Friday, December 24, 2010

I beautiful gift.......

from a friend sooooo far away.
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Ravelry. Those of you who are, know, what a great Internet Web Site it is. I belong to several Groups, one of my Favorite is the Tausendschoen Group. We had a Knitted Sock Exchange for Christmas.
My package came from Britta in Bonn / Germany :0)
I opened my package today ! And I just absolutely love it !!!! The Socks are gorgeous and fit perfect. I also got some grrrrrreat German Chocolate ( nothing better then German chocolate ), soap, hand lotion, jewelry to sew on socks, and a really cute Good Luck Gnome :0)
Thank you sooooooo much Britta, I LOVE IT !!!!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I want to thank you guys for reading my Blog, commenting and just being out there and showing interest in what I do :0)
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and a very happy new Year !!!


Another Gift done.......

This is a pair of fingerless Mittens for my friend Elaine. We are Ohio State College Football Fans :0) I hope she likes them !!!

I made a second pair for my Etsy Shop, Let's see if there is any other OSU Fans out there ;0)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Just finished ........................

my Mail Carriers Christmas Present. I hope she likes them !!!! She is such a sweet Lady, I wanted to give her something special this year.
They were made with Fiber Optic Yarns : Foot Notes. Color: Sapphire Batik
The Pattern can be found on Ravelry , it is called Mitt Envy :0)

A pair for me :0)

It is sooooo cold , so I thought it was time to make me a pair of WARM socks. These are made with a double strand of scrap sock yarn. Oh, now my feet are nice and toasty :0)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Here is a pair I finished yesterday........

This is another Christmas Order !!! All done, maybe I have time to make me a pair

Didn't get any knitting done today.....

but I am ready for hungry Guests :0) It's not Christmas until there is bunches of German Christmas Cookies on the Table. Butterplaetzchen, Zimtsterne, Vanill Kipferl, Haselnuss Makronen and Buttertatzen, hmmmmmmmm.......

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

And since it is so nice outside..........

I need to take advantage of the sunshine. So here I am showing you a picture of a pair of Regia Cross Over Color, also in Nutkin. Have you already noticed ....??? This is one of my favorite pattern. This pair is a Christmas Order, and will be delivered soon :0)

After a long fight with my Computer.........

I am back on :0) If it wasn't for my super smart son, he is an absolute Genius with Computers. We had a major Virus, and had to buy a new Operating System to get it back up and running................I realized I am absolutely handicapped without this dumb thing !!!!! What did we do without it before.
Anyway I am back............... I opened a shop on Etsy a while back, it is going pretty good . A customer from Green Bay Wisconsin, asked me if I could knit her 11 pair of socks with yarn she had purchased a while back, in hopes to learn to knit herself.
Then I had a customer call me yesterday afternoon, wanting 10 pair of Fingerless Gloves............needles to say , I AM BUSY.
Here is a pair of " Nutkins" for my Customer in Green Bay, made from Crazy Monkey Creations Panda Toes

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hello everyone......

yes, I have been quiet. It has been a long 2 Weeks. The preparations for the Open House seemed to last forever. The Open House was a huge success. We had so many old and new Customers, it was a great Day. Now that is all behind me, and I can enjoy the Holiday Season. I opened up a shop at last week, and hope to be selling my projects there :0) This is a pair of Socks, i am getting ready to post in my shop. Let's see what happens .......................... :0)
Have a super week !!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just a few more finishing touches....

before Saturday. I can not believe this is it., our 10th Anniversary Christmas Open House.
This week I am concentrating on making all my light up Decoration. So far I have a very long Christmas Countdown Swag, and two Wreath :0)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kayla's Blanket is done....

My little Day Care girl's blanket is ready to be wrapped, and put under the tree. She loves soft blankets, so I know she will love this one. This is soooo soft and light like cotton balls .
Made from Filou yarn, color purple and Wuschel yarn from Schoppel in lime green.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Less then 2 Month till Christmas...............

That is so hard to believe. I have been knitting and crocheting Gifts for my Family and Friends :0)
Here is a Oscar the Grouch hat, for my sweet little Day Care Boy. He is adorable, and I know he will look sooooo cute in this hat :0)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Finally I can show you a picture again............

I finished another shawl. This will be a gift also, but I know the recipient doesn't read my Blog, she has no Computer :0)
It is the Multnomah Pattern, and I used approx. 120g Schachenmayr Micro Bamboo Spray. This is a super soft yarn, and it was very easy to knit.
Hope everyone has a nice and enjoyable weekend !

Friday, October 15, 2010

I am still alive............

yes, I am still here, and I am knitting my heart out. However I am not able to show you any pictures of my new items because...............they are Christmas Presents, and I don't want the Recipient see her or his Gift on my Blog :0)
I hope you guys are having as much fun creating presents for this wonderful Holiday !!! Have a greatl Weekend !!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

And one more.......

Another pair of Fingerless Gloves made with Regia Sock Yarn

But I also have some finished knitting projects....

I can show you.......... This is a pair of Socks made from hand died yarn from Zauberelfe. If you haven't worked with her yarn yet, I highly recommend it. It is so nice to work with ! I love these colors !!! Remind me of Halloween :0)

I finally did some sewing again.......

yes, you have guessed it. I am still getting ready for my Open House. My sewing projects have been on the back burner for quite some time now. I'm having way to much fun knitting :0)
But yesterday I thought I better get a little bit of sewing done........ here is the result

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A little Hat and Bootie Set.....

is going to be gifted to my Mail-carrier today. She is going to become a first time grandmother in November ..............................How exciting !!!!!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

And then I also made these.....

fingerless gloves. Despite the 94 degrees outside, I knitted several pair of fingerless Gloves during the week. I can only show these two, because the others will be gifted and I don't
want them to be seen :0)

Still Damp.........

but I just had to take a picture of it ! I realized today, I have only 6 weeks until my Christmas Open House, so now panic has set in. I was up til midnight, knitting this purse yesterday. This morning it was felted and I just added the handles :0)

Monday, September 20, 2010

I hope everyone had a great weekend......

Mine was absolutely wonderful. I went to a Woolfest in Yellow Springs Ohio. The weather was perfect, we had a great Time. Delicious Food, great Company and the yarn was to die for. Anyone should go to at least one of them once a year, to keep up with the newest Fibers and Pattern.
Sunday was knitting Day :0) My second Pimpelliese is growing. This one I am knitting with Fortissima by Schoeller & Stahl .

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I got a Package from Germany today.................

and ohhhhhh it was like Christmas. I made a trade with a very nice girl I meet through Ravelry. I couldn't believe it, when I opened the box......the yarn is so much more then what I expected. The colors are absolutely stunning ! I even got an extra Gift, a beautiful Sock Blocker made by her husband :0) Thank you sooooooo much Tina !!! Now I wish I had a few extra hands, to cast all this yarn on all at once :0)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Christmas is right around the corner........

I am knitting " mini Socks " for several Advent Calendars for my Christmas Open House :0) Since yesterday was such a beautiful day, I decided to take them out for a Photo shoot ........

Thursday, September 9, 2010

May I introduce............

my first " Pimpelliese" Shawl by Spinning Martha, Christine Ebers( Pattern available at Ravelry) made from Gruendl Yarn: Lisa Print. This scarf - like shawl is a triangle started at the tip, the lace border is worked together with the shawl. My lovely Modell is my sons girlfriend.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It has been awhile....

since I have posted, but I have been battling a very nasty sinus infection. Unfortunately I am still a little under the weather. We had a nice weekend at the camper, now back to work tomorrow. I didn't get nearly as much knitting done as I hoped for. But I can show you a picture of a very cute pair of Baby Booties I knitted. The pattern is from a Ravelry Member: krayzee. If you are a Member of Ravelry you should check out her sock and glove pattern she has up for purchase. I bought the sock pattern last week and am planning on trying it out soon :0) Have a wonderful week !!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

This is my first Sock made with.......

a beautiful skein from Zauberelfe. It is 100% Merinowool, super soft, and sooooo nice to knit with.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hello everyone......

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I dont know about you, but my weekends absolutely fly by :0)
I would like to show you my newest sock, made from Tausendschoen Yarn, called Ferienfieber. Another beautiful import from Germany. Pattern is called " Nutkin" , without a doubt one of my favorite Sock Pattern. These will also be sold at my Christmas Open House !

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And since it was so much fun......

I made another one ! Felting is really a bunch of fun !My next one will be red :0) These will be sold at my Christmas Open House in November !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh, I'm so proud of myself.........

I have been seeing so many pretty felted projects, I just had to try it !!!! I was very skeptic after the hat was knitted.........................when I took it out of the washer after the first wash I was a believer, after the second wash I was thrilled.............. WOW, THIS REALLY WORKS !!!! I AM HOOKED !!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

35 Quarts......

of Beans, was this weekends reason, why my knitting was once again on the back burner. My entire Saturday was spent on breaking and canning 1 Bushel of beans. But ohhhhh how good they will be this winter :0)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


8 quarts of Fiesta Salsa , 8 quarts and 12 pints of Tomatoes, I finally had a breather and finished this pair of socks :0)
Sock Facts:
Cast on: 64
Size :7-7 1/2
Yarn: Tofutsies
This pair is for a very good friend !

Monday, August 9, 2010

And this is .....

a Sunday afternoon project !!Besides stuffing myself with hamburgers, chicken, corn, slaw , cheesecake and brownies, a cookout with family was also very productive.............

And what a surprice........

when I got in Sunday morning, this was waiting for me on the kitchen table. Along with some German cooking mixes, gravy's and chocolate from my brother in Germany ( I love him to death )
The yarn is from Zauberelfe located in Germany. Absolutely beautiful !!! My next problem .......what to cast on first.

Hi everyone !!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and a good start into the new week.
We went camping over the weekend, and had a great time. I usually get a good bit of knitting done in my Lawn Chair :0)
I finished my STR Dixie Chick's.

Sock Facts:
Size 7-8
Cast on 60, knit4, pearl 1

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Cowl is done...

This turned out very nice, however I hope it will still be a while before I will have to wear this :0) I am ready for Fall, but not for Winter

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I LOVE IT ...............................

Even though I have unfinished project laying around everywhere, I had to cast this on. I am sure you ALL can relate to that :0)
Here it is so far, my STR Dixie Chick Sock
60 Stitches, Pattern k4,p1, these are definitely MINE !!!!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

And this one is mine..................

A beautiful Socks That Rock ~ Dixie Chick~ lightweight. I cant wait to cast it on !!