Saturday, December 25, 2010


I was horrified when I took it out of the washer, but after looking at it for a few days I liked it so much I was hoping she would not want it. But she loved it at first sight so she's taken it home to love.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Drops Cloche Hat Finished!

I finished the hat Sarah wanted. It is really unusual.
Shaun thinks I made it for him.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Drops Cloche Hat

Drops Cloche Hat
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Sarah fell in love with this cloche hat from Drops Studio. She purchased the yarn and had it sent directly to me. I am excited about knitting it; it will be the second thing I have knitted from a pattern (here's the first thing). I looked the pattern over and it reminds me of Elizabeth Zimmerman's style of pattern writing. And best of all, the pattern is free! Pretty cool eh?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fingerless Mitts for Sarah

Now I have Sarah's birthday and Christmas finished! YAY!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Greatest Generation

My husband's father passed away. They don't make them like that anymore. He was a good man.

Mr. James Herman Sanders,87, of Jamestown died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Sanders was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Hartwell, Ga.; a son of the late Troy Pearson and Kathryn Schultz Sanders and had lived in this area for 60 years. Mr. Sanders was associated with Drexel Furniture for 33 years retiring as shipping clerk. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church . In 1945 he was married to Violet Maxine Cashatt who died July 16, 2003. Surviving are a daughter Kathryn Sanders Decker and husband Ronnie of Greensboro, sons, James Howard Sanders and wife Tamula of Sedgefield and Clifford Bruce Sanders and wife Julie of Stokesdale, sister Virginia Thornton of High Point, brother Gene Sanders of Oxford, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A cryptside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum with Dr. William J. Wrenn, Jr.officiating. The family will receive friends Sat. evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. Memorials may be directed to Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 1804 Guilford College Rd., Jamestown, N. C. 27282.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Feral Cat at Myrtle Beach SP

He's hanging around because we're feeding him I guess :D

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hat for Sarah

I bought this lovely wool at Gate City Yarns

This hat is for Sarah. I also made a pair of fingerless gloves to match. Once I have finished weaving in the ends, I'll add photos of the gloves.

It is stretched over a paper plate holder to block it.

Here's what it looks like off the stretcher.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I was sitting in my favorite chair when Jim walked by and said, "DON'T MOVE". I looked at him with a WTF look on my face; he pointed at a spot about 18 inches from my feet. This fellow was sitting on top of my shopping bags with his tongue flickering. The interwebz says it is a copperhead. I am FREAKED. How did it get in my house??? How did I escape snakebite??? How do I sleep in my house now??? GAH!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Felted Hat From Sweater

I bought a wool sweater at a second hand store. It had some damage from being washed improperly; the round yoke was shrunken and fulled a bit. I washed it in the machine with hot wash/cold rinse, then put it in the dryer. This procedure made the sweater very dense. I cut out bits of the sweater and sewed them into this hat. The brim is one piece; it was knitted that way. It is floppy when worn, and I love it.

Next time I need to take pictures of the garment before I begin cutting.

Knit Class at JPL

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 I participated in a knit class for middle school age children at the Jamestown Public Library in Jamestown, NC. We had a large turnout and it was a ROCKING SUCCESS!!!

Many thanks to all the people locally who donated needles and yarn to the project. We also had a couple of people on Ravelry who sent us needles and yarn. Thank you zeldabows and thumbuddie!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cedar Spa

Yesterday, Moe and I laid the floor in the cedar spa room. Today I oiled the wood. I still need to buy window treatments. We've been working on this project for a year, a little at a time, as $$$ allows. I'll post more pics when it is completed.
Ready for relaxation!

The spa.

Jim made the steps.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Sheep Chart

I made a sheep pattern earlier. This one is from a photograph. Click on the image to get the full size chart.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Granny Squares 1

I made 14 granny squares from cotton yarn. Now I am putting them together into a shawl.

Toad Rescue

I saw what looked like cat poo on my kitchen floor. I tried to pick it up with a paper towel, and it HOPPED AWAY!!! A cute lil' toad. I took him outside and released him in the fern garden.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Calling it Hobnail

So here's more of the 'Totally Tubular 3' sock. It is reminiscent of milk glass hobnail glassware to me so that's what I'm naming this pair.

Did I just name a pair of socks???

I've left a ball of yarn where the red waste yarn is so when I separate the socks I can add the crocheted border of sock 1, and the toe of sock 2, without splicing. There's a ball of yarn to work the toe of sock 1 at the beginning of the knitting. I just hope this ball of yarn doesn't run out before I finish the crochet at the top of sock 2. The heels will still be spliced in, but I see that as an advantage. It should make it easier to replace them.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Totally Tubular 3

I'm at it again. Striving to improve.

size 7 needles
worsted weight yarn
50/50 wool/nylon
cast on 36 stitches




Saturday, May 29, 2010

Totally Tubular

I found a pattern on Ravelry, Totally Tubular Sock. I think I may have been sucked into the 'black hole of sock knitting'. I love knitting socks!

Getting started here. I used a provisional cast on so I could go back and crochet a lace trim.

Here they are on my size 9 foot.

A round of waste yarn separates the two socks and will be removed later leaving 2 socks with live stitches at each end. I used ribbing at the top of each sock to help hold them up.

This is what they look like just before separation. Once separated they need to have heels and toes knit in, and the lace trim at the top crocheted on.

Friday, April 23, 2010

You Know You Want Some

Club Sandwich.
club sandwich with fries

My iris bed is beautiful.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recycled Sweater 1

I bought a wool sweater from a thrift store and made some slippers and mittens out of it. First I washed it in the machine using hot water and cold rinse which fulled the fabric nicely. I used leather for the soles of the slippers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Love on my Car

This was on my driver's window when I came out of the grocery store. I nearly threw it away-people are always leaving advertisements for 'Sensual Massage' or 'Karma Cleansing' or other questionable services. When I noticed the handwritten word, 'LovE' on the envelope, I was puzzled and opened it. $5 inside! Nothing else, just the fiver. It gave me pause. There is something I am supposed to learn here. Someone at work told me it was my lucky day and I should spend it on a lottery ticket. Somehow I don't think inducing me to gamble was the intention of the giver. Another person at work suggested it was 'Paid Forward'. That makes sense. It seems to incur a responsibility on my part to 'Pay it Forward', and I intend to do just that.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Offering Mitts 2

Not sure what happened here, I admit I didn't do exactly what the pattern said. The originals are knit in fingering weight wool, I am using fingering weight alpaca. The pattern calls for size 0 needles (!), I am using size 2 because lady gloves are always far too small to fit my hands.

1) The point should line up with my middle finger. It doesn't.
2) The cuff doesn't cover the matching undercuff. The turning row wants to roll down to my hand which means the cuff is about 2 rows too short.

I am using a friend to model the glove so I can take the picture. Her hands are not as large as mine. The glove does the same thing on my hand that it does on hers.

3) Because the pattern calls for the thumb to come out of the palm instead of out of the side of the hand, the front rolls over to the back to allow the thumb to be in a natural position.