Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where have I been???

I can't believe it has been that long since I posted!!! But... I have been knitting up a storm!!! Ruffle scarf, ladybug socks from sock club, taos scarf (orange and crazy) and alhambra scarf/shawl.

Monday, July 20, 2009

More cycling

Another awesome day out cycling. The theme for the day was BLACK. My youngest daughter ran over a black snake with her bike--- OOPS! And then when we were driving home after our bike ride, we saw a black bear crossing the street. We think he was eating blackberries. Thus, the theme... black!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Raindrop shawl and recycled bag

Posting a few of my finished objects. I made this raindrop shawl from the Woolgirl pattern that she sent for June. I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. I felt like I was making a ton of mistakes, but couldn't tell how bad they were as I was knitting--- but in the end, I think it looks pretty good!!

I also made this Dunkin Donut coffee bag with tons of coffee bags that a friend gave me!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Two pairs of socks

Just finished up two pairs of socks. The navy socks were from the woolgirl sock club made in a very soft merino wool. The purply socks are a cotton blend- made with a feather and fan pattern.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another market bag

Yes, I made another one. I kind of like this pattern. I make them to give away. It's made of hemp. I am sending this one with my husband when he goes to Ecuador to give to someone who really helps their group. Kind of fun...
I am going to be teaching how to make this market bag in June.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

wrap around shawl

or something like that! I did a KAL with a friend for this shawl. I had fun making it with all of the color changes and different stitch patterns.

Monday, April 27, 2009

TIme flies...

Where has all the time gone???? I guess that is what happens when you have three children doing three different sports and dance recitals and more. Anyway, just posting a cute picture of one of the girls playing lacrosse, which is the latest sport they are learning!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

C&O Canal

The family and I biked and camped on the C&O canal for Spring Break. It was an amazing trip despite below freezing temps. We biked 10 miles a day for several days and the little girls made it!!! I was impressed!!! It was so beautiful there!!! I definitely like the bike/camping better than backpacking!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cleopatra Socks

I just finished my Cleopatra Socks!!! I am in the knitgirl sock club and these were the socks that got sent to me!!! I was really intimidated by them at first, but the pattern was easy to follow and I really thought they turned out great!!! And I love the regal gold!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

mittens and spring

I just finished my mittens from my coffee swap pal in Norway. She designed the mittens herself-- they are called Dog Rose Mittens. I really liked the way they turned out!!! Just ending the season of wearing mittens though!!! Maybe, I can wear them a few times!!!

And then, look at what surprised my girls in the yard the other day!!! A sure sign that it is getting warmer. This little friend of ours likes to hang out in our azalea bush that is right by the entry way to our house!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

more socks

Finally, I am getting time to post!!! I made these feather and fan socks-- the yarn is corn based with some elastic. I really liked knitting with it. I liked the sock pattern too-- pretty easy, but has a nice pattern to it!!!

I am posting the coffee bag that I made for my coffee swap partner, that I couldn't post until she got it!!! I hope she likes it as much as I do. I just think it is a fun bag!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Coffeeswap package

I was in a knitting coffeeswap and just recieved my package from Norway!!! It was a super cool package. I got purply yarns to go with a pattern for some Fair Islish mittens and she designed the pattern herself. I love these swaps!!! I get to connect with creative people!!! Then, I got coffee, chocolate, coffee candles and a million little knitting things!!! Stitch markers, DPN's, needle gauge, buttons, little sewing kit, lace and embroidery thread!!! These swaps are GREAT!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

coffee and clapotis

I had to take pictures for a contest that I am doing with my coffee swap. I really liked this picture, but didn't use it for the contest, so I decided to put it on my blog. I am almost, almost done with my Clapotis. Sometimes working on these looooong things is just a practice in patience!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Skiing in Virginia

OK, so now you will see why I have given up skiing since moving to Virginia!! There is not as much snow, the cowboy boots, the pajamas instead of ski pants... OK, so my daughter has added some of her own style to the Virginia skiing. I thought it was funny!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Coffee Swap 4 Questionnaire

1. Whole bean
2. Decaf (crazy, but true)
3. Regular
4. I like lattes and breves- give me the fat!!!
5. Don't really have a favorite coffee ever!
6. But, any old bean will not do!!!
7. I like scones with my coffee! (cinnamon scones are really good!)
8. Hmmmm, nothing else about my coffee preferences!
9. I like most natural yarn fibers--- it all depends on the project!
10. I dislike acrylics...
11. What's on my needles??? The Clapotis shawl out of purply/pinky lace weight yarn- about 2/3 done AND a fair islish hat.
12. Favorite colors: orange, green and purple
13. Allergies??? Yes, nuts and peanuts.
14. Nothing else-- let's have fun!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Freezing rain, schools closed, what are we going to do today??? We got a head start on our class valentines. We made 40 valentine ipods. They turned out very cute and were really fun to make. The girls kept saying how impressed they were with themselves!

Friday, January 23, 2009

crazy weather

There is NO snow here!!! The weather is crazy, it goes from a high of 10' to a high of 50'. So anyway, on one of the nice days... here we are bushwacking through the hills!!! I am still wishing for just a little bit of snow...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

more knitting

Wow!! I am posting less and less. But I am still knitting away!!! I just finished two projects!!! One is a sweater from Vogue that didn't turn out like I wanted, but I like it because it is warm and I am always cold.

The second is a pair of socks from a Peppermint Patty sock kit from a friend. They were very time consuming, but the effort was worth it!!!