Friday, January 22, 2010

My New "Dog"

Hello Knitting People.

I just had to laugh at the comment that stringplay left on my blog last time. She said "Boy, your dog looks different. Just kidding" and it took me the longest time to figure out what she meant. Well, all great things come to me at 3 o'clock in the morning and I actually woke up giggling at 3 o'clock one morning realizing she didn't mean the pug;
She meant the ram from Corinth;
I also received some beautiful yarn from Corinth and my Baby Girl actually watched it being carded and spun. Guess she was so interested, and commenting on her mother being addicted to knitting, they gave her some pieces. They're short pieces but all the same colors, so I might try making something with them, but right now I'm enjoying just looking.

She also brought me this black Angora which is super soft. The label is written in ?Hebrew? but it does say 602 yards in English. Enough to make a nice little shawlette or a scarf. She was in Europe for 3 months and also got to go to Paris for a weekend. I told her if she brought me a skein of yarn from each country she visits, I'd let her go. So far she's done very well. :o)

This is my first project for 2010 and my first finished project for 2010. I LOVE IT!

It's the 3 Way Wrap from Ingrid Nicholas on Ravelry. I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, size 10 1/2 needles and made it in about 2 weeks while on vacation. Great "talk while you knit" knitting.

You all know that I'm fighting the battle of the 30 pound bulge. Well, I read in a magazine that knitters use 100 calories an hour and a 5 hour knitting session is very good for you, so, to all you knitters out there that need to lose some weight - KNIT!

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 already. I've decided that I must get back into blogging and quit ignoring it for FaceBook. Yes, I'm addicted to the Farming on there and most of my computer time is spent tending my crops, livestock and sending out gifts to my fellow Farmers. :o) My Grandfather would be proud, he was a dairy farmer in RI for over 50 years. So, I now have to share my time with Ravelry (the number 1 on the computer time list), FaceBook and blogging. I'm ScrappyKnitter on Ravelry and if you want to be my friend on Face Book, just leave me a comment and I'll send you my FB name.

We had a great Christmas with all 3 kids home, all 3 grandkids, my parents and one "guest." Full house! We spent a very quiet New Years, just the 2 of us, and then BTB moved the Baby Girl into her new apartment in AL and when he got back I went out and stayed with her for 4 days, then went to see my granddaughter on my way to my bestest friend and my sons in Atlanta for 4 days. Wonderful time and can't wait to do it again. I can make a big circle and cover 'em all.

I've been doing a lot of knitting and will just post a bunch of pictures here to cover them all. I WILL be much better at posting as each project is done I hope, but I'm great for giving them away, or packing them away (I don't give away too much of anything) and forget the pictures. So, happy New Year and I'll be back within the week!

Just Enough Ruffles - gave to my friend, Dawn for Christmas - Malabrigo (Heaven) in Red Pearl
Brides Sachet Bag
Baktus - made from some really ugly sock yarn I've had forever, but it turned out pretty
This one is pure heaven around my neck but I can't remember where I found the pattern. It's just a YO, K2tog pattern and silky soft. I also can't remember what the yarn is called but it's gorgeous. Not sure why this is blurry.

Happy Knitting in 2010!