"Some days he's a frog - - some days he's a prince"

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tea For Ten!

I have a big thirst for knitting! ;0} Take a look at the size of this tea cup - 7 1/2 inches high and 9 inches across (not counting the handle). I saw this beauty in a Kitchen Collections outlet store when I was visiting my aunt and uncle in Denver last month. The tea cup is not an item sold in the store. It is actual a display that holds a bunch of tea infusers with miniature copies of this tea cup on the end. I asked the store manager if there was any way that I could buy this tea cup and was told that I could purchase it once the tea infusers were all sold. I quickly gave her my aunt's phone number, since she graciously consented to mail the tea cup to me. It just arrived today. I was going to display the cup with my collection of quirky tea pots, but like it much better sitting beside me while I knit. I just love it!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kauni Jeanie Shawl Finished!

As you can see, I am not much of a talker. It has been months since my last post.

The Kauni Jeanie Shawl is finally finished. This is only the second knitting project I have ever finished. I have literally 100 sock and shawl projects started on needles, but I can't quit starting other patterns I see. I was knitting this shawl for myself, but my daughter-in-law saw me working on it this summer and said she would like to have it. I didn't say anything but gave it to her Monday for her birthday. I don't know if I am more proud of how it looks, the fact I made it through a confusing chart pattern or that I actually finished something! It has been almost 2 years since I started to teach myself to knit.

Kauni Jeanie Shawl pattern free with purchase of yarn from Astrid's Dutch Obsession. http://astridsdutchobsessions.com/scripts/default.asp Yarn is Kauni EQ Rainbow, which is all one colorway.

Hopefully, I can begin to finish some of the other projects on the needles. It will have to wait till after Christmas, though. I have some quilts I am suppose to make for gifts (not making much progress on them). Oh, and I have to finish the turtleneck poncho I am knitting for my grandaughter's birthday tomorrow. I am using the same yarn I used on the Kauni shawl. I will post a picture later. Then there are all the other crafts I do . . . I feel like the rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland", but instead I am in the Tortoise Club. (sigh)

Happy Holidays to you all!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fumbling With Photo

So much for quickly setting up my blog. I have spent far too long trying to post my picture at the top of my blog with my Profile. After checking and rechecking the Help page and following the instructions exactly, I still can't get it to work. So . . . . my picture is staying in my first post. At least for now. :~}