Saturday, June 30, 2007

Saturday Stuff and Shawl Pics

This is prayer shawl made for our local hospital to give as needed. The yarn is Red Heart Plush Pomegranate. This yarn is also marketed as TLC Amore. It is very soft and lightweight and makes nice prayer shawls. I used size 10.5 needles and the stitch is diamond lace and I'm not sure which source I used. HARMONY GUIDE has this stitch. (Right hand pic is close-up.)

This is prayer shawl for Scott who has cancer. Yarn is Red Heart Supersaver Camoflage and looks like I had 2 lots--so much for "no dye lot." In the past I've used Bernat Camoflage which I prefer as it's softer. Needles were size 10.5 US and pattern is fish hooks stitch from page 56 of THE HARMONY GUIDES 440 MORE KNITTING STITCHES volume 3. (Right hand picture close up of pattern)

I'm still pretty new at this and haven't figured out how (and if) you can rotate images. I also wanted to move the close-ups so they overlapped the whole piece. I guess that's a lesson to be learned another day.

Now I have to clean my house. I cannot knit again until my house is a lot cleaner than it is right now. I'm not posting pictures of this mess.

Friday Fritterin' on Saturday Morning

Last night I worked on Patricia's rainbow shawl and finished another bookmark. I'm trying to get ready for my trip so this is brief. I'll be posting pics of the camoflage "shawl" and another shawl I made for the hospital later today. Later...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I finished Scott's shawl tonight and will post picture over the weekend. I also started a bookmark using Chain of Hearts pattern and variegated #10 yarn. I worked on Patricia's rainbow shawl.

I'm trying to get ready for my trip and had a gazillion errands tonight so didn't read.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Finally have pics of mid-June KALS. This is Moss Ivy Facecloth from Monthly Dishcloth KAL. I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted Wave and size 7 needles. Love the way it worked up and will probably use this pattern again.

This is design by RaAnn Clegg, moderator of Monthly Bookmark KAL. These need to be blocked. They're knitted from DMC Traditions #10 cotton. The center one was knitted on size 2.5 mm needles. Others were on size 1 US. I'm going to make more of these and use some variegated yarn. The bookmarks are ideal for prayer time. Patterns are short which makes "multi-tasking" easier

I'm almost finished with Scott's prayer shawl. I should finish up Thursday evening. Then can focus on rainbow shawl. I think I'm going to make a hand towel on my Vegas trip.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

Wow--what a weekend! I attended my 40th HS reunion and had a blast. I was major recliner potato Sunday and had to play catch-up on some things last night.

I'm working on my third bookmark. I received some aluminum size 1 needles today. I only had bamboo and was concerned they'd break. I really like making these. I've printed another pattern which I'll use for my next one.

Still working on the camoflage prayer shawl for Scott. It will probably be finished in two days. Hopefully by then I'll be taking pix and posting them. Also worked some more on rainbow shawl . I'm having to use markers as I had counting problems with it.

Through From the Heart of Texas group, I'll be participating in traveling needles. This sounds like fun. I bought some goodies to forward on with the needles.

I finished reading THE PAINTED VEIL last night and watched the DVD tonight. Hollywood changed the story slightly (of course) but movie was pretty good. I'm now reading THE DOUBLE BIND by Chris Bohjalian.

I'll think I'll see if I can find my camera book now. Later...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

June 21 log

Yesterday I finished my first knitted bookmark KAL. I decided knitting bookmarks while praying might be less frustrating and thus more suited to the objective. I'll give the completed bookmarks to those on my prayer list who are not shawl recipients and to others as birthday mementos. I used size 1 needles to make the bookmark. The only ones I have are bamboo which will break easily so spent time today in pursuit of aluminum ones which I finally had to order on-line.

I listened to "No Boundaries" CD by The 5 Browns during prayer time and worked on my second bookmark as well as finished up my dishcloth KAL. I hope to post pics of both over the weekend. The dishcloth was Janet Nogle's Moss Ivy cloth and I used some left over Shine Worsted. I worked up beautifully.

I'm working on a prayer shawl for Scott, my friend Brenda's son, who has cancer. I'm using Camouflage worsted and a pattern called fishhooks from the Harmony guide. I hope to finish it by month's end. I'm also working on a shawl for Patricia, hospital chaplain, who had back surgery. I'm making a rainbow shawl using Elann Adara. I'm using it for my personal project right now. I'll start to work on my sweater again after vacation.

I'm reading THE PAINTED VEIL. I have about 50 pages left. It is an interesting read. I'll watch the DVD made from this book when I finish.

Now it's time to go to sleep.


Here's my great-nephew, Tristan. He was six weeks premature. This was taken his first day here--June 9. He's 2 weeks old now.
We call him "Jelly Bean" because when Dad (Daniel) saw his first ultrasound, he said Tristan looked like a jelly bean. Tristan is doing well. He only weighed 3 lbs 6 oz at birth but was breathing on his own and was okay. He's still in hospital at this point so pray for the little guy.


My family consists of me, Debit (my sweet dog), Izzy (my young cat) and Sundance (aka Grumpy Cat 'cause he's pretty old). The picture above is Debit and Izzy. I think they're having a discussion of who's territory the chair is. This was several years again and now we pretty much sit and sleep together. Sundance is still a little leery of all this and seldom sits/sleeps with us.
This picture was my first upload so now have to find camera instructions so can add more pics later. I promised Debit a ride around the block and she's getting impatient so better go.

I love to knit

If I could just be on a porch in a rocker with my knitting and my MP3, I'd be a happy camper. I am looking forward to my annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. This is my first post and so it's short. I will eventually be posting pics of my knitting projects and my four-footed baby but this will have to do until after vacation.