Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This past weekend was the annual
held at the
Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio.

From WEAVERS LOFT, I purchased MOYA
in color SUNSET
Cotton/ Rayon combination
1 skein of 260 yds. and a pattern to make a one skein sleeveless top.

At PER ARDUA FARM, Christy was knitting a felted bag on size 11 needles straight from the roving !! This looks like a fun idea, so I purchased these 4 hunks to try it myself.

Other popular booths were KNITTING NOTIONS

and the beautifully hand dyed yarn at


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Toy Competition

Here's the winner of last night's knitting guild
Toy Competition...

Thank you, LINDA !

P.S. My entry is the blue felted lamb on the right...

The toys are delivered to the local police department and children's hospitals.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


obi complete

I'm happy !!!

The only problem is that I would have liked it to be longer......

but not badly enough to rip and add to !!
Original pattern by Liz Tekus, owner of
in Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Day with LILY CHIN


Who doesn't love cables? Lily explained cables like I've never seen before. Using her hands, fingers, and descriptions of people that I will never forget.... I now understand cables !

Plus, she makes it so fun and entertaining.

Her NEW METHOD of charting makes it so much easier to understand and follow. You can visualize the way the knitting will look.

AND IT'S REVERSIBLE !!! It's amazing how she figures this stuff out....the secret is that it comes out reversible by doing RIBBING....

Now I'm ready to try to make her beautiful Reversible Cable Rib Shawl from Vogue Knitting Winter 1999/2000 and in the book "Vogue Knitting American Collection"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Isla Mujeres Mexico

I'm back from my fabulous vacation at
Isla Mujeres, Mexico -

a beautiful island 30 min. ferry ride from Cancun.

Portals to the Self: A Woman's Circle by the Sea

I stumbled across this small yarn shop.....

met the beautiful Cecilia and her

children on the beach

and visited the Mayan Women's Beading Collective.

Saturday, March 28, 2009



in Isla Mujeres, a tiny island off the Yucatan coast in Mexico for


I'm delivering beads to a group of Mayan women and their small beading collective.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Clapotis in progress

Gedifra California Color
How much?
8 skeins = 840.0 yards (768.1m)
Size 8 needles
Clapotis is the winner of the "What to make next?" question.
I'm using yarn from my stash !! What a great project.
Very fun to knit and
the online spreadsheets at
soulknitting.blogspot.com are extremely helpful.
Wish me luck !!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What to make next???

Inspired at my recent guild meeting.....what to make next??

REVONTULI Northern Lights Shawl
in Evilla 100% wool


the one and only CLAPOTIS with Crystal Palace Panda Silk DK


For those of you who know me, I can't wear wool, so the clapotis in the silk looks and feels the best. But the shape of the Revontuli is nice and covers up alot! Which is easier? Both have charts and neither one uses anything in my stash !!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Field Trip !!

I'm looking forward to visiting the following two places in nearby Canton, Ohio with my knitting friends

Kimono as Art Exhibit

Yarnia - Yarn Shop and Cafe

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Free Baby Blanket Pattern

I am making a baby blanket from one skein of

LION BRAND "POUND of LOVE" in color pastel green.
Here's an easy pattern for the baby blanket pictured here:
Size 8 needles, appox. 1 pound worsted weight yarn
Gauge: Doesn't matter
CAST ON 168 stitches
ROW 1: *K3, P3 repeat from* to end
ROW 2: same as row 1
Repeat these two rows once more then
ROW 1: *P3, K3, repeat from* to end
ROW 2: same as row 1
Repeat these 2 rows once more.
Continue working these two patterns until you have repeated them twice total (16 rows)
NEXT ROW: K3, P3, K3, P3, *K12, P12, repeat from*to last 12 stitches then
K3, P3, K3, P3
Repeat this row 5 more times then
NEXT ROW: P3, K3, P3, K3, *K12, P12, repeat from *to last 12 stitches then
P3, K3, P3, K3
Repeat this row 5 more times then repeat the first set of repeats 6 times (18 rows total).
NEXT PATTERN: P3, K3, P3, K3,*P12, K12 repeat from* to last 12 stitches then
P3, K3, P3, K3
Repeat this row 5 more times.
By now you should be able to see how the pattern is developing and
you should be able to continue with the pattern without more instructions.

NOTE: Finish off the blanket with 18 rows of the smaller squares as a border.

Saturday, February 07, 2009



The mission of Women4women-knitting4peace is to craft peace one simple stitch at a time by creating peace shawls for women and knit toys for children in areas of conflict around the world.

Founded in June, 2006, the group is now in 41 states and Canada.

Over 1,200 peace shawls have been created and sent to women in Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Guatemala, Sudan, Peru, Rwanda, and Haiti.

Shawls of any construction are welcome that somehow incorporate the number "3" which represent the creator of the Peace Shawl, the recipient, and the Divine Creator of all women. The number "3" also signifies the 3 major faiths - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim.

Each item is praised and blessed with a special (nondemoninational) prayer by the group before it is sent.

Participation is open to all, regardless of age, gender, or level of knitting or crocheting experience.

The first group formed in Ohio currently meets at the Beachwood Library. "These shawls are made with love, and each one is blessed upon completion" says Beachwood's "peace pod" leader, Iris November.

Free patterns for shawls and doll packets (with instructions and yarn) are available for your use.

Stash yarn is always welcome.
For more information contact Iris at lbrtyclub@aol.com

Sunday, February 01, 2009


Mobile Dentists and its Smile Programs is an innovative, on-site, school based, dental outreach provider.

Our mission is to bring state of the art, preventive dental care to those students in need in the most comfortable and effective way possible.

Many children sadly find themselves without easy and affordable access to necessary dental care. We use the latest technology in portable equipment, to provide all services directly at schools.

We set up in the classroom, auditorium, gym and transform it into a fully functional “dental office” for the day.

For those students without Medicaid or private insurance and lacking sufficient funds for a subsidized fee, Mobile Dentists provides generous grant-assistance.

for lack of resources.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Free Patterns from Rosie's Yarn Cellar

I came across an ad in my new Interweave magazine

for this unique shop in Philadelphia ......

New Free Pattern every month....
check out this free Noro hat pattern and more....

Thank you Rosie !!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thank you Secret Pal !!

Thank you secret pal for this terrific package !
2 skeins Knit Picks Felici color "Coastal" - my favorite colors !!
For socks.....soft and yummy
Interweave Magazine Winter 2008 - fireplace reading material
Knitting Noro book by Jane Ellison - my FAVORITE yarn
Best Buy gift card.....who knows what I'll find there....
and a soft cuddly pair of lamby slippers to wear while
knitting, reading, lounging...

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Is too early to start knitting for future grandchildren?

This pattern is just TOO CUTE !!!

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket


Thursday, January 01, 2009

Flower Patterns Blog Brought Back to Life

Many new free patterns and inspiration have been added to my blog:
Check it out and submit your patterns and photos !