Jan 24, 2010

Sockhead Hat

Sockhead Hat, originally uploaded by missthg.

Ha! You didn't think I was just working on the rainbow lizard blanket did you? It's not portable anymore so I had to find something else to work on. This cute little floppy hat called Sockhead Hat. It's really easy and a quick knit!!!! I may have to make two or three of them.

Jan 18, 2010

Lessons learned so far about the Lizard

Ok so some of the lessons I learned so far when making this crazy pattern are trust the pattern. I never trust the pattern and always make myself crazy when I don't. I am soo goofy - I followed the pattern to the end and couldnt figure out why I had big holes in my blanket. So in my genius while sitting next to a fellow knitter/crocheter - I talked it through and realized duh! I need to keep knitting between the brackets.!!! Whew! I swear sometimes I have my bottle of Miss Clariol's brightest shade of blonde in my back pocket! I do like this yarn and will have to buy it two skeins at a time because well - the expense is shall we say prohibitive to buy all at once! I bought the first 12 skeins and got a little sticker shock but lots of yardage. This is the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.
And if you get a grand idea like I did to make something double the size of the biggest size listed for the pattern - make sure your needles are long enough!!! I'm having a good laugh about that one. I'm anxiously awaiting my package in the mail for my size six 60 inch needles. I'm still having fun with it though.

Hatian Donations!

I borrowed this from CiCi:

The Mobile Giving Foundation called it a "mobile-giving record" for funds raised for a single cause. Donations are rising swiftly. They are receiving up to 10,000 text messages per second. The foundation said more than $11 million has been donated.

Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word "Yele" to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word "Haiti" to a specified number, like 90999. The donation is charged to a user's cellphone bill.

Wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, Sprint and T-Mobile USA, and a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, have waived fees for customers wishing to send mobile donations. Carriers are also letting users know they are not taking a cut of the donations.

This devastation will unfortunately be a lasting one. It will require years and years of rebuilding efforts. Let's support the Haitians in the rebuilding process.

May we not forget them and their plight as time passes and our lives move forward♥

Jan 14, 2010

Lizard Ridge

Lizard Ridge, originally uploaded by missthg.

This is coming along a lot easier than I thought it would. I did however make a mistake on it and had to tink back 435 stiches to fix it! Once it was off the needles I was happy to see that it will be substanial when completed! I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Roy G. Biv colors. I'm really loving the way it is coming out. I should have more pictures soon.

Jan 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Dishcloths, originally uploaded by missthg.

I've been a little busy working on some dishcloths.....