Saturday, November 27, 2010

Knitted House Slippers

The greenish & brown pair are for my son. The purple & black pair are for Laundon.
Both are in college and both needed house slippers to keep warm. :)
Armed with Megan Mills' pattern called Garter Stitch Slippers, I used Cascade 220 Superwash and US sz 7 needles and knit them up super quick!
The only thing I added was the crocheted chain so they could tighten up around the ankle to keep the footies on.
I usually make a pair for my son every year.....and some of his friends, too. ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wishbone Sweater for my son

This is the nicest sweater to knit up when you are in a hurry to send something warm to your grown child.
I used Sheepsdown wool [from School House Press], knitting needles for MY gauge and my knitting bible - Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac.
The finished sweater weighs only 2.53 pounds. Details on how to knit this wonderful sweater is in the Knitter's Almanac.
Do you see my personal message in the hem at the back? Once again, I used wool...
I wish everyone could have a sweater like this to wrap themselves up in because it's like a big hug!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thank you to the readers of my blog....

It's the little things that make me readers....and when I see a comment, that REALLY makes me smile. Someone, out there, thinks enough about me to do that.
Bless each and every one of you. You just don't know when your comment will make a difference in someones life.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Remember hearing this.......You treat people like you want to be treated.
What do you do when you've done that, to people that matter to you, and they still treat you like you don't matter?

It saddens me to no end. My heart aches and the corners of my mouth are catching up to the edge of my jaw. I find myself alone and pulling away from friends and family because I can't put my happy face on and pretend.......I just can't.

The very hard part is treating them like they treat me. I have to fight the urge to be nice to them. It breaks my heart, each time, because that is not who I am.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The finishing touch to my Spiral Yoke Sweater

Here is my personal message in the hem of my sweater. I knit with 2 different colors of Icelandic wool in pencil like roving.

Now I will always know what the name of the sweater is..........and when I knit it!