Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yes, I'm insane ..........

Pattern is from .... 1/12 scale knitted baby booties.

knitted with 6/0 needles & size 8 perle cotton. instructions call for #80 tatting thread but I don't own any ..... what I used was quite small enough, thankyouverymuch! LOL

Friday, May 28, 2010

I am me .........

This was published on the Web by Virginia Satir. I’ve no idea how many years ago, but it was a long time back. At one point in my life, this …. I suppose you’d call it a poem? article? I’m not sure! ….. anyhow, this gave me something to hang on to. Sometimes by my fingernails, or the skin of my teeth ….. but it was a very dark time & I needed the self-investment this gave me. At the time, I was not ‘okay’. Eventually, I was okay. This expresses some of those feelings much better than I could.

I hope it is a help to someone else who might need to know that it is okay to not be okay but to be working on it.

‘A Goal of Living’

I am me.

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me -- my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all its thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they may be -- anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement; my mouth, and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud or soft; and all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself.

I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.

I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friends with me in all my parts. I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look out for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.

however I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is me. This is authentic and represents where I am at that moment in time.

When I review later how I look and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded.

I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the to tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.

I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.

I am me, and I am okay.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reducio 10

The two most important parts of my May 2010 Reducio swap package .... an Awesome Sock and an Even More Awesome Dragon. You'd have to see these to believe the tiny stitches!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A gift for a little girl, coming in September.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wedding socks

The Wedding Kilt and Here Comes the Bride, both patterns by Meagheen Ryan. Check on Ravelry or Meagheen's Etsy store.

I used pearl beads with holes too small to fit the yarn thru, so I sewed my beads on. They are backed with iridescent sequins and held in place with tiny iris-finish clear delica beads. Altho the pattern doesn't call for it, I also added the tiny beads to each of the pearl stitches that form the holder for the bouquet.

I will probably go back & embroider over the belt for the sporran on the heel of the Wedding Kilt, to define it better. If I do, I'll use silver embroidery floss.

For those who don't know, a sporran is like a purse but for a guy. It is worn over the kilt, which has no pockets, to give the man a place for wallet, keys, etc. It's original use was for food, money, and other small essentials a man might need during battle or a long day at the Games.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink Sheep!

I couldn't resist! Downloaded this pattern months ago but a friend is having a little girl ... so ... pink sheep!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Important Are You?

A message as published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corp., Hartford, CT., 06101, 1983

How Important Are You?

More than
you think.
A rooster
minus a hen
no baby chicks.
Kellogg minus
a farmer
no corn flakes.
If the nail
factory closes,
what good is the
hammer factory?
genius wouldn't have
amounted to much
if the
piano tuner
hadn't shown up.
A cracker maker
will do better
if there's a
The most skillful
surgeon needs
the ambulance driver
who delivers the
Just as Rodgers
needed Hammerstein
you need someone
and someone
needs you.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kilt Hose

Test knit of an adult kilt hose pattern by Meagheen Ryan

Kilt Hose

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ravenclaw Tiara

Another Meagheen Ryan design - the first I've done of the four Houses.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fireman Mini sock

Another design from Meagheen Ryan

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More bead work .......

My interpretation of an ice-covered branch & a small clear glass vase covered in white & silver beads.

Miss Lizzie

Miss Lizzie is a Susan Cooper design.

Beaded needle cases

A few beaded needle cases done with Delicas.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Test knit

Test knit for one the 'my' designers

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Crazyfoot yarn!

Back in February, I was lucky enough to be chosen to get a free skein of Crazyfoot sock yarn from and yesterday I finished the first sock with it. I started the sock April 29 & flew thru the leg. Then, for some reason, had problems with keeping my stitch count over the heel flap & due to other commitments took 2 days to finish the foot. But the first one is done, the second is cast on. Love this yarn!

The Crazyfoot sock yarn knits up like a dream! It has a nice spring to it, feels soooo soft and has wonderful stitch definition!