Thursday, September 29, 2005

Locks Of Love

First of all I just want to tell everyone thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! You all made me smile, and you have no clue how much that was needed right about now. Since I have let the cat out of the bag I can tell you my main motivation to take the plunge and chop of my locks. It is a wonderful charity called Locks Of Love. I donated a foot of my hair, and I feel really good about it. I didn't even cry when she cut it. Here's proof...

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See I'm all smiles :) My Grandmommy took me and was my support. Thank you for everything Grandmommy. You are awesome. She's been wanting me to do this for a while, and she's pretty happy with the end results. I will admit that I feel a little strange, and I miss my hair. That's nothing compared to the happiness I feel when I know it will help someone who doesn't have any :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Are You Sitting Down?

Many of you know me to look like this...

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In fact I have looked like this for the past few years. I have been dealing with some major issues and you know what women tend to do when they really need a pick me up.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Get Prepared!

Big Shocker Coming Soon To A Blog Near You

Monday, September 26, 2005

Show N Tell: Judy's Entry

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Today's Show N Tell is from one of the ladies in my knitting group. On the left is the Booga bag and on the right is the Every Day Cardigan. The Every Day Cardigan was knit in Peace Fleece but I'm not sure what the Booga bag is knit in. If I had to guess I would say that it is Noro. I didn't receive any more information on these two projects. I think they look wonderful though :)

I hate to admit this but that is the last Show N Tell that I have to offer.  I have really enjoyed Show N Tell, and I would love to get enough entries to keep it going for a long time. Any crafty endeavor is eligible. If you created, you can show it off here. All you have to do is email me at faerycrafty at gmail dot com with your entry.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Free Shawl and Wrap Links

  1. A.C. Moore Knitted Shawl With Beads (K)
  2. All Tangled Up's Kiri Shawl (K)
  3. Ashley Martineau's Garter Stitch Shawl (K)
  4. Aunty M's Stole (C) 
  5. Barbara Breiter's Kid Merino + Little Flowers Shawl (K)
  6. Berroco's Georgia Oversized Square Shawl (K)
  7. Berroco's Hasana Shawl (K)
  8. Berroco's Josephina Oversized Wrap (K)
  9. Berroco's Lilly Modern Geometric Wrap (K)
  10. Berroco's Marguritte Evening Wrap (K)
  11. Berroco's Michaela Spectacular Lace Shawl (K)
  12. Berroco's Patricia Shawl (C) 
  13. Berroco's Stevie Shawl with Sleeves (K)
  14. Berroco's Zeta Shawl (K)
  15. Bev's "Dishcloth" Shawl (K)
  16. C Devine's Rose Trellis Shawl (K)
  17. Kaleidoscope Shawl (C) 
  18.'s Lovely Lacy Shawl (K)
  19. Caron's Cozi Shawl (C)
  20. Caron's Ruffle Wrap (K) 
  21. Caron's Shoulder Shawl (K)
  22. Cat Bordhi's Swimming Jewels Stole (K)
  23. Catherine Lindsay's Lacy Shell Stole (C)
  24. Craftbits' Baby's Lacy Shawl (K)
  25. Craftown's Diamond Pattern Shawl (K)
  26. Craftown's Easy Knit Shawl (K)
  27. Craftown's Evening Shawl (C)
  28. Craftown's Everyday Shawl (C)
  29. Craftown's Fan Pattern Shawl (C) 
  30. Craftown's Shawl (K)
  31. Craftown's Shimmering Shawl (C) 
  32. Craft Yarn Council's Fall Shawl (C)
  33. Craft Yarn Council's Fall Shawl (K)
  34. Craft Yarn Council's Fringed Shawl (C)
  35. Craft Yarn Council's It's a Wrap (C)
  36. Craft Yarn Council's Summer Cover Up (C) 
  37. Crystal Palace's Fizz + Kid Merino Shawl (K)
  38. Crystal Palace's Party Ribbon + Splash Shrug (K) 
  39. Crystal Palace's Party Triangle Stole (K)
  40. Crystal Palace's Triangle Garter Stitch Shawl (K)
  41. Dainty Works' Katherine Queen of Stoles (C)
  42. Dainty Work's Peachtree Street Stole (C) 
  43. Dainty Work's Powder Puff Shawl (C)
  44. Danielle Schoonover's Cozy Lace Wrap (K)
  45. Darilyn Page's Basketweave Fiber Hug Shawl (K)
  46. Debb Wilcox's Papillion (Butterfly) Shawl (K)
  47. Debra Matz's Bell Pattern Shawl (K)
  48. Debra Matz's Rob Roy Triangular Shawl (K)
  49. Denise Powell's Watercolours Shawl (K)
  50. Dot Matthews' Bows and Arrows Stole (C)
  51. Dot Matthews' Pretty as a Peacock Stole (C)
  52. Emily Nelson's Solomon's Knot Shawl (C) 
  53. Emma Crew's Cobweb Shawl (K)
  54. Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual's Leeds Shawl (K)
  55. Flory Loughead's Shetland Shawl (K)
  56. Grace Stark's Wrapped in a Hug Stole (K)
  57. Gritty Knits' Scrap Wrap (K)
  58. Groovy Crochet's Easy Crochet Wrap Up Shawl (C)
  59. Groovy Crochet's Filigree Shawl (C)
  60. Groovy Crochet's Marigold Shawl (C)
  61. Groovy Crochet's Mexicana Shawl (C)
  62. Groovy Crochet's Tasseled Wrap Around Shawl (C)
  63. Heirloom Knitting's Bird's Eye Shawl (K)
  64. Heirloom Knitting's Daisies Shawl Pattern (K)
  65. Hello Yarn's A Brown Shawl (K)
  66. Janelle Schlossman's Light and Cozy Shawl (C) 
  67. Janice Pea's Drop Stitch Shawl (K)
  68. Janice Pea's Ruffle Stole/Scarf (K)
  69. Janice Pea's Simple Triangular Shawl (K)
  70. Janice Pea's Thrift Shop Shawl
  71. Jillian Moreno's Bob & Weave Wrap (K) 
  72. Jo Anne Tracy's Halcyon Shawl (C) 
  73. Joan Hamer's Big Snuggly Shawl (K)
  74. Judy Gibson's Simple Slant Shawl (K)
  75. Karen Connor's Lace Shawl (K)
  76. Kat Coyle's Leaves and Waves Shawl (K)
  77. Kelly. A Jackson's Just a Little Privacy Wrap (C) 
  78. Kelley Petkun's Dropped Stitch Shawl (K)
  79. Kelley Petkun's Red Hat Lady Shawl (K)
  80. Kim Huhta's Glam Ribbon Stole (K)
  81. Kika Robinson's Easiest Shawl Ever (C)
  82. Knit Picks' Drop-Stitch Twist Shawl (K) 
  83.'s Cover-up (K)
  84.'s Elegant Evening Wrap (K)
  85.'s Filet Mesh Shawl (C)
  86.'s Just Enough Lacey Shawl (C) 
  87.'s Lacey Evening Wrap (K)
  88.'s Light Lacey Shawl (C) 
  89.'s Light Wrap (K)
  90.'s Long and Open Shawl (C)
  91.'s Long Shawl (C)
  92.'s Long "V" Stitch Shawl (C) 
  93.'s Multi Colored Shawl (K)
  94.'s Stole (C)
  95.'s Trianular Shawl (C) 
  96. Knitty Gritty's Wrap it Up Liberty Shawl (K)
  97. Knottie By Nature Blue Jeans Shawl (C)
  98. Knottie By Nature's Spring Has Sprung Shawl (C) 
  99. L. Mathewson's Diagonal Stitch Shawl (C)
  100. Laurie Osborne's Wave and Shell Shawl (K)
  101. Lee Mathewson's Kerchief or Shawl (C) 
  102. Linda Benne's Baby Kid Mohair Shawl (K)
  103. Linda Clark's Candle Flame Shawl (K)
  104. Lynda Illingsworth's Tessa and Anna Shawls (K)
  105. Linda's Denim Shawl (K)
  106. Linda's Lacy Shawl (K)
  107. Linda's Old Shale Shawl (K)
  108. Linda Wish's Shrug-Shawl Bedjacket (K)
  109. Lion Brand's Trellis Triangle Knit Shawl (K)
  110. Liz Biven's Easy Shawl (M)
  111. Lizzi Jennings' Tri-aran-angle Shawl (K)
  112. Mango Moon's Wink Stole (K)
  113. Mani Di Fati's Ivory Shawl with Flowers (C) 
  114. Mantellina Shawl With Sleeves (K)
  115. Marnie MacLean's Flamenco Wrap (C) 
  116. Marie-Christine Mahe's Vegan Fox Stole (K)
  117. Marlo D. Cairns' Sweet February Shawl (C)
  118. Maureen Egen Emlet's Shells and Squares Shawl (C) 
  119. McCall's Crochet It! Lacy Summer Shawl (C)
  120.'s Fringed Stole (C)
  121. Melissa Leapman's Pink Scalloped Shawl (C) 
  122. Melissa Lim's Eve Fluffy Faux Fur Stole (K)
  123. Midnight Knitters' Seaweed Wrap (K)
  124. Minerva Yarns' Shoulderette (K)
  125. Moda Dea's Kickx Wrap (C) 
  126. Moda Dea's Stole (K)
  127. Moda Dea's Wrap (K)
  128. Mom's Shawl from The Knitting Fiend (K) 
  129. Nancy Valocik's Buttoned-Up Shawl (K)
  130. Nona's Tie One On Wrap (K)
  131. Orang Merajut's Green Stole (K)
  132. Peggy Pignato's Weaver's Wool Mini Shawl (K) 
  133. Polly Othwaite's Kiri Shawl (K)
  134. Rare Yarns' Wrap in Garter Stitch (K)
  135. Safiya Ali's Lacy Stole (C) 
  136. Sall Trefftsz's Raspberry Wrap (K)
  137. Sara Sharpe's Tinsel Garland Shawl (K)
  138. Sarah Bradberry's Comfort Shawl (K)
  139. Sarah Bradberry's Dishcloth Shawl (K)
  140. Sarah Bradberry's Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl (K)
  141. Sarah Bradberry's Shetland Shawl (K)
  142. Sarah Bradberry's Shoulder Shawl (K)
  143. Sensations Rainbow Boucle Wrap (K)
  144. Seraphina's Shawl (C) 
  145. Sivia Harding's Variation on a Frill Stole (K)
  146. Solutia's Homespun Shawl (K)
  147. Stasia's Koigu Kersti Shawl (K)
  148. Sue's Clove St Shawl by Betsy Baird (K)
  149. Susan C. Druding's Deco Ribbon and Splash Stole (K)
  150. Sue Morgan's Frilling Wrap (K)
  151. Terri Lee Royea's Garter Stitch Shawl (K)
  152. The Daily Knitters' Susan Shawl (K)
  153. The Yarnpath's Zen Garden Stole (K)
  154. Trish Bloom's Bloom Shawl (K)
  155. Two Sister's Vinatage Angora Stole Cape (K)
  156. V & A Fern Stitch Shawl (K)
  157. Vicki Harrelson's Scalloped Edge Shawl (C) 
  158. Yarn Market's Baby Loop Reversible Wrap (K) 
  159. Yarn Market's Mariposa Shawl (K) 
  160. Yarn Market's No Struggle "Shrugawl" (K)
  161. Yarn Market's Phoenix Shawl (K) 
  162. Yarn Market's Prism Shawl with Touch Me (K)
  163. Wendy Engstrom's Orenburg Style Shawl (K) 
  164. Wendy Wonnacott's Ella Shawl (K)
  165. Women's Weekly Heirloom Shawl (K)

I have no affiliation with the above sites and most likely have not
researched them beyond the page on which the pattern is located.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Shawls Shawls Shawls!!

I went shopping the other day with Grandmommy, and everywhere I looked there were shawls and wraps! There were so many different patterns and colors. I almost bought one and then nearly smacked myself. Helloooo I can knit one of these! Helloooo I have a beautiful blue one at home right now :) First things first, I will finish ChicKami and Butterfly, and then I think I'm going to myself a warm snuggly shawl. Yes I'm going to knit the Peacock Shawl, but first I want to knit something warm to take with me when I go to Virginia in January. Now I just need to find the right pattern, so I decided to revamp my Free Shawl Pattern list. I have already gone through the knit patterns, and now I'm starting on the crochet patterns. I figure this way I'll find exactly what I want, and maybe you'll find one you want too.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Here We Go Again!!!

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I can't believe this!! Another Catagory 5 hurricane!! If you are in the path of Rita, please for the love of God and all that is holy get out of the way. We have seen that these hurricanes are no joke and are to be taken very seriously. I'll be praying for you all.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bad Bad Blogger!

I have been a terrible blogger lately. Time really hasn't been on my side. I have managed to do some knitting but nothing really worth showing. Watching stockinette grow a few inches isn't exactly exciting stuff. I wanted to start working on Butterfly, but I don't have the time to get into anything complicated. Stockinette round and round and round is right up my alley at the moment. My husband is hopefully going to be off this coming Sunday, and I'm going to try and get him to take a picture of me with my pretty shawl :) Hopefully, I'll do it justice, and hopefully I'll get back to blogging more regularly soon. Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

All Work And No Play...

makes Stacie a very tired girl! I haven't been able to post much this week due to being worked to death at work (14 hours unloading freight) and coming home to study for the final test for my new job. Honestly I don't really have any business posting this right now. I have one day left to study before I do my one on one and they decide to hire me. However, I feel like I have a few wonderful reasons to take this break.

  2. My awesome wonderful husband was promoted today!!! He is now a Stage Check Pilot which looks GREAT  on a resume! We're getting there baby!
  3. I can't say who and I can't say how, but someone that has caused me a lot of stress for the past year and a half is no longer in my life. Although I would have remedied this pretty soon anyways, it's nice to have an early reprieve.

Ok back to the books! Pictures of my beauitimous shawl will be coming as soon as I get the chance to breathe! Please bare with me :)

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Ok I don't know how I'm going to calm down enough to blog about this. Ok breathe Stacie. You remember, in and out. Whew! Ok so you know about the Give A Little project that Margene and Susan are hosting. Ok I can do this... Well they give out prizes for people who donate money to the Red Cross. I donated money and some prizes, but I never expected to win anything. I usually don't win things. Remember how amazed I was when I won that sock yarn! Thanks Vicki if you're reading!

Tonight I got an email that knocked me on my butt!! I look in my inbox and I see "You are a winner". So I get all excited! I'm thinking oh boy some yarn or something neat like that! There are so many good prizes. Never in a million years did I expect to win THIS. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW I'M TYPING THIS. I CAN'T BELIEVE I HELD IT TOGETHER THIS LONG!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!! I emailed Susan and Margene first, and then I emailed Becky once I got her address. Let me just say that this entry is cool calm and collected compared to the emails that I sent them. Here's a little snip of one of them...

"OMG NO WAY!!! HOLY CRAP!!! NO WAY!! Sorry for yelling! I think I'm going to have a heart attack. I'm so serious! Holy mother of pearl!!!! omg! Ok ok what's my address!? Ummm oh ok yes!"

Gawd I'm such a nut. They probably think I'm crazy, but I couldn't help myself. At least they know I am appreciative! Hahaha! I can't wait to have it in my hands. I am so very lucky! I am so very amazed!! Thank you Becky!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Lacey Edged ChicKami

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Here is the beginnings of my version of ChicKami by Bonne Marie Burns. I started by finding a lace edging that I liked from Knitting On The Edge. Once I picked out the edging I wanted, I had to convert the pattern from knitting flat to knitting in the round. When you convert a pattern from flat to circular you basically reverse the directions on the WS row. So that means if the WS row says K2, P3, then you would P2, K3. Well the first row in this pattern is a WS row and you are supposed to Purl this row and every WS row, so I changed them all to Knit, super easy fix. Finally, I had to take out a K stitch on the end so that the whole thing would join properly.

Does any of this make any sense at all? I'm not always the best on explaining this kind of thing in writing. It's usually way easier for me to show someone. Why don't you all just come on down to Florida, and I'll show you. You wanted to go to Disney anyways right?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Knitting Neglect

My knitting is so neglected this week. I have actually managed some, but haven't managed any pictures of it. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it here. In the meantime go check out the new Fall Knitty. I really like this pattern. What do you think?

Have you seen the amount of money that has been raised by knitters!!? Let me just say that knitters ROCK!! I offered Nancy Bush's Knitting On The Road as a prize and a copy of the Fall 2004 Interweave Knits (out of print) along with a couple of Vogue Magazines. Anything I can do to help :) I wish that I could do more. I took a receipt of my donation to work today and they matched it! Yay!! If you want to donate, ask around to see if any of your friends or family have an employer that matches donations. Make your money spread as far as you can get it :) Have a great Thursday everyone! Knitting pics coming soon :)

*was originally blog neglect then I thought to myself. hey self you have been updating your blog just not your knitting. wrong choice of words haha!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Show N Tell: Jenn's Entry

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Thought I would give this another try. This is an afghan that I crocheted for my boyfriend, Travis, for his birthday. He didn't exactly get it on his birthday (in June) In fact, I still have it. :) But I'm finally finished doing everything I wanted to it. He loves it and was nagging me to get done with it and give it to him. I chose Green and White because green is his favorite color and I didn't like the idea of an all green afghan because I figured I would get bored fast with it. I can't remember what pattern I used. I just found a pattern that looked like I wanted and I used the pattern to get the first couple of rows done and then I just did the rest from those rows. I just looked at the pattern from my computer, I don't even remember if I saved it or not. But there are tons of patterns out there that are like this one that aren't hard to find. It's called something like a ripple afghan or something like that. I really wanted to get a picture of Travis wrapped up in the blanket one morning while he was still asleep while on a trip to my Grandparent's house. But I didn't even think about it until later. I can't remember how many skiens of yarn I used either sorry! I do remember that I used a size I crochet hook though.

Jenn of Shamrock Crafts

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Nick Update

My mom just told me that Nick called her today. So far in the two days he has been in New Orleans he has rescued 300 people. Unfortunately one person passed away while in his helicopter. He says it is so awful there. Ben is having a hard time without his Daddy, but at least he won't be gone for a year this time. Please keep Nick in your thoughts and prayers. He has seen a lot of terrible things for someone so young, and I worry about him. We are beyond proud of him and could not ask for a better brother, son, husband, father, and soldier. We love you Nick!!

Show N Tell Is Coming soon...

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Fun Ways To Donate

One of the blogs I read is having an auction for one of her paintings. She will be donating the proceeds to the Humane Society. She's a wonderful artist so go check her out.

You can also make a donation by buying the pattern for a pretty ribbed top here. She is donating the proceeds via a friend's 200% employer matching program.

Full Thread Ahead is selling Bear Kits and all profits are going to the Red Cross.

Little Knits is donating 100% of their net proceeds until September 8th.

If you know of any other places donating money, let me know.

Friday, September 02, 2005


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Please keep my brother Nick in your thoughts and prayers. He has been deployed to help with relief in Louisiana.  My sister-in-law was able to speak to him last night, and he told her that "New Orleans is worse than Iraq".  That statement was like a punch in the gut. She told me that alot of people he has been rescuing are disabled people in wheel chairs and very sick children and that it is making him so sad. I feel so bad for these poor people, and I wish that I could do more. I am so proud that I have a brother who is there helping them.

One of these days this blog will get back to knitting, but not just yet. I can't bring myself to blog about knitting at a time like this. Heck I can barely even knit. I think I have ripped out the same two rows twenty times already. I had to count my darn cast on six times because I kept losing count after about 30. Again please keep Nick in your thoughts and prayers as he helps to rescue the poor victims of this horrible catastrophe and don't forget to donate if you can. We have to stick together America :)

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Please Donate :)

My friend Janette and I were talking on the phone today about donating money towards hurricane relief. Janette made the point that if everyone in the US would just give just $5, millions and millions of dollars would be raised. I know times are hard and the gas prices are rising, but I'm sure that you could give up a few cups of coffee or a couple of 2 liters of soda and make at least a $5 donation. I for one am taking the money I was about to spend on some yarn I shouldn't have been buying in the first place and donating to both the Red Cross and the Humane Society. And for some incentive on donating check out I'm Knitting As Fast As I Can and Zeneedle. These wonderful ladies are giving away prizes to donators. So far they have raised over $4,000!! I know that number is going to rise higher and higher.


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