Friday, July 30, 2004


The wildest thing happened to me today. My husband and I were out running around having fun, and around six or so we started heading home. As we were stopped at a stop light I noticed this old man waving at me and pointing at something. It was a little parakeet that had landed on the side mirror of his car! When it registered in my brain, I started to get out of the car to catch it. Unfortunately, the light turned green and the man started to drive off. The poor little bird did it's best to stay on the mirror, but had to fly off onto the side of the road. I started freaking out and got my husband to turn around so I could save the bird. He knew better than to argue, and he took me back to the spot that I saw the bird land. I jumped out of the car and there the little thing was! It was walking back into traffic towards the cars. Stopping traffic I slowly approached the bird so that I wouldn't scare it into the cars. I herded it away from the street and back to the grass where I quickly but gently grabbed it. It then proceeded to bite the crap out of me and continued to do so all the way back to the car. You should have seen my husband's face when I walked up to the car with the little bird in my hands! He says, "Now what the heck are we going to do?" At first I wanted to keep it but then I decided against it. I would hate to have saved this little baby's life only to have my cats knock over the cage and eat it. After a few phone calls and a bazillion bird bites, I found the birdy a home. Now I can rest easy knowing it is safe and sound.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Free Poncho Links

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  1. Abigail Goss' Baby Poncho Set (C)
  2. Adriafil's Poncho "Carmencita" (K)
  3. Adult Ramblings' Joined Motif Poncho (C)
  4. Adult Ramblings' Left Over Poncho (C)
  5. Adult Ramblings' Striped Poncho (C)
  6. A.L. de Sauveterre Cape May (K)
  7. Amimono's Falling Leaves Poncho (K)
  8. Amy Fong's Sheer Poncho (K)
  9. Angel Poncho for baby (C)
  10. Anne Modsitt Hannah's Poncho (K)
  11. Barbara Breiter's Easy Garter Stitch Poncho (K)
  12. Barbara Breiter's Easy Openwork Poncho (K)
  13. Barbara Breiter's Musique + Fizz Knit Poncho (K)
  14. Bella Online's Adult Poncho
  15. Bella Online's Pretty Poncho (C)
  16. Bernat Bling Bling Poncho (B)
  17. Bernat Cottontots Hooded Poncho (K)
  18. Bernat Ping Pong Capelet (K)
  19. Bernat Solo Poncho (K)
  20. Berroco's Amore Poncho (K)
  21. Berroco's Asars Ponchette (K)
  22. Berroco's Delmarva Poncho (K)
  23. Berroco's Donatella Poncho (K)
  24. Berroco's Famous Poncho (C)
  25. Berroco's Famous Poncho (K)
  26. Berroco's Linda Poncho (K)
  27. Berroco's Loretta Lynn Poncho (K)
  28. Berroco's Maia Poncho (K)
  29. Berroco's My First Asymmetrical Poncho (K)
  30. Berroco's Nina Cape (K)
  31. Berroco's Novak Poncho (K)
  32. Berroco's Paige Poncho (K)
  33. Berroco's Panache Poncho (K)
  34. Berroco's Phyllis Poncho (K)
  35. Berroco's Samantha Capelet (K)
  36. Berroco's Shanaya Poncho (K)
  37. Bobbie Nash's Ribbon Shawl/Poncho (K)
  38. Boogie Knits' Summer Poncho (K)
  39. Bright Spot's Color Block Poncho (C)
  40. Bright Spot's Leafy Poncho (C)
  41. Brooke's Purple Poncho (K)
  42. Canadian Living's Back To School Poncho (K)
  43. Canadian Living's Mini Poncho (K)
  44. Capelet Pattern Generator (K)
  45. Carie Clement Super-Simple Trellis Stitch Poncho (C)
  46. Caron's Child's Ruffled Poncho (C)
  47. Caron's Fabulous Ponchini (K)
  48. Caron's Toddler Poncho (K)
  49. Carrie Viskozki's Black and White Poncho (C)
  50. Carrie Viskozki's Child's Striped Poncho (C)
  51. Carrie Viskozki's Stiped Poncho (C)
  52. Carrot Patch's Galway Bay Cape (K)
  53. Carrot Patch's Nautical (K)
  54. Carrot Patch's Rah Rah Cape (C)
  55. Carrot Patch's Swashbuckler (C)
  56. Cat Bordhi's Flowing Collar Poncho (K)
  57. Celebrity Poncho (like Jessica Simpson's) (C)
  58. Celia's Basket Ostrich Plume Lace Capelet (K)
  59. Charlotte Meyer's Charlotte's Web Poncho (C)
  60. Chell Grissam's Lightweight Jewel Shawl (C) (the tie makes it poncho like)
  61. Cherry Tree Hill's Old Rose Poncho (K)
  62. Child's Poncho (C)
  63. Chris Carroll's Jayda's Poncho (K)
  64. Christy McMahon's Kid's Beaded Poncho (C)
  65. Christy McMahon's Pretty Plus Size Poncho (C)
  66. CJ Roshak's Poncho (C)
  67. Classic Elite's Charmed Poncho (K)
  68. Classic Elite's Lou Lou and La Gran Poncho (K)
  69. Clearwater Knits' Ladies' Poncho (K)
  70. Coats and Clark Baby Poncho (C)
  71. Craftown's Asymmetrical Cross Stitch Poncho (C)
  72. Craftown's Child's Poncho (C)
  73. Craft Yarn Council Knitted Poncho (K)
  74. Craft Yarn Council Crocheted Poncho (C)
  75. Creative Knitting Magazine's Tuneful 'Rap (K)
  76. Keeley's Poncho (C)
  77. Crystal Palace Asymmetric Poof Crochet Poncho (C)
  78. Crystal Palace Big Net Mesh Asymmetrical Poncho (K)
  79. Crystal Palace Big Net Open Stitch Poncho (K)
  80. Crystal Palace Child's Capelet in Cotton Chenille with Squiggle Trim (K)
  81. Crystal Palace Choo Choo poncho (K)
  82. Crystal Palace Deco-Ribbon Openwork Poncho (K)
  83. Crystal Palace Glam Poncho (K)
  84. Crystal Palace Striped Poncho (K)
  85. DIY's Poncho-relli (Charm and Toreador ribbed poncho with ribbon) (K)
  86. Dot Matthews' Baby Short Round Poncho (C)
  87. Dot Matthews' Bows and Arrows Poncho (C)
  88. Dot Matthews's Diamond and Lace Poncho (C)
  89. Dot Matthews's Diamond Trellis Poncho (C)
  90. Dot Matthews' Doover Poncho (C)
  91. Dot Matthews' Eastwoodly Poncho (C)
  92. Dot Matthews' Elagant Lace Poncho (C)
  93. Dot Matthews' Reflection Poncho (C)
  94. Dot Matthews'Gentle Ripples Poncho (C)
  95. Dot Matthews' Lizzy the 4th Poncho (C)
  96. Dot Matthews' Short Round Poncho (C)
  97. EK's Easy Poncho (C)
  98. Emerald Moon Creations' Adult Poncho Sweater (C)
  99. Emerald Moon Creations' Child's Poncho Sweater (C)
  100. Filatura Di Crosa Zarone Cape (K)
  101. Fuzzy Galore's Cloud Poncho (K)
  102. Fuzzy Galore's Easy Crocheted Child's Poncho (C)
  103. Fuzzy Galore's Easy Poofy Capelet (K)
  104. Fuzzy Galore's Easy Lacey Capelet (K)
  105. Fuzzy Galore's Granite Poncho (C)
  106. Fuzzy Galore's Mobious Capelet (K)
  107. Fuzzy Galore's Spiky Poncho (K)
  108. Glampyre Knits Shoulder-Warmer (Boob Tube) (K)
  109. Groovy Crochet's Cape and Beret (C)
  110. Groovy Crochet's Child's Cape (C)
  111. Groovy Crochet's 3 Color Poncho (C)
  112. Groovy Crochet's Autumn Poncho (C)
  113. Groovy Crochet's Fringe Poncho (C)
  114. Groovy Crochet's Gaucho Poncho (C)
  115. Groovy Crochet's Granny Square Poncho (C)
  116. Groovy Crochet's Minimex Poncho (C)
  117. Groovy Crochet's Petite Poncho (C)
  118. Groovy Crochet's Poncho (C)
  119. Groovy Crochet's Poncho and Cap (C)
  120. Groovy Crochet's Poncho and Pants (C)
  121. Groovy Crochet's Poncho, Hat, and Bag (C)
  122. Groovy Crochet's Practical Poncho (C)
  123. Groovy Crochet's Rustic Poncho (C)
  124. Groovy Crochet's Show Off Poncho (C)
  125. Groovy Crochet's Two For The Road Ponchos (C)
  126. Groovy Crochet's Woodland Poncho (C)
  127. Groovy Crochet's Versatile Poncho (C)
  128. Hello Yarn's One Baaad Poncho (K)
  129. Howe2Knit's Cabled Poncho (K)
  130. Interweave's Round the Caplet (C)
  131. Interweave's Staff Ponchos (K)
  132. It's a Girl Thing Poncho (K)
  133. Janelle Schlossman's Child`s V-st Poncho (C)
  134. Janelle Schlossman's Easy Poncho
  135. Janelle Schlossman's Lacet Stitch Poncho (C)
  136. Janelle Scholossman's Lacey Plus Size Poncho (C)
  137. Janelle Schlossman's Open Stitch Rib Child`s Poncho (C)
  138. Janelle Schlossman's Pretty Shells Plus Size Poncho (C)
  139. Janelle Schlossman's Sky Poncho (C)
  140. Joanna's Poncho (K)
  141. Jo-Ann's Scalloped Cape (C)
  142. Jo-Ann's Seafoam Crochet Poncho (C)
  143. Julie A. Bolduc's Scalloped Fashion Doll Poncho (C)
  144. Katie McEvoy's Cleopatra Pattern (K)
  145. KnitList's Poncho Recipe (K)
  146. Spanish Style Poncho (K)
  147. Knitty's Villa (K)
  148. Linda Craftiques' Cabled Poncho (K)
  149. Liza Prior Lucy's Iceland Knit Poncho with Bobble Fringe (K)
  150. Lacy Shell Poncho (C)
  151. Mackenzie's Stainless Steel Poncho (K)
  152. Maggie's Crochet Martha's Coming Home Poncho (C)
  153. Maggie's Crochet Martha's Mini Coming Home Ponchos (C)
  154. Maggi Stitches Ribbon Poncho (K)
  155. Maize Hutton's Poncho (K)
  156. Majorknitter's Blue, Blue, Blue Poncho (K)
  157. Major Knitter's American Doll Poncho (K)
  158. Major Knitter's Poncho Pattern (K)
  159. Mango Moon's Embellished Poncho (C)
  160. Mango Moon's No Fringe Poncho (K)
  161. Mango Moon's One Piece Poncho (K)
  162. Mango Moon's Ponchito (K)
  163. Marlo D. Cairns Triple C Poncho (K)
  164. Martha Stewart Like Poncho from Bernat (B)
  165. Martha Stewart Like Poncho from Caron (C)
  166. Martha Stewart Like Poncho by Plymouth
  167. Chenille Thick & Quick Fun Fur Sheared Poncho (K)
  168. Incredible Poncho (C)
  169. Incredible Poncho (K)
  170. Moonlight Mohair Poncho (K)
  171. Poncho Scarf (B)
  172. Midnight Knitter's Seaweed Wrap (K)
  173. Striped Poncho (C)
  174. Moda Dea Cache Crocheted Poncho (C)
  175. Moda Dea's Poncho (K)
  176. Moda Dea's Swirl Poncho (C)
  177. Moda Dea's Ticker Tape Poncho (C)
  178. Moda Dea's Vixen Poncho (C)
  179. Hannah's Poncho (K)
  180. Myra Wood's Easy Peasy Poncho (C)
  181. Nancy Valocik Buttoned-Up Knitted Shawl (very poncho-like)
  182. Natalie Langkilde's Poncho shawl (K)
  183. Ornaghi Filati Acapulco Poncho (K)
  184. Ornaghi Filati Biberon Poncho Fucsia (K)
  185. Ornaghi Filati Oslo Mantellina (K)
  186. Paige's Poncho by Marnie Maclean (B)
  187. Pam Davis' Opal Child's Poncho (K)
  188. Pam Davis' Lacy Opal Shawl-Poncho (K)
  189. Pam Davis' Opal Fall Poncho (K)
  190. Peg Thomas' Short Simple Cape (K)
  191. Poncho Pattern Generators (K)
  192. Rachel's Beauty in Bloom Poncho (C)
  193. Rare Yarns' Butterfly Poncho (K)
  194. Red Heart Symphony Poncho (K)
  195. Roz's Beginner Poncho for Everyone (K)
  196. Roz's Poncho (K)
  197. Roz's Tuck Lace Poncho (Machine Knit)
  198. Sandi Marshall's Cape Sized For Toddlers And Small Children (C)
  199. Schachenmayr Chid's Poncho (C)
  200. Schachenmayr Poncho Shawl (K)
  201. Scotty Maloney's Dog Poncho (K)
  202. Signa's Bed Cape (K)
  203. Sskeins' Easy Baby Poncho (K)
  204. Patons Diploma (K)
  205. Steph Thorton's Child's Poncho (C)
  206. Stephanie Japel's Paris Loop (K)
  207. Sue Kawamoto's Holey Moley Poncho (K)
  208. Sugar N Creme Easy Crocheted Ponchos (C)
  209. Susan Esser's Poncho-Eula (K)
  210. Pepper Poncho (K)
  211. The Knitting Garden's Chunky Print Wrap (K)
  212. Women's Weekly Crocheted Poncho (C)

All the links listed above are the result of some serious google searching :) I have no affiliation with any of the sites and probably have not researched them beyond the page on which the pattern is located.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Lessons Learned

Let me first say in my defense that I am a TOTAL beginner at this whole Fair Isle thing. I know there is at least a couple of people reading that are with me on this. I will now save those people from making the same mistake I did.  Friends don't let friends make dorky mistakes :)

Do you know that when you read a chart while knitting flat not in the round, you read it from right to left, left to right, right to left, and so on? Well if you do, you are one up on me my friend. I have never read a chart in my life. It didn't specifically state in the pattern to read the pattern this way, so I just read it right to left, right to left, right to left... Luckily the main pattern still worked out. I guess that if it hadn't worked out, I would have figured out I was doing something wrong. Well actually I don't guess, I know. I found out that I was screwing up when I got to a part of the chart, and it just wasn't looking right. Rip rip rip knit knit knit, and it still didn't look right.

Me: "Janette what the haites am I doing wrong? Is this chart wrong? This should look like this, and it doesn't?"

Janette: "No the chart looks right to me."

Me: "Well something can't be right this is supposed to have brown stripes, but I'm not getting brown stripes"

Janette: "Yeah it looks like the chart will give you brown stripes"

Me: "But I'm not getting brown stripes"

Janette: "How are you reading your chart? Are you reading it right to left then left to right?"

Me: "Huh???"

I was lucky that the mistake didn't mess up the main design of the bag. It did however mess up the sides, but noone is going to notice it but me. I'm gonna suck it up and leave the mistake. There is no way I'm ripping it out. It's not like it looks bad. It's just different from the chart.

Well there ya have it. Thank God for Janette, or I would have been bashing my brains out over that one. So folks, learn from my screw up. If you have never read a chart before, remember when you are knitting flat you work the chart starting at the bottom. On the first row you read it right to left, and on the next row you read left to right.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Summer Tops

Daring Diva Halter by Marnie Maclean (k)
Evening Diamonds by Marnie Maclean (k)
Faux-Fur Halter from Knitty (k)
Garnets and Pearls by Marnie Maclean (k)
Glenna from Berroco (k)
Grey Top from Circulo (C)
Halter Top from The Nuthouse (c)
Halterneck from The Nuthouse (k)
Hiroko from Berroco (k)
Honeymoon Cami from Knitty (k)
Irene from Berroco (k)
Jenna from Berroco (k)
Jewelled Shell from Knitty (k)
June from Berroco (k)
Katia Portofino from (k)
Lace Tank Top from (k)
Leah from Berroco (k)
Lilith from Berroco (k)
Luella from Berroco (k)
Marla from Berroco (k)
Marsha from Berroco (k)
Meg from Berroco (k)
Mariah Top by Marija Spasojevic (C)
Nina by Berroco (k)
Off the Shoulder Top from Circulo (k)
Paulina by Berroco (k)
Rib and Cable Tank from Estelle (k)
Ribbon Sweater from Rebecca pdf (k)
Riso Cardigan from Lana Grossa pdf (k)
Sassy Stripes from MagKnits (k)
Shapely Tank from White Lies (k)
Shell from Crystal Palace (k)
Shimmering Slip On from Craftown (k)
Sigma Tank from Knitty (k)
Silk Cardigan and Top from Lana Grossa pdf (k)
Sophistication from Circulo (c)
Spring Fling Tank from Blue Blog (k)
Square Top from Glampyre (k)
Summer Net Shell from Crystal Palace (k)
T3 from Knitty (k)
Tank of Many Colors from Berroco (k)
Textured Sleeveless Top from (k)
Tina by Berroco (k)
Top with Ribbon Sheen from Rebecca pdf (k)
T strap top from Crystal Palace (k)
UCan2 Shell from Chicknits (k)
Very Cherry & Cherry Twist from Knitty (k)
Waikiki Peplum Vest from Crystal Palace (k)

Friday, July 23, 2004

To Pioggia

Pioggia wrote:

As always, you provide very useful links indeed, thank you. Do you happen to have a picture of the wrong side of your fair-isle bag? I'd like to take a closer look before attempting fair-isle myself. Thanks!


You are very welcome. This is all a learning experience for me, and if I can help someone out then it makes it all the better. Plus if anyone other than just me learns from my mistakes then I don't feel so bad about screwing up! Haha!

The internet was a God send for me when I was learning to knit. I didn't know a single person that knew how, so I had to figure it all out for myself. From day one the internet has been an incredible resource, and it continues to be to this day. One day I hope to be the creator of such wonderful websites and the originator of the tips and hints :)  I love having a way to share the useful information that I find out there in the great big world wide web! I'm a great googler (hehe is that a new word?), and my husband says that if it is out there I'll find it.

As requested, here is a picture of the back of my bag. Just click on the image for a larger view.

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Oh what the heck I'll throw in a shot of the front too.

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I just started the bottom of the bag during my knitting group meeting yesterday morning. Another great lesson was learned, ie. I screwed up bigtime, but I'll save that lesson for my next post. I wish you the best of luck on your first colorwork project. Keep me posted :)

Happy Knitting,

Thursday, July 22, 2004


I have recently learned a lesson when buying yarn. Make sure you get enough!! I ordered some Schachenmayr Micro online. As I have posted before I am planning on knitting a tank top with it, but I'm really beginning to worry that I won't have enough. Unfortunately I don't have any way to get anymore. Sooooooo If I don't have enough, I'm up the creek. My friend Janette sent me some good links that help you estimate how many yards of yarn you need to make a sweater. They give estimates for different sweater sizes and different yarn weights. These links actually saved my butt on a recent yarn purchase! I figure that I can't be the only one that learns lessons the hard way, so I thought I should share them with you. 

Angel Hair Yarn Company
The Red Sweater
Yarn Xpress

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


The great rush to finish Christmas presents has begun. Why am I thinking about Christmas in July?. Well, I only have 158 days to finish all of my presents, and that isn't very much time when you factor in working full time. In case you didn't notice, I have put a countdown to Christmas over on the left. Eventually, I am going to put a list of all the people I am making presents for and scratch them off as they are completed.

The Fair Isle Bag is a gift for someone. I can't really disclose the name just in case they might read my blog. It's going to be hard to let go of it, but I know that it will be going to a good appreciative home. I'm having a hard time trying to decide what to make for people this year, and I'm debating on asking people what they want and forgoing the whole surprise thing. Losing the surprise is kind of a bummer, but I would hate to work really hard on something and it not be worn/used. It's so hard to guess what people want, and it's not like they can go to the store and make and exchange. Ya know what I mean?

My biggest concern is what to make for my sister. I would love to surprise her with something really cool that she will just love to pieces, but I can't really decide what that would be. That is why I'm thinking I should give her some options and let her decide what she wants. However, wouldn't that take all of the fun out of it? Any suggestions?

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Another Bag Update

Here is another update on my bag. I realized that I have been showing it upside down in all of the other images. The bag is knit starting at the top of one side, across the bottom, and back up the other side so this is the way it should be shown.

The striped part up at the top will be folded over for the strap to be threaded through. As you can see the green is showing up against the blue background. I'm really glad about that because I didn't feel like buying anymore yarn for this project. Here is a close up shot of the green.

Well there it is :) What do you think? Do you think the green shows up well enough? I only have about 13 more rows left on this chart, and I will start on the bottom! I'm moving on along slowly but surely.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Lorraine's Question

Lorraine wrote:

WOW! If you're fairly new at Fair Isle knitting, you're doing a FABULOUS job. I'd love to make a bag like it. Can you tell me where you got the pattern?

Thanks Lorraine!! Actually this is my first attempt at Fair Isle, and I am loving it to peices!! The pattern that I am using is from the Summer 2004 Interweave Knits Magazine. If it is no longer available in stores you can go to the Interweave website and order it. This issue also features an excellent article on the different ways to hold strands of yarn while knitting with two colors. I found it very informative. If you are totally new to Fair Isle check out the Philosper's Wool video or the Knitting In Color blog. They are both wonderful resources and were very helpful for me. Nanette from Knitting in Color has a book for sale that teaches Fair Isle techniques and all the profits go to pet rabbit rescue. I hope this info is helpful. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Knitting :)

Monday, July 12, 2004

Fair Isle Bag

I have not foresaken the Fair Isle Bag. I'm still working on it. I had a problem with the color of green that I was using, but I think that I have it taken care of. At first I was using Forest Green Heather but as I said it nearly disappeared into the Blue Mist. I went with a lighter green, Loden. After I got that taken care of, I ended up ripping out about ten rows after deciding that the yellow was way too bright in one section of the bag. I wasn't being a crazy perfectionist this time. Rob totally agreed with me. It was like the yellow just screamed LOOK AT ME!! and that was not what I was going for. Soooo Instead of using the Pastel Yellow, I am going to use Camel.

I casted on my Keyhole Tank Friday during my knitting group. I learned something from that experience. Never cast on while in the presence of good friends :) I couldn't stop chatting long enough to count past fifty stitches. I love love love getting together with those ladies. They are my only friends here. I tell them that they get a week's worth of my gibber jabber in a couple of hours. I don't know what I would do without them!

I don't have enough progress on either project to show, but I do have something else to bring for show and tell....

It's Hawkeye knitting! I was so excited when I saw it that I grabbed my camara and snapped a picture. I thought maybe you would get as much of a kick out of it as I did :) I'm not sure what he is working on. All I could tell was that he was knitting right handed with  a peachish color yarn, and he has a basket with several balls of yarn in his lap. He was doing a pretty good job too. He wasn't just pretending. I wish that I could have gotten a better picture.

Sunday, July 11, 2004


Just a quick update to let you know that I have added a few more links to my list (the link is on the side). I have also gone through and added where the pattern came from and whether it is Knit (K) or Crocheted (C). I was recently directed to another free pattern site so I have a feeling that I'll be adding a TON more patterns. At present I have over fifty links!! I can't believe how many free patterns there are out there. It is absolutely amazing. But no matter how many free links there are on the web, I still love buying books, magazines, leaflets, etc.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Summer Tops

Ok I have put all of my links in alphabetical order and attempted to make the link page look halfway decent. I still need to indicate beside the linkswhether the pattern is knit or crocheted and where it came from. I haven't checked them to make sure that they all work or not yet. The page will be updated as I find new patterns on the internet so keep checking back.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Quick Post Before Bed

Tonight I have been working on a links page for all of the free Summer top patterns that I have found on the internet over the years. There are quite a few links so this is taking some time. I hope to have the link page up and running by tomorrow night. Once I'm done with Summer tops, I am going to start on bikinis. That list will be considerably smaller. This will save you from having to do all the online searching that I have done for patterns. I'll keep updating the lists as I find new patterns. I've stared at this computer screen long enough. I'm going to bed. Good night :)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Adrienne Vittadini 2004 Spring Patterns

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This is what I am currently drooling over. Aren't they gorgeous! I especially love the black and white tank top. It is too sexy! There is no way in Haites that I could ever afford the yarn the patterns call for, but I bet I can find a substitute!

Monday, July 05, 2004


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Here is my progress pictures. You can click on the images to enlarge them. I am very unhappy with the green yarn that I am using. I don't think that it stands out enough against the blue. Unfortunately I couldn't find a lighter green at the store, so I'll probably have to order some online.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Friday, July 02, 2004

Cartoon Me

I saw the link to make a cartoon portrait of yourself on Wendy's blog, and  I thought it would be fun to try it. I showed mine to my husband, and he said, "Hey it's Anime You!" Actually, it does kinda look like me, freckles and all. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the site where you can make your own.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Great Link

The other day when I was getting ready to graft my shoulders on my tank, I did a google search for the kitchener stitch. I always forget how to do that darn thing. Anyways, I stumbled across a wonderful website called Knitting at Knoon Designs. This website has 21 videos for different knitting techniques, and they are all free. It also has some free patterns, and patterns for sale. Just thought I would share it with you. Enjoy!