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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Shawl Number Two, Bell Pattern
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: The Stitch It Podcast
Topic: Knitting

Posted by knitamaniac at 6:01 AM EDT
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Monday, 27 July 2009
Such a long time!
Mood:  lazy
Now Playing: the ceiling fan
Topic: Knitting

It's been forever since I've update my blog. Summer is just flying by and it seems like I haven't done even half the things I planned to do.  The girls are already planning school clothes and supplies and we haven't even gone on vacation yet!

I've been having fun completing some long overdue projects. Just finished a Luna Moth shawl which will be a shower gift for my future daughter in law Bekah.  I think it will look lovely with her strapless gown.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 2:47 PM EDT
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Sunday, 22 March 2009
Super Swap
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Peace and Quiet !
Topic: Knitting


 

Received a fantastic Swap package from my partner in the Say Goodbye to Winter Swap at the High Fiber Diet Group. Isn't it all just perfect?

Posted by knitamaniac at 9:38 PM EDT
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Saturday, 4 October 2008
New Kids at our House
Mood:  bright
Topic: Knitting

Our new alpacas arrived last night. On the left is Romeo who is a darling Suri baby and on the left is his buddy Puffy.  Aren't they just the cutest?

It's Fall here at the Bable's.  I decorated Beth's Senior sign out at the end of the driveway.   We got a lot of pumpkins and gourds this year.   


Posted by knitamaniac at 2:17 PM EDT
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Saturday, 27 September 2008
Stayin' Alive
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Sesame Street Theme song...
Topic: Knitting


Still alive in Hat Attack 2 and I'm amazed. Broken arm and all I'm keeping up. Just sent out my second hat in today's mail. It was completed to picture below when it arrived yesterday.


Posted by knitamaniac at 3:47 PM EDT
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Friday, 19 September 2008
Hat Attack
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: The generator
Topic: Knitting


Even though we've been without power (thanks Ike) I got my hat done for  Hat attack.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 3:38 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Spinning
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Knitting


 

I have become a spinamaniac!  Katie's modeling an alpaca hat made from fiber graciously (yeah right) donated by her alpaca Colosus.  I love spinning  and it has become quite the thing for me to  do in order to get some "me" time.

Posted by knitamaniac at 11:03 AM EDT
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Monday, 14 July 2008
Stitch and Pitch, Pittsburgh
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Handy Manny...
Topic: Knitting


Cathi, her hubby Mel, Wayne and I attended Stitch and Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates game. The Pirates lost but we had a super time. Got a lovely sunburn, the rain held off and much knitting done. Met some lovely knitters and some gals doing crochet, had lovely chats and even got to eat supper out!  Many thanks to my wonderful daughter Jackie for taking charge at home!


Posted by knitamaniac at 9:14 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Babette Blanket
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Knitting


 

Decided I needed to get some of my acrylic stash used up.  I am hoping to make each of our adult children a Babette Blanket for Christmas. This one is for Ben and Crystal.

Posted by knitamaniac at 10:18 AM EDT
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Thursday, 15 May 2008
Knitting Sheep
Mood:  energetic
Topic: Knitting

Western Reserve Knitting Guild will be knitting Sheep next month. Here's one of my samples. Isn't she the cutest knitter ever?

 

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 10:16 AM EDT
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Monday, 21 April 2008
Alpaca Smiles
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Knitting

Aren't these just the cutest smiles to wake up too? 



 


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Sunday, 20 April 2008
New Arrivals
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Humming from the pasture
Topic: Knitting


 

Gor some "new yarn" today. Colossus and El Jefe came to live in the back yard. I'll try and get close ups later.

Posted by knitamaniac at 7:08 PM EDT
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Thursday, 3 April 2008
Mitten Blitz
Mood:  bright
Topic: Knitting

The Helping Hearts for Cheyenne River (Native American Support Yahoo Group) are doing a mitten drive for the reservation for the Winter of 2008/2009 season. Ann one of the moderators is having a contest.

Here are the rules:

The Roolz are simple:

1) Make. Knit, crochet, sew (yes, fleece counts!) and buy.

2) Document. Send me photos of the ones you hand make that I can post to this blog to inspire us all ( email to amcmanus@ptd.net)

If I see pictures from you of at least 8 pairs, you will be entered into the prize draw for one of 8 fabulous prizes.

3) Mail. Mittnz are to be mailed to Cheyenne River Reservation (CRYP P.O. Box 410, Eagle Butte, SD 57625) during the last week in September so that the Youth Project (the YP in the address) is blitzed with hand covers the first week in October when the weather starts its evil descent into winter.
 Note from Ann:

Interpretation of the Roolz: Handcovers need to be warm. And since little kids tend to prefer brighter colors, the small ones should be less conservative than the big ones. They need to fit human hands! Any size. Any color. Mittens, gloves, wristers, fingerless, thumbless. Beyond that, let's not "overthink" this project.

I will post all photos. If you wantt o send me a picture each time you finish a pair, great. Want to wait until you have completed the challenge (8 pairs), fine too. Include the ones you bought if you are so inclined. Send photos! They inspire us all.

 

Won't you join Ann and the rest of the group in knitting mittens?  I'll be joining in and hope to send at least 25 pairs.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 7:37 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Fingerless gloves
Mood:  bright
Topic: Knitting

Had a little extra time on my hands and one small skein of Regia yarn.  I came up with a light weight but warm pair of fingerless gloves in a Fan and Feather pattern.  My daughter Brandi is modeling them and she's rather tiny. They're rather big on her.

 

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 3:52 PM EST
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Thursday, 14 February 2008
Mittens
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Peace and Quiet !
Topic: Knitting


 

We've had snow since last Friday and the girls were off school for five days...   I did have lots of knitting time and designed this pair of Fairisle mittens.  School is finally back in today so I'll finally have a bit of peace and quiet.  

Posted by knitamaniac at 8:04 AM EST
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Saturday, 2 February 2008
Hemlock Ring Blanket
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Knitting

I finally got around to blocking my Hemlock Ring blanket.  I will be knitting it again in wool but, tried it for the first time in some old Sayelle Acrylic that was donated to me.  I loved knitting the pattern and especially enjoy how it turned out.  I killed the acrylic by ironing it so it is quite large. more than six feet around, I'm guessing.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 9:48 AM EST
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Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Brea Tote Bag
Mood:  happy
Topic: Knitting


Just completed a Brea Bag (free pattern off the net) as a gift. I had such fun making this pattern. It's pretty shade of dusty pink and I lined it with brown suede cloth with pink embroidery on it.

 


Posted by knitamaniac at 1:25 PM EST
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Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Reversible Cables
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Knitting

I'm teaching two classes at North East Ohio's Knitter's Fantasy in April. One of my classes will be a sampler scarf of reversible cables. What do you think?

 


 


Posted by knitamaniac at 8:00 AM EST
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Hat and Mittens
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Knitting
Just finished some Holiday Knitting. I've made a lovely Fairisle set of Hats and Mittens for  gift.  They were so nice to make I plan to start on another set right away.


 

Mike, Karrie, and the baby as well as Jackie are coming in for Thanksgiving. Jamie, Becca, Onya, and Noah will be here as well as Katie, Sierra, Beth and Brandi. We will have quite a houseful.  I am so blessed and God is so good! 

Posted by knitamaniac at 5:39 AM EST
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Monday, 1 October 2007
Knitting Needle Curtain
Topic: Knitting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made a new "curtain" for my sewing room.  I purchased new sets of great bamboo circular needles in 16", 24", and 32" as well as 5" double points and crochet hooks from a great vendor on Ebay.  Needed something to store them in so I sewed a curtain for the bottom half of my window.  Works great!  Also, notice the colorful holders to keep my double points together. I found out that the pencil grips you can buy at Dollar Tree work great to hold your needles together if you cut them into small slices! 


Posted by knitamaniac at 11:02 AM EDT
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