Addicted to Knitting

Archive for September 2007

This is the pits. I wrote a nice little  post and when I published it, it disappeared………I dont have time to fix it so I will puts some pictures and call it good!

The biggie is… did anyone else receive an IK magazine with missing pages?

I cannot believe I have went this long without posting. It seems like the longer I go the harder it is to come up with something to say.

School is going very well. I am so thankful that God wanted me in school and out of the library. It has changed the way I handle life, that is for certain. My knitting time has been hacked down to a minimum. I am once again back into dishcloths. I wonder if I will ever knit normally again.

The pictures are of some of the recent events in my life. I found the cabinet for the sewing machine at a rummage sale for $4.00. I was so excited. My machine, ancient as it is, is no longer in the basement storage. It now sits proudly in the living room. I finished a needle roll I started eons ago out at my moms. I have another one started for my secret pal. They are for double points. Mine has only one row but hers is going to have 2 rows for different lengths.

I did purchase a pattern that I can’t wait to use. Its the Brubeck mitts by Vyvyan. I finally ordered some yarn to knit them with. Yes its true, with all my yarn stash I don’t have the RIGHT yarn for the project. This totally dumbfounds my husband who thinks I order yarn just for the sake of shopping online. 🙂

I of course had to buy more sugar and cream after class the other day. I explained to my darling husband that this does not count as yarn since it is cotton. He bought it! HA HA HA

I promise to be more faithful and post more often.

My daughter is in need of knit and crocheted hats. She is very involved with the youth group at our church. Last spring they went to the Montana Rescue Mission on a missions trip. They helped hand out food. The lunches they made were taken around to nearby parks where the homeless gather and given out. They had put scriptures on the sacks for the people to read. They also were involved in the church service at the facility. They are headed back at Thanksgiving and would like to give out hand knit hats/scarfs/mittens etc to the people. My daughter is knitting a hat (will be a long process, getting her to sit still long enough) and I have plans to knit at least 6. The youth pastors wife crochets very fast and is making matching hats and scarfs. Now I am looking to my blog friends for some help.

Anyone who can donate a handknit item please contact me. rannells@gmail.com

I don’t have time to come up with prizes so you would be doing this just for charity. Sorry but my brain is scrambled with college and kids and this was sprung rather suddenly upon me. You will receive a thank you note signed by the youth group!

This is a hard one. Most of the things I made when I started knitting were HORRIBLE! The one I remember most is the Mix and Match Poncho I attempted. I had no idea about gage or substituting yarns or really anything. I knit this up using Lion Boucle, and various other yarn scraps I had found at a thrift store. I assumed it would be no problem, after all the pattern said it was for beginners. Imagine my surprise when I finished my long rectangles and tried to wrap them around into a poncho shape and got the weirdest thing…..I offered it to my dog for a bed and she ignored it. So I placed it in the dumpster and hadn’t thought of it till this came up on SP11. What a great thing to remember this now and realize how far I have come.

I finally got my package from the PO. My dh didn’t get the mail on time on Sat. so I had to wait over the long weekend to see what  my SP11 sent me.

Here it is….

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I have wanted one of these bags. I always look at them at the craft store but never bought one.  And check out that  Regia sock yarn! The picture doesn’t do it justice. Its so beautiful.

Thank you so much SP11


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