Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We love wool!!!!

"Farming Monthly National HRH The Prince of Wales announces global Campaign for Wool"

My wonderful students! (and my IA Jackie!)





We created this power point to send to the Teen Parent Program so that the moms could see the kids making the items for their children. We delivered our first "batch" Friday, and it was a HUGE success!! The parents were amazed and appreciative of my students and their Fiber Art--I'm so proud of them!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

How cute are they???







My students knitting for the Teen Parent Program. Aren't they cute????

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mega-FABULOUS!

My new project: Mega-scarf!! Making one for Susie right now; I'll post pics soon!

This one is:
Triple strands of mohair with size 50 needles. It took six skeins altogether.

Susie's will be double strands of mohair with size 50 needles and take four skeins (I think!).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Save your crocheting hands!!!

I'm going to design a prototype for ergonomical knitting needles. I've learned that constant knitting with small needles is not so good for my hands!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New projects--finished!







I'll have patterns available at our October Knit-Knite for those who are interested! Both projects were quick and were great for using leftover yarn! I think I'm going to start including the dog with baby booties and layette sets. Too cute! The clutch purse was fun. . .but next time I don't know that I would use mohair. I'll need something a bit stiffer! :o)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My goal for January, 2012. . .

Just to attend the beginner classes I need to know how to cable, use double-pointed needles, and do a few more things I've not tried yet. So, instead of trying to learn it all in four months, I've decided to save up and learn how to do all this by the next year's event!

http://vogueknittinglive.com/

I'm so excited!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hometown USA yarn. . .found it!!

I've been ordering it online or getting it @ Ben Franklin Crafts in Springfield. Well, tonight I stopped at Fred Meyer in Keizer/Salem off the Parkway and stumbled into a YARN SECTION!!! They have a small, but good selection--and ALL of the Hometown USA colors!! They are on sale for $3.49/skein until Aug. 14th!! I picked up Oakland Black. I'm hoping to get a few more before the sale ends!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New project!

I've finished four dishcloths now, and am making SLOW progress on my sweater shell, but I've started thinking Christmas/Fall and I'm making this vest for my gramma! Michaels has a new yarn--ROVING--and I'm doing it in a sage green color. I'll post some pictures after I get further than casting on! :o)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finished! (well, THIS project anyway. . .)



Finally finished the last of the wedding gift cloths!! Now I'm going to start making more!! :o) Also still working on my shell sweater with the turquoise and brown ribbon yarn, and am going to make my gramma a sweater vest! I wish there was more time in the day! :o)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Newest projects!!



These are wedding gifts for a friend. . .two down, one to go! And, washcloths are my new favorite!!! :o)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Field Trip 2011???

This place sounds so much fun!! Maybe we need to take trip across the pond. . . :o)

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Pink Baby Set


Tried to knit a lace border, but it just didn't turn out. So. . .the sweater stays plain and that hat gets a coordinating flower! :o)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monster cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. corn syrup
2 tsp. baking soda
chocolate chips
4 1/2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
M&M's

Mix all ingredients together and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 15 mins. at 350 degrees. YUM

More pictures!



I ran out of room! Here are the rest!

More pictures from the Alpaca Farm!!






Rain man loved giving everyone kisses. Because he's "too friendly", he had to become a gelding--if he hadn't, he would have died of loneliness. Because he was a male, when he became mature, he was too aggressive. Now that he's a gelding, he can hang out with another male and not be aggressive! yay for that! :o)

Here's all of us (except mom) getting kisses.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We LOVE Alpacas!!!



The Humming Pines Alpaca Ranch was WONDERFUL today!! We learned so much about alpacas, bought beautiful yarn, and made a new friend in Michelle! Her animals were friendly and gorgeous! And the yarn is softer than anything I've had so far!

Check them out at www.hummingpinesalpacas.com

The pictures are:
Rain Man (black) and his awesome bottom teeth--alpacas don't have upper teeth and they are vulnerable to predators, so Michelle and her husband have a special dog and double fences to keep them safe!
Rain Man and Sirroco: they hang out together--alpacas can actually DIE from loneliness, so you always need two! Who knew???

We had a wonderful weekend adventure!! Can't wait till the next!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Field Trip!!!

I've attached the link to our field trip in Oakland next weekend! We'll head out Friday night, go to the city-wide yard sale Saturday morning, lunch at Tolly's Restaurant, and then to the alpaca farm!! Yarn is $15 for 170 yd skein or 3 for $30!!! I can't wait!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chemo Caps!!

I'm walking in my third Relay For Life with Team Salon 124 in June! If you would like to help make some chemo caps, I've attached a link for you to find patterns. The Salon asked that I make some to sell at their tent, so I'm getting on it! :o)

If you would like to donate to my team, check out my Facebook profile or let me know!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wednesday night!

Knit-Knite is this Wednesday!! Woo hoo!! See you at 6 or 6:30!! :o)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Baby sweater success!!!


Gave away the turquoise sweater/bootie set today at Crystal's shower!! It was (I hope) a big hit! We tried the sweater on Jessilyn's 2-month old son and it fit perfectly!! Woo hoo!!! I was so excited!! :o)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New hat!


Just finished this--it's made with Hometown USA yarn--soft and thick! This is Oakland Black and Monterey Lime. I LOVE this yarn! This is for one of my former students!

May Knit-Knite!


Friday, April 23, 2010

KNIT-KNITERS UNITE!!!

Here we go! I would love for our Knit-Knite group to enter the technological realm! I'm hoping that we can use this forum to stay in touch, post pictures of our projects, share ideas and patterns, and get to know each other better! Feel free to post and say hello!!