Sunday, December 15, 2013

Taking a Leave of Absence

I am in a major knitting slump. First one in years and years, if ever. I just start it, rip it, start something else, rip it, nothing is holding my interest. So, ScrappyKnitter is off the air until something gives. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. Thanks for reading the ScrappyKnitter. Sheri aka The Scrappy Knitter

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hopefully the ScrappyKnitter Blog will return after the summer season. Too much of life going on right now.
Enjoy your summer and Happy Knitting!
Sheri, aka Scrappy Knitter (Ravelry- ScrappyKnitter)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vacation Knitting

Great travel and vacation knitting. Love this Creature Comfort pattern.

Going to check out the beautiful sweaters in '*Norway' today and hoping for some yarny goodness.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hedwig, Hedgehogs and Socks! Oh My!!!

Yeah, I know, I've missed 2 weeks after that last post saying I would post each Thursday.  Well, life has a way of getting in the way here in Southeast Georgia and I have spent the last 9 days between Atlanta, Gainesville and Blairsville. My father had to have a carotid artery procedure to unblock the left side. It was 90% blocked so he (and the rest of us) are very lucky they found it. His right side is 70% blocked so we'll be making a return trip in the next few months. I was their chauffeur because neither of them has ever driven to or around Atlanta and I'm not sure they'll ever want to. I enjoy the big city and enjoyed taking them around. St. Joseph's is an amazing hospital. They took very good care of him. He went in on Thursday morning at 10 and we were on our way home Saturday at 11:00. They sure do things fast now-a-days!

Okay, so I finished Hedwig but, forgot to take a picture. The newlyweds met me at her brothers in Gainesville and I gave it to her then, along with a few new pairs of socks. I'll try to get her to take a picture and text it to me but she isn't too good about remembering......right Alex? ;o)  Okay, so, I do have a few things to show. One of them is my Pig. If you're an Angry Birds fan you know who the pig is. If you're not, this is what I have to try to bomb, knock over, all that, on Angry Birds, a game on my cell phone.

I have had so much fun with these things and there are 3 more of them that have been published. Not sure if I'll do the others, I mean, how many stuffed toys can a grown woman have?

This Mom's been proven wrong. I asked, she sent! Here is Hedwig, Harry Potter's owl. Only like 3 more weeks until we go to Hogwarts in Florida, so I had to get this done. Oh, the cute little furry thing next to Hedwig is my Grandkitty, Katanga. I just love this cat to pieces. She comes and stays when they do and I've become quite fond of her. :o)

I think Katanga was a little rough when she first met Hedwig, looks like she pulled a stitch from his eye. Ha! That's okay, an easy fix, and makes it more hers. So, my first 2012 FO that's been unfinished for way too long.

I've also been knitting the Baby Girl socks for her cold, cold fibro feet. She wanted thicker slipper socks this time so I made them out of some Nashua Yarn that is a worsted, 100% wool I've had for ever. 
This cute little guy was for my father. He's wanted one since I made the big Hedgehog for Alex a few years ago but I made him the little one. He loved it!

Okay, I think I've covered enough for now. Libby and Maggi, Bear and Abby are yelling for their supper. Hopefully there will be no interruptions to the Thursday blogging and I'll be back then.
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, February 02, 2012


Another several months goes by and my blog is empty. I guess I'm not real good at this kind of thing, I've never been any good at journeling/keeping a diary either. I am going to try something new here, see if I can keep up. I enjoy reading everyone's blogs so I need to give you all something in return besides a blank page (or the same page for months.)

I have lots and lots of UFO's in my stash closet. It's time to either finish them or RIP them out and use the yarn for something else. Starting today I'm going to be posting on Thursdays, working on my UFO's and blogging about how many rows I've accomplished or what I've managed to finish. I have to quit starting every pretty thing I see on Ravelry, it's making me just plumb crazy!~

Another problem I have is the computers. I have a big computer (this one) in my yarn room/Alex's room with the printer, I have a laptop with a printer I keep in my sunroom, a mini laptop for while I'm in the living room and my smartpphone (which isn't so smart cause half the time it's not working) and I always take pictures with the smartphone-cellphone. So, when I go to blog I quit before I start because the pictures are in my phone, not in my computers. Yes, I could put the little smartcard in the computer, but that's more trouble than it's worth and the stupid phone has so many issues I don't dare mess with that little card in the back. I've just found the Mobile Version of Blogger, so I'm going to attempt to download it onto my 'not-so-smart phone' and upload pictures from there, or if that doesn't work I'll send all knitting related pictures to my e-mail, open them on ONLY this computer on Thursdays, and blog. Sometimes having too much of something isn't a good thing. Thursdays are UFO, blogging days starting today.........................

My first UFO to finish up will be Alex's Owl. She was supposed to get it for Christmas, but, she came and spent 6 weeks with us at Christmas and there was no time for knitting Owls. This is Hedwig, a snowy white owl that lives in Hogwarts, home of Harry Potter's school of Wizardry. We are taking Alex and Lucas, her husband, to Hogwarts in March. We always promised to take her when they opened it. Who knew it would be 10 years after she started reading the books?  Hedwig Ravelry Page

He only needs two eyes and a nose and he'll be done. Until next Thursday, and hopefully an FO, have a great week and lets hope this works! I need a new plan for 2012 and something to enjoy and look forward to, and I'm hoping this is one of them.

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Are you still eating Turkey?  We had the most wonderful meal at our sons in Gainesville, GA. The kid can cook! I can't even remember what he called what he made but it was a bourbon glazed ham, fresh greenbeans with roasted beets, mashed potatoes with garlic, cheese and cream! Delicious cranberry relish (and I've never liked anything but jellied, this was oh, so good), glazed, roasted winter squash, rutabaga's (never had them either, we always have turnip), homemade bread (he made that too), pumpkin pie, and I'm sure I'm forgetting something else but oh what a delicious meal!

I've been knitting non-stop around here trying to just use up some odd balls of yarn. I've made the famous bandana twice, once for my youngest daughter and once for my oldest granddaughter. I've made mittens, scarves, shawls, hats, one thing that's a secret but if you're on Ravelry you can see it in my projects.  The person  it's for reads my blog so can't post it here. Check out ScrappyKnitter on and you can see all my busyness.  I'm enjoying the small projects for now and after Christmas I'm hoping to start the Creature Comforts Sweater and Jali Cardigan.

I hope you all have a great holiday season and if you do Christmas, I hope it's Merry and Bright!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Checking in

I seem to be spending more of my time posting pictures and looking at pictures of knitting on Ravelry instead of on my blog. If you are on Ravery I am ScrappyKnitter on there too. If you're really curious to see what I've been knitting that's where to find it. It's just hard to come up with something on here after posting it on there. I do read all of your blogs though, so don't give up, I'm just not good at writing or taking and downloading pictures. I've just found out that I can take a picture with my phone and upload the picture to either Ravelry or Flickr directly from my phone. Now, if I could blog from my phone, I'd be all set!

Hope you all had a great summer.  Mine was way too hot, lasted way too long, but I gained a son-in-law which was fun.  Now I'm thinking cold/sweaters/socks/SNOW!
My favorite to win - cause it's pink of course.
Our son took us to Atlanta for the Petit Le Mans Race at Race Atlanta
What a great day! I love the buzz of those cars.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Owls, Ropes and Bracelets, Oh My!

Wow, okay, we've recouparated from the wedding, the newlyweds are enjoying married life in their adorable little home and my house is almost back to normal.

Life for me goes from totally, 100% B.O.R.I.N.G. to crazy busy. Right now I'm in the first one. The weather is too hot to go outside (and too dang buggy), family is scattered all over the place and everyone else I know lives too far away to just go visit so I'm stuck in the backwoods of Georgia with the dogs, the cats (who aren't much for visiting, they're always outside) and my knitting.  So, for now I'll knit. I'm knitting sweaters, scarves, bracelets, mittens, hats, lace, lace and more lace and the usual house work, the least amount that I can get away with.

CeCe with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Terracotta Canyon  

Just a big, long knitted rope. Hand dyed wool from
John C Campbell Folk Festival in 2009
Big needles and big yarn = instant FO!

Trying my hand at crocheting a doily
This is another free download from Ravelry
and extra special cause I used my Great Grandmother's Steel crochet hook
(this isn't even in my projects page - will find pattern and post link ASAP)

Owl mitten for my oldest granddaughter
Free pattern on Ravelry
Fun little button bracelet
Another freebie on Ravelry
Made this for my granddaughter's friends

Right Hand mitten
Give A Hoot!

Left Mitten
These are dark, chocolate brown
Cascade 220 - not quite one skein for both mittens
Hat coming soon.
Now I must go type some papers for BTB and find some meaningful things to do around here today. It's hot, humid and the B. Pressure is messing with my head and sinus's all thanks to TS Lee and Hurricane Katia.

Happy Knitting! And, I'm ready for WINTER Stringplay!!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Best Little Southern Wedding Ever!

The Ring Bearer, the Groom and the MOB practicing

The Grooms Mom and the Brides Mom

Father of the Bride and his Baby Girl!

Libby approving the flowers

Me, pinning grandmother of the brides sunflower on (Mother and daughter)

Mrs. Lucas Walsh

Oh, to have her hair and her curls again!

Bride and her Dad (my favorite picture)

Grandparents of the Bride (My parents)

Alexandria Elizebeth

Handcuffed groom with the brides garter (Made by Me)

Brother of the brides contribution to the festivities

Garter by Me

Ring Bearer, Aiden, with pillow by me.

It was a beautiful day and all went well. They are now happily married and living in their new house in AL!

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wedding Week (or losing the dress battle)

The weather is still hot, mid to upper 90's.  The sun is bright, bright, bright and extremely hot. The humidity is in the upper 70's, which means you're wet 5 minutes after walking out the door and the heat index, what it feels like on your body, is between 103-107 on a good day. No change in sight for the week ahead. Me, ScrappyKnitter, the Mother of the Bride, is having NO luck finding anything to wear for the big day. Everyone's tired of hearing me complain about my "new size" of huge, hatred for this heat inside my body and outside my body, my gray hair and did I mention the heat?  Guests will start arriving on Wednesday and I can't even begin to think about what the heck needs to be done. Thank God for the husband. Without him it wouldn't be possible to have all this ready by next Saturday.

The bride and groom are getting excited. The Mother and Father of the Bride are getting excited.  We're just all so tired. More from thinking than doing. Not much to do for an outdoor wedding until the few days before. Our oldest daughter will be the photographer so I'll have lots of photo's to post when I recuperate from the big day.  Seems weddings are much different now than they were 36 years ago when i got married.  No wedding cake, she wants cupcakes done in a tower on the table. No veil, but she's got such a beautiful head of the most perfect curls she really doesn't need one. Bare feet (not me, I've been bitten enough by fire ants to last me a lifetime). Informal, very informal. I get it cause it's just like her, the way she's always been. She doesn't want to be like everyone else, she wants to be what she is. Plain, simple and beautiful. So, our yard will be all done up in colorful lanterns, lots of sunflowers, close friends, close relatives, and nieces and nephew and I pray it all goes the way the Bride and Groom want it and just one small prayer that the Mother of the Bride makes it through the week. The Father of the Bride too, who is in charge of the lawn, the weeds, the dog piles and keeping us all sane. In this heat. This unbearable, stifling, heat.

Ok, I feel better after my rant. Must go put on the smallest amount of clothes that are legal and see about washing some outdoor deck furniture, the deck and putting all my plants/cactus somewhere.  If you're down near Savannah, GA next Saturday, stop in, we'll give you a hotdog or a hamburg. Oh, did I mention that........she wants a cookout after the wedding with hamburgs, hotdogs, all the fixin's, a fire in the fire pit to roast marshmellows and the wedding's at 7 p.m.  You'll find me leaning up against one of the pecan trees in my back yard with my eyes closed. 
Itty bitty bags. Sometimes you just have to do something to keep your fingers nimble till you can knit again. This is a free pattern on Ravelry and we put 1/2 of a dryer sheet in each and hung them from our rear view mirrors in our cars. Mine is pink (of course) and the Brides is green. Quick and lots of fun.

Happy Knitting!