Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Almost there!!

It's almost a FO!!!!! Just have to finish the edging and block it. Of course them comes the hard part....writing the pattern out! I can't wait to see what happens when I get this blocked! This is for a contest at Little Knits
so wish me luck!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This wet and cold day got really bright when my DH ran out into the rain to get the mail! I got a puffy from my dishcloth partner that was awsome to say the least!! Talk about a treasure chest!! Wrapped in green fleece and wonderful! Two great dishcloths, on lace and one an illusion bunny, soap in a soap bag to match, a bunny pez, a cow pie (my DD says that we can't get those in Texas because we know what a real cow pie is!! LOL!!)a whole bunch of Easter/spring stickers and last but definately not least, a great button to go with my piggy collection!!

Talk about turning rain into sunshine!!! Thanks so much solmama who sent sunshine all the way from WI!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Favorite Color Swap

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors? Green, Blue, Teal

2. What crafts do you really enjoy? I knit, crochet, and do just about anything else needle related.

3. What products do you really covet? Things to do with lace knitting, yarn, needles, patterns, ect.

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things? I'm addicted to Ravelry and to internet KAL's. I like to watch DVD's of old TV programs like Babylon 5 and Dark Shadows.

5. Is there anything you collect? Pigs, any kind or shape

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol? I'm an Aqurius and a Dragon

7.What are your favorite…

…scents/smells? Vanilla. Allergic to strong smells

…types of music and/or bands? 50 and 60's rock and roll and country

…authors? Dean Koonz and Stephen King

…animals? pigs, and can tolerate dogs and cats

…places to shop? Wal Mart and Hobby Lobby

…season? Fall

…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies? Way to long a list!

…candies or goodies? Chocolate

8. Do you have any wish lists? not really

9. Are you allergic to anything? Strong smell will start me sneezing and eye watering.

10. Do you have any pets? What are they? 2 dogs and 3 cats that tolerate me only because I feed them.

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy. Also, if you have a Ravelry ID, please include it here.I'm open to most anything. I'm thispiggyknits on Ravelry.

I'm really looking forward to this!! It's going to be fun!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Baby Blanket

                 Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

Size: 23 inches square
Materials:Size G crochet hook
Sirdar Snuggly double knitting yarn (50 gms / approx 191 yards) 4 skeins( Blanket in photo used approx. 100 gms of dusty pink, 50 gms of blue and 50 gms of light pink)Yarn
NeedleNote: this blanket is perfect for using up scraps of yarn and size can be changed easily by adding more rows of increases and decreases
Row 1: ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and each remaining ch (DC cluster made), ch 6, turn
Row 2: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, sl st in ch 3 of 1st DC cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp as slSt, ch 6, turn
Rows 3 – 34: (increase rows) dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch, (sl st in ch 3 sp of next cluster, ch 3, inSame ch 3 sp as sl st work 3 dc) across. At end of row 34 do not ch 6, just turn.
Rows 35 – 67: (decrease rows) sl st across dc to ch 3 sp, *ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sl st in next ch 3 sp,repeat from * across
At end of row 67 begin edging.
Ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3dc in same ch 3 sp, **skip next row end, *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in end of next row, skip nextRow end. Repeat from * to next corner. Work 10 dc in corner.Repeat from ** 3 more times.
Join to beginning ch 3.
Break off and weave in yarn ends
Enjoy your new Baby Blanket!!!!!
Colors for blanket in picture: 6 rows light pink, 3 rows blue, 8 rows dusky pink, 4 rows blue, 5 rows light pink, 3 rows blue, 9 rows dusky pink, 3 rows blue, 5 rows light pink, 4 rows blue, 8 rows dusky pink, 3 rows blue, 6 rows light pink. Edging light pink
Ch- chain
dc- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
sp- space

This Lil Piggy Knits

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Catch Up

I've been busy as usual... Not that that's anything new or different! I got a belated birthday gift from a really great friend. A swift!! Not only a swift, but a giant swift!! The yarn that's on it is a stash reduction thanks to Fleegle!!!!! It's from Laughing Rat and is going to live the rest of it's life as socks! Probably 2 pairs before it's over!! I love it! I've joined another sock KAL (yes, that makes 3 socks,2 dishcloths and 4 shawls). I've got a great pair on the needles for it. I guess I just can't get enough punishment!

Ravelry has been keeping me busy too. I can't help myself, I'm so addicted it's sad!! I've gone lace yarn crazy and I keep finding great people that want to reduce their stash!!!! I'm also envolved with a RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) group that Rocks!!! I would've missed so much without Ravelry (but I would've got much more knitting done!!) Don't take me wrong RAVELRY ROCKS!!!!

Got to get back to all those KAL's........not that I'm not already behind!! LOL!!

Have a Great Day!!! :D

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Has anyone but me noticed that since joining Ravelry their knitting production has dropped?? It seems like I got twice as much done before Ravelry (BR) as I'm getting done with Ravelry (WR). Is there really that much of a time warp WR?? Do I need to get the DH to take the computer to work with him so that I have to get my needles clicking??? (I'd have to hurt him if he tried....) Is there a happy medium of BR time and WR time?? Am I wasting good knitting time writing this??? (Duh, yes). Just my thoughts as I look at the clock and it's been 2 hours since I logged onto Ravelry and my big butt hasn't left this chair!! GadZooks!!!!

:D Carla

Bunny Egg Dishcloth



Size 3 needles
Dishcloth cotton worsted weight approx 1 1/2 oz.

In Garter St:
15 Stitches to 4 inches
32 rows to 4 inches


CO 18 st
1: k across
2: k1- kfb (knit in front and back of next st increasing 1 st) k across to last 2 st - kfb in next st- k last stitch
3-16: Repeat rows 1 - 2
18- 20: k across
21: k13 - p8 -k13
22: k across
23: k12 -p10 -k12
24: k across
25: k11 -p12 -k11
26-32: repeat rows 24 -25 ending with row 24
33: k12 -p10 -k12
34: k across
35: k13 -p8 -k13
36: k across
37: k14 -p2 -k2 -p2 -k14
38: k across
39: k13 -p3 -k2 -p3 -k13
40- 46: Repeat rows 38- 39 ending with a row 38
47: k14 -p2 -k2 -p2 -k14
48: k1 -k2tog -k across to last 3 st -k2 tog -k1
49: k14 -p1 -k2 -p1 -k14
50: k1 -k2tog -k across to last 3 st -k2tog -k1
51: k across
52 -57: Repeat rows 50 -51
58: k1 -k2tog -k3 -k2tog -k6 -k2tog -k3 -k2tog -k1
59: k across
60: k1 -k2tog -k to last 3 st -k2tog -k1
61: k across
62: k1 -(k2tog -k2)twice -k2tog -k1
63: k across
64: k1 -(k2tog -k2)twice -k2tog -k1
65; bind off in knit
Weave in ends and enjoy your dishcloth!!

There's a little bunny's head in the middle of the egg, it doesn't show up very well in the picture, but does show in "real life" I'll never be a professional photographer!! LOL!!