Friday, August 31, 2007
So, I finished my scarf (sorry for the cruddy picture), I finished my 3rd mini sock for Dawn, (not that the first 2 did her any good) I finished my dishcloth for Dawnelle :) Yep, I said finished the dishcloth! I made a new 8 foot long icord for my booga bag - yes loopys, I am on a roll! :)
Today, I may even restart one of my socks. Life is good!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Isn't she lovely in her first knit sweater!! Dawnelle it's just BEA- U -TI -FUL!!! We are all so proud of you! We also are looking forward to the new field trip to see where you bought this pretty wool. You will be the warmest loopy ewe this winter!!!
Kathleen your sock is so pretty! I really like those colors. Your blue yarn is here. I'll wind it and have it for you next week.
Judi I am looking forward to seeing your purse all felted and put together. I'll post your cartoon tomorrow.
Dawn, thank you for my dishcloth. I just love it and it is the perfect color :) :)
Pam, the dishcloth your making is very pretty in the color you chose as well. I guess tomorrow will be the day I start mine!
Rumor has it that Ingrid is busy catching up on all of her unfinished knitting projects. I can't wait to see what she's accomplished.
I don't know about the rest of you but I am stuffed...and thirsty! The buffalo wings were spicy.
Before I end, let's have another round of applause for Dawnelle!!!!!!
Friday, August 24, 2007
I know I've posted this outfit before, but now I have a pattern to go along with it. On Wednesday night, we were not only joined by the adorable Loopettes, but some of their furry webkinz as well. Shauna seemed very interested about giving her webkinz some style, so Ingrid requested the pattern for the Webkinz couture. It's the first time I've ever written a pattern, so I hope it makes sense. Here goes!
Webkinz scarf and bootiesFor the booties, make 4 Bitty Baby booties, pattern courtesy of Dawn K.
For the scarf
Using size 7 double-pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches. Knit in garter stitch until 10 ½ inches in length. Slip 4 stitches onto another needle and address later. Knit the 4 stitches on the remaining needle for 12 rows, continuing in garter stitch. Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail, but leave stitches on the needle. Go back to the other needle and join in yarn. Knit 12 rows in garter stitch, making sure that you end with the yarn on the outside edge. (If you don’t, rip out or add a row. Just make sure it is even with the stitches you have knit on the other needle.) Slip stitches from one needle to the other, so that all 8 stitches are on one needle. Knit back and forth for 10 more rows (garter stitch) and bind off. If a flower is desired, knit in contrasting color, following the instructions below. Center on the end opposite from the slit you have created and sew on with needle and thread. Wrap the scarf around webkinz and pull flower end through the slit. You now have a stylin' pet!
For the flower (adapted from "Flower in Bloom" pattern on For the Love of Yarn website)
Cast on 31 stitches.
Knit 1, bind off 4
Knit 1, bind off 4
Knit 1, bind off 4
Knit 1, bind off 4
Knit 1, bind off 4
Cut 8-inch tail. Thread through yarn needle and thread through stitches remaining on needle. Draw together and shape flower. Sew decorative button with needle and thread in the center for flower middle, if desired.Happy Knitting!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
We returned from Minnesota this evening, after a rainy week there with my kids, grandkids, and many friends. Lynn and I had a good time, but are really glad to be back. We were in airports for 12 hours on Saturday, so I knit and knit and knit! And my granddaughter, Zoey, asked me to help her learn to knit next time we get together! I can't wait for next Wed. See you all then. Judi
We were fortunate last night to have two new loopettes at our gathering. Livia and Shauna both joined in on the fun. Livia's pink square is quite lovely as is the beautifully colored scarf that Shauna is making as her own birthday present this fall. They enjoyed the festivities so much that they have decided to join our knitting exchange.
Dawnelle's food was so good. They tart was wonderful. I'm glad she shared the recipe! The "secret" treat was quite tasty! I really liked the cucumber dill dip. YUM!!!!
Dawnelle's sweater is coming along nicely! It will be finished before you know it! Ingrid, I'm glad to see you are working on that reggae hat! LOL! And let us not forget that Kathleen has dived into the world of sock knitting! Ingrid's sock book is so informative that both Dawnelle and I ordered one this morning!
For those of you who weren't with us last night, we picked names for the dishcloth exchange. We decided not to keep it a secret! Here's the list. We know that Susan had surgery and won't be able to knit for several weeks so we won't put her under the pressure to make one.
Dawn K has Kathleen
Cathy has Judi
Kathleen has Ingrid
Judi has Pam
Ingrid has Dawnelle
Pam has Cathy
Dawnelle has Dawn K
Livia has Shauna
Shauna has Livia
1 stick softened butter
1/2 t. baking powder
2 T sugar
1 3/4 c flour
Combine ingredients in either a food processor or using the dough hook in a mixer. (don't over blend)
Press in tart pan and prick with fork.
Bake 20 minutes at 400
filling: 1 large box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup half and half
11/4 cup milk
Beat at medium speed. When thickened, beat at high speed. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Spread in crust.
Use whatever fruit is in season to decorate tart!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Now what am I going to knit?!?
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Susan, I hope your surgery goes well on Tuesday. We'll be thinking of you!
Kathleen, the scarf is just gorgeous! Both you and Ingrid have inspired me to make one! I just need to pick out the colors. Judi, the yarn on your bag is just the softest! I can't wait to see it when you finish!! Have fun in Minnesota. We will miss you! Dawnelle, I'm sorry it looks like our field trip is a no go! Ingrid, thanks for sharing all those books. I have some gift certificates I need to use. I want to get The Friday Night Knitting Club. I noticed that it is being made into a movie with Julia Roberts!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
And pick up your knitting needles because gang, we are having a dishcloth exchange! Yup, you heard it right! Dawnelle suggested a dishcloth exchange and while the details haven't been ironed out you can get started soaking up the ideas.
Here are a few links for your perusing pleasure.
Basic Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa's Knit Dishcloth Patterns
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
(and I know how much we all need more yarn! :)
I'm not ordering any this time but I have ordered from them before - great customer service, prices, etc.
Oh, and.... the clear "Loopy" bags are in :) Very cute!!!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thanks for inviting us Loopy Ewes! I hope you've recovered from all that hard work.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
these were taken on one of our hikes
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. It sounds like I missed some good food last week. I'm bummed too that I missed the book signing.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Knit a stitch that is new.....
We've a loveable space that needs your face,
Three's company too.
You'll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you......
Down at our rendez-vous,
Three's company, too!!!!!!
Cathy, Dawnelle and I were the only ones here last night! Pam I'm sorry you weren't up to it! Kathleen I hope you are feeling better! And the rest of you vacationers....Hurry Home Soon!!
Cathy brought the yummiest treats last night and in such clever displays! Her kielbasa was so good and I don't even like kielbasa! The fruit kabobs were pretty good too. Cathy said she put them on skewers to represent knitting needles. And those nuts in the ice cream cones were outstanding. I especially liked the candied nuts!