Friday, June 27, 2008

ABCs of me!

A- Attached or single: Attached!
B- Best Friend: My Hubby!!
C-Cake or Pie: Yes
D-Day: Sunday
E- Essential Item: Food
F- Favorite Color: Black
G-Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears
H- Hometown: Mountain City, TN
I- Indulgences: Yarn, scrabooking supplies
J- January or July?: July
K-Kids: Casey and Kristen
L-Life is incomplete without: My hubby
M- Marriage Date: September 28, 2000
N- Number of Siblings: 1
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: Heights
Q- Quote: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away: Blessed be the Lord."
R- Reason To Smile: Carmen
S- Season: Fall
T- Temper?: definitely
U- Unknown fact about me: everyone knows everything about me - I'm very open
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: Meaty
W- Worst Habit: overeating
Y-Your favorite food: cheese
Z: Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Finished a project!

I finally finished a sweater for Pam's grandson. I was doing the Baby Surprise Jacket, but when I seamed the shoulders there was no room for a neck! Since I'm sure the baby will have a neck, off to the frog pond it went.

This is the five hour baby sweater pattern.

I added the cute little VW bug buttons.

I attempted a hat to match, but it came out being very tiny. I frogged it too. I'm giving up on this, but hope to make the baby something else for next winter.

I'm looking forward to Memorial Day weekend. I have Friday and Monday off from work and hope to be able to do some knitting and scrapbooking.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Thank You Marly

First I want to thank Marly who is sending me a copy of Nicky Epstein's new book, Cover Up. I can't wait to receive it.

I was on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina last month. I was staying near the Currituck Lighthouse. The sunset over the Currituck Sound was beautiful!

This is my new granddog, Jack. He is a five week old Jack Russell terrier. I am very glad he won't be living with me. Jack Russells are just too active for my lifestyle.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Catching Up

It seems that life gets in the way of blogging! I have been on vacation to Charleston, SC and of course, work gets in the way of my hobbies.

Here I am in downtown Charleston. I love all the flowers blooming.

Everything was beautiful. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day. There was an Irish band in the courtyard, along with many folks decked out in green attire.

I have finished a couple of knitting projects since my last post.

A nice pair of felted wool house boots for me from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.

A "Five Hour Baby Sweater" made with yarn from my stash.

I'm getting back into my scrapbooking after a long break. I'm working on Christmas photos right now.

Dieting is going no where as you can see from the top photo. I have only managed to keep off 1 pound since New Year's Day. I don't have much willpower! Treats always manage to show up at work, and a girl can only resist so much! :)

My hubby says he loves me the way I am, so I don't have much drive to lose weight anyway. We enjoy cooking together and eating so much.

I am going to the Outer Banks this month with 2 of my dear friends. I am excited and have already been packing.

I gave away my first pay it forward project. It was a velvet hood in chestnut brown made for a dear friend. I hope to post a picture next time!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Pay It Forward

I joined a pay it forward swap. I am copying the original post below.

“It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF You will enjoy it just as much as we do!”And, remember…you have 6 months to get your gifts done!

Just leave me a message and let me know if you want for me to send you a hand made gift.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Catching Up

I made this Aran hat as a swatch for my Aran sweater. Cables are fun!

These are the socks I was making for Scott for Christmas. I finally finished them this week. They are made with Knit Picks Swish DK. They are thick and fluffy.

I made these mittens in 2006. I have gotten lots of wear out of them.

This is the Petunia Tote from Interweave Knits. I made this last summer.

I started another small project to give as a gift this month, and I am still working on a Lion Brand Cardigan sweater pattern made with Homespun. I discovered a new author this week, Peggy Poe Stern. Her books are putting my knitting on hold. Here is a link to her website.
I met Peggy this week. She is a spunky mountain lady with lots of class. Her books are so good I just can't put them down. She writes about life here in the Appalachian mountains, and the way we really live here. I spent my Christmas money on her books. I highly recommend them.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Christmas Projects

I made this wooly pulley for Scott using Wool of the Andes worsted weight. It is the helmet liner pattern available free online.

Kristen's sweater is made using Wool of the Andes Bulky and Lion Brand Wool Ease with both strands held together.

I owe Casey a knitted gift, but since I took apart her sweater twice because it was too large, she has given me an extension. :)

I am working on wool socks for Scott, a cardigan for myself, and I am getting started on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Aran Sweater from The Knitter's Almanac. I have made my swatch cap, and am working on my design. I hope to cast on this week.

I have started back on Weight Watchers and hope to lose 50 pounds. I lost 35 but have gained it all back in the past 6 months.

We are having unseasonably cold weather with single digit temperatures and wind chills below zero. Great weather for wrapping up in wool.