Tuesday, December 9, 2008

NaKniSweMo KAL

Well I missed the deadline by a mile or two. I am so far behind it's not even funny. Katie's sweater is only about a third done, so I'm slowly trying to work on that. I got most of what's done finished in Wisconsin when I stayed with my sister over Thanksgiving. I'll have to get a picture of it in progress. Now I'm so busy at work, I can't see straight to knit by the time I get home. I guess I'll try to get some knitting done on it over the holidays so poor Katie can wear it before summer. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meet Bumble the Bat

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

NaKniSweMo KAL

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.

Election Tuesday!

Be sure to vote! 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We could dress up at work today for halloween. This is my costume. See the little troll bandits hanging from my ears. Hmm. I didn't win the costume contest. Next year I may come as big bird. I'm the right shape for that. Have a safe, happy halloween and happy knitting everyone!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Stupid @$#Q$% Nisse*

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

Boo the Bat

Boo is finally finished and Erik loves him. He wants another one so Boo doesn't get lonely. So that's next to finish.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Classic Dames

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...

Katharine Hepburn

You scored 21% grit, 38% wit, 43% flair, and 21% class!

You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.

Take The Classic Dames Test at HelloQuizzy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Boo the Bat

I am just about done with Boo the Bat for my grandson Erik. He is so cute. He just needs to have his little wings blocked and then I can put him together. Erik is anxiously waiting for him to be finished.

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Meez

Today I figured out how to create a meez—a little character that reflects my personality. Check it out on the right. She even knits! Now if I could just find a background in a yarn shop, I would be happy!

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.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My first blog!

Hi, welcome to my very first blog. I enjoy reading everyone else's blogs, so I decided to start one of my own. It's a great way for family and friends to catch up. And I can show off my works in progress as well. Enjoy!