Thursday, March 30, 2006


Well, it looks like Spring is finally here! Lookit at all my pretty flowers! My favorite are the snow iris.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Yarn Balls of all sizes!

Phew...I sure hope they are close enough in size to do the basket without much splicing. The purple was my first attempt. Got much better with the pink. For that one, I started the first ball from the inside of the skein, pulling it out and rolling it into a ball. When I thought I was half done, I started another ball and pulled it off the outside of the skien and kept compairing the sizes of the two balls. That method seemed to work better for me!

Two More...Done

Two more Easter Baskets are felted...two more to knit! I just finished rolling the yarn into balls. Man that's a pain...rolling one skein into two equal size balls! Let's just say they aren't quite equal! I better get a better technique before I try to do socks from one ball!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Stupid Cat!

Well, lookie where AC got herself! No wonder we call her Adventure Cat! Actually this is one of her favortie places to hang out...yup, on the old garage roof!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Easter Baskets, Easter Baskets & More Easter Baskets

You know I had the bright idea to make Easter baskets for everyone. Well here are the first two....still drying on their coffee can forms! The third is being bound off and only needs the handle...then three more to go! :) Yes, the number increased to six instead of four.

Monday, March 20, 2006

First Day of Spring

Well, you certainally couldn't tell by the weather OR the temperature! Today's high...34 degrees! And with yesterday's snow...well, it was down right UNspring like! Most of the snow did manage to melt I ventured out to see the spring flowers... And these pictures are what I found. I think they need some more sunshine and a lot more warm weather! The poor robins...our ground is still frozen, except for driveways and berms of the roads. The other spring birds are back in full force...eating feeder after feeder full of seeds.

Back from Lancaster

Phew, what a weekend... A friend and I spent the weekend in Lancaster County. We had lots to see and do and eat and buy...we had a great time! Here are a few pictures I took over the weekend. I managed to *loose* the camera in the trunk so I didn't get any really interesting pictures.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My New Bathroom...

All done! I started yesterday morning by taking down all the old decorations and towel rack and shower cutrains and rods. Then I washed down the walls...and repainted the ceiling. Then it was off to my MIL's house for tea and to borrow a paintbursh for the corners. I was finished before noon. Did some touch ups after supper and then hung up the new decorations before bedtime. I think I really like it!

Felted Baskets for Easter

As you know, I made a Nuntasket basket for my SIL's birthday. Well, *someone* had a bright idea to make them for everyone for's the second one...only four more to go. And the rest use much more Easter-like colors! This one is for my sister...and she has a very boring color scheme. I'm using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, so there are lots of pretty color choices. So far my favorite combo is Violet and Hyacinth...although the Cherry Blossom is lucious looking!

Weekend Getaway Scatchel

Well, I've been working and procrastinating on th is project. I knitted it up quickly and felted it quickly...then became overpowered by the thought of trimming it and intimitated by sewing it together. off to a friend's house for breakfast AND a healthy dose of moral support. Five hours later (and after much BSing) I have it sewen together. I still have to sew in the frame and do the straps...but I need buckles and that means a trip to Pittsburgh or another internet order! :)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Nantasket Basket update

Knitting is finished, felting is finished...just drying it out. Unfelted version on the bottom, felted is on the top. This is a birthday present for my sil. But I like them so much, I think everyone is getting them for Easter! Lord knows I have enough wool stash to make them! :) I did have some problems when binding off the handle, it just didn't join smoothly. I took a close-up pic of that, I'm going to try hand felting that join today in the sink. Hoepfully it will felt better and I can trim off some of the bulk. Right now you can still see a lot of the stitch definition...and I'm afraid it'll unravel if I trim it. Today I'm making tons of bath stuff for my craft show in two weeks. I just ran out of buttermilk we're going to the store, as soon as the babysitting kid's show is over. Never a dull moment in this house! :)

Friday, March 03, 2006


Here's PART of my stash...this is the part my husband knows about! I have two boxes under the headboard of our bed and two Longaberger baskets full in the living room -- those have lids on so he doesn't know what is actually *in* them!

New projects for March

Here they March projects...

The blue one is the Nantasket basket pattern from is for my sister-in-laws birthday at the end of the momth. And the purple thing is the back of a vest...for a friend's May brithday. There just is something about *needing* to have more than one project going at once...or is it just me???

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

the straps

Straps are finished...heading to the washing machine soon!