Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Knitting Done!

Finally finished the Peace Cowl, the last of the knitted Christmas gifts for 2016. I love how it turned out! #peaceproject2016 #Peaceproject

Friday, December 30, 2016

First Teen Hat 2017 ~

Finished first teen hat for 2017 - a good start for this great goal of 17 hats in 2017 for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank holiday event in December 2017.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Yes, I think I will...

...cast on another new project...yes, I will!  This is the first hat of my "17 hats in 2017" goal for the December Food Bank holiday event, and I love how it is turning out. Pattern is Schneeflocke Hat!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Apparently, we are casting on all the things...

Casting on a blanket for me this time!  I still have enough yarn for a third blanket! I'm missing a few of the colors, yet perhaps I can find them on eBay!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cast On!

Making this for Liz, as she will be in the Seattle Women's March 2017. Using this pink hand spun that I bought at Ft Worden a few years ago. Using the KitKat Hat pattern so I can knit in the round!

Monday, December 26, 2016

These beauties!

Look how lucky I am!  These beauties were gifts to me!  I can't wait to cast on the lovely yarn and spin the fiber - It will be my first adventure with Targhee, and my first adventure with Hedgehog Fibers yarn too!  I am so excited!!!!  Thanks to the Jitteryknitter that knows exactly what I really need for Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


So happy to see daughter with her blanket!  Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Amazing Mittens!

Someday I am going to try to make these cookies! We are so lucky to get them as gifts! Major Yum!

Go Pack Go!!!!

Fabulous win today!!!! Go Pack GO!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Peace Knitting!

Getting closer to beginning that second skein!  I wish the cat would help!! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

More Peace!

Getting to the end of the first skein! #projectpeace #projectpeace2016 #knittersforpeace

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fabulously Bright!

Check out this fabulous neon yarn from my pal @skyhag!  This bright and cheery yarn is in exchange for a 1950's vintage copy of Vogue knitting at Fort Worden this year.  I love these colors!!!

World Knit For Peace Day!

Thanks to the Healthy Knitter for this creative inspiration (and pattern) so we can #knitforpeace #peaceproject #peaceproject2016 together.  I have not completed this cowl yet, but I have high hopes to be done before the new year!  As you can see, Charlie likes this cowl too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Knit Faster!!!

Knit Knit Knit so these can be done for Christmas!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cutest Sweater Ornaments Ever!

Thanks @quirkmistress for these!! 

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Making progress on these socks!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dear Wheel: Oh, how I've missed you!

So great to be spinning again, just to take the edge off our long separation! This Christmas knitting has been taking me away from my sweet wheel!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Peace Cowl!

Back to knitting on the Peace Cowl, these rounds of 318 stitches are taking longer than I thought! Still looks lovely, and high hopes to finish by Christmas. #projectpeace #knitforpeace

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Go Pack Go!

What a great game against the Seahawks! The best birthday present for my man!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Both Heels!!

Making progress!!!!!  Love knitting by the Christmas Tree!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Heel Turn!

Could I possibly be done with these for Christmas?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Delivered 16 Teen Hats today!

...and one toddler hat too!  Felt so great to deliver Teen hats to the Issaquah Holiday Gift Barn for the clients of the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Charity knitting is a great way to #payitforward and the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank does a great job for their clients. Looking forward to knitting #17hatsin2017 next year!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Not heel time yet ~

I need to knit faster to get these socks done for Christmas!! At least I am on season 7 of Gilmore Girls, so that has been a good knitting companion!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Peace and Packers!

Working on the peace cowl while watching a snowy Packers game!  Aaron Rogers has his game face on here, getting ready for the final push to win the game! Go Pack Go!! #projectpeace

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cast on!

Great to cast on this lovely cowl, and wonderful to think of all the peaceful and creative knitters that are also knitting this cowl.  Thanks to the for this idea and free pattern on Ravelry! #peaceproject 

Friday, December 2, 2016


Finally on the gussets!  Can I possibly finish these before Christmas???

Monday, November 28, 2016


Finally cast off this lovely blanket! So happy with the bright colors and cozy feel of it!  I may cast on another blanket for our house....after all the Christmas knitting is done!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Both Heels Done!

Finally done with both heels, even with all the help from the cat!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Heel Distractions!

The cat really wants to be part of this heel turn...crazy cat!!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Heel turn with Gilmore Girls!

Finally able to relax with my Packers' socks, heel turn and the Gilmore Girls!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful ~

Thankful for family and friends, and perfect sock toes and our cat.... life is good xxooxoxo

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kitchen Dancing has begun!

No sooner are both girls home from college and the kitchen dancing begins!  Great way to prepare the pies and stuffing for Thanksgiving while dancing to zumba music with my daughters!

Picking up daughter!

Picking up daughter for Thanksgiving weekend so a little time for road trip knitting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Only 30 more rows!

Now I can see the end of the tunnel with this project!  So close to being done!!  The blanket on the right is my crocheted acrylic from college that my kids say is the "perfect" length! Perhaps I need to replace that one with another of my crazy bright blankets!!! *I have enough yarn left over!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Gathering for Hope ~

At least 50 of us met at the Commons to be peaceful and optimistic, and to stand together as we move forward. It was an amazing gathering of hope and peace.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Progress has slowed ~

Cozy Charlie is a distraction! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How much longer?

Knit knit knit knit........

Monday, November 7, 2016

Perfect Toes!

Yes! The new technique worked!!! Perfect toes without "ears" at each spot of the side increases!  Hurrah!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ferry knitting!

Can't believe that our Fort Worden weekend is over! Already looking forward to next time!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Not Done Yet ~

I think I'm only half way done!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Hour Cast On!

Hurrah!  I'm trying a new increase technique to see if I can get rid of the "ears" on my toe up socks... stay tuned!

Back to Pack!

I needed a little break from Mom's purple socks....

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Both Heels Turned!

Yes!  Getting lots of knitting done at Fort Worden!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tea Time!

At Pippa's Tea on the way to Fort Worden!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Super Deluxe Happy!

I thought I should take these to Fort Worden, just in case I get a chance to cast on!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Zumba!

We had a great time this morning!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Go Pack Go!

Rooting for the Packers and hoping for some sock mojo for them!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Back to this lovely!

I have counted the colored stripes, and I am NOT halfway yet.... gotta get going!!!

Friday, October 28, 2016

16th Teen Hat Done!

Finished the 16th hat for the Issaquah Food Bank Holiday Gift Event.  So happy to have met my goal ahead of time!  Next year I'm knitting more bulky hats!!