Saturday, November 24, 2007

C IS FOR...........

C is for...Cute! (bet you thought I was going to say chocolate!)

C is for...Crocheted Cap(grammiecrochets too!)

C is for...

Cheerleaders (my 14 year-old Freshman granddaughter (not the one on the right - that's Tori) made the varsity cheering squad - go Jordyn!!!)

C is for ....Christmas Parade (the cheerleaders are marching in a Christmas parade on December 1).

So where is this post heading? Well, when the Cheerleaders
saw Tori's cute hat, they loved it and thought it would be great if they all wore one in the Christmas parade next guess who is crocheting 16 hats this week? The pattern is from 24-hour Crochet Projects by Rita Weiss. I'm using Red Heart SuperSaver (this is worse than you thought, isn't it?) @ $2.29 a skein and I can get four hats out of one skein. It's taking me less than an hour to make one and I've finished four so far. Think I'll make it?

well, okay - C is for... Chocolate, which I will reward myself with each time I Crochet a Cap!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for 43 years of marriage, three children, three grandchildren, my sisters, my friends, my co-workers, my students, yarn, books, the Internet, chocolate, red wine, the Red Sox, digital cameras , dishwashers, microwave ovens, and you my blogging friends who live in my computer. Though I've never met you in person, I'm grateful I've found this wonderful community of knitters who are so free to share their creative ideas, help solve my knitting problems, and are perfectly comfortable telling me weird things about themselves! I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and hope that you have a long list of things to be thankful for too.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


So I'm at the check-out in the grocery store and the cashier comes to this box of chocolate (which I bought to put in a swap package) and the conversation between her and the bagger goes like this:
Cashier - ooohh look at this box of chocolate.
Bagger - grabs the box and says - wow! My girlfriend would love this. She says chocolate is good for you.
Me - Put the chocolate down!
Cashier - Every woman knows that chocolate is good for you. (the bagger is walking away with my chocolate)
Me - come back here with my chocolate!
Bagger (reading the label) - this is really good for you because it's dark
Cashier - Of course it is good for you - if we didn't have chocolate we would have to hurt people.
Me - Can I please have my chocolate!
Bagger finishes bagging my food and I have my eye on the chocolate.
Me - That chocolate better be in the bag when I get home or someone is going to get hurt!
Cashier rings up the total and I swipe my credit card and sign for it.
Me - Where is my chocolate? I check the bags and find it in there and get out of there fast!
Now - after all that - the box of chocolate will not fit in the flat rate box I am filling up for my swap pal! What am I going to do now - don't tell me I am going to have to eat it all myself! At least I know it's good for me - after all the cashier and the bagger both said so!

Merry Minis

Here are some of my finished "Merry Minis"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

An Inside Look

Thank you for your kind words about my Christmas Rose Gift Bag. Some of you asked what the inside looked like (since I said it was a mess) so I took a photo - and much to my surprise, when I looked at the picture I could actually see a pattern in all of those strands - maybe I did it right after all????

I knit up a few of Carol Bristol's Merry Minis and felted them this morning. They still need some embellishing - buttons, miniature knitting needles, etc. but I think they are adorable. And..I'm using up all those little balls of leftover yarn that are taking up room in my stash, therefore making room for more stash!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dandy's 500 post contest

Vicki at Purple is a Fruit is having a contest to celebrate her 500th post! Go on over and enter. And...this post gets me closer to 300 and my own contest!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Christmas Rose and Merry Minis

I finished my Christmas Rose Gift Bag from Handknit Holidays. Looks pretty good from the outside - but...the inside- well I just don't know about that. Maybe I should line it.

I'm also working on some Christmas ornaments - Merry Minis from Carol Bristol Designs.
The are so cute and a great way to use up all the leftover wool yarn I have from felting projects.
This is post #295 - be looking for a contest when I reach post #300!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Three Day Weekend

I'm really looking forward to this three day weekend (one day gone already!) Last weekend was busy and I see that I haven't posted since. My sister and her DH came up from NJ for the weekend. On Friday night we celebrated my DH's 65th birthday with a small dinner party at our favorite restaurant. Saturday, Hurricane Noel made a pass through Downeast Maine, leaving us without power for 15 hours. On Sunday, I went to see "Clue, the Musical" at our community theater. It was great! Each night that it played there was a different outcome, and the audience got to play along with clues given after each scene. The night I went it turned out to be Miss Scarlet in the kitchen with a wrench - and I did guess it!

And some knitting content - I finished two pairs of felted ballet slippers for my sister's granddaughters in time to send them back down to NJ with her, along with the other presents headed that way.

I also knit this "Knot a Scarf" from some beautiful ribbon yarn that my Irish friend Fiadhnat sent me from Ireland.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Some Halloween treats for me - the new Knit Simple Holiday 2007 magazine, with some really cute knit Christmas balls, and an adorable sheep afghan in it and a new One-Skein Wonder book - 101 Designer one-skein Wonders. As with the first one, I want to knit just about everything in it.

And DH's birthday present - what else!