Knit-along lil'Doggy

I have found Knitting to be a great therapy and wonderful for stress relief ... life is never dull, and more often hectic and crazy :), being able to pull my knitting out of its bag and even do one or two rows really helps me to refocus and recenter.

Signature Jus'anuth'r Knitter (W.B.)
Location Pennsylvania, United States
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Friday, August 24, 2007

DesignWorks eBay Listings - Embroidery Files for SALE!!!

Ok, so I've broken down, and I've listed some of my best-sellers on eBay. Let me know if you see them what you think!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Edging of CWS begun

OH! I've completed the 'rounds' of the CWS - it is going to be GORGEOUS! I'm very excited about getting the first couple rows done of the edging which is a unique pattern itself.

We're back in FL for the time being. We have big plans for the future ... and I'm glad for the knitting to fill the times when TV, internet, and walking!

oh! and READING - we've done a TON of reading in the past couple months, we're really excited about W.E.B. Griffin; an author who has written 35 novels and is described as the PREMIER storyteller of "true virtuosity and talent" [
Fort Worth Star-Telegram]. If you are at all interested in military stories, and enjoy reading books that pull you in and take you for a ride, I highly recommend starting with W.E.B. Griffin's By Order of the President followed by the others in his "Presidential Agent" series ... fascinating, thrilling, and truly mind-grabbing!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Civil War Shawl (in the Round)

ah! 'nother knitting project soon to be on the needles. I love the look of this shawl, and the size, and will be making it using wool fingering-weight yarn in "Chili Pepper", a lovely rich, red, purchased from JoJoSquare on eBay. I purchased 4400 yds. I'm participating in the Yahoo!Group Civil War Shawl KAL (, the group moderator has also set up a blog at .

I'm quite excited! I'll try to get some pics up of my progress as it goes.

Other projects on the needles ...
The 'blog mascot' has been put on hold. I did manage to knit one very cute little critter, but unfortunately it turned out differently than I had hoped and will be trying again ... I have looked at felting kits, and may try to work him out that way - I've always been intrigued by needle felting and think that it would be a good way to work it out.
The Leaf Stole is almost completed, after a long search for more yarn to finish (as I didn't purchase enough to make it longer). I plan to make it about 84-96" giving me enough to toss it over my head and once around my neck during worship.
I have also started a burgundy tunic length, dolman-style sweater with a cowl neck. It is basic, and my first sweater. I started it with acrylic yarn (a 'pounder' type) and will be continuing with the same. I expect that it won't be the most comfortable sweater I will ever create, but I had to start something in the interim while I was searching for more yarn for the stole.
I have several other projects in the works, I have decided that next year's christmas tree will be covered with snowflakes and crocheted ornaments. I am very excited and have already made half-dozen and will continue at least one every-other day or so and stiffen them upon completion of about 50 or so ... I also want to make a tree top either an angel or star, we'll see :).
I am also designing another shawl as well as several other items that I will be adding pictures and updates about as they progress.
I am also participating in the AtMyHouse (yahoo!group) bookmark exchange and am using some home-spun wool to create the exchange item. It will be my first exchange, so we'll see how it goes. I'm eagerly anticipating the possibilities, and another reason to knit!

Anyhow, plans continue in the works, and I can't wait to start the shawl, and finish the stole and sweater.

Friday, January 12, 2007

What kind of needles am I? (cute!)

Found this cute little quiz online ... to take it yourself @

I am ....

... Interchangeable.
Fun, free, and into everything, you've got every eventuality covered and every opportunity just has to be taken. Every fiber is wonderful, and every day is a new beginning. You are good at so many things, it's amazing, but you can easily lose your place and forget to show up. They have row counters for people like you!

Take this quiz!

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Friday, January 05, 2007

DC KAL done ... and you'll never guess ;)

My first dishcloth KAL is done - it is a lovely 'illusion' pattern - but a day early so no posts, no pics until monday :).

AND you'll never guess what I just started on my DPNs :) .... oh, hopefully you'll see THAT too by Monday - a pattern of my own making, and my own design ... a pattern that will suprise and delight you ... a pattern in true 'mascot' style ... oh, YOU'LL see!!!

I can't help but grin from EAR TO EAR about this cute little 'thing' I'm concocting.

Ok, I want to share so bad, but you're just going to have to wait until Monday!!

Everyone have a GREAT weekend, and TTFN!!

Me b'a Knitter!!!

A lovely saying just for you ... to start the weekend right!

Rules should be written in Oatmeal, not in Stone ...

"Your conflict will dissipate when you feel good about what you are doing."


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Lace ... dishcloths ... scarves ...

I finished the scarf for my DH. It is WIDE - about 14" - and about 5.5' long as you can see because he wanted something he could pull up over his face in the cold weather and I wanted something that he could put across his chest as well. He likes it and it wasn't very hard to make either ... (pic is folded in half over the back of a chair.)

... the cable pattern is a repeat of 6+1 with a border of garter stitches.

Ok, that project completed (12/27/06), :).

My modified "Branching Out" Lace Stole/Prayer Shawl is going well too ... approximately a dozen pattern (row) repeats accomplished - and two more balls of yarn to go!! ... I'm excited about how this is turning out. I will definitely repeat this pattern in the future, but next time I will be using something exotic - cashmere, alpaca, angora, or perhaps silk!

I have also signed up with seveal yahoo!groups over the holiday. A couple are KAL (Knit A Long) lists. I'm following them with excitement :D ... the Dishcloth list has already begun sharing it's January dishcloth pattern - we're on Day 2 and row 19 :) ... done, and done! I am fudging the pattern a little - since I don't have #7(4.5mm) needles yet, I decided to use a pair of #6, loosely. I'm tickled to have another outlet for my obsession! :).

So, my Obsession of the Kneedles remains, and I continue to enjoy every stitch and moment of it!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy New Year!!

Ok, so, we actually have had some visitors this week ... in-laws visited on Tuesday much to our delight. They made it with minimal turning around :) ... and that 's an accomplishment since it is their first time here. I made dinner (a turkey, smashed potatoes, beans, gravy, and fresh home-made bread ... mmmmm!)

MY parents came down yesterday (Wednesday), and we installed a ceiling fan in the "florida room"/office/game-room (room surrounded by windows - one of my favorite rooms in the house! It is of the Hampton Bay variety with a black motor casing/blade holders, and black or rosewood blades. Very classy - my DH is AWESOME as he found this beautiful fixture at Home Depot and it now graces our front room. I have to say it is a blessing that we got it - it gave my parents something to do while they were here. They are fine with just relaxing, but it is always best to do so after something has been accomplished.

We've also learned a new card-game. It is tough to play games just my DH and I, so company gives us the opportunity to have some fun and learn or play games :). We now know Rook! I'll have to say that my DH is suprised that I am as good at it as I am already, since I've only played it twice now, but I understand the game and am even good at strategy! ( I love suprising him!)

I have another billion rows to do on his cabled scarf (ugh! will it EVER end!!!). I haven't touched my prawer shawl in DAYS, and want to complete the scarf so that I can concentrate on my shawl. It is going to be so lovely when it is done! I am excited about getting back to it :).

Another project I am working on is a CD/DVD cabinet for our collection. I promised DH that I would MAKE something that is worthy of use, NOT something that we can buy off the shelf, put together, and have look like poo ... I want something LOVELY, something I have a vested interest in and something that I can say with pride - I made that! It will be no less than 15"x15"x28". I may make two of them ... one taller than the other. I want to a) prove that I am handy, and b) prove that furniture doesnt' have to be crap to be useful and beautiful.

The dogs have also enjoyed the repeated visitors and have proven that they can behave around company. Today we're alone, and though it's been slow (nice and quiet), it is still wonderful to know that our families aren't totally against visiting us here in Pitts.


Stay tuned for resolutions and more :).