Saturday, November 12, 2005

Magic Scarf

I'm working on creating a magic scarf. I saw a photo the other day and had to make my own. Here is what I am doing incase you want to knit along.

I am using a very large size circular needle. I think it is a size 15 and the needle length is only about 20" max. I am using one strand of Red Heart Gemstone (greens and purples- Super saver size) and one strand of Bernat Eyelash White held together. I have 2 skeins of the eye lash to use on this.

I have cast on 36 stitches and am working in knit around in a circular piece. I am going to work until I have run out of both skeins of the eyelash yarn. When done I will post the bind off method I learned and will tell how to make it magic so it can gbe used as a scarf, a cowl hood, etc. So far I am almost finished with my first skein of eye lash yarn and ready to add on the other. My sample swatch I practiced on workied out great so I can't wait to finish and pull to create this magic scarf.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!!

I am chugging along on all of my Christmas gift projects and I am almost finished. I crocheted matching ponchos for my daughter in law(Aurora) and granddaughter(Pandora). I made a stadium blanket for my daughter(Mandy). A sweater, and socks for my other granddaughter(Mariah), superman socks for my grandson(Brody), thinking Harry Potter items for my other grandson(Justin), and reknitting a baclava(spelling?) for my son (Walter). The Blaclava is a sort of form fitting ski mask used by soldiers. He works at an oil refinery that gets cold in winter. The first one I did would fit an elephant-LOL. After all that time I was going to fix it with a needle and thread. Then decided thatI would never be able to handle seeing him wear it that way so I reluctantly frogged the entire thing and am doing it AGAIN on size 6 needles instead of 8's like before. I am also knitting him some socks in Chicago Bears colors since he faithfully watches this team play. The toes and heels are orange with a white stripe and the body is a soft navy color.

Walter, his children and my nephew (Billy) that just returned from the army are coming over today to help put up my Christmas lights. This way I don't have to try to do it when the snow is flying. As soon as I get a chance I will post pics of my finished and in the works projects.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

2 more OPH ghans finished

I finished 2 more OPH ghans this past week and sent them off.

One is in Red, White and Blue, the other is in Purple and White.

I have also finished 2 more bearghans and a bunch of totes.

I will post the other pics later.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Bearghan pic

This is a bear comfortghan I made for the grandson of a friend who lost his older brother in a school bus accident. These are made for children that have had something tragic happen in ther short lives.

I have two more in progress plus a few Operation Purple Heart Comfortghans. One of the purple/white ones is finished and a red/white/blue one just needs an ourside border to be finished. I will post these pics as I finish them. These colors are just so pretty.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

1 down, 6 - 7 more to go

I have enought squares sent to me by people that were sending them in bulk that I needed extras to make up the afghsn I am assembling for Operation Purple Heart(Heartmade Blessings). I am edging each square, joining them together, bordering the afghan and weaving in the ends. I just finished one purple and white one last night and am now working on a red, white, and blue one. I have one more PW one to finish, three RWB after this one to finish, two bear afghans that we make for small children, ten to twenty totes (for the afghans), one banked afghan (one needed in an emergency), and then I can go back to knitting my socks or working on my poncho.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Linda's Lists

This is my first blog. It is going to be an off-shoot from my main website:

I am always working on my knitting and crocheting. I am going to college full time for my BS in Business Administration while searching for a new job. I also have many other hobbies which I will discuss such as:
Rubber Stamping
Polymer Clay
and so much more. This will become an extension of myself.

I also have a charity that is on going:

We make and collect slippers to give to children in December.

I also work with Heartmade Blessings. We create afghans for people who have gone through something tragic in their lives. We created them for 9/11, teh sniper attacks and military deaths besides peole that are dealing with life threatening diseases. If you would like to know more try: