Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Boo the Bat has a new brother, Bumble. My grandson Erik wanted a companion for Boo, so now they are both happy. I better get busy on the sweater for Katie. I'm a little behind. Friday morning I leave for 9 days with my sister in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I will have lots of knitting time while there, so hopefully I can catch up. I'll post pictures of the sweater later.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Here is the start of my sweater for the NaKniSweMo KAL (this stands for knit a 50,000 stitch sweater in a month). It's for my granddaughter, Katie, who lives in North Carolina. Send me good wishes that I can get if finished on time and that it fits her.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
This is what I spent all afternoon and evening making yesterday for a charity craft bazaar. Now usually I'm pretty crafty, but this was just unreal. The one if front is the original I borrowed from a friend. The 22 little @#*$% in back are mine. I painted the red ball bottoms last weekend. Then I hot glued the natural colored balls on for their heads, but since I couldn't find flat-bottomed beads for the heads, I had to cover the hot glue somehow. First I glued little green scarves on all of them but the glue got everywhere and I just hoped it would dry clear. It didn't. So had to pull off all the scarves, throw them away, peel off the glue and come up with another plan. So instead I put the faces on them with permanent markers. Check out the crabby one in the back right of the photo. He's the only one with eyebrows and he is my favorite. Then I had to cut little tubes of knitted fabric from Denmark and sew one end shut to make 22 little hats. Then I hot glued the hats to their heads, and my fingers and they were flying across the room every time I burned myself and my reflexes sent them airborne. You should have seen the dog when a nisse landed right at her paws. Then I had to glue beards on them to cover the stupid hot glue on their necks. On the sample the beard is glued under the hat, but I couldn't seem to manage that little detail in the correct order. They all looked like they were wearing fur evening shawls so I had to trim all their beards with little scissors. My den was covered in yarn bits from the tiny hats, hot glue spider webs, my fingers and nails were covered with hot glue and after all those hours I only have 22 1-3/4" high nisse*. So I am selling these for $300 each. I hope this gives you a laugh. I just though I would share my adventure with everyone. Today I am not so bitter. A nisse is a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore. Nisse were believed to care for a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, especially at night, when everyone was sleeping.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I can't believe this test actually picked my role model. I love Katharine Hepburn! I bet she would wear overalls!
Your result for The Classic Dames Test...
You scored 21% grit, 38% wit, 43% flair, and 21% class!
Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I finally finished a hedgehog for my grandson, Erik. I made him a blue one and my knitting sistah made him a brown one. They are so cute. He didn't want black yarn eyes; he wanted beads. So he picked out his beads and he helped me stuff them both and I finished them on Sunday. Yay hedgehogs.