This is school vacation week, so my socks are on hold until the kids start back at school. Simply stated, I need to concentrate on the socks and Miss ME and E don't allow that to happen. A while back, Marly Bird introduced Red Heart SuperSaver Fair Isle yarn. I saw it on sale at … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker
I have always wanted to do a temperature blanket, but know I don't have the staying power to crochet or knit everyday. Then I saw Fiber Flux post a Temperature Shawl CAL. Each week you will crochet the average temperature for the week. After 52 weeks, you have a sweet shawl! That is do-able! I … Continue reading Temperature Shawl CAL
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