Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My hand is finally better!

I know its been three months almost since I've blogged! I haven't been able to knit at all due to tendonitis. I got a cortisone shot in my hand several weeks ago and it finally helped! I'm able to shuffle cards again too which is nice since I play cards every monday night.

I finished up RayJay's Christmas scarf (pictures later), did some more work on my blanket squares and am now working on a dishcloth I started months ago. It is a picture cloth with the three Easter crosses on it. I'm a little over halfway done.

Now, for the big news. I separated from my husband and couldn't be happier about it actually. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off me. I'm more calm and peaceful now. I moved into a cute little house with all my children and my son's gf. We live right in town which is convenient. We decorated for Christmas and it is so cheery in here.

Anway, guess that's it for now. I'll be blogging and updating my pics and Ravelry too now that I'm knitting again.

I'm out

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Its been a long time

Well, Wal-mart has been keeping me pretty busy as you probably guessed. I have so much to update, it just isn't funny. First off, I've had to quit cashiering and move to the fitting room. I started getting some kind of ligament or something going on in my right hand. Lifting the things across the scanner just strained it too badly. Update of that is, my hand still hurts even tho I'm not cashiering so I have to go to a hand specialist...geez. I had to take a small pay cut in order to go to the fitting room but I actually like it better. So, it all works out. The only drag is the hours. I'm working all nights. I do have some good days off tho. Monday and Thursday nights. Monday is card night with Maggie and Steven and Thursday is Grey's Anatomy (tonight is the season premiere!). Bill hates me working this schedule but I had to do something. Cashiering was really hurting my hand.

Due to the problem with my hand, I haven't really been knitting either. It makes my hand ache afterwards. I've done some work on my sweater but I really need to just bite the bullet and get cracking on it since it is now fall and it is a summer

Now for the newest news. I have developed shingles. In case you don't know, shingles is caused by the dormant chicken pox virus which stays in your nerve endings forever after you have the pox. Stress is the most common factor to bring out shingles. It causes a red blistery rash which is actually not the worst part. The worst part is the nerve pain which goes down my arm into my left hand...*eyeroll* and my left elbow. It is now pretty painful. I'm taking some strong meds to help it go away. Hopefully we caught it early enough like the doctor thinks we did.

So, I know this hasn't been much about knitting, but I did want to catch up any straggling readers I have left on what I've been doing. Hang in there...I haven't thrown in my needles yet!

I'm out

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wally World

Things have been slammin busy! I started working at Wal-Mart part time and these past two weeks, its been more like full time with training. Am I tired!? You betcha. I'm not used to this. But, I am liking it. I took my sweater to work and left it in my locker so I've been knitting on it during my lunch and breaks. I'm actually getting more done on it than I was at home which is a good thing.

I haven't really been doing much other knitting since I've been cross stitching too. I started teaching a friend at work to knit last night. I'm going to bring her my Knit Cafe video to help her along.

Well, no pics today. And I'm out.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm still alive...and still knitting!

See? I'm still knitting...hehe. I've been so busy with Lexi and VBS and church I've hardly had time to really work on my sweater but here it is. I love how it is looking. I'm very proud of it actually. I'm also still working on Bill's remote holder but it doesn't look much different so I haven't taken any new pics. The crocheting is slow going. I had to rip it all out since I was missing a stitch every row and my scarf kept getting narrower and narrower. LOL.

Here is a pic of my daughter at VBS...she had such a great time and so did I. I volunteered in the craft area as a crafts teacher. Right up my alley eh?

Well it is Saturday and I'm going to try to finish the first ball of yarn on my sweater and start number two today. We're going to watch a movie later so I should get some primo knitting time.

I'm out


Monday, June 2, 2008

Crocheting? Me?

Yup! I am learning to crochet! I am mostly doing it because I want to learn to put edges on things that require such. I don't want to keep being put off by knitting patterns that list a crochet hook in the instructions, ya know?

So, I'm just making a simple little double crochet scarf. I know it isn't much but it will do.

I've been doing a lot on my sweater too. I didn't take a pic of that tho...oops!

My birthday is in three days and I can't wait. I'm going shopping for a new outfit for my party (which is Saturday) tomorrow I hope.

I'm out

Friday, May 16, 2008

Progress and time well spent

I've been working hard on my remote control caddy and my new sweater. In the process, I made a wrist band for my daughter with the yarn from the sweater. She hasn't taken it off since I put it on her. Check out my progress. Tomorrow I'm going shopping for some knitting goodies!
I'm out

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Starting my first sweater!

I finally bought my yarn for my very first sweater! I'm doing a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern called Basic Shell. I can't wait to start it! I actually did my gauge swatch today and it is right on gauge.Yay! I'll post my progress as I go!

I'm out


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Finished another hat

I quickly made up another loomed hat out of that yummy Lion Suede I got at Big Lots. Wow does this hat feel nice. Gonna have to get some more sueded yarn. It feels wonderful. I was going to give this away but I think I'll pick up some more yarn and make myself a scarf to go with it.
I'm still working on my other projects otn. I'm also looking forward to The Middle TN Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival this month. I'm teaching a looming class to kids!
Can't wait!
I'm out

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A new project otn

I started a new project! It's a pattern I'm designing myself. It is a felted remote control holder for my husbands chair. Dk grey is his favorite color. I'm doing it on size 10 needles with Patons Merino Wool.
More pics as we progress!
I'm out

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Our new puppy

We got a new puppy last night! She is part pomeranian and part mini pincher. Her name is Kinsey and she is 6 months old. She is posing with her new Daddy, my son Daniel. Oh, and Daniel decided to spend his birthday money on knitting needles and yarn!
I'm out

Friday, April 25, 2008

Got my circular needles! Yeah!

I got them! Yessssss! I know one set is is already involved in a project. I am using the size 11's to make my felted coasters. Can't wait to get my yarn for my sleeveless shell so I can jump my next knitting hurdle! Woop woop!

I'm out


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bird of Paradise Skinny Scarf gets a home

Well I finished my skinny scarf...finally!! When I was finishing it up...I realized it really didn't belong to me but to my darling daughter who has been loving it since I started it. So, I gave it to her. This is her modeling it!
Now I've got my size 10 needles free to do my felted coasters. Today I got some more yarn at Hobby Lobby. I got some Sugar and Cream Striping yarn in holiday stripes to make placemats. Also bought my son's yarn for his birthday. Got him Bernat Alpaca because he fell in love with it last month when we were shopping. I'm off to knit before Grey's Anatomy comes on!
I'm out

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My son comes to visit!

My oldest son came to visit today! Yay! It was so wonderful to see him as always. This time I hadn't seen him since Xmas! We took some pics and here is one of me and him. And also one of him and my babygirl!
I'm out

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My First Felting! A Success!

I was working on making some coasters actually but couldn't find any pattern anywhere with dimensions and roughly the amount of skrinkage...sooo...I decided to make a bookmark and test shrink the wool. I used Caron Felt-It by the wayin Rose Garden.

I definately won't make my squares with as many stitches cast on as it would be way to long for coasters. But, as a turned out just fine.

I cast on 35 stitches and did garter stitch until my piece was about 3 inches (I forgot to measure exactly). I machine felted. I LOVE it! I can't wait to do my coasters!!

Just had to share my new skill. Have a great week!

I'm out


p.s. thanks to those who read my blog...Hugs to you all...

Monday, April 14, 2008

What I've been doin

I've been reading actually...tons of reading. But when I've pulled out my knitting, I've been working on my afghan and my skinny scarf! I really haven't done any knitting on my 3 Crosses dishcloth lately. And I certainly haven't finished my second sock made on my Knifty Knitter. *eyeroll* Yep second sock syndrome. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather. We've had a late frost tonight. Ick. I'm reading for warm weather.

I'm out


Friday, April 4, 2008

Pen Pals

I've been having so much fun with my knitting pen pals. I got a lovely Easter card from Christina and today I got a card from Lora with the tiniest little sock in it! I LOVE it! What am I going to do with it? Don't know but I love it. Right now I have it displayed on top of my computer monitor.
So, thanks guys for my card and my sockie! You are wonderful!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lola's new do

Lola got a haircut! She got a Lion Cut to be precise. She looks so adorable, I just had to put her on here. And Lexi posed her with one of my preemie loomed hats on her. I started my new crosses dishcloth but it isn't much to see yet. I've worked some more on my skinny scarf and finished almost another block on my afghan/blanket. Nothing terribly exciting here...
I'm out

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Springing Up Flowers

Ok, so I need to work on my blocking. lol. I'm not so good at it. But the dishcloth turned out just fine. Here is where I got the pattern and it's free! It is called Springing Up Flowers.
I've decided on my next one. It is called Knitted Three Crosses and you can find it here\ I'm doing it in the lavender as I mentioned...kinda an Easter cloth. A little late I know. Gonna knit this one with size 6 needles since I'm a little of a loose knitter and she recommends a 7.
While browsing my stash the other night, I found another skein of the very same yarn I'm using to make my afghan/blanket for my bed! Yay! So now I can make another 5 squares before I have to hunt down another color (that is including the rest of the denim colourway I have).
I still also have my second sock on my loom. The finished one lays on my desk taunting me. *sticks tongue out at sock* I'll get to it eventually. I go through phases of loom and needle knitting and now I'm in a needle knitting phase I guess. *shrugs*
I've been sickly for two days and frankly I'm tired of it. I've slept and slept and slept. I'm really wanting to go the Knaughty Knitter this Thursday. We'll see. I usually get called to sub on Thursdays. Go figure.
I'm out.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I finished my dishcloth

Yes! I finally finished my first picture dishcloth. I'll take pics of it tomorrow as it is drying right now. I also finished another block on my blanket and started a new one with a new color. I've been feeling kinda crappy so this was a big feat to finish this today. decide my next dishcloth...hehehe. It's going to be lavender. That much I know. Off to browse my patterns.

I'm out

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Update on projects OTN

Just thought I'd take some updated pics on my current projects. My blanket is coming along. Got three squares done and finished one skein of yarn. My next 3 squares will be from the pretty denim blue yarn in the pic. My dishcloth is about 3/4 done. I love how the flowers are popping up nicely. My Bird of Paradise scarf is slow going. It isn't an easy fiber to work with.
So, thats what I've got going on. How bout you? What have you got on your needles??
I'm out

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another sock!

I started another pair of socks. This pair (I've finished one) I adapted from two patterns, one from the pattern I followed last time on the Yarn Gear website and the other from the Reader's Digest Loom Kit sock pattern. I kinda combined the leg part (altered some) from RD and the heel/foot part from Yarn Gear. I'm pretty darn happy with it. I can't tell you the yarn I used as it came from my stash and has long lost its skein wrapper. Hope you like I just have to do my second sock...hehe. I'm out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm getting them!!

My hubby is wonderful! I'm getting my Needlemaster set!!! I found them on sale at for 50 bucks and on ebay for around 30. So, he said ok.....yay me! Yay for knitting! Yay yay yay!

This is a pic of my younger son. He is visiting this week from his dad's house. Just thought I'd put a pic up of him. We're having a good time hanging out together. I do have to work the next three days but that's ok.
I'm out! Just wanted to share my good news.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Lookin for circular needle set

Today, Donovan (my younger son) and I went to Michaels so I could show him the needle set I want for my birthday. I want on of those interchangeable sets with all the needle sizes for straights and circs. I would love a Harmony set but I'd settle for a metal set or a Boye set. I want to start knitting in the round. I have several sweater patterns picked out and purchased even but need the needles to accomplish the task! I have a size 8 and a size 3 but they are unfortunately not what I need. I just can't justify the price right now plus I don't want to buy individual needles when I can buy a whole set, ya know? *sigh*

I doubt I'll get them for my birthday (in June) but ya never know. *smiles*

I'm working still on my dishcloth (I am pitifully slow and easily distracted) and my blanket which will take me a looooong time anyway, and my Bird of Paradise scarf. I post some pics soon.

I'm out

Monday, March 3, 2008

Something new and fun

Thought I'd show you how I spent my evening. I can't believe I cast on another project but I wanted to do something fast and fun. I decided to make a fun and flirty little scarf with some yummy Yarn Bee Jewelsong in gorgeous Bird of Paradise colourway. It is shimmery and so much fun to knit. Notice my cute little doggie in clothes needles? They were Xmas presents from my son, Donovan. LOVE them!!
Also, I included an updated pic of my dishcloth. The pattern shows better in person. I did frog the sweater I was doing on the KK Loom. I just wasn't happy with it went by the wayside. I got a couple patterns for springy tops and shells but I need the needles and yarn for them still.
I bought some more yarn for my blanket. Same yarn (Yarn Bee Fleece Lite) but in Stonewash colourway. I'll take some pics once I work up a square.
I'm out

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Pattern this time

Well, I'm finally doing a dishcloth with a pattern. When I'm done, I'll post the pattern link with it. It is a spring time pattern, really cute. This is not my pattern I'm not that good. I'm also still working on my squares and my sweater done on the KK Loom. I'm getting kinda flustered with it. It is taking forever to do (the sweater).
Today I'm having a kind of blah day.
Hope everyone is having a great day.
I'm out

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Squares squares and more squares

I'm working on an afghan for my bed. This is square one! Yay! I've just barely started square two. I'm also working on a sweater that is knit on my KK Yellow Loom. I would take a pic but all it really looks like right now is a hat on there or something. lol. It is knit in four pieces with flat panel knitting. It is therefore taking a while. I'm knitting it with two strands of Homespun in two different colors.
I wish Ravelry had a way to show knitting with looms too....maybe they will work on that at some point. *shrug*
We have snow here tonight! It is falling in big fat flakes. I get to stay home tomorrow since the pest control guy is coming (we have a mouse). I am going to clean in the morning and knit all afternoon. Yippee! Probably they will cancel school anyway. They do when the snow barely falls.
OH! I also found out from my dear friend and The Yarn Harlot's blog that she is coming to Nashville soon for a book signing of her newest book. I am going!!!
Well ya'll...I'm out

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Another hat for me this time!

I did my first roll up hat on my Knifty Knitter and some cool yarn I got from the yarn stash a couple weeks ago! I love it! It is so light and airy feeling and black and white are favs of mine.

Now, believe it or not, I have nothing OTN! I bought a summer top pattern booklet today and although I don't have the yarn for the top I want, I will soon!

I'm also going to start a blanket with squares sewn afghan I guess. I'm going to use size 11 needles I think. It will be a mix of different chunky yarns....each square different.

Well, that's it...I'm out!


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The dreaded 2nd sock syndrome

I did it! I beat 2nd Sock Syndrome! I had that itching feeling going on. That...omg, I've already done this once feeling. HA! But I did it and I did it better! I made the second slipper sock with ribbing on the cuff so it isn't so loose. Course, now they don't match hey they are for me around the house and they are my first pair so who cares!?

I'm still working on my dishcloth. I had to rip back a few rows. I keep getting confused watching tv or something and purl when I'm supposed to knit or some such mistake. Argh! It is only for my kitchen but I'm a little anal about it I guess.

Today I'm subbing for pre-schoolers and they are at art so I guess I should go get them.

I'm out

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Finished one sock

Well, I finished one of my slipper socks! It is a tad loose around the ankle so I'm doing ribbing on the other one. I know they'll look different but hey...they are for me around the house and it is a learning process right? hehe
You can get the pattern for these on
I'm out

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Projects OTN and snow!

Today is a snow day!!! Yay! Except that I have my dd underfoot but we've had fun today. I'm working on making slipper socks on my KK Loom. Lexi made a snow angel on our we've decorated a shoe box for school valentines. I actually even got off a letter to my pen pal today. So, I feel pretty productive even tho the house is still a wreck. Hope you all are able to get some knitting done today. I also plan to do some reading in my new book...Knitting Circle!
I'm out

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Another Dishcloth

Cast on another dishcloth this week. I rather like it. It is using up scraps of cotton I received from my dear friend Spillman with my yarnpalooza last weekend. I also made an infant cap on my KK loom for a hospital (probably St. Judes). It is so darling but I didn't take a pic of it yet.
Tomorrow I get to go to the Knaughty Knitter for some much needed down time. I really don't want to take my dd with me but she loves to go...ugh. That is my only time away from everything, ya know?
Well, guess I'm out for now...

Monday, February 4, 2008

Whoopie! Yarn frenzy!

Last night was the Superbowl (good game btw) and we went to a friend's house for the game. This friend is a knitter...guess what she let me do? Shop her stash for free! I brought home a garbage sized sack full of yarn. Some of it is unlabled so I am not sure what it is. Some of it (quite a bit) is cotton dishcloth yarn. Yay, I've been wanting some more of that. Anyway, I was and am quite excited.

I'm almost done with my scarf on my blue KK loom. It is sooo thick and warm! Now, I have to decide what else to put on the needles. Much of the yarn I received will be put to charity knitting. Baby caps and such. Now I'm off to record as much as I can in my stash section at Ravelry!

Hope you all enjoyed your Superbowl gatherings if you had one and your knitting time!

I'm out Poof

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Well, I finished the dishcloth! I thought it should be more square...but it is cool as heck anyway! The next one will be in a solid color with a pattern. There are too many cute ones out there! I'm still working on the square for Warm-Up America and my scarf. Time to put something new on the needles I think!

I'm out


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Warm-Up America

My newest project OTN is a 7 x 9 inch square for Warm-Up America.

Looks pretty unimpressive now but it will be cool when knitted up with many others. I should say it will be pretty warm. I'm wanting to do more charity knitting so I decided to jump on in with this one. This is being knitted in Simply Soft in black because that is what I had. There is a contest going for the group who knits the most squares with Simply Soft which has a prize of $300. My group plans to use the money if we win for more yarn to make more squares for those in need! If you are interested in joining our group, leave me a comment and I'll get you the address.

Next still on the needle is my dishcloth. I'm about 3/4 of the way done now. I am loving it. Can't wait to do some more of them. I don't have anymore cotton yarn tho....hmmm must go yarn shopping! What a drag!! *wink*

Hope you are still voting daily for February Knit Girl. Contest ends on Thursday! Well, I'm off to run errands.

I'm out


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

February Knit Girl

Just in case you haven't noticed the little banner, I'm up for February Knit Girl, which is an honor in itself but I'd really like to win. I'd like to show that moms can be hot too and knitters are so definately hot.....raaaar!

Here is what you are looking for when you click on the banner that says Vote For Me!
You can vote once a day and please do. I'm trailing badly...limping Check out the site while you are there. It is quite amazing.
I'm out

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What to do with this yarn?

So, I just got this yummy yarn from Herrshner's on clearance! Now, I only have one skein and I've never worked with this kind of fiber....

I am now asking you...any ideas?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Better today

Well I finished the other wrist warmer and sewed it and the other one up just a tad tighter. They are still bigger than I'd like them but they are pretty just the same. Next time I'll make them with 25 co sts instead of 30 I think.

On the needle right now is a dishcloth I'm doing in some yummy Peaches and Cream and a blanket I'm trying on my circulars I got for Christmas. The circulars are a bit of a challenge since I didn't straighten them out at all before using them so they are a bit twisty.
Well thats all that's OTN for me. I went to The Knaughty Knitter yesterday and took Lexi with me. She had a good time being around other knitters.
Guess Im out

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh bother!

I just finished one of the wrist warmers and after frogging some because I was busy chatting and then finally finishing......guess what? It is too durn big!!! Could go around my ankle for heaven's

So...I'm going to make the other one...and cast on less stitches this time but keep my size 10 needle and see if this one is a better fit. THEN...I'll frog the other one.

I went to The Knaughty Knitter today which is (although I had a marvelous time) where I messed up my warmer (more than once). Thanks to Jess who helped when I messed up...I think that was her name.


I'm out


Monday, January 14, 2008

New Project OTN

This is my latest project...wrist warmers in LB Homespun. As you can see, I've barely started.

I'm also going to start another loomed hat out of the blue Homespun I have for a lady who works drive-thru at McDonalds. I used to work drive-thru so I had sympanthy on her freezing at the window. When she asked if I could make her a hat (had one on the loom on the seat beside me)...I told her I'd do it for a few bucks. I should have that done by tomorrow morning so I can take it to her when I'm running errands.
I'm out

I finished it finally!

I finally finished my purse and I'm quite happy with it! I actually designed it myself and I'm so proud! what to put on the needles?
I'm out

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Almost done

Well, I finished the body of the purse now. I just have to finish the strap and sew it all up. Not my favorite part. I hope it turns out ok. I wrote down the pattern for it today in case it turns out good.

I've also been working on my website. Got all kinds of new goodies on here. I hope it loads ok for those on dial-up. If you are on dial-up, let me know how it is working.

Tomorrow is church and I have a part in a skit.

I'm out

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Yet another

I finished yet another hat on the loom...this one for Steven, my oldest ds. I dont have a pic of it yet since I like to have my stuff modeled and he isn't around. I may have to settle for modeling it myself tomorrow. I'm still working on my purse. I'm lovin the way it is coming together.

I have so many other projects I want to start if people would stop wanting Not that I'm really complaining mind you! How wonderful it is to have my knitting skills in demand...hehe.

I went to McDonalds the other day through the drive thru and had my loom on the seat next to me with a hat in progress. The girl in drive thru requested a hat and said she'd pay me for my yarn....*shrug*....I might do it.

I started a new yahoo group today. It is for the weight loss/nutrition program we are doing at my church...called First Place. It is a Christian based Weight Watchers kind of program with bible study included. So, I'm writing down everything I eat. I never realized I either don't eat anything or I eat a LOT. *sigh*

I think I'm going to be off tomorrow unless the lady I subbed for today is again out sick. This will give me plenty of time to knit.....*yay*!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Pic of purse otn

Here is the purse I'm working on...slow going but that's ok.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Purse party

I'm working on a purse for me...yes me. It will be the second project just for myself. I just finished a gorgeous hat for myself on the loom. This purse, I'm knitting on needles tho...I'm making my own pattern. I'll take a pic of it tomorrow and post it's progress.

I've got Daniel, my ds, loom knitting now. He loves it.

Knitting is so'm so happy I picked up those first two needles. Today I went shopping and picked up some wonderful LB Homespun for some hats on the loom. I also bought a set of circular needles and some wonderful yarn for socks.

Tomorrow is church and I'm going to knit all the way there.

I'm out

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Pics and U Tube

Great news! Now I have UTube knitting videos on my blog. I also have my knitting projects on Rock You which I think is just kind of fun.

I finished Amy's hat as you can see by the pic of her on the Rock U thingy. She loves it. Now she wants a drawstring bag to match. Doh! That means I have to make a trip to buy more LB Homespun yarn...hehe.

I'm out


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Workin on my bloggy

I've added pics, info and links and such...enjoy. I plan to add patterns some time in the future. I showed my good friend the hats I made on my KK I'm making another one to match the scarf I made for her. I'll post pics when I get it finished.

I need to get off here and knit.......hehe....

I'm out


Knit 1

Wow, my first blog on Blogger! I'm going to use this blog vs my myspace for my knitting stuff and my knitting friends since myspace has gotten a bit...well it just isn't what I want to display my knitting.

I'm off today to look at Barnes and Noble because they have a huge amount of books on knitting.

I'll post more later and put up some pics of my knittin work recently.

I'm out