Sunday, December 12, 2010

Update to Annie's Lace Throw

Talked to Mary Maxim about being short yarn and they are going to send me a free skein of yarn. Hope to receive it so I can finish it in time for Christmas ♥


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Annie's Lace Throw

This afghan is a reminder as to why I do not buy kits.
I got it at Mary Maxim.
I ran out of yarn with 3 more rows to go so I hope my sister does not notice as I made this for her for Christmas. There were also areas of the pattern that were not clear or correct ,leaving me to rip it out 8 times before I got it right with a little fudging. The yarn , Starlette, color soft taupe, had many knots as well.
It is a very pretty afghan when finished though and works up quick. I will make this pattern again as I now know where the errors are but will use a different yarn.
The finished afghan came out looking great. I hope my sister loves it just the same.


Rasta colored Hats

My grandson asked me to make him a rasta colored hat and my nephew decided that it was his so I ended up making 2.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Granny Squares

So for my birthday back in July my youngest daughter gave me a gift card for JoAnn Fabrics. I bought 6 skeins of Caron One Pounders and this is what I made with them. I was thinking I would need all 6 for one afghan.
These will be for Christmas. One is a twin bed size and the other fits the top of a full size bed.


So , I have not posted my socks here for awhile . Here are the last three I did I am making another Pair like pair 14. These will be for my nephew and grandson , thats why 2 pair with the same yarn.

Pair 15

Pair 14

Pair 13

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last Weeks Knits

I made this sweater from Stash yarn. It is for my neice Ashley's baby due the end of next month. I made socks instead of booties as I think they will stay on better.I also love how socks fit.
These are my PPIV 52 / Pair 10 & 11 . They match the set above.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PPIV socks 5, 6 ,7,8 & 9

My PPIV 52 pair plunge socks 5,6,7,8 & 9 in order

Working on a baby sweater for my neice Ashley's upcoming baby. Will make a hat and socks to match. These socks will be pair 10. Watch for them...will be posting soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Currier Hardwoods Inc

This is my brother Richard's bussiness. He does wonderful work . So if you live in Maine and need your floors redone or totally new floors, check him and his work out.
Link is also posted on the side of my blog

Good news

My colon polyp was benign. I do not go back to see the doctor until January 2011.
So much pressure is off for now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Health Update

Due to the fact my alkaline phosphatase is still high I had a CT scan last week that showed only a polyp on my gallbladder. Doctor called and said that I needed an ultra sound of the galbladder. I had one a few weeks before so he is going to compare them. I may need it removed.
Yesterday I had my one year post cancer colonoscopy. They removed a polyp there and sent it for testing. Will not know if its cancer for up to 2 weeks.
Keeping positive. I know I can beat this♥

Friday, July 2, 2010

3 More 52 PPIV

Pair 2/52
Men's Plain Sock # 2221
Yarn: Serenity
Color: Laverder Topaz
Needle: #2 circular
Pair 3/52
Mini Slytherin
Pattern: Socknitters Mini Sock
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential
Color: Pine
Yarn: Baby Ull
Color: Light grey
Needle: #1
Pair 4/52
Pattern: Jackson
Yarn: Caron Country
Color: Black
Needle: 7

Started pair 5 on June 30th. Pictures to come.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

52 PP IV / pair 1

So here is my first pair for the plunge.

Pattern : Men's socks 2222

Yarn : Essential from Knit Picks

Color : Navy blue

Needles : #2
Cast on : May 18,2010
Cast off : June 2,2010


As I always have a pair of socks going , I thought I would join the Ravelry group
52 Pair plunge IV. It began June 1, 2010 and ends May 31, 2011. So far I have one pair done and 2 other pair started. Will post photos as I go.
I am a little behind as I have had my 2 year - old nephew all this week . My sister had surgery for thyroid cancer. This has been a crazy year for it in our family. I have colon cancer, my mom breast and now my sister.
I see the doctor this coming Monday. Hoping for a clean bill of health.
New colonoscopy in July.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Recent Knits

Recent knits for Jafar. Socks and a raglan sweater. Both made from stash.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

8 Color Afghan

Finished my 8 color afghan from Lionbrand that I started in January. Just need to weave in my last end.

I made it 4 squares across, I should of done the 5 like the pattern said. It does fit a twin bed though. I also made a larger boarder. Like all the Lionbrand patterns, it used twice as much yarn to make

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Afghan Squared Finished

Jack's afghan is finally finished.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Newest Knits & Crochet

Penguin for Jafar

Bees for Jafar & Jack

Jafar's striped sweater

Mom's pink socks

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vickie Howell & Caron Yarns

The wonderful ,Vickie Howell is now the spokesperson for Caron Yarns.

Check it out on Facebook under Caron Yarn or just follow the link. She has posted links to a pattern for mitered shamrocks and her Doris scarf.!/pages/Caron-International-Yarn-for-Knit-and-Crochet/255870129243?ref=nf

More to come, I am sure.


Friday, March 5, 2010

More V's Please

This is a test crochet I did for Melinda Miller. The pattern is called " More V's Please"
I used left over Redheart yarn. I like Redheart for afghans. Took less than 2 hours .
The pattern can be found here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cancer update

Went to see the doctor yesterday. I was feeling great for a change and thinking so positive until he told me my blood tests were not good. Seems that there is still cancer somewhere. He said the level suggest liver or bone. He said he couldn't see anything yet on the last CT scan I had but it is there. The cyst on my liver may be doing something. As I cannot have another scan for a few months, I go back for more blood work and see him again in June. We will then plan the next scan and set up another colonoscopy.Updates to come....
One day at a time.....
Off to finish knitting my pink socks.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Newest Knits

I know I have not been keeping up with my posts but here is a few items I have worked on this month

Vintage Dish Towel

Cat Cloth

Love Cloth

Master Charles Hat


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Knit for Yourself KAL

Ravelry's Portland Maine Knitters did a Knit for Yourself KAL hosted by me.

I deceided to knit myself a pair of socks. I used Knit Picks yarn in Farbe from my stash.

I used the 2 on 2 circular needle method using size 2 needles.

I started on January 1, 2010 and finished on January 19, 2010.

I used a pattern I have had for years as a handout from my local yarn store "Central Yarn"

I love this pattern as it is a basic sock pattern and when done fits very well.
This is the first pair so socks for this year. Off to knit more ;^)

Scrunchable Scarf Done

I finished the Scrunchable Scarf on the 12 th. Not sure if this is going to be the one I send to my buddy on Knit & Chat.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Knitting and Crocheting for 2010

Happy New Year 2010 !!!!

I have a plan for next Christmas, all my projects will be done for Christmas 2010. The plan is to knit or crochet a pair of socks and an afghan for everyone in my family. I have tons of sock stash and yarn for 3 afghans.

I started the 8 Color Afghan on December 25,20009. I used the yarn and colors posted
All the squares are finished I just need to sew it together. I will post a picture when finished.

I have socks started for my husband as well as a pair for me. ( I never knit for me )

Knit & Chat Swap

This is the first scarf I am making for the swap over at Knit & Chat forum. I will make a few more then will decide which one I will send my swap buddy. I love these swaps !!

It is the scrunchable scarf pattern found here.

I am using Simply Soft yarn in Autumn Red colorway on size 10 knitting needles.

This is a quick knit.


Finished Mom's Sweater

I finished Mom's sweater in time for Christmas. It fit her great.