Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fishy - Inspecting The Dish Rag

Fishy - Inspecting The Dish Rag
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

I made another dish rag in the same colorway I had left over from dish rag tag. I did the sead stitch for 6 stitches around the outer edges. I did a blanket weave stitch pattern in the center.
It is funny that fishy always gets into the photos. I usually delete them but this one turned out funny.

RAK for Onesweettart in Ravelry

This is a Random Act of Kindness from group 11. I sent this out yesterday to Robyn in CA. She is one of the group administrators on our traveling scarf groups. Everyone in our group 11 sent yarn to me to put together for Robyn. She is going through some tough times and we all wanted her to be able to continue to knit.
Here is her site if you would like to read more about her.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pink Traveling Scarf Home At Last

Pink Traveling Scarf Home At Last
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

I have been weaving in all the ends and finishing up my scarf. I am so excited it finally returned home. I can't believe it could be done. I am surprised that my traveling scarf went from sea to sea across the U.S. and back to me. I love the colors everyone put in it.
I finished it just in time for the cool weather. We are due for our first frost tonight.

Dish Rag Tag Team 19th Place?

Today I saw my blog mentioned in another blog. How about that?

The nineteenth finisher has my vote for Most Battered and Bedraggled - duct
tape is holding the whole thing together. Ladies and Gentlemen, 2 Sticks and a

Three cheers for three balls of yarn!
The little scarecrow
couple from
Marie have
joined the turkey on the baker’s cabinet (he was lonely). I love sewing kits,
they fall into my sweeping love of all things wee and tiny. Captain
Cynthia will be thrilled with
the bright dish rag, I think bright colors make washing dishes a slightly more
appealing chore. Thank you so much, Marie!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My Sister and her Hubby's new place

This is my Sister's new front yard. I can imagine it would be like being on vacation every day.
I would want to stay home sick from work alot.

Here we are playing in our birthday waste fiber. It truly is so much fun to play in alpaca fur.

Happy Birthday 2008

Happy Birthday 2008
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

Here is the photo of my birthday gifts. I sat down today to open them up. I love all of them. I love birthdays. It is nice to be remebered when we are so far away from home and our family.
The pink package in the middle turned out to be two new mystery books from my sister. One is a Chocolate mystery and the other a knitting mystery. The fiber for spinning in the blue baking dish is Alpaca fiber from my MIL in Colorado. She also sent some waste fiber over to the right for the cats to play in. They are racing around and landing in it now. I can hear the ruckus from upstairs.

Dish Rag Tag (I made)

The Dish Rag I made
Originally uploaded by whirledpeas00

So here is my dish cloth I made to send out. I did not snap a shot of the goodies I sent with it. But, I sent a couple of balls of yarn and some treats along with it back to the lady who started the game.

Tag I am it! - Dish Rag Tag

I signed up to do Dish Rag Tag awhile back. On my team of 14 or so people I was the last one to recieve the tag your it box. It had a hand made dish cloth in it and some yarn to make another dish cloth. The lady who sent my box also included lots of little treasures. Inclulding some cute stitch markers. So I got the pattern and the box on Wednesday night. I had the dish cloth made and sent out on Friday morning. I am not sure of our ranking as a team. I was the last person to make the cloth for our team so I will let you know how it goes.


Last night was my birthday. J took me out for a birthday dinner at this place on Friday evening.
Then he took me shopping for some fall/winter clothes for work. He also picked out and ordered me this swift that I had been wanting. I am surprised he found out about it. I mentioned I wanted to get myself one along time ago and I did not specify anything about what kind I wanted. But he ordered the perfect one.
Last night I went up to J's Grandparents house to deliver some baby gifts for a double baby shower I was invited to last week. I did not make it to the shower due to a map quest snaffoo.
I could not find my way and I am the only living person who does not own a cell phone.
When I delivered the baby gifts to the Grandparent's they were playing cards. We all had a little dessert Donna had made this wonderful Amish Friendship Bread. She sent me home with a starter. I thought I would make it for J. I am sure he would love it. Here is the link for a similar recipe. The one she made has a pudding mix added in the bread when it is made.

Jdexheimer's finished traveling scarf

Here is Judith's scarf finished. It has made it's way all across the U.S. from California to New York. Each square is made by a different person in a different state. If you are not familiar with the traveling scarf process.
Judith's website is here if you would like to take a peek.

Kchristine's traveling scarf

I thought I would post a few more scarves that have come and gone from my home with in the past week.
Here is her flicker site if you would like to see what she is up to lately.