Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Book!

The book is out! This is the book that Dena and I were helping with when I was visiting her in September. It is all about a new way to knit entrelac that is fun and useful. Mitered Entrelac became available on amazon just a couple of weeks ago and I highly recommend it! Knit the wash cloth to learn how to use this technique and then move on from there.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Evie's Jacket

Evie's Jacket is coming along . . .

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Double Thick

This was the latest destination on the Miss Babs Tour . . . a yarn and pattern club that lasts a year.  Each shipment is a destination with a little book with travel information, recipes and the pattern.  

This little shawlette is two layers thick so nice and warm.  I made mine a little longer than the pattern called for (the ending blue strip and one yellow and one blue above that) because I didn't want to waste the yarn.  

I actually plan to wear it as a neck scarf because it is so soft and nice and will keep me so warm when it's cold here . . . and yes, I do plan to work that last end in and not leave it dangling!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

From the girls!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Carved My Pumpkin

then I planted it!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I am not sitting in the sun on a beach

I have finished my second entrelac mat which is about to be blocked.   Teresa blocked the first one.  Do you think I can talk her into leaving the beach, flying two thousand miles, and blocking it for me?

I am working on brioche stitch scarf.

The pattern is Cinnabar Scarf by Nancy Marchant. I think it will be lovely when it is done. Right now I am deciding on colors. The main color is going to be an orange with super long color changes.  It is the second color that I am working on.  I found a really pretty rust color. Called merlot heather.   I thought it would be perfect with the Orange. When knitted up together it looks brown.   Brown and orange.  Halloween.

So I went with a dark green.  I think I like the green and orange combo much better.

The scarf calls for 35 stitches making 4 3/4 inches.  I moved to the size needle called for in the pattern and did   25 stitches.   Came out to more than 4 inches. Can't tell exactly how many inches because I have lost  every one of my measuring devices and rulers.  Oh well.  I really wanted the scarf to be wider than 4 inches.  Now it will be.

Step 1.   Remember how to do one color brioche stitch.  DONE
Step 2.    Remember how to do two color brioche stitch. DONE
Step 3.   Decide on colors.  DONE
Step 4.  Do gauge swatch.  No measuring device but do you really need one to do a gauge swatch?  DONE
Step 5. Have a glass of wine.  Or coffee with Bailey's.  Off to do that now


Friday, October 10, 2014


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Guess Where

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Anniversary Dena

This is one of the things Dena's husband got her for her anniversary! Isn't it cute?