Saturday, April 29, 2006

What I did today....

Do you see who this is? It's the Yarn Harlot herself, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She ws in Lexington, KY today at the Festival of Books and the only reason I went. Well, Sue Grafton, Karen Robards and Jane Fonda were there also, but if Stephanie hadn't been there I probably wouldn't have gone. She signed books and also spoke at 4 pm. My jaws ached from laughing so much! All in all, a very good day. I made some progress on my STR Sock Club socks too. The second picture of Stephanie and I holding up our socks is what I had knitted on one sock (the other one was a little further along, but not much). If you scroll all the way to the bottom you will see a picture of where I am at this very moment. That's all I gotta say!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Just a few things...

Here is the Big Bad Baby Blanket I finally finished. It has been gifted and is certainly being used. I saw the parents in the grocery with baby and they had him wrapped in the blanket. Needless to say I was pleased. I used TLC Essentials yarn. It is very soft. I will definitely use this yarn again.

OK. Trouble #1 (aka Si-Si) has to check out the blanket.

Sixth Sense pattern from the Six-Sox Knitalong group. I used Socks that rock yarn. I will definitely use this yarn again. Yummy! As a matter of fact, I have already cast on another skein for the next pair.

This pretty scarf and the next picture also were sent all the way from California by Susie for the Markey Cancer Center project. Thanks Susie!

These next four scarves were sent from Washington state by Mary for the Markey Cancer Center project. This first one obviously used scraps from different yarns and I think it turned out very nice.

The top scarf is a mobeius scarf and very soft. The other one is a pretty mauve knitted longways.

This last scarf is made from scraps of different yarns also and I love it!

OK, some gratutitous pictures of the furry kids. This is Trouble #2, otherwise known as Mittens. She has a very strange personality. Standoffish and weird.

This is Sabrina. She belongs to my daughter, Megan, but resides with us. She is part Chow and Heinz 57. (Don't really know what else)

This is the old man of the group. His name is Rusty and he is an 11-year-old AKC golden retriever. (My husband's baby)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Sock progress...

on the latest Six Sox Knitalong pattern, Sixth Sense. I am using Socks That Rock in Lucy in the Sky color. This yarn is truly scrumptious to knit with. I can hardly wait till I get these socks finished so I can put them on my feet! Ain't they purty?!?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Here are the latest scarves for the Markey Cancer Center... all the way from England! Thanks to Jill for knitting these lovely items and sending them over.

On another note...I finished up the Big Bad Baby Blanket using TLC Essentials in Waterlily color. Good thing since the baby was born on Monday. I will try to get a picture tomorrow, it's in the washer right now getting all clean!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Got a couple more items for the Markey Cancer Center. The hat and scarf came from Gretchen in Sacramento. Aren't they gorgeous?! The curlies on top of the hat are the cutest and the scarf is a very lovely slinky thing. Someone will look great in these!

Here are some pics of the socks I am working on now. They have beads incorporated which I am adding with a crochet hook as I go. I tried to get a closeup of the beads but my camera isn't that great or else I'm not that great at getting good pictures.

This is a close up of the top of the cuff. These were strung before I did the German cast on. I just wish they showed up more.

This is the current baby blanket I am working on for a friend of my daughter's. It is the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch 'n Bitch. I'm using TLC Essentials in the Waterlily color. It's turning out very pretty and it is really soft too.

I'm also working on a hat for the Markey Cancer Center using Bernat Softee Chunky in the Circus color. So far it's turning out cute. I will take a picture when I'm further along.