Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happiest of Happy Thanksgivings!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tomorrow's Post....Today

Tomorrow has the potential to be a busy day, and I'm not sure I'll be able to continue the whole "once a day posting" marathon if I don't post it now. Thanks in advance for the unmitigated forgiveness.

First of all...Kate in Australia, this is for you. I was consoling myself this evening, and thought of your post yesterday.

...the knitting...

Well, since Bizzy got a hat, I had to start one for Bear. Hers is in Lamb's Pride Worsted and is being done in "Jack's Plum." It's a very deep, rich plum color that just shines! I've really become a fan of the Lamb's Pride line recently and since Yarn Haven carries a wide color variety, I know I'll be using it often. In any cae, Bear saw how I posted Bizzy for all to see, so she refused to model her "started" hat. Bridgette, however, being my very best friend EVER, agreed without a second thought!

...and then I said, "Hey Bridge, can you give me a side view?" Of course, she obliged.

Yea...I know it's just the brim, but it'll be done soon.

Also in the works, proof that I'm a loon (like you didn't already snicker that under your breath). Another Lucy Bag (I saw you roll your eyes). It's for my mama for Christmas. Using Blackberry Ridge's Kaleidoscope yarn in Sierra Madre, medium weight. I love the feel of this stuff.

I've got most of the bottom done, so it's just straight knitting from here to the strap bind-off. Shelly (worker bee and friend @ Knitting on the Square), I always think of you when I start a Lucy Bag...thank you for teaching me. I keep that pillow in my lap for the cast-on just like you taught me! You'd be so proud. hee hee.

Lastly, I'm workin' on that worsted weight know, the one being made with the yarn that was spread through my entire house. I would personally like to thank the bust of Ludwig Van Beethoven for being so willing to pose for this photo.

Hope y'all have a fun fiber productive weekend! Thanks for looking!

Ode to Bulky

Oh, bulky weight yarn, I love you so much.
You feel so firm and thick in my touch.
You make my projects seem quick,
And are ever so thick.
You don't soak up much cash,
Yet enhance my lovely stash.
Oh, bulky yarn, I love you so much.

See...I made a hat...quickly! Bizzy looks VERY THRILLED to model her new hat, doesn't she?

In other related news...I am an idiot. I completed the first sole and started the top for Doug's (best step dad evah) felted clogs. Well, have to make them BIGGER when it's a size 11 man's foot. I was cruizin' right along making clogs to fit a women's 6 - 8 when I realized....UM, HELLO...BIGGER NUMBER in the pattern now. Ugh...these blonde streaks will always win out.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I've decided to slowly work my way through Anne Budd's book, Getting Started Knitting Socks (available at your LYS) , so that I'm not quite so afraid when I think about the prospect of knitting a sock without someone holding my hand. The first pattern in her book is a very basic sock pattern, done in a worsted weight yarn. Thought I'd give it a whirl! First things first...Reach into the squishy little ball of yarn, and find the center problem, right? Pffffft. Well, the yarn gods, Worstella, the goddess of worsted weight, specifically, must have been angered by my recent commitment to bulky weight yarns! In any case, the ball started like this...

...and ended like this...

...and this...

At one point, even Bridgette ended up in on the action.

Well, while it did slow me down a bit (dinner went from being meatloaf to spaghetti...and then later to pizza), I counted my lucky stars, and didn't fret too badly! I mean, at least it wasn't like
Becky's Great Tangle of 2007. Sheesh, if she could endure that and not cry, surely I could toughen up a bit!

Last night was InsanKnitty, always the highlight of my week, and I took the opportunity to have Dale Ann felt up my clogs with their fancy shmancy felting machine. Voila!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous week! PEACE!

Monday, November 5, 2007

One is good...TWO is BETTER!

Tada!!! Ahhhhh...the joy of a pair!

Now I realize that they appear large (silly, silly, fiber friends), but I haven't felted them yet! I must say they are warm though...Would it be wrong to sleep in them before felting them and giving them to Bear??? hee hee.

In other unrelated news: Sarah put me in the mood for pumpkin fluff last week, so I made some was delish!!! Here's the recipe I used:

Pumpkin Fluff

1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 3 oz. box French vanilla instant pudding mix (sugar free)

8 oz. whipped topping

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice or pumpkin pie spice

In a bowl blend dry pudding mix and pumpkin till light. Add spices,
mix to distribute. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

I served it with grahm was perfect!

Have a great day! Peace!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Jumpin' On the Proverbial Bandwagon!?!?

Sheesh...I'm such a follower! So, Kate in Chardon, AND Sarah Lou are both attempting to post DAILY, therefore, I'm jumpin' on the band wagon! Suuuure, I'll give it a try! Kate was inspired by this blog...not sure if the same goes for Sarah Lou. Anyway, yesterday I worked on Bear's felted clogs. Got one done, and another one started! Yay, me!

While I was working on the second one, I noticed my sweet little shadow, Bridgette, nuzzled up at the other end of the couch against the first one. Isn't she just so cute!?!?!

My knitting area got kinda sloppy this weekend. Just a
plethora of all things knitting...and then some.

See the little coffee cup with the spoon in it? OMGoodness...Edy's Pumpkin Ice Cream! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I swear, it was just one tiny scoop.

Okay...that should do it for today! Have a great week! PEACE!

PS...I also banged out this cute little hat on Friday night!