Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas Stocking

I have uploaded my stocking onto my Ravelry page and now I'm seeing that doing the pictures, blogging, and of course, finishing the projects are all going to have to be linked together and of course, it will all take time.  Seems like I'm not going to be as consistent as I thought I would be last!!

Anyway, on to the Christmas Stocking.  I don't do tons of decorating at my house but when offered the opportunity to take this class with some knitting friends, I couldn't resist mainly because of just the fellowship with like minded women!  We thoroughly enjoyed taking the class together and the challenges this project incurred.  I love the chance to knit together almost as much as I love the result of this stocking.  Take a look and see what new technique I learned called INTARSIA....!  There was really nothing to the technique...the word "Old over new" was repeated in my brain every time I picked up this project and knitted.  It was so funny to me!!

Anyway, this ended up being something I will cherish and something I will think about doing again...I do need 2!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Favorite Things

Today's favorite thing is found at Fresh Market in Winston-Salem or Greensboro and it's called SPICE DELIGHT.  This is one of my favorite finds of all time.  My main use is, this year, vegetables from my very own garden in the way of squash, zucchini and tomatoes.  I actually just put on a batch in the oven mixed with onions and fresh basil covered with a little olive oil and cooked to perfection.  All for an afternoon with my hubby, mom, daughter and one of her friends.

This along with a turkey tenderloin and salad this afternoon before we go take a dip in the lake to get a little relief from these 90 + degree temperatures.

We are really blessed!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Movie Knitting

Tried knitting in the movie today just to see if it was possible.  Since I currently have 6 projects started, yes I said 6.....I took one that I'm working on from the Summer 2011 issue of Knitscene.  It's strictly garter stitch, the Insignia Shawl, knitting and decreasing every row from the 200 stitch cast on.  lol.....3 rows done but major panic almost set in on the last row when I thought I had dropped a stitch.  I have been knitting long enough to be able to knit garter stitch without looking but there is a major difference between not looking and not being able to see!!!

Pictures will follow when I get finished but remember, one never knows which project I might pickup next.  love knitting!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

My First Blog

I am so thankful to have become involved in group knitting buddies again because it has inspired me to move into some new and exciting knits...!!  Hopefully, future posts will come with pictures and comments and lots of happy moments while creating each and every piece.