Monday, May 23, 2005

Gone Fishin'

It's fish and mittens this week. Found this great pattern on another blog.
Not sure how to create a link without stealing bandwidth, but here's
the blog address -

Little school of fish.
They're going to be a blanket for my almost 4 grandson.
They're fun and addictive!


Stitch Markers are my latest fad.
So here is a picture of my very first attempt.
They are supposed to be sun and moon - sorry, not a very good picture for detail.

Hubby and I worked out in the yard today and I was able to transplant some "volunteer" tomatoes. Think I overdid the weed pulling, because now my CTS is acting up. I have pins and needles in my fingers. So no beading for now - my hands can't grasp things too well. Have to give them a rest.

Oh well I do have all those books to read!
Or maybe I'll clean up my sewing area,
or maybe I'll just knit!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Bargains Galore!

Well the last 2 days I have been to about 15 thrift shops in and around my area. My mother-in-law is visiting and she loves to go thrift shopping so DH drove us around town. Not too much knitting done, but I did mangae to get another sideways garter stitch hat done and worked more on my baby tomten jacket.
Thrift shops are a good place to get hardback books!
See what I found and most were around 99 cents!


Another good find were these patterns for about 25-35 cents each.
Summertime sewing for CRR - trying to use up my stash of material.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

This Week's Work

Still working on that sideways mitten pattern - tweaking here and there.
Lots of little results and a couple of hats thrown into the mix.
One's a sideways garter stitch hat from a pattern on the web.
The striped one is the Helix Hat.

Went to Michael's today with my 40% coupon to get some yarn for a new KAL at the Baby Surprise Yahoo Group - we're going to be working on EZ's Tomten. I'll post some pictures of my yarn and progress in a few days.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day & Mitten Mania

First - here's a great card DD#2 sent me.
Get it? I just love Startrek anything!

And now on to my knitting.

So today I finally took some pictures of my works in progress.
Here's a few mittens I have been knitting.
They're garter stitch knit back and forth. I am still tweaking my pattern.
The lighter ones are from some very "aged" stash yarn, Colombia Minerva Shannon.
The burgandy ones are from some unknown yarn I purchased at East Bay Depot in Berkeley. Really nice soft stuff, but a little chunkier, so the mittens came out a little larger.
But that's ok, 'cause they are all destined for the Rez.


Little Baby Sweaters, from "The Portable Crafter - Knitting"
Here is one on the needles that needs a few more rows and some buttons.


Here is one already done, needs buttons

Hope everyone had a very nice Mother's Day!