Sunday, November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving morning, I finished the Timesucker project, aka Towel for a Christmas present. I was sweating bullets that I would not be done by Christmas.

Cast on 160 stitches
Finished product: 35 inches across, 75 inches long
20 skeins of Chenille cotton yarn purchased on line at Numei Yarn.
10 skeins Oil Green / 10 skeins Teal.

I am so glad I decided to make it two colors instead of one, never would have finished if
it was all one color. It washed up very nice and very soft. He is one lucky guy!

This is another project I finished up on Thanksgiving day. A Carolina Blue furry scarf.
Hated it the whole time I was making it. It was at the request of someone very special,
so that made the pain of making it more bearable :).

I have a little bit done on Joe's sock being made with Austerman Step. Not much else to report (not much else I can report for a couple more weeks).

My friends are coming over on Saturday for a knitting/crafting/giggling afternoon. I am crossing my fingers that the weather will behave!

Have a good week! Stay warm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The End is in Site

The End is in site for the timesucker project. I have started skein #19 out of 20 today.
Yahoo! I still question my sanity for starting this project.

I finished the EZ hat - very easy indeed. Made from Green Mt Spinnery yarn purchased whenin Mass when I went to Martha's house w/Ruth in April. The hat is very very nice, and I have enough yarn left to make one more. This one is for Joey for Christmas. You've gotta love the model!

Of course, Magic has been my constant companion during all of this knitting.

I had to get a cortosone shot in my elbow last week. The first three days the pain was horrid, but after that its been great. I can use the stapler, and knit without pain. yah00!

I started a pair of socks for Joe tonight. The color is a camo-color. Originally purchased for Joey, but he does not like my socks, so Joe will get them. Austerman Step yarn made with jojoba and aloe. He has one pair that he loves, and confirmed he would like this color comb ok.

Martha is making progress on her vest. Don't ya luv the colors? Notice also this is a different version than the first one.

Ruth has been taking a spinning class and has made her kitty Lucy a catnip "rat" with her homespun yarn. she is liking the classes very much, and will bring her spinning wheel to the
giggle party at my house on December 6th.

I'm taking Wednesday off of work, and I'm so excited I can hardly sleep. Thanksgiving is at mom's as usual. Friday Tiffany and I are going shopping. We go with the only expectation of having fun...and we always do. We are meeting two really hot guys for breakfast afterwards!
Saturday is our annual shopping trip with mom and dad. Joe and Joey are busy processing the deer they shot. Joey is unstoppable - with 2 more shot on Saturday.

Have a wonderful week. Joe and I ALWAYS reflect on how thankful and lucky we are....
I hope the same for you and yours.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I did not get much knitting done this week, I've had distractions.

We've been watching Tyson, the grandpug for Tiffany this week. He is a character, and likes lots of luvin. Requires as much time as a real baby it seems! He does not like it when I knit.

Joey got yet another deer with his bow...awesome!

Joe got a nice 8-point buck on opening day of shotgun season.

Look what I found in mid-November:

Martha sent me some pictures of Emma-Louise's sweater. Its Martha's first sweater in 10 or so years so she is quite happy with the results. I don't remember the pattern or the yarn. I believe she made a few modifications to the pattern,whatever it is.

Emma Louise is nice eye candy, isn't she!

And to answer the burning question on all of your minds: "Will I finish the Time-Sucker project by Christmas???" Definitely! Maybe even before Thanksgiving. Two and one-half skeins left to go and it will be done. When I realized I was so close I started knitting almost exclusively on it to get it done and out of the way.

Have a good week....Tyson is quiet and that is not good, have to go find him.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

w. t. f.


My favorite socks have holes in the heels! I have worn them twice, and they were handwashed in between and laid flat to dry. Yarn purchased at Ellen Half Pint. Jeannine and girls at class told me to call the lady and tell her about it. I am sick. BOTH heels. Enough said. w.t.f. !!!!!

I have finished my Socks of Kindness and really like they way they turned out.: Wildfire Luxury yarn.

I'll have to show pictures on the feet when they're dry, quite wet right now.
Ruth made some for Ray that turned out wonderful as well. On the foot really
shows off the pattern.

I have a modest start to mom's sweater, but I think it might be a Valentine's present instead of Christmas...we'll see how things go. This week Tiffany has requested a pair of wristwarmers, which are a fairly quick knit.

Abbey has not been feeling well today, not sure what's up. We are giving her lots of TLC

Have a safe week.