Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Also included in this giveaway is a Getaway Knitting Needle Gift Set (13" Single Pointed). In this gifts set you can find Takumi Single Pointed 13 INCH sizes 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13 & 15.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I saw these scarves and hats at KOHLS and thought how eclectic! I mean, these are really funky looking scarves and hats. I think they look adorable but would you really want to make this? or buy this? It was on sale for 50% off, and the orig price was 24.99 each!!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
10.) Yarn doesn’t nod and ask you how you feel about that.
9.) You don’t have to work through your issues.. you can just poke things with pointy sticks
8.) You can get more than one hour of yarn therapy for that $150
7.) You don’t blame your mother for all of your knitting mistakes
6.) It is perfectly acceptable to conduct your yarn therapy at Starbucks.. psychotherapy, not so much
5.) The only shock therapy you endure is with wool, metal needles, and a fast hand
4.) The only chemicals you put into your body are tea , coffee , martinis, or chocolate.. and you can take them DURING therapy
3.) Your insurance premiums won’t increase
2.) You can enjoy yarn therapy on vacation; in your jammies; in bed; on the train/bus/subway; in the park; or at work (secretly).
AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON KNITTING IS BETTER THAN THERAPY IS…..
1.) You can’t fondle your therapist
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
and Our Annual Charity Marathon
Sat, June 13 10:00 - 5:30
We will gather in the plaza at the end of our building, next to Eclipse Cafe.
Speed Knit (1:00) and Crochet (2:00) Contests
Prizes for Participants and Donations
Selected Yarns on Sale !
Refreshment Discounts provided by Eclipse Cafe !
We Are Collecting Finished Items Ahead of Event for any or all:
Stitches from the Heart: Baby hats, sweaters, blankets; especially “boy” items
Breast Cancer Research: Chemo caps, pink scarves
Local Animal Shelters: "Blankies" for cats and small dogs
Veterans: Lap/wheelchair afghans or squares to be assembled
Bring Your Friends!
Stitches in TIME
Sunday, June 7, 2009
They are AWFUL! I know...but imagine this.....
You're hearing in the background the Mission Impossible beat..dut dut.. du du.. dut duh.. dut dut..duh duh........tweeedle dee.....
anyways, I felt like a spy that wasn't supposed to get caught taking photos..and sneaking the photos I did...lol
This is the NEW Yarn department at Michaels. Was I impressed??? I can't really say that I am. Did I buy something, well of course...I mean, I had a 40% off coupon...and I really wanted to try something!
This is the new Homespun yarn------>
I don't like Homespun because it usually unravels and I just outgrew it. It was fine when I first got started and wanted a cheap inexpensive yarn to play with, but I don't want to wear it any more...
Michaels has also expanded their organic Cotton yarns...Now that's something I can really enjoy. I do like cotton. In California, we really don't need wools. I love the feel of wools, but I don't wear any.
In fact when I was at CHA last year, they got some sweaters from the Thrift store and the woman washed and felted them...then she brought them to CHA and we made things with them after cutting them apart. It was really hard to just cut a felted sweater but after I got started, it was really fun cutting and creating something...
This is one of the new colors of the BERNAT Alpaca
Soft and green with a sheen to it.
LION ORGANIC Cotton
Now this is the yarn that I really liked. It has a feel of Mission Falls, which is one of my favorite yarns...it has several different solid colors and about 4 of these multi color skeins. I love the texture of this organic cotton...
In fact, I bought this one after buying the one below...this is a beautiful pinks, and red combination...
This is the first one I bought....
Making a ditty bag....
Knitting up the sides. I couldn't find a pattern/texture that would work with this few stitches...so I settled on just knitting and then I did a row of eyelets. I am going to continue and do some other fun things as I go, so it might look terrible by the time I am done but this is just one of those practice things..hey, it might look ok....we'll see...
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Very cute pattern, and so far, easy to knit...
Well, i made a small boo boo, but I was knitting in the theater (we saw Wolverine)...and it was dark...
Saturday, May 16, 2009
What a cool bag, but I stayed up last night til 3 am finishing off the bag, and putting the handle stitches on a holder. The handle stitches still need to be knitted, and then a D ring or large O ring added. I also should either put it in a zipper pillow case, or a lingerie bag. I don't know if I have one large enough for this. This is HUGE...see my dog can fit inside this!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is almost finished in the photo.
I do actually have a finished knitted photo, but it keeps posting sideways, so I didn't want Suki to be sideways..so I left the photo out...
I did line it with a batik fabric in green/yellows. (really purty!)
Now, I am starting on another purse that will be felted in Turquoise, Brown Sheep bulky yarn
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Simple knitting, with Trendsetter Yarn. I used 1 skn of Dune and 1 Skn of Tonalita. They have such yummy colors, and work well together. This is a simple k2p2 scarf, and nice for our California weather. Just enough to keep the chill away...but not too warm and flashy too! The Dune has a nice blend of fibers and metallic to sparkle~
now to finish socks!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Knit-a-Square asks that volunteers knit or crochet 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) squares and send it along with 3 yards (2 m) of coordinating yarn for sewing squares together. They ask for warm, wooly yarns in bright colors to stimulate the children. We recommend Wool-Ease or Lion Wool, which come in bright colors that are great for kids.
Felted squares are also welcome and can be made from the Lion Wool. Knit-a-Square also welcomes wool scraps for stitching up squares and finishing off blankets.
For more specific instructions and to learn more about Knit-a-Square, please visit knit-a-square.com. Click here to find out how to start your own Square Circle group and contribute squares to this organization.
Squares can be mailed directly to:
Soweto Comfort Club
Private Bag X900
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Good to Be Girl
Amy has fun things posted on her blog, but I really had to laugh when I read this one. I loved her "dorks in forks" entry, and we all love Twilight! It is really something that us 'over 20's' and over 40's..and over 50's? and ....shall I go on? Well, we love the book Twilight. I read all the books in a weekend..during Labor Day 08. It was our last hurrah of the summer, and I took Tori to the beach...
Of course, I was there to watch Tori, but as I sat there and read the first book...I was also looking at the scenery...I did bring knitting too, but..I found that I was too interested in 'other things!'
I first found out about Twilight from patients who came in the office, who had the book. I had asked them what they were reading (they were in the first years of college, mind you)..and they said it was a Vampire book. Naw, I wasn't interested. Then this year, again, another patient came in with the book. Again, NO. Not interested.
I was on a plane to Salt Lake City, UT and the flight attendant was chatting with 2 passengers, a woman and her daughter (about 20). The woman had the book in her hand..again, that book! So, they were talking about a NEW book coming out, and they were going to a party and then to the bookstore to await the crowds....and the release of the NEW book. Ok, so I was eavesdropping!
I got the book while on my trip, but read about 2 chapters, and put it down. It wasn't interesting. It was high school, and how old am I?? Those days were over 30 something years ago! YIKES! I just had my 30th year reunion! Who am I kidding? But, while at the beach on Labor Day, I forced myself to bring the book, and read it. AND read it I did..I barely remember who was there, and what I saw. Good thing I had my camera...I did take a quite a bit of photos. At least I did get a few of Tori. (and a few shots of other surfers too..hey, I am not dead!) So, get over the first 2 chapters...and read on..you'll love it!
On November 21st, we saw the movie. I didn't like it. I was very disappointed. In fact, I hated it. But, I had tickets to see it the next day with Tori, so...we went to see it. She loved it. I thought it was much better. We saw it 2 more times, and after that, I REALLY LOVED it! So, for those of you who are always disappointed in translations of books into movies...GET OVER IT! It won't be the same as the book, but I think this movie was done quite well, and I love it. We'll be in line getting the DVD when it is released on March 21st! (with all the giggling teenager girls- I might add!)
hmmmm, how did he get in my blog?