Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Knitting

I started thinking that I was the only one with too many projects for the holidays. But, I realized I was just getting overwhelmed and I'm sure there are more knitters out there with many more gifts being knit than me.

Here's my main problem: I decided in early November that I would knit my 84 year old cousin a queen-size afghan for her bed.  OK. I thought it would go pretty quick using doubled chunky yarn on big needles (size 11--that's about the largest I will ever go).  I ordered four BIG skeins, but realized very quickly that was not going to be enough. So I ordered more (and luckily it was in stock) and kept knitting.  In the meantime, I have had a major charity project going on with a  group in my community, so I have been cranking out washcloths, scarves, hats, etc. My LYS has an upcoming holiday party for which we do a washcloth exchange.  I could not decide on a pattern, so have been experimenting with different cotton yarn and different patterns.

Here's the hard part. That darn afghan has gotten so heavy that my arms, wrist, shoulders are aching! I can barely knit anything else....what am I to do?

My cousin may have to wait for her birthday in January for her gift, that is, if I can pace myself with all the other things I have to knit between now and then.

Wish me luck.  I need it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I have had problems searching for my items in my online shop so I am just posting this to see if I get anyone to view, and possibly, purchase this item from me personally.  Even if you don't want to purchase these, but did see them on a search you performed, I would so appreciate you sending me a message or post here on my blog.

This is a fabulous set of Czech Glass Buttons that is very unique. These are handmade in the Czech Republic where they are known for their craftsmanship in making these buttons.

They could be the very thing you need for that new knit sweater or a recycled item found at the thrift store. These buttons will turn heads. They are 18mm in size and the lustre is extraordinary. One set of five buttons is $15.00 which includes shipping.  If you want more than five, I have one full extra set.

These are a steal at this price.  Worth so much more!  Thanks so much for looking.