Saturday, April 25, 2009


Queenie's Natural Dye Studio is awesome! Friendly service is so important here! Now this is what I call yarn! These fabulous mini skeins are enough to make something glorious. Plus, Amanda Perkins is a crocheter! Amanda has got some heartful, soulful things going on! Color, texture, content, and patterns the best of all inspiration! My new yarns leave me smitten! Where's my hook! Ravelry fans view her goodness here at Queenieamanda! Bloggers go here, Dye Studio Diary! Plus her Lula Scarf happens to be on the cover UK's Inside Crochet.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I got my granny square packages filled with homemade goodies, each receives a phone fob w/angel charm, and a set of milleflori crochet stitch markers(or knit!) And, crocheted granny square key chains! Uyp!

It was alot of fun to think of the recipients and to pray for each of them. I even coded the packages! Woop!
I wondered if my car would make it to the Post Office. It was starting to fail me. Not hitting on all cylinders equals loss of power. Hubby is charging up my fishin' truck and I will hopefully make it to work tommorrow. Last month he took me out to test drive, it look like we will have to ask them, "When are you going to lower the APR to 0%!" We have been patiently waiting.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I finally finished an heirloom baby blanket for my granddaughter, Lily Ryan, born last August. It was put off due to my injury. It is done with Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool in Eggshell. Lily received it right before Easter, yeah! I really enjoyed making this ripple(eer, feather and fan!) So elegant and classy! Now I see the spring issue of Vogue Knitting has a ripple dress, I am so thinking of doing this in black. I love the 360 degree shoot the ripple is the second view. My mother made one for my oldest boy and he wasn't into it, either was my second boy, but when my daughter found it, she went nuts! It was my daughter's blankie! Now, the tradition goes on! My daughter told me Lily took right to it!

I have offered to be an angel to my group, Granny Squares, on ravelry. I have made two squares each for three persons. I designed some and modified others using different finishes or colors. Chris Simon's Supernova was fun to make as was Suzan720's Ice Cave(I renamed Ice Cave Plunkin' due to the mods). I designed the Lotus and Dragonflies in the blue colors and the Pink Dragonflies.