Wednesday, December 15, 2010


If you're into browsing some wonderful blogs and entering for some very nice giveaways, you just HAVE to check this.  There are 3 different categories and just so many new and creative places to visit.  I've had a LOT of fun with this.  The deadline to enter them is December 17th!!  

I'm hoping to be one of the lucky winners!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The 1st "Sticking Kind"

It SNOWED!!!  And are we excited - but it is also unbelievably windy!  I'm not sure how long we'll be able to stand the elements until we have to come in for some hot chocolate!

The boys shoveled sidewalks and the driveway.  Salt was strewn to aid in the melting process.  Snow angels were formed, along with a miniature snowman.  You should have seen how cute the baby carrot was for the nose.  I know you're saying, well take a picture!  Why yes, of course, how simple - IF the batteries had been charged - hmph.  And YES, sledding was involved.  So we did indeed brave the elements and ended our snow adventures with some much needed hot chocolate.

I was also able to cast on a new fingerless mitten today and I am hoping to finish up some other projects that need to be under the tree - this year!  Smile...

More hot chocolate please.

Wishing you a peaceful day this Advent Season.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It's all about the jewels...

Jewel-tone yarn that is!  I finally made myself a pair of fingerless mittens.  I was on a "yarn crawl" this summer and visited 3 LYS for the day.  Each shop had goodies they were giving away and patterns to take home.  One shop even gave out local Ted Drewe's ice cream - yummy!

So I found this pattern on the back of the yarn band of Artful Yarns Vineyard.  The pattern just uses the one skein - love it!  They worked up very quickly on size 8 & 9 needles.  They were knitted flat and seamed up the side. 

The colors are absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait until the weather cools off enough to wear them!  I just might have to make another pair - hmm.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hellooooo August

It is absolutely HOT outside!!  
So instead of heading outdoors today, the hubby brought the outdoors in to us!  Just look at these...

We planted LOTS of sunflower seeds this year and are really enjoying them.  We tried different varieties too.  Am so glad we did because it's amazing how different each sunflower variety can be.  

This is how we are tolerating the heat today - I can handle it.  Aahhhh...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What's on your table right now?

This is what I found on mine...

Now where did my yarn go Spidey?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Enjoying the view - chairside!

I am truly enjoying skipping around blogland lately.  It has been soooo hot in our part of the country and even a cold glass of lemonade outside in the pool doesn't even keep you cool enough.  So indoors we go for a bit of some creative endeavors; both online and off.

Such inspiring and creative creatures out there!  I am always amazed to see how talented people are.  The creativity found on the internet is endless - like an ocean of ideas waiting to be viewed and admired by readers far and near; truly sometimes closer than we know.  I hope you too are enjoying the hops, skips and jumps around the creative world of blogging.  

Keeping cool and I'm loving the creative view!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Market Bag multicolor

Found this fun pattern in a book called Aware Knits!  Lots of great ideas in this book.  This is actually the second market bag I made.  The first one is very earthy - this one is crocheted in purples, blues, greens, tans.  I am going to use it tomorrow for the grand opening at our local farmers' market!  Can't wait.  I'm bringing both bags to fill up with fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies.

I learned to cable!

Another great find in AwareKnits book.  This is how I learned how to cable!  The picture DOES NOT do the colors of this beautiful washcloth justice!  The colors are like staring at the ocean.  Don't know what happened with this photo

T-Rex Knitting Fun

This little number was for my youngest son who is obsessed with dinosaurs.  He's already told me he is going to be a paleontologist when he grows up and marry Kaitlyn.  (Mind you he just graduated from Kindergarten.)  But at least he knows where he's going, right?  This really was a fun project to do.  My sister and mom gifted me the pattern, along with other types of dinosaurs, BUT of course, T-Rex is his favorite.  I also made a small dinosaur blanket for his birthday, which he loves.  The material even has the dinosaur name printed below the image of each one - pretty cool!


This was originally going to be an African Violet potholder, BUT somewhere along the way I messed up.  SO this became several african violets that I crocheted together to form a ring around a central african violet with crocheted edging on it.  Turned out to be quite an interesting centerpiece I must say.  There's some really nice work out there on Flickr - crocheted African Violets.

Bring on Spring - the Crochet Way

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Summer Granny Square Cushion Cover


I have yet to finish these two pillow covers, but thought I'd at least post the crochet side!  I was inspired by Attic24's website.  I wanted to use earthy fall colors for these pillows.  I really like how the flower granny square one turned out - that would be the picture on the top.  I will post the finished project as soon as I can!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tee Time

This was a fun crochet project.  My son's school holds a fundraiser each year.  Each homeroom has a themed basket that they have to fill and it becomes part of the fundraising event.  His homeroom's theme is - you guessed it - golf!!!  So I soon discovered this pattern online and had a lot of fun making these golf club covers.  You can find the pattern on Ravelry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fun is all in how you wear it!

So my youngest son wanted a hat all his own - not like big brother's.  Oh no!  Had to be unique and all his own.  He didn't want a hat with ear flaps - too silly in his opinion.  BUT imagine the hat he picks - one with not only one pom pom on top, but 2!  So silly is all in the eye of the beholder - the fun is all in how you wear it, right?  So the pattern was found in Morehouse Farm Knits book.  There's some really neat projects to take on in this book.  I had a lot of fun making this hat and it went quickly with the thicker Wool-Ease yarn.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Manly Slip-Stitch Hat

Manly Slip-Stitch Hat
Originally uploaded by The Knitted Lamb
Found this pattern in Lion Brand Yarn Just Hats book. I used Fisherman's Wool in two different colors and I think it really turned out nice. My oldest son loves it and gets lots of compliments from his friends.  I think there may be more in the making - oh darn.  :0)  I guess I'll just have to make more...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Christmas Set

I'm so happy to have finished this cute Christmas Set from Susan B. Anderson's new book, Itty Bitty Toys.  I had a lot of fun knitting these Christmas goodies.  I left my bag unstuffed though so that I can use it on St. Nick's Day and for stuffing with candy canes.

I know it's January 2nd, brand new year, BUT I finished this and feel great it is done for next Christmas.  Another project that didn't make it to WIP-ville!

Happy New Year

Friday, January 1, 2010

I'm in Love with Birdies...and my family is too!

Crocheting has been such a fun adventure lately!  I just wish I had more time.  I crocheted this adorable robin birdie for my grandmother for Christmas.  Her favorite bird is the robin and this is my crafty version for her to admire.  My youngest son fell in love with him too, so needless to say there's another robin in the making.  I guess it's not a hard request to fill either.  I love crocheting these birdies.
This little cutie was made out of an abandoned WIP crocheted bag bottom I had started.  So glad I found the abandoned bag because I am enjoying this birdie very much.  He is hanging from a Christmas wreath above the mantel right now, looking very festive.  For the pattern you just have to check out Attic24's blog.