Now back home to unpack all the groceries.
Whew! I had the sunroof up so it would not be so hot in the car. So much for that.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
This morning I got up early to go to the Farmers market.
I purchased a large sweet potato from the Amish Farmer. I also picked up these apples to make some applesauce for J this weekend.
I thought I would do a photo of the places I visited today. Kind of like the day in the life of. Since no one in my family lives around here. It is interesting to see what it looks like here.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This cute doll arrived in the mailbox today. How adorable is she?
She came to me from Debra in Ohio in a swap-bot swap for Dotee dolls.
If you would like to see some of Debra's other creations visit here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/craftaddict02/
I finished my Sursa Shawl on Monday night. It took quite some time to knit the ruffle around it. I had so many stitches on the cable needles to make it ruffle. It took an entire hour to knit one row on the ruffled edge. The pattern called for 6 rows. So that was 6 hours alone just on that edging. The shawl itself knit up rather quickly. I would say I started it about a week and a half ago or so.
Here is the link showing the picture in the knitting book that made me want to make this pattern. http://bp2.blogger.com/_u3OGGys858o/R04DNhtc8XI/AAAAAAAABMk/XIKAe9FpnsY/s1600-h/sursa_pg36.jpg
Here is the book and all the patterns in it
I just sent out Shebear's scarf today. I stayed up last night working on it to get it finished. All the scarves traveling around have so many additions to them. It is nice to look at all the squares everyone has done and admire all the beautiful yarns that have been used.
Here is Shebear's website in case you were interested http://lifteduponeagleswings.blogspot.com/
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Dish Rag Tag is a game I joined. It just began last week. There are 300 participants. Here is some info about the race.
The Short Version:Teams of Knitters will participate in a Dish Rag Knitting Relay Race that spans the 50 states.
The Longer Version:Teams of Knitters will participate in a Dish Rag Knitting Relay Race that spans the 50 states.There will be a box (the baton) that circulates through the team.Each box will be packed with a finished dish rag, two balls of dish rag cotton (you know the kind I mean: Sugar’n Cream, Peaches & Creme, or a similar cotton) and a small treat (stitch markers, a candy bar, one of those “what size is my needle” thingys).When a knitter receives the box, the knitter will report that she or he is “it”, and empty the box keeping the enclosed dishrag and treat.The knitter will then knit a new dishrag with the cotton in the box. The idea is to use one ball of yarn to make a dishrag and keep the other one for personal use, but that should not keep you from knitting a two color dish rag if you want.Dish rags may be any pattern, but must be standard dishrag size: 9 inches square or in diameter.**You may not start knitting your dishrag until you receive the box. This is cheating and will make William Henry cry. Not to mention ruining the fun for your whole team.**When the dish rag is finished, it goes back in the box with two new balls of dish rag cotton and a small treat (see above) and will be Priority Mailed to an untagged team member. The first box to make it through a team’s members and return to the Miracle Household wins! Prizes will be announced at a later date.The whole thing (even with priority shipping) should cost less than $12 per participant and take up a little more time than knitting a dishrag.
There will be prizes for the top three placing teams and additional individual prizes based on merit (even if your team is dead last, you have a chance at Personal Dish Rag Tag Glory). The members of all placing teams to receive the same prize. And of course, everyone will receive a wonderful dish rag to enhance their kitchen or bathroom.
Here is the website for the girl who is organizing the race. http://yarnmiracle.com/
The team I am on is called 2 Sticks and a String. Wish us luck. I will take photos of the box when it arrives.
Here is another photo of my traveling scarf. My scarf just left http://owlknits.blogspot.com/ in Malden, Massachusetts.
Everyone is using such pretty stitches on it.
I am working on another scarf I will post a photo when I complete my section of the scarf.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Today I went to the Corn Festival. I did not bring my camera. Actually, I was on my way to Kroger to pick up a few things. I spotted the festival and I had to stop for a look.
I picked up a bare wood stool and a little bare wood cradle bed for a few stuffed animals.
I found this interesting website today. http://www.christinelandry.com:80/?cat=7
I am thinking the cats need sweaters this winter.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This is the exchange going out to Roxanna for the dishcloth exchange. I finished it this morning. I made a knit square squidge dishcloth from a free pattern online. I crocheted the other two items. One round dishcloth with a ruffle around it and the other is a small microwave potholder that is double thick. I wanted to make them matching so she would have a little summer set.
I also knit the cupcake dishcloth. I found that cute little journal and stickers at Barnes & Noble.
Later today J is taking me to a butterfly exhibit and botanical gardens. I will post photos when I get a chance.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
This is a dishcloth swap sent to me by Roxanna who also lives in Ohio. She made me three dishcloths. She also sent some honey for biscuits. My hubby will like that! Some watermellon soap and a sunflower pen. Thanks, Roxanna what a super swap. I am working on Roxanna's I will send it out this weekend. Roxanna and I belong to a yahoo email group for crocheters and knitters called At My House. We trade free online free patterns and recipes.
It is loads of fun. I have been on it for many years.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My apron swap arrived on Friday. I did an apron swap on Swap-bot. Mine had a cupcake theme. I think it turned out so cute. She even made a dish towel that was hand embroidered. I love it! Here is her website in case you want to check out what else she does.
I also made it to a new yarn shop this weekend in Centerville. I loved it. It was in an attic above an antique shop. I found a pattern that I had ordered about four months ago. I had ordered the pattern and the yarn to make the pattern online. The yarn came in and the pattern was placed on back order. Later they notified me the pattern was discontinued. I also ended up with some super cotton yarn I had been searching for.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
My sister Gail sent me this great box of books. I got home from the gym tonight to find them waiting inside my doorway. I am so excited to get lots of new things to read. I haven't read any of them yet. We both like the same sorts of books. They all look great!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Jeremiah was out in our garden taking some photos of the pretty flowers in bloom. We were going to go to the City's gardens and butterfly exhibit but, I ended up working on Saturday. So he just took photos of our flowers. Next weekend we are going to try to go to the gardens.
This scarf is also from my traveling scarf group. It is on it's way to Judith in Nashville on Monday. The girl who owns the scarf has a website here http://here-be-dragons.livejournal.com/
I thought it might be interesting to see the people who are doing the traveing scarf group with me. I did the square to the far right in blue.
I thought I would post another scarf that was visiting me for the past week and a half. I sent this one out on Friday morning to Nashville. The traveling scarf rotation is the same for each scarf. I always send to Judith in Nashville. I added on the last square on the right. The colors seemed to match best out of yarns I had on hand. Dakotaboots does not have a website but she does have lots of photos in flicker you can check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/14991759@N07 here.