Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Frost on my windshield!
It has been cold the last few weeks.  Frost is the usual morning show.  I love the look of the crystals on glass!

 I was able to get two shawls blocked!  Yay!  I am planning on doing the third one today.

Fresh Bread
 I brought a loaf of my freshly baked homemade bread to knitting at Karen's yesterday.  It was delicious! The 3 of us finished off the loaf!
Karen's cowl

I started another cowl.  This one is going to be a short loop.  I am using a chevron design. I love this color of blue!  I have been reading the third in a series of knitting shop murder mysteries.  Fun to read!

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO and Yarn Along post for this week.

BTW, Craftsy is now offering offering Gift Cards for classes!  That way you can gift a class of your recipient's choice!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Does it count?

I have 3 shawls in the blocking pile.  They are nagging at me.  I don't know why I always put off blocking.  I would really like to get these done.  But I seem to run out of time at the end of the day.  Two of them (the yellow and the green) are meant to go into my Etsy shop and the pink/grey one is for me.  I thought it would be a nice, warm shawl for when we travel in the trailer. I have a quilt guild meeting to go to this afternoon, so maybe I can get one wet and pinned before I leave.  Well, after baking brownies for the potluck, showering, getting some listings posted, this blog post . . .      . . . see what I mean?

I am reading The Rent Collector.  I am enjoying it so far, this was recommended to me by my Curves buddy.

Last week I had blogged about some fingerless mitts.  Well, sure enough I ran out of the lovely bright blue yarn with about 4 rounds left on the last thumb.   Hmm.  Ok, start over and now my friend will be receiving dark blue mitts instead.  I also finished two cowls.  Those were so much fun to knit! 

Yesterday was knitting and coffee at Karen's house.  She had finished her fingerless mitts and they are lovely!  I was able to try them on and I like the way they fit.  Nice and long at the wrist and the cuff at the fingers rolls down so that you can get more warmth to your fingers when needed.  Her pattern, Karen's Cozy Cuffed Mitts is available for free on Ravelry.  I just printed it out, I am going to try it this week.

She also had shown off her latest hand spun yarn! I absolutely love this skein!  Her yarns are available at Karen's Etsy shop.

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO and Yarn Along post for this week.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013



Our first real snowstorm of the season!  It is supposed to be very cold the next week.  I am hoping to try out some fabric snow dyeing this week!

Although I have not seen any of the Downton Abbey episodes, I really enjoyed While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax.  Now I need to queue up the Downton Abbey shows on my Netflix!

Fingerless mitts
Just some fun, easy to knit fingerless mitts for a friends birthday gift.

Thumbless mittens
For the most beautiful baby girl in the world!  Yes, I am biased!  My new little granddaughter is now 5 months old and so charming!  She needed some mittens for the cold winter ahead.

I haven't posted in this blog for a while.  Seems like every time I was ready to do a post, my internet went down. And so then I missed the timing to link up with all the linky parties.  

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO and Yarn Along post for the week!

I am going to start carrying knitting project bags in my Etsy shop.  If you have any suggestions as to what you like in a project bag, I would love to hear about them.

I have a lot of destash and vintage craft books, magazines, booklets and patterns listed in my Etsy shop.  I am trying to downsize my collection a bit.



I have a coupon code LHBLOG10  especially for my blog readers.  It is good for 10% off anything in my Etsy shop!  Thanks for taking a look!