Saturday, January 17, 2009

A New Sheep Added to the Flock

The label said "Quilt Sheep." I do know how to quilt, I've made quilts, so, he had to come home with me. Looks good sitting on the back of Ruby, huh?

I'm headed out of town tomorrow for my annual trek to warmer weather. Until this week we've had warm weather here this year, but, I want to go to warm weather where you can see salt water at the same time. So, we've packed up and are ready to go. I still haven't been able to get my laptop fixed but I will have my Pinkberry with me so I can read my mail. Just wish I knew why I can't get Ravelry on it. I'm going to miss that, no new patterns to look at for 2 weeks! Ouch!!

Hope you're all staying warm (it was 21 here this morning) .

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Still a Mess

The Baby Girl is on a trip with her University Chorus group to Michigan and she asked me to make her a hat. The hat I referred to in my last post is kicking my butt, so I gave her this one so her ears wouldn't freeze up! It's the Colorimtry hat from Bonne Marie at ChicKnits and was a lot of fun and really fast to make. I did make a few changes, like not doing about 1/2 of the increase rows. She likes is and it covers her ears, so that's one more skein of yarn out the door!

The yarn is almost done being organized, but I've run out of room in the closet. I really hate having this mess. From this day forward I WILL NOT BUY YARN UNLESS IT'S FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC! Alot of this yarn I bought when my LYS went out of business but now, looking at patterns to use it up, there are very few people using these yarns for anything. I guess I'm going to be knitting alot of scarves, hats, mittens, wrist warmers and such. BTB suggested afghans, so I think I'll use the heavier yarn for that. We live in the South, where the temperature so far hasn't dropped low enough to wear a sweater, never mind hats, scarves and all that. Jeesh!

This is what BTB gave me for Christmas this year. It's a sheep! He is the cutest thing and he's holding an ear of corn. Oh, and the TV? That's my new flat screen TV to use with my Wii Fit. Makes walking that walk alot prettier!

Happy Knitting!

PS Marissa, thanks for stopping by. I couldn't e-mail you cause I don't have your e-mail. Nice to meet you though. Stop by again.

Monday, January 05, 2009

And now the mess

Mess #1 Sorting it all! (on the table)

Mess #2 - Socks and Lace weight only (boxes under the little Holly Hobby Wallhanging)

Mess #3 All counted, inventoried, bagged and ready to go back into the closet. (large pile of totes)

Someday! I hate this blogger stuff. The pictures never go where I put them.

Stay tuned! and Happy Knitting!

Friday, January 02, 2009

I Am Not An Organized Person

But I am determined to be an organized yarn hog. If I can't see it, I don't know I have it, so it's all coming out of the plastic totes and going into ziploc bags. Stay tuned for more pictures. The Baby Girl is leaving us again tomorrow, so I have to find something to keep me busy.

More tomorrow. I'm determined to have this done by the end of the weekend! Wish me luck

The box furthest from the camera is just sock and lace weight yarn!
The box closest to the camera is all my single skeins or leftovers.

These are waiting to see if they have some matching friends somewhere
and some are favorites that I don't want to pack away - I like looking.

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's not a Resolution, Really!

Big plans and big things happening around the Scrappy Knitter household. Oh, hope you all had a great New Year's Eve and New Years Day. We sure did. Ate all that "bad for you stuff" like chip and French onion dip, buffalo wings, bagle bites, pizza, cheese/pepperoni/cracker tray. Yeah, all that yummy stuff I'm not supposed to eat but, we did have a veggie tray. Only problem was someone I know likes it so much all the good stuff was gone by the time I got to it. We just won't mention any names (it was the oldest child of mine, but, no names).

Anyway, the plans. I've started working on them but forgot all about pictures. So, tomorrow I will see if Mr. BTB will take some of the mess I've made, that will eventually, I hope, turn into a much more organized system. Doesn't that just make you all wonder? Hang in there, I'll really try to get those pitures up tomorrow.

That's it, gotta run. The Baby Girl is leaving the nest AGAIN to go back to school on Saturday and she's in dier need of a nice, warm hat for a trip to Michigan she's taking next week. So, I'm off to make her the cute little Paperboy hat shown here on Ravelry.

See you tomorrow. Happy Knitting!