Thursday, April 7, 2011


I finally finished this blasted swirl hat. I was really enjoying it until I began to decrease and had to k3tog. Doing this with blunt needles is a nightmare and I don't think I will be making a hat like this for a while.

The Virtual Knit Retreat weekend starts today and this is what is in my small bag. I plan on making at least 3 baby hats and finishing this summer shawl. Hopefully this weekend will go well.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Spring is here and the caterpillar invasion is beginning. Every time I see one I am reminded of caterpillar hunting with my friends as a little girl. We each had a bug catcher box or a shoe box and would wander around the neighborhood searching for caterpillars. We would catch dozens. At the end of the day we would see who had the most and then pick only a few to keep and let the others go. We filled the boxes with leaves, watched them eat, and waited for them to make cocoons. It was great fun and I always smile whenever I see a caterpillar. Did anyone else go caterpillar hunting?

All this talk about yarn stash has had me thinking about stashes in general and today I found a stash that my younger Shih-tzu, Bear, started on the backdoor step to the patio. Chewy is the one looking out the door. Do you see the pinecone and twigs at the bottom of the picture?

That is Bear's stash and he is very protective of it as you can see. I guess dogs really do take after their owners. Lol!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Something to Aspire To

Today's assignment is to write about something you hope to learn by the end of the year.

1. Cables!
Cables are intimidating but there are sooo many beautiful patterns that use them. I really want to be able to make this hat for my sister by September. This goes along with my goal of having all my christmas gifts made by the middle of October so I can focus on baking yummy goodies!

2. Knitting socks 2 -at-a-time toe-up
When I first started knitting socks I said that I would always use double points and make them from the cuff down. Now, my grandmother and I will be knitting buddies this summer and I suggested we make socks. She was not thrilled with this idea. Apparently she hates double points. The solution = circular needles. Thus the upcoming adventure of knitting socks 2-at-a-time toe-up is born. Wish us luck.

P.S. These are pictures of the beautiful tulips that were a gift from my husband. :) Instead of having a picture-less post I thought a look at Spring would be nice.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Thank you everyone who has been reading my blog. I really appreciate it. Yesterday was not a very good day and I never made it around to posting but today is a new day and hopefully this pic will make you smile.

2 skeins Ester Bitran Canela and 1 skein Mountain Colors lace