Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Years Toe-up Socks

Here is my latest sock pattern. I named this pattern "New Years Socks" because they are the last ones that I will create this year. I made these socks out of Wildfoote Sock Yarn that I purchased at Fabrications. It was very nice yarn to work with!
Here is the link to the pattern

It's been a long, long time since I posted on my blog.
The puppy (Muffy) keeps me busy, and she doesn't like it if I'm on the computer too long. LOL
She rules the roost around here!

I want to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
And remember to
for HE IS the REASON for the SEASON!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Painting and Spinning...never a dull moment!

Just a couple class projects that we did in my watercolor class.
The gals all did really great.

Last night was supposed to be our last class, but we didn't get
completed, so we will have a final class next week.
What a great class!

I've been doing some spinning also.

This will be sock yarn. I love the color. :)
I can just see it made into socks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Muffy is sure growing. We are enjoying her so much.

The last picture was taken this morning.
She is 12 weeks old now.

I am going to spin today. I have some periwinkle roving that I'm spinning into sock yarn.
The weather is icky, so it's a good day to be inside.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Puppies and Socks

I finished another sock pattern last week.
I named these "Autumns Harvest".
It is an easy pattern to memorize, and I really
like the way the socks turned out.

I will use this pattern over and over, as I really like
the way they turned out.
I LOVE my handmade socks!! about the puppy........

So, Muffy has decided to hold up the other ear
and let the one that she was holding up flop down. LOL
Gotta love the look!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Heeeeerrrrreeeeee'ssss Muffy!

We have a new baby Yorkie at our house.
We've missed our Sassy soooooo much, so couldn't resist when
this little girl became available.

This is Muffy....taken when she was 3 weeks old.

Here she is at 7 weeks. She weighed in at 1 1/3 lb on the day I got her
at 6 1/2 weeks.

Here she is at 8 weeks. She decided to hold her ears up for a couple
of days, and then got tired of that look and let them droop again. LOL

Here she is at 9 1/2 weeks (taken yesterday)
She's trying a new look with the ears. *ggg*
She weighed in at almost 2 lb today!
She's getting BIG. *grins*

Our 110 - 120 lb yellow lab is scared of her!
She's a bully. LOL

Well, this is it for me for today.
Hopefully I can start being more faithful here again.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Waffle Stitch Toe Up Sock pattern

I finished another pair of socks the other day.
I named them "Another Waffle Stitch Toe Up Socks".
I used Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn in the color 'Symphony' for these socks,
which I purchased here at FABRICATIONS, our local fabric/yarn shop.
The pattern can be found here:

This is the pattern I will be using when I teach the sock class this winter.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm FINALLY back!

Our grandson got married on the 22nd of July.
The entire month of July we had company so I wasn't
doing a lot of knitting. I LOVED having my kids home so I'm definitely not complaining!
I sure miss my Mandi now that she's gone. She was here with us for 3 weeks.
What a good kid she is!

BUT.....last night I finished a pair of socks that I started after
everyone left. These socks are made with either 3 or 4 balls of scrap
yarn. What a GREAT way to use up leftovers. And a challenge to
get colors to coordinate and all. I really like these socks!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Painting for tonight's class

I have spent the day today preparing for tonight's watercolor class. This is what we will do least for those who want to do it. :) This was a fun painting to do.

I've been MIA lately. It's been really busy around here, but after next week it should slow down for me.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wavy Lace Rib Toe-Up Socks

This is my latest sock pattern. I named it "Wavy Lace Rib" and the pattern can be found here.
This is a very easy pattern to do, and easy to memorize. I love this pattern. I will for sure make this pattern again!
I used Cascade Fixation yarn for these socks.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mountain Laurel Toe Up Socks

I finished another pair of socks today. I named them "Mountain Laurel Toe Up Socks".
You can find the pattern here.
I really like these socks. The yarn is Debra Norville and it's very, very soft!!
I like the pattern also as it's very easy to memorize.
I had fun writing up this pattern.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Each of these watercolors is on approx 7" x 11" of 300 lb watercolor paper.
It's been fun painting again! :)
They are ready to be mounted and framed.

I am also working on another pair of socks. I will have them finished and the pattern up and ready in a few days.

It's a gloomy, rainy day here. I think I'll go knit for awhile. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Shells and Eyelets Toe-up socks

I finished these socks this past week.
They are my Shells and Eyelets Toe-up Socks
and the pattern can be found here.
I am working on another new sock pattern now.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Twisted Rib Stitch Toe Up Socks

It's been over a month since I last posted to my blog.
Losing Sassy was hard, but we are healing. I sure do miss that little girl, though. The house is awfully lonely without her following me around and watching over me. :)

I finished these socks the end of March, but didn't get them photographed or the pattern written out until now. I named them "Twisted Rib Stitch Toe-Up Socks" and they are a very simple pattern to make, and I really like the way they turned out. You can find the pattern here.

During the month of April I spent all of my knitting time making little burial gowns for preemie babies for the funeral home here. Yesterday I gave them to the funeral home. I had 5 gowns with caps and booties made up for them, plus a little cocoon. Joyce also made a cocoon for them. We are excited about our preemie funeral home ministry, as the funeral home here serves about 6 or 7 different towns in our area.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our Sweet Sassy

Our sweet Sassy.
You were my special fur baby.
I will always love you Sassy.
Rest in Peace sweetheart.
You gave us 12 wonderful years.
I will miss having you underfoot
I will miss napping with you.
(You took such good naps, and it felt so good to snuggle with you)!
I'm glad you aren't hurting anymore.
There never was a dog who was loved more.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I got a chance to do some watercolors last week.
Both of these paintings are approx 8 x 10 inches.
The first painting has been sold. :)
It was fun to play with the paints again, as it's been many years since I did any serious painting.
It was a nice change from knitting socks.
I hope I will be in the mood to do more painting in the next few weeks.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Spring Toe Up Socks

I am so ready for Spring, so that's why I named this design "Sweet Spring"!
This really has been a tough winter for us, and I think we're all ready for spring!
I love spring....the new life, and green grass, and trees budding out...tulips, and
apple blossoms. I can hardly wait. We haven't seen dry ground since before Christmas, and we still have about 8" of snow on the ground where we live.

The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll.
The pattern can be found here:
If you find any errors in the pattern, please let me know.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I *Heart* Socks Toe Up Socks

I have been sick. I mean, I've really been sick. Waaaaahhhh....
I've coughed up both lungs in the past 6 days, and have breathed so much steam that I feel waterlogged. *sighs and blows a couple bubbles*
Sooooooo....what can you do when you feel like c**p?
You KNIT, of course!!
I designed these socks just in time for Valentine's Day.
The pattern can be found here.
The colors in this yarn reminded me of chocolates, and red roses, and caramels....Yum!
So I decided that it needed to be made into Valentine's Socks.
The yarn is TY-DY SOCKS, and the color is #1289
Very pretty yarn!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dreaming of Spring Toe-Up Socks

I completed another sock design tonight.
These are my "Dreaming Of Spring Toe-Up Socks"
I uploaded the pattern here:
Indeed....I am dreaming of spring. I am sick of winter,
and we have more snow coming this weekend.

The heel on these socks is slightly different, as I used a heel stitch
up the center of the heel.
I hope the pattern can be understood, as I had a hard time
coming up with instructions on how I did the heel.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I finished weaving my pink bag (it's a PERFECT knitting bag...I LOVE IT!) and have started a turquoise one now. :) I only have a little over 6" done on the turquoise, but it's coming out really pretty. The 'bumps' you can see at the bottom are from the knots where I tied my warp threads. Once I get more done, those bumps shouldn't show.
I have roving on one spinning wheel, and singles plying on the other.
I have a new sock design on the needles. :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

SnowDaze Toe-Up Socks

Last weekend we had a 'good old fashioned' Montana Blizzard.
I spent the weekend designing these socks.
What better way to spend a weekend when you can't get out and go anywhere?
I named these socks "SnowDaze Toe-Up Socks".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More weaving

The beginnings of another bag. :)
This one is almost ready to take off of the loom. Then I will have to weave the handle.
Weaving is FUN!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Terry bought me a weaving loom, and this is my first project. I love this cute little bag!!
It was so much fun to make. I see lots more weaving in my future. :)

Below is a picture of the weaving in progress. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Shells And Eyelets Toe Up Socks ... and Weaving!

I just finished another toe-up sock design.
I named these socks "Shells and Eyelets" because they remind me of
sea shells. These were fun, fun socks to design.
The yarn is from KnitPicks.

I also have been working on my new weaving loom, and this is what I have done so far:

I think I will make this into a knitting bag. It is 13" wide, and so far I have 8 1/2" done. I have a LOT to learn, but it's been fun! This is my first weaving ever, and I should have chosen different yarn, but it's a learning experience, and one I have really enjoyed.

That's about all I've been doing lately. :)