Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's a Start!!!!

It's a start... My "Butterflies in the Garden" Shawl is now done in pencil and started in yarn!! I've just about got the "trees" done and start on my fence next. I've got this picture of a fairytale garden in my mind and we'll see what it translates into. Of course in any good fairytale you have to go thru the woods to find the garden....thus starting with trees and a fence.

OK, so I'm a little off, and live in my own little could be a whole lot worse world!! LOL!! This is how you think after having grand-daughters for the weekend. They are great kids and I'm always so glad when it's time for them to get here and so very glad when it's time for them to go home!! (Granny Carla really needs a nap!!!!!) I really think that God gave the energy to the wrong people. We have to chase after them and amuse them, we need their unlimited energy reserves!!! LOL!! Granny loves these two!

Got to get back to the fence!! LOL

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dirt Storm

We're still digging out from the dust storm (more like dirt) yesterday. Everything today has a dusty smell and just feels gritty. Luckily, they usually only last a day at a time!! A cold front moved in and the wind was gusting up to 48 mph. And no, our sky usually isn't brown, and that is the sun!!

On a high note I've got my lace weight in to start my "Butterflies in the Garden" shawl entry for the contest that LittleKnits is sponsoring!! I thought about a garden when I saw the colors in this yarn. They're like the colors in the Iris flowers I love, purples, greens, just beautiful. The name of the yarn is Trenna and it's 50% merino wool and 50% silk and is absolutely wonderful!! I know that winding the ball doesn't count as a start, but.......

I finished the husband's Wallaby last night and now he has a sweater to wear when he goes for his early morning golf games. Or will have for awhile longer this year!! LOL. It was supposed to be for his birthday on the 12th, but better late than never. DD bought the yarn and I did the knitting. It's a Hobby Lobby yarn "I Love This Yarn" and that's really the name. It's really soft and worked up well, which is a lot more than I can say for most of their store brands!!

Well, back to my pencil and pad and getting a pattern knocked out for this shawl!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

finished baby blanket --Revolution

Finished baby blanket turned out 30 inches across and was a blast to work on!!!


Friday, February 22, 2008


Hi, Found this pattern on Ravelry and couldn't figure it out on my own. Had to buy it. It's knit in almost one piece and is an amazing pattern!! Talk about fun.....almost mindless knitting after you get started. It's at:
and there's all kinds of ways to move the pattern around and change the look. They even give you "coloring sheets" that you can play with and see what your colors would look like. Had to share the fun!!
:) Carla

Thursday, February 21, 2008

DH--Gotta love him!!

I'm running behind, as usual, but I just couldn't resist putting this in!! Gotta love him! Should really add that this is caused by working 60 hours a week so that his wife can stay at home and play!! Like I said, Gotta love hime!!!!

:) Carla

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cables and Lace Scarf
Size: 7 inches X 50 inches
Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino (125m / 50g) 2 skiens
Size 5 needles
Yarn needle
CO 33 st
Rows 1-6: knit across
7: k5, p2, LC (Lace Cable-slip 3rd st on left needle over 1st and 2nd st, - work k1, yo, k1 over these two st ) p2, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, LC, p2, k5
8: (all even rows) k7, p3, k2, p9, k2, p3, k7
9: k5, p2, k3, p2, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, p2, k3, p2, k5
11: k5, p2, LC, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1, p2, LC, p2, k5
13: k5, p2, k3, p2, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k3, p2, k5
15: k5, p2, LC, p2, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, p2, LC, p2, k5
17: k5, p2, k3, p2, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1, p2, k3, p2, k5
19: k5, p2, LC, p2, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, LC, p2, k5
Cable and Lace Scarf
Page 2
21: k5, p2, k3, p2, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, p2, k3, p2, k5
Repeat rows 11 – 21 until piece measures 49 inches from cast on edge
Knit 6 rows and bind off
Enjoy your new scarf!!
k- knit
p- purl
LC- lace cable stitch
yo- yarn over
ssk- slip 2 stitches to right needle and back to left turning twist on stitches, then knit these two stitches together
k2tog- knit two stitches together
k3tog- knit three stitches together
This Little Piggy Knits


Husband finally came through and bought me a digital camera! I'm now driving the whole family crazy!!! (including the dogs and cats). I've been busy this last month and haven't really slowed down. Husband asked me to make a shawl for his cousin's SO(significant other) and that took awhile, but here it is! I want to publish the pattern, and will get to that soon. I think that it turned out well, and she was excited about it. He doesn't ask for much (he knows that it's going to cost him!!)....

I've also been making dishcloths for the exchanges that i'm in and have spent more time than I should've on Ravelry. Talk about an addiction. That place is really bad!!!! I go 2 or 3 times a day (or more) and belong to too many groups. The one group that I've really been active in lately is the Random Acts of Kindness group. I think that it's about the best one available (personal opinion). I really enjoy cyber-meeting everyone and have even found someone that shares my love of pigs!!!!

I'm going to try and get that scarf pattern on tonite!!! Wish us (DD and myself) luck!!!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008