Sunday, December 30, 2007

Red & Black Scarf and Hat Finished

I finally finished the Red & Black Scarf and Hat. I must admit that I am not so sure I really like the yarn I used for this scarf Bernat self striping yarn the Scarf was not so bad but finishing the hat well that was another thing all together. The yarn kept breaking while I was trying to stitch the hat together so I don't plan on giving this set to anyone the Hat just did not turn out the way I wanted it too. I am reading Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair , by Laurie Perry aka Crazy Aunt Purl. I am enjoying the book because I think its funny and I think you should read something strictly for entertainment purposes every now and then and not just things to make you think and soul search, I don't think there is anything wrong with soul searching like I said sometimes you just want to be entertained. The book includes 14 knitting projects and I am surprised to find that I have the yarn that Laurie Perry used in one of the projects the "knitting recipes" as she calls the patterns Giant Pom-Pom Scarf she states that you can use any worsted-weight yarn (280 yards) you want to but she used Rio De La Plata worsted hand-dyed wool in "Faded Red Brick" I have I think 4 skeins.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Grinch is coming out of the chimney!!!!!

Day after Christmas sale!!!! This morning I got up a lot earlier than I wanted to get up. We went to the Mall my daughters favorite place. They have a store every year that sales Christmas decorations and all was on sale for 75% off. She purchased what she calls yard art (inflatables) Snoopy on his dog house and the Grinch on his sleigh with his dog oh yes Grinch coming out of the chimney. So next year She is planning to put them in the yard.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yes it is the weekend and I am on Vacation!!!

Okay its the weekend and I am on vacation. I don't have to go back to work until Jan 2, 2008!!!! Thank you! Thank you!, Thank you!. I spent today doing nothing. The only thing I managed to do was make a trip to Bottom Dollar (grocery store) Walmart and the ABC store. I tried to talk myself into cleaning my bedroom(I am a slob) so far no knitting or crochet, or reading. I plan to finish the knit hat I started this month and the magic scarf from Crazy Aunt Purl that I started this month too. I have to get busy all the wonderful knitters and crocheters Ravelry put me to shame with how quickly they finish projects. I hope to post pictures of finished projects soon.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I am a slow knitter

Yes I am still working on my knit hat and scarf in B and Red Bernat yarn. The scarf is finished I am working on the last few row of the hat. I really need to try my very best to knit even when I am tired and depressed. I want to give knitting on circulars a try I have purchased circular needles. So far I have not used any of the needles. My plan is to finish the hat this weekend. I promise to post a picture when the hat is finished.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Knit Hat and Scarf

Wow December. I finished a Hat and Scarf Knit. I got the pattern from the back of Bernat Super Stripes yarn. I did not use Bernat for this Hat and Scarf just the pattern. It is amazing to me how you can use the same pattern and different yarns and get such different looks for the same type of garment. I am using Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels in Peridot (green). Very nice pattern easy to knit it is a k2 p2 thought out the entire pattern of the Scarf and the same with the hat until the last few rows to decrease. I must admit I am not to pleased with the pom-pom I think I need to buy a pom-pom maker. I am almost finished with the Hat using the Bernat Super Stripe with B & Red it looks pretty good too. I will post a picture of that when I am finished. My Model is my Sister.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Last November post

Well here we are again the end of the month. I finished knitting both ribbed scarves and I have started the hat in the Icelandic Jewels Peridot (green). I am so glad we are close to the weekend I need to rake leaves again this weekend and get all of the leaves on the curb I am not sure when the city will come by to pick the leaves up. Well not much to say tonight just a quick update to let you know I am still around and knitting.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Holiday is over now back to work tomorrow.

Well Thanksgiving day was okay not to bad dinner with the family. Friday shopping well it did not work out to well, my daughter and I went to best Buy but the item she wanted a digital camera was gone before the store was open. You have to get in line very early to get the doorbusters. Well then we went to the Mall went to the calendar shop and found 2008 Knitting Pattern-a-day. Came home from our shopping trip and went back to bed it was still that early. Saturday did a little leaf raking and made 2 pots of chili. Posting pictures of Hermes and Goldie . Hermes is the baby a very big baby and don't let the sweet look fool you because he is a bad kitty, Goldie still does not like Hermes and she just can't get over the fact that she is not the only one anymore. I am still reading and knitting worked on the green scarf yesterday and Thursday.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I have my camera!!!

I am posting again tonight because I just could not wait until I finished this scarf to post a picture so here is a picture of 2 scarves I am working and hope to finish this week so I can start the hats for both scarves. The pattern is from the back label of Bernat's Super Stripes yarn. You can tell the big difference in using 2 different yarns and the same pattern. 2 more days to go and I will have a nice long weekend!!! Well I hope everybody has a nice Thanksgiving and a good time at the after Thanksgiving day sales. Scarf 2 I used Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels yarn in peridot (green).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Another Sunday Night with lots of knitting to do.

It's Sunday night again and the best thing about it is all I have to do is make it through 3 days at work this coming week. Thanksgiving on Thursday and our office closes for 2 days Thursday and Friday, even if I am broke I am so happy about the 3 day work week I just don't know what to do. I am still working on 2 scarves and plan to start a hat this week. I started reading a new book this weekend Back on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber so far pretty good. Even though I knew I should not have I brought the book I am reading and I brought a new pattern book, 101 Designer one-skein wonders edited by Judith Durant. I feel very guilty for doing this because I did not really have the money to spend.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Long weekend.

Well so far I have had a pretty good weekend. The best part of it is I don't have to go to work tomorrow Veteran's Day. I am still working on the same 2 scarves and reading Knitting under the influence, by Claire LaZebnik, good read I am almost finished reading. I went to the football game at my daughters school great game WSSU 35 North Carolina Central 10. Very happy that WSSU won the game. My Daughter cheers for WSSU(Winston Salem State University). I am still sad about not being able to take my sock class I hope after the first of the year the store will hold another class. I hope to finish the red and black scarf and start the hat next week. I don't know if my daughter will wear the scarf and hat or not red and black are her school colors but you never know she says I make scarves to wide go figure. She only has 1 more football game away and I think I will get my camera back and I will post a picture of the scarf set.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Still knitting

Well long time between post. I am still knitting and working on the same project as last post a very nice scarf, I started another scarf with the same pattern different yarn. I find it amazing that you can have such different looks to a pattern when you try different yarns. I will post picture as soon as I get my camera back from my daughter. I am reading a really good book Knitting under the influence by Claire LaZebnik. I am a little unhappy because I am having car troubles and I won't be able to take my sock knitting class and I have been waiting a long time to take the class. Just to be polite I will call tomorrow to let them know why I wont be able to come. Maybe she will offer another class soon. Until then I will continue to knit and read.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Knitting, Reading, and Ravelry

I have spent the weekend knitting I am working on a scarf of course. Months ago I brought some Bernat Super Stripes (self stripping yarn) in red and black, the pattern was on the back label. I brought it to make an crocheted afghan but I gave up because it was to hard to count the stitches with this yarn noticed the hat & scarf but it was before I learned to knit. Well I finally felt brave enough to try and even though I had to rip the scarf out a few times things are going great with the scarf. I am reading a really good book by Anne Bartlett it is her first Novel the name is Knitting and yes it is about more than knitting. I worked on my spot pm Ravelry added books a few of my finished projects my blog entries. I can see my self spending a lot of time on the site. It took a while for me to get my invite signed up end of July and got my invite in October. I hope the site inspires me to finish all my UFO'S. I got a call on Saturday Morning from a lady that works at Stitch Point in Greensboro it is a great yarn store. She plans to hold a sock class November 6 & 13 I plan to attend only @ $20.00 you know I need to call and find out what supplies I need for the class or at least how much money I need to bring for supplies.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Recycling bin arrived!!!!!

Well its Tuesday and I have a lid for my recycling bin. The bin arrived yesterday without a lid. So I called to ask about the lid I was told that I would get a lid today and I did it was dirty. Well I washed off the lid and now my bin is ready for my recycling. I can't wait for November 1 this will be so much better than taking my recycling to a site. I am working on a very nice scarf found the pattern on the label of Bernat Super Stripes it is a self striping yarn, very easy pattern but you still have to pay attention to what you are doing. I am using the red and black. A friend of mine at work has a friend that works part time for an agency that helps senior citizen's it is a shop and all the proceed go for program for senior citizen's. Someone came by and donated knitting needles!!!!! you can never have enough knitting needles. She call my friend at work to let her know because she knew about my knitting, I got 13 pairs of needles 0 - 15 for $5.00 !!!!! stored in a mailing tube it is a really neat way to store needles. I love a bargain. I finally got my invite to Ravelry its a great place I have not done much with it joined several groups on a book club and I found some books that I really want to read. I picked one up at the library today Knitting a novel by Anne Bartlett requested the 2nd Love under the influence for got the authors name on that one but book sound like good reads. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Yes it has been a long time since my last post. I did not realize how long until I came here to visit tonight. I had a pretty good weekend, I did not do to much on Saturday I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and brought a pattern book and leaflet Yes I know I can find most of these patterns for free but I love buying pattern books. Well I brought Leisure Arts dishcloths From The Heart by Evelyn A. Clark. I knitted #14 Purled Heart I think it turned out pretty good, I plan to start #12. I can't post a picture tonight because my daughter has my camera. We really need to become a 2 camera family. I received a letter in the mail on Saturday and The woman that taught me to crochet and she attempting to get a group started for ladies to meet and talk, knit and crochet. I hope everybody has a great week and that all your projects are going well. Happy knitting and crocheting!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall is on the horizon!!!

Okay I know it has been a very long time since my last post. I have been busy reading, knitting and gardening. The fall garden is almost complete we planted cabbage, kale, spinach, collards, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts plan to go back to the seed store and buy more greens ruffle leaf. I have started and ripped out 2 scarves it is for the scarf swap on crochetville. I will not tell you which scarf I am working on because I don't want my swap partner to know what scarf or scarves she will receive. I am determined this scarf won't get the best of me and I will complete the scarf. I have read 3 books by Wanda E Brunstetter they are from the Brides Of Lancaster County Book 1 A Merry Heart, 2 Looking For A Miracle, 3 Plain @ Fancy I plan to buy book 4 soon. I hope all your crochet and knitting projects are going well. Happy crocheting and knitting. I will post a picture of what I send and receive as soon as the swap is over.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Long time between posts

Hi everybody this is the first post in a long time. All is well in my household. I am still knitting. I am working on a scarf from One Skein Wonders page 67 the One Skein Scarf so far so good I have gone off the pattern twice which means you have to be careful how many glasses of wine you drink while knitting. I really wish I could find a nice group to join so that I can share knitting. I need to call or email all the local yarn shops and ask if they can hold more knitting classes at night. I want to learn how to knit socks and sweaters I am afraid to start out on my own on either project. Happy crocheting or knitting .

Sunday, August 12, 2007


I found my charger for my camera. My daughter had the charger in her bedroom in a container she uses for her dorm room, this was a container she told me she had checked to see if my charger was in weeks ago. So I charged the battery and I have a picture of Hermis to post. I went to a book discussion today on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it was a great discussion I did not stay to hear The Remus Lupins or The Whomping Willows. There was a woman at the discussion and she was knitting using circular needles I wanted to ask her but I am shy and I did not talk to her about the knitting project. I could have made a knitting friend. I need to stop worrying about how people will react to me and talk a little more I was so silly not to talk during the book discussion. When the discussion was opened the moderator asked what part of the book stood out and we enjoyed but I did not think until the end of the discussion about the beginning of the book when Harry and the Durleys are about to depart from on another and Dudley asks what about him and he almost says thank you to Harry. I wish in the epilogue J K Rowling would have put something in there about Dudley and weather he and Harry tried to have a relationship, since he found out Dudley did not hate him as much as Harry thought. A lot of people in the group keep hoping that J K Rowling will write another book sometime in the future involving Harry but I don't think so she has ended the series well it just can't go on forever that's sad bu true. I am working on squares to send to warm up America I have a very nice square going at this time a knit 5 purl 5 making a kind of basket weave it is very nice I plan to make some dish clothes out of this pattern. Happy knitting and crocheting.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

HOT!!! HOT!!! HOT!!!!

Okay it is HOT in NC in Raliegh today it hit 101 not that hot here in Asheboro but hot enough. I finally this weekend blew up the plastic pool and sat in it on Sunday for a while it was fun had a glass of wine and a beer while in this Little pool big enough for more than one and you can stretch your legs out. I have been busy working on 2 Bias's scarfs and squares to send to Warm Up America. or to donate to a local group if I can find one in the area. I found a pattern by it is the Magic Scarf I really want to try this scarf she used Noro Silk Garden and it was just beautiful.I want to use this yarn also, I found another scarf at it is the Zig Zag Scarf, in the Zig Zag Scarf the designer used Tahki Chelsea Silk you can use an appropriate substitution. I am on a Scarf kick they are easy and fun when you don't have a lot of experience. I went with my Sister on Saturday to a man house that she works with he had kittens he and his wife wanted to give away and I fell victim to very cute little orange kitten that I brought home and his name is Hermis, well Goldie the very spoiled little girl that I have had here for 2 years is not very happy at this time maybe in a few months she will at least be able to get near Hermis with out hissing and making that mad cat noise. If I can ever find or order another charger for my camera I will post a picture of Hermis he is such a cute little guy.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Finished @ 1:30 am Monday Morning.

Wow no internet, knitting, and not much internet time until I got the book read. I wanted to take my time and read slowly because its the last one in the series. I loved the book it was great. I am now on the list for the book on CD I am calling tomorrow morning to see if they have the book waiting for me I noticed that I have an item ready for pick up I hope this is not a mix up and they don't still have a book waiting for me instead of the CD. All Harry Potter fans if you have not finished reading yet please finish so we can leave each other comments about the book. Do you think she can come up with another book that could be as good as or top Harry Potter? Happy reading, knitting, and crocheting.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

I have my book I wanted to post early this morning but got in a little late and wanted to started reading as soon as I could after I got home. I love to people watch so after dinner last night my daughter and I got out the lawn chairs and sat on the sidewalk waiting for 11:30 and time to lineup. I think this went pretty smoothly, The lining everyone up at 11:30 first group A, then B called into the store the group and put into a lined that wrapped around one side of the bookstore then the count down and then you could get your book I was out of the store and in my car by 12:20 so not bad but then came the slight bit of car trouble and me daughter following my home to Asheboro instead of going back to Winston-Salem. I started about 2:00 and read until 4:30 slow reader so only made it to page 85 now on page 231. I am avoiding must places on the internet so that I won't find out before I am finished with the book whats going to happen I have not looked at the back page so I don't know what the final word is in the book. I you have finished the book please don't leave any comments about the ending. Happy crocheting and knitting and reading to all Happy Potter fans.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Group C

The count down is on!!!!!! I was at Barnes & Nobles at 8:40 this morning and I was greeted by a long line of people waiting for the store to start giving out the wristbands at 9:00 am. One 9:00 came around I think the line moved fairly quick because I was back in my car by 9:50. The woman that gave me my wristband stated no #'s this time we will be let in the store in groups. So I am in group C, the party starts at 7:00 lots of games for the children and I heard a lot of people in line talking about dressing up as characters from the books. I will not dress up I just can't go that far, 2 trips to Greensboro in 1 days is pushing things. I am meeting my daughter at Macaroni Grill at 7:00 for dinner and then I will sit around in the parking lot or on the sidewalk where ever they allow you to wait. They start lining everyone up at 11:30.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Coffee Mitt

I started a Coffee Mitt today in my last knitting class. It is shaping up very well and I am so happy with my start to the Coffee Mitt. I need to take another set of classes then build some confidence that I can do this my self. So far I can knit, purl, increase, decrease, and slip a stitch. I need to get yarn over and I am sure a lot more that these things. I will be so glad when Knitty Gritty starts a new season. It finally rained today so I did not have to water the garden today. I have the day off work on Friday and I can't wait until Friday. I am planning to go to Greensboro on Friday morning to pick up my wrist band at Barnes and Noble. I am sure I will be up late on Saturday Morning trying to read a few chapters of Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows. This is it the end of the series. I will post a picture of the start to the Coffee Mitt. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Saturday Shopping Trip

I made a trip to Stitch Point in Greensboro today it is a very nice yarn shop it was my 2nd time visiting the shop and just like the first the ladies in the shop treated me very nice and helped me a lot I went to the shop to get yarn for a Gryffindor Scarf but they did not have the colors I wanted for the scarf and I was told that they shop owner plans to stop carrying Cascade due to high shipping cost. I understand stand she does plan to start and had some of the yarn that compares to Cascade that can by used to make the scarf but I did not see the colors I needed. I did buy yarn for 3 projects I want to work on in the One Skein Wonders pattern book. The projects are One-Skein Scarf page 67, Ela's Favorite Hat page 126, and Coffee Mitt page125. So my next knitting lesson instead of working the Gryffindor Scarf I will work the One-Skein Scarf. I paid a visit to Barnes & Noble just to make sure my name was on the list for the Harry Potter book it was on the list and I am glad I stopped by because I found out they plan to start giving out the wrist bands at 9:00 am so this might mean 2 trips to Greensboro on Friday. I will need to leave the house by at least 8:15 to get to the store by 9:00 get my wrist band and come home. I asked a friend if he would meet me in Greensboro around 7:00 go to dinner and then go to the store to sit in the parking lot and wait the party starts at 7:00 that is for the little kids. I love to go early and see al the people dressed like the characters. I am working on my 2nd Bias Scarf.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Well its Friday and I am so happy about that I don't know what to do but drink wine and knit. I have finished my first Bias Scarf and started another in a variegated yarn. One more week and the last book in the Harry Potter Series will be out I have my name on the list for the book and I will be at Barnes and Noble at midnight to get my book I am sure it will be a wild and crazy event. On Wednesday I went to see Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix it was a great movie with wonderful special effects. I would like to go see it again this weekend. I plan to visit Stitch Point tomorrow to buy the yarn for a Gryffindor House Scarf made out of Cascade Yarns. I will post a picture of the yarn if I find it at the shop. When I post these pictures they just might be the last ones I post for awhile because I have lost my battery charger for my camera. I will need to order another charger. I am posting a picture of my finished Bias Scarf and the start of another Bias Scarf.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Summer, Summer, Summertime!

It is HOT!!!!! I thought is would rain today but it did not at least not yet, it was getting cloudy on the way home from work dark clouds and I heard thunder. I thought a storm was on the way but what happens after I am home for a few minutes the sun comes back out and no rain. I am not sure if I need to water the garden again tonight or wait of the rain. I have not worked on my Bias Scarf today but I did go back to work today so that is the reason. I have pictures of some of my flowers and I plan to post I am sorry. I just love to post pictures. Big Love on HBO tonight @ 9:00. I will knit during Big Love. I have my tickets brought for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix then on the 21st the last book. I hope Harry does not die. I brought Charmed Knits Projects For Fans Of Harry Potter, by Alison Hansel. I want to make the scarf and hat. Well only 4 more days until the weekend.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sunday Morning and it's back to work tomorrow.

Well my nice long weekend is almost over. I still have not worked on my UFO'S but I did work on the Bias Scarf it is coming along nicely. I think I will pay a visit to Books-A-Million to see if the have pattern book I think is Charmed knitting for Harry Potter Fans, well I will know it when I see it because of the cover. I spent most of yesterday cleaning my bedroom it looks better but I still have a lot to do to get the room clean I could be on an episode of Clean House if the came to NC. I am posting pictures of the cucumber that I picked out of the garden. I hope we get rain soon the tomato plants are looking a little yellow they have lots of tomato's on them but it will be awhile before the start turning red. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Friday, July 06, 2007


I spent most of the day in Winston-Salem with my daughter. I paid a visit to 2 yarn shops and to the Mellow Mushroom a great place to eat in downtown Winston-Salem. I have not worked on any of my UFO'S maybe tomorrow. I have been working on my Bia's Scarf I had started it in the Noro yarn I brought at Knit One Smock Too located at 4003A Country Club RD Winston-Salem NC great place to buy yarn, but I ripped it out and I will needed to start over. I brought a magazine at Knit Picky in Winston-Salem 309 Harvey St Winston-Salem I could not buy yarn because I fought to bring the pattern book with me so I did not know what yarn I would need for the scarf I want to knit. I hope to spend the rest of the weekend working on the Bias Scarf I started on Tuesday. Happy crocheting and knitting, and I everyone has a great weekend .

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Increase and Decrease

A nice long weekend ahead and I am happy about that the office is closed tomorrow and I took Thursday and Friday off from work, I want to try and get some of my UFO'S done but I don't know what will happen. Knitting class went very well today I learned to do a Bias Scarf you have to both increase and decrease in this scarf it looks great so far I wish I had used the variegated yarn instead of the solid. It is still pretty in the solid but I love color. I am still afraid to branch out and do more than scarves and hats. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Friday, June 29, 2007


I am so happy that it is Friday. I meet my friend Wendy at Chili's after work and we had a nice dinner and a long talk it is so nice and relaxing to have a nice meal with a friend. Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon this week and since today was payday I brought a pattern book. Knit along with Debbie Macomber The Shop on Blossom Street this book is named after her first book in a knitting series it is a Leisure Arts Publication. I will visit Hobby Lobby tomorrow and by the 2nd pattern book A Good Yarn use my 40% off coupon again. Costco is on the list of places to visit tomorrow, to buy ribs to grill on the 4th. I am working on another scarf and hat set half finished with the scarf and I will start the hat this weekend. Just 2 days of work next week Monday and Tuesday, the agency is closed on the 4th and I am taking Thursday and Friday off just because I want too no plans. I want to work on my UFO'S clear them out. I need to clean my bedroom also I could be on an episode of Clean House.

Monday, June 25, 2007

From the garden & A great yarn

I took a picture this weekend of the squash and zuchinni we got out of the garden. I love fresh vegtables nothing like them my Mother cooked the squash on Sunday very, very good. We should have tomato's soon and cucumber's they are in bloom. Hobby Lobby this week has the yarn that I really like on sale Yarn Bee Icelandic Jewels. Very pretty colors on sale this week for .99 and regular price $5.22 I brought 24 skeins on payday after the house payment I might buy more. I brought out all the ruby Icelandic Jewels today just could not help myself. I hated being greedy. while I was at Hobby Lobby I went to the pattern and leaflet books and I noticed that Debbie Macomber has 2 pattern books to go along with the books she wrote book 1 The Shop On Blossom Street and book 2 A Good Yarn, the books have the patterns from both book's that Lydia(character from book) taught in her knitting classes. I have not crocheted in a month and no knitting all week. I had a rough week last week. I did finish reading The Shop On Blossom Street for anyone who want to read the books you should read The Shop On Blossom Street First. Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon this week so I plan to go to Hobby Lobby Friday that's pay day and on Saturday to buy the pattern books. Posting a picture of the squash and zucchini from the garden and of the yarn I brought at Hobby Lobby today. I love a good sale.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Oh how hot it is today

Well it has been a few days since my last post. I had a pretty good weekend. On Sat. My Daughter, my Mother and of course me we went to Ribfest in Winston-Salem it was hot and we did not stay to long but still had fun, and I tried 2 groups ribs, 1 was RibKing and Pigfeet I liked RibKing better than Pigfeet great ribs. I also tried a beer from Natty Greene's in Guilford Co. it was a good beer also vendors with roasted ears of corn they were great. I saw just to lazy to work in the garden or practice my knitting. I did read some and look through my pattern book. Today was a long day and I did not work in the garden today either I will make my self work in the garden tomorrow. Well since I have no progress to report on either a crochet or knit project I am off to get ready for Big Love.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Knitting class

I went to another knitting class tonight I took my One Skein Wonders pattern book and I have started a new project Filippi Scarf will post a picture at a later date. The yarn I brought really does not do the scarf justice. I might start another in a different yarn the yarn I choose to use is a eye lash and the color is what got me the most I don't like eye lash. The pattern calls for Alpaca it is made with Misti International, Misti Alpaca Chunky 100% baby alpaca, in the yarn I choose makes the scarf look so different. I like it better in the Alpaca. I need to find the yarn from the pattern. I see that knitting could easily become my new passion. I have a new scarf stated in the same color as the first I will finish that off this weekend or I might let my daughter finish it off when she comes home. Well this is just a quick update on my knitting classes.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Gardening and Knitting

Well another hot day in NC with no rain again today. I got up this morning and paid a visit to Weston Feed & Seed 330 W Salisbury St . Asheboro NC my Mother wanted to buy peas for the garden well we found the peas and we brought Malbar Climbing Spinach I plan to plant it in a large pot it is a vining plant. I hope it will grow you can cook it or just let it grow for an ornamental plant. We weeded the garden and put Miracle Grow on all the plants. I started another knit hat in the same color as the first. I am still waiting on the yarn to go on sale again. I picked up the book I was reading A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber almost finished it is a very good read. The garden is coming along posting pictures of the garden and my day lilies.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

My First Knitted Hat

Well tonight was really my last night of knitting class but I am going back next week and I am signing up for more classes when payday arrives. Carolyn said she has some great sock patterns and I am taking my new book that I brought One-Skein Wonders 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites , several hats and scarves I want to try in this book. I am so excited because I finished my first hat tonight. It was a simple pattern just the knit stitch for 10 1/2 inches and then decrease draw together and stitched up one side. I am sorry but I am posting a picture of my hat and it fits my big head, no I am not posting a picture of my self modeling the hat.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yard Sales and Vineyards

We this has been a pretty good day. I got up early today and went with my daughter to try and sale some of her many cloth's at a yard sale. She sold a few but still has to many cloths that she will never wear again. Then we came home took a short nap you have to get up early to yard sale. Then after the nap we paid a visit to Randolph Counties first vineyard they had a grand opening and open house. It is a very pretty place and the wine was very good. They are allowed to have tastings and sale the vine they produce I think it's great. I am reading another book The Knitting Circle, by Ann Hood so far so good. I am working on a knitted hat to match the scarf I finished this week. So all is well on my end of town. We finally got a little rain this evening and it was very nice to sit on the deck reading and listening to the rain, my deck is covered so I can sit out while it is raining. Well time to read I am so far behind on my 50 book challenge.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My First Knitted Project.

Well happy Wenesday everybody. It's the middle of the week and last 2 days of the month, only 2 days left until the weekend and I am happy about the end of the week. I had a great knitting class on Tuesday I learned to bind off I hope I can remember how this weekend when I finished a scarf I had on another set of needle's. I really love knitting and I still love crochet. I need to divide my time better so I can manage crochet, knitting, and reading. So I can display more finished project's. I plan to sign up for more classes I need to get reading patterns down and also increase and decrease. I am working on a hat. My daughter is taking knitting classes with me and both of us want to learn how to knit sock's. I am posting a picture of the scarf I finished and a picture of the garden, the garden is not much to look at because it's a picture after 1 week and you can't see the plant's very well. I order a book with knitting project can't wait for it to get here so I can spend time looking at future project's. I hope next week I really learn how to read patterns. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Long, Long time since my last post

It has been a while since my last post. I have been reading, working in the garden and practicing my knitting. I am finally posting a picture of the things I sent to my partner in the Notions Swap. I might to do post today and take a picture of the garden. The knitting classes are going pretty good I learned the purl stitch last week and this Tuesday my last class I will learn to bind off. I will post a picture of my finished scarf next week.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Practice Stitches.

Well finally the end of the week. I am so glad it is Friday. Tomorrow my Mother and I will finally go buy out plants for the Summer garden. My Brother-In-Law came over on Wednesday and tilled 2 spots for the Garden. I have been reading and practicing the only knitting stitch I know how to do so far since I started my knitting class last week. Of course I am posting a picture of my practice scarf I think it is much to wide to use as a scarf. This weekend I really need to push myself to clean my closet, bedroom, and bathroom. I really need a sanctuary, to relax and spend quite time after a long day at the most wonderful place on Earth to work. I am increasing thankful to have a job. Oh well I need to finish reading A Deadly Yarn this weekend. I have 3 other books from the Library that I need to read also 1 I am half finshed the other 2 I have not started all about knitting groups. This has been a very bad week for me as far as walking goes I have to meet my friend at all this week to walk this is very bad I really need to start all over again, I had such a great week last week. Posting pictures of the newly planted garden tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Notions Swap

Well my knitting classes are going well went to the 2nd yesterday. My daughter went along and signed up for a class. I am posting a picture of the wonderful items I received in the notions swap. I think knitting will become another obsession I have started buying knitting needles and knitting magazines. I brought 2 needles today US 17 and 19 Acrylic one clear and the other orange. I went on and got some help with cast on and I might work on the purl stitch this weekend. So far I the only stitch I have worked one in my class is what my teacher called the garter stitch. I want to give another thank you to my swap partner "Sewnsew" I received some great items, I will post a picture of the items I am sending to her tomorrow when I get a message that Sewnsew has received her package.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I am so glad it is Friday looking forward to the weekend, I plan to spend the weekend practicing the one stitch in knitting I know so far and reading I have several books here from the library. My scarf is progressing but I am not sure if I have it right even with the 2nd trip to the instructor's shop. Today I while on the internet visiting discovered a link to knitting help you can watch video's on continental and english cast on also Purl stitch and I am sure other stitches. I watched the cast on video and as soon as my daughter gets home with my new knitting needles I plan to practice cast on and a new stitch the Purl stitch and Knit stitch to me they are very good video's. My plan tomorrow is to visit Yarn Etc in Greensboro, NC I will give a full report tomorrow if I pay a visit to the shop.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lion Boucle' & Knitting

I don't think this yarn is working for me and my first knitting project. I had to go by the instructor's shop to get some help with my scarf because I had picked up some extra stitches. This yarn splits and it's hard to tell which part is the stitch. I forgot how to cast on I looked at the pictures in the knitting magazine and I can't get it from one picture, I need another set of needles. Maybe a dvd on knitting. I want to get this I have the garter stitch, and while I was doing this stitch it felt so soothing it has only been 3 days so I should not expect to be an expert. what kind of bulky yarn would make a good one to learn to knit. Maybe my good old standby Red Heart to practice. Open to suggestions.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

First Knitting Class

I attended my first knitting class today. I am learning to knit a scarf. I should have brought 2 sets on knitting needles. So I can practice casting on. I learned the Garter stitch. I did not buy a fancy expensive yarn to learn to knit just in case I did not like or could not pick up what I was learning. I am posting a pictures of my first attempt at a scarf. I tried to practice a few stitches when I got home tonight I hope I was doing the stitch right it looks okay but a few times I was not to sure I did the stitch correctly. I will not give up I plan to buy a set of wooden needles or maybe plastic shorter needle's than what I have now. My goal is to get this knitting thing so buy this fall I can learn to knit socks. I finally have the book I have been wanting to read A Deadly Yarn, by Maggie Sefton it is book 3 in her knitting series. I will read a few pages tonight, this means I will have to put down my book I am reading A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber hopefully I can extended the time I have to read the book so I can get A Deadly Yarn read and returned by the 25th. it is an inter library loan from Henderson Co. Public Library. I am really happy about the knitting class, Carol Threadgill teaches the class. She teaches knitting and sewing. She does alterations and she has a line of clothing for pets. I did not know she had a shop in downtown Asheboro it is called Gizzie's Pearl Palace Boutique , it is at 111 North St., Asheboro, NC 27203. Happy crocheting and knitting.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One long week!!!

Well my first post for the month of May will start off with a whine. Tuesday at work was hell I work for the County, I get to work with big plans to get as many cases processed as I can and do you know what happened I signed in to the state system that I need in order to get a very vital pieces of my job done and it was down and it did not come up until 4:00 pm. So I did not get as many cases done as I wanted too. Today was better the system was up but I did not get as many cases as I wanted to done but tomorrow is another day. The phone calls will start hot and heavy tomorrow from all my clients that I did not get their cases process they will not understand computer problems they won't care. So no crochet this week. I have been reading I am trying to catch up on my 50 book challenge with the people of crochetville. I am reading A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber it is a good read I like light reads it is an easy read and entertaining. Just because I like to post pictures I will post another picture of a Llama. I still don't know if my knitting class will take place on Saturday but I will go to the store on Saturday ready to start. I hope so I really want to learn to knit. If they don't start the class I will go to A C Moore to learn how to knit