Friday, August 31, 2007

A little funny from Judi

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Ok, I know I love to start new projects and am not the best at finishing HOWEVER I am on the path to changing my ways < wink >

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!

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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!!!!!!

take care,

Friday, August 24, 2007

Webkinz Couture Revisited

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 booties

For 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

Knit 1

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!
Kathleen :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm baaacccckkkk.......

Hey there, Loopies! I just got home and caught up on all of your blogs. What a great week you have had! I'm so impressed with the work everyone is doing, or planning, or daring to try. I might have to order that damn sock book! Ingrid, were you one of the orderers? You're putting me to shame. I am almost done with the felted bag, and I am hoping someone will come felt with me this week.
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!

take care,
Dawn K

Dishcloth exchange

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

take care,
Dawn K

Fruit Tart!

The Crust

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

Let's get Picky....

Knit Picky that is! There are some things I want to order from Knit Picks and if we combine our order we can get free shipping if we spend $45. I want some new cables for my Knit Pick Options. Take a look and see if there is anything you'd like and tomorrow night we can put an order together.

take care,
Dawn K

Monday, August 20, 2007

Birthday Square Scarf

That's what I decided to call it when I gave it to my mom this past weekend. "Here's your Entrelac scarf" just doesn't sound very pretty. I hated to part with it, but when all was said and done the scarf was 62" long and looked a tad more even all around from blocking it. (I pinned the sucker to a mattress, gave it a few quick spritzes with a water bottle and that was that.) When my mother opened it, she said she really liked it and that the colors were just right. (Yippee!) Here are a couple of photos of the finished scarf.


In all it's glory

Happy Birthday Mom!

Now what am I going to knit?!?
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Friday, August 17, 2007

Question of the night...

Ashley came into the kitchen this evening and said
"So, mom, were the loopy's singing 'Rehab' the other night???"

(first of all, since when did you start calling us 'the loopy's' and second, where did you ever hear "Rehab"??? :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Entrelac Scarf

Ingrid and Kathleen's scarves look so nice I thought I would share the pattern here for any of you loopy ewes that might like to try it.

Entrelac Scarf

take care,
Dawn K

Another fun night!

Last night was great fun again! Pam, I am still full from all that great food. The calzones you made were excellent!!! The dip was very good and I think I am going to buy some of those Cape Cod tortilla chips. Oh, were they good. I loved the veggies and dip. Eating those sort of negated all the calories from the turtle sundaes. I've never had an ice cream so good!!!! Thank you so much!

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!

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Dawnelle suggested this as a field trip but when I google it, it shows that the show has been cancelled. Am I reading this wrong?
take care,


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.

HGTV Dishcloth

Basic Knitted Dishcloth

Dishcloth Boutique

Melissa's Knit Dishcloth Patterns

take care,

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm sad

and don't have it in me to repost what I wrote in my blog, but wanted to share what happened today.


Yarn Sale

I just wanted to pass on some sale information. There is a good sale going on at
(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

Thank you Dawnelle

Thank you Dawn for a wonderful time on Thursday night. It was a lovely evening and you did a great job! Wow, the food! There was so much of it! The weather was perfect. (Aren't you glad you didn't do it yesterday!) The people were friendly (as were the mosquito's LOL!).

Thanks for inviting us Loopy Ewes! I hope you've recovered from all that hard work.

take care,

Thursday, August 9, 2007

A Hot Time at Ingrid's last night!

Thanks Ingrid for hosting last night! Thanks as well to Susan for the snacks!! It sure was a hot one!!! I think it was too hot for most of us to really knit. Pam you were on a roll with your booga bag! Judi the sock is looking great. Thanks for the books! Ingrid, I'm sure the next sock you make will not be even touched by a dog! Susan the sweater you are making is really nice. I am looking forward to seeing it finished! Dawnelle, I hope you aren't feeling too stressed about getting ready for tonight! I'm looking forward to your party. Oh, and your sweater is looking wonderful! Cathy we missed you!!! Kathleen we missed you too and you had all of our thoughts this week.

take care,

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Is it ever too early to start planning?

I found this website and thought I would share :) :)

take care,
Dawn K

Friday, August 3, 2007

Boston Harbor

Ingrid and her beautiful photos prompted me to remember some pics Don took of Boston Harbor last Saturday while I was still tucked in and comfortable in bed!! I thought that they were so beautiful that I must share them! the way, I got lots of knitting and reading done on those two 12-14 hour sails!!

Hi from Acadia!

Just wanted to say 'hi' We're on the last leg of our vacation - The other family that we are with is leaving today & we are heading out early in the a.m. It is so beautiful here! We've been on the go from sun up to sun down every day since we've been here. There are some amazing hikes and the kayaking is great. (haven't seen one yarn store though :(

this is the view from our campsite
We have a front row seat to the water :)

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

Three's Company!

Come and sit on our floor......
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!

take care,
Dawn K