Thursday, May 17, 2012

Please vote for my Baby Surprise Sweater in the Knitculture contest on Facebook. 

Click the link below, then "Like" Knitculture on Facebook, then vote for my entry!  Thank you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


So my friends, my mom and I went to the Ellen show on December 9.  It was day 8 in Ellen's 12 Days of Christmas Givaways! 

Thank you Ellen!!!!!!  We got a Dell Latitude 17" laptop; an Olympus Pen Mini camera (really love it) and 4 gig card; a Playstation 3 (LOVE it); a blue ray 6 CD set of all the Star Wars movies; $500 gift card to Shutterfly (didn't think I would love it, but LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it); and a fabulous $200 gift card to Starbucks!!!!

The best part, is that I got two sets because of mom.  So, you might ask, "what did you do with the extras?"  Sell them on E-bay (fleeting thought, but since they were not really mine, did not feel right about making $$ from Ellen's generosity and mom's dementia.

So I shared $100 & $50 Shutterfly gift cards with both families (mine and my honey's) and shared the Starbucks cards with the nephews/nieces.  But then I still had 4 big things to give away and 5 groups of people.  I decided that we would share the bounty with my brother and sisters and the two young marrieds in the family)

We raffled the stuff off on Christmas Eve...but since I had 4 gifts and 5 groups...I went out and purchased a Nook reader and an inexpensive Blue Ray player (to add to the CDs).  I now had 5 gifts.  I asked my honey to number the bags (that way I did not know which #  had which item) and then I asked each one of those folks to pick a number.  We had a blast! And it was amazing how everyone received a gift that fit!   The 20 something married couple got the Playstation 3; the 30 something marrieds got the Nook; my brother got the camera, who explained that their camera had just bitten the dust; my youngest sister got the laptop (she had mentioned how she needed her own computer) and my other sister got the blue ray player and cds. 

All in all it was quite an exciting Christmas!  Thanks Ellen, you ROCK!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Aaaack!  It's November and I have not done any holiday knitting.  Good thing all my peeps liked those micro minimochi....cuz that's what most of them will get.  LOL

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In the interim

I broke both my wrists.  The first thought when I lifted my head and felt the searing pain was, "I'll never be able to knit again." 

Needless to say, the ensuing 8 weeks were demoralizing, upsetting, all in all the most horrible thing ever! 

5 weeks into the process, though, my doctor said I could knit.  Could I?  One little row at a time and the tops of my hands would squeal in pain.  But then it was two rows and then three.  While both my hands were in casts, I made a heart shaped wash cloth.  It took me 3 weeks to finish!  But finish I did.

Now, that I am fairly healed....I cannot get my knit on.  I'm stymied at every turn.  Every project I pick up is fraught with problems.  Wrong yarn for chosen project.  Wrong pattern for chosen yarn.  Pattern going along swimmingly, then huge error that are only froggable.  ERRG!

I hope to get over this hump soon....because I have such a huge stash I can't imagine not knitting it all!  However, the hugh stash poses yet another problem. SOOO hugh that it is overwhelming. I look at it and I just want to run away.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Crazy Ass Problems

So I started out with a clean and loving heart wanting to give a knitted purse to my friend for her wedding day.  Well, that damned purse has nearly driven me crazy.  It/I was plagued with the, "I can't knit for S" and the, "can you count?" and the, "can you read?" blues.  Every time I touched that thing it was a mess.  I finally stepped away.  It has come to this:  I bought the yarn, I bought the silk, I bought the ribbon, so I AM giving her a gift.  Did I knit it, no.  My friend and master knitter JL, stepped in to save me. 

In the interim, I did finish a, "One Row Lace Scarf" and have begun an "Irish Hiking Scarf,"  both of which have gone on without a hitch.

What do you think caused the purse mess???  I think it's because it was knit flat and I would have preferred it to have been knitted in the round.  That was the first strike against it.