Monday, March 28, 2011

Long Term Projects...

Do you have any of those long term projects? The ones you start and then put down. Come back to it a year later, just to put it down again till a few more months and start to wish you had never started it at all!!
Before I got married I thought I would be a great home maker and start crocheting a blanket for my then future husband and myself to snuggle under while watching movies. I started by making squares using a double crochet. I accomplished maybe ten squares before I got to busy with wedding plans and put it down, not to be seen for a year and a half - which I only saw then because I was cleaning the things we had moved. Packed back a way for another year and a half.
About a year ago I pulled it back out and started working on it again only to find that my crocheting is much looser now!! (Better looking, but too loose!) Of course I had already accomplished a number of squares (now rectangles) and needed to make a decision - do I pull out the old or the new. I pulled out the old and am still slowly working on making the squares.

So, to hold myself accountable, here is my promise to you! I will make one square a week until I finish! You are all probably thinking "only one square? That is it? And besides, I thought they were rectangles!" Trust me, one is a big deal for me, and yes they are rectangles!! Although this blanket will probably not be too pretty when done, we will still snuggle under it. (With the addition of one extra body...oh no! Does that mean it needs to be bigger now? Ahhh!)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Sale!

This weekend (Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27) all Debbie Bliss Yarn on Sale for 25% off!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where oh Where does the time go?

Well, I am still working on my Shalom Cardigan - if you can call what I am doing working! I never seem to find enough time to get much accomplished on it. Maybe I knit a row and a half a week if I am lucky.

So - I want to know how you all make time for knitting! (Or doing anything else!)

I know a baby is a lot of work. But it seems that I should be able to knit more than I am. So all of you accomplished knitters, crotchers and spinners - please tell me how it is done! I don't want to take two years to complete every project!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Baby Items

When I first started to get back into knitting in the fall, the first things that I made were these cute balls for my son. They are from the book Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids by Susan B. Anderson and Liz Banfield. I love how he is able to play with them now because I don't need to worry about them hurting him (they are so soft) and I don't need to worry later as they won't put holes through the wall either!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Exciting Things Happening in the Store!!

Tunisian crochet hooks and the interchangeable crochet hook sets arrived last week. Our Tunisian books should be here this week. Don't forget our Food Fiber and Fun night coming up on the 18th!

And now for this weeks sale....
All Green yarn will be on sale 25% off this Saturday, March 12th in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Stop by and see us!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Mittens

I thought I would share some items that I have made for my son Samuel. Before Christmas I realized that he was in need of some mittens that would fit him for our trip to Buffalo, NY. I had some left over Debbie Bliss Yarn so I got on Raverly, found a pattern for baby mittens and set to work. Here is the finished project! They kept him warm and looking cute - and a tumbless mitten is soooo easy to make!
Did I mention they tasted good too?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have always been intimidated by cables. They look so beautiful I was sure they would be incredibly challenging and steered clear of any pattern that involved them. I will fear them no longer! My mother was in town last week and she began working on a reversible cable scarf. I can't believe I have been scared of something so simple! Anyways, she misplaced her cable needle and had to adjust - here is her yummy cable needle.