A long time ago, I saw One Dog Woof's Catalunya Color Block Poncho and loved it. I had been wanting to try Lion Brand Fast Track yarn and this was the perfect project. I ordered the yarn and the 12mm knitting needles from Craftsy.com and started knitting. I really like this pattern, super easy, mindless … Continue reading Color Block Poncho
This weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely). My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it. Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn. As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me...it would take me FOREVER to finish. So, I had a … Continue reading “Hitchhiking” Through L.A.
Last week I posted that I was working on a free Ravelry pattern, Debut. I have finished! I enjoyed making this very much. A great pattern for a new knitter, not complicated but more advanced than straight garter stitch. I liked working with the Red Heart With Love Stripes yarn. I used approximately 1.5 skeins. … Continue reading Debut
Once again, sadly once again, I have found myself in need of mindless distraction from the world. So, along with some movies on Netflix (finally watched Beauty and the Beast), I am reading another Aurora Teagarden mystery. Sleepless nights, a cross-country chase and a temporary stint at motherhood all turn newlywed Aurora Teagarden's life upside … Continue reading Yarn Along
On Fridays, Miss ME doesn't have any afternoon therapy. This past Friday, after school, we had a girls day. Off to Friendly's we went, then onto Joann's and finally Barnes & Noble. In Joann's Miss ME found a tutu in the discount bin and wearing the fabulous tutu and a Jim Dandy crown from Friendly's, … Continue reading Tutus and Happy Accidents
When Ginny decided to stop doing the weekly Yarn Along, I was bummed. I liked going every week to find good book recommendations and knit and crochet inspiration. I am so happy that The Little Room of Rachell has decided to pick up the task of hosting! This week I am listening to The Wonder … Continue reading Yarn Along
I live on the border of another town and utilize many businesses and amenities of that town. I follow the library on Facebook and it is doing a One Book, One Community event. The book choice is A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara … Continue reading Yarn Along