28 October 2007

The three Amigos...

This is what I sat looking at this morning...three black furballs sunning themselves.

Well, I finally knit my first pair of Monkey Socks.
I highly recommend this pattern, it kept my interest and they seemed to knit up quiet fast!
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, colour Black Purl-- 2-50g skeins (but I had quite a bit left over)
This yarn is quite yummy too! ( and I have a basket full to get through) I will definitely be making another pair, with a shorter cuff.
The only modifications I made were a picot top, and my favorite heel and toe.
I also finished knitting the sweater for the farm. The sleeves are blocking now and I'll post pictures later this week.
Now the hardest decision is what to knit next. I only have about 50 projects floating around in my head right now.

24 October 2007

What's up Wedensdays..........

Thanks to Alisha I was alerted to Ass Watch Wedensday. I was thinking of doing something else for Wedensday "butt", this was too funny. So grab a button and join in!!




So here's my entry.... I can't take credit for the photo but it was given to me and I keep it on the fridge. My "peanut" at age 2.

She get's this particular gene from her grandfather!!!!!

20 October 2007

Light and Lacy Scarf

Light and Lacy Scarf

Materials:
1 skein Kidsilk Haze (approx. 200 yds) or any lace weight yarn

3.5mm needles

Gauge: 5st / 7 rows =1" (blocked) over lace pattern
Approx. size: 7.5" wide x 42" long




Lace pattern:
Row 1 & 3 (WS): Purl
Row 2: K1, *K2tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, K1, Rep from * across.
Row 4: K3, * yo, sl2tog (knitways), K1, pass both slipped over, yo, K5. Rep from * across, ending last rep with K3.

Note:
This pattern has 3 extra stitches on each edge in garter stitch for border.

Instructions:
Cast on 39 sts.
Knit 5 rows. (garter stitch)
Row 1 & 3: (WS rows): Sl purlwise, K2, pm, purl across, pm, K3.
Row 2: (RS): Slip 1 st purlwise, K2, sl marker, knit row 2 of Lace pattern, sl marker, K3.
Row 4: Sl 1 st purlwise, K2, sl marker, knit row 4 of Lace pattern, sl marker, K3.

Continue working, repeating 4 rows of lace pattern to desired length, leaving enough yarn to knit 5 rows of garter stitch for the other end.

Bind off loosely. Weave in ends and block, using your preferred method.
You could also try different weight yarns with appropriately sized needles!

16 October 2007

So much for time off...

So........where have I been and what have I been up to, you ask? Well, this week I'm on holidays, if you can call them that. Mr. D has gone to the Great White North, (man trip) and I'm home doing whatever a girl wants to. The only thing is I'm stuck with this.........my shadow.
Mr. Tibbs...who loves Lorna's Laces, and the camera.
And Duece couldn't let Mr. Tibbs have all the shots! Miss "P" came to keep Gramma company Saturday night, and we went to see Nanny and Papa and visit with the chickens, sheep and Elvis. This turned out to be a great way to wear out the dogs. I got this in the mail last week, Fleece Artist Nova sock yarn, perfect timing, with a whole week off work! You would think I could get something new going, but there are just too many other projects to finish first.
And in honor of Socktoberfest....I give you Monkey Socks, knit with Lorna's Laces. Lovely pattern, easy to remember.
And last but not least....
I fell into that old trap. You know the one, everyone at work knows you knit because that's all you talk about, right! They think you have extra knitted stuff just lying around the house, and ask if you could donate to the raffle for charity. Yeah, like I have extra stuff just lying around the house waiting for someone to give it to. So I started this lovely lacy scarf, with Kid Silkhaze, one ball.
I should have it blocking tonight, that's if the dog lets me knit!!!!!

So, I'm off to do some laundry, run some errands, grab a large Timmy, and sit on my "@$$" the rest of the afternoon and knit. And I might just order in for dinner.
Lady says " I like it when Daddy goes away, I have Mommy all to myself!"

"All I got to do is bark, and bark, and bark, and she'll get up and throw the ball for me."



14 October 2007

Sounds good to me...

Thanks Wannietta!


You are The Empress


Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.


The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.


The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

5 October 2007

2 October 2007

Guild night....

It's raining off and on today, but the first Tuesday of the month again. Guild night. We're having a silent auction for charity, and every one is bringing in yarn and accessories. Can't wait.
The only problem is deciding what I can part with. This is not an easy task.

I've actually got my mojo back and have been working on my Lacy Tee Cardigan again. I'm up to the armholes and started the right front.














I've also started the pullover for the farm, but straight stockinette stitch gets to me after awhile....boring!!!!!!!! I need stimulation. But it's a paying job so it'll get done.














And in honor of Socktoberfest, I give you Seacoast Handpaint. Desert Rose and Cherry Fizz.
Purchased from Linda's ebay store. And no, it's not going in the auction.