Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chastain Park Shawl

I belong to a group on Ravelry called Mystery 220. This was a quick fill in KAL in the group. I knit this little shawl with Sensations Bellezza Collection Cosetta yarn. It is a wool blend. 68% wool, 32% nylon. I Love the colors in this yarn. The shawl after being blocked is 44 inches long and 17 1/2 inches deep. This is a quick easy knit. The pattern can be found here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I will start of by saying that I LOVVVVVVVVED this book. Every single chapter, page, and word!!! It was published in 1847. It is the story of a 10 year old orphan girl named Jane Eyre. It starts out she is living with her Uncle and Aunt. She was favored by her Uncle, and on his deathbed he asked his wife to raise her as her own. She promised that she would. but she did not treat Jane will at all, or as an equal to her own children. She is sent off to a charity school, where she lives for 8 years. She then becomes a governess for Edward Rochester. They fall in love, and are to be married. But the wedding is stopped at the alter. You must read the book to find out why, because I do not want to give away the story. She then lives with another family for a year. At the end of that year she finds her true love and master again. They are married and live happily ever after. You must read this book it is an enchanting story.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February Mystery KAL

I soooooo enjoyed this mystery knit along. I used yarn that was hand spun for me by my Dear Knitting Friend Wilma. It is a DK weight yarn so I used size 7 needles. The pattern calls for size 8, but gauge isn't so important in this project. I just Love the way that this scarf turned out. It is worked flat, and knit sideways. short row shaping is used to make the drops. The name of this scarf is Shizuku, which means drops, or tear-drop shape in Japanese. It is designed by Angela Tong, and the pattern can be found here . I Love everything about this scarf, the color, the yarn, the shape, the drops, the knitting of it. I am so happy with the way that it turned  out. Before blocking it measured 38 x 6 1/4 inches. After blocking it is 65 x 7 1/2 inches.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton

Needled it a Cozy knitting mystery. I learned a little bit about Alpaca's, there are a couple of free knitting patterns. Kelly is getting more interested in Steve. But the book lacked mystery. There were two murders in the book. Both murders were solved. But just not enough suspense. It was a quick read, sort of entertaining. maybe the next book in the series will be better.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For My Sweet Heart

I baked a heart shaped Chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting, and topped it with m&m's for my Sweet Heart!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

The fascinating mystery was published in 1878. It is fast paced, exciting, suspenseful, amazing, probably one of the best "Locked Door Mysteries" that I have ever read. This was the first American detective novel ever written, and it was also the first detective novel ever written by woman. You must read this book if you enjoy mysteries. I PROMISE that you will LOVE it!!!!!!!! I enjoyed every single page that I read, and I could not turn the pages fast enough. No kidding.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I am knitting the Mirabelle Lace Scarf. I have 6 1/2 inches knit so far. I am using a Burgundy , alpaca, silk blend, lace weight yarn. I have a long way to go, but things are moving along smoothly. This pattern is a 14 row pattern repeat, on 46 stitches. I am Loving it so far.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Baking with my Granddaughter

Casey and Grandma made Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting today!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Before I coule knit, spin, weave, or crochet, I embroidered.

I don't know why, but I got in the mood to embroider again.

I bought a set of pre stamped pillowcases and went to work.

I LOVE the way that they turned out. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Boot Socks

I knit these Boot Socks from a kit, that I bought at Hobby Lobby.
They were Super, Super EASY!! I only had to knit the cuffs. The foot part of the socks was already knit!