Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winter's End

Prayer Shawl Ministry Scarf for Graduate
 It has been a rough few days this March.  My knitting and crocheting has helped me keep on an even keel. 
First the loss of my big sister. She had been ill for several years but it is always hard to let go.  Then our preemie Great Granddaughter, Sophia, lost her battle to survive.
Butin Collars
 Life goes on and I knit.
 I have been trying several smaller projects such as the Butin Collars. I have really been enjoying working with beads. Either stringing them order knitting them into socks, etc.

Bob has a cousin undergoing chemo (losing his hair) and he requested a red, white and blue cap. Luckily I had enough yarn in those colors to make one for him and two more for his grandkids. It was time then to make him a Prayer Lap Robe in red, white and blue which I will be sending off soon.

Richard's Lap Robe

 I am still knitting socks like crazy. I haven't had any legs from Socks For Soldiers lately but can't stop knitting socks. I love these purple Spiral Pattern socks.

For a quick change of pace I tried a bit of crochet and made Dew Drop Bracelet from Interweave Crochet.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring at last

 Spring seems to be coming on strong. Our almond is in full bloom, the daffodils are lovely too. It has been a rather gloomy winter and I just couldn't seem to get in the mood to write.
 I did get a lot of knitting done and one of my favorite new sock patterns it a butterfly and blossoms beaded pattern. Also made several prayer shawls and scarves for graduates as well as socks and more socks.
This winter our kumquat  tree really put on a load of delicious fruit. We are still enjoy them and also the limequats. I have been organinzing my photos and plan to do more blogging soon.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer

The summer has been and interesting one with loads of knitting going on.

I had a lot of  fun knitting this lovely, lacy prayer shawl .  Next came a baby blanket for a friend who was having her first child.
  Beaded socks were big this summer also. I enjoyed both this pattern which had the beads strung and the  one where they were added with a crochet hook.           

Beaded Socks

Another fun prayer shawl was a modular shawl made from loads of odds and ends of socks yarns left from some of my many, many socks.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Making Progress

Making a lot of progress these lovely days . A new mixed yarn shawl for Prayer Shawl Ministry. A pair of beaded socks and I finished Warren Parker's blanket. I have been working on a number of interesting sock pattern. I especially enjoyed trying the beaded socks and may do another pair or two. a great place to find beads.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung and the almond is in bloom. The grass is growing and the weather is so nice we spend some time out in the garden.

We have been having great weather. Rain interspersed with sun. Mild days and chilly nights.
I have completed several projects for the Prayer Shawl Ministry

and a few socks for family and Socks For Soldiers.
Got a lovely jacket done for EZ (Elizabeth Zimmerman) knitters. Still working on the forever table cloth, but only on occasion. My latest project is a pair of beaded socks in the works. As usual I have two pair of socks OTN (on the needles), a shawl in progress and a blanket for Warren Parker along with a little crocheted rabbit to go with the blanket.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Forever Projects

Busy, busy, busy. The County Fair is fast approaching with fifteen entries.

At the same time I am in the process of trying to catch up on some of my forever projects. Those things that grow slowly and get put aside for months. I am attempting the Master Knitters program Level II and trying to finish some projects that have been in the works.

One is a lace tablecloth/shawl that was started more than a year ago. I really need to concentrate when I work on that and it gets done in small increments. At present I am working on the finishing edge. I seldom get more than one or two patterns completed at a sitting.

I have also started a baby blanket for the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Using a size F hook and baby yarn it seems to go on and on. Although the pattern said it took one skein of each color I find that half way through I need to buy a second skein of blue. I found one on E-bay and it should get here soon.

An always socks, socks, socks to get ready for the church Bazaar coming up in November.