Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I think someone got a little carried away knitting these socks for me!
But she got them done so I can wear them as I deliver toys to all the good girls and boys!
Here they are. They sure feel wonderful on my feet. I understand they were knit with Emily Parson’s Sophie’s Toes Sock yarn and the color is Crushed Velvet. Won’t they be perfect when I put on my red crushed velvet suit on Christmas eve!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Looks like these mice are still stirring…..that is until Christmas Eve Santa hopes!
Santa wonders what’s up with this mouse who thinks he is Santa Claus?
Mrs. Santa is dressed for the holidays wearing her pearls and her best dress.
Santa says “Only 15 more days until Christmas!”
Monday, December 9, 2013
Who do THEY think they are?
Santa says “Imposters, every one of them….especially that guy in the red hat and shirt.
Y’all know I am the REAL Santa.”
I am the one that helped the Packers deliver the win yesterday!
P.S. If I ever do decide to retire I may pass my job onto the guy in the red shirt and hat.....I hear he's been in training for my job for over 20 years! Signed, Santa
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Santa is filling some BIG shoes for the Pack today – Size 16!
He’s asking for a little help so some of his friends are here too!
A Packer Shrine!
The lamp will be lit for the Pack!
Love our Pack!
Bart Starr and a young Jeff will be cheering for the Pack!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
This drapes beautifully when you wear it.
I have had many requests for instructions for this shawl so I wrote these up to share with you.
Shawl With MAGIC FRINGE
This is a pattern that can be made with a variety of yarns and needle sizes.
The directions are flexible and the size is up to you and the amount of yarn you have.
I made mine with MODA DEA Ticker Tape ribbon yarn – a bulky category yarn. I used about 3 1/2 skeins for a nice size shawl.
I used size 15 needles, working back and forth on a circular needle which is what I prefer for any item of this size or larger. You can also use regular single pointed needles.
Cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1 and all wrong side (uneven) rows: Purl
Row 2 (right side) Knit 1, increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting first in the front of the stitch and then in the back of the stitch, place a marker on needle and knit remaining 4 stitches.
Row 4: Knit 2 stitches, increase one stitch in next stitch, pass marker and knit remaining 4 stitches.
Continue to increase one stitch before the marker (in right side knit rows) until you have used about half of your yarn.
Decrease as follows: Knit 2 stitches together before the marker on each right side row.
When only 6 stitches remain purl the last wrong side row.
Knit 2 together, cut yarn (leaving at least 8 inches) and pull it through the stitch.
Take the needle out of the remaining 4 stitches and unravel….YES, that is when the MAGIC happens.
You can see me doing these steps if you go to my blog post:
Variations: You can use any bulky yarn with size 15 needles.
You can also use finer yarn and smaller needles. I would suggest you do a swatch with the yarn and needles you plan on using.
This can be made smaller to make a scarf rather than a shawl.
There are so many gorgeous yarns available today that would be perfect to use with these instructions.
It’s quick, easy and something you can do for gifts for everyone on your list!
I would love to see a picture of your finished shawl or scarf.