Saturday, June 30, 2007

Uh-Ohs 3 and 4

The underlings were giving me the evil eye. They wanted to know when their Uh-Ohs would be finished. So I put the stole on hold for a bit and finished them.

These are for my oldest boy.

And these are for my oldest girl.

My youngest boy wanted the first ones I made. They are all snuggled on their pillows in their rooms so they'll be sure to see them when they get home.

And just for the heck of it, I saw this meme on this blog.

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday month and day only. Then post three events, two births and one holiday that occurred on your birthday.

3 Events:

1934 - Federal prison opened at Alcatraz Island.

1966 - John Lennon holds a press conference in Chicago apologizing for stating that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus".

1970 - A trademark application by the Van Brode Milling Company for the word Spork was published by the USPTO.

2 Births:

1953 - Hulk Hogan, American wrestler

1964 - Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist

1 Holiday:

Taiwan - Valentine's Day

I just thought it cool that that's when Alcatraz was opened. Love that Clint Eastwood movie. And who doesn't love John Lennon. And my very favorite utensil is the spork.

Even if you don't post about it, it's fun to see all the facts.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Starting along the path

Here's another progress pic. I'm ready to start the first pattern block.

And here's a little closer view.

The colors are going to make this really pretty.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Well I have gone and done it again

As of today, it's official. I am a member of another KAL.

Yep, that's right. Another lace KAL. I think this pattern is making me a little giddy. Or it could be the fact that my name appeared on the ranks of the Forest Path Stole KAL this morning.

And here is a small beginning. We had a very busy day yesterday. Partly due to finally seeing Spiderman 3. If you haven't seen it, do. The point is, I didn't get to start until late last night.

For once, this one project has my full attention. I will take full advantage of that, as it is rare.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Can you guess what the project is?

I finished my other two swatches for the new lace project I am doing.

Here is swatch number two blocking and after blocking.

Here is swatch number three, same poses as number two.

And here are all three together.

Can you guess?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ask and ye shall receive

Well she didn't really ask, but I made her a couple anyway.

Sunday while at the in-laws, mom mentioned that she loved using the crocheted dish cloths. She used to make them and use them all the time. So I thought I'd make her a couple.

If she likes them well enough, I may be making more.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day and a grand finale

We had a great time. How about you?

And now for the final photos of my Peacock Feathers. We have the lying on a bush pose.

The detail shot.

And the modeling.

Not me, my oldest girl.

Yeah I can finally do my happy dance!

And you thought that would be enough, but no. I am about to begin another project. Here is my first swatch. And I say first because I will be doing more than one.

The blocking pic. Using those handy-dandy flexible blocking wires. Thanks again to my hubby!

And after blocking.

I know you'd think finishing a large lace project would make me take a break from the stuff for a while. But no. I have another pattern I am in love with, and must do it. And to want to swatch more than once? It must be the heat, right?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

It's blocking

Don't know how it will turn out, but my Peacock Feathers shawl is blocking. I have blocked, but nothing this big. I am just hoping it turns out ok.

Here is the scariest part. A big wet mass of lace. It just felt weird and I could just imagine all that work just melting away.

And as I do enjoy the smell of the yarn in the skein, not so much when it's wet. I'd rather not meet a herd of sheep in the rain.

And here it is after I finished blocking.

A closer detail shot of the tip.

And here you can just see the end of one of the blocking wires peeping out.

Ok now to move away from it and try not to worry about it until it's dry.

A break from the Uh-Ohs

I was halfway through with the 3rd set of Uh-Ohs and I got an idea of what to make for Daddy for Father's Day. (hubby's daddy)

A little background for you. He is a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan. Which I am too and when you get us together to watch a ball game, it's very loud. But he has lots of memorabilia. He has a whole room dedicated solely to UT Football. Of course UT stuff is all over the house, but that room has nothing in it but UT stuff.

Now he has redecorated one of the bathrooms in UT stuff and colors. So I thought of making him a couple of cloths to go in it. Here is a 9 patch one made to look like the end zone at Neyland stadium.

And here is one with just the Tennessee T.

Ok now back to the Uh-Ohs.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Uh-ohs part deux

These are the colors the youngest picked out.

And here she is with her Uh-ohs.

Ok, on to the next pair.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Yep, I have another finish. Man, I just love these small projects.

Aren't they cute? They are the Uh-Ohs from Mochimochi Land.

The only draw-back is that now all the kids want some. Which isn't really a draw-back, cause they were fun to make and quick. I started these cuties last night and finished them up today. I'm wanting to do the Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse next. Just too much cuteness in one place.

And did I mention that my hubby is the sweetest ever? He got me to order the blocking wire set from Knit Picks today. So once I get em, you'll get to see my Peacock Feathers in all it's blocking glory.

Monday, June 04, 2007

It's just a formality

Well that's the name of the scarf I just made. The pattern is by Vickie Howell. Fun to work on, fast going. Until I ran out of the yarn I was using before the last increase row. So I had to dig into my stash to see if I had anything similar. I ended up using Peaches n Cream and a differnt size needle. I was so disgusted, I didn't want to have to find more of the yarn, I just wanted to finish it.

Here it is on the model.

And a closer view. I really like how sproingy it turned out.

I will probably have a few smaller projects going for awhile. So I can rest up to work on Morrigan.

Mischief Managed

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