My first socks

Well, driving to Vegas can be a little boring. This is what you get to look at for about 4 and 1/2 hours.

Here's what you can make while talking to your hubby about his convention stuff. I stopped by Gail Knits in Vegas and they were kind enough to show me the Kitchener stitch. That was one that I could not figure out on my own. I also joined a new KAL called Project Spectrum where we get to play around with different colors each month.

Red socks
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Fuzzy hat

Another item from Kid's Knitted Hats. This one is too small for any of my kids so I will probably donate it. Made with Lion Brand Fun Fur and Cotton-ease. I especially like the tassel on top.



Just a note to let you know I am "redecorating" my blog and my links and ring codes will be up again shortly....


Originally uploaded by slichly.
Okay, I will admit, I use bribery too much. Maybe I'm teaching my children the ability to negotiate. Maybe I'm just fooling myself. Sometimes I am just not in control. The powers of motherhood are nothing compared to sugar.

This is my latest creation. I will name it after it's ability to coerce a wiggly child to sit still for half a second so that I can snap a picture.

I give you, The Lollipop sweater.

Stash busting at its finest. Lion Brand Jiffy yarn that is maybe at least ten years old. Isn't it nice that yarn does not expire?


Granny fun

I like to make granny squares. I think they get a bad rap. They are easy and quick.

I wanted to make some 12 inch squares for the Crochet Dude and his favorite charity,Heartmade Blessing. Going thru the "ol' scrap" bag, I decided to blend different variegated yarns to see what happened. I REALLY like the results. I think it gives inexpensive yarns like Red Heart, Caron etc a handpainted look... My best results came from yarns that looked totally different from each other. I recommend trying it..


Back from Camp

Just a quick note to let my family know Sarah and I returned home safe and sound. Maybe a little bit muddy and tired, but had a great time.

I am so glad I made this set for Sarah before we left. It was so cold! Especially to us thin-skinned Southern California people. We went to a family ranch camp called Lazy J with her Camp Fire girl group. I used leftover Wool-ease from the Knitting Olympics project #2 and it turned out okay. The mittens were too large, but that was my mistake not the pattern.

Patterns are located here and here.