Saturday, January 11, 2014

Newest Project

I've been working on this for awhile, but I'm finally getting to the point that I can put some of it together:
This is how it starts.  I've got 56 blocks so far... 28 woven and 28 crocheted... That's why I call it a multi-media afghan!!  This is a fun pattern when it's finished... I've done a crocheted one (years ago).  The only problem area is putting it together.  You have to start at a corner and work from there...  Which I guess isn't a problem if you can remember which corner and where you're at!!!  LOL!!

This was the next batch put together... You can see our cat, Mouser, checking out my work... I don't think she approves...  Maybe I should let her pick out the squares!!!

As you can see it grows in a triangle...

And this is as far as I got on the yarn I had... Another order to Knit Picks, Oh, My, How can I stand it!!!  LOL!!!!!

I've also got a pattern for a cowl in a heavy lace/sock weight going, but no pics so far.  Both these patterns will be in my Ravelry Store when they're finished up!!

:D Carla

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's still cold outside!!!

But at least it's not freezing!!!!  That's a blessing!!!!

Finished the socks... Lady Igraine... (And if you're not on Ravelry you should be!!!)

My DD called yesterday and wanted my pattern for a knitted Pet Net:
I call mine a Piggy Net, and I'm guessing that you can tell why!!!  I'm working on getting this pattern written up and tested, then I'll add it to This Little Piggy Knits Ravelry Store which is where I sell my patterns.. I'm going to put it up as a freebie, and I'll let you guys know when it goes up!!!!

Now I'm headed back to working on a blanket for a friend of mine that's going to be gi-normous!!!!

:D Carla

Friday, January 3, 2014

Crazy Friday!!

I've got my 1st pattern for the Bleeping Sock games (the pre-pattern) almost done!!  I started it with some Wildefoot that I had in stash:
 This turned out to be plain, old, ugly!!!  I was past unhappy with the sock and it didn't fit the theme of the pattern at all....

Enter Kool-Aid.....  An afternoon with socks, Kool-Aid and a microwave and the ugly socks turned in these!!  Soooooo much better!!!!

Then I got an email today from Eat-Sleep-Knit yarn shop and their Yarnathon is back on!!!  Their group is on  Ravelry here... I'm on Team Octopurls!!!!!  I've been drooling over their yarn until I finally decided my computer was going to short out!!!!  Got to get an order out to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D Carla

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


New Year, new look!!!  Things have been beyond crazy around here and I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this!!!!  I have been knitting like crazy!!  We moved to a house in town and it is like heaven!!!  The only draw-back is that all those food delivery places are now available!!!!!!! LOL!!!  This is soooo not a good thing!!!

I'm still loving Ravelry and right now my focus is turning to Bleeping Sock Games!!  They put out a "pre-game" pattern and start Feb 1 with the real games!!  Of course it's almost time for Ravellenic Games!!  I'm looking forward to that too!!!

I did get some Christmas knitting done this year!!! Socks for the SIL and stockings for both DD and SIL!!!

I don't promise, but I will try to do much better with the blog this year!!!!  I've got patterns started and will be adding them to my Ravelry store as soon as I can get them written and tested!!!!
Here's to 2014 being a much better year!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunflower Shrug

I've had a lot of interest in this new pattern!!!!
I did this for Red Barn Yarn some time ago and Catherine (my pattern angel!!!) had it sized and tech edited for me and it's now available at the stores that sell her yarn.  And trust me.... her yarn is AWESOME!!!   Her colors have just a little bit of change, almost like shadows and it's sooooo soft!!!  I love working with both her and her yarn!!!!  I've got another shawl that I'm working on a pattern that I will probably put in my Ravelry Store hopefully by next month and I'm planning on using her sock sparkle yarn (to die for!!!  merino, silk, nylon and silver!!!!!!).  I've picked out the color, now I've got to get the yarn!!!  LOL!!!

Our knitter's guild is having a big blow out at the new Tom Green County Library Oct 1.  And we're having our knitting on display for the entire month of Oct in glass cases in the library lobby!!!  Knitting as an Art is going to be a lot of work, but it's such a great chance to show off our talents!!!!!

I've got another PI sweater on the design board, this time with cables!!  It's going to be a real sweater, without holes....LOL!!

This is my "Cabin in the Woods".  I wish it showed the color better... it's a pumpkin color and is just sooo much fun!!!  I'm hoping to have this on in the store by next month!!!

I guess I'd better get off the computer and back to the needles!!!!!!!
:D Carla

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Patterns Up!!!!

I've added 3.... Yes, 3 new patterns to my Ravelry store....
This Little Piggy Knits Designs

I've added the Piggy's Pie Sweater:

Katy's Prayer Shawl Pattern:

And My Progressive Lace Scarf:

Since I'm not exactly a computer whiz it's pretty well taken me all morning to add these and I'm proud of myself!!!!!  LOL!!!

On my needles right now I've got Fair Isle patterns.  I'm trying to teach my old brain a new way of thinking.... we'll see!!!!!  I've got a great vest pattern and a pair of knee socks that won't fit me...... ahhhhh well,  to go with the body, the calves have to be fat too..... how strange would it look it they weren't????

The DD is back in Germany!!!!  She's still trying to get over Jet lag, or maybe that's an excuse to sleep???  She's spending time with her favorite thing.... my SIL!!!!  LOL!!!!

I've got 2 cones of cobweb on it's way to make a wedding ring shawl and hope to have it done by the time we have our big blow-out in Oct!!  The Concho Valley Knitters Guild is having a display at the new San Angelo library for the month of Oct. and we're having a big public event on Oct 1!!!!!  Cross your fingers!!!

Back to the needles!!!  :D CArla

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stuck on Sweaters

I'm stuck on sweaters right now!!  My DD's celtic knot round sweater is finished!!

And Yes, that's a kitchen chair it's on.  DD is still in bed asleep and you know the saying, "Let sleeping Bears Lay"!!!  Well it goes for cranky DD's too!!!!  LOL!!!!  And yes, that's a nail holding it together... I couldn't find a shawl pin....  So what ever works in a pinch!!!

Next in line is another Piggy's Pie Sweater done for a lady from the LYS for her DD:
This is it laying out to block in my floor!!
And this is it finished up and on the chair!!  (Gertrude, my maniquin that I usually take pics on is on loan to the LYS to display a Piggy's Pie Sweater there!!)  This is a small size and I hope to never see/work with Panda Silk again!!!!  It literally eats my hands up!!  I'm pretty sure I've got a Bamboo allergy or an allergy to something that is used in this yarn to process the Bamboo. 

I've also been playing with the Tour de Fleece on the Corgi Hill Farm group on Ravelry and spinning  away on the great fiber I got from them!!!  This is awesome fiber!!!!
This is about 30 yards that I worked up from a sample that was included in my order!!!!  It said Polwart on the tag, and it was sooooo fun!!

This is the start on 100 gms of shetland.  I've got 100 gms of grey, brown, cream, and black to work up!!!  I have about 50 gms done so far!!!  I have high hopes of this being a small shawl.....
This is the start on a batt of Camel/Tussah that I'm soooooo hoping will be a shawl!!!  I've got 2 batts, so I'm planning on plying them together when I get both done!!  The color is "Underwater" and is beyond Awesome!!!!!!  All from Corgi Hill Farm and her service is beyond awesome!!!!!

And for some non-fiber content!!!  We loaded up on the the 4th and went to DeLeon Tx and met with my #2 son, Kenny for a visit!!!  This is the group of us, DD, DS#2, Me and DH!!!!
And yes, it was sunny and yes, it was hotter than Hades itself!!!!!!!  So on that note I'll ask everyone to Pray For Rain for Texas before our state dries up and blows away!!!!

:D Carla