KNITTING GAL

February 24, 2008

I have finally gotten my new screen and I am back on track again. We were out for breakfast on Sunday and during our conversation I said how much I missed having my own spot for blogging. So after we finished breakfast hubby said let's look at Staples. We went in and they had a nice 20" screen on sale, so we got it and as soon as we got home from also doing the grocery shopping hubby hooked me up! Yeah!! So here are some pictures of what I have been working on.
After my debacle with the gloves, I have put them aside as many of you suggested (Thanks for all your kind and helpful comments. I couldn't have picked up my sticks again if it wasn't for all of you!) and I decided to make fingerless mitts with a mitten flap. I have the one mitt done and will be working on adding the flap. I like the way it came out and I went up to a sport weight wool instead of a fingering weight sock yarn. The yarn is from Tess's Yarn and I love her product. It feels like butta! I ran across her booth at the last "Stitches East" convention that was in Atlantic City. ( I hope they come back again. Baltimore is too far!) Her color ways are incredible and she has wonderful patterns too. Check her out.




I stumbled across this tessellating pattern and I love making the little "fish" . It uses up scraps from the stash and I think it would be a great throw for a boys room. Check it out and try one-betcha you can't do just one!



































Finally Oliver would like to thank all his Valentine's Day Buddies out there. He was very happy with his Valentine notes and hope that everyone enjoyed theirs too!

15 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Oh, those mittens look awesome so far! Nice job!

You've been busy!

Holly said...

I like the fingerless mittens. Cute fish.

MLJ1954 said...

I thoroughly enjoy making fingerless mitts . . . plus my kids like them for the same reason that I do, you can still "do stuff" without having to take your gloves off!

Cindy said...

Love the fishies. It's good to have you back. Oliver looks as bored as Grover and I feel. Spring is coming, but dragging her butt. Oh, and Glenn Miller's In the Mood? I have to tell you, I can't hear it without thinking about the singing chickens. Ruined the song for me, forever:)

Donna Lee said...

Someone, I can't remember who at this moment, made a twin sized blanket from those fishes. It was beautiful. I think it would make a great baby shower gift.

April said...

Sorry I've been away for so long! Glad things are going better. The mitt looks lovely! Oliver looks like he's getting a good snooze in. Tucker would prefer another bout of snow to be honest. ;) Me? I'm ready for Spring. Love the fishies.

chanknits said...

Oliver looks like an angel...

Nichole said...

Glad Oliver enjoyed his cards... looks like someone else sent the same one as us! :)

CynicalGal said...

Oliver!! What handsome boy.

Cactusneedles said...

I like your fingerless mitts! Ella says 'woof' to Oliver! :)

Tabitha said...

Totally cool tessellating fish.

mercysmama said...

I like the fish- so cute!

Gloves are tricky- I haven't tried any yet, but I can imagine I could get frustrated easily!

Sheila said...

Donna, the mits are great. I heard through the grapevine that FH has been cold. Keep warm. Keep knitting those fishys. They are way cute!

Turtle said...

Such a sweet pic of oliver! And love the black gloves. The fish remind me of goldfish crackers!

Eclectic_VT said...

Hi Donna...
I wanted to reply to your comment in my blog, and I apologize that it's taken me so long, I'm usually much more punctual, but I've been busy falling in love, painting, and sewing...*L*

YOu wrote:
I hope you are holding up against this snowy winter you have had. I bet you would even welcome the mud season! You are very clever to be sewing too. I have kind of drifted along with my knitting and now I am setteling down to finishing some projects that have been kicking around for awhile. Just 2 more and i can start a new project (yeah!)

*What's the new project going to be? I've always sewn...I just tend to drift in and out of it, there are babies cropping up all around me so I've been whipping out small simple quilts with baby flannels lately.....I'd like to practice and improve upon applique...I think some small pieced items would be a great way to use up some scraps, of whicH I have a TON!!!
See ya...
Marie