Friday, November 10, 2017

RIP Sophie


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Miss Paisley and Miss Rose

All 6 dolls are done, finally.  What a pain they were to make but they are cute and I hope some child will enjoy them for years to come.





Monday, October 30, 2017

I Have a Dilemna

Tomorrow is Halloween and it is Game 6 of the World Series, what am I going to do?  They are on the same day and same time.  I have decided Halloween will take a back seat this year because I can celebrate it every year, but I can't celebrate my Dodgers in the World Series every year.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Miss Lilac

I forgot to post doll #3.



Miss Gertie Blue

Doll #4 is done.  I had to go to Facebook and ask for a name and I combined the ones I got into Gertie Blue.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Better Buttonholes

http://www.whistlinggirlknits.com/tutorials/

You make a garment and need to make buttonholes, we all know the simple one knit 2 together and yarn over and then pick up the yarn over on the way back for a small button.  Or we cast off and then cast on on the way back. But they never quite look right.  Well these buttonholes are beautiful and next time I need some I am going to try this method.  Looks like it will take a few minutes but you don't want a beautiful cabled sweater with crappy looking buttonholes.

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Yarn

I always walk through the yarn aisle in Wal-Mart to see if they have anything marked down to use for my charity projects.  I  had read a post about a new yarn they had.  I did find it in a couple colors and bought a skein of purple to try.  The name is Mainstays and it is acrylic. It says use a size 9 needle but that would be way too large. It is a light worsted almost like a DK. It is scratchy and kind of a limp yarn.  It was cheap at $1.97 for 397 yards.  It was ok but not likely I would buy it again for the scratchiness and gauge it does not produce.  But if you are looking for a cheap yarn for something this would be the one to get.  It is distributed by Wal-Mart but made in you got it China.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Going to the World Series

I would love to be able to go to the World Series but alas I don't have that kind of money.  But my team is going and I will be there watching every game.