Saturday, June 30, 2007

Mystery Stole 3...but first

My daughter is learning to crochet. She saw a friend making granny squares, and asked me to show her. This is her first one. Not too bad. She needs lots more practice. :-)Here is the yarn and beads for my Mystery Stole 3. Zephyr wool-silk in the color Vanilla from Sarah's Yarns and Crystal Rainbow 8mm seed beads from the Beadwrangler. I ordered both on June 10th right after I signed up for the KAL. The beads came in within a week. The yarn was nowhere to be seen. A week and a half later I called to see where my yarn was. Very nice to talk to the help at Sarah's Yarns who said obviously my yarn was lost somewhere on an UPS truck. She would send me a new batch right out. I got it yesterday. At 3:30. PM. Just in the nick of time to start on the first clue today. There is also my size 11 (1.10mm) crochet hook for attaching the beads on the stitches and the size 4 (3.5mm) circular knitting needle. (I am showing the Knitpicks version but actually am presently using the Addi version. It is working well enough.)
So here is the first chart finished. Can you see the little sparkles of beads. There are 14 in this section. My camera is not the best one so they don't really show up all that well. The first clue came with 2 charts, each one containing 50 rows. So I am halfway done. I am also working on last year's Mystery KAL, Scheherazade Stole.
I hope to finally finish up Scheherazade this year as well since I put it down for some reason and never got back to it. Back to knitting!

Monday, June 25, 2007

A little late...

I know I'm a little late , but here is what I received from the Blue Moon Socks That Rock Sock Club. Got it a few days ago and I have been away from my computer.Here is the latest dishcloth that I finished. It says I "heart" KALs, but since I used a variegated yarn it doesn't show up that well.
That's all for now. More later in the week (I hope)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


These three cotton dishcloths are for a wedding gift (along with other things)
I finished this one last week. There is a ladybug on it. Can you see it? These things are hard to photograph.
This one is the Grandmother's Favorite pattern.
And the last one is the ballband dishcloth from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. I used just one color rather than switching off.
Back to my regularly scheduled knitting...socks and a shawl. And why is that middle typing underlined? I did nothing different. Mmmmm...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


No pictures tonight, maybe tomorrow. I have joined this year's Mystery Stole group (#3). You can still sign up and the first clue will be posted on June 29. Signups close July 6th. Hurry on over and get signed up. Oh, yeah...I need to finish up last year's stole.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

What I'm working on right now

Latest dishcloth from the Monthly Dishcloth group. I've actually finished this one now, but haven't taken another photo.This is some Anne yarn that has been fermenting in my stash for some time which I am knitting into the Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawrence over at I'm Knitting as Fast as I Can
Last years Blue Moon Fibers Sock Club in Hippy Crunchy pattern
Opal yarn in one of the Feeling line in a "Rainbow Ripple" pattern
Back to my regularly scheduled knitting...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

More pictures! from another point of view

at the beauty shop!food for the girls
and drink, of course

pretty hair

waiting for my turn

starting on the bride

just waiting for my make-up

all dressed and ready at the church

at the reception

the bride and her cousin on her father's side
and with the groom