Saturday, October 30, 2010

Did you know?

Taking a break from putting the finishing touches on the 2nd Mystery Project (which will be posted very soon!) to share this cute tid-bit.  Last week, I was in the grocery store.  I always check the magazine area, incase there happens to be anything of interest.  It is pretty much hit or miss; if there is a hit, I would much rather grab it than have to pack up the baby and drive aaalll the way out to the book store, even though I have a discount card for the book store.  Anywho, as I was perusing, out of the corner of my eye I noticed someone else.  I didn't turn around, but rather, figured they could wait until I was done looking to have their turn.  (Polite, aren't I?)  As it turned out, the lady happened to be rather nice.  She was older - the grandmotherly type.  Since I was looking at the needlecraft section, she asked if I did needlework.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Time for Halloween!

October is my favorite month of the year - the air turns crisp, the leaves change colors, and there is just a certain smell and feel to the air.  And of course, October means Halloween!  I love Halloween.  No, I do not dress up like some folks do; I do not even pass out candy.  I just like it!  Years ago, my sister and I would watch the move Hocus Pocus as many times as we could during October on the Disney Channel.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In addition to the pattern from Plymouth in the previous post, here is a scarf from Classic Elite to knit for breast cancer awareness, (it is the same as the one I posted last year) as well as a few others.  If you have a pattern you would like to share, feel free to post  a comment with info.

Classic Elite Scarf    ---  Also from Classic Elite, here are a few more pink patterns.
Lion Brand Pink Ribbon Scarf - there are several patterns here, also Tit Bits on the Knitty site
Ribbon Hotpad/Potholder
Ribbon Illusion Dishcloth
Several items from Bernat, crochet included

You can also purchase a pink Denise Interchangeable Needle set!

Friday, October 1, 2010


I finally have my computer back, however the Internet access is intermittent at best.  So, while it is working, I will gab about a few things really quickly about what's coming up.  I REALLY want to get Episode 9 recorded before the end of this month!  I have oodles of things I want to talk about!  For now, I just want to give a shout out to Evelyn at Knitty Noddy. I will admit, I was kind of hesitant about ordering from a place I am not familiar with, but the price was so good I just couldn't pass it up. I will definitely order again once my budget permits.  Fast shipping, and fabulous customer service!!!  I received a personal email from Evelyn, thanking me for my order, etc.  I recommend buying from her if you are in the market for any yarn, needles or patterns.  I am adding Knitty Noddy to the yarn page at the top of the blog.  This is a great site I found whilst looking for a good deal on Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn.  I am in love with this yarn, and will review it in the near  future.  I purchased the color Pumpkin - very appropriate for this time of year, no?!  I started A Handsome Shawl from Victorian Lace Today.  I am so excited to be knitting this shawl!  This is my first endeavor into a real, serious lace project and the Sea Silk is perfect!!  I have already hit a few snags though and I haven't even finished one repeat of the pattern.  Did you know that accidentally picking up 2 yarn overs from 3 rows down can really mess things up???  I sure do now!  Fortunately, that was a super easy thing to fix!  And last night, I finally had a bit of time to myself so naturally sat down to work on the shawl.  Of course there had to be a huge, massive gob of yarn barf which is almost hopelessly tangled.  So I spent an hour trying to pick it out.  I guess I wound it funny, and in the process of pulling out the yarn to knit, it became tangled inside and then all came out in a great big mess.  I am determined to get the tangle out!!
Are you in to reading knitting fiction?  I've read a few books, my favorites so far being the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber.  The first in the series is The Shop of Blossom Street.  Lydia Hoffman/Goetz is the main character.  She opens a yarn store in Seattle called A Good Yarn, which she holds knitting classes in.  These books mainly focus on the people she meets at her classes.  A very nice series! I like all of the characters, and the situations they find themselves in are actually pretty believable.   At the bottom of the blog you can check out the books from Amazon.  There are also books of knitting patterns to go along with some of the books!

Also, as you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  Get a free pattern from Plymouth Yarn - click HERE!
OK, that is about all I have time for now.  I'll be back soon; until then, Happy Knitting!