Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Heather has the chicklets this weekend and they had a Halloween party to go to but they had to stop here first. So I grabbed my camera and got a pic. Yes that is Heather. She had some swelling from a bad tooth and asked her mom for a new face and this is what her mom got her. THANKS MOM!! LOL
Friday, October 23, 2009
For those of you on KnittingKnook, you know that I just recently completed my first original hat pattern and dubbed it the Brain Cozy. I have been without a camera and unable to post a pic until just now as the Fed Ex cutie just dropped off my new camera !! YIIPPEE!! So here is my friend Rose modeling the Brain Cozy. Enjoy...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I have to tell you that I am sitting here chomping at the bit to start the next round of Dishrag Tag. Our team is awesome and I sure would love to win it this year. Our team leader Amanda had her husband Jeff do a logo for us so here it is. I chose the name and everyone liked it so it stuck LOL.Thank you Jeff. It rocks!! Hugs. JoyB
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I am just going to post a quick "cut and paste" that I sent to my IQ group about my recent trip to St Louis this last weekend. The pic is of my dear friend Kim in Missouri and I on Saturday night. Pineapple margaritas rock !!
As for me I just got back Sunday night from a 4 day retreat in St Louis. I spent thursday getting to meet three online knitting friends and we all had so much in common. One of the gals is from the other side of Missouri and the other two drove over from Wisconsin for the weekend. I took two sock classes from Wendy of WendyKnits and I can now do toe up socks and am designing my own sock pattern. She is a wonderfully funny lady with a very famous cat named Lucy who has her own fan club LOL.
Friday morning we got on a shuttle bus to the yarn shop ( Loopy Ewe) and I was so good. I only spent what I had budgeted to spend and still came home with some luscious yarn. Kim decided to get the same yarn and we are knitting the same scarf with it. It has a silver thread that runs thru it and boy is it yummy. Friday afternoon was my toe up class and we were too tired to eat much that night so we nibbled off the buffet they had set up for us. Saturday started with a free period in the morning to sit and knit ( or sleep in LOL) and then that afternoon was my second class on sock design. That night we all took Yvonne's car and went into town and walked what they call Delmar Loop. It was wonderful and everyone there was so friendly. We visited a yarn shop called Knitty Couture and I picked up a little stitch dictionary to use for my designing and then the other three had to have one as well. I think we bought them out . Lynne's son is in the seminary there and she and Yvonne had gone friday to visit him and do some sightseeing and he had suggested we go to Blueberry Hill for dinner . So we did. The food was great and so was the music.
We walked around a bit more and did some window shopping and then drove back to the hotel to knit and chat and share all our goodies. The next morning Kim and I had to get up and out early to catch the shuttle to the airport as our planes left that monring. I got to the airport and got checked in only to find they has overbooked the flight and were seeking volunteers to take a later flight out so I did just that. I got out 4 hours later and was routed thru Dallas instead of Seattle but that was fine. I got a 300 dollar travel voucher that will get Jason and I both to Vegas and back in June for our anniversary. I also got to teach several ladies how to cast on and do a knit stitch while I waited and on the last leg of my flight.
God is sooooo good. I was so anxious about flying all that way by myself and I had no need to worry. I actually enjoyed the trip and can't wait to get back on a plane and visit again.
Sorry to be so long winded. I just couldn't wait to share with all of you the blessing God shared with me on this trip. Praying that you all have similar blessings and Praise God that He loves us. Hugs. JoyB
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Left McMinnville Oregon on March 21st at 4pm. First stop Vallejo California to see my dear friend Patt M who spoiled both the girls and I rotten with her creative little clay stitch markers and other nifty things. Thanks so very much Patt. I do so hope we can get together again really soon.
Jason behind the wheel, trailer parked at Vallejo Rv Park, Office of RV park ( thought I woke up in Mexico LOL),Cheyenne with her dog, Sierra waving from backseat of truck, Patt and I at her place, Patt with her lovely grand daughter ( what a sweetie) and then Jason getting drinks at the gas station and we are off on the next leg of our journey. Hugs. JoyB
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Well I had to frog my Marlene's which took many tears and an entire day of grieving but I promise to get back to them soon. I love love love that pattern. In the mean time I got my "Bruised" yarn for Sarah at Perfect Day Yarns and I am so thrilled with it. I also got a skein of "I Bite" which I plan to use very soon. One of the gals on Ravelry ( LaLa) at the Loopy Ewe group mentioned that she really likes the Charade socks and I was not impressed with the yarns they used but I went ahead and cast them on in this Bruised colorway and they are fast and fantastic. Here is my update on the progress on my socks. Remember I have only cast these on in the last 24 hours and have had little time to work on them. Hugs. JoyB
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Okay pic time again. About a week ago I had finished doing a mystery KAl on the Knook and did mine in Fisherman's Wool Ease instead of the traditional cotton as I wanted to see what it would look like and how the yarn was to use. So. Here is a pic of my finished cable dishcloth. It is blocked and I just have to waeave the ends in which I plan to do this weekend. Also posted is a pic of the Cow Jumped Over The Moon cloth done on the Knook and designed by Kim Bullock. It was really fun to knit and I love the pattern. Thanks Kim... Hugs, JoyB
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Well my husband is pretty easy to get along with but the one thing that he hates more than anything is crumbs in our bed. So..Darling Penny from the WhoDuKnit group had made some of these and I contacted her to see if she was willing to make some up for me. As soon as they came, I took the bag and sprinkled them on the bed. I know you see it coming LOL Yep Jason came home and started to fume about the chips and then preceeded to pick them up only to find out that they are felted and they did not come with crumbs ROFLOL>> He loved the joke and I fear he is now looking onto the depths of his mind to get even but still. They are amazing and I am so thankful to Penny for being willing to make them for me.
As payment for the chips, I offered to dye her up some sock yarn in the color of her choice and she (of course) suggested PINK!! LOL. So here are the two skeins I dyed up for her to choose from. One is a pink and grey with cream that I call Fallen in Love and the other is s lighter pink with lots more cream that I call Cotton Candy.. So Penny take your pick and let me know and I will get it right off to you. Again thank you so much and I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Hugs.JoyB
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Yep thanks to Kim in Oregon, I was able to sit down and work out Magic Loop for my socks. I was really surprised how simple it was. I had really struggled with 2 socks on 2 circs and Dpn's were killing me (although I was able to get a sock knit that way). Here are the pics to prove that I am on the way to ML happiness and here is the project I am making.. I know I am crazy. That is a given LOLOL JoyB
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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