Friday, July 25, 2008

Picture of Twisted Dreams Socks

I used Kraemer Sterling Silk & Silver I bought from Karen's store.
The gorgeous painting is by Frank. My son.
It's not normally in the sun....just for the photo shoot. :)
I hope you'll give Melly's pattern a try. You can purchase your copy on her blog.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Twisted Dreams Socks

I was picked by Melly to knit a sock pattern that she designed. I started knitting and couldn't put it down. It's been a long time since THAT had happened!
It is a pattern you won't be bored with and I just had to tell you about it so you wouldn't miss out.

You can find it here in English AND German!!: MellysLacePlace

[I had to fix a word. I typed my instead of by - I do that a LOT!]

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm in love........

.......with my roving!!! I got these back from Dawn's a little while back.

The deep chocolate brown is Black Border Leicester; the gray is Black/Gray Icelandic Ram; and the cream is Baby Doll.

Looks like I have some spinning to do. Gosh, aren't they beautiful?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oval Doily

Alright now! Here she is after Round 14.

I pinned it out to show you the lovely details! It is definitely knit from the OUTSIDE in.

The pattern is easy to memorize. There is Section A and Section B. Those are repeated 3 times between each pink marker.

Are you knitting Lace? I would love to see!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Christine Duchrow's Oval Doily

With broken German and my trusty German/English Dictionary, I am attempting to knit her.

I'm knitting on US sz 1 needle and DMC Cebelia sz 30 crochet cotton. [I mention US because when I read sz 2.5 or sz 4.5, I never know if they are talking mm or US]

This is round 7.....I'm not sure why the picture is blurry in places but I hope you can still see my attempt at a beautiful design from her 1st, of 3, books.

I forgot to say I used the long-tail method to cast on 496 stitches. There are 3 repeats for every 124 stitches and that's why the 4 little pink slip knots. The green marker was to keep the stitches from twisting.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A few good sayings.......

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

If you wouldn't write it and sign it; don't say it!

Resentment is like taking poison, and hoping the other person will die.

There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet, and those who talk a lot.

STRESSED? It is just desserts spelled backwards.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.

"Do or do not. There is no try."

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, that is not learning from experience.

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money will help.

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.

Almost anything is easier to get into than out of.

Friends are like angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly...

"The Pessimist curses the wind, the Optimist expects it to change, the Realist adjusts his sails!"

"That which does not kill us had better run away damn fast..."

You are what you do….not what you say.

Last but Oh, not least:
Never Explain.
Your friends don't need it and your enemies aren't going to believe you anyway.

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th remedy for your scared dog

Rescue Remedy is what you need for your dogs. No this isn't a commercial.
I remember dreading every 4th of July because of the fireworks, mainly illegal ones, going off and our dogs being so scared.
My friend, Penney, gives this to her dog every year and it calms her down quickly.

Here's a little bit about it from the website:

Rescue Remedy is the #1 natural reliever of everyday stress. It is a blend of five of the 38 Bach Original Flower Essences and is proven to be as helpful with animals as it is with people. Rescue Remedy can be used for an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioural problems such as:

~ Visits to the vet
~ Fear of loud noises
~ Excessive barking or hissing
~ Adapting to loss of owner or companion
~ Stress due to being left alone
~ Shock, trauma or mistreatment
~ Anxiety when adapting to new surroundings (new home, kennel, stable, etc.)

Your Pet's Inner Calm, On Call

Nature provides the air we breathe, the food we eat and the very essence of life itself. Nearly all forms of medicine are derived from plant life and Dr. Bach was a medical pioneer in realizing the potential of flowers in the natural healing process. As he discovered the 38 Bach Flower Essences, he noted that five of them in particular have special energy properties to calm agitated emotions. They are Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem, Impatiens, Cherry Plum and Clematis. He blended dilutions of them together and found the combination to be an effective remedy for everyday stress. He called it Rescue Remedy, and it remains an example of the simplicity, and power, of natural healing.