Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas with Lil

Ok, so yes, I took her in and this was her looking cute on Christmas Day. I didn't even pose her on the background!

. . . and using my iPhone . . .

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Afghan for Kaitlyn

This blanket was made for Kaitlyn, little Pete's baby sister. I'd made little Pete a blanket when he was about one, and shipped it to him the day his father was leaving for Iraq. I didn't get to photograph that one, since getting it to him was a higher priority.

But for Kaitlyn, here are the photos. Her mother, Kristin, asked for lavender and green, so I also threw some white and deep purple in. It reminds me of my favorite comforters.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jacqueline's Bead Scarf

Marybeth from Thursday night knitting had given me two skeins of Moda Dea Bead-nik in the fall, or was it summer... ?

Well, I had been making a series of scarfs for co-workers, and when I saw this one, I knew who I had to make it for! I knitted up a sample inch in garter, and then showed it to Jacqueline to get her opinion on the yarn. She liked it, so I told her I was planning on knitting a scarf for her out of it. (Such a good idea to get buy-in at the get go, because she wears the scarf and gets many compliments!!!)

I love the color on her, and how the sparkles pick up the highlights in her hair. It's very dressy. Not meant for warmth.

Additionally, the day I presented it to her, unbeknownst to me, she had dropped her scarf in a puddle and her neck was chilled. So the timing was perfect!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Scarf for 15 year old Erica

Here is a scarf / Christmas package that I prepared and delivered for someone at church. The scarf is in Homespun, knit 15 stitches in garter on size 13 needles till it is long enough. Takes just one skein.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm in love!!!

OK, so I'm totally in love with this stray cat, who is oh-so cute. I've been letting her inside after work for an hour or so, but she just hisses at my other cats. She seems to be taking the alpha-male role, if that is possible, which just stuns me, given she is half the size and a fraction of the years.

Thing One inside

And I'm miserable because she's out in the cold, wet rain tonight.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happiness is...

Well, it could be the cutest little once-feral, now-stray tabby, that I like to call Thing One:

Or it could be a brand new printer. But I say, happiness is a yarn closet full of Lion Brand Homespun!!!

Oh, the hue-manity...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Markeeta's Scarf

Here is the scarf I started in August, in Lion Boucle, Snow Cone color. It looked perfect on Markeeta, so in November I finished it. (I had to wait to visit her to see what length would be best for her.) Here we are going into church.

I quickly followed up with a hot pink one for her younger sister. Which I didn't get to photograph, because I was in a hurry to mail it. The scarf took just over one skein, and in my not so thorough packing, I only grabbed only one skein of the Rose. Halfway through, I knew it wouldn't be finished that weekend.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scarf for Kathy

I made a scarf for Kathy's birthday. Something simple, but classy. She enjoyed it, but not as nearly as much as the yodels Terri made for me to give to her!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yodels for Kathy!!!

My co-worker has a love of yodels. So when my friend, Terri, showed me a picture from her camera of handmade yodels she had knit, I just had to order some:

Kathy LOVED them! I wish I'd taken a picture of her face when she realized they were not to be eaten. It was priceless.

Thank you, Terri, for making these for Kathy.
Your work is incredible!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tea cozy party

Ok, so I haven't finished the hat I was making at the Tea Cozy Party that Maggie and Kathy M. had on October 12. We had a choice of making a tea cozy (which I wouldn't use, since my teapots are decorative, only) or a hat. The hat seemed practical.

Felted tea cozy and purse that Kathy created

If I can just find my other set of size 9 circular needles, I'll have this done in no time. Ha!

Boy, but Kathy's house is beautiful!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rodica is amazing, simply amazing

My friend, Rodica, has amazing talent. A couple of us on Thursday nights had been working on the Guideposts Knit for Kids sweater. I had explained to Rodica that Guideposts teams with WorldVision and the sweaters are then shipped off to children all over the world. She said she would make a few, so I brought her the pattern the following Thursday.

Well, Rodica likes to 'embellish' patterns, and this is what she came up with:

Sweater #1: Crew Neck

Sweater #2: Three Color Button Down

Sweater #3: Two Color

Sweater #4: Little Girl Ruffle

Note the two colors for hem and sleeve!

Maggie told Rodica she better make 50 of these because we didn't want the girls fighting over it!

Sweater #5: Cardigan

Try as I may, I couldn't get the lighting right when photographing these, even with Rebecca's help! Oh, did I mention she had almost three done in a week?

Thank you, Rodica!!!