Sunday, September 27, 2009

National Alpaca Weekend

Grandson Drew and I had a fun afternoon checking out the local Alpaca Farms.
It was a gorgeous afternoon -- sunny, cool and VERY windy.
These are wonderful animals and we had such a fun time visiting with all the people there.

About Alpacas

Lifespan: 15-25 years

Adult size: 4-5 feet at the head, 30-38 inches at the shoulder, weighing 105-185 pounds

Reproduction: Gestation of 11 months -- single cria, weighing 10-17 pounds
Spinning the fur into "yarn"

Knit & Crocheted Caps/Hats

Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Crocheted basket

Crocheted basket filled with Easter eggs -- simple fun

to do and so quick too

Monday, April 06, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

March Mid-Month Dishcloth & Spring Pot Holder and Dishcloth

The pinwheel dishcloth doubles nicely as a mat.
It was the mid-March KAL.
This was a fun cloth to do -- much easier than it looks.

These brightly colored kitchen articles brought sunshine on the blah days -- nothing like bright spring colors to lift the spirits.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A short break from dish/face cloths.....

Took a short break from knitting/crocheting to make this crazy quilt block for friend Laurie in Hawaii.
It's been a LONG time since I made a CQ block and I did have fun doing this one.

Monday, March 09, 2009

More Finished ~~~

All dishcloths/face cloths and pot holders pictured in this blog 
are made of 100% cotton unless otherwise noted.

The top set is a knit dishcloth (left) and crocheted very thick 
pot holder (right).     Love the cheerful colors.

This set (above) is all crocheted.  Both the dishcloth and super thick pot holder are crocheted .
Both of these (above) are knit dishcloths.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Dish/Face Cloths in Review........

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Little Gift

Made this special little cloth (above) as a gift.
Have another to make yet.

Here's a stack of about 2 dozen cloths I have finished.

Friday, February 20, 2009

February Mid-Month KAL

This is the mid-month knit-a-long.

The top one is being knitted in 'one color' Peaches & Creme variegated "Fiesta" yarn.

The bottom is being knitted in two colors, Sugar & Cream Violet Veil Ombre and Hot Purple.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Am I Addicted or What????????

Two more dish cloths 
and the pile grows --- 

I guess you could say I am addicted to these colorful items.

Monday, February 09, 2009

February brings more......

Early February brings a couple more dishcloths. The "Kiss Me" one is part of the monthly dishcloth group knit a long.  The multi colored one is just because the vibrant colors bring rays of light on glum, dreary, winter days -- and it was fun to do.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Next Major Project...

This will be my next major project -- with little dishcloths, etc., in between working on this.
There will be two of these when I'm done --- one in the more traditional beautiful Crimson color and the second in a gorgeous rose color. Both are the fantastic Silk and Merino yarn from the Diana Collection.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Day

Finished up the red Valentine hearts dishcloth.

Bright and cheery.

Here's another Valentine cloth -- well, the colors are appropriate anyway.

Be sure to click on this photo to see the enlarged pattern. Fun 
to do.

Finished another heart themed cloth.
Not the traditional red though.
Hard to get a photo showing the 3 hearts.
This is at an odd angle.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Another Trip To Michael's

Had to get there one more time before the sale is over or the yarn gone.

With this purchase today I am set for the rest of the winter and beyond LOL.

3 in Progress

I like to switch between pieces -- these are the 3 current dishcloths I am working on.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mystery Pattern Dishcloth

Here is the January "mystery" pattern so far. This is from the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo group (see right sidebar for address).
This is my first one and I am already looking forward to the February one.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


On one of the lists someone mentioned that cotton yarn is on sale at Michael's.  Bundled up the grandsons and took off.  Here is some of the great yarn at $1.00 a skein.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Here are two more dishcloths I made this week --- the crocheted one on the left (I easily finished 2 crocheted ones in one evening) and a knitted on the right -- took me one evening to do one knitted --  both are very practical patterns for dishcloths, don't you think?

I love the spring looking colors of this yarn -- in -20 degrees any hint of spring is a welcome sight.

Both are made with Peaches & Cream (Peppercorn Ombre) 100% cotton yarn.  The crocheted piece is worked with a "G" hook and the knitted with #9 knitting needles.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ice Skate Dishcloth

This ice skate dishcloth was knitted for a challenge on the Monthly Dishcloths (Knit-A-Long) group on Yahoo.

(Click link on right sidebar for more information).  All participants used the same pattern. This is the first of two for January.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Two More Knitted Dishcloths

These are just far too much fun to knit --- here are two more that I have finished

First Knitted Dishcloth

My First Knitted Dishcloth

My First Dishcloths

These are the first dishcloths I have made. All of these are crocheted.