Tuesday, March 25, 2008

me & the headband

taken Fri Mar 12
at a pajama party
in Adrian Mi
no sleep that nite
who knows what i am
knitting in the pic
looks like sox
out of corn yarn


i am glad your gloves finally made it home to you


welcome to Anita
she lives in New Jersey

SURPRISE, surprise!!!

Hi all!

You will never believe what arrived in the mail today! The "stolen" gloves that I worked so hard on last year. Yes, those beautiful gloves that I thought were gone forever came home! There was no letter of explanation except that they were mailed from the Co. Fair people.

I am speechless!! For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, take a look at the Hall of Fame--Sherry G. I exhibited those gloves in our county fair and when I went to pick them up, they were gone and no one had an explanation. Now, 6 months later, here they are!

Color me HAPPY!

Sherry G. On the Central Coast in California

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Getting close to where I frogged from

I should be hitting new yarn soon. I am getting close to where I frogged from. I just hope what I just volunteered to do does not keep me from knitting. A friend is getting married in August and when she was here visiting a couple of weeks ago I offered to make her an something lace for her wedding. She was back this weekend. It looks like I will be making a tatted garter and a crochet flower girl basket. The good thing is I have made both patterns before. Yet I am having trouble finding the thread vendors tonight. Such is life.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


went to a friend's Pajama Party
at her yarn store over the weekend
so i go to finish & block the headband
got sox to knit
then i will work on the mitts
EVERYONE loved the headband
i wore it for about 8 hours
at the pajama party
THANK YOU Karen for the pattern
it was FUN, FUN, FUN to knit

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Changing th epattern a little + what has kept me from finishing

It is hard to believe how time has flown. So I went digging back though the months of the blog to find what I was looking for. I found it. Now after taking some time [paper and pencil). I think I am going to make the diamonds like Hilla showed a picture of hers on June 8, 2007 between the snowflake cuffs and the thumb gusset snowflakes. I was not sure I cared for that part when I worked it the first time following the pattern. So that is where I am to date after frogging.

I did a pair of socks that seemed would never end, made 4 baby afghans (all different patterns), next I was asked to make a scarf that turning out barley making it's deadline, followed by 4 pairs of dull felted mittens. The first two were late, the other two had no deadline. After I finished dear youngest son asked for a pair and I said I needed a break from that pattern I would get them by next winter. So tonight watching and old Dick Van Dyke Disney movie Lt. Robin Crusoe I got up to this point for the second time. Moving forward again I hope. I did volunteer to make some things for an August wedding, if she takes me up on it I will have to put them aside to get done what I offered to do. (Tatting and crocheting)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I stupidly did not see which blog I was posting to so please excuse my entry for Idol from last night, Cathy can you delete that entry for me PLEASE?

I need coffee obviously.

I am glad to see you finally have started the gloves, arent' they fun to knit?


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WHO-HOOO ... i started

bummer ...
it's NOT a very good pic of the headband
will post another one in a day or 3
LOVE the headband
can't wait to start the maching
fingerless mitts
on the 2nd row of the graph
inverted the colors
i LIKE it that way
yeah ..
i NEED a better pic

Sunday, March 2, 2008

i DECIDED on the yarn

WHITE looks the best
with the JEWEL Jitterbug i will be using this combination
for the fingerless mitts & headband
the WHITE is 100% corn fiber
spun in Canada
fingering weight
can't wait to play with the yarns

Thursday, February 21, 2008


found some cream sock yarn
NOT really white
i want white
i 'spose i will have to ORDER some
then i can make the mitts & headband

welcome ... Harriet

58 members
Harriet makes 59
can't wait to see HER gloves
no i have NOT started mine

Sunday, February 3, 2008

yarn .... maybe

so i want to use the jitterbug for fingerless mitts
and matching headband
i need opinions
is the black a good choice
or should i go with white / lite colored
using yarn in the stash
the snowflake will be the solid color
kinda why i thought white would be good
i am doing the gloves in popcycle & black

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hall of Fame

OK, so i forgot to invite some of you
to join the Hall of Fame
well ..
i WILL work on that before i head out on Thur
today i HAVE to finish my hat
i will be meeting up with local knitters
and i WANT to start Karen's Headband
just put it on DPS
i will finish this HAT so i can wear
it when i go to Chicago on Fri -Sun

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cupcake Mitts

Karen, i LOVE the Cupcake Mitts
not that i have TIME to knit them

keep up the patterns to excite us

1 year ago

well ... it ALL started about a year ago
i went to KC Mo on an overnite
Abby picked me up & took me around town
to the local stores
we got to see the gloves
Abby said we needed a KAL

the rest is HISTORY

congratulations Karen
i don't think you could have envisioned
where the past year would have taken you
Looking forward to what the next year brings

Welcome # 59

Welcome to Debbie from PA
the person that used to tempt me
with projects to knit
i have known her for about 5 years
can't wait to see the gloves & mitts she knits

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cupcake Mitts

Hello Dear Knitterly People!

I just published another pattern if you are looking for a quick easy knit! The "Chocolate Covered Cherries" photo shows my daughter's Valentine's gift and I am using the "Twinkle Stars" mitt to teach knitters how to embroider and embellish their knitting. This pattern has two pages of photos showing embroidery techniques. Cross-crafting anyone? Available with my other designs at www.karendipity.etsy.com
This was a little break from color stranding (plus I needed some quick gifts), but I am working on a fair isle sock and on a steeking project/pattern and a top down saddle shoulder cardi and some toe up lace socks.....
And for those of you who are new to the glove knit-along, please don't forget to post your finished work in the "Hall of Fame". I am thrilled by all of the color selections and send my students there to browse your work for inspiration!!!
Love and stitches!

New Kid in Town

Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself: I'm Kathy, I live near Washington, DC and this will be my first Fair Isle project. I'll post a photo of my yarn soon but I won't get started till next week probably ; I've got a little tutorial scheduled next Tues. Can't wait to see how this goes!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Well I always log in to see what every one is up too.
I think I am going to have to get started.
They are all so pretty.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

59 Members

please welcome our
newest members
Margaret *in the thumb of MI *
and Tricia

Sunday, January 13, 2008

maybe i will start

Karen has a headband pattern that she offered
to those of us that joined the KAL
well ..
i couldn't FIND the pattern
finally found it in an e-mail
so, i will start with the headband FIRST
to acquire a gauge
see if the sport will work
if not
will BUY more fingering
so i went to the Etsy to obtain the Mitts pattern
gotta have the FULL set
and found ANOTHER Headband pattern
WOW!!! Karen
you are really growing
had to JOIN Etsy
but i 'spose that won't be TOOO awfully bad
anyways ..
gotta finish the current SOX
then i can work on the purse
THEN i can start the headband
yeah .. yeah ..
it's SLOW progress
learned about the GLOVE pattern a year ago
so i am NOT too far behind
42 degrees
i MAY need mitts & headband
THANX Abby & Karen
for starting this adventure
yeah, then i 'spose i will hafta finish BJORK

Saturday, January 12, 2008


it's bidding time again
in Feb
we have TWO overnites in KC Mo
Tue 19 & / or 26
arrive at 5 PM
leave wed at 7:30 AM
and Wed 13
arrive at 4:30 PM
leave thur at 7:30 AM
so, Abby
i won't get to come visit you in Feb

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

moving right along

Hi all -- I cast on my first glove last weekend and by Sunday evening was nearly to the big snowflake on the back of the hand.

I tried the described cast-ons, but those weren't working for me and I didn't feel like fiddling with it anymore, so I just did a single-color long tail cast-on and then added the second color when I did the braid beginning on the second row. I've been working a lot this week, so I haven't had much knitting time, but I expect to finish the snowflake/striped palm section this evening. Every member of my family had expressions like "Wow, that's gorgeous!" when they saw the glove-in-progress and each has requested a pair of their own. This is good because I was going to just get this pair underway and then stash it for vacation knitting on a trip in Feb., but since I can't seem to stop knitting them, I'll just go ahead with this pair knowing that I will have good reasons to make more!
More info about these gloves and other projects at my blog, Live and Let Learn!
Thanks for posting the pics of your beautiful gloves/mitts as inspiration and motivation. I'm psyched to see more as we all knit along!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


i have Jitterbug in Popcycle for the MAIN color

do i need fingering weight or sport weight

for the 2nd color

gonna use Louet in Black

if i have the right yarn i COULD start


i gotta find the headband pattern

and buy the mitts pattern
can't figure out how to post on ravelry
guess i just read that part

# 57

Debbie from Ct just joined
she is # 57
i 'spose i should START mine soon
gotta get the mitt pattern
and see where i put the headband pattern