Friday, January 23, 2009

The Letter to the Committee of Energy and Commerce

Congressmaen Joe Barton and George Randanovich have sent a letter to their fellow members of the Committee of Energy and Commerce. The letter is recommending that the CSPIA be reviewed and revised so that cottage industry will not be harmed. They're pressing them to act before Feb. 10, 2009.

Let's hope the Committee does act in a favorable way and quick!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


My friend gave me this lovely yarn for Christmas a couple years ago. I've started socks with this before back when I was first learning...then tore it out. A few days ago I decided to knock out a pair of socks for Charlotte. It's going to be COLD when we get to Virginia, and she's going to need them. I'll be starting a pair for Peter soon.

Again, I made these up as I went along, using a generic toe up method, on double points, and then added a gull wing stitch on the side, ending with ten rows of ribbing. Absolutely seamless!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

chemo Caps

This is the third chemo cap I've made...ever. I wish it were going to be the last I ever make, but I think it's probably not. Last year I made one for a Great Aunt with Colon Cancer. Then I made another for a skating friend with Colon Cancer.
This year it seems to be Breast Cancer, and this cap is for a friend's Aunt who has breast Cancer. I have another Skating friend who also needs a cap for Breast if only I could knit a little faster...I might be making another soon.

Monday, January 5, 2009

One of my goofiest creations

(Models with candy in their mouths don't smile very well...but don't she look contemporary!)

This could be one of my weirdest sweaters ever. I made it up as I went along, but I had in mind to make a sweater that would go nicely over a dress. Well, it does go over a dress well enough, but my husband said, "are you going to sewing some elastic into the bottom of that?" Okay, it's a bit different. I'm going to focus on the parts I am proud of.

The light brown part on the top and sleeves is knit in a texture pattern that slowed this completion down and make the painstakingly arduous to complete...just so you know.

Perhaps I should have skipped the dark strip on the arm, it's just not wide enough and leaves me thinking, "why?" But I hate to rip things out, and so that's why it remained.

Then I decided to add some laced stitchery...or whatever you'd like to call that. Initially I had this idea of having it go all the way around the skirt, and then two contrasting laces going up the sleeves too...but I got tired of this project and stopped with the first 6 laces. Sigh... But she does like it, she's wearing it now, so I guess I should be happy with the end results.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Peter's Beanies

Oh I don't know what to call them, but I contribute the inspiration for these snow hats to Peter. Why not, his sisters each have their own dress line, lol. Peter gets the hats. And he's a happy model for them.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

More of my hats

So funny story: I gave this brown raglan to my youngest for Christmas. Well...she open up her present, and her dear brother declared, "it's an itchy sweater!"

Then said child proceeded to carry on and on about how "itchy" and "scratchy" the sweater was. His little sister, of course, wanted nothing to do with the sweater (that I slaved over for countless hours). I had to bribe her with candy to get this photo....UGH!

Some of my favorite peoples wearing my hats.