Sunday, February 28, 2010


Finished Gracie's blue and white hat. I love that combination, like a winter's day, pale blue and white. I thought it would look cheesey but it doesn't at all.
Next up....well, I keep thinking Jessica's hat but she is all dark colors.
By my nearest reckoning I've made 104 hats. And scarves. Still working on the FF scarf- and have taken serious liberties with the pattern- and have 5 to go that I know of. The original list being lost sucks but I am doing the best I can!
I love knitting so much. And having people to knit for! Sheer heaven,

Friday, February 26, 2010


I am a little compulsive, I guess. But the knitting helps and I am bummed that it has caused me a bit of trouble in my work life. But it'll pass. I try to do the best job I can. That's all I can do.
I keep thinking about bills and money and the fact that I am really on my own- I mean, REALLY. It's just me.
I think I'll have to get a lot stronger to keep going.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Stuff

Made the pink set for Josi's baby girl, made a tiny hat and booties for another woman at work and gave Justin his hat.
I am thinking making baby stuff is so much fun I might create some things and try to sell them to unsuspecting people.I already have gotten good enough so it's not embarrassing.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Black and Purple

I finished Justin's hat. I think Mara's glove is all wrong. Maybe for someone who's 10, we'll see, it's a mess. The FF scarf is growing very slowly. Now I wonder if I'm ready to try the hawk hat for Brandon. I've been thinking about it a lot. It will be a challenge.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I always think I am too stupid to follow a pattern. I didn't even know how to sew with one until I was 42 or so. I think it was a vest. Very easy beginners stuff. It stunned me how easy it was, everything matched up! Duh. Everything I learned I learned from reading the instructions. Handy!
I tend to wing it though, and when I do see patterns I am usually satisfied that my winging it is just logic.
I enjoy getting off work at 8. It's really nice to come home and the world hasn't shut down yet.
I hope I get all my projects done. It's not like there's a time limit or anything, but I can't help it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I just finished Joyce Blue's hat, a lovely combination of cream, pinks and beige. I am wearing it, and reminded of my husband's joke that I wanted to share my cooties with everyone. Ha! My head sneers at cooties.
I am toying with a purple and green combo, needing to do it because I never have before. I like odd pairings, as is evidenced by my personal life.
Thelma is trying to dig in the trash. Little monster. She is the nosiest cat alive. Sniffing the pink princess, poking her paw at some garbage with the most serious look on her small cat face. So cute, such a wonderful companion!
Watched the Pixar movie Cars last night and what a great movie it was. It was just my speed, sweet, warm and a happy ending. Life is good.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I found this on Craftastrophe, but I tell you, I was so impressed at whoever knit these amazing garments. Think of the time involved. And- well, really, just look at it. I loved the 'saskwatch' air this one has. I wanna knit one of those! I will need more yarn....
Almost done with Jamie's baby set, then on to more hats. More hats? Why don't I make a jumpsuit? Or a poncho? I don't know. I love hats and all, but the magnificence of a whole!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Scurge Scarf

This has been a trial. As they all are, and it's just the pink and yellow scarf. Urg.
Ready to do something different, but I feel so wretched. The doc called me in some antibiotics but I don't want to get out in the snow and get them. Even though it is mercifully closer!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I did a hat for my friend Barb and the colors, beige, light blue and cream, looked like the beach to me, and it turned out well. The F and F scarf is...a trial. Real learning experience. I unraveled it and started over, did the cast-off a little closer to the pattern and started the bunch of yo, ssk, k2tog and other things- and a CHART!- that have me scanning the internet for help.
Working on Maggie's scarf, but Jamie asked if I would knit a blue baby scarf and hat for him. I will, natch! I can hardly wait! I love hats, hate the scarves. We'll see, I need a lot of variety. I have two projects on needles right now and am looking at a ball of blue yarn thinking, my hat knitters are free.....hmmm....

Monday, February 1, 2010

Try and try again

Finished Vanna's boy's little hat and scarf. Very cute. Starting Barb's hat- and it's not just going to be blues, I'm thinking of going with cream, blue and...something else. Don't know what. Started Maggie's scarf and re-started the flit scarf, as I think I can do it better.