My Toasts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I ran across this pattern on Ravelry. I am thinking that these would be great gifts for my sister and nieces. I bought some 'wool-ease' at Jo-ann's for my coffee mug sleeves..I'm thinking my mug sleeve idea..this hot coffee feels so freakin' good on my cold hands! I like this idea better. I can't decide if I want to put a thumb-hole in or not we'll see. I am knitting these while watching the 'Alexander The Great' series on my very-much-loved-streamed-in-Net flix.

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Chick Night

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Yet, another great Chick's night.

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My Toto Pot Holders

The kitchen seems to be the theme for Christmas this year. These are too-cute-not-to-knit pot holders. They are from my Mason Dixon knit book
page 144. It's here on Ravelry. This hurt my fingers..A LOT! I had to put it down and walk away..still fearing the next pick-up-and-knit-time.



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Chick's & Cock-Of-The-Walk Night

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Wednesday nights are our stay-at-the-yarn shoppe-till-Pat-kicks-us-out-night. I think of Pat's shoppe as the 'Red Tent'. Tonight was a happy-night. I walked in on freshly-homemade cinnamon rolls (just screaming my starving little tummy's name) One chick's granddaughter was born this morning..she brought champagne (which we, happily poured along with the wine we were drinking..), Alla made us a great Sweet Potatoe Pie (thank you for breakfast ),  and then my adorable Garima walks in wanting to finish her first project...and I get teased that I don't knit there..who was taking all these awsome pics? there.....Everyone's fabuloooosooo cfreations are in a special photo album in face book.

John Francis found the naked rooster Pat had in the shoppe window.

Andrea quilted this masterpiece for John Francis.

Pat is always here for us. Our sweet Katie is getting some 'Pat-Time'.

Tonight Garima came with her, already-I-kid-you-not-almost-finished basket weave scarf..her first! She is a freakin' genius! Alla is still teaching..awesome teacher. She says Garima is her *star* pupil. I was so glad to see Diane. She might be going back to her yes-I'm-jelly pool in Florida. Need a girly-date before.

This is a great picture of Pat and John Francis. The hat John F. is wearing is knit
by Jennifer..she lost a bet.

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Color Me Useless

Thursday, November 19, 2009

After reading my two blogs Bry walked in the door with steaks to throw on the grill and one of my Christmas presents. It's the new Stephen King 'The Dome'. He said that I needed to stop my brain for a while. So not right for the knitting fairies!..I am going to be useless. Opening my new Stephen King is something that I do Christmas night....I step into that world and I am not heard from till the very last sylable is read. What am I going to do? The Holidays start next week? will power......I'll be good..I can do this..really I can. I am a grown woman who knows her chapter...come on just a teeney-weeney chapter..............................

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My Remind Myself I Can Knit Sleeves

Bry says the double fingered-fingerless gloves should be for Long Horn Fans..then something about the color not being right. Anyway here is the pouted-through coffee sleeve. I love brown and bliue together so the colors where a natural choice. I haven't done the twisted ribbibg pattern before so I got to learn something new.

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I Don't Get It!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I finished the first one. I put it on before binding off..TWO THUMB HOLES! Or maybe my pinky needs it's own freakin' space. I don't get it. I need help. It's a bit small, also. I am going to frog this or give it a sweet little girl..Teigers are your hands a bit cold sweety? AAARRRRGGGGGGGG!

I need to re-charge. I think I am going to knit some of these coffee sleeves up. My Ravelry page on this is here. I need to find six needles since I don't use dpn's. #9's are not easy to find. They say '9' but measure pretty tight. Now in search of scrap wool.

Now let's see what I can do with these......

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Hand/Wrist Warmers

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I have decided on knitting some of these up. The pattern is in my 'Last Minute Knitted Gifts' book, page 66. Here is the pattern on Ravelry. I am using Sublime cashmere merino silk dk shade 0006 (basically a steel-cashmere-ish color). I have a bunch of this yarn, since the sweater I was knitting Bry was coming out way too wide. I love the feel of this yarn and I think the twists will show up great. Here is my write-up in my Ravelry projects

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Putting Her Down

Monday, November 16, 2009

I need to start on Christmas presents So I am putting my cutey down for a bit.

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