Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Mariposa

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Project Highlights: For: Me! and the Mariposa KAL and the Summer KAL Yarn: Red Heart Classic Color: Light Thyme and WhiteNeedles: US 9 (for the white) and US 7 (for the green) Pattern: Mariposa designed by Sara. Since I am not that big a fan of Stockinette I have chosen to use garter instead. I love garter! Other then that I am following it pretty much, shocking I know! Size: Princess Status: I am working towards the second decrease row on the front section. Will I make another?: It depends on how it looks on me, I love the one they show in knitty so if mine comes out half that nice you betcha!

Joan Lace Shawl

Joan Lace Shawl is done... Here is a full shot... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Here it is upclose... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Click here for project highlights Pattern is here I love the way it came out but it does need to be blocked, it is a little short.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Hail Monday...

From rainy Sunday to Hail Monday! Most of today we have been getting hail up here, nothing too large but enough to make Maverick do this... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Between the thunder and the hail I think I might join him under there!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Rainy Sunday, what to do?

Image hosted by Photobucket.com That sounds good! (yes I love taking pictures of Maverick sleeping, oh heck who am I kidding I love taking pictures of Maverick!)

Psst a new poll is up...

Last week's results... Completion How many projects will you have done this year? none 0 votes 0% 1-10 1 vote 11% 10-20 4 votes 44% ONE OF THE BIG WINNERS 20-30 0 votes 0% 30 and up 4 votes 44% ONE OF THE BIG WINNERS Total Voters: 9 So I fall into the 30 and up range. Right now I have 20 projects done with a guaranteed 10 more projects I will finish this year which puts me at 30 but if I do my future projects as well then I will hit 42. Good year for knitting for me. What range do you fall into?

Saturday, May 28, 2005

June to do list...

Early June: I will be hanging out here Image hosted by Photobucket.com Reading this and knitting this I will also be knitting projects for these guys Image hosted by Photobucket.com not exactly sure what patterns but I know it will be hats, scarves and blankets. I also am going to make myself one of theseImage hosted by Photobucket.com oh heck may two. I really like this. I am also going to be hanging out with these ladiesMariposa KAL making myself aMariposa . Not to mention knitting along hereTriada KAL. Late June: I am going to make this Old jeans skirt as one of my projects for the Image hosted by Photobucket.com group. I also want this Kristins Carry All. I love big bags!! I also want the shorts and tank from here Image hosted by Photobucket.com. They look comfy! What are you up to?

Friday, May 27, 2005

Lookin for some fun?

You should come on over to Knit the Classics. We will begin reading Middlemarch on June 1st and knitting our themed projects. And look at all the buttons we have! Thanks to Stacey for the first 3 buttons aren't the neat! Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

There is life after all...

Although we planted in March 2005 here is what we have seen coming up this month. Turns out you need to heat a greenhouse at night during the winter, but look there are survivors. Image hosted by Photobucket.com We have no idea what they are (we did not label any of our pots and neither of us has a memory) but we are happy to see life, we thought we killed them all.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Joan Lace...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Image hosted by Photobucket.com Project Highlights: For: My friend Joan and Lace Shawl KAL Yarn: 100% Mercerized Cotton Crochet Thread Color: White Needles: US 5 Pattern: I am making it up as I go along, I will post the pattern soon on my free patterns links soon. Size: 13 inches wide by 60 inches long Status: I have 5 inches only 55 inches to go! Will I make another?: I am loving it so far, I think I would like to make another.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Melisa Shawl/Scarf

It is finished and ready to give... Image hosted by Photobucket.com For project highlights you can go here

Maverick Monday...

We have discovered that our boy has bugs. Take a look... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Yep it looks as though he has come down with a case of baby juniors. I do not think there is a spray for that... (PS) It is hair heaven around here, who knew someone so small had so much hair to shed!!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Psst a new poll is up...

Last weeks results... Abandoned How many projects have you abandoned this year? none 3 votes 23 % 1-5 9 votes 69% BIG WINNER 5 and up 1 vote 8% Total voters: 13 I was in the 1-5 category. So far I have two abandoned projects the straw snail bag and panda bear. Not exactly sure why I abandoned panda bear perhaps because I have no stuffing so I know even if I complete the knitting he/she will not be complete. I know why I abandoned the straw snail purse, straw is a pain in the butt to knit! How did you vote?

Saturday, May 21, 2005

What's going on, on the web?

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Come on over and join us as we knit lace shawls. I plan on designing my own little lace shawl for my friend Joan. I want to get a lot of YO practice with this project. Image hosted by Photobucket.com This darling little blanket pattern is available free here and has many fans. I plan on knitting this gem for Warm the World. craftygirl If knitting is not your only craft you better join this darling. So many wonderful links and so few crafty girls. Give her a click. Image hosted by Photobucket.com And do not forget to grab your needles and yarn and camera head out into public and show off your knitting pride. Knitters all over the world will be doing this June 11, 2005.

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Illiana Bag....

Project Highlights: For: My friend Illiana and the Knit Red KAL Yarn: Red Heart Classic Color: Berries Needles: US 7 circulars Pattern: Well it was based on Gelato but I just could not break up the yarn with any other color I really liked the way it knitted up, I also made the bag smaller then the pattern called for. The shape of the purse is still the same. Size: 8 inches wide by 10 inches long(including the handle) Status: DONE! Will I make another: yes I love this bag!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Like the classics?

Then you should come over and join as we read classic novels and knit themed patterns of our choice. Our first meeting is June 1st. Right now it looks like we will read Middlemarch by George Eliot which is available free online. Click the button for more details... Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tagged!

I was tagged and Jenifer did it! 1) Total number of books in your house: I probably have about 300 books right now and that is a little bit because I recently sold back books to Barnes and Noble and gave some away to my local public library. 2) The last book you bought was: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri I am not much of a buyer I am a library sale girl or I trade my books to The Bookworm in Boulder for more books. 3)What was the last book you read before reading this? I just finished The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton which is an awesome book, read it if you have not. And I am starting Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros which I highly recommend. 4) List 5 (or 6) books that you read often or that mean a lot to you Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy is by far my favorite book. I can read this book every month and see something new in it, or read it in a way I had not read it before. If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calavino who would not love a book where the protagonist is a reader! The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath I have no idea why I love this book but I can read it over and over and in an hour each time. It is completely enthralling. Demian by Hermann Hesse I was introduced to this book by a friend Matt. It is a coming of age story and goes well after reading The Bell Jar. Lovesick by Angeles Mastretta is by far the greatest love story of all time! Oh and Jenifer it is available in Spanish. So that is a couple of books that I could not live without, if I keep going I might not stop so I will end it there. Pretty much any book that I can read more then once is a book that I value. They hit the top of my list when I still enjoy reading them years after my first read, Woman on the edge of time I have read every year (sometimes twice a year) for the last 9 years, its a good one! 6) Who are you going to pass this onto and why? I tag those who wish to be tagged... I never know who really likes to be tagged and I see people sometimes talk about how they do not like tags so I figure if they want to do the tag they see on my site I happily tag them. (By the way I love doing tags so no worries if you want to tag me)

Monday, May 16, 2005

Maverick Monday...

The other day Kathy said she had not seen a picture of Maverick lately, so I went to Maverick and I asked him if I could post more pictures of him and which pictures does he prefer. Here is the response I got from Maverick... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Well! I am a raising a rude pup! (psst can you see his tongue sticking out?)

Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Melissa Shawl/Scarf...

In Progress... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Up Close... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Project Stats: For: My friend Melissa Size: 12 inches wide by 60 inches long Yarn: 100% Mercerized Cotton Crochet Thread Size 10 (2) Color: Burgundy Needles: US 5 circulars Pattern: All garter baby, easy breezy Status: I have 30 inches to go KAL: This is one of my projects for the Knit Red KAL

Psst a new poll is up...

Last Weeks Results... Knittin' Tools What is your tool of choice? Straights 2 votes 17% Circulars 8 votes 67% BIG WINNER Crochet Hook 1 vote 8% My Fingers 1 vote 8% Total Voters: 12 I voted for the circulars. I LOVE CIRCULARS!! I knit everything on them. To me they are so much easier to use, I rarely loose stitches because I dropped a needle. How did you vote?

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Knit the Classics

We have a blog...Knit the Classics. If you would like to join please send me an email to [no longer accepting email for KTC] so I can send you the invite from blogger. Once you sign up please throw out ideas of books to read and patterns to knit. Thanks to all who emailed me with interest I cannot wait to get started on this KAL!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Classics knit and read anyone???

I know there is the K1R2 club which by the way I love! But would anyone be interested in a Classics Knit and Read club. We could read the classics and maybe even knit projects themed somehow after the novel we are reading? Let me know and if there is an interest I will be happy to host it.

Flowers...

For Photo Theme Thursday... Image hosted by Photobucket.com Is this the beginning of pine needles?

Monday, May 09, 2005

Knitting update but no pics:(

So I have been knitting, not just taking pictures of Maverick and his cape! He is so funny he loves to wear my husbands old shirt tied around his shoulders. He prances around with it on! Anyway we are here to talk about knitting. I have a project for the summer KAL done, it is not Grace but it is pretty and it only took two skeins of the yarn I had planned for it so hubby asked me if I would make a blanket out of it for the reading room, so I have casted on for that nothing fancy garter on 10 needles which gives this nice open effect. Speaking of open garter I have some burgandy crochet thread in size 10 that I wanted to make a lace scarf/shawl out of for one of my friends and I started off in seafoam but I noticed I simply beautiful garter was on the size 5 needles so I ripped and now it is a garter lacy scarf/shawl, so pretty. Amazing how simple can be so beautiful sometimes. Have not touched my Not Yarn Project again... After my lacy garter scarf/shawl I will make another lace scarf/shawl for another friend of mine in a beautiful white, not sure of the stitch yet, but it will more then likely be one stitch project and not something from a pattern, someting that I can really practice my YOs with. For my Knit Red project I am making gelato, with modifications of course! The yarn is Red Heart and it is called Berries, which is an awesome bunch of colors and knits up so pretty. Still waiting on IK for Triada, as soon as that comes I will get my yarn for it and knit that pretty little thing up. Speaking of picking up yarn I need to decide on yarn for my Mariposa which officially starts May 31. Next month I start my Warm the World projects, they need blankets, hats and scarfs so I plan on making all three. I am already searching for scarf patterns to make and I stumbled onto the pinwheel blanket which looks like so much fun! For hats I think I will make the hubby hat, easy and fun. Well that is the knitting stuff I have been up to. Hopefully I will stop taking pictures of Maverick and start taking some of my knitting! Blog ya later...

Sunday, May 08, 2005

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Psst a new poll is up....

Last week's results... Patterns What is the most important part of a pattern? The whole thing 8 votes 40% BIG WINNER!!! Picture of finished product 3 votes 15% K1, p2 YO 3 votes 15% Finished measurements 2 votes 10% Yarn and needle size 0 votes 0 % The price 0 votes 0% Difficulty level 2 votes 10% Pattern I don't need no stinkin pattern 2 votes 10% So where do I stand on this one, well to be completely honest the most important part of a pattern is the finished product. Often times I do not even follow the pattern unless there is a special stitch I want to learn then the K1, p2, Yo (you get the drift is important). If I have a picture of something I can most likely make it without using the pattern. My last picture only project was Curious Georgia, Niki shared that pattern but I so not know a lot of the lingo so I just went by sight.How about you? How did you vote and why?

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Super Maverick

Yes my baby likes to dress up!
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Tag I am It...

I was tagged and Kathy done it! Here we go.. Pick five and fill in the blank: If I could be a scientist… If I could be a farmer… If I could be a musician… If I could be a doctor… If I could be a painter… If I could be a gardener… If I could be a missionary… If I could be a chef… If I could be an architect… If I could be a linguist… If I could be a psychologist… If I could be a librarian… If I could be an athlete… If I could be a lawyer… If I could be an inn-keeper… If I could be a professor… If I could be a writer… If I could be a llama-rider… If I could be a bonnie pirate… If I could be an astronaut… If I could be a world famous blogger… If I could be a justice on any one court in the world… If I could be married to any current famous political figure… Now choose three more people to tag. The five I choose... If I could be a gardener… I am sure that more then my green onions would have survived my mistake at not thinking that a greenhouse needed to be heated at night in the winter. If I could be a lawyer…I would be the type of lawyer who prepared estate documents. I actually find this very interesting and applied to many law schools before I applied to the MA program I will start in August. If I could be a world famous blogger… I would never ever ask for money for my words, but if you sent some my way I would gladly accept. Plus I think I would need glasses thicker then I already have. If I could be a chef… I am sure that Spaghetti or Sandwiches would not be my best dish. And I would probably use a lot of tofu and blue cheese (my two favorite foods in the world!) If I could be a psychologist… I would most likely want the type of people who did not have serious problems as patients. Three people I will tag (only if they want to be tagged that is of course).... Katt, Suzi , and Nikki

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Maverick is king of the castle...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com We got him a pooch planet bed the other day from our favorite place to shop Sams Club. He absolutely adores this bed, I think I already see doggie drool on it! Besides seeing him so comfortable and happy this bed has some interesting features... What is the PoochPlanet™ bed filled with? The filling is a special combination of a Worldwise exclusive fiberfill blend called EcoRest™. This lofty filling is made from recycled plastic bottles. Reclaimed cedar shavings are also added. You would think that plastic bottles and cedar chips would be uncomfortable but trust me we tried to out and it is so comfortable, hubby and I are thinking of getting a couple of pillows for ourselves. Another great feature you do not find with many great doggie beds is... Is the cover machine washable? Yes. To help ensure the longevity of your pet bed, machine wash cover separately in cold water on gentle cycle with mild soap; line dry. Do not wring, bleach or dry clean. Do not wash inner liner or fiberfill insert. Use a cool iron if desired. Yes! Something made to last! I love it!!! If you want to find out more about a pooch planet product you can go here. PS... It is not very often that I feel the need to boast about a product but this really is an awesome bed so I just had to share it with you all.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Warm the World...

Guys check out this place warm the world. I found this link over at Kathy's blog. I sent in an email today to offer my services for volunteer. What a great organization. PS...Have you ever wanted to completely abandon a project and never look at it again? Right now this is how I feel about the straw snail purse.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

KAL update

We have an FO! This is my version of Hug for the Shrug KAL. I was going to make the wrap artist but I was looking through my stash and I noticed I had all these little balls of blue yarn so I decided to make my self a hug. Image hosted by Photobucket.com For the Not Yarn KAL I am still working on my straw snail bag. What I have discovered about straw is that it is a pain to work with! It is so messy and I am pretty sure that once I finished this project I will not work with straw again. My Summer KAL project is pretty much still at this point . For the Knit Red and one of my purse along projects I plan on making Gelato for a friend of mine in red and pink. The Triada KAL starts today officially but I will not be starting until I receive my IK mag around mid May. I most probably will be using Moonlight Mohair from LionBrand but still deciding. The Mariposa KAL starts on May 31 and I am still trying to decide on colors I thought I had my colors picked out but... there are so many choices so I will keep thinking until the start date.