Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Baby sweater

I managed to make a baby sweater while waiting for my flights when I was going to Manchester and coming back home. Here it is.
Oh, btw, the only way I am able to view my own blog is via layout and preview, but I can post, but not see my post the normal way.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Clue 4, Chart E done

After writing about my weekend, the Internet decided to have a big belch and threw my episode out. I am not going to write it again, so here is the

shawl or stole so far.
My day is starting to feel the same as on Friday. Gloomy. I knitted one row for the MS3 at lunch, and the next row requires beads, and they are at home.
I was rummaging in my desk drawer and found a piece of yarn and toothpicks. What can I do? Knit.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Busy Week

Started making a shopping bag, in Tunisian crochet. I inserted some beads, and then on the other side I did some overlay crocheting. What's missing, is the handles, but I got some clever ideas at the crochet meeting today.

That hat was made by Tina, a girl in our crochet and knitting group. I want to make that hat too. I wore it for the picture to see if I like it on my head.

Mystery stole clues arrived yesterday. I printed them, colored the symbols, and that's about it.

The pictures here are of the shopping bag and my Irish Crochet tunic, as well as the fun teeshirt I bought at the knit and crochet show.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Back to Mysterystole

I was determined to finish clue number 3 before this coming weekend, and I did.
My next knitting item is a baby sweater and perhaps booties or hat to go with it.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

FreeForm Top

It's done!!!!!
Look at all those different colors of the same thing.
I have a beige camisole underneath, but that is not a good choice in these pictures. However, You should be able to get an idea what this piece of clothing is all about.
My patience has gone to the basement, and didn't want to play around too much with the editing.
I will do it later, when I come back from Manchester (NH). I am leaving EARLY in the morning on Thursday.
Thank You ladies for your nice comments. I am sorry I have not replied, but I tried to get this thing done before I go.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Clue 2 done

Mysterystole3, clue number 2 was finished this morning around 11.

I have frogged more times on this project than I have in any other work. It's probably because I make careless mistakes. I also get my place lost, when I watch telly or talk to hubby.

However, I managed to get the second clue done and I am happy.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Candy Kick

Every once in a while I am craving for licorice. I just could hug a grocery store, where they sell good licorice. Just thinking of hugging a grocery store makes me wonder, how could I do that.

So I won't. I just go in, buy the normal stuff, like bread and some meat and cheese, and then I head for the candy aisle. wooohooo, they had three different kinds from Finland. I had two bags in my lunch bag today. I had to empty the candy bags, to scan the picture.

Fortunately I have a dish in my office, to pour the candies into it, instead of eating everything before scanning. It's a good trick to eat licorice before lunch. Although I have a "sloppy Joe"-type lunch today (multigrain bread, hamburger meat and cheese), I don't feel hungry now.

I love "sloppy joes" . We used to make them quite often when my son was a kid. He's not a kid any more, he has his own kid, and another one coming soon.

Talking about kids, our other grand kid, the one who just had his first birthday, decided to put a doughnut inside the VCR. His 3 year old sister goes to the computer, finds a picture of her "boyfriend" and prints it. The parents had to take the paper and ink cartridges out, because she was printing pictures for her friends.

While I am thinking of candies and cookies, drinking green tea (cold, in a bottle), eating healthy food (I said "thinking of candies and cookies"), I am watching Copa America soccer games as well as FIFA U-20 games. I even understand some of the language now. Specially the word "Gol". One of the commentators will say that at least five times after a goal. It feels good, when the goal is done with a team that I like, not when the other team gets a goal. You know, don't you?

Oh, and then the crocheting part. I am getting very uncertain of my abilities to finish the summer top. I just keep making little "fillers" and have no idea where they should go. I call them "scrumblettes". I have used the Irish Crochet technique, in freeform style, whatever that is. Here is a sample of some. I like making rings, as you can see:

The background color is icky, please forgive me for choosing that view.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Mystery Stole 3 First clue done

First clue, it's done. After the 71st row I had no problem at all, until I was working on the LAST row. I noticed that there was a dropped stitch. Now, I was not going to unravel 8 rows, no way.

With a crochet hook and lots of skill I was able to "fix" the problem, and if anyone sees it in the picture, then just ignore it, and look at the whole picture.

I am going to work on the summer top now. I am glad I finished the first clue.