Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3-30-2016 Apple Streusel

 Made some pole streusel for my knitting friends today.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

3-27-2016 Blessed Easter!

Have a blessed Easter Sunday, 
Jesus Christ resurrection from the dead 
on the third day following his crucifixion 
marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. 
All is changed: darkness to light, 
doubt to faith, 
despair to hope, 
sin to grace, 
and death to eternal life. 
It also represent the fulfillment of God's promises to mankind.
~from Jeffery A's FaceBook page.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

3-26-2016 Fiber Art

During our trip to Lincoln NE
to visit family for Easter
we perused the International Quilt Museum
and an art gallery.

 These quilts made me smile!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3-24-2016 Happy 42nd Wedding Anniversary! my soulmate!
Love you with all my heart!
We had a beautiful Spring Snow today...
HUGE snowflakes!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3-23-2016 iCord Bind Off

The iCord Bind Off on my Doodler Shawl
took me 6 hours today
and now this baby is finished and ready to wear!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

4-22-2016 Square

I'm knitting this 10 inch (corner-to-corner) square
for a baby blanket.
The owner of our LYS is expecting baby boy #2
come the first part of April
so about 20 of the 'regulars' are each knitting a square
and they will all be sewn together into a baby blanket.

Monday, March 21, 2016

3-21-2016 Oops... Lost in Translation...

 I'm trying to knit this cute bolero for the GDs for Easter/Spring.
Unfortunately, I can't read the pattern:

So, in trying to work it out
I was able to manage the back piece
and tried working the first front panel...
It's curving the wrong way!
So, I cut off the front panel, bound off the neck stitches,
and will re-knit the front panel curves separately
and then seam them onto the back shoulders and side seams.
Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

3-20-2016 Mickey Mouse

Check out this cute Mickey Mouse shawl pin
one of my knitting friend's husband made!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

3-19-2016 Mini Prayer Cloths

I had so much fun crocheting these mini prayer cloths
for my friends.
I prayed over each one before giving it away.

The pattern is free and can be found here:

Rows: I indicate rows by using the letter R and the row number. Example: R1 would be row one. After each row, you will ch1, turn.! Popcorn Stitch: make 3 dc in the same stitch. Take hook out of last dc and leave loop hang. Insert hook into first dc (front to back, as normal) and grab the loop from last dc. Pull through first dc and ch 1. This ch 1 will not count as a stitch in the row - you will skip it when you sc in the next row. Push popcorn stitch forward to make it stick out if needed.
Remember: at the end of each row, ch 1 and turn.!

R1: ch 10. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 8 ch (9 sc)!
R2: sc across (9 sc)!
R3: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R4: sc across (9 sc)!
R5: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R6: sc across (9 sc)!
R7: sc in next 2 sts, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next st, pc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (6 sc, 3 popcorn)!
R8: sc across (9 sc)!
R9: sc in next 4 sts, pc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (8 sc, 1 popcorn)!
R10: sc across (9 sc)!
R11: sc across. ch 1, but DO NOT turn. (9 sc)!
Finishing: 2 sc in last st of R11, then sc evenly around the prayer cloth, making 3 sc in each corner except the first corner. Once you get back to the first corner, make 1 sc in that st (it will already have 2sc in it). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

3-17-2016 More Granny Squares for the Yarn Bombing

Added a fourth layer of granny squares 
to the yarn bombing.
One more layer (8 more squares) to go!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3-16-2016 Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

Yarn colorway
inspired by 
The Big Bang Theory's
Rock Paper Scissors Lizards Spock game.
Making some fun socks!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3-15-2016 Mom

Cute pix of my mom
(the baby seated on the chair)
and two of her sisters
that a relative posted on FaceBook recently.
Love you, mom!

Monday, March 14, 2016

3-14-2016 Sister Fun

Big sister reading little sister a book...
what a good big sister!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

3-13-2016 Thirty Years Old

Made this afghan 30+ years ago...
gotta love Red Heart Super Saver Acrylic yarn!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

3-12-2016 Mama Won't Fly

DH and I attended this play
at the local theatre tonight...
LOL funny!

Friday, March 11, 2016

3-11-2016 More Granny Squares

More Granny Squares for yarn bombing the LYS...
I made this second batch of squares bigger (8 rounds)
and they seem to fit the porch posts much better!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

3-10-2016 Library Field Trip

 GD's preschool class
went on a field trip to the library today!
They got to take a tour of the library
and see the 'magic' sorting machine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3-9-2016 Kombucha SCOBI

Today I removed my Scobi
from my 2nd batch of homemade Kombucha 
(fermented tea)
and added it to the freshly brewed tea on the right
to start next week's new batch.
It works kind of like sourdough
in that you add a little of the old/fermented tea
(in the pitcher)
to the new batch of tea (on the right),
then top it with the SCOBI
and let it 'brew' for the next week.

 My beautiful SCOBI...
(looks like a disgusting blob, yes?!?!?)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

3-8-2016 Has Spring Arrived?

Wondering if we've seen our last snow for the winter?!!?
This certainly looks promising!

Monday, March 7, 2016

3-7-2016 Window Washing

Watching this guy wash windows
was grand entertainment
while waiting for my doctor's appointment!

It also reminds me that I need to wash MY windows at home
and that I plan to use the window washer's squeegee technique!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

3-5-2016 Kicking Myself

DH & I went to pay our condolences
to my BFFs as they said goodbye to their stepdad
who passed away on Wednesday.
This is the only picture I took at the funeral
as he was sent off with military honors.
I'm kicking myself for NOT taking a pix
of myself with my BFF!

Friday, March 4, 2016

3-4-2016 Embroidered Socks

I finally finished my first pair of embroidered socks!
I wish the pattern had the cables run 
down the CENTER of the front of the sock
instead of half down the front and half down the side.
It make the sock fit and feel a bit wonky.
If I make another pair of these,
I will center the cables down the front
and leave them UN-embroidered.
I think the plain cables are prettier!