Sunday, January 31, 2010

Projects Started in ICU Waiting Room

So, here are the projects I started while sitting with Jim in ICU:

LACE SHOULDERETTE--This one gave me some problems, as I have never tried to knit lace before. Probably ICU is not the right place to learn. On the bright side, I think I am going to love it. I got all this done in the hospital, and have not worked on it since I got home.

DOUBLEKNIT BATH TOWEL--Calculations indicate it will take me over a year to complete since I cannot do more than 2 rows in a sitting without getting bored. The tan row is a provisional cast on using a crochet hook; it is supposed to come off easily simply by pulling on the yarn. I plan to crochet around the entire edge of the towel once the knitting is complete. I was having a hard time with the circular needles; I've already frogged 2 projects I started with them. Once I realized the needles were defective (and how to fix them) everything started to go more smoothly. I used an acrylic nail kit to fix the horrible snag at the point where the needles joined the fish-line part. Hooray for ingenuity!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Excitement Around Here

I haven't posted in a few days-husband found out the hard way he is a diabetic and was hospitalized for a week. I did some knitting to while away the hours there and will post some pictures as soon as I take them.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I started with 7 catfish. Now I have 14. Here are a couple of the babies:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Brown Betty

I love my Brown Betty. It is chipped, but this is the best teapot on the planet and is a beloved companion while I am knitting.

Friday, January 8, 2010

You Know You Want Some

I had to share. You're welcome.

Cherry Cobbler
1 - 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cans cherry pie filling

Mix flour and salt in bowl. Cut in butter. Add just enough ice water a little at a time to make it stick together when pressed. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate dough for at least 1/2 hour. Roll out dough, fold on itself, roll again, fold on itself again, roll 1 more time. Cut strips out of the center of the rolled out dough. Pour 1/2 can cherry pie filling into baking dish. Place 1/2 of the scraps of dough on top. Pour on 1/2 can cherry pie filling. Place other 1/2 of scraps of dough on top. Pour on entire second can cherry pie filling. Arrange strips of dough on top. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cat Number 9

This is Winnifred. She is made from this pattern. Because I really need another orange and white striped kittie around here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Sheep Cloth

I charted a sheep to work in doubleknit.

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The cloth is made of cotton, ha ha.

Now I want to chart a cat :)