Thursday, February 18, 2010

48/365



















I forgot yesterday was Whiskers On Wednesday........just pretend.


Her Highness loves to sit and contemplate....or ignore you, however you choose to interpret! LOL!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

44,45,46/365 Flowers, Snow & Knitting

Once again I am playing catch up.




We had some snow!!!!
















Valentine's Flowers!














And Knitting: Alice's Mitts





Manos yarn.
















Ravelympics Update: After a false start, I am on my way with a pair of socks for Team Ravelpaws!! Knitting will continue tonight and will post an update with pic tomorrow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

41,42,43/365 And SNOW!!

Oops......need to catch up!!



First UP: A sweet friend of mine and her too cute for words little boy came for a visit on Wednesday and brought me not one...but TWO surprises!!!


We both share a love of pottery, Jerry Brown pottery in particular and she brought me an apple baker!!!! NOTHING any better than an apple baked this way!!



AND........during one of her travels found a sock form at an antique store!!! (She knows how much I love sock knitting)


I am trying to come up with a good way to display the form...it is so pretty and I love how the wood looks at the top!!



















Completed: One Soybean Sock...and Apple Baker!!







To use the apple baker, you core an apple and place on the spike. Place a little pat of butter in the top, sugar, cinnamon, place in the microwave for just a few minutes to desired doneness and enjoy!! All the juices wil be caught up in the bowl and once you remove the apple you can drizzle all those juices back over the top of the apple. Just too darn yummy!!!!!



I took this pic about 30 minutes after it started snowing. It is coming down like crazy...will post more later today. We just don't get snow enough down her in the South to ever get tired of it!!



Tonight: It is the opening ceremony for Ravelympics...or for all you non-knitters....the Olympics!!! Go Team Ravelpaws!!!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

39/365 Dishcloths



















5 dishcloths for my SIL......completed and will go in the mail tomorrow!! Now....back to the February socks.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

38/365 February Sock Update


February sock is coming along....isn't it crazy how the yarn pools and with one change of a stitch it will start a self striping pattern??
These socks were originally going to be the Eleanor pattern, but I cast on 64, knit the ribbing and then discovered Eleanor is a 60 cast on!! Oh well...I'll knit them another time.
STR: Algae colorway

Saturday, February 06, 2010

37/365 Birthday Yarn


My sister requested Alpaca socks for her birthday this year.
I made her a pair out of the Drops Alpaca yarn 2 years ago and she loved them!! The LYS no longer carries Drops yarn, but I did find this Berroco Alpaca Light, with a touch of nylon and to the touch feels just as soft as the Drops yarn.
Requested but not able to find today was a very light pink colorway. I got online as soon as I got home, found a distributor for Drops yarns and the pink is on its way!! I had NO idea Drops 100% Alpaca came in SO many colors!!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

36/365 Socks and Heidi















A few rounds on my February Socks are completed.
Sometimes it just isn't worth the fight to get the bed made completely. Heidi can make a 2 minute job into a 10 minute frustration!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

35/365


I'm very, VERY blessed to be ABLE to pay bills......but sure don't enjoy paying bills!!
Knitting starts back tonight!! Woo Hoo!!!!! This will be our first night back for 2010!! There will be knitting going on tonight!!!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

34/365 Hearts For Hospice
















Pardon the orange.....it's really red.

I spent the day working on these fleece heart pillows.

They really don't take too long to make, once cut, all you have to do is double tie each strand, stuff with fiberfill (which will be done in a few days) double tie the opening and you have a nice, soft, heart pillow to be given to out to local Hospice patients.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

33/365 Cupcakes and Knitting Progress






Ohhhhh......175 possibilities...look out hips!! LOL!! I do love me some cupcakes!!




















2.5 dishcloths down, 2.5 to go!!

I have the Algae yarn wound and ready to cast on as soon as I finish the dishcloths. I have chosen the Eleanor sock pattern by Monkey Toes.

Monday, February 01, 2010

32/365 February Sock Selection














I let Heidi choose which bag to grab for my February Knit From Your Stash selection......

Excellent choice Heidi!!