July 4, 2015

I have had several whoopers the past month so I dragged myself to the doctor.  He sent me off to get an MRI and now I have to see a neurologist.  Needless to say, I am not happy.

I Like to Make Bias Tape

June 17, 2015

I decided to make another slip.  The one I had made last month only needed minor tweaking to be ‘just right.’  Lucky for me, whenever a pattern calls for bias tape, I make it myself.   It’s just that I make entirely too much.  What can I say?  It’s just plain fun!  But it certainly is handy for things like hat bands and slip straps.  It gives a little pizazz to otherwise everyday items.

slip tape 003  Now.  Which one do I use?

A New Collar for the Pup

June 13, 2015

gus 001  The latch broke.  I can’t complain.  The old one was over ten years old.  Actually, it’s a blessing.  I noticed his name tag was too worn down to read.  Now he has a new collar and tag in case he gets lost.  He’s a little tired now.  He had to show it off to all his friends.  He thinks he’s beautiful.

My projects have not been going smoothly this past week.  I’m not certain whether I had three migraine headaches or a three-day migraine headache.  My head was so full of mush.

Fiddly Stuff

June 8, 2015

pocket 001  I’ve mended nighties.  I’ve taken in skirts and pants.  I’ve added pockets where there were none.  I don’t know about you, but I have got to have phone pockets.

Now that that is over, it’s time for real sewing.  Since one nightie was tossed, I need another.  After digging through my stash, I came up with some insipid pink that I have no idea from where it came.  It is cotton, two yards long and 68 inches wide.  It’ll do.  Maybe I’ll put some embroidery on it.  And, yeah, it’ll have pockets.

A Surprise from Sweetums

June 7, 2015

silver blue socks 006

Silver pretties for my dresser.  One piece of glass is missing and the buff is worn down from the buffer.  I thought about getting it replaced, but it didn’t seem the right to do.  Some old things shouldn’t be ‘fixed’.  Thanks, Sweetums. You’re the best!

Blue Denim Socks

May 31, 2015

silver blue socks 014  Since I own about a dozen pair of blue jeans, knitting these made sense.  The yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Soy.  I would have liked to have made a more elaborate pattern, but the yarn said “No”.  It consists of four very loosely spun threads that were definitely out to get me.  I finally gave in and did a simple three one rib.  The socks feel great on my feet and they are machine washable.

I dragged out some yarn that must be at least ten years old a couple of weeks ago.  So far, I’ve taken my work apart twice.  It wasn’t right.  I didn’t like it.  It was boring.  Today, I am going a completely different route.  If I am still dissatisfied, I’m going to get rid of the yarn.  Because it is out to get me.

Taking A Picture of My Cat

May 17, 2015

Sheena, Warrior Princess was sitting on her new throne looking happy and content.  I got out my camera.

flo 005  And she gives me ‘The Look’.

flo 006   “Stupid Human”

flo 008   Why do I bother?

Green Socks for Summer

May 14, 2015

I was thinking about knitting some socks with my pretty Knitcircus yarns, but then I remembered that Summer is coming.  I really shouldn’t use wool, so I went with the Panda Silk I bought off the yarn truck last month.  I found a pattern I liked in a recent copy of Vogue Knitting.

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It has a Channel Island cast-on that is made with some metallic variegated leftover yarn.

sock 004

The four wavy lines were fiddly, but worth the work.

sock 005


Recuperating After MD Sheep &Wool

May 12, 2015

The older I get, the longer it takes to do anything.  I’ve been home for a week and I still haven’t finished  unpacking.  I also need to send some pictures and show you my purchases.  To make matters worse,  just when the bursitis was getting better, I got the worse migraine headache ever and I’m still in a bit of a fog.

My classes with Beth Brown-Reinsel were absolutely fabulous.  I like her teaching methods and the history lesson that accommodates every class.  Knowing the origins of  the many types of knitting is very enjoyable for me.

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Of course the tiny sweaters are great, too.

Any of you get Beth’s newsletter?  When I opened it this morning,  I was very surprised to see…..me.  That’s me next to the mitts/gloves.  Her site is http://www.KnittingTraditions.com.

Quickie Mug Mats

April 20, 2015

I bought some fabric panels that were on sale.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but, they were on sale.  Then came shedding season.  I could tell which cat liked which chair by looking at the color of fur on it.  I had two of three different panels so I made  quickie chair mats.

001   I  like this one so much that I put it on my kitchen island.   This panel also had six squares along the top, so I made mug mats.  They didn’t take anytime to make.  Sometimes I need a no-brainer.

sweater mug rue 020  Now, back to applique.


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