Mary Jane’s Hat, Part Deux

I’m working my way around Mary Jane’s Hat, getting the feel for the pattern.

Worked in Peaches & Cream cotton #132 Earthtone, it’s loose and will be comfortably floppy~ The only problem I’m having is the stitches keep slipping off the ends of  the needles. I’m using #8  Clover Takumi bamboo-they aren’t long enough at only 7 inches. I need either 8 inch dpns or a pair of bamboo circulars. I’ll be looking to get some HiyaHiya bamboo circulars at The Yarn and Fiber Company soon. soon.

Mary Jane's Hat

…already, the stitches on the left slipped again whist scanning for a picture~ arrrrrrrrrgh~

Listening to Quiet Riot, “Cum on  Feel the Noize”, in between sporadic DSL interruptions plaguing us all day-our ISP  is gonna hear my noise come Monday morning~

Lace Rib Bath Set

The snow began to fall well after we went to bed.  Weather alerts kept my cellphone constantly tweeting as new incoming text alerts arrived.  What did we do before there were cellphones?

I got a message from a fellow Ravelry knitter, inquiring about a stitch I hadn’t yet heard of or tried. I did a search and found a cute Lace Rib Bath Set by Maile Mauch.

I started on the washcloth last night, as a demo for her, and to see if it was the stitch in question she was needing help with. The pattern went fast, but I had to rippit 3 times, once for a dropped stitch  in the middle of a decrease, and the other 2 times because I was distracted and missed a decrease, thereby throwing the pattern off. Easy to fix though, I had them reworked before lights-out.

Lace Rib Washcloth

I found a neat free Bernat long cable vest pattern I’m going to need yarn for, just what I’ve been looking for. I’ll look at Joann’s for the Fern color and add to my Wish List.

Bernat Long Cable Vest

The snow seems to have slowed down, the storm has moved across the lake.

Good News! DH finally got both monitors working together at once! I got him a new 21″ Dell Widescreen LCD Monitor for Christmas, and he was blown away! Eager to get back working on his Wacom and get some art projects going, it took on a whole new meaning to the phrase, “sleepless nights”…

Igor and I are content to just hang out~

Angel Dishcloth for Debbie

This darling little angel dish cloth crochet pattern was Kindly Contributed by Designer: Christine Daugherty.
This went so fast, I was done in 2 hours. There is one typo in the pattern instructions:

Angel Dishcloth

Angel Dishcloth


Note: When you get ready to make the skirt, it’s not 34 dc, it’s 26.
pattern reads:
7). Join in 21st dc across, ch 3, dc in each of the next 34 dc, ch 3, turn

should read:
7). Join in 21st dc across, ch 3, dc in each of the next 26 dc, ch 3, turn

Thank you, Bonnie for sharing this adorable pattern!

Dreamie Preemie Beanies for Babies – Day 1

Preemie Beanie, Orange Sherbet, day 1

Preemie Beanie, Orange Sherbet, day 1

I started knitting a Preemie Beanie today.

I am working the larger size, for a 5 lb baby. I am a loose-knitter by habit, so I probably should have gone ahead and worked the smaller size first~ I am guessingMommy already has a beanie from the hospital for Baby Rhonda, so it’s not really urgent she has one that fits perfectly right away~ they are nice in Fall too.
I’m using Peaches & Cream soft cotton yarn, color: Orange Sherbet. It reminds me of a Dream-cicle and looks yummy already! It’s more for practice than practical. If it fits her, I’ll be happy 🙂

Waiting for a phonecall, Mommy is excited about her first Bath Day today!

Christy writes:

“Oh my goodness, her bath was so much easier than I thought.  It was wonderful.  I should def call tonite.  I need my mom fix.  I need you hear to tell me what to do when so that I just have to do it and not have to think about doing it first.  And those hooded sleepers are supposed to be the thing right now that’s best for them at night.  Talk to ya tonite and (if I don’t freakin forget) she should be over 4 lbs by today!”
Will await good news tomorrow, and good night Sweetheart