Friday, August 31, 2012


Cowl for sale

you can buy my new creation on my etsy shop
What'd'a Cowl $25

Momma and Daddy

my parents sacrificed so much when they decided that having children and making them the center of their lives was something they wanted to do. I remember seeing my Daddy go to work at the crack of dawn to work, haul hay when he was laid off somewhere, keep groceries in the cabinet, keep smiles on our faces and so much more. I saw my Mom put her own career designs aside to be a stay at home mom and garden and clean our home and all the wonderful Mom things she did. They did all this and had all this struggle because they believed in the American dream. They raised us that we could do anything. My Mom was the first person to tell me that I could be president if I Dad was the first person to tell me that I'd be a great businesswoman parents were the first to laugh at my jokes and the last standing on their feet to cheer me on in even my darkest of moments. My parents believed in a world that could be greater for their c
hildren and for their children children's...that no matter straight or flush, feast or famine, good or bad America was the best country in the world and there is nothing more important or better than family.
Everything I am and everything I believe in I owe to my parents. I live every day trying to show a positive light to friends, family, and strangers alike. I live by the live and let live that my parents taught me....Any time a struggle or problem or moral issue comes up in my life I think of my parents and what they would do and let that be my guide. Every time I come upon something that I think I can not do, it is their teaching me that I can do all things thru Christ that helps me find courage because they gave me the gift of loving and knowing God.
I can never thank them enough. I can never describe with words from my very soul how thankful that I am that my parents decided that I was worth anything and that even if no one else believed I could there were people in this world that just knew I could if I only tried. It was their love and sacrifice that has gotten me to where I am and it is because of them and God that I have anything at all to call my own and I'm so thankful for all of it.
I noticed everything you did Daddy. Nothing you did or sacrificed has gone unnoticed or unappreciated all of those days you drug yourself to work I appreciate and it is you that I use as a measuring stick when I'm taking a measure of me.
Momma in Heaven I saw your struggles in so many ways and all of it is a permanent place in my heart and it is your bravery that you showed in your sickness that makes me feel brave in my own small struggles.
thank you so much for loving me and for everything you have done for me. I love you both so much.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What'd'a cowl

I made this pattern up as I went along......

it's going to be a cowl (I already know the buttons I'm going to use)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Photo classes......more pics

color theory for my masters class

okay, I admit it. I take terrible pictures that lead to getting a 'funny' on pics I post on Rav. Since this hurts my feelings I have dug down deep to take a real photography class as I go doing my masters. Here are a couple of pics that I'm trying to add to see how I am doing thus far.....notice the yellow, orange, and green in the top pic? And what about the bottom pic......? Pink/gray/green......and the lovely background cases.......

what do you think?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

busy little bee am I!

I have been so busy!!! I have knitted yet another shawl (11 of the 12 I wanted to knit this year) and made a scarf and mitts for a friend and yes I even cut my hair soooo short. And I finally finished my Basics part of my 'road to masters' knitting. I mailed it out Friday. I'm super nervous but excited too that I have completed this part of my 'road'

Saturday, August 11, 2012

hair....long beautiful hair....whhhattt? I don't have that?

I like to grow out my  hair for locks of love and donate it *usually around a Presidential election* and was all set to do that this time, only to have the bad news it's not donate worthy due to meds I took & surgeries I had.

I've only had my hair cut 1 time since moving here like 3 years ago & my hair had grown from a long pixie to touching my bra........well no more.

It made me choke back tears to watch her sweep it up and throw it away.....I had never seen so much hair all over in my life.

I'm glad I didn't go back to a pixie because my hair now touches my collar & I feel bald.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

sock monkey take 1

I'm not in love with it.....but I have never knit this pattern before, so I'm hoping I improve for the next time

Friday, August 3, 2012

whats on the needles

the past couple of days I've been playing around with this simple sock pattern with reverse stockinette ankles/feet.

I knit them 2-at-a-time magic loop so I'm almost finished with both socks....then it's on to more contracted knits projects!

I'm using every bit of the 440 yards that I have available to me with this yarn. I'm planning on going back and doing a design on the sock...possibly with a crochet hook.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

ISO P90x/Insanity DVD's

I am probably barking up the wrong tree by posting this here but here it goes....

I am looking for the complete P90x or Insanity DVD series. I can knit you items, trade items like yarn, fiber, books, etc. and if the price is right cash.

message me if you have these to trade...I'd really rather trade.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

mitts and scarf

fingerless mitts and matching scarf. The scarf has 3 different stitch designs including a purl/knit stitch argyle pattern.

for Denise W.