Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June Bags

I finally got my June grocery bags done. I think I cut them out last year but since they take an afternoon of sewing I never sewed them up. Well I had a 4 day weekend and decided I wanted to do a day of sewing. So here they are. I doubled the handle and made it shorter as they do carry a lot and the shorter handles make them easier to carry than the longer ones.
BTW never double the amount of cardomon the recipe calls for. The popsicles were good but all I could taste was cardomon because when I tasted them before freezing I could barely taste it. Also the mangoes need to be over ripe, they were still a little green.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Summer equates to a good popsicle. When I was a kid we would mix up a packet of Kool-Aid complete with the 2 cups of sugar required and pour the liquid into those Tupperware popsicle molds we all had. Good Eats! A couple of weeks ago I found a popsicle book: Perfect Pops. The 50 best popsicles, and thought I can make my own. So I bought the book and found a set of 6 molds. However, like buns and hot dogs you get more buns than dogs or the other way around and you get more popsicle than molds. I started with the Mango Lassi since I had mangos that need to be eaten in the frig. Mangos, lime and cardomon along with yougurt and sugar, well if they taste as good frozen as they did going into the mold, yummy for my tummy. The molds are in the freezer and I had enough for 2 small bowls full that I can take to work for an afternoon treat. So this summer I am on a popsicle adventure and once a week I shall see what I like and what I don't. Stay Tuned.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


When my niece was little she had an invisible blue penguin friend named Penny. I saw this pattern at Purls SoHo and thought she needs a blue penguin all her own. We have been to the Omaha zoo where there are lots of little blues and I think she would live there if she could. So here is her Penny. You hardly use any fabric at all, you can make several out of 3 fat quarters and a square of felt. It took me about 3 hours from beginning to end.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Scrappy Socks

My socks are done. I used 7 skeins left over from sock projects and just went down the line of colors. The colors changed on the right sock because of the color variation in the skein. I love them and will make more with my scraps.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Susan B Anderson is hosting a knit a long (Kal) for socks using your leftovers from other socks. I got out my bag and found what I hope will work and not look too bad. Check out her blog in case you want to join. My yarns and sock in progress so far. And since my Dodgers are playing on TV, it will be a great night for knitting socks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


My neighbors have a big squirrel nest in one of their walnut trees. Since I feed the birds the squirrels feel free to eat at my house as well. I have seen momma jump from the nest to their deck and carry her baby around. I know a lot of people don't like them but isn't it cute?

Camp Loopy 2012

The first month of Camp Loopy starts May 27. You have to pick a designer from a country other than what you call your own. I love Stephen West stuff so I am toying between Colonnade and Boneyard shawls. You also have to use at least 400 yards. I have selected Malabrigo Worsted in the Hummingbird colorway. I have 840 yards so think that will be enough for either one. I also got the same yarn in Uva which is an eggplant color. So I am thinking I will make both and see which one I want to submit. Check out the cute buttons we got too. So I think a project bag is in order just for Camp and I can put my button on it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

I know your birthday is not for almost a year but since you will be 80 I wanted to make you something special. I had found a pattern and got the yarn around Christmas on sale but the other day I found the perfect pattern and well if you hear screaming it is me. So here is a picture of the 17 colors of yarn it will entail and that is all I am saying. I better not catch you snooping around my house either for clues.

Loopy Ewe 2nd Quarter 2012 Challenge

The Loopy Ewe 2nd Quarter 2012 challenge was to make an adult garment using cotton. I have never made a sweater from cotton. I used Cotton Supreme in the dusk colorway. I have to say this is oh so very soft and will wear very nicely. The pattern is Women's Eloise Eyelet Cardi from Lion Brand. I had the two heart buttons in my stash that matched perfectly.


I have a mock apple tree, it is beautiful in the Spring when it blooms all white and sweet smelling. However, it is not supposed to bear, but guess what I found today, about half a dozen itty bitty apples. I just barely got a picture this evening because the birds have found them and they have become bird food. I thought about tasting one, but you never know what you can and can't eat.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Who Took My Sleeping Bag?

Hello Campers, it is time for Camp Loopy already, get the bug spray and sleeping bags, smores, and whatever else. Why am I of all people camping, well hop over to Sheri's blog for May 9 and check it out, it is time for Camp Loopy again already. You have to do a designer of another country and at least 400 yards. When I get my yarn I will post a picture but meantime get your stuff ready.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Beach Sand

I got this yarn last year at the Christmas sale at my fav lys in town. It reminded me on someone so I made this for a gift. Someone will get this shawl this year, hmmmmm wonder who it could be. BTW the gray thing underneath is my body form made with a tee and 3 rolls of duct tape. Fun to make and it takes about 2 hours. Put on a tee you dont' mind losing and cut off the sleeves. Have a good friend duct tape around you 3 times and mark things such as waist, etc. Stuff and put on a hanger.

Mother's Day Socks 2012

This is a free pattern from Knitpicks called Mock Croc Socks. The pattern is very easy to memorize and works up quick. The yarn is Supersocke 100 in the Afrika colorway.

Kindle Halloween

Yes I know you are on a Halloween kick, but what can I say. I was looking for a cover for my Kindle and found this one and had the cotton yarn in Halloween colors so why not. Here it is.

I Heart Lace

I had this yarn for another project but it just did not work out, I just could not figure out the pattern, so I needed a small amount and used all but 10 yards for this. It is a little stiff when washed and blocked but that should not interfere with the wearing of it.