Friday, September 21, 2007

Candy Corn Dishcloth

I just finished the Illusion Candy Corn Dishcloth. I love it. It was such an easy knit. I started yesterday and got the yellow and orange done. Today I knit the white and it took about 1/2 hour. I think it took me about an hour and half to make. I plan on making more. It took alittle over an oz total in cotton. My kid thought it was cool looking.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Haven't had time for a update lately.
Hubby reformated my computer... UHHH
I'm still trying to get everything back the way I like it...
And I don't think it runs any better than before he messed with it.

I'm sending WAY to much time on Ravelry.. My id is Betsy023.
I LOVE IT.. I have so many projects lined up...

Haven't work on my hemmie lately. I did finish a baby ghan for a friend and also working on a one piece kimono from Mason Dixon book. I'm borrowing it from the Library. I think I'm heading to Michael's tomorrow to use a 50% off coupon to get it.

I mailed on my first box to my secret pal 11. I've very nerves about it. I hope she likes evrything.I'm starting to work on the second box.

I'm also working on my Fall into Autumn swap. I should be starting her dishcloth tomorrow.

I should be getting my EcoWool tomorrow. There has been such a demand for it, that a lot of places have it backed ordered. I order yarn to make a hemmie for me and my SIL for Christmas...

I also placed an order with KnitPicks... I couldn't wait for Santa to bring me Options for Christmas. I can't wait to get them.

Well have to get the kiddo ready for bed so I have some knitting time.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

DogDaysofSummer Exchange

I got a wonderful package from my angel spoiler KT today. My first spoiler went AWOL.
Hope all is well with her.
Here is what was in my package.

Dimpled Dishcloth designed by KT. LOVE IT!!

Dishcloths by the dozen booklet Didn't have it!!

Sugar&Cream Stripes in Pinky Stripes.LOVE IT!! I'm going to knit a dimpled DS out of it.

Candle tin with a B on top, scent is beachside. Can't wait to burn it!!

B Shaped sticky notes. Cute!

2 M&M sticky notes. Can't have enough sticky notes

M&M note pad. I going to put it in my project bag.

Super Duckie soap. LOVE IT!! It's going in my kids duckie bathroom.

Also a cute card with 3 surfboards

Once again thanks KT for the wonderful package.

Progress on my Hemlock Ring Blanket KAL

I was on round 68 and I notices the stitches didn't flow nice around the circulars. I was using size 9 32" circulars. I didn't want to wait to order or buy longer circulars. I was trying to think of what to do. I thought about using 2 circular needles but couldn't figure it out. Then a light bulb went off in my head. I have a set of Boyle changeable needles. I got my 2 longest cables and conneted them. Now I have room for all those stitches. I still have a few more shorter cables I can attach, if need.

Here is a picture of round 70. I'm on round 73 now. I order some Eco Wool yesterday. Can't wait for it to come.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Secret Pal 11

I came home from running errand today to a wonder package. I got my first box from my secret pal. Funny thing about this is I was shopping today for my Secret Pal.

The box was stuff to the gills.

5 crochet hooks, size 7,C,J,K,N

2 pair of straight needles Size 10 and 10 1/2

KNIT PICK OPTIONS Size 6 needles and 2 32" cables

Needle/Hook roll up

The cutest project bag, it's embroidered with a knitting sheep and say BETSY'S KNITTING.

A skein of Lily Elite Cotton in white and a ball of Sugar&Cream in Country Sage ombre

A cute pair of footies made with fixation yarn. Shades of pink.

2 Cucumber melon candles

Cucumber melon body wash

Juicy Pomegranate body mist


Thanks so much.

I'm off to knit a dishcloth with the S&C and try the KP Options. I've been wanting to get a set and this is the best way to test them out.
Also need to switch over my hemlock ring blanket an other project to my new project bag.
Can't wait to show everything off.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Fall into Autum Exchange

1. Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been doing it?
I do both. Right now I'm a better crocheter than knitter. I'm working more on my knitting than crochet. My Step mom taught me to crochet in 94 and my Grandma taught me in 2000.
2. Have you made dischloths before? Do you use them yourself, give them as gifts, or both?
Yes I have knitted dishcloth, I use and give them as gifts.
3. What's your favorite cotton to make cloths from?
I've only used Peaches and Sugar n Cream
What cotton would you like to try that you haven't before ?
Some of the organic cotton or linen
4. If you knit, do you prefer circular or straight needles?
Circular all the way.
For all, do you prefer wooden, metal, or plastic needles?
Right Now my Turbo Addi's.
I'm still hoping the Santa will bring a set of Knit Pick Options for Christmas
5. What are your favorite colors? Any colors you don't like much?
I like pinks, purples,melon,peaches,teal, browns. Not a big Red or Orange fan.
6. What do you like best about Autumn?
Kids go BACK to School. I like the cool weather and seeing the leaves change color
7. Pies: Pumpkin? Apple? Pecan? All of em? or No Thanks!
Pumpkin and Dutch Apple Pie
8. When you were a kid, were you the one who couldn't wait to get started with school , or the one who overslept on the 1st day?
I couldn't wait for school to start.
I'm the oldest of 4. Couldn't wait to get away for my sister and brothers.
9. Do you celebrate Halloween?
We do decorations, costumes and trick or treating. I Love making my kids costumes.
10. If you had to choose just 3 edible 'goodies' to eat for a full year, what 3 would you choose?
1.Reese's Peanut EGGs(normal or mini size)
2.Strawberries and cheese cake
3. Spritz cookies
11. Do you have any pets? Kids? Husbands who seem like kids? ;)
Yes to all three
One cat. 2 kids (Son 11, Daughter(3))And one big kid(Hubby(33))
12. If you were to describe a particular yarn that shares traits of your personality, what would it be and why?
I would love to be a high end yarn but I'm not. I would say I am like cotton.
Strong person, can handle what is throw at me.
13. Do you use your cloths mostly for dishcloths, or as facecloths?
14. Favorite Fall Holiday: Halloween or Thanksgiving and why?
Thanksgiving. I love family getting together and all that YUMMY FOOD!!!
15. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should know about?
Can't stay the smell of Smoke. I quite over 6 months ago.
I have been smoke free for 6M 3D 11h 45m (187days).
I have saved $646.83 by not smoking 3,749 cigarettes,
Life Saved 2W 4D 5h 23m

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Ravelry Update

You signed up on June 28, 2007
You are #11436 on the list.
461 people are ahead of you in line.
18767 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far

I'm getting so close I can almost taste it LOL
They are really moving along.. On Aug 16th I had 2059 people in front of me.
Can you tell I'm exicted!!!!