Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Teacher Christmas Gifts (176)

Adults-Only Devil Hat

begun November 30
finished December 3

For C Glover
Pattern Info:
Adults-Only Devil Hat from "Stitch 'N Bitch"
Designer: Kitty Schmidt
US 7 (4.5mm) needle
gauge: 17 sts = 4" in st st
calls for Mission Falls (100% superwash merino), 240 yds.
am using: leftovers

#16 Hat with Ruffle Rose
begun December 5
finished December 6
for K Graham
Pattern Info:
#16 from "Family Circle Easy Knitting Fall 2004"
Designer: Family Circle
H/8 (5mm) and I/9 (5.5mm) hooks
gauge: 17 hdc and 14 rows to 4"
calls for Jawoll Sport by Lang/Berroco, Inc.
am using: leftovers; Sugar n Cream cotton

Ruffle Rose from "Knitted Treasures"

Designer: Nicky Epstein
US 5 (3.75mm) needles
calls for Bouton D;Or Flash (Viscose/Polyamide) 1.75oz
am using: leftovers; Sugar n Cream cotton

#10 Woman's Hat

begun December 7
finished December 8

For M Landry
Pattern Info: #10 Woman's Hat from "KnitSimple winter 2005"
Designer: Knit Simple
US 10 (6mm) needle
gauge: 13 sts and 18 rows = 4"
calls for Shelburne by Valley Yarns/Webs (wool/acrylic/alpaca)
am using: Playmouth Yarn, tweed

Monday, November 17, 2008

Santa's Toy Shop (Bucilla)

November 18-24

updated 8/1 on piece 134
July 26 - August 1
June 2 - 8
currently on piece 86April 5-11
February 12
currently on piece 3
Pattern info:
Santa's Toy Shop Felt Advent Calendar by Plaid Bucilla
designer: Maria Stanziani
280 pieces to this project

Peepot Paper

...a little a this....
...a little a that....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Custom Slippers (175)

2 sets crocheted baseball slippers

for Sandra M.
$35.00 set
1. Baseball (S)
2. Baseball (M)
hook size: G4.5mm gauge: 4sc = 1", 9 rounds of sc = 2"

Baseball size small
begun October 29
finished November 1
Baseball size medium
begun November 1
finished November 5

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Skipping Like a Schoolgirl!

I got Steven Tyler's autograph, I got Steven Tyler's autograph! And he KISSED me on the cheek with a hug!

I obviously knew he was from Boston, but he's actually from our area, and was right outside our local drugstore as he said his "kids go to school around here" and he's "doing the Dad thing".

I had my baby on my hip, with not a stitch of makeup and he was so very sweet, came into the store after I layered him with all my praises, and bestowed me with the above! Wow, this by far trumps my literal running INTO Goldie Hawn in at Logan airport.

Oh, and once inside the store, he actually started strumming on the back of a computer terminal and started SINGING!!!!!!


He did.

Already been posted on:
AeroForceOne - The Official Aerosmith Fanclub

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkins of Perfection

time to get creative...

tiptoe through the spookiness..

a little geometry

his nibs' masterpiece

even got approval from our mailman