smaller needles. Maybe size 6. It was a fun pattern. Guess that's everything for now, need to go finish things for my parents arrival. Chat Later!!

Okay, just realized I haven't taken a picture of the other dishcloth. I will post tomorrow, so for now I will add the little fish tawashi that I made. It is very cute, was very quick, about 1/2 hour, but I would probably do two next time and seam them together. Maybe even put some scrubby material in the middle (sorry name of stuff eludes me). Anyway, enjoy that pic and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Okay, first of all, let me say that after my rant last night, I went back to the Ravelry help chat desk, and they got me pics!!! They were so awesome!! I felt really bad for them, they would tell me to do something, but assumed I knew something of what I was doing, and they'd have to go back and step by step me. And they did!! They were more than gracious with me, as were a few people that had to wait until they were done with me. I even sent a return email to Frecklegirl to thank them all. I was sooooooo impressed!!! So, if you see me on Ravelry as Zandersmom, I have pics. The only problem is, is that I don't have pics of everything I have ever knitted. Most of the stuff I have given away. So, we'll start with some things I have done a go on from there. Okay, had to start there. No, she isn't knitted, but she is the very spoiled dog named Mia that I mentioned in my bio. She is very sweet.

Okay, Might need some help in how to place these things. Do you add pics first, how do you type around them? The scarf is a drop stitch one that I did quite a while back, just liked the yarn. The scarf was fun and very fast. I was going to post more pics, but I will wait to see if I get an needed advice from you all. Thanks for your patience with me, and my lack of computer skills. Have a great day!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Big Time!

Okay I'm moving up in cyberspaceville. I now have a Flickr runner thingy(get it now:)0n my sidebar. I still can't get pics to go into my Ravelry pages, except for a post. I have spent all day, literally, and had sort of help from a DH and Son who just keep saying, "What is Ravelry?" "What is this Flickr thing?" You see my problem. The help desk thing on Ravelry helped a little, but can't figure it out either. What is one to do. I went straight to the top. Sent Frecklegirl an email, she said to go to the help desk. I am about to log out of this whole computer thing, except I think I'm hooked. Is there anybody out there who knows what their talking about???????? Okay, off my soapbox now, gonna go get my blood pressure up again, and try to figure this out. Anyway, enjoy the Flickr. It might be all you get :)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Learning Lots

I all. Just got back from two days of Precept training in Elkhart, Indiana. I took a Greek Word Studies class on Friday, and spent the day Saturday learning how to fine tune my teaching skills. Both classes were extremely informative and helpful. I had done some Greek Word Studies, but feel like I have a much better grasp on how to use the resources available out there. The next class was dedicating to leading effective discussions. Effective being the key word there. Learned much and am ready for my next conference. Its great to hear other stories about how the Lord leads and directs from other people and their classes.
Got no knitting done, but that's okay. I will have pics to post later in the week. Please continue to pray for my son, remember his appendecotmy? Well, the wound is STILL open and there might be an abcess in one of the suitures. If it doesn't heal up in two weeks, the doctor will need to reopen it, take out the stitch, and continue this whole process. He's pretty tired of it, and I can't blame him, he has been a trooper.
Oh, my partner in the dishcloth swap received her package from me. She posted a lovely thank you, and I am glad it arrived safely, and that she had fun opening everything. It is pretty fun!!!!
Guess I'll sign off for now, I'll be back later with pics. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dishcloth Swap and Pics!!!

Wow, am I moving up in the world!! Thanks to my DH I now have pics!! One couldn't be more excited. The wonderful items you are seeing are from my swap partner, Debbie. If you can't see it real good, the cute cloth says, "relax." The bag is so cute and the bath products smell wonderful!! I can't wait until I can make a washcloth out of the yarn. Thanks alot Debbie, you made my first swap just great!! I shall try to post more pics, the problem is I am so behind, I want to post everything now, good for you, not so easy still for me. Hopefully no one will change how this is done before I really learn how to do this. Anyway, I am still working on the Dantes Purse, the base is done, but need to cut out the material. Also, spring has sprung here in Michigan. Finally!! Today was beautiful, @63 degrees, so we were outside all day in the yard. Gee maybe I can post some spring pics. Are you praying real hard LOL. I'll try soon. Who knows. Hope your having a great weekend. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Happy April

Welcome to April everyone!! Yes, we actually had snow yesterday, although it did not stick, but today is beautiful with promises for a better week. Our week has started out a little hard, we had to have our beloved cat of 10 years put down this morning. Sent three crying kids to school, of course, I wasn't much better. She had diabetes, and that was the only thing they diagnosed. The dr. felt something in her stomach, so I assume there was more to it than that. It is a sad day around here, but this too shall pass. Please pray for my kids, as this isn't as easy for them.
I have been doing a lot of knitting, I am starting my first swap, got my partner today, will be anxious to send her all my little goodies. Also started my first KAL project. This is a fun knit, and I am excited about finishing it. Guess that's all for now, I don't seem to feel very chatty.
Have a great day!