Thursday, May 20, 2010

New patterns

I've finally finished a couple of loom knit designs. Both are scarves and the patterns can be found on my web site.

Waves Long Scarf has been planned for months. I wanted to do a scarf with pointed ends.

As I knitted it, I was inspired to make a neck gaiter too.

I really like wearing neck gaiters. Need more of these. :)

A few years ago (2007 to be exact), I did a class in make Flip Flop Toppers. My pattern for these is now on my site as a free pattern. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday WIP and tornadoes

After spending the past weekend with bronchitis, I am now rushing to finish this WIP. It's suppose to be published later this year in a Creative Knitting issue (happy dance)

Aother WIP I'm doing is for fun. Daughter has always been a Pokemon fan. I was delighted to find this blogger's site filled with wonderful crochet patterns of pokemon. So I started one for DD's June birthday (sssshhhhh!! Don't tell her!)

Wolfdreamer is truly an amazing artist with the hook.

And I'm knitting hanging dish towels for the RV. Not only do I need dish towels for the kitchen but I like the idea of being to secure them while the RV is in motion.

The last two WIP are part of my attempt to de-stash before the fall buying begins. That will be my 2 year anniversary from my self-imposed yarn diet. I am SO tired of this yarn diet. I see all this new stuff coming out and have to remind myself that I really do not need more yarn (of course, when did need have anything to do with it in the first place?)

Anyway, I am tired of talking myself out of the new yarns. As this fall is the 2 year anniversary of my self-imposed yarn diet, I plan to be happy that I have trimmed it down as far as I can by then. And I will allow myself to purchase yarn for specific projects. That's the stipulation - must have a project planned for the yarn I want to buy. I think that's fair. :)


Big hug to all the friends and family for worrying about us this past Monday as tornadoes swept through our town Choctaw, OK. We were in the storm cellar when the sirens went off , and luckily the tornadoes missed our neighborhood.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Finished Friday on a Saturday

Late with Finished Friday but I have a good excuse...bronchitis. I spent yesterday at the doctor getting some good med's so I feel much better today. Yay for better living through chemicals! I know that sounds terrible but unless you suffer with allergy-induced asthma that leads to bronchitis please do not criticize. ;)

The finished knitting I want to point out is the drop-shoulder sweater I did for Loom Knitter's Circle. Using only knits and purls with a little decreasing to show off your girlish figure, it's a good first (or second) loom knit sweater. And it's knit with a luscious yarn from Knit Picks!
As it's almost summer, you have plenty of time to finish it before cooler weather. Enjoy! ;)

Thursday, May 06, 2010


I didn't exactly forget to post a work in progress yesterday...I just didn't have time. Somehow the laundry multiplied itself. So yesterday's WIP would have been pictures of laundry baskets. Surely you don't need pictures of that!

So today I'm blogging about wonderfulness. And if there isn't such a word, there should be!

28 years ago today, I married the most wonderful man I've ever known. He's my Best Friend, my counselor, and lover....all rolled into one. I'm lucky to know him. Even luckier that we have such a strong love and bond.

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! (We need to get a newer picture of ourselves together.) XOXOXO

Further wonderfulness can be found in the flower beds. The gladiolas have popped up, and the asiatic lilies are beautiful!

Plus I managed to get a couple of the garden goodies my Mother gave me a into the flower bed.

Since the wind seems to blow constantly, these little guys are always flying. Fun to watch as I weed the flowers beds.

I think I'm starting to like this garden thing. :)