Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What's On YOUR Needles????

As I have mentioned before, I have SO many projects that I want to make, but am trying hard to finish up the projects I have started before I start TOO many new ones. Right now I have several that I am working on:

The first is my second attempt at a dishcloth. The first cloth I did, I used too large a needle, so it is very loose. Still cleans a mean dish, but I went down a size for this one and will see how that comes out. This one is about half way done




This is my first attempt at a sock. I started this in June and barely have enough to keep my toes warm at this point. I hope to wear them before I am 50. At 2 or 3 rows every 3 or 4 weeks, that should be just about right....... (I'm 45 now)




This is the first of a pair of Fiber Trend Felted Clogs that I am trying. It is by far the most complicated pattern I have attempted and has required tremendous concentration on my part. (I have even been seen counting out loud the stitches I have been knitting). Anyways, I messed up a row and had to FROG it (which, for you non-knitters means to Rip-it; Rip-it; Rip-it)
But I am not a quitter, and plan to start again this afternoon.







On the needles to the left is a Fling Bag made from Noro Kureyon. I have only the one side of the strap and the tab left to knit and it will be ready to felt. Hope to do that this weekend when I head to Galena with some friends.








Hot out of the oven is this batch of Monster Cookies. These are my favorite cookies to make (note the M&M's of course). I have even been known to refer to them as breakfast food because of the high oatmeal and peanut butter content!! (No flour at all!!) These cookies are going in a box and heading off to Ames Iowa to my son Aaron who is a sophmore at Iowa State. (well, most of these cookies are going.......)


And now to introduce my daughter, Kirstin. Here she is (on the right) with her cousin, Sarah (on the left) on a recent trip to Vertical Endeavors in St. Paul Minnesota. Too bad we don't have any mountains here in Iowa to practice her rock climbing skills!! Kirstin is a senior this year and READY to head to college!











Here is another picture of Kirstin (on the left this time) with Aliya, a University of Northern Iowa student from Mongolia, who is living with us for the year. (She lived with us half of last year as well).




Of course I am saving the best for my next post when I introduce you to my wonderful hubby...

Until next time.....

6 comments:

AR said...

Cool post. Your son is lucky to get those delicious looking cookies. Your daughter is a doll. Keep crankin' away at that sock, it'll pay off when you have toasty toes! I want to try that clog pattern, but I think it's time for me to sit down and make a list of what projects I have to finish before starting any new ones!

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Deborah said...

I'm impressed that you can actually find all of your OTNs! I think I hide them to subconsciously eliminate guilt...

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I vote that you finish that sock that you have started. It's going to induct you into the sock-addicts group. :-)

ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

I love the colors in your fling bag. It will be so nice when felted!

Caroline said...

Hey Lady!!! What a great blog site/area/thing ... whatever it's called. It's fun to read and see the piks. Beautiful woman, awesome purses, good lookin' kids, groovy friends, ... oh, I guess you haven't included your groovy friends yet ...