chatter · crochet · fiber

Recently finished bears

Here are two of my newest creations.



chatter · fiber · knitting

Snow day? I wish

Last night we got just over 6″ of snow. I wish I could stay home and enjoy a snow day, but work I must. 😦
Christmas was great! I got to see 2 of the grandkids and am always amazed at how quickly they grow!! Here is little Alexis and his big sister Kelly.


Yes, he is sitting on the door of the dishwasher lol. He’s “helping”. 🙂

chatter · fiber · knitting

Ideas and yummy yarn

I have been designing more socks with the intention of listing the patterns for sale on Ravelry.  I’ve got the patterns ready, I’ve just been procrastinating.  I listed my first pattern for sale on Ravelry more than a year ago and guess how many people bought it????  One!  Hey, that’s better than none, so I’m happy.  The question I ask myself is: do I bother listing the others for sale or no?  And if I do, should I list them individually or offer them as an ebook?  Ideas and decisions, that’s what I’ve got in my brain.

One of the BEST sock yarns I’ve discovered is String Theory most especially their Caper Sock yarn!!!  I can’t get over the gorgeous colors and the way that yarn feels!  I have the hardest time choosing which colors to purchase.  I’m knitting one of my new sock patterns in the Caper Sock Skerry.  I can’t tell you enough how wonderfully this yarn knits up!  No, this is not a paid advertisement.  I believe that when you find something of such fine quality you should let others know.  Word of mouth and all that. 🙂

Okay, back to my morning coffee.  Enjoy your day!

chatter · fiber · knitting

After many months of knitting….

I finished this shawl:

Coloring Book Shawl
My beautiful shawl

This has been my most ambitious knitting project to date.   I have to admit that although I was pretty intimidated at first, I took it one section at a time and it wasn’t as hard as I had thought.  I love how it turned out!

I bought the pattern at Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion.  It is a lovely shop and the staff is very friendly and helpful. See what happens when you see a spectacular piece of knitting on display? 😀

Oh go on….admit you’re jealous.  You know you want to.

chatter · fiber · patterns

It’s a beginning

I sold my first pattern over at Ravelry!  The pattern is my first published sock pattern – Mosaic Texture Socks.  If you don’t belong to Ravelry and you would be interested in purchasing the pattern just email me.  Pattern cost is only $3.50 and will be emailed to you as a pdf.

Mosaic Texture Socks

In personal news, we are going to be grandparents again in February!  Time to get busy on that baby knitting!

chatter · fiber · knitting

Productive Summer So Far

I have spent the last 6 weeks recovering from emergency life-saving surgery for a condition that I didn’t even know I had until I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain.  The benefits of having gone through that are:

1) I’ve learned that I can’t always do everything and that it’s okay to rely on others to help me when I need to.

2) the whole situation has really brought hubs and me closer and has really strengthened our relationship!

3) I’ve gotten a lot of knitting and crocheting done during my recovery!

And those are only a few of my projects! 😀

I’ve also listed my first pattern for sale on Ravelry, the Mosaic Texture socks.  I’m currently working on another sock design and I’m loving it so far.  Just have to decide on what type of heel pattern I want to incorporate.