Knitting

The Weight of Zombies

Weight It Shawl

Sharing my first big knitting project and first shawl!! It’s the Weigh It Shawl 1 by Susan B. Anderson using Miss Babs Yowza in the Zombie Prom colorway.


Cliff Notes from 2015

Hello, friends!  Thanks so much for your comments on my last post!  For those of you who saw that post pop up on your blog feed and noted how glad you were I was back to blogging, I wanted to fill you in on what happened.  Last December I migrated my blog from Blogspot over […]


Knitting Envy

I have attempted knitting no less than four times now.  I first learned way back in 2007, when I took a beginning knitting class at my LYS.  I knit a garter stitch scarf and was extremely proud of myself.  I then launched into what is perhaps the downfall of most new knitters – attempting to […]


Summer Stitches

Hi, everyone!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer.  I’ve been working on a couple of projects that just seemed like the perfect thing for summertime.  You may remember a while back I started the Tula Pink Hex on the Beach quilt.  It was an English Paper Piecing (EPP) kit that was offered at […]


A Rainy Monday in September

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for Fall.  While I hate the fact that this year seems to be going by so quickly, yesterday’s 105 degree temps had me yearning for some cooler days.  I know it’s been awhile since I shared any stitching progress with you, and lest you think I […]


The Last Hurrah

Since it’s been several weeks since my birthday, I figured I’d better wrap up the birthday posts for now.  I mean, once it rolls into the next month, you kind of have to stop celebrating, right?  Plus, with the weather this past weekend, it’s definitely feeling more like fall than summer to me.  And people […]


The Last of Summer

It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is now behind us and it’s September.  I’ve been working on a little project as sort of a last hurrah of summer.  It’s Chessie & Me’s Glory House.  Sweet little thing, isn’t it? And you may be wondering what I’ve been up to, since I haven’t blogged in […]


Little by Little

For months now, my friend Kim has been working on getting me back into knitting. I knew it had been long enough that I was going to have to relearn from scratch. On Saturday, Kim and I got together for Knitting Lesson #1. She brought me all the goodies I would need, minus a tape […]


Snowed In

Thanks so much for the compliments on my first finished block on Shores. I hope to get back to it soon. It’s been an interesting week. I’ve been heads down trying to get my current class at school finished up (Microsoft Project), and will be taking my final next week if all goes well. I’ll […]


Holiday Crafting

Raise your hand if you thought I could do two posts in one week. Anyone? Anyone? Pleasant surprise, no? Do you see those lovelies at the top of this post? Those are my Twilight mini-skeins from Sunshine Yarns I told you about (she also does some gorgeous Harry Potter colorways, I might add). I’m perfectly […]


First Finish

Happy New Year! It’s Monday, which means I was back to work, back to the gym, back to school today. But, I really enjoyed my time off, especially because I was able to spend so much time with Eric. We watched a lot of tv shows we’d recorded, watched all The Godfathers, and have recently […]


Productive

Pigwidgeon Sampler Quilt Machine-pieced and quilted Finished 2/14/08 Many things to show you today…first of all, you can see I finished my quilt. I had this one quilted for me several months ago. I finally got around to doing the binding. The only thing it is still lacking is a label, but I’m still considering […]


The Blustery Day

Thanks so much for all the compliments on my quilts – hopefully, I will have all three of those finished soon! Not too much going on here today. I went home sick from work yesterday and am still feeling yucky. I think all the wind we’ve been having combined with the temperature changes has thrown […]


Weekend Wrap Up

Over the weekend we went to Austin to visit my sister, niece and BIL. It was a wonderful weekend and very relaxing. I actually slept! Both nights!! Now, last night back home was a different story. I really don’t know if it’s the bed, or if maybe I tend to go to bed with a […]


Finished!

In a Stable Shepherds Bush from JCS Ornament Issue 2004 Weeks and GAST on 32ct Dark Espresso linen from R&R Embellished with Sterling Silver Star charm Finished 7/26/07 I finished reading Harry Potter this morning. All I will say is Wow. Now, on to other things as there will be no spoilers here. I also […]


Actual Stitching Content

I’ve been stitching along on Tesori, and trying to finish up the first block. It is going slower than I would like, but again, I am stitching this in secret (away from Eric), so the time I have to work on it isn’t much. It’s coming along though! I’ve also, of course, been stitching away […]


Presenting…

The Kimono quilt top. I apologize for the dark photo, but it’s been raining here again, so I have little to no good daylight. I am so pleased to have the top finished. I started this quilt on March 13, 2004. I took a class at my LQS on paper-piecing and this is the quilt […]


May the Scarf Be with You

The Star Wars Scarf Garter Stitch on #8 Needles Plymouth Encore, Color 7357 Finished 6/23/07 I finished my scarf! I drove up to the LYS, learned the tricky super-secret part of binding off (ie, pulling the tail through that last stitch so you don’t lose it), bought some new needles (Addi Turbos), and drove home. […]


Weekend Plans and A Year in Blogging

I have officially been blogging one year today. What encouraged me to start blogging was two things: as I already mentioned, I started my 101 Things list on June 21, 2006 and one of the items on there was “research starting a blog”, well I just ended up starting one instead; the second thing that […]


Cables and a New Start

I had my knitting class again yesterday, class 3 of 4. I did manage to learn how to do cables, as evidenced by my swatch above. Knitting cables is pretty cool once you get the hang of it. There was a slight problem with class yesterday though, which I am not happy about. Two of […]


Obligatory Cat Photos

Thank you all for your concerns and well-wishes for Hamlet. He appears to be mostly back to his old self. I say mostly because the past two nights he has decided to sleep on my head at night. Trust me, sharing a pillow with a 16-pound Maine Coon is not sleep-inducing. But, if it makes […]


Monday

I am so tired this morning. We had a great, but busy weekend. Saturday was filled with a little anxiety. I had to take Hamlet to the vet for his annual shots and exam. Hamlet doesn’t do so well at the vet, and has to be knocked out with gas once he gets there. I […]


Bluebirds and Robin’s Egg

Let me begin by saying that Robin’s Egg blue may be one of my favorite colors. I love this month’s Fabric of the Month selection from Silkweaver. Robin’s Egg and Buttercream. They’ve actually sent me Robin’s Egg once before, but I’m not going to complain that I have two pieces. It’s looking a little Tiffany […]


On with the Knitting

Yesterday I had my first knitting class. It was so nice to leave work at noon and head over to do something fun. Since I had already learned knit stitch, the instructor got me started on purl and I practiced some stockinette. Then, she had me do ribs. I will be practicing some more before […]