Monday, April 29, 2013


I hate to not be on a sight for a long time only to return and have a hard time changing account settings.  Its real difficult.  Maybe I should've blogged more (at least 1 a month) or kept a better track of things, but live and learn.

I also find myself trying to get back in the crochet and knit mode.  I have been trying to become a certified teacher in both knit and crochet.  Low and behold finding the time to complete the projects has proven harder than I thought.  Tomorrow is my deadline and tonight I have to bang out a few things then go mail them.  I'm going to have a busy night and morning.

After this I hope to just enjoy some personal knitting and crocheting time.  I have a lot of WIPs....I do mean a lot

Here's hoping to getting  my mojo back.....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Been a Long Time.....


I just saw this tonight and with only a couple of days left decided to join in.  Its call the "knit and crochet blog week"  and its a yearly event.  I believe that I closely resemble the house of bee.  I like shiny objects and will go from one project to the next.  Hence the fact that I have lots of WIPs.  

The topic for today is Color.  My fav color is blue.  Most of my projects will either be all blue or have blue in it.  Its a far cry from the color of a bee, but hey I love it.  Its calming to me and simple.  The bee is simple.  It has a simple life of  gathering nectar from flowers and making honey.  Thats as close as my fav color will get to the bee is that its simple.  I'm sure there are other colors that are simple, too.  But, that is what dictates my color choice for my projects.... will it look good in blue.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On My Way

Well, I got started on the 19th and have about 5 inches done already. I find the pattern easy to follow so far.  The construction is nice and keeps my interest. Being able to see the parts of the sweater so defined is very nice.  I'm enjoying working on this sweater.  My goal is to be done by the end of next month.  Then I plan on making ” betty”. I love that sweater.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Casting on

Really wanted to make the Betty sweater from the new interweave knits magazine, but ended up with yarn for the Briar Rose sweater. Will be casting on tonight, hopefully, for size 34 with size 6 & 8 needles. This should be an interesting knit.  I will challenge myself to get it done by the end of the year. That way I can get started on my other one.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hiatus over....

Sorry for my absence. Last year was a, being called back to work,and trying to get married.  Little to no crocheting or knitting was done.  But, I am happy to say that is all over...I hope.  I have been crocheting and knitting. I've also found a couple sweaters I want to make out of the new Interweave Knits magazine(Betty's sweater).

Anywho......I am so glad to be back blogging. Leaving you with pics of some projects that have been or will be finished.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Falling In Love

With Lorna's Laces "Shepard's Worsted". I've worked with the chunky before, but never noticed the softness it has. At the time I was more focused on learning to do a cable than appreciating the yarn. The color is "Flames" and I chose this because it reminds me of my fraternity "Phi Delta Psi, Inc". The pattern is "Winter in Canada" and can be found here. I love how the colors are going. I just hope it looks nice when I finish it. I am doing the small version on sz. 8 needles. That is the only mod I have made. We will see how this plays out.

Seeing that winter is coming I have just been making new hats for myself. This is the "Valentin Cable" hat and can be found in the Fall 2009 Knitscene magazine. I loved it when I first saw it and had to have it. I used Cascade 220 in a light blue. This was a real easy pattern and can be done in a couple of hours.

Last but not least is my version of the "Vivonne Bay" hat. The pattern can be found here. I used what was left of the Cascade 220 light blue and added Shepard's Worsted in white for the decreasing of the crown and finished with the light blue for the last couple of rows. I think it worked out well.
Now, if I can only finish up some UFO's before the end of the year I'd be in business.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have finished "The Devil's Queen" by Jeanne Kalogridis and boy was it a fast read. Over four hundred pages of history, court intrigue, astrology, I couldn't put it down. For me not to know anything about Catherine De Medici I think I have a pretty good understanding of her after reading the book. What a powerful woman. What a determined woman. Wow! I highly recommend this book if you like historical fiction. If you haven't tried historical fiction....well your missing out.