Friday, January 16, 2009

Spring-y Scarf Pattern

Here's an interesting little scarf to knit Cruise Dreaming of Spring Scarf

H/T to Whip Up

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Patron Saints of Knitting

St. John Vianney
St. John Vianney

I know I am not alone when it came to finding out who the patron saints of knitting were. One Catholic knitter/blogger told me it was St. Dymphna. For those of you who would like to learn more about saints and knitting, there is a good post up at the Pious Sodality of Church Ladies. Knitting With the Saints

One of my favorite saints is reported to have been a knitter...and he was a man! His picture is above.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, the last year ended sadly for us. We lost our cat Honey, a little tabby that looks like the kitten in the above graphic. It's been a week today that she got lost. Well, we are still hoping and praying that she will be found. I hope your year ended better for you.

One blogging resolution I made is that I hope to post more regularly on this often forgotten blog.

I thought I would kick of the year by sharing the following with you:

Plans for a Rosary Shawl is coming soon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Project Linus


Project Linus

Providing security blankets to a deserving child. You can knit, crochet or quilt a blanket. Check out the link above for a Chapter near you or consider starting a chapter.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Knitting for a Good Cause

Mom Knitter
The following site was shared by a mom in one of my e-groups, Jeni.

Care Wear

Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.

Contact Info:
Care Wear Volunteers, Inc.
Bonnie Hagerman
c/o Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 301-696-3550
Fax: 301-696-3952

You can find a place near you who will accept these baby items. Some of them are used to bury some sweet innocents.

The next one I found on Lion Brand

Knit One, Save One

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh No! It Happened Again!

First of all, I am not working on Square 11. I am in fact working on Square 10 :-(

Anyway, I had to restart this square because of our little cat (as I mentioned the other day). Well, this morning my husband confessed to me that he my knitting and the vacuum had a little run in last night. It seemed that my husband decided to vacuum the living room after I went to bed. He apparently didn't see my knitting that I had tucked away behind a table. But the vacuum did and now the whole thing is unraveled. Not only that but the vacuum also sucked up my bamboo knitting needle and broke it.

My husband felt so badly about this that he mended the needle as best he could. But as for the is back to drawing board.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Purple Shawl

Purple Shawl
This project has kept me quite busy. I used pure wool for this one. I made it for my friend's upcoming birthday. Although, the pattern was a simple one and a free one at that, I am quite pleased with the results.

Triangle Shawl

Shawl green
This is a shawl I made for myself. I used Highland & Islands Balmoral silk yarn in a lovely green shade.

WIP - Men's Scarf

RS1I decided to make my BIL a scarf for his upcoming birthday. Since he is an executive, I wanted to make a quality scarf. At my LYS I found a beautiful Italian wool. The color I chose will go perfectly with any color coat. It took two balls of yarn to make this scarf. It is garter stitched only. I believe I casted on 20. I am wondering if I should make fringes to finish it up. My DH says I should.

Updating My Blog

Square 11

HoneyI have been really bad about keeping up with the Learn to Knit Afghan squares. As you can see from the above photo, I am only in the beginning of Square 11. Then today when I went to pick up my needles again, I noticed that our cat had been playing with my knitting.

Oh sure, she may look innocent but she is a naughty kitty. My DH even warned me to put away the knitting last night but I failed to listen to him. But I am looking at the bright side, I will start over and will not make the couple of mistakes I made with this one.

Monday, June 9, 2008

New Blanket Pattern

Lana shared a free pattern link on her blog which I think is a wonderful way to use leftover yarn of different colors.

Chevron Stitch Baby Blanket

Has it Been That Long?

child knitting
If Teresa hadn't posted a comment on my other blog, I would not have realized that I haven't posted here in over a month! I have been knitting though.

I hope to post more but problem is that I am a slow knitter.

Finished With Square 9

I finally completed square #9. I don't know why the bottom and top curled so much. It was a much easier pattern than I had initially thought. I knitted this one using plastic needles because my mom couldn't find her metal or bamboo ones. I did not like using plastic needles at all.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dishcloth and Soap Gifts

The gift bags have been filled and our new kitty seems to be inspecting them.

The four finished dishcloth and the soap which compliments the color of the dishcloth

Close up of the blue one

One of the projects I have been busy with is making dishcloths to match the soaps I bought from Kamauoha Farms They are natural soaps with a loofah in the middle.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Humor Break

little girl knitting
Shared by Teresa.

You know you knit too much when....

when your husband mentions pearls and you accuse him of not being able
to spell.

Warm Woolies - Charity

Knitting Creddy Bear
If you want to knit for someone in need, check out The Warm Woolies Knitting for Orphans Project