Friday, August 29, 2008

Breast cancer awareness afghan

I made this for Kara (pictured holding her afghan) to raffle off for her MSABC team. It was supposed to be 20 squares, but being the procrastinator I am, I only was able to finish 9. I will get started sooner next year!
Now I need to start on my boss' (soon to be ex) green transplant ribbon ghan for his going away gift. Something to keep him warm in Pennsylvania. I see ribbons in my sleep! LOL

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sonya's Country Car Coat....Completed!

Yes, children, it is completed! I really like it, it is very warm. and if you are wondering, yes, I have to stand in my bathtub to get a good photo from my big mirror. I promised Sonya I wouldn't take her pic and post it on the web. So, I guess this is the fashion show you are going to get. Now, I have to finish the breast cancer ghan and figure out what color I want to make MY Car coat! I really like this pattern. Moves fast and seeing results fast (yup, instant gratification, baby, that's what I'm all about!) certainly helps to push to the end. Not to mention the accolades from Bobicus Maximus on Ravelry for successfully completing my Olympian task! BRING IT ON!

All done but the edge and collar!

WOOHOOO! 3.5 hours to go and just the edging and collar to go. Can't wait and the excitement is building! I did add 5 rows of inverted edging to the bottom and like the length a lot better!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It fits!

finally got this together last night. Started the outer trim before making the collar/edging. Had to model it to send photo to Sonya to see if she likes the length. I do not. Covers my butt, but needs to be longer to truly be a "coat" for my tastes. Am going to invert the pattern stitches along the bottom edge about 3- 4 rows. I'm really liking this sweater....will have to make one for me now! Can hopefully finish today, but laundry and kitty litter do stand in my way....not to mention cleaning my kitchen and making meatloaf for dinner...! I'm sure chauferring a teen or two around will be added in there somewhere!
As for Fay, we never lost power for any length of time. Just a few blips. Hubby thought I was nuts for turning off the air (until the house started filling up with teenagers and girls who's power was out and NEEDED a shower!). After living without it for 3 years after the last round of hurricanes that moved thru here, I WAS NOT going to chance it again. Hope my friends in Daytona fared well, as the storm stalled there for a few days. I also hope they don't have to make a mad dash for UF this weekend as KeiLani starts classes on Monday. Ok, I'm off to see what I can accomplish today!
Oh yeah, and don't tell, but I ordered a Bobicus Maximus lapel pin for Sonya to wear on the sweater, notating that it was done for her for the Ravelympics 2008 on ravelry! (I ordered one for me too!)

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's beginning to look like a sweater!


Yes, it is raining here. Tropical Storm Fay is stalled over our little corner of the world. Work and school have been cancelled. Gotta love it, the kids went to school Monday and have been off the rest of the week. 4/5 Hurricane days gone. It is better to be safe than sorry, I know.
This means I may finish Sonya's sweater by Sunday! Woooohooo! Sleeves (and laundry) will be done today. Will post pics later.
Hope you all are staying dry. I'm stayin' inside...funny, we haven't even lost power (yet)....keep your fingers crossed. Living out in the boonies, we used to be the first ones to lose it! Better get to the sleeves!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

no time for sleeves

Haven't had too much time these past couple of days to work on sleeves. Bummer! What with the kids going back to school for a day, then having hurricane days Tues and Wed. Thank goodness Fay turned farther south. Sorry for the Orlando folks, but it was breezy, cloudy, and sunny up here yesterday. Oh yeah, not to mention attempting to go live with two new analyzers at work. Yippeee!
Am hoping to get home this evening and at least make ONE sleeve a reality! Have a great day and I'll keep you posted!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Mean old Sonya won't let me post her photo here, but I do have her back (in more ways than one!). I did rip out the entire back and both fronts as my boys were driving to Gainesville to do some school shoppoing on Saturday. By Sunday evening, I was back where I started, plus the beginning of one sleeve; it fits so much nicer now! I have pics of me wearing it so you can see the front pieces.
Yes, I did take the pics in the bathroom at work, as you might tell from the lovely sink faucets. Am now headed home to attempt to finish at least one sleeve!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Too Small

well, the results are in. The sweater is too small in the armpit area. Yeah, that happens all the time. I was going to try to add to it, but want it to be right. I am going to ripit all out and start again. Luckily, it's a fast moving pattern and I should still be able to finish by next Sunday's closing ceremonies!

Today, I need to take the boys clothes shopping. School starts Monday...thank goodness. Since they can both drive, I can work on the sweater in the car! Little do they know the evil genius that is their mom! LOL. Anyhow, hope to repost my progress tomorrow after the MIS race...GO Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler, and Juan Pablo Montoya!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


attached are the updated pics of the sweater I'm making for the Ravelympics. For those of you who don't know, Ravelry is a site for knitters and crocheters to showcase and log their creations. Meet fellow crafters, acquire new patterns, and just share with your crafting buddies.

Anyhow, the two front pieces are done. I attached the fronts and tacked the shoulder seams. I will take a pic of Sonya with it tomorrow. I'm hoping the armholes are big enough, but I always have problems with armholes and sleeves. I think I'll be adding length, ripping out seams and elongating the armholes. But I KNOW I can get this done by next Sunday and the Olympics end!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ravelympics update

These are projects I'm making for the Ravelympics 2008 and Crochet Games of Ancient Greece on Crochetville Forum. The sweater is LionBrand Country Car Coat. I'm making it for my friend Sonya at work. Have to finish it by August 24.....I think I can, I think I can! The Pink Ribbon squares are for an breast cancer awareness afghan for raffle at work. Needs to be finished by Aug 29....I KNOW I CAN! LOL....Will keep posting pics as I progress. I WANT TO WIN! Blades of Glory...How about Hooks of Glory? Blazing Hooks? I'd better get back to crocheting!

My first blog

Wow. Here it is. My little place on the web to put my stuff. Pretty cool. Hope to get some pics posted during the coming days. Right now, I'm working on the Lion Brand Country Car Coat for the Ravelympics. Did most of the back during the Nationwide race at Watkins Glen yesterday. Pic will follow as soon as I get it taken!
Have to take Tim to Shelby's house. An hour round trip. Yippeee! Later, Beth