Nov 26, 2009

Did I mention I was working on this too

Did I mention I was working on another Big Baby Blanket? This is I
think the third or fourth one I've done. I think I am just addicted
to the moss stitch part of it. I have more to show but no photos yet.
Those will come later this week. What else are you all working on.
Don't act like I'm the only one with more than one project going! Lol

Have A Wonderful Day!

Where ever and with whom ever you spend time with today...Make it a great day!

Nov 25, 2009

Argosy for Christina

Argosy for Christina, originally uploaded by missthg.

Howdy folks how are you? I'm doing good this here blankie is whatI've been working on for the past couple of weeks. This one is calledthe Argosy Baby Blanket. It's pretty easy to do and can adapted tofit any size needle and yarn. I am about halfway through the patternand hope to be done this weekend so I can mail it to the recipient intime for Christmas. What are y'all working on?

Nov 3, 2009


Have you ever had someone tell you that they were praying for you after something good happened to you? I had that very moving and emotional experience this morning and I happy to say that it just plain made me feel good and that no matter what, someone somewhere is praying for you.

I’ve had some challenges at work that had me feeling like I just wanted to quit. Crazy schedule changes that had me feeling like I was coo coo for co.coa puffs. I ran into her this morning and she said I heard you got a new position with better hours and I am so happy for you and I want you to know that I was praying for you. Those five words……man o man….I did not hear anything else she said after she said those words.

I have always believed in the power of prayer – but like a lot of people, just don’t practice as often as I should – this really caught me off guard. I’m glad I ran into her this morning and that I was early for work because I was completely moved to tears (and that’s hard for me). After I washed my face I have just been skipping through the day from those five words. So the next time you have a friend tell you her troubles and you don’t know what to say….pray for them – and don’t tell them Sometimes it’s better to find out that someone prayed for you after the fact….

Oh yeah – I will have pictures of some of the stuff I’ve been working on this weekend.

Jul 27, 2009

Moving right along

Ms Liberty is back!, originally uploaded by missthg.

Ms. Liberty and I had a conversation and we decided we would give her more of a try. Hopefully I wll have this thing finished before the end of August. I noticed that I had some puckering going on and well...I have a bumpy blanket because I have a death grip on the needles and yarn that I am carrying behind it. It's an interesting learning process. I have learned that I should absolutely read the pattern all the way through BEFORE I start knitting. Anywhoo...I'm plodding right along and I'm on row 10 of the 3rd repeat. I'm at the half way point of the knitting portion of the blanket! I wasnt going to line the back of it - but I kept thinking about some nefarious nutcase accidently unravelling on of the floats on the back and all kinds of chaos would ensue because I would have to maim them for obvious reasons. Kidding....maybe

Jun 25, 2009


Imma miss Michael Jackson....

Jun 23, 2009

Ms. Liberty is back!

Ms. Liberty is back!, originally uploaded by missthg.

So I was feeling good after I fixed my mistake....until I realized that I hadnt put my stitch markers back in. Well you know what...I don't need them!!! I freed myself from stitch markers! Oh yeah I 'm really feeling myself right about now. I'm glad that I ventured out and tried something that looked really intimidating and turned out to be easy. Y'all should give it a try.

Jun 7, 2009

Starteritis is upon me again

Starteritis is upon me again, originally uploaded by missthg.

It seems that I have contracted a little bit of starteritis again. I have more projects going right now than I care to admit. Let's see - the black and white Liberty blanket. Then there is the mitered blanket I haven't finished. Let's not forget the pink cabled blanket I'm about half way through. Hmmmm...and now I have what ChickenusWingus is describing as a Candy Corn Baby blanket. I laughed when I saw the resemblance - I don't think I'll be adding the white stripe he suggested though. I starting this one because the Liberty blanket was no longer portable. It now needs it own back pack and well just takes up too much room on the train. I mean who wants to look like a bag lady while commuting? Besides, I made a big mistake in it and had to pull it apart. I was just so distraught to watch all of that hard work unraveled!!!!! I made a mistake in one of the lines of the chart and it was just to obvious to leave it. More obvious than the first mistake. I may pull the whole thing apart and start over. The pattern deserves to not have any mistakes in it. So Ms. Liberty is sitting on the sidelines with something else until I can wrap my mind around pulling her apart. *Insert Big Sigh* Such is the life of a knitter. Until then I will be working on my Candy Corn Big Bad Baby Blanket.

Twisted Sisters....

Twisted Sisters...., originally uploaded by missthg.

I started the entrelac scarf with the Twisted Sisters yarn I bought last weekend. I'm not loving it right now - maybe as the scarf gets longer it will bring me some joy. Right now it's just something to do to pass the time. I however, would not feel bad if I found another pattern and tinked this one. Anyone have any suggestions for another pattern? I would even be willing to try a simple lace pattern for this yarn. It really is pretty.

Jun 1, 2009

Twisted Sister Yarn

Twisted Sister Yarn, originally uploaded by missthg.

I picked up some of the coolest looking yarn the other day with the intentione of making an entrelac scarf. I'm on the second tier and I don't like it right now so I think this may end up being a clapotis scarf.

May 24, 2009

Urban's Fault

Urban's Fault, originally uploaded by missthg.

It's all Urbans fault. Here I was being all monogamous to my Liberty afghan and she distracted me with these Chinese Waves dishcloths. The first time I tried these I didn't like the pattern, but now they are just plain east and great for tv knitting or sitting in a noisy room or with a friend knitting. Are we allowed to blame others for our knitting ADD? I hope she knows I'm kidding

May 18, 2009

One Repeat

photo.jpg, originally uploaded by missthg.

Yahoo!!! I made it through the first repeat of this blanket. I am still liking this enough to actually continue it. Since it is not a boring pattern - it makes for an interesting knitting. I really like this and actually want to finish this. I think i will back this with a polka dotted cotton backing. I have no desire for anyone to pull any of the strings asking what is this and pulling the strings the wrong way and messing up the blanket. I can't say that the reaction would be good - but definitely involuntary. What are y'all knitting? I know that I am not the only one who happens to be knitting right now.

May 10, 2009

Fourty Rows Deep!

Fourty Rows, originally uploaded by missthg.

I'm fourty rows deep and then I discover the glitch in the pattern. Ok It's really knitters error. Guess what? I like the glitch and the glitch will stay! LOL Happy Mother's Day to all of my fellow Mama's, Mama's Mama's and Mama's Mama's Mamas!

May 5, 2009

Liberty Progress

Liberty Progress, originally uploaded by missthg.

I'm making some progress. This fair isle thing isnt nearly as hard as I thought it would be! I may actually finish this one!

May 2, 2009

Two at a time

Two at a time, originally uploaded by missthg.

I made two burp clothes at once. I needed something to do that was mindless. It worked. I finished both of them on the train in less than three days.....

Liberty - Fair Isle Attempt

photo.jpg, originally uploaded by missthg.

Hey! I just made my first Fair Aisle and Steek attempt in the same projec t oh yeah and reading a chart. Not at hard as I thought. How come I keep stressing myself out with the instructions instead of just trusting the patterns? I seem to have knitting trust issues. Any old way - because I'm not comfortable reading charts - I just wrote down the numbers for each row. Sounds tedious? It was but you know what - it made me have an appreciation for someone who creates the pattern. That is a feat in and of itself! So far I have about 12 rows done and there are 70 rows for this pattern. It's not hard at all - just keeping the yarn from tangling is my only issue. This pattern is found in the Mason Dixon second book.

Oh yeah - Fair Isle is not hard when you only do two colors. I will attempt to do the Dragon in the book Scarf Style.. But the Dragon Scarf is one of those - I will work on it after I clear up some of these other projects that have been sitting around.

What are y'all working on?

Apr 30, 2009

Yet Another Big Bad Baby Blanket

Big Bad Baby Blanket, originally uploaded by missthg.

I'm in a knitting rut so I'm knitting more of what I know to be easy. So far so good....

Apr 12, 2009

What would you do for $10?

photo.jpg, originally uploaded by missthg.

So we are out eating at a Chinese Restaurant and ChickenusWingus says - I need some money. So Mr.Floozy hands him a pepper and says eat it and I'll give you $10. This nut pops it in his mouth and starts chewing with his little chest puffed up and says it's not hot cheerfully. I looked at him and said are you crazy? Anyway about 30 seconds later this was the look on his face.

Double Orange Chicken & Rice $3.95
Eating a hot pepper $10
The look on his face and realization that the pepper is really hot....Priceless

Apr 4, 2009

16 Seamed

16 Seamed, originally uploaded by missthg.

Hey yall Im still working on the Mitered Blanket. I have learned how that mattress stitch is the best way to seam all of the wonderfull squares. That part is tedious but when I saw the blanket form I got a warm fuzzy. I am now going to work The outer squares of the blanket and then do a five stich i-cord for the border. Anybody wanna put the backing on for me? I refuse to tie up and or weave in all those ends!

Feb 19, 2009

Almost done!

Since I couldn't help but start another project, it's only fair that I show you my progress. This has to be one of the more simple patterns that I've done. I love the way that the yarn feels. I'm a cotton ease floozy what can I say! Definately the best yarn for making baby blankets. I promise to go back to my mitered blanket and the cable blanket as soon as I finish this one. Did I mention that I do not know how to crochet the pieces of this blanket together! Ha! I will be taking this over to Article Pract in Oakland for some help. I'm currently on the fourth and last piece to this blanket. I wanted to try it in a smaller size to make sure i would make the larger one. Anyone who needs some mindless knitting - this is definately the pattern for that - it's all garter stitch!

Feb 5, 2009

I just couldn't help it!

I couldn't help it! I started the blanket last night when I caught a bit of insomnia. It's called the Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket in Sheeps Down by Elizabeth Zimmerman - but can be seen here more recently knit by BrooklynTweed. What can I say - the bubble gum pink cables had me bored. I will get back to it - but just the sheer joy of knitting without counting almost sent me over the edge. I will get back to the pink cables this weekend - but I needed a small break. Here is the first section that I did last night. I'm using cotton ease in Lime doubled to make this blanket. I'm a fan of it's squooshiness and ease of use for parents.

Happy Birthday MamaC

Happy Birthday MamaC! Your present is on the way!

Feb 4, 2009

Itching again...

Ok - I have the itch to start yet another new project. Brooklyn Tweed has this Big Squishy Lovefest on his site. It looks oh so fun to work. But goodness - I have not finished the Cabled Comfort Throw. Lucky for me it's not in the budget right now for another set of needles. Somebody hold me back! I really wanna cast on this one in some lime green cotton ease that Number 1 son bought for me last week. I'm gonna be patient though and wait to finish the Cabled Comfort Throw. It's gonna be tough. I even thought - hmm... if I run a life line through it - I can come back to it. I know I know....Finish the pink one first. *sigh* who asked y'all!


Sometimes it just doesnt feel like you're making any progress and then you look down and see wow! I did more than I thought I did. This is called the Cabled Comfort Throw. It was supposed to be done on size 13 needles with chunky yarn You're supposed to make five panels and sew them togeter. I have modified the pattern to use a size 7 needle, I'm doing 10 panels all at once to avoid the seeming. I am also using Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Berry to make this blanket. So far I have used three skeins. I will probably end up using about seven or eight skeins to make a good sized lap blanket.

Jan 20, 2009


From here.....

To Here:

Jan 19, 2009

It's Over?

So the other night I decided to have a snack of of my favorite crackers and tuna fish. Mr. Knitfloozy was eating his snack of ice cream and chocolate syrup. I was jealous cos - well I wanted some - but cant have any - tell y'all about it another day. I digress. Anyway - he made a profound but simple statement. " I hate when it's over." I looked at him and said "You hate when what's over?" He responded, "Dessert - I hate when I get to the end because it's over." I'm looking at him like he's crazy and looked down at my mitered squares and thought hmmm that is why knitters (ok just me) have so many unfinished objects. We don't wanna get to the end of the project we are working on because we don't want it be over. Could that be the root of starteritis? Could be. If you figure it out before I do - let me know. Here is my progress so far on the mitered blanket for the newest member of our family.

So far I have four blocks of four completed. I think there will be about 12 or so blocks before I create the border. I will be using the applied i-cord border in bllack to finish it off. It looks easy so we shall see. I've used about two skeins of each color so far. What are y'all working on?

Jan 14, 2009

Mitered Blanket...

Hey Y'all! I have a new cousin! I was so exited at the news of his arrival - I thought hmm...I can try out the pattern for the mitered banket that Kay from the Mason Dixon made. I'm liking the no sew method because the thought of having to actually crochet, mattress stitch or even sew these things together was daunting. Oh by the way - did I mention I don't know how to crochet. Tee hee! So yeah I'm gonna have to figure out how crochet all of these square together. It shouldn't be hard right? I'm one of those knitter who will try something at least once or twice or three times....which brings me to the demise of the Curlicue Coverlet.

I have tried making this one about four times. Even used different colors. But I guess I'm not ready to work on this one yet. Not one to throw away yarn - I started making a baby blanket version of the Cabled Comfort Throw - does this make it my first "green" project?

So to make it a little more interesting - I'm using size seven needles and making 10 cables instead of seven. Why bother making it like the pattern calls for. It's a really easy pattern to memorize and is just enough to keep me busy on the train. I'm not sure many skeins of cotton ease that it will take - so far it's only been one skein of Lion Brand cotton ease. I like it so far. I may even make a big one like the pattern says - but I don't really like big needles - they make my hands hurts. I will see - but I gotta finish this one first.

Jan 10, 2009


Did I tell y'all about Mr. Knitfloozy's penchant for strays? Prolly not because I didn't want to admit that I am now the crazy cat lady down the street with five cats. They were so cute and little and just five little kittens right? He's amazing - he potty trained them with minimal accidents. They grew and became well teenage cats. Nothing new - animals grown over time. Well there is one thing he forgot to do. Spay/Nueter the animals. We now have one of them giving birth. We know who the culprit is. But more importantly instead of five - we now have 10. What the heck am I supposed to do with 10 cats? I'm gonna kill him! Oh - and the kittens don't know it - but they are being born on some of the first projects I made.

Stash Definition

Stash (n): A knitter's supply of yarn, conveniently prepurchased and placed in the home of the knitter. Oddly, many knitters do not knit from their stash but continue to purchase as they go, despite the presence of what is essentially a personalized yarn shop where they don't have to pay. This phenomenon has led researchers (OK: me) to believe that stashes exist not just for the purposes of knitting but for inspiration. After all, painters have lots of paint.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka The Yarn Harlot

Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! Can't wait to see what the new year brings!