1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year !!!

I wish for you all a very Happy New Year. May God bless you all!

08 I have some words for you don't let the screen door hit your backside on the way out. You broke my heart. I had such high hopes for you. 09 it is up to you now.

I finished the fingerless gloves in good old Red Heart for my DD. I took 2 rows off and used a f hook. She said they fit like they were made for her hehhe. She wore them this morning to work. Her exact words were good job mom.

The link to the glove pattern is in an old Dec.08 post. Yes, my dears I am that lazy. Nan is here with me and we have already made sugar cookie and ate so many we are not telling.

Its not just vain words I do wish each person that stops by a wonderful New Year. HUGS dear ones.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Blast from the past Monday or Tuesday?

This year I am going to have a blast from the past day. I think it will be blast from the past Monday. I will feature an old project with the book or mag. that the pattern came from ...if I can remember... Please let me know if you have a blast from the past.

Heres my first blast. This is a sweater from McCall's Fall 1980. I made 2 one in pink and one in yellow. The sweaters were made from Red Heart Super Sport. This was a brand new yarn in the 80's. My Ben Franklin had a nice selection. Back in the 80's Ben Frankin was thee store. K-Mart sold yarn. but I only got to go to K-Mart twice a year. No yarn store within 200 miles seriously. I can remember not breathing for awhile when my McCall's came. A year of McCalls was always my birthday present. I read it from cover to cover even the adds. I cannot tell you the things I made from McCalls patterns. I can't remember, but I may have cried when they stopped publishing.

The pattern was easy and looked great back then. I wore a black skirt/pants with it and I had black and yellow earings. I remember making the arms longer. 3 people have worn this sweater. So it has had some serious wear, and it still looks good. Say what you will about Red Heart.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Not enough yarn... I knew better

Well here is a pic of my one fingerless glove. I knew in my heart that there would not be enough. It was Christmas Eve and what can I say. Santa did not bring me a sk of Simply Soft in black with the correct dye lot either. NOT a word about me being a naughty girl this year. My girls loved it (of course they did) I now have 3 pair to make. I need to take 4 rows off my DD's and maybe 2 off the others. I don't wear fingerless gloves, and I couldn't pull off a Michael Jackson, but it fits me just fine. ....Just Beat it... Just Beat it.

The pattern is easy fast and the V stitch gives it a lot of interest. I like this pattern. I used Simply soft and a G hook.

This is the very thing that gets me in trouble at the store. I remember running out of yarn on Christmas Eve. Never would I have imagined that in my vast stash not one SK of black Simply Soft.

I wish for you joy this week in all you do.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Never Ending Scarf

Well DD or DBG wanted a black scarf that was soft and really really long and narrow. but somehow lacy. The scarf I used Simply soft and a N hook. It is way tooooo long. She wants to wrap it around her neck then I think tie it or something. I am not sure when scarves started to be just something I wore to keep me warm, and cute was no longer a consideration. Deep sigh oh to be young and not care if your scarf is functional or not. :)

It is really cold here and there may be snow in the morning. I have children on the road... its a worry...

I wish you a warm and toasty night with good food and time for knitting. Wish it back my dears if you wish.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our Basket of Goodies

Well Nan and I did have a basket full of things next to the door for the grab it gift. My mom really enjoyed doing her coasters for the basket. She made me a centerpiece for my table. The basket was really for my mom so she could feel like she was adding to Christmas here. She does not realize just seeing her smiling face would add to our Christmas. I discovered the towels went first(mental note). I made the tea towels you hang up in the kitchen the night before for a filler.

DBG's hat and scarf was a hit with everyone. I am making her another scarf when I am done will post pics and links. It is soooo simple and fast. She likes to wind them around her neck and wants them long.

Well I have many projects on the burner and Christmas things to do. My far away children will be here the 23. I wish you joy this week the kind that just makes you want to jump up and down. Wish me back Hugs to my dears.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Professional Hat with my twist

The hat and scarf pattern is at Crochet me hat I used Red Heart Holiday deep red with shiny gold threads. The leaves are knitted the berries are 3 jingle bells. The hat is very altered. Do not count my rows in the pic. The hat and scarf is for my daughter (when she was little she called herself dollbabygill) she could not say her Rs.

DBG has her first big girl job. She graduated from grad school this year. So the pattern the Proffessional was a nice touch. It does have a nice faint jingle to it. I think it is lovely and I am very pleased.

I wish for you a cozy weekend with your knitting and such with people you love.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Best Ever Rice Krispie Treats

I ordered the molds from the side of the Rice Krispie box back in the 80s, but I found some Minnie and Mickey molds on my own someplace????. You could use about any mold. Putting them in a buttered pan and cutting them in squares would work. That's what I will do when my grand kids no longer care about such things. Had a thought you know those cheap plastic sand toys that the kids mold sand in. Same thing. Will now be on the look out in the summer.

Chewy Rice Krispie Treats (Best ever)

1/4 cup of margarine or butter
10 oz of marshmallows ( 40 large or 4 cups of the miniature marshmallow)
4 cups of Crisy rice cereal
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Melt the margine or butter on a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted, Add vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.
Add the crispy cereal stirring until all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.

If you have molds: Using a buttered spatula or spoon, press mixture gently into the buttered mold. Unmold onto a buttered cookie sheet . Continue to mold until mixture is used up.

No molds a buttered pan will work. Press the mixture evenly in the buttered pan and cut into squares.

Warning you kind of need to act fast don't dilly around. Also be careful they are very warm at first.

I would show you a picture of mine,but honestly 2 batches and I never got the camera out in time. Gone, but not forgotten.

I have started a hoodie like the frog hoodie I made in a size 12mo this is 18mo. It is a pretty blue. I must monkey around with it. Two thoughts, app. fish in orange, green ,yellow, with silver bubbles coming up and trimmed in the orange, green and yellow. Second thought, trimmed in black and yellow maybe white, with bright colored cars app. on with big yellow button headlight .I have the perfect car app. remember I used it on a hat to match a sweater for Gusty.

Well I hope to have the back done on the hoodie tonight. I know live in hopes die in despire.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Where in the world is my hoop!

Its just all things kitchen here lately. You know after looking at my project you want to find your hoops now don't you?. I have meant to get on with my tea towels for awhile now and I see another shiny object and wander off. Now I can't find my hoops and I have trust me more than one set. I am sure my hoops are stored neatly away someplace. You may see fluffy bits of hair on your screen it is me pulling my hair out wondering where I put them. Room redo enough said.

I meant to take a pic of the darling Nan-Nan in her new hat and scarf. I forgot. I have made another scrubbie, knit cloth, another solid scrubbie and a cd coaster. It is an ugly blue variegated that when I bought it was lovely. I was going to put red cherries on an entire kitchen set for my kitchen. I have ran out of cotton yarn and started using my project yarn. The cherries would have helped it, but no one else covets cherries the way I do. I needed one more set at least in the basket. So I may hear noooo your taking the ugly blue one nooooo your taking the ugly blue one. Girls, girls your just going to wash dishes with them ;)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bigger basket!

Nan and I are just burning up cotton yarn like crazy. We needed a bigger basket. I will be done with another dishcloth this afternoon. Now the problem is we are left with ugly yarn. Nan has a better stash than I do, but really can you raid your blind mother's stash? I may make some dish towels if I can work it in. Nan has mostly made coasters,but she is now making a green and white set. I will be the grabber.

Monday is Ya's choir program. Thursday Nan and I will put the coasters together with ribbons and have a girls day together. Dear God let me have another year of all things Nan- Nan at Christmas.

May your week be filled with lovely things. You can wish it back if you want to.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Crocheted socks hmmmmm!

To be honest I was always thinking crocheted socks were well ..not possible... I mean you could make them,BUT would you really wear them. Yes, I made a pair I wear them. The problem with me crocheted or knit I just make one then way 18 mos. or so when the guilt is weighting heavy to finish the other sock. My crocheted socks do not hurt my feet they are very warm. I prefer knitted socks, but I had to see it could be done.

I used a purchased sock pattern from the CCOA. I also used really good German sock yarn my friend had given me a few years ago. My dear dear friend that I intended to make socks for and never did. She wants more than one...deep sigh.. If she ever breaks her foot and has a cast I sooo got her covered.

I waited and waited for my DD to show up for a skinny leg/foot pic. I was wearing my socks today (its cold here) and so fat legs, Birks, and all I give you my crocheted socks with the cuffs down.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh yes I remember Santa :) 24 more days

I remember when this picture was taken. I was to see Santa. It was a very big deal to go into town. It was cold notice the wool headscarf. The shoes were brown with plaid laces. Under the coat I had my best dress on (pic of this on my other site)the dress was made by my gr grandmother from Arkanas. Under the coat on my shoulder was a blue plastic purse with a white dog on the flap. A girl aways carried her purse on such an outing. Santa had very blue eyes, and kept telling me I was so sweet. I told him I wanted a doll. I got a chair my dad made me that year my grandson sat in it the last time he was here. Jackie went up with me his faith was wavering. He told me he was the real Santas cause he had on real leather boots not fake ones. We didn't have much, but my dears we were rich indeed.