Sunday, November 18, 2007

My House Unity Scarf Pattern

My scarf pattern is finally back up over at the Leaky Cauldron.
My link also is working again.
Here is the link, it is also to the right.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fun fur scarves

I did these a couple of weeks ago to get rid of my fun fur yarn. Wouldn't you know my mother went out and got me more.


This is what I worked on this past weekend.


This is what I am working on right now.

My grandson wants the white one and his friend wants the one I am doing right now.

This is the bad thing about knitting Christmas presents in front of them, they want the hats now. My middle grandson will get the one with the gold band.

Will need to do mittens and gloves to match.

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Vickie Howell's podcasts start on November 1,2007.
I am so looking foward to these. For a list of upcoming podcasts , visit Vickie's site here:

Way to go Vickie and good luck !!

Also see banner to the right.
Happy listening

Harry Potter Sweater

So my nephew wanted a Harry sweater . This pattern comes from the book "Charmed Knits " by Alison Hansel. The yarn is Lionbrand's Vanna's Choice.

I am not sure how this yarn will hold up as it is the first time I have used it. It's a thicker worstered weight than I like for a sweater. I like woolease much better. Holds up great for kid knits. I hope to get it finished before halloween.

Round Blanket

I made this blanket out of Lionbrand Homespun.
This is not my favorite yarn to crochet with, but it is so soft. My needle kept getting caught in the fibers. The picture is alittle dark. The yarn was leftover from sweaters I have knitted . The sweaters are so warm ,but the yarn tends to pill a bit.

This is the pattern I used.

Mittens & Scarf

I finished my mittens and still had enough left over yarn to do a scarf.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

September Socks

It has been so hot that I have put my sweater down for now to work on boot socks.

I made a pair for me out of cranberry woolease.

I also made a pair out of Paton's Classic Wool in pumpkin for my grandson. He needed them for an Outward Bound trip. He could not bring anything cotton so he got wool socks.

I am now working on a fun fur scarf, for some mindless knitting. I still have a bunch of this in my stash I need to use up. I now hear these are no longer in style. I'll pass them out as gifts for Christmas. :^)

My Scarf Pattern

The Leaky Cauldron has posted that everything should be converted in a few days , so access should be up soon.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tony's Skate hat

My grandson wanted a visor hat like the skateboarders wear. I looked around and showed him different visor hat patterns, all of which he did not like , so I had to come up with my own pattern. I changed a basic hat pattern and added a foam visor that I cut out myself.

Note to self, when using black yarn, use black foam.

You can see the foam threw the yarn. Other than that ,I think it came out very well.

I have started to write out directions for this pattern. I hope to get it done soon.

Now my other grandson wants one and my husband wanted to know where his has was.

Holiday knitting is where their hat is.LOL

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Pattern

My scarf pattern over at the Leaky Cauldron has not been moved yet so it cannot be accessed until they finished moving things to their new system. If they change the page , I will post a new link.

UFO KAL Continued

Because it has been sooo hot, the progress on my sweater has been slow. I am now working on the front. This is a great sweater to knit, I just hate chart knitting. It looks so pretty though.

I have done a pair of socks for my mother's birthday. It was on September 5th. I also crocheted some pot scrubbers that I will use for teacher gifts during the holidays. They will also make great gifts for the family with matching dishcloths.

The DIY group wants to continue the UFO KAL for this month. I think next month we will do entrelac scarf kal. We will use this pattern.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Over at DIY we are doing a UFO KAL. I am working on a sweater I started last year.
The sweater is called Erin, from the book " Hot Knits".

I love the pattern and colors. I do most of my sweaters from the top down as I hate sewing them up . This sweater needs to be sewn so I had tossed it aside for those top down ones, also with the heat I have done very little sweater knitting. There is only one more week of the KAL and I need to get moving. I have the back finished and the front started . I hope to be done by next week

Fall Exchange

I joined in the Fall Exchange over at Knit & Chat.
Items had to be there by September.
My buddy was Julie, better known as Jules.
I sent her the tam and mittens I did for the DIY KAL.
I also sent her a moebius I did using the Knitty Gritty pattern .
This was a very easy pattern and works up quick.

I also sent a pot scrubber ( she thought was a coaster ) , some stitch markers , a magazine , some yarn and candy.
I was glad she liked them. The colors look lovely on her.
She has put up pictures of her wearing them.

Charity Items

Ok, so its been awhile since I posted. Here are the squares I sent to Warm Up America.
Its hard to see the brown one , but it is there. I have been using up stash yarn.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Charity KAL

DIY is doing a charity KAL right now . We are all working on some kind of charity knitting .
Right now I am working on a pink block for Warm Up America, in seed stitch.

We have posted several charity knitting links over at the DIY message board. Join us , if you can and use up some of that stash. ;^)

I will post a picture of my square tomorrow. I hope to get a few done before the Kal ends .

Kiddie KAL

We did a Kiddie KAL over at DIY . It ended last week.

I did a beautiful baby sweater in purple.

I am working on booties to match.
This is mine.

This is the pattern I used.


Here are the mittens . I forgot to add them to the last post.


Ok , it has been awhile since I posted last.

Here is a picture of the hat I did for the KAL. It goes with the mittens.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

DIY Mitten KAL

We started the mitten KAL over at DIY today. Everyone gets to pick out their own mitten pattern. Even the ones that crochet can join as I posted links to the crochet patterns as well.


I will be using Bernat Soft Boucle` and size 7 U.S. needles. The colorway is green , blue and cranberry. The pattern is on the lable of the yarn . Here is the pattern link.

Happy knitting all !!

Friday, June 8, 2007

DIY Suprise Scarf KAL Done

Hi All !!

I finished my DIY Suprise Scarf KAL this morning and already gave it away. I let my grandson give it to the principal . She loved it and the color was great on her as she is a blond. The yarn color is Basil .

This is the pattern I used .

It worked up really fast when I was paying attention. This is one of those patterns you cannot watch T.V. and knit. I might do this one for my next exchange on the Knit & Chat board.

This Saturday we will be starting our DIY Mitten KAL. Feel free to join us >

Happy Knitting !!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

DIY suprise scarf KAL

I am almost done with the scarf for the KAL over at DIY. I am knitting like crazy in order to be done for this Saturday. I would let you know what the pattern is , but its a surprise !! Will post a picture and link to the pattern I am using when I get done.

Things have been crazy at school this week . The last two weeks always are. Yesterday we had field day and the ice cream social.

Today my class went on their field trip. They loved the train ride and the beach. With all the different things going on , they were so tired at the end of the day.

Tomorrow we are having the 5th grade breakfast . My youngest grandson will go to it as he is graduating this year and going to middle school.

Tomorrow night we will to go to the oldest grandsons middle school graduation . Its hard to believe he will go to high school next year. I feel so old !! LOL

Happy Knitting All !!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

My House Scarf Pattern

I have posted a link to my Harry Potter pattern. It is a house scarf pattern from the 4th movie.
I made this before the movie came out and did not know there were color bars close together at the ends of the movie scarf.
The last 35 rows were not posted for some reason. So you need to do another 35 rows of black before binding off.
This pattern is copy righted to me and I give you permission to make it for yourself , family and friends. Please DO NOT SELL the pattern or items made from this pattern.
It is posted at The Leaky Cauldron with my permission.
Happy Knitting !!

My Knitting Blog

Well I thought it was about time I started a blog. I have been knitting for about 39 years now. Since I was 10. Hard to believe its been that long. I learned from my grandmother.
I go by Lulu but my real name is Cheryl. I use Lulu because my husband calls me that after my grandmother Luette.
I will post about different items I am knitting and how I like the patterns I am using.
I belong to several knitting forums.

I love knitting socks . On the Knit & Chat site we are doing a sock a month knit-along.

Right now I have a knit-along going for scarves. I called it the Suprise scarf knit-along so everyone could pick out their own pattern. We are only letting each other know what yarn and color we are using. The surprise comes when we post our pictures of our scarf and then tell what pattern we are using. This way we can see what everyone comes up with.
This will also give everyone there another way to reach me when DIY goes down.
We just finished a purse knit-along there .
As soon as I figure out how to post pictures here , I will post some of my knitting.
Happy Knitting All !!