Monday, December 29, 2008

If anyone might be interested...

We are having knitting at my house tomorrow night! Come if you can, but if not...see you next week!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

T-Minus Ten Days until the Loopy Ewe Potluck!

Hello Loopy Ewes! It's getting closer to our big holiday potluck/swap celebration! I thought I'd take this opportunity to get the ball rolling, and this party started by having people think about what they'd like to bring to the festivities. Simply post a comment with what you'd like to bring, and I'll start a list in this post for all to see. The early bird catches the worm, so to speak, so if you're itching to bring something in particular, post away!

DL - Quinoa Vegetable Paella
Dawn - Mac and Cheese
Ingrid - 7-layer salad or finger sandwiches
Judi -
Wendy - Boneless Buffalo Chicken
Kathleen - Apple Crisp

Hope you all had a lovely holiday! K :-)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to Ewe!

I just wanted to wish all of my dear Loopy Ewes, a Merry Christmas!  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!  I'm thinking about all of ewe today!

Kathleen :-)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, Kathleen, What a Pain Ewe Are!

Hello Loopy Ewes!  

I admittedly missed last week's Loopy Ewe fun that involved a discussion of our annual holiday potluck where the initial decision was to have a Yankee Swap with handmade gifts.  While I am a big fan of the idea of handmade gifts, I'm not a fan of the swap of yankees.  I've spoken to a couple of other ewes who also have some concerns about the Yankee Swap in this instance, so I thought I'd propose some alternative scenarios for the swap.  With all of these, I'm keeping the $15 limit and handmade requirement in play.

Option 1:  Everyone brings a gift as planned, and then everyone is given a number from 1-7 or so when they walk in the door.  When it's time to exchange gifts, we all pick a number from 1-7 out of a hat and that's who you give your gift to.

Option 2:  Regular Secret Santa.  Everyone puts her name in a bag.  We all draw a name and plan a gift for that person.

Option 3:  I'll put the Yankee Swap in there as an option, since a lot of people already agreed upon it.  (What I'm not wild about here is opening a cool gift and having someone take it from me!)

Please chime in and let us know what you think.  Post an anonymous comment with your vote.  I expect to see 7 answers, Loopy Ewes!

Another post will be posted as we get closer about what everyone wants to bring for the potluck part.  I won't see ewe all tomorrow, as we are in the throes of the Nutcracker this week in my neck of the woods.  Hope you all have a blast tomorrow!  K :-)

Missing Ewe...

Is anyone interested in having knitting group on the last Tuesday of December, 12/30? Just wondering...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I love a rainy night!

In this crazy holiday season, it was so nice to take a time out and sit and knit with the Loopy Ewes! Thank you for hosting at your very beautifully decorated Christmas-y home, Dawn! You are really on a roll with those Christmas gifts...most of which I won't talk about! But Brittany is a lucky, lucky daughter! Wendy... you had some very cool show-and-tell knits!!! You definitely need a photo of the newest hat to put on this blog! Judi...I am so proud of how you keep trucking on the sock! AND...I can't wait to see your baby Llama hat!

So...the news you have all been waiting for! We have worked out a Holiday exchange that I hope is acceptable to those who were not there last night! We will schedule a potluck for January 7th and everyone can post what they would like to bring! We thought a nice way to exchange gifts would be a Yankee Swap! The rules of the swap would be a price limit of $15.00 and the item has to be HAND CRAFTED! Hand Crafted means it must be made by you or purchased by you, but hand made by someone else!!! So, Happy Holidays Loopy Ewes!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Where, oh where are we tonight?

Actually tomorrow night. I just spoke with Ingrid. She's pulling grandma duty and won't be able to host (or attend hoo). It looks like it will be at my house tomorrow night. The week after Ingrid will host for Wendy. Then back to me...then Judi, Dawn L...then back to Ingrid...and so on ...and so on....and so on!

Round and round and round we go. Where we meet I hope you'll know. Oh, dear. I've been in kindergarten too long LOL!

See you all tomorrow with bells on!

take care,
Dawn K

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hi Loopies...

I would love to have this week's knit-along at my house, unless someone has already planned. Let me know. I really missed last week. Can't wait to see all the new projects. Judi

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I just couldn't wait...

I finished these the day we left for Colorado and just couldn't wait...I gave my sister her gift a month early!! Oh well, maybe I should wait to weave in those ends next time!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Purple Snowmen!

Hello Loopy Ewes! Hope you are all keeping warm! The mini snowfall we had earlier this week took me completely by surprise. My girl was in need of some warm mittens STAT, so I decided to take matters into my own knitterly hands. I found this pattern on Ravelry and got to work on Wednesday night, while you all were having fun at Dawn's. :-( ( I had to do something to keep me busy while I was missing all of the fun!) These mittens were a relatively quick knit, and I'm pretty happy with the result. The girl is really pleased with them, and I'm thrilled that she will now have toasty hands!

Hope you all had fun on Wednesday! How was your evening together?

Happy Thanksgiving, Loopy Ewes!

Kathleen :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thanks, Kathleen, for the enthusiastic summary of last week, and the encouragement!. I still have sock fever, but have had to do some ripping, but it's all good. I went to Adventures in knitting, and bought myself some 40" size 4 needles, and I am itching to start my SECOND PAIR of socks! I hope everyone is feeling better, and that we have a big group at your house, Dawn, on Wed.
Judy, it was cool to see you thrift-shopping like me on Friday afternoon! I had to tackle you to guard the yarn I was lusting after! LOL. Oh, that reminds me, I saw an antique yarn winder at the thrift shop in Orleans, if anyone is interested. Too pricey for me. Call me if you are interested.
See you Wed. Judi

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Three Loopy Wednesday!

We may have been small in number, but DL, Judi and I had a great time together.  The snacks were certainly tasty - the yummy cheese ball that Judi made, the cream cheese goodness that DL brought and some chips, veggies and dip to round out the snacking.  Judi, we were very proud of your sock fever tonight!  You're almost there with that second sock!  Keep going, girlfriend!  DL, the socks you made are gorgeous!  I want a pair!  Your pups were a lot of fun to have around, and they were very well-behaved.  What good boys!  Hopefully, I'll finish my poncho sooner rather than later.  I haven't done this much stockinette in awhile!

Dawn, Ingrid, Wendy and Bunny Judy, we missed you!  Dawn, we hope you are feeling much better!  Ingrid, we hope that you had a fun night with your daughter!

Looks like we are at Dawn K's next week!  Have a great weekend, Loopy Ewes!
K :-)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wednesday night at Judi's

UPDATE: We will meet at Judi's Wednesday 11/12! See you there!

Hey Loopies, I'm thinking ahead to Wed, and wondering if you all want to come here to our house? Or if someone else has already offered, just let me know. I don't know if I can top the light show from last week, but I'll try! Judi

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The night the lights went out!

Dawn L thanks for hosting. It was lovely! Kathleen, thanks for the great recap. I was too pooped! When Ingrid got her tour of Dawn's house she said that she loved all the nooks and crannies. I said it sounded like a Thomas' English muffin. Ingrid wanted to know how I knew that's what she got me for the it was funny (too me anyway LOL!) when Ingrid opened her swap and there were english muffins in there from me.

I wrote a THANK YOU to Ingrid on my blog today if you want to see it.

take care,
Dawn K

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cup Cozy Swap Success!

Hello Loopy Ewes, I just wanted to thank you all for participating in the Flippin' Cup Cozy Swap! Everyone put together such thoughtful and happy surprises for their partner. The cozies all turned out beautifully, and I liked how everyone ended up choosing a different pattern to knit.

Dawn, your cabled cozy was beautiful, and while I still don't understand the whole Thomas' English muffin thing, that moment really cracked me up! Ingrid, the cozy that you made for Dawn was lovely, and I really liked the color. Dawn, your reaction to receiving the banana game was like a kid on Christmas, and it was so much fun to see you so excited!. Ingrid, I really liked all of the little goodies that you put in Dawn's basket. Well done! Judi, you did a beautiful job on your cozy for Wendy and I really liked how you packaged all of the goodies in that pretty bag. DL, you were a knitting machine! I really liked all of the lavender goodies that you made for Judi, and the mug was really beautiful. Your cozy was really lovely, and while you were worried that it was skimpy, it really was perfect for that mug. Nicely done! Wendy, thank you so much for my most awesome swap package. The cozies were both beautiful, and I love how they were both knit in my favorite cozy pattern. The tea, the yarn and the bag are all outstanding. You went above and beyond. Thank you, thank you!

Ready for another swap, Loopy Ewes?


So the swap was a great success! Too bad the lights went out, but I think that happened on purpose so we could all go home and play with the spoils in our swap packages. :-) Everyone brought really yummy snacks, and it was another fun Loopy night, even if it was a little short!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

K :-)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cozy Swap Tomorrow!!!

Hello Loopy Ewes! Just a little reminder that the cozy swap is tomorrow, November 5th at Dawn L's. As a little review, here are the parameters again that I posted last month:
  • 1 knitted coffee cup cozy
  • 1 coffee cup
  • coffee or tea or a gift card (if you know your recipient likes Starbucks and have no clue because you never go there, go for the gift card) I'm thinking this part of the swap should be between $5 and $10.
  • anything else you'd like to include to make your recipient smile (treats, etc.)
  • if anyone has other ideas about what they've included in their end of the swap, feel free to post an anonymous comment about it for those last minute LEs.
Here's to a great swap tomorrow! Hope everyone has had fun putting it all together! K :-)

Happy Election Day

In addition to acknowledging this exciting day, I wanted to let ewe all know I am happy to host knitting tomorrow night (for the swap?) Everyone ready with their cozies???

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Could you just kiss that face?????

This is a hat I made for Jack this past weekend. I brought it over for him today. I think he likes it :) :)

By the way, he is 8 months old today!!

See you all next week.

take care,
Dawn K

Monday, October 27, 2008

Where oh where are we Wednesday night?

I guess I'm out of the loop (get it loop...loopyewes LOL!) in knowing where we are meeting this week.

I always have my door open if we need it here.

Maybe one of EWE (I'm on a roll!) will let me know.

Don't be sheepish (I'm killing myself here!)

take care,

Dawn K


Hi Loopy Ewes! I thought in the spirit of Halloween, I would post a photo of some spooky creatures that I finished over the weekend. My favorite girl has named them, "The Boo Bunch". Here we have Blue Boo 1 and Blue Boo 2, knitted up from an awesome pattern by Mochimochi Land, and Fred the Ghost, who looks a little wonky as a result of being heavily improvised, but hopefully his goofy looks will make him loveable. One bat and Fred are flying down to NJ to wish a little witch and Obi Wan Kenobi a Happy Halloween, so here they are to wish you the same before they go.

Happy Halloween, Loopy Ewes!
K :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Better Late Than Never, right?

With all of this clamouring for a recap, I thought I'd post a quickie. (You pipe down there, DK!) ;-) Thanks for last minute hosting last week, Ingrid! We all had a lot of fun at your house. There was a lot of fun snacky food . . . yummy pumpkin spiced dip with pretzels, cheesy popcorn, onion dip and the fabulous pear-ginger cheesecake, courtesy of DL. (So good!) Dawnelle and Bunny Judy made us jealous with the details of their yarn dyeing exploits. Such gorgeous results! We are all so sad that you didn't hand us each a skein as a parting gift. :-( Kidding! (Although maybe I should have kept quiet about that skein that fell into my bag by accident. LOL!) Ingrid, your green bat is so stinkin' cute! I just love how he turned out. DK, you are a market bag machine. Is this the last one? Judy, your sweater is really coming along and looks gorgeous! Dawnelle, I love how those socks are knitting up out of that bright happy yarn. They are going to be awesome! Wendy, I didn't see what you were working on, but I hope it's going well. Who says you can't cast on clogs at knitting night? Everyone?!? Well, you were right guys. I haven't touched those puppies again since. Ei-yi-yi!  Judi, we missed you and hope that your sleep study wasn't too awful.

Hey, Flippin' Cozy Party People! Just a little reminder. . . T-minus 2 weeks until the swap on November 5th! Any questions, concerns, or friendly messages? Feel free to email me.

I hope you guys have fun tonight at knitting night! Eat some yummy snacks and laugh a lot for me! K :-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

DK, are you snoozin??? No wrap up of last week's get together? Wow, I need that, it helps me remember what I did last Wed. Oh yeah, I wasn't even there! Hope all is well. Who is coming to my place this week? I'm makeing a dessert! See you then. JN

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hey Loopies, thanks for the birthday wishes. I got tickets to the symphony last Sat, and it was a Beatlemania. Such fun, we danced and whooped it up.
In case I don't get all of you, I am unable to host tomorrow night, and Ingrid has offered to be hostess. I am having a sleep study all night, to see if I have apnea. Good times! See you all next Wed. I see that Kathleen offered next week so I can do the next Wed. Whatever is good. I am working like a slave on my "flippin' coffee cozy", what a hoot. See you! JN

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, Loopy Judi!
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Happy Birthday Judi!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday full of laughter, yummy goodies and lots of fun!  (And don't forget relaxing and knitting too!) 
We wish you all of the best! :-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We came, we ate, we knit!

That about sums up the night, last week and this week. (LOL!)
It was nice to see you all tonight. I am absolutely stuffed!!! Ingrid you missed the apple crisp. It was so good. The banana bread was very good too. Thank you Wendy. Thanks for the to go bags as well :).
I don't know about the rest of you, but knitting for me was slow going tonight. I hope I'm the only one who felt that way.
Dawn L I hope you get your project finished!
Kathleen, I didn't even see what you were working on but it looked like you were on a roll. Wendy I hope your little one gets her pink monster soon. :) I am looking forward to seeing your bag felted.
Judi you go girl on that scarf!!
I guess since everyone is gone, I'll call it a night and go to bed!
Next week is Judi's house.
take care,

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fishermans Hat

Don's new favorite hat made from Bunny Judy yarn!!!My weekend project!


I'm bringing apple crisp!  See you ladies on Wednesday!! We're at Dawn K's, right?
K :-)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Knit Picks Anyone? (Revisited)

Hello Loopy Ewes!

Wendy and I have been plotting a Knit Picks order, and we're wondering if there are any last minute takers who need anything (needles, yarn, more needles, more yarn :-) ). It seems like we'll have to place an order now and another one more towards the middle of October. If you'd like to order something sooner rather than later, please leave a comment with the details or send me or Wendy an email or message on R by Monday or so.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday Night Knitting

I hope no one minds, but I'd like to have this Wednesday's knitting night at my house. I know Dawnk offered her house (thanks Dawn :) so I called her and she was fine with changing.
I'm heading out of town after knitting and it would just be easier for me if I could leave right from my house.
Let me know if anyone has a problem with the change.
Thank ewes :)


All right, Loopy Ewes! Enough dilly dallying! I've decided to bring up the proposed coffee cup swap from awhile back, so we can get this party started.

Here are the parameters that I would like to suggest (as always, they are open for discussion):

First, I think those who would like to participate should put their names and their beverage preference (coffee, tea, cocoa) on a small piece of paper to be put in a bag for a random drawing. Those who are feeling particularly finicky may put on their paper something like "Zelda, Dunkin' Donuts coffee". We'll draw names and start the swap! I'm proposing a start date of October 5 with an end date of November 5. Here's what the swap should include:

  • 1 knitted coffee cup cozy (DK listed a bunch of patterns awhile back. You can find them here.)
  • 1 coffee cup
  • coffee or tea or a gift card (if you know your recipient likes Starbucks and have no clue because you never go there, go for the gift card) I'm thinking this part of the swap should be between $5 and $10.
  • anything else you'd like to include to make your recipient smile (suggestions for this later)
  • if anyone has other ideas about what to include in the swap, feel free to post a comment or bring it up this week

OK, Loopy Ewes. Are you in . . . or aut?

Let me know if you are interested by leaving a comment. If I get a lot of feedback, maybe we'll just pick names on Wednesday. If you can't come Wednesday and would prefer to pick your own name, we can try to work that out. This is all open for discussion, so if you don't like a particular aspect that I mentioned, but want to participate, don't worry. We can talk about it!

Here's to a fun swap! :-)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Until next week~

Hi girls. It looks like we are on hold until next week. Not that I don't love you ladies, but I am sick and just want to go to bed early tonight. I think we were down to just Dawn L and I. I'm sure Dawn L would have made it if I said sure, but I baled!

I will offer my house again for next week.

See you all then

take care,
Dawn K

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Three's Company!

Just to let those ewes who couldn't make it last night know, this is an illustration of a sheep in deviled eggs clothing! Judy brought the most scrumptious deviled eggs from her own little chickens and I am still raving!! Now for the knitting!
I am so proud of Judi, whipping out winter hats like there is no tomorrow! You will have a family of hats to give at Christmas before you know it! Have fun at the Outer Banks Judi! We will miss you next week! And, you keep trucking on that sweater Judy, I expect you will be wearing it by the time we have our first frost! Thanks for offering to help on my sweater....I feel to nervous to push on!
Hope all of you moms took care of your wee ones and will be back next week! Any thoughts on where we will meet?


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Extra, Extra...Addi Click

Has everyone seen the new Addi Turbo product? Interchangable addi turbos? Does it get any better?? I am betting on DK having them first!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday Night!

Hi Ladies,

For those of you coming on Wednesday, i thought I would let you know I am making a desert!

See you then..


Friday, September 12, 2008

Recipe for Polenta Bites

Polenta Bites with Blue Cheese, Tomatoes and Pine Nuts (from

3 cups low-salt chicken broth

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 ounces soft blue cheese (such as Saga blue), cut into 24 cubes

3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

12 grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise

2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

Lightly butter 24 mini muffin cups (each about 1 3/4 inches in diameter with 1/2-inch-high sides).

Bring broth to boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; gradually whisk in cornmeal. Cook until mixture is very thick, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan. Season with salt.*

Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons hot polenta into each muffin cup. Using back of spoon, pack polenta firmly into cups. Using finger, make indentation in center of each polenta tart for filling. Chill until cold and set, about 3 hours. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; keep chilled.) **

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Using tip of knife, lift polenta tarts from pan. Transfer tarts, indented side up, to prepared baking sheet. Place 1 blue cheese cube in each indentation. Sprinkle green onion and pine nuts over cheese. Top each tart with 2 tomato quarters. Bake until cheese is melted and polenta is warmed through, about 5 minutes. Transfer tarts to platter; sprinkle with basil and serve.

Makes 24.

* When I made the polenta for this, I sautéed 2 cloves of garlic, minced, 1 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary and ¼ tsp red pepper flakes in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Then I added 2 cups of chicken broth and ½ cup of heavy cream and ½ cup of milk and then followed the recipe’s instructions.

** Some of the reviews of this recipe suggested putting the polenta cups in the freezer for 30 minutes to make getting them out of the pan easier. I did this and it worked well.

Finished Hat!

Do I hear an exchange coming??

Hi Dawn, please don't take offense but Tim was only milliseconds away from seeing what he didn't need to be seeing. How about sending it in an email.

Sorry to jump in but I'm saving my son from therapy!

OOOPPPPssss!! How did that get in there??

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday night recap!

I'm glad everyone was able to come on over! I had a fun night! Diane it was so nice to have you join us, even if you are a TK~! I hope your dishcloth is coming along easier for you!

Wendy, I'm glad that you were able to stay a bit later. Yup, that's how we get when the night wears on! I hope you made some progress on your socks.

Kathleen, you, Judi and I were the froggers last night! Doesn't that expression remind you of the video game of the 80's? I meant to tell you that I have been using the market bag you made me at the grocery store the last few weeks. I keep it with my green bags to take in with me. Did you end up casting on again? Good luck with the modifications.

Dawn L that hat is "gorgeous darling!". I'll bet you that you get requests for more once your work of art is out there!

Judi, I'm with you. I'm starting all over again tonight. That's just not right that your yarn broke! Oh, I found your container with the dip in it in my fridge. I'll wash it out and return it to you the next time I see you.

Ingrid we missed you and hope your mother is doing well.

Well, my dear loopy husband woke me up at 3:30 this morning tugging on the covers. Finally at 4:30 when I couldn't get to sleep I just got up to start my day. I'm a dragging ewe today! I wanted to cast on the dishcloth again tonight. I don't know how long I'll be able to stay awake.

Next week is at Dawn L's.

take care,
Dawn K

Ozark Pudding (from Baked Alaska)

2 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 Tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup coarsely chopped peeled apples
1 cut coarsely chopped walnuts
Unsweetened whipped cream for serving

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 10 inch round or 9 inch square baking pan.
Beat the eggs well with a whisk. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until light and creamy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into the egg mixture. Fold in the apples and nuts.
Spread the batter into the baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top looks brown and crusty. Serve the pudding warm, with unsweetened whipped cream.

Makes 8-10 servings (you think?)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oy Vay!

I'm too tired to post an update. Catch ya tomorrow!

take care,

Dawn K

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This Wednesday

Hi girls. Just to clear things up in the confusion of school starting, knitting will be at my house this week. I am planning on making the hot mexican dip. I hope to see all who can attend.

Oh, be sure to check out the post below to read about Dawn L's exciting Saturday!

take care,

Dawn K

Regatta (no knitting) Saturday

As you all know, we weren't able to put our boat in the water this year, but we were lucky enough to be able to crew on this beautiful Schooner (Lettie G. Howard) built in 1896! It was hard work, but worth it! Our boat came in First Place!!! I did bring my knitting aboard, but alas, no time for knitting! Barely time to get a sip of water!
See you Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Off to Holland

I just wanted to let ewe all know that I am heading off to Holland on Thursday. My mom isn't doing well & it's time to go see her. Any prayers a/o good thoughts that you could spare would be very much appreciated :)
See you guys in 2 weeks. Ingrid

Knit Picks Anyone?

Hello Loopy Ewes!  I have a hankering to knit a new bag, but I need size 15 needles, so off to Knit Picks to order I go!  I was wondering if any of you, Loopy Ladies, need anything from that lovely establishment - needles, yarn, more needles, more yarn?  Email me or post a comment and I can get the ball rolling!  (Wouldn't it be nice to order the one or two things that you've been wanting without having to pay any shipping?!?)

Let me know, fair knitters!  I know we're not meeting this week, but I'll see you next Wednesday! 
Kathleen :-)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Fun Wednesday Night!

What a fun night, Loopy Ladies!  We may have not been playing the pipe and banging the drum, but there was a lot of knitting, fun chatter, and snacking going on.  Brownies, cupcakes and dessert, oh my! Nobody complained one bit about the plethora of tasty confections.  They were all so good!! 

Judi, thank you so much for hosting the fun.  The tomatoes you served were delicious with their accompaniments.  We all really enjoyed seeing the photos of your family from your trip.  That baby hat you are making for Henry is going to be so cute!  DL, that bag will be all knitted up in no time!  Don't listen to me! ;-)  Your fruit dessert was delicious!  Have a great time visiting your sister!  Wendy, that monster is so cute!  I'm looking forward to seeing him with a face.  That squatty sidekick you are working on is going to be so nice in that yarn.  The cupcakes you made were really yummy. (The family loved them too!) Judy, I have such yarn envy that it isn't even funny.  That yarn that you are knitting with is gorgeous!  I'm so glad that you joined us last night!  Your naughty bunny story really cracked me up!  

Dawn and Ingrid, we missed you guys!  Happy Birthday to Rich!  Dawn, we hope you all had a fun celebration.  Ingrid, hope you are having fun in NH!

We are all a little up in the air about the date of next week, as a lot of us can't come Wednesday due to the big first day.  We'll see what DL figures out when she gets back. 

Hope everyone has a great long weekend!  Happy Knitting! 
Kathleen  :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday's recap

I don't know about you but I just love eating knitting nights. They are so productive. If not in knitting then in laughs and good company!

Thanks again Ingrid for hosting. You are the hostess with the mostest!!! You also had the most projects out tonight. I think you were the winner!!!! (Not that we are being competitive!!) I hope when you are camping you'll get all caught up on projects like you did last year! I'm jealous you'll have all the time off. In case I didn't mention it, I have to go back to work LOL!!!

Dawn, as always, I was happy to help. I find unknitting quite relaxing *smile*. I hope when we meet again to see a nice amount of that sweater done! It is going to be beautiful. Those mittens you shared were lovely. I think it would be an easy pattern to create.

Wendy, I was glad to see you this week. Your socks are cute! I love the little monster guy!! I look forward to seeing it with a face next time. I'm sure the purse will be done as well! I hope you didn't find offense in some of our conversation tonight. We sometimes are pretty open and talk about most anything! I apologize if it was a bit too much.

Judi, Judi, Judi....loving your bag. Wendy's idea to felt the swatch was a great one. I am sure it will be perfect. I'm really interested in seeing how it turns out. You are right. You are a fast crocheter!!

Kathleen, I hope the night was a nice one for your Mom. Tell her we said Happy Birthday!!! We missed you.

I'm not sure which project I'll start next. Who knows I might actually finish that red sock!!!

Next week is at Judi's. I'll be spending it with my honey celebrating his big day!

See you in two weeks!

take care,

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pizza for Ewe!

Ingrid thanks for offering your home. Your living room looks just lovely. I love the shade of paint you used. Hmmmm, maybe that's the color I want for my kitchen! The painting is just so lovely. I wish it were as easy for me to decorate.

Speaking of lovely, the yarn you are using for the wrist yarn holder is a gorgeous shade of blue!!! I expect to be seeing you use it next week :) :) Thanks for the salad. It was delicious!!!

Kathleen, the fetching is very pretty with your redo. It looks like you will be done in time for the big give away!! The details really show up nicely with the newer yarn. Tell the youngin' it was nice seeing her tonight :) Those pita chips were so tasty! I liked the browned ones the best!

Dawn L, the colors for that sweater are just so gorgeous. I really love the green and purple. Oh, it's going to be beautiful!!! Your cake disappeared quickly!

I think I'm putting the scarf on hold and starting something new this week. I need a break from it. :)

It was a nice mellow evening tonight. :) :) :)

Judi I hope you are enjoying that grand baby of yours! We missed you.

Wendy we missed you too. I hope you and hubby were able to enjoy spending his birthday together. (I'll be doing that on the 27th too....only with my hubby not yours LOL!)

For those who couldn't make it we talked about the coffee cup cozy swap tonight and are hoping to put the plan into action when we can all get together in September.

Ingrid volunteered her home next week. Thanks Ingrid. See you then.

take care,
Dawn K

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wednesday night snacks

Hi girls!

I have to take Tim to my mother's on Wednesday because Rich has a doctor's appointment so I thought I would stop at my favorite pizza place and pick up pizza for snack/dinner.

I've made a poll. Look over to the right------------------->
and cast your vote!

take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ohhhhh Rob!!!!

Oh you ladies make me laugh. :) It was a fun night! Thanks Judi for hosting. I hope you have a fun and safe trip. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of that new baby! I'm sure the sixth try of that blanket will be a charm :) :)

Kathleen I really love that skull bag. I think it looks great. I'm sure Miss Birthday girl loves it! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to look at the socks you made. Don't get too stressed over those fetching. You are a great knitter and I am sure they will look just lovely!

Dawn, YAY! You are keeping some socks for your self. Both pairs I saw tonight were great. I still vote for a cream colored toe! :)

Ingrid, I liked Kathleen's idea for your toe. The colors are great. Now, that's the way to make a sock...a quick little ribbing and then on to the foot!!

I am hoping to get the sweater done by next week. I also want to start one of those scarfs for the kids. :)

Thanks for good food, good times and good friends!

See you next Wednesday at Ingrid's.

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hi all, just asking if I can do fruit on Wed? If someone already bought fruit, I can switch easily. Maybe give me a call on my cell if it's Wed. when you read this. (edited so no internet freaks call Judi's house....DK)
No pictures yet of Henry!! I can't even get a phone call, they take this parenting stuff pretty seriously. I di talk to my son tonight, and they are doing well. I have frogged the baby blanket for the 4th time, I might just buy one on the way to Minnesota!

See you tomorrow evening. Judi

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This is why I don't eat dinner on Wednesday nights :)

What a feast! I am always so full when knitting is over. Dawn the fruit was so yummy! Thanks for the brownies Wendy. I could have eaten several more. If I did that sweater certainly wouldn't fit me when I'm done! Judi the cheese and crackers were great. Oh, how I love nuts. You brought the good kind. I think next time I'll make a double batch of the dip :)

Dawn I just love the color of your dishcloth. It's funny watching you knit on straight needles :) I want to see the soap when you get it! How pretty that will be!

Wendy you are quite the sport knitting one of the email patterns. I hope you enjoy making it. When you are ready to kitchner let me know. I have some nice step by step directions. I have to chant them to myself in a QUIET house to do it properly LOL! Thanks again for the veggies. I'm so excited to eat them!

Judi, I've never seen you run out of yarn! That is a lovely blanket you are making. Is it for Henry? Congratulations to you by the way on your new grandson. We want to see pictures!

Kathleen we all hop the birthday girl had a wonderful day. We missed you but I suppose if you want to let your child come first we will let it slip...THIS TIME!

Ingrid, I hope you had a good dinner with your friends. We will missed you too!

I hope to keep plucking away at this sweater. I'm so NERVOUS about the size. If it doesn't fit I won't be eating snacks on Wednesday nights any more. Or, maybe I'll just eat the cucumbers.

Next week will be meeting at Judi's. See you all there!

take care,

Monday, July 28, 2008

Some Bunny wants to meet you!

I whipped up this little bunny blanket this week. Britt's friend is having a baby in September and I am giving her this for her shower next month. It was so easy and fast to knit!!! Wendy you were right. There was MORE than enough yarn. I returned the yarn I bought that I didn't really care for and finished up the pink I had.
I wanted to let you know that Ingrid and I were at A.C. Moore yesterday and they have 14 oz skeins of cotton yarn for only $3.99. You can get about 4 market bags of one skein...and think of the dishcloths LOL!!!
I am offering my house for Wednesday night. If that sounds good let me know :)
I've started a sweater for myself finally!!! I'm looking forward to sharing what I've done so far.
take care,
Dawn K

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday's Ramblings

Good evening ladies. Good thing it is summer or I would be too tired to write this. :)

Dawn thanks for hosting. It was quite lovely. I really LOVE that coat you shared. I can't wait to see it finished!!! It's gorgeous. What a terrific thing to be passed down to you.

Diane, what can I say except I am impressed with your talents. I hope to see a new hat on your head soon. Remember, the rabbit goes in the hole, around the tree, out of the hole and jumps away!!!

Wendy, I'm so glad you are joining us. I hope you get some time to work on your bag. Any time you want to come over and get a lesson on uploading your pictures just give me a call. I'd be happy to help.

Kathleen, do you still love me???? The worst part is over now. I'll be stalking Ravelry for the picture of the finished project.

Judy, it was really nice meeting you. I certainly hope we see you again!!! I posted the picture of the bunny in honor of you :)

That little bunny blanket is coming along quickly. Who knows I might even cast on that sweater for myself by next week :)

Ingrid and Judi we missed you tonight. I hope you both are enjoying your company.
Pam if you are reading this we REALLY REALLY REALLY miss you too! And we all hope you'll come back to us!!!

Where will we be meeting next week. I am available if you'd like to come here. Let me know.

take care,

Monday, July 21, 2008

Knitting Night

Hello Loopy Ewes!  Looking forward to Wednesday night at DL's!  I'm bringing dessert!  See you then!  K :-) 

Friday, July 18, 2008

Someone Has A New BFF!

Congrats Dawnk on the fantastic job that you did on your Hippo Pirate! Your work is beautiful and I can see why your new bff left you such a great comment!

your ff (friend forever) :)


Barnstable County Fair!!

Anyone going to the fair? There is some cool fleece/fiber competition on Sunday!
Just wondering...

Rice Recipe for DK

Basmati Rice with Onion and Ginger

Prep: 10 minutesTotal: 50 minutes
Serves 4
1 cup basmati rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large diced onion
1 large carrot, shredded
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tablespoon minced, peeled fresh ginger
1 3/4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Add garlic cloves and ginger; cook 2 minutes.
Add basmati rice, stirring to coat. Add water and coarse salt; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover, and cook until rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes (add a little more water if pan becomes dry).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I had so much fun with ewe all

Let me begin by saying welcome to Wendy! I hope you had a good time tonight and that you'd like to come back. I know I enjoyed your company.

Dinner tonight was fun. I'm glad we did it! The food was good. I am looking forward to the left over steak tomorrow for lunch :) Every thing ewe ladies brought was good. I'm glad I nabbed a piece of that cake for tomorrow!

Kathleen, I almost (notice I said almost) feel obligated to weave some ends in for you! It does look pretty good though!!! I'm sure Miss L will love it! The cake you made was so good. I had two of the brie goodies when you left. Oh, so good!

Ingrid, pretty pretty socks. I am very glad you came tonight! I'm just sorry you couldn't stay. Thanks for the fun shopping spree this morning. I'm actually looking forward to starting that sweater.

Dawn L the colors in your project are just gorgeous! Be sure to show us when it is done. Would you share that rice recipe. I really liked it! I'm glad you enjoyed your recipe book!

Wendy, I like your market bag. I can't believe it will hold a WATERMELON! I am looking forward to seeing that done...and making one of my own. You will find that we are all enablers when it comes to projects on the "to do" list :)

I am glad to get Mackenzie's sweater front back to where it was before I had to rip it out. I am excited to start my new scarf and sweater. Oh, my list is going longer by the minute!

Next week we'll be at Dawn L's. Hope to see you all there.

take care,
Dawn K

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Ingrid

Another one of our loopy friends is having a birthday today! The fun does not stop with Dawn L today Ingrid turns 25! (at least that's what she is saying!)

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Ingrid
Happy Birthday to you!

I hope you are having a wonderful day. We all want to wish you the best!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Dawnelle!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Loopy Dawnelle,
Happy Birthday to you!

"From morning til night, may your birthday be bright!"

Hope you are having an awesome birthday!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Next Wednesday!

Hello ladies. Next week when we meet at my house we will have our cookout! I was thinking we can either each bring the meat of our choice and a small side dish (we always have too much don't we?)or we could divvy up what we'd need. I know Kathleen and Dawn L would like a nice thick rare steak! (Just kidding).
Let me know what your ideas are.
take care,
Dawn K

Update Central!

Thanks Ingrid for hosting last night. It was fun!!!! The food last night was great!! I could have it all again tonight! You know there isn't a knitting night where any of us leave having learned nothing new, right Kathleen? I tried to find you a turtleneck picture but this is the closest I could find!

I hope your project (just in case it's hush hush) isn't giving you too much trouble!! I think I am going to put that on my list of to dos!

Ingrid you are a sock maniac!!! Look at you go!!!! I love the colors...though I notice you didn't offer to let me try it on....hmmmm! BTW I am listening to Elton John as I type this. Feel free to sing along :)

Dawn L, I just love the colors of your project! (again, in case it is hush hush!). Those socks you made are great. I am definitely making a pair!!!!!!

It seems as if another swap is in the works. I did a ravelry search and this is what I came up with. Not to bias your vote, but the top one is my favorite!!!

(Can I add one more, DK? ;-)  Although I haven't looked at the others, this one is currently my favorite:  Mug and French Press Jacket
Sorry to butt in on your awesome recap!  K)

take care,