Monday, December 25, 2006

Well received!

I just thought I would share the other presents I made for my niece and nephew. Of course I have to show them actually playing with them! Here's my nephew right after opening the lion I made. It's a small one as you can tell but rather cutes. I took a pix of his body, he's perched here on top of the couch. And then of course his face. it's a wild one with crazy hair. But oh so cute you just want to cuddle him!

I know I made the giraffe for my niece but I
also made the Fairy tales at your finger tips finger puppets from crochet me. I added a frog b/c what fairy tale doesn't have some poor guy who was cursed or something? The frog I copied off a pix from one of my amigurumi books. I have my niece really likes them here she is running around the house with them. She likes the "ribbet" one the best even with his lopsided eyes. The whole embroidery their eyes and mouths wasn't my best work. I hope I'll get better as I practice. Not that the kid minds she just loves them. I have to say my heart swelled when I saw her actually playing with them.
anyways I must go finish the HP sweater I'm making for my other nephew. I just hope he likes it. I'm thinking if I have time I may make him a stuffed frog or something. We'll see.

Sunday, December 24, 2006


For Christmas we drove all day Sat and arrived at my parents house around 5:30 or so. As a HUGE surprise to them when we came to the door. They knew nothing. (my sister was in on it) and they were so surprised. This pix is a posed pix b/c I forgot in all the excitement to take a pix of their faces when we rang the doorbell. At first it didn't register that we were there they just looked at us and then WOAH HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE??!!! It was so fun!

Today after church we went to the LYS that my sister teaches a few classes and shops regularly at. The lady who owns it also has lamas and she spins their wool and sells the yarn.. It's awesome. They are lovely aren't they? I wanted one of everything and I wasn't able to get that so reluctantly I left empty handed. I so wish I had something similar near me. I must still search! The lamas are sooo cute! I will now call them the kissing lamas here's a pix of jess being kissed by one. I guess if you hold your head down they come over and "kiss" it. Rather cute! I'm so happy I was able to come and visit. I must go spend time with the family. I also have to finish my nephew's Lion that I'm making him. I have to have it done by tomorrow morning. Yes I'm that much of a procrastinator.. Sigh... I'm off to right all wrong... er something like that.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

One day closer to Christmas.

Not that I needed to remind you how close it's getting to Christmas. I may however need to remind MYSELF how close it's getting I still have half a sweater for my nephew and another present for my niece and something for my nephew. I have finished this cute little giraffe what do you think? I don't think I stuffed his neck enough. He kinda hangs his head. LOL anyways what do you think? If you were say 2 would you like it? I followed a Japanese pattern book. I think I did rather well. esp for not being able to read a LICK of Japanese. Thankfully they have these wonderful diagrams and beautiful pix and charts to follow. I'm already thinking of the next one I'm going to make.... I love looking at the books.. Sigh...
tomorrow is cookie day... yippie. I love making cookies. I was thinking about making some snicker doodles... And sugar cookies. Of course some of the ginger snaps I made before and maybe some gingerbread men. YUMMY.. Most of them will be given away for "gifts" and then of course some will be sent in to school for the party. So not all of them will sit on my hips after the new year. LOL

Monday, December 11, 2006

Cold weather warm kitchen?

What is it about the cold weather that gets the baking urge going in me? Well have you ever been over to Farmgirl's blog? She always has some wonderful recipes and awesome pix... Anyways she has a recipe for ginger snaps over there and just HAD to try them b/c I love ginger snaps. They are AWESOME! Go a head try them. YUMMO! (she also had a post a couple of months ago with a pita bread recipe which is awesome too)
when I was done baking, I got to work on another one of my Christmas presents. It's for one of my nephews or my niece.. Shh don't tell them.. And Jess if they're around don't let them look LOL!! For inspiration I put in hello kitty that the beady picked out and got to work on this cute little amigurumi. It's going well so far. Yes I'm a super procrastinator. There's like 2 weeks till Christmas and I'm still working on the presents... ahh well you live and you learn right?

Friday, December 8, 2006

Flash your tree.

Ok soo I keep meaning to show my tree to everyone and I seriously thought I had and told some friends I had (Hi Katie and Megan!) and then they said wait a min where is it? LOL sorry about that guys!
so here it is...
there are all different ornaments. One for each Christmas that we've been a family (that we made) and also one for each Christmas year that the girls are alive.. It's pretty cool. There are a few others that we've been given and a couple of glass ornament sets. All notmatching... LOL I like it.. What does your tree look like leave me a comment and I'll come check it out! Go a head you know you wanna..
Flash your Tree!!

Thursday, December 7, 2006


send coffee and chocolate and we won't have a problem!

SO stupid! I totally feel like Homer over here. I finished the letter and I was getting ready to start on the neck when I actually started thinking. "um hey allena, do you think you should've left room for the arms?" DOH sooo I'm off to insert a needle and a thread to FROG over 3 inches.. so one word for you UGH!

Monday, December 4, 2006


If dogs are man's best friend, then are cat's woman's best friend? (I know it's supposed be diamonds.. But we'll forget that for now..) I give you a pix. It's of our cat Simba and as he's waiting at the window for the bub to get off the bus. It's pretty cute. He does it everyday. The bus lets her off right in front of our house so I open up the door and wait inside b/c it's now COLD! Last week it was 65 out and today it was 25! What a change. I'm just waiting for the snow. What is it about the colder weather that causes me to knit faster? Or is it that I'm doing smaller projects and getting done faster?
today has been a normal Monday. For the most part but everyone counting down to Christmas has kinda got me on edge.. But with the help of my trusty side kick the cappuccino machine and some syrup from Wally world and a grinder I've been able to just be calm... You may think a cuppa + countdown doesn't equal calm. But for me it does. I love love LOVE coffee! And about 5 years ago my DH got me a cappuccino maker and I don't use it all the time b/c it does take time to make them of the quality worth drinking. But I pulled it out the other day b/c I was craving some. It's fueling me and helping me to finish my Christmas projects.. Yes I did just get started. SUCH a procrastinator! I can't post tooo much of what I'm making b/c I have a few people who check out my blog that would ruin the surprise. But I hope that they like what I'm making. We're only getting gifts for the kiddos. I'm sure you can tell what I'm working on. Yup it's the HP sweater.. I'm switching the initial for the name of the recipient. The bub would like one in pink and purple.... LOL I guess I'll make her one to surprise her and then do the opposite colors for the beady. I think that they would really enjoy them. I don't know why sweaters freak me out I've been knitting for like 3 years now and I've made tons of baby sweaters for gifts. One would think that just b/c I'm knitting a child's size sweater I wouldn't be so nervous... hmm what is up with this knitting doubt? Am I alone at this? It could be from the fact that it's going to be a present. I've got to stop this crazy thinking.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tube Knitting ALERT!!!

Did you watch the Gilmore Girls on the new CW tonight?? they were knitting ALL over the place i'm soooo excited! must go finish watching tuesday night, my new fav show Veronica Mars is next. Just thought you'd like to know.....

Thursday, November 23, 2006


So last Wednesday for awana's the bub was supposed to dress up as a Indian (native American?) or a pilgrim. We really didn't have much of either. So we improvised. We found some pink moccasin like slippers and some feathers and leather strip/lacing. And there she is standing nicely. Not the best costume but still cute. so I thought it was an appropriate pix to start out today with

I don't know about you but as it gets colder I get moving more and more. I find my knitting and crochet goes faster and I finish more. (or maybe I'm picking smaller more faster projects) the season gets me to cooking and baking and canning can you tell what I was making the other day?
it's yummy and tangy and sweet. I love it. It's great on toast...I snapped a few pix that I thought I would share. The steam from everything is pretty neat. Look though the mist.. LOL
ok so I tried my hand at some apple butter. Though I didn't really follow one recipe I followed 2 or 3 different recipes so it's a little tangy. But that can be the result of the, apples I used along with the ingredients. But I still think it's good. I'm planning on using it for presents for teachers and co-workers for Christmas. So what are you guys thinking for making for Christmas presents. I've been researching easy "mass produced" type of gifts. I'm always up for ideas. I found this site that someone had mentioned making chocolates and putting them in origami boxes for gifts.. YUMMO! Of course b/c it's chocolate I may have problems giving it away. Well not that people wouldn't want it but that I would want it. *sigh*
well that's just one of my ideas... I'm always open for more. Share share! Well it's time for the Tday parade!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A pattern for you

Today was a rather crappy day for me today, so I thought I would share a pattern with ya'll. That should cheer someone up! I wrote it up for a sock knitting technique class I teach at my local Michaels. I was thinking that I wanted to teach how to knit socks but they don't sell sock yarn at Michaels so it just kinda hit me when I was walking down their isle and found the paton's classic wool why not knit big socks and then felt them for slipper/socks. This is a teaching pattern so it's written for the novice and may be really boring for you if you already know how to knit. It's how I knit my socks from the toe up using a short row heel and toe. Anyways I wanted to share it with ya'll. I also submitted it to the 2008 pattern a day calendar and it was accepted. whoo hoo I'm excited about it. I figured since it's just teaching a technique and all I would share it with everyone.. So ENJOY! Also if you make a pair or two LMK by leaving a comment and I'll come check it out.
**NOTE** Though this pattern teaches a technique, I did write this pattern and took the time to test it. Please do not sell this pattern as your own. You may sell the slippers you've made from this pattern as long as you say where you got the pattern from. And send any questions about them my way. or ullena at yahoo dot com
**also if you'd like this pattern to teach a sock knitting class I have it in PDF and can email it to you. Just drop me a line**

Toasty Tootsies
Toe up felted slipper socks
By Allena Williams
Basically these are just huge socks that may actually fit an ogre before felting. I created this pattern to teach the technique for toe up short row socks. Using worsted weight yarn and bigger needles, help to teach this technique. By using wool and felting them, you still have something wearable (and a lot of practice) when you are done.

k crochet hook
10.5 Knitting needles (set of 4 DPNs or circular needle 32 inches or larger)
Patons Classic 100% wool in any color you would like. Worsted Weight 200 grams.
Yarn needle.
Gauge 16 stitches = 4 inches before felting.
K knit
P purl
YF yarn forward
YB yarn back
W&T wrap and turn (directions in parenthesis in #3 and #4 for knit and purl respectively)
Provisional cast on use spare/scrap yarn of the same weight of the yarn you will be using for your project.. Using a crochet hook chain a few more chains then you need stitches. Then using your needles and your sock yarn knit into the bumps or the wrong side of the chain. (The right side has v shaped stitches.) This cast on is used so you can unzip, the crochet stitches placing the knitted stitches on a needle and work in the round with out seaming.

This pattern was written for a women's size 9 to adjust the cast on for your foot size here's an equation: Take the number of inches of your foot diameter (around the ball of your foot) divide it by the .6 , the number you get, multiply it, by the number of stitches per inch (from your gauge) that number (round up your number for an even number) divided in half equals your cast on..
For this pattern I used my foot, the diameter of my foot is 8.5, here's the equation worked out
8.5/.6 = 14.16666667
14.16666667 x 4 = 56.66666667 rounded up to 58
Half of 58 is 29

1. Using a provisional cast on, cast on 29 st. ( using a K crochet hook, chain 35 finish off by pulling the tail of the yarn through the last chain make a small knot or bow at the end of this side. Knit into 29 of the "bumps" or wrong side of the chain.)
2. Turn and Purl back across the 29 stitchesSt
3. Knit 28 st (to the last stitch or last unwrapped stitch) Wrap and Turn (YF and slip the stitch to the right needle and YB slip the 1st stitch to the left needle and turn. )
4 keeping the wrapped stitch on the right needle purl 27 sts (to the last stitch or last unwrapped stitch) Wrap and Turn the last stitch (YB slip the last stitch to the right needle YF slip the same stitch back to the left needle and turn. )
5 Continue in this manner (repeating the last two rows) until you have 8 wrapped stitches on each side (16 total wrapped stitches and 13 unwrapped stitches)
6 knit across the 13 unwrapped stitches and when you get to the 1st wrapped stitch slip to the right needle and with your left needle lift the wrap up onto the right needle fish out the stitch so it's in front (closest to the tip) of the wrap and then place both of them onto the left needle and knit together through the back loops. (this is done so there will be no holes in the toes) W&T the next stitch (there will now be 2 wraps on that stitch.
7 purl across 14 stitches. When you get to the 1st wrapped stitch slip it to the right needle and lift the wrap up on to the needle fish out the wrapped stitch (so it's in front of the wrap) and slip them both back to the left needle and then purl them together as you would normally purl. W&T the next stitch.(there are now 2 wraps on that stitch)
8 knit across until you get to the 1st wrapped stitch and then slip it to the right needle lift both of the wraps together on to the needle. Fish out the wrapped stitch (so it's in front of the wrap) place all 3 stitches on the left needle and then knit all 3 together through the back loops. W&T the next stitch.
9 Purl across until you get to the 1st wrapped stitch slip it to the right needle lift both wraps on to the needle, fish out the wrapped stitch (so it's in front of the wraps) place all 3 stitches on the left needle and purl all 3 together. W&T
10 continue rows 8 and 9 until there are no more wrapped stitches left. You now have a toe and it's time to unzip the other side of the to toe begin knitting the foot of your sock
To unzip the provisional cast on. Pull out the tied off end of the crochet chain. Very gently being to pull the chain stitches out. While you do this place the knitted stitches on to your needle.
Begin to knit in the round Pick up and knit though the back look 2 to 4 stitches between the two sides so that you can eliminate holes. Knit these picked up stitches 2 together on the next two rounds.
You should have 58 stitches total. Divided equally over the needles.
To make these slippers fit you the best measure the length of your foot from toe to heel. And multiply it by 1.69 (for the model sock that is 9 inches times 1.69 is 15.21 we'll round that up to 15 and ¼ inch. ) From that number subtract 4 (for the model sock 11.25)
This is the number of inches you need to knit for the length of your sock before starting the heel.
Once you reach the length you need, it's time to start the heel. It is worked similar to the toe with fewer wrapped stitches.
Working with 29 stitches
Row 1 knit 28 stitches W&T the next stitch
Row 2 purl 27 sts W&T the next stitch.
Row 3-14 Continue in the same manor as until you have 7 wrapped stitches on each side (14 total wrapped and 15 unwrapped stitches)
Row 15 knit 15 slip the wrapped stitch onto the right needle pick up the wrap put it on the right needle fish out the wrapped stitch knit them together through the back loop W&T the next stitch (there will be 2 wraps on this stitch)
Row 16 purl 16 slip the wrapped stitch to the right needle lift the wrap, fish out the wrapped stitch purl them both together W&T the next stitch (there are now 2 wraps on this stitch)
Row 17 knit across to the first wrapped stitch slip the double wrapped stitch to the right needle lift both the wraps and fish out the wrapped stitch knit all 3 together through the back loop. W&T
Row 18 Purl across to the first wrapped stitch slip it to the right needle lift both the wraps and fish out the wrapped stitch purl all 3 together. W&T
Repeat rows 17 and 18 until all the wrapped stitches are not wrapped anymore.
Pick up and knit through the back loop 2 to 4 stitches between the needles. Make sure you decrease them on the next 1-2 rows. You need to have 58 stitches when you are done with the decreases. Now you're working on the cuff. Knit for 3.5 to 4 inches depending on what you want. cast off
Felting the slippers.
This is a very easy process there is NO need to complicate it. Your new best friend is now your washing machine. It saves you hot and your hands from extreme hots and colds and you really don't want your whole house smelling like wet wool do you?
Some people like to use a zippered pillow case b/c they say it saves their washer from the fuzzies. The choice is yours to make. I throw in a few pairs of jeans for added agitation. If you're using a darker color make sure they're older pairs so if the color runs. Also CLEAN OUT those pockets!! What's in the wash will get felted into it. (no little papers are wanted in our slippers) Set the washer for the Hot cycle and add a little detergent and turn on your washer. Since this is the first time you're using this yarn you will want to check your slippers every 5 to 10 minutes to make sure they're felting. Once your slippers start to shrink you'll need to check them more often b/c you want to make sure they're the right size for your foot. You can always make them smaller to fit you. Once they're the right size wring them out. Get a towel and wrap them up in it to blot out the excess water. Try on your slippers, they're wet but you want them to be the shape of your foot. Then stuff them with plastic bags and set them up to let them dry it may take 1 to 2 days to dry completely. If you want you can sew on leather soles for traction or use some "puffy" or fabric paint and paint the bottoms. Enjoy!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Should I be annoyed?

I've been trying all week to upload these photos, and for some reason blogger wasn't working with me. I wanted to share with you the gifts I made for a friend. She's due any day now and Tuesday was her baby shower. I crochet'd the red hat and knit the purple and white booties and hat. The hat is cut off I was quickly taking pix as I was wrapping up the present to get going. I was running late (but what else is new?) The hat is a pattern my sister made up and she's going to submit it to the Pattern a Day calendar. I'm glad! It's cute pattern if you go to her blog and look at the pix of her daughter has one on.. Go a head check it out!
anyways so seeing that I can knit and crochet such cute little numbers for friends one would think that I would make the same type of things for my own children. (Which I have done and still do from time to time BTW)
So the question I have for you (if you chose to answer) Should a gal who's able to (or potentially able to) knit such fantastic things, be annoyed when people buy (perfectly cute BTW) knitted hats and things from a store for her children? It does make me wonder, why I get so annoyed though...Is it rational? Probably not but am I the only knitter who does that?

Friday, November 3, 2006

Slow I know!

Last weekend I got went to my grandma's to visit. Ok I know it's almost this weekend... I said I was slow about posting things. I kept meaning to to post it but I just haven't gotten around to it. A lot has been going on here, but we won't get into it. It was good to see her and also sad. She's now in a nursing home, she's having a hard time getting around and falling a lot. While we were there we helped my parents clean up her house a bit. While I was there I found her cook book! I'm so loving this. It's something I've wanted a long time. Just having all that wonderful knowledge at my fingertips. I'm sooo excited. so here's a close up of a recipe and why I'm loving it.. See all the notes! It's awesome not to mention all the hand written recipes shoved in there. It's awesome I've written a letter to my grandma thanking her for it so that she knows it is in a good home now and will be used a lot.
anyways just wanted to share my find! I'm off to get ready for work.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A parade at night?

Yup that's what we did Tues night. It was a Halloween parade. (pretty cold out there.) as you can tell the girls are all bundled up. But not before dressing up in their costumes. My dh said that no one dresses up but I asked if they wanted to b/c why just have the costumes for one night. They did so we got all dolled up. The bub is an Asian barbie princess and the beady is a unicorn.
I have a pix of the kids at the parade and a little pony to show that there really was a parade at night. I guess it's a tradition here in town. It was fun. There's one for Christmas too so I'm pumped. but I was surprise not one of the clowns or the floats gave out candy. A Halloween parade with out candy?? What's up with that? Well we had fun anyways.
I've also finished a baby hat that I needed to make for a gal I know who's expecting. I'll show you a pix later on. b/c I haven't taken one yet. So I hope you're staying warm and enjoying fall!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Where has the time gone? Well my dearest beady is now two! Can you believe it just 2 short years ago my DH was home from Iraq on R&R and I was in the hospital having a baby. Crazy how time flies. Here is is modeling the dress that my parents sent her for her b-day. It's cake cake as she would say. Strawberry shortcake for those of you who don't speak twosey she's happy. Wait a min what is that on her feet?
look a little closer. Heck I'll just give you a close up pix. Yup that's a pair of felted slippers. I wanted to see how paton's classic wool felted. It does very well in the washing machine. I'm working on a pattern for the class I'm teaching at my Michaels for how to knit (toe up) socks. We're using wool yarn and bigger needles so they can learn the technique and then felt out any problems they may have and also have a pair of wearable slippers. I'm working on a normal size now. (for myself that is) while I type up the pattern. Here's a pix of her putting on the slipper. And that WAS the last time that I saw the slippers I'm not sure where they are now. I'm sure if I hunted I'd find them but ya know.. Why would I do that while I'm blogging? Anyways just wanted to say Happy Birthday Beady!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


SO my friend Katie shared this sign that is up at a local store. She lives in Alaska. I've always wanted to go there! One day. Anyways Katie said the shop owner had a problem with kids running amok sooo she put up this sign and hasn't had a problem since. HILARIOUS! I just wanted to share it with ya'll

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Wedding in the Family?

My BIL is getting married at the end of Dec. His fiance is really sweet. I've only gotten to meet her once. But I did like her. So I think She will be a great addition to the family. With a wedding in the air it's making me look around for wedding stuff. I found a great site where you can order wedding invitations online I browsed some of the invitations and just loved them! If you order over 100 wedding invitations you get thank you notes! Makes me want to get married again. Anyways if you're interested here's the link.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Sock Sighting!

Before I start my Sock History for Socktoberfest. (I know I know I'm a little late) I wanted to share the scarf I made for my beginning crochet class. The fun fur one, a couple of posts ago, is for my advanced beginners class. I Calll this one the LTC scarf. (learn to crochet) what do you think? I'm pondering if I should enter it into the crochet pattern a day calendar for next year. Any comments are welcomed! Sorry the pix are a little dark. At least they look dark on my computer. I used a hunter green color of caron simply soft yarn.
I'm also working on a pair of wool socks to be shrunk for slipper for the beady. She likes the purple and I hope that it will work for me. We'll see soon enough. The ones on the needles in the pix are finished I'm working on the second sock/slipper now. Oh and AWESOME news. I got my socks back from my DH's friends house. WHOO HOO now I've just got to get done with what I'm working on now to finish the socks for myself. Ok now on to my Sock History
1 When did you start making socks? shortly after learning to knit, about 2 years ago now.
2 Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? Or in a class? I taught myself, using internet tutes and books
3 What was your first pair? they were to be a pair for a friend.
4 How have they "held up" over time? not so good I frogged them b/c they were being made out of rec yarn. And I started them again with different yarn here's a pix of the cuff of the frogged socks..
5 What would you have done differently? used different yarn and short row heel. I got stuck on the heel flap. So I switched yarns and to DPNs instead of 2 circs here's a pix of the finished 2nd sock. I understood the heel flap better with DPNs

6 What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? I really really like them all. esp if they're soft and I haven't been able to use a lot of yarn so I won't pick.
7 Do you like to crochet your socks? I have only tried once and it was for felting a pair it didn't work but I would like to try again for just regular socks.
8 Or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? I love to knit on DPNs with magic loop next 2 circs after that but I prefer DPNs all the time! They just seem more fun to me.
9 Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? Or short-row?) I know how to do the heel flap but I don't enjoy it. I LOVE short row heels and toes. Though I did find a new toe that looks like a start that I've been dying to try! On my next pair.
10 How many pairs have you made? um **blush** under 10. I just have tons of stuff that I'm working on and socks get put aside but I collect sock yarn. I plan on doing more socks now!

so that's my sock history. Not too interesting though. Sorry about that. Anyways I'm off to finish my slipper socks for the beady.
anyways have a wonderful day.

Sunday, October 8, 2006

4 days and 20 hours?

I have to admit I love to play the PC game Warcraft! I think my lil bro got one of the games when I was in high school and we played it forever. I remember staying up late at night playing the game.
The newer game World of Warcraft is also fun. I don't get to play as much as I was younger with having 2 kids and having to work and all but I did find this site rather fun! I poked around it for a while. I think I may be playing the game more often now that I've found all this info for it. It's a newer site with World of Warcraft news, tips, secrets,links, you name it! I found a link to a player who'd made it from level 1 to 60 in 4 days 20 hours. What a record! Over all the site is really informative and has some great links and blog posts. If you're a fan of the game Go check it out and LMK what you think!

Saturday, October 7, 2006

How to hurt your back

So this past week I've been busy. On Tuesday I decided to paint my kitchen. We had the paint down in the basement so why not right? I'd picked out the color when we first moved in and then hadn't give it much thought. As I was painting it I was loving it and now every time I walk into the kitchen I LOVE IT! It's crazy how a color can just change your mood! I started this venture on Tuesday and only painted 2 of the 4 walls in our kitchen. I didn't paint anything on Wednesday b/c that is our busiest day. So Thurs I was going to finish but to get ready for the rest of the kitchen I first had to do some re-arranging. To start I was going to move some of my craft supplies upstairs to my bedroom but to make a place for them, I needed to re-arrange my bedroom. So as I was doing that I hurt my back. And I wasn't able to finish painting the kitchen, or re-arranging the guest room. I did however finish our bedroom (for the most part) But I am also angry at myself for not listening to my body. And not lifting with my legs... Well you know I'll be listening next time that's for sure.
Look, I made a scarf, and I'm working on another one too. They're for my Crochet classes at Michaels. I was un-willing on line with Wendy. I "met" her after posting about my classes the other day. She also teaches crochet and knitting at her Michaels. And we got to talking b/c Michaels doesn't tell you what you have to teach etc. So we were talking about how it is hard to come up with exactly how to teach. So after talking with her I decided to change my classes for Oct and Nov to making scarves. Wendy changes here's monthly. I'd never even thought of that! So smart! So it got me thinking with the colder weather coming up what do you need? Now I don't like fun fur but many people who come to my classes to and they want to know how to make scarves... sooo the purple fuzzy scarf on the left is the result of that... It's a curly q/squiggly scarf I adapted the pattern I found here. I used totally different yarn than they asked for and a different hook and I added about 50 more stitches. And I'm pondering if I should've made it wider.. It's a simple pattern so it was easy to adj to what I wanted. I'm also working on another scarf that I'm making up. I wanted to make them to show at Michaels for people to look at. I think for Dec and Jan we'll be making hats. What do you think? What did you like when you learned how to knit or crochet? I'm always looking for ideas to improve so leave a comment LMK. Thank you I'd appreciate it.
anyways that's what my week was like. Crazy yet not so. It's getting colder here. We actually turned the heat on. how about where you live?