Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Baby Blanket

This thing took forever. Possibly because I have several projects going at once. Or because of the tiny needles and basket weave. I regret the amount of my hair in it. Making a hat and booties but of much softer yarn.

Jessica's Scarf with Fringe

Hopefully she loves it as much as I love finishing it. Haha.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Projects Three

The Endless knit Baby Blanket, Jessica's scarf and Ashley's Throw.
All big projects for me.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


I love this girl. Made her a hat a year or more ago and now the scarf, she was so patient, waiting until I learned to crochet!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


When I brought my bag o' knits to Mary it was a free for all. I earned $30 from Leatha, who did NOT need to pay a cent. But the bad thing was, I had a hat and scarf set from variegated yarn that someone took the scarf and left the hat. GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! To split up a matched set!
I brooded on it, thinking spiteful things, but Cheyenne ended up giving the hat a home on her daughter Ensley's beautiful head.
Which made me happy.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Projects Three

Matt's Hat of Hope, BGirl's baby blanket and Dylan's pink booties.
Never a dull moment, if you're a knitter.

Friday, November 10, 2017


Struggling to find bootie pattern I like. Pics to come

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Johanna Hat

To go with the blanket.
Also working on a bootie pattern. If i could find one I like, it would help.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Frankenstein Boots

As the old man called them.

Monday, October 2, 2017

On a Serious Note

Being a gaming employee it saddens me to see the massacre in Las Vegas. Maybe just as a human being. It is horrifying to see something like this happen in our country, which will give other crazy people ideas.
I love guns, but this is going to have to change some of our laws about automatic weapons . Some guns are just wrong. And some people wrong for owning them.
I don't pretend to know the answers but the questions just keep coming.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pinterest Madness

Long ago I saw a pair of slippers made from flip flops.
There have been issues.
And my hands! Ouch.
I am trying it. Shaping the fabric is a challenge. Trying to do them both at the same time 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Courtney Baby BLANKET

Starting another baby blanket. I worrya bit about the texture of this yarn. It is a beautiful pattern  knitted up in the basket weave pattern. I have plenty of time to get it done...still dont know the gender! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Kentucky Derby

Crochet scarf and knitted hat. Warm and snuggly.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


The baby blanket is done. The edging straightened out the roll of stockinette as I hoped. I am already Crocheting an angel scarf, moving on to other projects. Very happy with finishing a big project.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

First Crocheted Hat

And the scarf that goes with it.
Oddly a VERY comfy cap.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bois And Balls


Michelle, Ashley and Allison added over a dozen skeins of yarn to my stash. Love it SO much!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bernat Nymph duBois

I got one of those skeins of variegated yarn from Bernat and started crocheting  a scarf. Update on the baby blanket soon...I am about 2/3 done. Maybe a little less...

Thursday, July 20, 2017


That word always makes me think of Tabby, who I miss very much.
Working on the blanket of Johanna...the middle panel is done, now crocheting the border. Crocheting a purple scrap scarf...odds and ends...and tonight I will be making "friendship bracelets"for Dylan. At the request of Tonya and Avalon. We shall see!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Johanna's Baby Blanket

One of my favorite color combinations! Yarn drama as usual...the right colors in different brands. Testing double knitting. The possibilities!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


OMG I have struggled with the single hook. But I keep at it and found I can make scarves!

Working on a...thing for Heather. It started as a scarf, briefly considered being an afghan but will most likely be a hood with a scarf...maybe.

Hm. Not much so far.
I have 10 hats and scarves for the Angel Tree so far. And still at it.
Thank goodness for yarn!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Once again the box looks better than what's in it. Ah well! In time...I hope.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Baby Blanket for Thomas Lee

Striped basket weave with a crochet border, finished before the baby arrived!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not Knit

My attempts to crochet...

Notice the edges are straighter than other attempts. Hahaha.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Thomas Lee's Blanket

After a monumental color struggle I will hopefully have this done before he is in school!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Billy just hated this color and I am not sure I don't agree!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hat for Aaron

Robert's little boy, born under two pounds and already a fighter. Blessings on them.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Coin Stitch

By any other name...
Struggles ensue

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Yes, gout still exists. I have it. Diagnosed when I was maybe 42, I take a pill a day for this painful but treatable form of arthritis. I avoid alcohol, red meat, mushrooms, bacon and other things. Usually.
Monday I cooked up a batch of Burgundy Beef. What is in it? Red wine, beef, mushrooms and bacon. It was friggin' delicious, ate a huge bowl Monday, served over couscous (love it!) And had leftovers last night.
Then all hell broke loose. Exploding pain in my hands, feet, shoulders...My hands are so bad I can barely write this post.
I took my allopurinol and have been drinking water to flush the uric acid out of my body.
Ugh. It sucks. Mom had gout and so do my siblings. It isn't like typical gout when your toe hurts and gets inflamed. It is every joint in my body.
I put my gloves on and got a corn bag hot and endured the agony.
This morning it is better but I still have to use both hands on my cup.
It shall pass. And I may never make Burgundy Beef again.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Richard's Damn Scarf

I have never liked scarves but this... Ugh.
I will be delighted to finish it. In between I have been knitting baby hats.
Thank God for knitting. It keeps me sane.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FINALLY! Richard's Scarf

After so many re-tries I am just knitting it. I have tried different needles, yarn, techniques....So here it is.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Link Hat

Finished Monte's hat. Almost. Clean up the loose threads (2 of them!) And add the criss cross on the side. It's really cool.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017