Sunday, December 30, 2007

Wrap and Turn

I don't know about you but I have the hardest time knitting a wrap and turned stitch without having it come out less than desirable. (you know holes, twisted and funny looking!)

I found this video very helpful! The concealing part is near the end.

and part 2

take care,
Dawn K

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Check out this blog

Check out this blog. This woman is very talented!!! What a wealth of information as well.

Just click on the image to take you there.

take care,
Dawn K

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pot Luck Wednesday

Well ladies it's only days away! Here's what we have volunteered to bring next Wednesday night to the potluck dinner/holiday exchange. Please feel free to post what you'd like to bring.

Judi Chicken Dish

Dawnelle Veggie dish and App

Ingrid Layered Salad

Dawn K Meatballs

Kathleen Veggie dish and dessert

Pam Dessert

take care,
Dawn K

Twas mere days after Christmas and all through Judi's house...

Sisters, Sisters
Judi thank you for hosting tonight. It was fun! Thank Lynn too for opening your house to us. It was nice meeting Pamela. :) The fireman suit you made for your grandson is so stinkin' cute!!!! I'm sure you'll have the scarf finished before you know it!

Dawnelle you certainly are the queen of socks!!!! I'm glad you finished the Christmas socks. Phew that's out of the way. The 3 x 1 rib you'll be doing in your sleep before you know it! :) It was nice to meet Faith. I say we buy her her own Sudoku game. She caught on to that so quickly!!!

Ingrid, Pam and Kathleen we missed you and hope you were doing something fun.

Judi and I are going to serenade Ingrid one of these days with our duo of sisters :) Ingrid, we know how you love to be sung to LOL!

------Irving Berlin

Sisters, sisters
There were never such devoted sisters,
Never had to have a chaperone, No sir,
I'm here to keep my eye on her
Caring, sharing
Every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome
She wore the dress, and I stayed home
All kinds of weather, we stick together
The same in the rain and sun
Two different faces, but in tight places
We think and we act as one
Those who have seen us *
Know that not a thing could come between us
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister
And Lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man

take care,
Dawn K

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cream cheese and pimiento dip

Here's Pam's recipe from last week. Thanks for sharing it Pam it was VERY good.

1 Tbsp instant minced onion
2 Tbsp water
2 chicken bouillon cubes (or 2 tsp instant chicken granules)
1 8 oz cream cheese
1/4 tsp dried dill
1 Tbsp chopped pimiento

Combine onion with water and crushed bouillon cubes and let stand a few minutes. Soften cheese and gradually add onion mixture. Add dill and pimiento and mix well.

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Can Anyone Guess??

Some people are so creative!!!

Last night's recap

Pam thank you for hosting last night. Your house was so warm and cozy. I love that fireplace :) I'm glad you decided to change the scarf you are making. I think it will be beautiful!!

Dawn I'm glad you are ready to get that sleeve underway. It will be done before you know it! I am really looking forward to seeing the final project.

How are you coming along Kathleen with the things you were working on last night? Did you stay up to work on them.

I went home and made the thumb for the mitten and wove in all the ends. I even cast on for the next one. I am so tired this morning!

take care,

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I know Ingrid and Dawnelle and I have signed up for this site. Kathleen has as well. If any of you loopy ewes haven't gone there, give it a try. Ravely is a fun knitting site. You have to put your name on a waiting list to be invited. I think it's worth the wait. I've been having fun there.

For those who are on my name there is DawnK (I know, how original).

Ok all of you loopy ravelry users post your user name for us.

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Judi thanks for hosting tonight. You house and in particular your tree was just lovely!! Thanks for the nachos. Oh, they were good and hit the spot! The cheese (well I'm not even going to try to spell that) were very good too! Your scarf is coming along nicely! Imagine we all found the time to knit a little!

Dawn the you know what that you made for you know who (You never know who is reading the blog LOL) looks wonderful. You did an awesome job :) I'm glad you got to cake your hanks. (I love saying that!)

Susan it was good to see you. Two weeks in a row for you. You are on a roll! BTW I love the shoes you had.

Ingrid, Cathy, Kathleen and Pam we missed you. Ingrid I hope you were loving that baby for all of us. Cathy I'm sure you were at the school committee meeting. Pam I'm sorry you weren't feeling well! Kathleen I hope you will share pictures of the performance for us. :)

Well ladies, as always, it was a fun night.

See you all next day after Monday!

take care,

Do Ewe Like The Dance?

Hello Loopy Ewes! In case any of you like to ring in the holiday season with a performance of "The Nutcracker", there just so happens to be such a performance this weekend at the Tilden Arts Center at CCCC. There are shows at 2pm and 7pm this Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday. Since we have the Nutcracker practically running through our veins every December, I thought I'd give a shout out to any of "ewe" who might be interested If you have other things to do, like knitting up a storm, shopping, etc., it's all good with me.

(I have to admit that I'm also posting this in an effort to gradually send D.elle's post of the intriguing knitted sculpture far and away. No offense there, D.elle! I will say though that whoever knitted it is pretty damn talented!)

I hope all of you Loopy Ewes had lots of fun tonight! I miss being there, but I'll be there with bells on next week! (By the way, my ears are ringing - stop talking about me!!! ;-) Kidding!)

Have a good night!
I finally learned how to blog! Watch out Loopy Ewes
Love Susan

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Can you knit this?

Don found this knit statue...better than a spoon roast..don't you think? So, Dawn, can you come up with a pattern??? Oh knitting guru!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mmmmmmm that was so good!

First, let me say Diane your latkes were soooo good! I ate so many and enjoyed EVERY BITE!!! Thank you so much for making them for us tonight! The chocolate cakes so just as scrumptious! Thank you and Dawn also for sharing your Hanukkah evening with us. It was a treat!

I think this is probably the night we have done the least amount of knitting

Dawnelle that blue color yarn you were using tonight was just gorgeous!!!! Your new home is just beautiful! I am so happy to be among the first guest you've had. What a great house it is. I wish you many many years of happiness there!

Susan it was good seeing you. :) You got so much done on your scarf. I looked once and was surprised about how much you had done!
Judi, your granddaughter will love that little purse. And congrats on the new grandchild to be! It'll be our third loopy ewe grandchild (since we all began knitting together! :) Good things come in threes!
Pam, I would love to see the toddler mitten when you are done. I think Mackenzie might need a pair :)

Ingrid we are all looking forward to seeing pictures of that new grand baby! I hope all went well. I'm very excited to here all about that little boy.

Kathleen, you're probably sitting on the beach, having a icy drink thinking about knitting right now. :) :) :) We missed you!

Dawn and Diane thanks again and I look forward to seeing you both tomorrow at school.

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy Hanukkah

Just stopping by to say HAPPY HANUKKAH!! Dawn I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday. I am thinking of you tonight!

take care,

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Three Loopy Ladies!

Last night it was just myself and the two Dawns, but we had a great time as always. Dawn K prepared an amazing spread that we feasted on all night long! So good! (Will you please post the recipes, Dawn?) Your house looks so festive and Christmasy! I love all of the beautiful decorations that you've made, you craftsy girl! Dawnelle as a brand-new homeowner, braved the night and her tiredness to knit, chat and eat! Dawn K, you have quite the stash of mittens (it made me realize even more what a slow knitter I am!). You are a knitting machine! Dawnelle, the socks you are working on are gorgeous! It makes me a little jealous that you are on your second one, o sock guru! Dawn, thanks for winding all of my yarn. I hope I can finish all of my projects by Christmas!

We missed you, Pam, Ingrid, Cathy and Judi! Judi, we hope you are feeling better soon! Ingrid, we hope your daughter is feeling well, and we are anxious for news! Cathy, slow down and save a little time to knit! It's good for you! ;-)

I will miss you all next week, but I hope you all have a wonderful time with Dawnelle's mom and the latkes! I'm so sad to be missing it, so eat an extra one for me! I'll see you all when I get back! Happy Knitting! :-) Kathleen

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Just wanted to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all had a great day and enjoyed your time with family a/o friends :)

take care,

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Recipes from Tuesday

I'm so glad that you all liked the treats that I brought last night. In the interest of keeping up my awesome procrastination record, I thought I'd post them now. (I really should be packing and baking. ;-) )

Pan-fried Onion Dip (from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook)

2 large yellow onions
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup good mayonnaise

Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature.

Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds. (You will have about 3 cups of onions.) Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.

* I use only 2T butter and 2T olive oil to saute the onions. This time, instead of using 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 mayo, I used 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup light sour cream and 1/3 cup light mayo to try to make it a little lighter.

Chicken Sausage in Puff Pastry (adapted slightly from Lamb Sausage in Puff Pastry from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook)

4 sun-dried tomato chicken sausages (I used Trader Joe's)
1 sheet commercial puff pastry, thawed
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water or milk, for egg wash
olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a saute pan, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until the sausage is browned on all sides. Cool to room temperature.

Unfold the puff pastry on a lightly floured board, and brush the top side with mustard. Cut the puff pastry in half lengthwise and crosswise to make four equal pieces. Place one sausage at the edge of each piece and roll it up tightly, overlapping the end by 1/2-inch and sealing the pastry by brushing the edge with water. Roll the other 3 pieces of sausage in puff pastry. Place the 4 rolls, seam side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with the egg wash. Lightly score each roll diagonally to make 5 or 6 equal pieces. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned. Slice and serve hot with mustard. (I like to use a combination of equal parts Dijon mustard and mango chutney or Dijon mustard and apricot preserves.)

Dawn K was kind enough to post the Peanut Butter Cookie recipe in the sidebar, so you can check it out over there.

I hope everyone has a delicious Thanksgiving! Happy Knitting in between friends and family. (I love a long car ride for that reason only!)

See you next Wednesday, Loopy Ladies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday's Recap

Ah, a big thank you to Kathleen for the YUMMY snacks. That dip was just SOOOOOOOO good. I agree a spoon would be a good choice! I loved the sausage too! You'll have to post the recipes when you get back.

I added a recipe link to our sidebar. I'll spend a little time this weekend getting the recipes up for you all.

I like the Monkey socks. I think I am going to add that project to my list of things to do!

Dawn, your sweater is coming along great! I'll be home all day on Thursday if you need to call for any help! :)

Ingrid, I'm loving those mittens. I want to make at least one more pair for a Christmas present. Speaking of Christmas, your house is just BEAUTIFUL! The decorations are great. The kids did a wonderful job on the tree!

Judi, it looks like you are coming along really nicely with that blanket.

Pam, I'm glad I could help with your cast on. It was hard for me to knit on mine tonight. I was just too chatty! I hope you got some knitting time tonight!

I hope all of ewe ladies have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pam's Birthday celebration!

What a lovely evening! Sorry I missed the first hour, but thanks for not having fun while I wasn't there. You guys are always so thoughtful that way!!!

Pam, first let me say on behalf of all of us HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a great day tomorrow! Your felted mitten came out great! I really like the cuff you made to add. That is really cool. You got some nice yarn from Heather's shop. I'll let you know what I'd like from KnitPicks. Hopefully you'll get enough of an order for free shipping!

Dawn, you are a mitten making machine!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the ones you are making now felted! Thank you for the snacks. It's always nice leaving with a full tummy! :) The birthday cake was soooooooo good! I'm having the piece you sent home with me with my lunch tomorrow, maybe with that cup of coffee!

Ingrid, I'm so glad your finding that pattern easy to work with. It takes a while to wrap your mind around getting it started but it is just so easy once you know what you are doing LOL!

Kathleen, I like the yarn you bought. I think it is so kind of you to make those mittens for that little boy! Livia's mittens look really nice. I'm interested in seeing the cuff on them when they are done!

Judi, the blanket you are making is sure full of love, with the amount of time and attention you are putting into it. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!

I'm looking forward to next Tuesday. Maybe we can set aside a little time to talk about secret Santa!

take care,

Monday, November 12, 2007

Cupcake Hat. . .Stat!

Well, Loopy Ewes, I found myself in a time crunch this past weekend with the cupcake hat. I tried it on my niece Friday night and much to my horror, it was too short! I tried blocking it and then tossed and turned all night about my quandry. When I woke up the next morning, I knew I had to reknit it. Scott asked me how long it would take me, I said, "Oh, probably about 2 hours." Well, I'm a much slower knitter than I thought because that hat took me a good part of the day to finish (well, OK, into the midnight hour -- like molasses, I tell you). The next morning, I woke up early and started knitting flowers like there was no tomorrow. I attached all the flowers and wove in all of the ends, finishing 15 minutes before the birthday party began. Phew! The hat and mittens actually turned out like I wanted them to, and they were well-received, so in the end all I wish is that I had had more time. The hat looks just adorable on my niece. Here are a couple of photos, so you can take a look at the finished project.

I took last night off from knitting, but now it's back to mittens! Seems like there's a mitten trend in this loopy group, which is awesome because I think they are so much fun to knit! I love seeing all of the photos of the finished projects too! See you all Wednesday! K

Mitten Fever

I thought I'd share pictures of my felted mittens. They are for Shauna (she said she didn't mind being the guinea pig :)

IRL, the mitten on the right doesn't really have a wonky looking thumb - it's just a shadow & the way the mitten is bent...

I also finished one fleece lined mitten and am 1/2 done with the second one (thanks to DawnK!
See you guys Wednesday, ingrid

Hey "ewe" guys! I just wanted to show you the poncho I finally finished for my granddaughter's birthday. I have to mail it tomorrow, so unfortunately I can't bring it to show. See you Wed. Judi

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fluffy and Fleeced

Here they are. I finished my fleece stuffed mittens yesterday. I have a couple of little "oopsies" but since they are for me I will live with it :) I'm excited that now when I go out to do my recess duty my hands will be warm! I wonder if I can come up with a full length body suit to keep me warm LOL!

Here's a picture of the mitten turned inside out so you can see what the fleece looks like inside. On Friday I went to Heather's Shop and bought some more roving and yarn to make some more for Christmas gifts. I've already started another pair and am about 1/3 done with the first mitten.

take care,
Dawn K

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wednesday Night ReCap

It was a quite night on Wednesday. Pam, Dawnelle, Judi and I braved the cold night and met at Pam's house. It was so warm and cozy there! Pam your fireplace is wonderful! I'd love one like that! Oh, and the snacks were scrumptious! I loved, loved, loved that pie! I love the new mittens that you made. They are so soft and pretty!
Dawnelle, I am looking forward to seeing the front and back of that sweater put together!
Judi, the blanket is just so pretty and will knit up before you know it!
I took a little field trip today to the yarn shop in Brewster and bought some more yarn and roving to make another pair (or two) of the lined mittens. I also double checked with Heather about the way I was knitting the fleece in....All is good :) :)
I still don't know if I need to be "on call" of our union on Wednesday night or not. I hope I can be there with you all!
take care,

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Spoon Roast

Here's the Spoon Roast recipe. Preheat the oven to 500º. Put a few tablespoons of oil in a pan and sear the meat on all side.
After you have basted the meat place it in a baking dish (0r pam) and season with your favorite seasonings. I use salt, pepper and sometimes onion. Sprinkle the top with flour. Add some water to the bottom of the baking dish. I use between 1-2 cups of water. Place in the 500º oven for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes baste the meat with juices and reduce heat to 350º. Cook for 20 minutes per pound. The meat will come out medium well. I reduce the cooking time to 18 minutes per pound. Baste the meat every 20 minutes while it is cooking.
Let the meat sit about 30 minutes before cutting.'s tender and juicy every time!

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Hey, Loopy Ewes! I finally finished and felted my mittens. The whole process seemed daunting for awhile when my first try at the second mitten came out kind of wonky looking. Now that they are felted, I just love them. L loves them too, which makes me so psyched to finish her pair.

Here are the before and after photos!



Now I have mitten fever! I'm so bummed that I won't see you ladies tonight, but I hope you have a wonderful time! Don't have too much fun without me! ;-) K

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The costume was a hit!

Hi Loopies, I think I finally figured out the picture trick. This is my grandson and my son, trick or treating last week. Adam loved his Spidey outfit, and Dad reports he is wearing it all the time.
I talkde to Dawnelle, and she mentioned changing our locale this week. I would love to have it here at our house. Kathleen, I know you offered your Mom's house, and if you are set on that, I'm OK with it. Just let me know. Can't wait for Wed. Last week was awesome. Since then, I have ripped out the entire baby blanket, boo hoo! Judi

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What the boys can do when left alone!

Look what Rich and Timmy were able to do while I was at knitting! I don't think Rich has ever carved a pumpkin before. Timmy drew the face and Rich and he cut it out. In case you aren't able to tell, both of the pumpkins have a Frankenstein theme going on!

I guess I should leave them alone more often :) :) :)
take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Eve Recap

Hello you loopy ewes! Despite the fact that I didn't feel well I had a fun night. I didn't think I'd last as long as I did!

Judi the snacks were good! I enjoyed the meatballs. I've never had turkey meatballs. I also liked those chips :) :) Thanks for all the goodies :) I must say the colors of that blanket you are so nice! I'm sure it will be a treasure for the recipient!

Dawnelle it looks like you've done a lot of work on that sweater. Did you have a question you wanted to ask me. I seem to remember you starting to ask something but don't recall if you did! I'm sorry you had to unknit your sock. It is a very pretty one! Thank goodness for Judi's feet!

Kathleen, I've been there done that on the mitten. Trust me the third one is much easier! I really like that hat you are making and want to try one! I forgot to ask what color flowers are you going to make? I'll look through the mitten patterns for you to see if I have one that might work.

Ingrid, the mitten you made is so pretty. The yarn is so soft!!!! It knits up pretty easily doesn't it! I don't think you will have a problem with the stuffed one you are making. Yours will be better because of my mistakes! I wish I knew to stuff my thumb better!!! It knits up pretty quickly. If you need help the hot line will be open! (just not tonight!)

I came home to fine two nicely carved jack-o-lanterns. Rich and Timmy did a good job! I'll have to take pictures to share! (the sharp objects were kept away from me!) I hope to finish my second mitten this weekend. I also want to work on that baby blanket some. Judi here's the pattern for the baby blanket.

Have a fun night tomorrow ladies!

take care,
Dawn K

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hey Guys, I'm catching up on the blog! I missed you! I got home around 10:30, exhausted and wound up so much that I couldn't sleep until 1 a.m. How was the knitting? I have been knitting, you'll be proud of me. But I screwed up on the plane, so I put it away for awhile. For now, I am working on 3 Halloween costumes for a last minute party on Saturday.
What's this I hear about a trip to Falmouth? Wait a minute, you can't go without me! (Actually, I was at the Sage last Sunday! I bought the yarn for the baby blanket I'm working on.)
I can do snacks nest Tuesday, but would you mind if we come to your house Ingrid? If not, I can do it. Let's talk!
Glad to be back. Baltimore was great, not much fun, but interesting stuff. See you all on Tuesday. Judi

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Warm Fruit Compote

1 (29 ounce) cans sliced peaches, drained
1 (29 ounce) cans pear halves, drained and sliced
1 (10 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15 ounce) can apricot halves, drained and sliced
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup (or so!) of brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a 5-qt. slow cooker combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until heated through. Serve over pound cake, ice cream or alone!
take care,

World Series Wednesday!

A little recap of the night! It was nice to get together tonight even if it was just a few of us! Ingrid thanks again for hosting. It's always so much fun and your house is so comfy and inviting. (the upstairs ain't bad either LOL!) I knew you would "get" the sock!!!!! I'm glad to help put you back on track. Next week I will have my cuff done on my mitten so we can begin the fun part together. I'm so mad I forgot my 3's. I wasn't even thinking that they don't come in the Knit Pick kit! At least I got to work on baby boy B's blanket.

Kathleen, I am loving the color of your mittens. They are so pretty. I think your W&T look perfect!!!! When it felts it will be just lovely!!! Do you have the yarn for Livy Loo's pair?

Dawn that sweater is going to be so nice! I'm sure it will be halfway done by Tuesday when we meet again LOL!!! You did a lot tonight! I wish I were free tomorrow at 4. I'd love to go with you. Yes, let's plan that trip to Falmouth! I'm sure I could come up with something I need to buy :) :)

GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

take care,

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Wednesday Night Recap!

Hello Loopy Ewes! Wednesday night was a blast! I'm still laughing about that poor man's name! Cathy, thank you for all of the delicious eats. I could not tear myself away from your garden taco dip. Delish! The eclairs you brought were very tasty, and they were so good that I was eating them one after another like m&m's! Your dishcloth is beautiful . . . a Cathy M original! Dawn, your mittens came out spectacularly! You are truly a knitting genius! Dawnelle, I am in love with that monkey sock! Someday, somehow I'm going to have to try one! Ingrid, your brown and green socks are looking so nice! You can do it! Judi, your Fibonacci scarf looks awesome and eclectic. Thanks for all of the yarn sharing, and I hope you have fun in Baltimore next week!

Loopy Ewes, I have to thank you for the beautiful flowers and the adorable sheep card. You ladies went above and beyond with both. Don't you all know that I selfishly invited you all to the sleepover so that I could have a blast with all of my knitting buddies? You guys were doing me a favor!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Kathleen :-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Here are my recipes from Friday night.

Potato Casserole

1 package ore ida shredded hash browns
1 can cream of potato soup (or cream of broccoli, or mushroom)
1 16 oz container sour cream
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Thaw potatoes. Add cream of potato soup, sour cream and cheese. Bake at 375º for 1 hour or until golden brown.

Italian Crock Pot Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (whole or cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 stick BUTTER (tastes better than margarine)
1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, room temperature

Melt butter, pour over chicken in crock pot. Sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix. Cover, and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Blend soup and cream cheese, pour over chicken for last 1/2 hour.* Serve over angel hair or your choice of pasta.

*when I add the soup and cheese, I take the chicken out, blend the soup/cheese into the pot contents until creamy, and return chicken for the last 1/2 hr.
take care,
Dawn K

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Photo Montage

Hi Ladies,

What can I say. I had the most fun last night and this morning. I uploaded the pictures to a slide show and then added this same slide show to our sidebar. Judi if you have some pictures you want to add you can email them to me.

Kathleen your mother's home is simply gorgeous!!!! I am sure I speak for all of us when I say THANK EWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The scarves that Kathleen, Dawnelle, and Judi were making really are cool looking. I think you all pooled a great supply of yarn.

Pam I love the mitten! I want to make one to not felt for a school project :) Oh and that blueberry bread pudding was so good. Please do share the recipe!

Cathy, YAY! You finished your booga bag. I will certainly be speedy felting it for you. I think we need to call you the purling princess now :) Judi will love the dish cloth you are making. Thanks for your snack. The chips and salsa were my favorite!

Judi (or Udi!) you certainly got all of your felting done last night! The booga bag is so pretty. I love the colors!! As I mentioned above the scarf you began is so pretty!! Thanks for the chicken and rice. Both were very tasty! I also can't tell you how much I enjoyed that coffee this morning. I could use a cup right now :)

Dawnelle. Thank you so much for that mitten help. I hope the second one comes out easier for me. That W&T really threw me off last night. Your scarf is so lovely as well. Thanks also for sharing the Captain with me :) :) :) :) The sundaes from last night were so delicious! I also enjoyed the fruit this morning.

Kathleen, I just love those socks you finished. The colors are beautiful. Your scarf is pretty cool looking too. I think I'm most intrigued by the knitting needles you were using! :) The chili you made was so very good. Thanks! Your frittata looked pretty good. I'm sure others will rave about for me! (sorry I'm not an egg fan).

As for me...well, I'm a bit disappointed in the mitten I am making. The W&T holes aren't making me happy! I did finish the first one tonight. Maybe the second one won't be as frustrating with a little more sleep. Speaking of sleep. I came home and took a three hour nap with Mackenzie!

The field trip was fun. I enjoyed all the displays and am looking forward to making those mittens (same as yours Ingrid) after I wrap up my last few lingering projects.

I hope you ladies enjoy the pictures.

take care,

Friday, October 12, 2007

A rose by any other name

So, it's one in the morning and I was woken up by the sound of thunder. I have been in bed tossing and turning....and oh so tired! My mind began to wonder. To what you might ask...well to Dawnelle. It crossed my mind that Dawn L (aka Dawnelle) has a lovely nickname made from her first name and last name initial. Where is this leading you might ask's leading to me, Dawn K. There's really not a nice flowing way to say that. Unless of course you start hearing Mike Myer's voice from Shrek say it and I now become...Donkey!!!

Hmmmmm. What are you worried about now you might be asking yourself....I am hoping that no one decides to "nicknameize" that and simply refer to me as an a$$. Just a thought I will ponder as I go back to sleep!! take care,
Dawn K

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thanks, everybody, for a wonderful birthday. I really appreciate all the effort and positive wishes. I can't think of a better birthday in years. I am very excited about tomorrow night. Dawn, I didn't realize you were making chicken, I would have made something different!

Mostly, I am excited about learning all about felting. Yippee!!

See you guys around 5:30. Judi, the birthday girl.

"Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I Love Ya, Tomorrow!"

We're on the brink of our first ever sleepover, Loopy Ewes! I can't wait! I hope you are all as excited as I am. I thought I would post the food line-up, so we all know what goodies to expect in our fun 24 hours, as well as a few reminders.

Snacks - Cathy
Vegetable Chili - Kathleen
Crockpot Chicken - Dawn
Chicken Dish - Judi
Margaritas - Pam
Cider - Kathleen (rum - d.elle?)
Sundaes - Dawnelle

Coffee- Judi
Blueberry Bread Pudding - Pam
Potato Casserole - Dawn
Frittata - Kathleen
Fresh Fruit - Dawnelle
Bacon - Judi

If you are felting, make sure you bring a zippered pillowcase, agitator (like towels or jeans) and blocking materials (plastic bags and cereal boxes) if you are blocking. Also if you like to use a special soap, that might come in handy too.

If you want to join in the Fibonacci knit-a-long, bring some leftover balls of yarn from your stash. The scarf comes together in varying rows of different types of yarn. Anything goes with this project, the more variety, the more potential for an eclectic (if you want), one-of-a-kind Loopy Ewe scarf. You can go as crazy or as conservative as you want. The project calls for size US 10 or US 13 needles.

PJs, toothbrush and your favorite teddy bear, if you need it. It gets chilly at the house, so a jacket, fleece or sweatshirt might come in handy.

And don't forget your knitting! Start thinking of upcoming projects that you'll need awesome yarn for, because we're heading to the 26th Annual Wool Fair the next day.

Any questions, concerns or requests, email me or give me a ring!
Here's to the best sleepover, ever! Kathleen :-)

Judi's Loopy Birthday

Judi I'm sorry you weren't feeling well for your big Loopy Birthday. I'm glad you made it though. I'm happy to see that you picked up the clogs and worked on them. Maybe on Friday night you can finish them :) :)
Pam, your mitten color is gorgeous. You really did a lot of work on it since last week. I think you should try the other one the magic loop way. Oh, if you notice the time on this post you'll notice that I am up again this morning too early! We should have coffee!
Susan thanks for the soup and salad. They were both good :) I only saw the little hooded sweater you were working on for a short while, but it was loooooking goooood!
Dawnelle, you are putting us all to shame with those quick fingers of yours. I am so impressed with those mittens! I think I'll bring some yarn and "whip" up a pair this weekend.
Kathleen, will you be wearing the socks on Friday? You should be done then. (I should be too, but I won't). Thanks for the oh so delicious birthday cupcakes. That was very thoughtful of you!
Ingrid, just remember, "I think I can...I think I can...I think I can". The socks you are making should go so much faster than that other pair because the yarn weight is different. I hope you have a good time this weekend at the get together.
I just don't know what got into me last about loopy!!!!
See you all soon.
take care,

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Too pooped to post!

Girls, I'll catch up on the nights events tomorrow. I'm too tired! All that laughing wore me out!!!!

Hope everyone has a good night's sleep.

take care,

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


"Hippo Birdie, Two Ewes!
Hippo Birdie, Two Ewes!
Hippo Birdie, Deer Ewe!
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!"

(birthday greeting courtesy of Sandra Boynton)

Happy Birthday Judi!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hey Loopy ladies, What a fun night of knitting!

Pam, I really enjoyed your wonderful home, and the food was grand, as usual. I love your doggies and cat. Thanks for the great margarita. I'm getting into the habit! Thanks, Dawn K, for the encouragement. I love the challenge of knitting, it appeals to my adventurous spirit. One day I will be a seasoned pro!
Looking forward to next week. I'm off to New York tomorrow, can't wait to see the big apple. Peace, Judi

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A quick recap of the nights events!

Pam thank you for hosting! You have a lovely home! The room we were in was so cozy. Thank you also for the great food! I am proud of myself for getting there and only getting lost once!

Judi how very proud we all are of you for starting that clog! You go girl!!

Pam, it was fun taking a peek at all the projects you are working on. I really liked the color of your mittens.

Dawn, I'm impressed. You are such a fast knitter to not only have finished the scarf, but you make the entire ensemble!! I also love the color of your mitten. I think it would be a nice match to the color in my entrelac scarf ;)

Speaking of lovely colors...Kathleen your yarn is just beautiful! We have to find you a project now to use it on! (I know not a well structured sentence! It's late!) Your sock will be done the next time we meet I'm sure.

Jane, it was so nice to see you. I could sit and listen to your accent all night long! I'm sorry I forgot to say thanks for all the emails you send. They are always fun to read.

I guess we all need to pool our ideas for the big weekend eat off :) :) :) :)

Ingrid, I'm sorry you couldn't make it tonight. You were missed! I will say I took advantage and did a little singing LOL!

Cathy and Sue you were missed as well. I hope to see you both next Wednesday.

take care,

Tonight's Gathering

Hi Everyone...

Pam would like to have the knitting group at her house tonight. If you no longer have directions just give a holler and someone will share theirs!

Sorry to hear you won't be joining us tonight will be misseed!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I'm Sorry...

I'm really sorry to have to do this, but I have to cancel having our group here tomorrow night :(

I wouldn't do this, especially last minute, unless it was something very important - but this involves a friends daughter that I really need to be there for.

I'll send out an email, just incase someone misses the post. I'm bummed that I'm going to miss our get together... see you guys next week.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A little night cap anyone?

It was a mellow kind of night today. We all need that every now and then. It was nice to have such an international treat for snacks. Ingrid it was all so good. My favorite was the peanuts and coconut mixture. I never would have thought to serve that over rice. YUM YUM!~ Sorry about confusing my two white meats LOL! My mind is elsewhere tonight. Your bag is coming along nicely! I'm sure it will be another one to cross off your list soon. :)

Judi your sock is almost there. Don't give up hope! We'll get you to the end and the second one will be a breeze!!!

Kathleen, you old pro you!!! I am impressed at the precise match up between your two socks.
Oh, and as an aside I can't wait to use FB in a conversation! :) :) Thanks for your witty write up as well!!

Dawnelle that scarf will be done before you know it! I know your sister will just love it! I am looking forward to seeing the shawl you are making your mom. It will be so pretty!

See you all next week.

Take care,
Dawn K

Monday, September 24, 2007

Grounded & Knitting~!

For those who weren't aware, last weekend was the "pullng the boat from the water" weekend...and it eneded up being quite the adventure! We spend the night on the boat at Billingsgate in Wellfleet waiting for a tow off of this sandbar! One might think that this would be a perfect time to knit, but not until we were towed off and on our way to Dennis could I really start to knit the hat I intended to finish weeks ago...It WILL be done by Wednesday! I do have to tell you that this is not our boat, but this photo is a great representation of our situation! Although, when inside the cabin the angle feels a whole lot smaller! We didn't have a camera, but we did have the two 4 legged friends...they seemed to have a blast, although it felt like they were sizing up who to eat first!! I wish I could have documented the whole ordeal on film!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday Field Trip!

On Friday, Dawnelle, Ingrid and I met up at the Kristal Sunnyside Wool Shop in Brewster. The three of us walked into the tiny shop and our mouths dropped open when we saw all of the beautiful colors of yarn on display. The owner of the shop is very friendly and helpful, and it will be easy to make a trip back in the near future. We were happy to take a satellite trip on behalf of the group and hope that we can all go back for another Loopy Ewe field trip very soon! In the meantime, we have fun news for the weekend of the sleepover, which we'll reveal at our gathering on Wednesday! Sometimes I just love surprises! :-P Kathleen

Sock Help

I mentioned the other night that I found one particular website very helpful while I was in the throes of knitting my sock, especially in the dark hours of the night. Here is a link to the website, so you can check it out if you need to. It was extremely helpful when I was doing the kitchener stitch at the midnight hour.

The Sock Knitter's Companion

Happy Knitting!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Spinach Artichoke Dip

"Parmesan cheese bubbles on the surface of this rich chafing-dish dipper that gets its tang from marinated artichokes. Three cloves of garlic punch up the flavor of this favorite appetizer."

· 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
· 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
· 3 cloves garlic, minced
· 1/2 cup mayonnaise
· 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
· 2 tablespoons lemon juice
· 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 inch baking dish.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Mix in the artichoke hearts, spinach and Parmesan cheese. Season with garlic and lemon juice. Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.
3. Bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, and let the dish bake uncovered for 5 more minutes, or until the surface is lightly browned.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mexican Layer Dip

For tonight, while I am half awake and remembering...I will post one recipe...with more to come!
The Mexican layer dip starts with (on the bottom)
1 Can Refried Beans
2 lb of sauteed ground beef
3-4 mashed avocado (or purchased guacamole)
8oz sour cream
8oz monteray jack cheese
8 oz cheddar cheese
3-5 chopped tomatoes
6 chopped green onions

Every item here is up to your discretion on how much or even if you would like to include it! AND...the order is always fun to change!

Can you feel the love?

Oh, ladies it was another fun night. My head hurts from laughing so much :).
Dawnelle thank you for your snacks tonight. The Mexican dip was just scrumptious! I love the socks you made! The colors are beautiful. I also really like the wrap you are going to be making. I'll bet it will be just elegant!

Ingrid, thanks again for being such a sweet hostess! I noticed you counting tonight and tried not to interrupt :)

Kathleen your sock, well what can I say....if a picture says a thousand words then seeing it in person is a million words. Are there that many for spectacular!!

Cathy, your I-cord is coming along nicely. That bag of yours will be done before you know it!

To those who couldn't make it, we missed you!

I'm looking forward to next week and Ingrid it's looks like it's really your night for snacks.

Dawn K (Dawnelle that was for you :) )