Saturday, February 19, 2011

Reading is. . . necessary!

Hi, everyone! My blog today is devoted to my bookworm tendencies. I recently purchased a Kobo E reader and it is amazing! So glad to have been able to get it.

I've been reading Jodi Picoult books lately and they are so thought provoking. Currently, I'm on "Plain Truth" about the Amish, having just finished her book on Asperger's "House Rules." I heartily recommend this one as it is an eye opener about autism. Great reading, you'll get absorbed in the story.

"Nineteen Minutes" and "The Pact" are also very good -- recommend them heartily. I cannot imagine the world without books. . .they carry me away to places I want to go.. . happy reading!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why a Stash is Better than Cash!

My stash of yarn is colorful and quirky. It's piled high in a corner of my craft room -- aka, the extra bedroom-- and it tumbles together in varying shades of yellow, blue, pink, black and on and on.

To some, it's a corner of the room that's a mess. To me, it's security and comfort in a way no bank account could ever be. What if the bottom tumbles out of my world and I have only money for food? No problem. My stash will keep me going. What if I am bored to tears and have nothing to do? No problem. My stash will keep me going. What if I'm preoccupied with worries? No problem. My stash will keep me going.

You get the picture. In that corner are endless possibilities just waiting to be explored and explore it I will. . . How about you?

Here is a picture of some of my latest creations made out of baby yarn and of course, yarn that has been split for good old 4-ply worsted. Tell me what you think! Better yet, send pictures of what you're doing! Knit and crochet forever!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ear infection; sinus trouble and knitting!

An ear infection and sinus problems have slowed me down a little, but here is a photograph of my latest creations for the Barbie doll wardrobe. I have found that Lion Brand Vanna's Glamour Yarn works especially well and is inexpensive for these clothes. My girls are ready for a night on the town while the little sisters stay home! Happy knitting and crocheting!

In answer to the comment, the dolls are all mine. Two are when I was young -- the rest I found at thrift stores!! A few from ebay. You'd be amazed how many are hiding on the shelves of thrift stores!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

5 done, 996 to go!!!

Here is picture I just took. The girls are modeling some of my latest knitting -- if you think you can't find the yarn -- have I got news for you!!! Separate the 4-ply good old worsted into 2-ply and it works perfectly! Not only have you the right weight, but any color of your choice! brilliant! I cannot take credit for this idea, however, as a woman told me this over 30 years ago! As a grandma -- I now find I have the time to do this. What do you think? What are your knitting projects? Let me know!!!