Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Little Dipper Vest Pattern is Available

This is the Little Dipper vest. The pattern is designed for young girls, approximate ages 2 thru 10 and worked in the Star Stitch pattern. The pattern and project info is available here and payable through PayPal.

Telegraph Road Pattern is Available

Boy, do I make a poor model! Anyway here is a picture of me wearing the Telegraph Road Cardigan and the pattern is available for purchase at Knitting Knorth Designs.
I am also offering this as a class this spring at Cynthia's Fine Yarn and Gifts in Mackinaw City, Mi.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where I've Been

I have had more than enough "stressful situations" to deal with lately. Mike made his annual journey to the V.A. medical center in Millwaukee on May 3rd. Without going into detail, suffice it to say that his '74 Monte Carlo burned to the ground on the way there. Luckily, I still have him!

While he was in Milwaukee for 2 weeks I had to deal with remodeling his bathroom also. All the tile was removed (floor and shower walls), drywall repair, a new coat of the oddest color of paint (called ladyfinger, looks like a golden brown twinkie) and all new tile plus a heating mat under the floor tile which he will absolutely love, if we ever get the right control unit and can actually use it! Also waiting on the tile guy to come back and do something with the areas of gray grout which are supposed to be almond.

I've also been trying to get the flower gardens into shape and plant my vegetable garden but the weather has not been cooperating. We are in the first week of June and it is still freezing at night. I have planted my brassica's, winter squash and cucumbers (lost one to frost, even covered) but my peppers and tomatoes are moving in and out of the garage every day. I did get my seeds planted yesterday: carrots, beets, kohlrabi, radishes and lettuce and the potatoes have been in the ground for a couple of weeks. No sign of them yet!

I have also been doing a little knitting. My brain was under a lot of stress and I started a new design so I had something to focus on. It is a cardigan for children ages 2 thru 10 and knit in KnitCol, a self patterning yarn. It doesn't have a name yet but here is a preview, not quite finished yet! Toes not included.