Sunday, June 19, 2011

What's on your Needles?

I have (as always) lots of new patterns I can't wait to try. 

Knitted tie

Image of Dad Style Bias Knit Tie
I want to knit up at least 2 or 3 to start and see how my son and the neighbor next door like them. 

Next... I want to knit up some beaded, you read that right - knitted bracelets!  That reminds me...I need to go find my bead needle, beads and other supplies.  Looks like a nice afternoon to site outside and string beads.  I picked up this book and it's looks like fun! big big big project!  This amazing sweater.  I saw it in Vogue Knitting recently.  I put it down...and yet I can't stop thinking about it!  It's called "Inversion Theory" and there is no "right" way to wear it.  There is no real top or bottom as you can wear it either way!  It's quite an advanced pattern but I don't see anything in it that I can't do. 

Now, what are you working on?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keeping the Kitchen Clean

Wow, we finally got some very warm weather yesterday.  You know the & humid.  It's that time of the year where anything that's damp starts to get that yucky smell in a matter of hours. 

Guess how I avoid that in my kitchen?  I change my dishcloth every day.  I do it in style now that I've started making my One-A-Day Set of 7 Hand Knit 100% Cotton Dishclothes.  These get me through to the next laundry day. 

I just started listing these in my shop. 

You get 7 unique dishclothes - none looks like the other.  This set was made using a hot green, hot blue and a white with blue, green and yellow flecks in it.  It comes with 3 round solid color clothes and 4 striped clothes. 

Set of 7 Dish Clothes in Blue, Green & White, Hand Knit 100% Cotton

Set of 7 Dish Clothes in Blue, Green & White, Hand Knit 100% Cotton

Have favorite colors?  I'll gladly make a set in your choice of 3 colors (if I can get them!).  Visit my Etsy store and convo me or you can leave a comment here.

Set of 7 Dish Clothes in Purple, Yellow & White, Hand Knit 100% Cotton
Here's a set in yellow, purple & white.

Coming soon: a set in blue, yellow & white; and a set in pink, brown & cream.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wisdom...things to remember and follow!

I don't know where this originated...but one of my wonderful sisters forwarded it to me in an email.  I simply have to share it.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

2] Why is a Car's WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today’s PEACE. If you really enjoy this, please pass to others. It may brighten someone's day...