Monday, August 31, 2009

Save the Earth!

This is my finished *bonus* cloth for KAL from Monthly Dishcloths for August -

pattern compliments of Alli [from knitwitsalley]
~she contributed this as a bonus for our pre-Knitting Calendar for 2010 ~
talented woman, Alli ~

My cloth is knit in Cottonease, color is an avocado green [I lost track of the yarn wrap with color and info........when I find it, I'll repost with *official* color] ~

This cloth was fun to do - and the border was unique - in fact, I'm trying it on another cloth I just started.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More hassles with technology--

I'm once again experiencing technical difficulties -
please stand by...................

phooey : (
A scanner I borrowed from a friend is not doing what I need -
it's scanning and saving pictures/objects in such large sizes and I can't reduce them to a size that this site can handle.

Back to the drawing board......
hopefully........soon........I will get my cloths posted for you to see.

Rodney Rooster

Pattern by Rhonda at

I knit this up in a deep orange cotton.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Good Eggs !

In honor of ~

Gib and Ellie Chase
Well, I got this idea from :
Em's Knits: Em's easy Egg Cosies

I adapted her pattern/idea to my own ~
wanted to do something *fun* for my aunt and uncle who are having their 60th Anniversary - they ran a Poultry Farm for many years [Addison, Steuben Co., NY] - the party is tomorrow - and these *good eggs* will be there to celebrate on top of my bag of knit dishcloths that I've been knitting up this past week for them -

Below are the dishcloths I knit up for them ~

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23rd -

Been without a computer/scanner/printer for almost two weeks - it's been crazy -
seems it's been very slow to get things back up and running -
when you are like me, and not real tech-savvy, having a computer crash is a big hurdle to get over and recover from!!

Just finished this "chickie" dishcloth - am working on a batch of cloths for my aunt and uncle's 60th Anniversary party next week! They had a poultry farm for many years - therefore, had to do at least one chick!
You can find the pattern for this cloth at Melissa's page:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Broomstick Lace!

~ Broomstick sample ~

Having trouble with my scanner and my computer - so I can't post my own work right now -
so am showing you a couple really lovely examples of others -

this one - you will find a lovely ladies' bag this woman made, using broomstick as a panel on the side -

[you can see it at her site by clicking on the sample above]

~ You can also find a step-by-step direction by clicking the pink square sample on the blog list along the sidebar

~ Here's what Wikipedia says:

Broomstick lace

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Broomstick lace is a historic crochet technique from the 1800s which is done using a crochet hook and another long slender item such as a knitting needle. It is also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet. Traditionally a broomstick was used, hence the name, but the modern variant is a lightweight plastic knitting needle or smooth wooden craft dowel. A larger knitting needle or dowel will result in a lacier effect, while a smaller will provide a more closely woven effect. Because the fabric created is soft yet stable, it is well suited for clothing and blankets.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Growing UP!

My latest dishcloth - pattern compliments of Janet at our KAL Monthly Group!
Thanks, Janet!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby Hats & Booties: Knit for Hospitals


Dishcloth Crazy! These are two of my favs -
have made a lot of the circle cloths - and hope to make more of the Granny square cloths soon.

Patterns -

Circle Cloth:
Monthly Dishcloths KAL group

Granny Square:
Harvest Moon Designs