Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Is there anybody out there???

A baby crawls before it walks, so this is me crawling. Hoping I'll be walking soon.

Friday, September 17, 2010


So it's 99 days before Christmas so I decided that since I will be starting my new job in a week or so I better get started before I have no time to knit. Lucky for me I only have 3 persons to knit for this year as I plan to make my other gifts using another form of crafting for everyone else.

But enough about Christmas, I really just wanted to show you guys the hat I made for DH, he's been pestering my forever for a hat with a brim so I did this one on Ravelry with a KAL on the Knitting for Boys group. It done in a lovely Tweed Yarn in bottle green. Accented with a rather nice leather button, which I must admit has grown on me since DH choose the button not even knowing what it was going on.

Project info
Pattern: Salute Hat by Kate Oates
Needle: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yarn: Forsell Touch of Silk Cone Aran

Doing this as a part of a KAL, on the knitting for boys group. Pattern given in clues spaced over a few days the 1st clue: Was knitting the Front band, with button holes 3sts each. Never done button holes before so found this quite interesting found this video very helpful.
2nd clue: Knitting the back band and slipping 1st st on purl row to prevent excessive rolling.
3rd clue: Decreasing I used sm to avoid counting.
4th Clue The brim and inserting the Plastic brim. Which did involve Wrap and turn which did take me a few minutes to get my head around but did it and feel quite chuffed. I used the cover of a plastic container for brim filling. This is the video I used for the W&T in 2 parts Here and Here

I really am quite pleased with how it came out I hope DH likes it. If he doesn't I'll wear it.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Beate from Cloudyberry Knit, who gernerously gave me this award. I really love reading her Blog as it love to hear about her life in Denmark, and seeing her beautiful pics.Thank you very much

In order to accept this award I have to tell 7 things not much know about my self, so let me give this a shot:

1. I love Cheese!! Not just love it I REALLY LOVE IT!!!!
2. I hate taking photos of myself!! I will find a fault is 99.9 % of the photos taken of me which I usually destroy.
3. I have 15 Neices and Nephews. 10 of which are girls!!
4. I am the 3rd of my mother's children.
5. I Tiger's head birth mark on my right thigh. LOL
6. I love having my head/ scalp massaged, and 100% of the times I have one I always go to sleep.
7. I the smell of the air after a warm Summer rain storm, it just smells so clean.

So it gives me great pleasure to pass this award onto
1.Two Sistahs Knit Together
2.Knitting by the Ocean
3.Cosmic Crafts

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wow another FO........Ishbel #2

Do you guys know that song Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now, I feel Good ta na na na na na!! That is exactly how I feel, two finished knits in one month wow I think it's coming back to me; my lost mojo. Here it is Ishbel #2 for my very good friend Rhonda back in the Caribbean, I really hope she likes it.

I really need to get caught up on my blog reading, but I have soooo much going on there is just not enough hour in the day to do all but I will make the time because I REALLY LOVE reading what you guys are doing.

The first 3 pictures show Ishbel blocked. While the 2nd set of 3 are preblocking. It really grew. I think my next Ishbel will be in bulky yarn, to take me through Autumn's chilly evenings.

Project info
Name Ishbel #2
Pattern Ishbel by Ysolda Teague Craft
Size Sm: St St Lrg: Lace
Needle US 8 - 5.0 mm for body  and US 10 - 6.0 mm for BO
Yarn Lana Grossa Klimatika wool/cotton blend

This is my Second Ishbel in a 50/50 Cotton wool Blend wasn't sure how it would have blocked or if would have kept it points. So far so good. Unblocked it measures 54X21 inches and Blocked 64X31 inches. I placed beads on the knit stitch between the 2 yo’s on chart D and E. 188 Toho Seed Beads 6/0 bought from Robins Beads. I think I am becoming a bead fanatic every time I plan to knit a shawl no I try to find a way to add beads to it. After I have finished all my current WiPs My next shawl will be Haruni I can't wait I will be doing two versions a  full lace and a st st version with the Chart B edging I have seen some beautiful ones on Ravelry, so hoping mine will do the pattern justice.

Well until next time Good night xx

Friday, August 13, 2010

198yrds of Heaven..............

It seems like forever since I've been here, life throws all sorts of obstacles In your way to trip you up but the best thing about life is you can choose whether to stay down or get back up. I'm glad I made the right choice.

I have not knitted in months but I have thought about it so I guess that counts. But I have finally broke the spell and knitted this little beauty. Done with slightly more yarn than the pattern called for to increase the size as the original size was so small, I'm happy I did because the finish size was just right. I ran out of yarn and used another yarn in a slightly darker red to finish the edge I think it gives it depth but that just my opinion. I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do.

Project info
Size 3.5 rpts of body chart
Needle US 8 - 5.0 mm and US 10 - 6.0 mm
Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers Amt used 220yrds = 1 skeins
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Amt used 73 yards = .67 skeins

Hopefully I'll be able to finish other things I have started now that I have gotten my knack back. It's so good to be back!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥