Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Knitting with Debbie

I enjoy reading Debbie Macomber books and have also found out that she is a knitter and also has several knitting books out now. The one books coincides with one of her novels. I think I'm going to have to check out some of er knitting books.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Learning to Spin

For Christmas I received a high whorl drop hand spindle. It is very beautiful and the hand painted design on the top is gorgeous. I also got the book "Spinning in the Old Way" by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts. The book is VERY informative and full of illustrations. My problem, I'm just not grasping it.

Maybe this is going to be one of those I need to see it in SLOW motion to get it or it could be that I'm left handed and that is posing a problem. Who know with me. I'm "backwards" so that may just be my problem.

Here is my beautiful spinner.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Knitting "club"

I finally ventured out of my "shell" and went to knitting group tonight. They meet one Wednesday nights for an hour for knitting and coffee. I had a really nice time and got to meet C.C., C.C.'s 8 yr old daughter, Damira, and Amy.

I took my Entrelac scarf with me to work one. I would really like to get it finished before the wedding in 3 weeks. I know I can do it if I stop starting NEW projects. That is my down fall, I see stuff I want to knit and sort of start it before I finish off another project. Since I have a nice LONG car ride to Florida I need something to work on while keeping Brian company and playing navigator.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Crochet Ville Spring Fling Swap Questionnaire

Here is the questionnaire for the Crochet Ville Spring Fling Swap.

Since we are an international group I will do my best to match people from the USA with people in the USA and so on. If you have an APO/FPO address you have the option of swapping with someone in the USA or Over Seas. You can choose to contact your person or you can be completely secret. I like the TOTAL surprise aspect of swaps but that is just me.

Sign ups will be open from Today (Jan 14th) until February14th, yes I realize this is a month. I will try to have your swap Partners out to you before the February 28th. Your Box need to be post marked no LATER than March 31st, the weekend after Easter.

You can email me (knittinmitchie AT gmail DOT com) the questionnaire or leave it as a PM on the Ville(I'm KnittinMitchie). Also if you have any questions you can leave it here on the blog, email me or pm me.

Here are some suggestions for what to put in your pal's box:

  • At least one skein of yarn or thread
  • A pattern, this can be printed from the internet from a free pattern site, preferably something they can make with their skein of yarn or thread.
  • Small bag/bar of your pals favorite candy. After all the swap will be around Easter.
  1. Full name and screen name:
  2. Postal address:
  3. Email address and preferred method of contact:
  4. Price range 15£ or $15 (this DOES NOT include postage):
  5. Any allergies? Pet free/ smoke free, what's your preference? Do you smoke or have pets?:
  6. Color and fiber preference, favorite tool, favorite hook size, and what you like to crochet:
  7. What do you drink Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa and what is your favorite candy:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Amigurumi Octopus

Here is Mr. Octopus. The pattern is from Knit 1 Magazine and can be found HERE. His body is done in single crochet and the legs are i-Cords. Over all he is a rather easy projects.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


I finished Sheldon earlier today. He will be leaving our home in Texas and traveling to Virgina for a first birthday. Sheldon will have a n octopus as a travel partner once I get Mr. Octopus crocheted.