Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hand dyed Roving

I dyed this Merino wool using RIT dye, in the colors Royal Blue, and Rose Pink. I got a mix of colors with this dye. The colors range from Deep Royal Blue, light blue, soft pink, rose pink, and a hint of purple. I will have this roving on my wheel this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daddy's Girl

I hand dyed this Merino wool with professional dyes, using the colors Hot Fuchsia, and dark drown. The color in this yarn ranges from Deep Hot Fuchsia, to a very soft pink, with warm brown accents through out the yarn. I have named this yarn Daddy's Girl because this was the colors that our daughter choose for her wedding. This is hand spun 2 ply yarn, that is 16 WPI which makes it a Sport weight yarn. This yarn is 5.9 ounces and 336 yards. Perfect yarn for knitting, crocheting, weaving, or felting.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pink and Brown Roving

I dyed this Merino wool yesterday. I used Jacquard Dye in the color Hot Fuchsia, and RIT dye in the color Dark Brown. I hope that once this is spun up it looks like a girly pink camouflage color combination. I will have this on my wheel in about five minutes.

Friday, January 23, 2009

She's a Lady

I hand dyed this soft Merino wool with Mauve RIT dye. This I spun into a very, soft, oh so pretty, and feminine yarn. The color ranges from a very soft pink to a Beautiful deep mauve. This is a Sport weight yarn at 18 WPI. It is 5.1 ounces, and 308 yards. This yarn is available in my Etsy shop at

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tiny Angel Stitch Markers

This is a set of 4 Tiny Angel stitch markers. They are silver tone. Perfect for knitting or crocheting, you will never lose your place again, on your project. They can be found in my Etsy shop at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dragonfly Stitch Markers

This is a set of 5 Hand Crafted Metal Bead, Silver tone, Dragonfly stitch markers. Never lose your place again, with these simple, fun stitch markers. Perfect for knitting or crocheting. They can be found in my Esty shop at

Language of Evil by Robert Beattie

I usually always enjoy reading True Crime novels.(This is a true crime about a college professor, that killed his wife). But with the book Language of Evil by Robert Beattie, I was left unsatisfied. Almost the entire book was set in Interview Room # 2 in a small town police station in Kansas, this book had few characters, and no mystery. I found the book interesting, yet lacking. I was hoping for so much more then what I received from this book.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Easy Brownies

Casey and Grandma baked brownies!!

Casey loved them.

YUM, YUM!!!!

Here is the link to the recipe

Monday, January 19, 2009

A`ishah Folk Mitten Pattern

Another Fair Isle Mitten design from me. I call this mitten A`ishah. This is a French name that means Lively. I called it that because I think that this is a very lively pattern. I used Nature Spun worsted weight wool, in the color Pepper for the main color of this mitten. And a very pretty Self stripping yarn called Boku made by Plymouth Yarn co. This is color #13. It has very soft , very pretty blues, purples, greens and yellows, in this lovely mix. Perfect color combinations fro a Fair Isle mitten. This mitten is 9 inches long and 7 1/2 inches around. It is knit with size 2 1/2 double pointed needles(3 mm). This is a very warm, and pretty mitten. Perfect to keep out the winter cold and snow. This pattern can be found at

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chocolate, Cream Swirl Stitch Markers

This is a set of 4 glass bead stitch markers for knitting, or crocheting. They are made from Beautiful chocolate and cream swirl beads. They can be found in my Etsy shop at

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hand dyed Mauve Roving

I have dyed some more merino wool, with Rit dye.
I used the color mauve. This turned out to be so pretty and feminine. The color ranges from a very soft pink, to a Beautiful deep dark mauve. I will have this wool on my wheel this afternoon!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Handspun Yarn Pansy

Hand dyed, Handspun Merino wool.
I dyed this merino wool with the colors purple and yellow. The color of this yarn reminds me of purple and yellow Pansy's in the Spring. That is why I named this yarn Pansy!! There are two skeins of yarn, that weigh 2.7 ounces together, and equal 286 yards, of Finger weight yarn. This Finger weight yarn is 19 WPI. It is a very soft and Beautiful yarn. You can find this yarn in my eysy shop at

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Web by Jonathan Kellerman

Hummm!! I am wondering if I am becoming a Kellerman fan! Maybe, maybe not. The Web is the strangest book that I have ever read. It is a story with creepy bugs in it, usually not my style of reading, a lost paradise island, and a murder mystery. So many characters in this book, I can't even count them. Kellerman sure has a way of making up strange characters, with amazing traits. Any way this was another page turner for sure!!!!

My Etsy Shop

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Purple and Yellow roving

One of my favorite colors in nature is Purple and Yellow Pansies. I think they are just delightful. Those colors put a smile on my face and a twinkle in my eye. I tried to duplicate that color in my roving. And by Gosh I think that I have. I will have this roving on my wheel this afternoon. I am going to try out my small whorl. I have not used it since I got my wheel, and I have decided to give it a go.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Indise Out Knit Chemo Cap

I knit this Chemo Cap for a friend of a knitting friend. It only took a few hours. I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn , the color is called Carnival. I used Head Huggers: Knit Pattern: 20. It is called The Inside Out Chemo Cap.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pink and Green Hand Spun Yarn

This yarn is from my hand dyed pink and green roving. I used Acid dyes in the colors Hot Fuchsia, and Charteuse. This yarn is 13 WPI which makes it DK weight yarn, and there are 248 yards of it. I see lots of pink, and lots of green, with a hint of orange, and a hint of blue here and there. I really, really like his pink and green color combination!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Happy Ending!!!!!

I woke up let my dog out to go potty, then started a fresh pot of coffee. I love fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Any way I got everything ready with the coffee pot, plugged it in and the darn thing would NOT work. Bummer!!! No fresh brewed coffee for me today. So I was about to have a bad day. Because I was not going to drive into the big city for another coffee maker, because it is cold( -6, -23 with the windchill,)and slippery out. So I start filling the tea pot with water, I decide to have instant coffee, which by the sucks, but it will do in a pinch like this. While I am waiting for my water to get hot for my instant coffee, I go over and play with the coffee pot some more, I talk to it very nicely, I stroke, I decide to plug it in one more time, and wouldn't you know the thing worked!!!!! A MIRACLE I tell you. Now for what really happened. I made a roast in the crock pot yesterday, and I haven't put away my crock pot yet today. I was plugging my crock pot all morning to make coffee instead of my coffeemaker!!! DUMB ME!!! They both have white cords, and they were right next to each other, and I kept plugging in the crock pot LOL I am so glad that is over. I am going to go downstairs now and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed coffee. Now if the rest of my day goes as planned, I should have a good day!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink is an Amazing, Amazing, Amazing love story!!!
You must read this book!!!!
It is now a major motion picture. I plan to see this movie as soon as my husband reads this book. So that we can enjoy it fully together!!!

Pretty Pink and Green

I wanted Pink and green roving, so I dyed this roving using Acid dyes in the colors Hot Fuchsia, and Charteuse. With a steady hand, and a keen eye. I went for it. I was afraid that if my pink and my green mixed in the dying process I would get a muddy brown. But no muddy brown in this roving!!! YAY!!! I see pink, green, a touch of orange, and a touch of blue. When I spin this up, I really don't think that I will see much blue, or orange. I will have this wool on my wheel this afternoon.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hand dyed Hand spun yarn very colorful!!!

This yarn is the result of my very colorful hand dyed roving, and hand spun yarn. I used RIT dye in the colors Mauve, Sunshine orange, and Royal blue. I can see green, blue, orange and mauve in this very colorful yarn. I got 292 yards of Sport weight yarn. That is 16 WPI. I am very happy with the way the colors in this yarn turned out. It is always exciting to see the way the color of the yarn will develope.