Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fan Lace Wrist Warmers


Fan Lace Wrist Warmers
Easy pattern repeat, both hands done the same.
Fits medium sized hand
82 yards worsted weight yarn ( shown in Redheart’s Cherry Chip )
Few inches of scrap yarn for thumb
Size 8 US dpns, set of 4
Gauge 4 sts. by 6 rows to 1” in straight stitch

Stitches
K = knit
Kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
P = purl
Tbl = through the back loop
Yf = yarn to the front
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
 
$1.00
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow

I was a little disappointed by my shots of snow not showing up on my last post. Lucky for us it didn't stop for most of the night, town stayed dry but we got enough to freeze on the windshield this morning. DS#2 went out with the camera last night a pointed it up. So that's my snow shot ; )

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I really should have known


No sooner then I press post it started to snow!!!!!!!!! This is LAS CRUCES in OCTOBER !!!!!!!!!

The sun is setting, it is starting to dip down and they are still working on the door. I'm told they are almost done.

Wouldn't you know it

Last night the wind got a little heavy. This is what used to be our door


This is the inside of our door

This is now covering the doorway

This is what it looks like outside




It was nice and sunny 2 days ago ; ) Always just before pay day. DH had to take the day off as half the door was still hanging. So just to cover it with that nasty foam rubber, took some doing. We still got most of the pieces, I think DH isn't talking much. He's making a new one, out in the rain. Okay it's a light rain and it is better than snow true, but still I'm damn glad I have him.
This last year non-stop, every day off and after work he was working on van after van for my sister, she's on #3, countless tires, name a part and DH and Dad fixed it. DH gave her one that seems to be holding up except for the tires ( knock, knock )
For 2 weeks now he's been doing things around here, he fixed the dish washer, a light in the bathroom, my fan, the roof of the add-on as well as working on the walls of the add-on. Another year or so and he'll be caught up ; )

I was taking photos of my latest wrist warmers when Sammy jumped up
did not make little dog happy she had to jump in the middle and remind the cat who's bed it really is.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In need of cloths and towels plus baby stuff

It has come to my attention ( there's nothing like seeing something hung out on the clothes line ) that we are in need of new cloths and towels. When I first started knitting I made a lot of knit stitch and stockinette cloths in all sizes, those are holding up well, but all the store bought dishcloths and towels are pretty much gone. Yippee, that means I get to use up some of my cotton. I got some really good deals a while back, grab bags and cones, plus some new skeins at thrift shops. I got so much yarn I haven't needed to get any for months.
Oh I did try getting one skein for a baby sweater set. I say try because I had to give it away. I had never had a issue with acrylic yarn of any kind, but this stuff made me itch like crazy. Very upsetting because it was the perfect color for a harvest set.
Funny part is I gave it to Mom, then she goes out and picks up 5 skeins in a real nice purple at the thrive store, for me!  She told Dad they were for me so she can't take them home lol  : )
Turns out I had a good color, not the one I wanted for this, but harvesty enough.

I can post photos of the sweater set now, the baby was born and the set received.



This photo is of Lion Brands pattern for pumpkin hat and booties. I didn't have the right color at this point ( or so I thought, it pays to go through your yarn evey now and then ) but wanted to see how the pattern came together. I had never knit anything for a baby before, and was really not sure how these booties would work out. So this one is just done like a regular hat with no stem or leafs.
 I used Bernats Baby Coordinates in peach, two strains held together through out.
DS#1 saw this and I was told I could and should make a better set.
 It was okay for a hat just not a pumpkin hat. It needed to look more pumpkin like ( no seam on the bottom of the booties either ).  Oh it also needed to have vines.

This is a novelty sweater. I wasn't real sure what to do with the neck I really wasn't planing on making a sweater at all! A week before the baby is due I'm packing it all up ( it was already later then I should has mailed it ) when I hear you can't just mail her a hat and booties.

I pointed out that it was now 2 hats and 2 sets of booties ( what was I going to do with baby stuff  ) and I  also had the real gift, a hooded towel in there.

Nope, no go. If I wanted to be that way, go ahead and ruin it,....... by not sending a sweater.

I have only knit 2 sweaters before, one for a teddy bear and one for me. Both in the same style, knit in one piece with a seam under the arms and sides. Yep that's what I did again. The vines and leafs are knit then sewn on later.

The day I was doing the neck I came across Jeny's bind off ( on knitty's ) and had to give it a go, I did a roll neck line, and seamed it down as it got a little too thick to leave as a roll.

The hooded towel has an angel on the back, DS#1 was kind enough to give me a quick sketch

I'll be posting the pattern a little later on for the hooded towel and booties.
Still having a hard time with photos. DH did fix my camera, I'm just not very good at it ( yet )

I made this cloth  illusion witches hat
I had never tried anything in the shaded style, it was fast & easy but a little hard on the eyes with the stripes and all lol
I'm working on a bath mat right now, I don't think I'll have it done in time for Halloween but I'm doing it anyhow, and more wrist warmers to come.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Night Patrol Cloth

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Night Patrol Cloth

7 ½ by 7 inches approximately
37 yards blue worsted weight cotton yarn
8 yards black worsted weight cotton yarn
3 yards yellow worsted weight cotton yarn
Size 5 US needles
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
Stitches

K = knit stitch
P = purl stitch
Seed stitch = knit one stitch purl one stitch across row, next row knit all purls and purl all knits. Continue in this manner.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
( y ) = use yellow yarn for that stitch
( bk ) = use black yarn for that stitch

Cast on 34 stitches

First 5 rows are done in seed stitch with blue yarn ( as are all unmarked stitches )

1) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
2) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
3) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k14, k2 ( y ), k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
4) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p10, p2 ( y ), p13, ( k1, p1 )x 2
5) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, k2 ( y ), k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
6) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p9, p1 ( bk ), p2, p2 ( y ), p11, ( k1, p1 )x 2
7) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k9, k2 ( y ), k2, k2 ( bk ), k1, k1 ( bk ), k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
8) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p8, p4 ( bk ), p2, p2 ( y ), p9, ( k1, p1 )x 2
9) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, k2 ( y ), k3, k4 ( bk ), k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
10) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p6, p7 ( bk ), p3, p1 ( y ), p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
11) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k6, k2 ( y ), k3, k6 ( bk ), k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
12) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p7, p6 ( bk ), p3, p2 ( y ), p7, ( k1, p1 )x 2
13) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, k2 ( y ), k3, k6 ( bk), k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
14) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p5, p3 ( bk ), p1, p5 ( bk ) ( carry black yarn 6 stitches over as you go, on the backside of work to get in the right position for next row ), p3, p2 ( y ), p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
15) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k3, k17 ( bk ), k5, ( p1, k1 )x 2
16) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p6, p3 ( bk ), p1, p4 ( bk ), p3, p2 ( bk ), p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
17) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, k1 ( y ), k2 ( bk ), k2, k3 ( bk ), k1, k2 ( bk ), k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
18) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p9, p5 ( bk ), p1, p2 ( bk ), p2 ( y ), p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
19) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, k2 ( y ), k1, k6 ( bk ), k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
20) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, p4 ( bk ), p2, p2 ( y ), p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
21) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, k2 ( y ), k2, k3 ( bk ), k13, ( p1, k1 )x 2
22) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p12, p2 ( bk ), p3, p2 ( y ), p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
23) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k6, k2 ( y ), ( carry blue behind ), k6 ( bk ), k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
24) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p12, p2 ( bk ), p2, p2 ( y ), p7, ( k1, p1 )x 2
25) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k6, k2 ( y ), k2, k2 ( bk ), k13, ( p1, k1 )x 2
26) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, p2 ( bk ), p3, p1 ( y ), p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
27) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, k2 ( y ), k16, ( p1, k1 )x 2
28) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p14, p2 ( y ), p9, ( k1, p1 )x 2
29) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k9, k2 ( y ), k14, ( p1, k1 )x 2
30) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p12, p2 ( y ), p11, ( k1, p1 )x 2
31) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k12, k5 ( y ), k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
32) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
33) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
Seed stitch the last 5 rows, bind off. Weave in ends

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Face Cloth

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Face Cloth


7 ½ by 7 inches approximately
40 yards black worsted weight cotton yarn
3 yards yellow worsted weight cotton yarn
Size 5 US needles
Exact gauge is not essential to this project

Stitches

K = knit stitch
P = purl stitch
Seed stitch = knit one stitch purl one stitch across row, next row knit all purls and purl all knits. Continue in this manner.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
( y ) = use yellow yarn for that stitch

Cast on 34 stitches

First 5 rows are done in seed stitch with black yarn

1) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
2) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2

Repeat rows 1 and 2 four more times

11) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k9, k1 ( y ), k2, k1 ( y ), k2, k1 ( y ), k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
12) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p8, p1 ( y ), p1, p3 ( y ), p1, p1 ( y ), p10, ( k1, p1 )x 2
13) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k8, k4 ( y ), k1, k4 ( y ), k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
14) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p6, p2 ( y ), p1, p1 ( y ), p3, p1 ( y ), p1, p2 ( y ), p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
15) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, k1 ( y ), k9, k1 ( y ), k7, ( p1, k1 )x 2
16) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p10, ( carry yellow yarn 1 stitch over as you go, on the backside of work to get in the right position for next row ) p1 ( y ), p1, p1 ( y ), p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
17) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, k3 ( y ), k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
18) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, p1 ( y ), ( carry yellow yarn 4 stitches over as you go, on back side of work ), p13, ( k1, p1 )x 2
19) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, k2 ( y ), k1, k1 ( y ), k3, k1 ( y ), k1, k2 ( y ), k7 ( p1, k1 )x 2
20) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p7, p3 ( y ), p3, p3 ( y ), p9, ( k1, p1 )x 2
21) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k8, k2 ( y ), k5, k2 ( y ), k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
22) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p6, p2 ( y ), p7, p2 ( y ), p8 ( k1, p1 )x 2
23) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
24) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
Repeat rows 23 and 24 four more times

Seed stitch the last 5 rows, bind off. Weave in ends.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Raven Wrist Warmers




Raven Wrist Warmers
Lacy and loose around wrists, scrap yarn ( after thought ) thumb. Beads sewn on after knitting.
Size 6 US dpns set of 4
Gauge 4 sts by 6.6 rows per 1 inch
90 yards of worsted weight yarn. Pictured in Caron’s black.
Small amount of scrap yarn in contrasting color ( about 12” )
2 red seed beads for eyes, 30 dark blue seed beads ( optional )
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Witch Hat for pets

Every year our little dog gets a new witch hat. This year I made her one. I don't think she was real happy when we put it on the cat though ; )

Not spoiled at all ; )


Witch Hat for pets
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6 inches wide with brim, 6 inches tall, approximately
Size 6 US dpn needles set of 6
Gauge 5 stitches by 7 rows per inch ( exact gauge is not essential to this project )
42 yards worsted weight yarn

Stitches
K = knit
Kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
P = purl
* * = repeat instructions between as many times as indicated

Cast on 3 stitches

Kf/b all stitches


Place on 3 dpns join in the round, place marker at beginning of round if needed
1) knit 3 rounds
2) ( kf/b, k1 )x 3
3) knit 3 rounds
4) ( kf/b, k2 )x 3
5) knit 3 rounds
6) ( kf/b, k3 )x 3
7) knit 3 rounds
8) ( kf/b, k4 )x 3
9) knit 3 rounds
10) ( kf/b, k5 )x 3
11) knit 3 rounds
12) ( kf/b, k6 )x 3
13) knit 3 rounds
14) * kf/b, k3* to end
15) knit 4 rounds
16) * kf/b, k4* to end
17) knit 2 rounds
18) * kf/b, k5* to end
19) knit 1 round
20) knit into the back bar ( the purl bump ) from the front, of your knit stitch, then knit the stitch itself, pass the first stitch over the one you knit, to end. This helps firm up the brim as well, being decorative.
21) knit to end
22) *kf/b, k6* to end
23) knit to end
24) purl to end
25) *kf/b, k7* to end
26) purl to end
27) *kf/b, k8* to end
28) purl
29) *kf/b, k9* to end
Bind off, weave in ends.

I made a I-cord about 7 ½ inches ( or to fit under chin ) the last inch of the cord I stockinette stitched. I don’t want any of my pets getting chocked with the hat cord, so I put a snap on the flat end of the I-cord and the other snap to the inside of the brim about a inch in, then sewed the other end of the cord to the opposite side of the brim to form the chin strap.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Jury Duty Mini Cloth # 2

Okay this is the second cloth I made as a joke for DH ending his jury duty.

Jury Duty Mini Cloth # 2

7 by 7 inches approximately after blocking
40 yards worsted weight cotton
Size 5 US needles
Exact gauge is not essential to this project

Stitches
K = knit stitch
P = purl stitch
Seed stitch = knit one stitch purl one stitch across row, next row knit all purls and purl all knits. Continue in this manner.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Cast on 34 stitches

First 5 rows are done in seed stitch
1) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2

2) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
3) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
4) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
5) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
6) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p25, ( k1, p1 )x 2
7) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, p11, k7, ( p1, k1 )x 2
8) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p5, k13, p7, ( k1, p1 )x 2
9) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k6, p13, k6, ( p1, k1 )x 2
10) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p5, k13, p7, ( k1, p1 )x 2
11) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, p11, k7, ( p1, k1 )x 2
12) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p25, ( k1, p1 )x 2
13) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p2, k21, ( p1, k1 )x 2
14) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p19, k4, p2, ( k1, p1 )x 2
15) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p4, k19, ( p1, k1 )x 2
16) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p17, k4, p4, ( k1, p1 )x 2
17) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k4, p4, k17, ( p1, k1 )x 2

18) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p15, k4, p6, ( k1, p1 )x 2
19) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k6, p4, k15, ( p1, k1 )x 2
20) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p8, k2, p3, k4, p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
21) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k8, p4, k1, p4, k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
22) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p6, k9, p10, ( k1, p1 )x 2
23) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k10, p8, k7, ( p1, k1 )x 2
24) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p7, k7, p11, ( k1, p1 )x 2
25) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k9, p7, k9, ( p1, k1 )x 2
26) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p9, k7, p9, ( k1, p1 )x 2
27) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k9, p5, k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
28) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k3, p11, ( k1, p1 )x 2

29) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p1, k13, ( p1, k1 )x 2
30) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
31) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
32) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
33) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
34) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
Seed stitch the last 5 rows, bind off. Weave in ends.

Time for that second look


Mom is done with the rest of the Halloween guys




She said she's not doing the cat because it's too ugly ; ) She never did like cats lol

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Roses

I got to say I really love being a mom



This is what my son gave me yesterday.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jury Duty

Here in New Mexico when called for jury duty you serve for 3 months. First they send you a form to fill out ( most of the time giving you a day or two to get it back to them ). The next month you have to go sit there for a 2 hour ( minimum ) orientation. The next month is when your service begins. You get a calender telling you what days to call and see if you have to go sit down there or not. You can be asked to serve every 3 years ( 3 months each time ).


DH and I both get called every 3 years like clock work. I have sat on 3 trials, DH has sat on 3 now as well. We both find it very taxing. The last trial I sat on was unbelievable, I was told by a little old broad that I was a disappointment to all women because I didn't want to hand over a large sum of money to another woman never mind that she didn't deserve it. That was her nice side, she got sweeter as time went on. ( the woman didn't get a large sum of money, turns out she could have got quite a bit more with the settlement that have been offer to her )


DH is in his last month of his service, I went for my orientation this week. While I was sitting there with nothing to do but wait, I started to think about knitting, yeah I know go figure. Anyhow I thought it would be funny if I made DH a cloth or two with a jury duty theme to celebrate the end of his service. You know cleaning up crime, one dishcloth at a time ; )




This is a very simple, mini, pattern, seed stitch boarder, knit and purl "scale of justice" type thing.

Jury Duty Mini Cloth # 1


7 by 7 inches approximately after blocking
40 yards worsted weight cotton
Size 5 US needles
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
Stitches
K = knit stitch
P = purl stitch
Seed stitch = knit one stitch purl one stitch across row, next row knit all purls and purl all knits. Continue in this manner.
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Cast on 34 stitches

First 5 rows are done in seed stitch. ( I started with a knit stitch )


1) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
2) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
3) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
4) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
5) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
6) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p7, k10, p8, ( k1, p1 )x 2
7) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k7, p10, k8, ( p1, k1 )x 2
8) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
9) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
10) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
11) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
12) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
13) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k11, p2, k12, ( p1, k1 )x 2
14) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p11, k2, p12, ( k1, p1 )x 2
15) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k3, p3, k5, p2, k5, p3, k4, ( p1, k1 )x 2
16) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p2, k5, p4, k2, p4, k5, p3, ( k1, p1 )x 2
17) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p2, k4, ( p1, k3 )x 2, ( p1, k1 )x 2
18) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p4, k2, p4, ( k1, p3 )x 2, ( k1, p1 )x 2
19) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p2, k4, ( p1, k3 )x 2, ( p1, k1 )x 2
20) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2, p5, k1, p1, k1, p4,
( k1, p1 )x 2
21) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k4, p1, k6, p2, k6, p1, k5, ( p1, k1 )x 2
22) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p4, k1, p6, k2, p6, k1, p5, ( k1, p1 )x 2
23) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k4, p1, k6, p2, k6, p1, k5, ( p1, k1 )x 2
24) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p4, k1, p6, k2, p6, k1, p5, ( k1, p1 )x 2
25) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k5, p14, k6, ( p1, k1 )x 2
26) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, p9, k6, p10, ( k1, p1 )x 2
27) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, k10, p4, k11, ( p1, k1 )x 2
28) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
29) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
30) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
31) ( p1, k1 )x 2, p1, knit to last 4 stitches, ( p1, k1 )x 2
32) ( k1, p1 )x 2, k1, purl to last 4 stitches, ( k1, p1 )x 2
Seed stitch the last 5 rows, bind off. Weave in ends.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This time of year

I love this time of year. The crisp feel to the air. Curling up in a warm shawl. All the good cozy things, however along with all the good things come the bad.
Every year we hit a colder spot and all the spiders in the desert want to move in. I'm not talking your house type spider, not even creepy house type. I'm talking big black and quick. You know the kind that try to out think you, and often do. Yeah them.

Yippee just what I wanted a large spider out smarting DH in my kids bathroom. I was in the tub in the other bathroom, just soaking..... when my younger son comes up. He had just spotted what he called the largest spider he had ever seen indoors. Don't tell his dad, whom he had to walk by to get to me, nope... I should do something about it. Yeah right, just see how fast I come running when I'm told really big spider and no one in danger, while DH is home!!! Doesn't anybody remember the bat, never left my room. They had it under control just fine ; )
I get out, and the other bathroom was a mess. They took everything off the counter and put it all on the washer. Took down the hanging plant as well the curtain. You know in case it went that way.
The spider was still in between the windows, with both of the windows closed!!!!! Great now we had to open the window from the inside reach under this thing and open the outer window, then the screen.....and they had waited for me. I am loved ; )
I got a look at this thing. He was right I had never seen a bigger spider ever!!
It wasn't a widow or tarantula. I'm not sure what kind it is. About the size of a mouse, all black with arrow shaped backside, and really really quick. There was no way I was getting my hand in there with a camera so I don't even have a photo to show.
DH thought it better to wait until am so he could see better. I'm with that, as long as I don't have to go near it.
Next morning it's gone!!! Both windows are still closed!!!! Not good. DH goes looking for it, I know just when he found it. Things got loud. I guess it was a good thing they moved everything, with all the thrashing and jumping around in there ; )
DH swears it's gone ( out the window ) he caulked the way in. Yeah right........we can hope

Monday, October 5, 2009

The first of the Ravens



My first raven wrist warmers are almost done. I'm going to need a better photo first off. I have most of it typed out, still need the rest of the left hand. Oh beads on that one too ; )

The raven wraps around the hand, beaded at the tips of his open wings and piercing eye.

I'm quite happy with the way the birds look like they are in flight. This is the first of a few designs we ( DS#1 and I ) have in mind. I wanted them to be somewhat obscure. Something you had to take a second look at.


Speaking of something you need to take a second look at.....


Look what Ma made now. Franky has scars and everything ; ) The witch even has a shawl. Yeah it's October alright : )