Thursday, November 22, 2007

Old dog - New trick!

Check it out - I'm DPNing! I have always been fascinated by the technique but so scared of the little needles sticking out all over. But while I was reading some blogs I found this pattern and decided to give it a try. So far, so good! It's not as bad as I had thought it would be. The needles have only slipped out of the stitches about ten times, but no stitches have dropped except the one on purpose. It's a cute fingerless glove. The pattern is at She says she's working on a sweater with the same stitch pattern - ribbing and dropped stitches. Sounds good!
What else is new? Teachers gifts. My friend Jenny gave me the idea of making apple dishcloths. I have two teachers, so I'm giving each one an apple and a red, white, and blue one. I only have one more apple to make, and the teachers are done. I'm making some dishcloths for my friend Jerri's birthday, too. Her sons are in the military - one is in Iraq and the other one is home from Iraq - so I found some military dishcloth patterns. I'll be making her an Army, a Marine, and a red, white, and blue. The only other gift I'm working on is a lap blanket for my dad. He's been cold alot lately, which is unusual for him - he was always hot. Of course, he's been very unwell, so that's probably why his temperature is off. I have some very chunky Red Heart that I won on ebay. It will be a nice-sized lap blanket for when he naps in his chair. The yarn is pretty fun - it's neon rainbow, not very dad-like, but warm and rather soft and washable. I want it to be easy care for mom's benefit. She still works and doesn't really have time to hand wash. Can't say that I don't understand!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

This week's progress

I finished Khloe's Clapotis. It's made with Caron acrylic. She likes it. It's big on her, but maybe that means she will use it for a long time.

I love this pattern. This is the second one that I've made. Everyone should make one, even if it's just for the calming rhythm of the stitches. I'll be making more - a friend from knitty is sending me the yarn to make her one, and I'd love to have a lighter weight one for my wardrobe. Well, the knitting schedule is open after Christmas.

This is one of a pair of muffatees from

The pic is a bit blurry, but it's ribbed half-double crochet. The pattern has clever short rows of slip stitches to widen the palm while keeping the wrist slimmer. I'll be making more of these, too. It's a quick project that didn't use much yarn, even though it's crochet.

Let me tell you the story of the yarn I used for it. When Kerry was a baby, my mom called and said that Goodwill had some yarn and would I like to check it out. Well, I was broke and had a new baby, but the yarn addiction was starting, so we went. A yarn distributor in our area had gone out of business, and Goodwill had bagged up 10 and 12 skeins for TWO dollars a bag. Whew. I wish I had a time machine, let me tell ya. The yarn is all Greek, so we have almost no idea what it is. This particular one is cotton ( I can read that word) and something else that's shiny, about DK weight or so. It's very smooth. Yes, I have yarn from eight years ago in my stash. Doesn't everyone?

Anyway, I'll be calling them wristwarmers because I think muffatee sounds kind of, um, naughty or something. I'm on a wristwarmer kick right now. I have printed out several patterns that look interesting and fun. I'm sure there will be more pics soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Woo hoo! I got my invite this morning! It will take awhile to get it all figured out, I'm sure. I'm just so excited. My cyberworld is expanding like crazy.

I'm home with Khloe who has a sore throat, and wouldn't you know, my throat is hurting, too. What can I say, she likes to share. I'll bet she'd love to help me photograph the stash and some FO's to put here and ravelry. She's rather artistic. We went to the doctor to make sure she didn't have strep, and we must have been something to see- she and I with our layered shirts, glasses, sitting next to each other knitting on our projects (she's learning). We were something a bit different for the old people to look at!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I decided to show a washcloth that Khloe and I designed. It's done in single crochet with cotton yarn. It's very colorful, kind of like Miss Khloe herself!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bobbi. I live in a small town with my boyfriend and our combined five kids. My boyfriend is Eric, he's been my knight in shining armour, so to speak. He's a great man and takes care of us. The children are Erica, fourteen, popular, in marching band, Megan is nine, loves reading, very smart, Kerry is eight and lives and breathes Pokemon, Jake is also eight and is addicted to Guitar Hero, and Khloe is seven and loves singing and dancing and talks constantly. We all get along well, as much as any family.

The reason for this blog is my passionate love for yarn and yarn arts. I have been crocheting for years and love it. I recently started knitting and can't stop. I have multiple projects going at all times, both hook and needles. I'm learning about dyeing yarns, too, so everything has taken on a new dimension.
I will be showing my works here soon. I will also be sharing things that I find and like. I will try to keep any negatives to a minimum and stay away from politics and religion so that I don't offend anyone.
I hope to make some new friends and learn from everyone.