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?

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Today I bottled my homemade limoncello. Next we chill it. Then we drink it!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I have started packing for my trip to see Dena and Mom. The most important stuff first - my yarn!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Hat

This was for another friend who had a new grandson.  This baby isn't a year old yet, but will be soon.  I will mail this to them for the first birthday - it's a size 24 months, so should still fit.  Another thing that should have been done a long time ago - can you tell that I am finishing up bits and pieces?  I have a couple more that are started and almost finished . . . coming soon!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mr. Penguin

I love the Fiber Trend felted animals patterns!  They always turn out so darned cute and they are easier to make than it looks.  This is for a friend's new grandson - well, he was new but it has taken me so long to make this that he is probably not so new now.
I think he will still like it.