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New Video O-Cee plus…The Winners Are…


Roseanne, Carol McNab and Joanne Smith!  Thanks everyone for participating!  I’ve emailed the winners and I’ll be mailing their Tangled Art out as soon as I hear back from them.  This was a lot of fun, I definitely should have more give-aways 🙂

I’ve put another video together, this one is demonstrating my tangle pattern O-Cee.  Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

I’d love it if you would subscribe to my channel and give a thumbs up – comments are always appreciated as well.  I’m trying to establish my channel in advance of my CZT seminar in June – I’d love to be able to point students to the channel to help them out after classes.

I hope your Holidays were Merry and the New Year brings you much Health, Happiness and Creativity.  My house was hit with the silly flu/thingermabob that was going around, be we still managed to enjoy ourselves.  I’m busy planning, tangling, doodling and knitting.  Work starts back up on Monday for me.  I’m hoping to keep up with my Tangle-a-Day Calendar as well – my plan is to take one tangle a day alphabetically from Tanglepatterns.com….but plans always change and evolve so who knows where that’s going to take me.  What are your plans?

Drive-By Fruiting


Or the quickest posting I can do – while laundering, binding off, packing and more laundering.  But one thing will be packed with me on the trip to Rhinebeck this weekend….

Hey Teach is done!  I think this is the fastest knit in the records of knitting – had I known it would be this fast, I would have finished it three weeks ago when I actually started it.  As it was, after having about 2 inches done on the back, I took this to group on Saturday, proceeded to add quite a bit to the back, finished it that night and just whipped through the fronts and sleeves.  I actually finished a sleeve on my fifteen minute break at work today – and I’m not spouting about my quickness as a knitter.  This pattern is easy, straightforward and super fast.  I did a few mods – a little longer in the breasticle area, and a little longer on the sleeves and I opted for the three buttons on the top instead of down the length of the button band.  I highly recommend this cute cardy!

And – ta da!  The winner of the 2000th comment contest is……….Turtle!  I’ll be gathering the goodies – maybe something from Rhinebeck if I can find what I’m looking for and getting that out to her next week. Thank you for all your comments and especially for reading!

Tomorrow is my Friday at work – and we are planning on leaving here tomorrow afternoon and heading upstate.  A nice little weekend getaway for us since Monday is our 24th Anniversary – I swear I don’t feel old enough to be married that long and I know I don’t act old enough, but it’s been the best 24 years and I can honestly say – He’s my favorite person.   Who else would consider going to a Sheep and Wool festival with his wife fun?

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Shop Update


I’ve made some different Stitchmarker sets……………

With a little something extra.  Now my sets will include a 7th marker with a Lobster Claw Clasp – perfect for marking that “right” side when you’re knitting garter stitch, or for marking your last decrease row – just attach the clasp right on to your knitting.  I’ve had a few requests for something like this and I figured it was about time to do something about it!!!  The sets are up in the etsy shop – and the best part is?   Same price as my 6 marker sets. 

A few more days left to submit your suggestion for the Contest – I love all the suggestions so far and I think I might have added quite a few patterns to my Ravelry Queue – thanks and keep them coming!



Acting upon some super secret information I was given yesterday…………the alarm was set for 6:30.  Plans were in place – arrive at 7, hope they give out tickets and then wait till 8am when the store opens.  All so that we can do this…

We were number 1 in line – followed by a few people – Target staff was well prepared – they came out quite a few times to hand out tickets, assuring us that there were plenty of Wii Fits to be had.  Mario Kart was also hot – but my youngest had given that to me for Mom’s day.  We also picked up Wii Ski – I made the mistake of not getting the Wii Fit when it came out and I’m not doing that again. 

Lemme tell you, the strength training on this is not for the obese of heart.  Yowza.  But my Wii Fit age is 48 – not too shabby since I’m going to be 46 and need to firm up, so to speak.  More like shore up.  The whole family has created their Mii’s, entered their information and we are set to get more active.  Right now we are having the most fun with the balance exercises – and looking forward to the hula hooping – but can’t find it – we’re guessing you have to earn it.  But I was so looking forward to bustin’ a move with that. 

It’s so stinkin hot (yes, stinkin) that it’s perfectly alright with me if we stay in the cool, airconditioned bedroom and get in our exercise and family time. 

I’ve started a little something new – this poor sea silk has been ripped so many times, I’m hoping it holds up..

Tilting Block pattern from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.  I’ve been eyeing the Storm Water Shawl on Ravelry, and while I was browsing through my BW books yesterday, I came across this Tilting Blocks pattern  which looks very similar to me. Not to take away from the pattern writer by any means, but I’m happy to use the resources I have in my many books to enable me to create something I like.   I’m not sure what edgings the actual pattern provides, but I preferred to not have  much in the way of an edging since I’m working with a 660 yard skein and I’m not sure how much mileage I’ll get out of it.  I’ve always wanted to put together a lace pattern from these books, and while this certainly wasn’t doing that in the least, I really had fun looking through and getting some ideas on what patterns would look nice paired with certain edgings.  I’ve often wondered how designers create such beautiful combinations of patterns – I can see a lot of patterns in these books that remind me of things I’ve made or have in my queue, but the designers always seem to add elements in a way that makes the design their own.  It was a nice way to spend the hot weather – sequestered in the bedroom, staying cool, getting some great ideas, working on a new project and watching the all day marathon of Deadliest Catch, with my very favorite narrator, Mr. Mike Rowe.  I can’t believe this season is ending on Tuesday already – I really love that show. 

I really appreciate all your comments on me being Grandma’d.  I come from a family that is not really that into my kind of hobbies.  So it makes the distance between us a little larger when someone says something like that.  It’s ok though – makes the work load a little easier on me now, being that my knitting to do list just became a wee bit shorter! 

This week brings some major cleaning in the Studio (s) and since I just bought a little AC unit for the spare room with the intention of putting it in my studio, I really don’t have much of an excuse not to get to it – the room I occupied before has got to be cleaned out once and for all, decisions have to be made on what to keep and what goes and things have to be put in their place or a place has to be made for it all.  I’d like to have it done by my birthday, which is rapidly approaching.  And birthdays are supposed to be fun – I’m thinking another contest may be in order.  Hmmmmmmm – stay tuned for details.