Sunday, November 26, 2006

another dishcloth

I started & finished the Christmas Bell dishcloth last night. I used red Sugar n' Cream yarn and size 7 needles, it was fast and easy to make! Click on the link, it's the 6th pattern down.
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But it was difficult to get a good photograph. I have heard red is hard to photograph , well I found out, I must have taken 30 photos in different lighting and backgrounds.

I am working on knitted dishtowel toppers for a friend, she had asked me a few weeks ago if I could make her a "few" for gifts, she had watched me knitting them. Well, the other day she handed me 7 of them! So I am slowly working on those. I would really like to start a Bev Dillon baby sweater pattern I ordered but I tend to get too many things going & I don't finish many and that stresses me out. Christmas is only 29 days away and I have no shopping done, started decorating a little bit today.... I'll get there, I always do.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gary the Gobbler Dishcloth

Well, here is my first attempt at this dishcloth pattern. I liked the pattern but not the yarn I used. It's a large cone of Sugar 'n Cream I had on hand, it seemed thin in spots and definitely not the same quality of the smaller balls. Now what can I do with 800 plus yards? Crochet potholders maybe....

The lovely bouquet arrived today from my wonderful husband, what a nice surprise!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Almost back to ....normal

whatever that is! Well, the upper respiratory infection knocked me for a loop! My husband started with it the week before, last Monday my nose was running and by Tuesday a.m. I had it hit me like a brick!

I couldn't knit or even look at it I was that miserable BUT I managed to go to work 3 days! I guess this is really going around my area, I have talked to so many people that have had it or just got over it. I believe my husband picked it up at the Dr's office the Friday before he got it. He suffered for 9 days, I never had a symptom. I took my OPC's, vitamin C, B-12, all isotonic of course so 100% absorption but I couldn't escape it.... I had just gotten done telling someone I hadn't been sick in 2 years taking my Market America products and then this struck, oh well, it could have been much worse. No, I didn't get a flu shot either, maybe I better!

So, last night I felt almost normal again, these are what I made. My own pattern for a cute turkey fridgie or lapel pin. All crocheted and so quick. I donated them to the biggest losers at my TOPS chapter this morning, the girl's that won - loved them! Guess I better write this pattern down, right now it's just in my head. The yarn and crochet hook are still sitting out so tonight I'll make another one and write it down.

I hope to get back to my baby sweater knitting today or tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get a chance to post again.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

New Baby Cardigan a FO!

Wow, this little pattern goes rather fast, I enjoyed making it and will definitely knit this one again! Perfect for a newborn!

here is a close up of the heart shapes buttons I found at JoAnn's, perfect for this sweater!

and the little hat is so easy, I used 2 needles rather than circular so mine has a seam down the back

Friday, November 03, 2006

Update on 2 projects!

Here is the "Bernat Small Fry hooded sweater" back , I love the little garter and seed stitch band. Hopefully I'll get started on the front today.

And in the meantime I've been knitting on this................

This is the NBC ( newborn baby cardigan) this is the pattern my knitting buddy gave me. I am using Reynolds Utopia another acrylic worsted weight so it's goes fast! I just have the button bands and neckline ribbing to do, oh and sew in the sleeves. I picked up some cute buttons yesterday at Joann's, wait and see!