Lace Knit and Croched Shrug

A wonderful Lace Knit and Crochet Shrug for dressing up to go out on the town.  Looks great with a thin or strap less dress for a Cocktail Party or the coming Christmas Events.  I am sure lots of us are looking now to see what we are going to wear this coming Festive Season.  Again…this could be knit with a nice silk yarn.  It would be possible to add-on some stunning Beads at the Ruffle.

Blue Silk Shrug

Wonderful for around the house.  Love to wear it over a nice light top or going out to a Restaurant. Sometimes you  never know if you are sitting under any vents.  I do like to be comfortable and enjoy my company and not have to be cool.  So this shrug is perfect for keeping me warm.  You can close it at the front as much or as little as you like.  It has a nice relaxed feel to it.   Any type of Yarn could be use for this depends on the look you would like.  The pattern then has to be modified to adjust for the needle size and yarn thickness used.   I have use a “Baby Bamboo” Yarn by Sirdar Snuggly.

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

This was so sweet to see.  My Husband and I where just sitting in the backyard, enjoying a nice day, this past Summer in our Backyard.  When I spotted something sitting on the Fence tucked into the bushes.  As I looked closer….to my surprise it was a young Squirrel sleeping.  I grabbed our camera and snuck up to it as close as I could.  Again ….I was amazed that I was able to get to almost one meter to the Fence till the Squirrel got a little nervous.  This cute little Squirrel only then started to move.  I was able to take a lot of pictures and one even with it still sleeping.

Purple Jacket / Cardigan

Purple Jacket / Cardigan

This is a great

to wear for the upcoming cooler days.  Can be worn over a Tank-Top half buttoned up or just leave it open.  Another option would be to button it up all the way. 

I have knit it with a yarn that has Mohair in it and for some this particular yarn may be too itchy to wear with no Top underneath. 

Any other type of yarn can be use to knit this cardigan, as long as you make sure the gauges are correct.

Foursquare Bracelet

This Foursquare Bracelet was a fun project.  The pattern asked for Swarovski Crystal to add-on by the Clasp.  I chose to use up some of my black beads instead.  Enjoy wearing it as it is lose almost more a Bangle Bracelet.   You could wear two at a time or make the clasp more dramatic.   Add it on with another one of your favourite Bracelet as I am wearing it.

Just a few of my “Clapotis” Scarfs to Show

“Clapotis Scarf”

This particular scarf pattern has really grabbed my interested to knit several of them.  It is so much fun to knit with all the fun Yarns.   Fleece Artist,  Hand Dyed Yarns and some variegated Yarns can make a unique one of a kind pattern. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

You decrease on one side and increase on the other side of the Scarf.  As you knit along you drop stitches in the appropriate places and the fun begins.  One always gets this great surprise in how different each scarf looks at the end.  I have not knit one that turned out the same. For fun I have added some  Seedbeads to the ends that the stitch gets dropped down.  looks nice too.   You can add as many repeats of the pattern to make it the width you like.  I am tempted to knit a blanket in this pattern with some of my stashed wool.  I will see how my free time will be over this winter.

Amazing Clouds before the Storm

This was a really windy afternoon on August 21st.2009. Clouds

The weather forecast called for tornado watch in our area and there was a Cloudetouchdown at a Horse Stable just outside our Town that day.

                                        Clouds                                                Thunder clouds roared south and east  turning blue skies black in minutes, then lightning and torrents of rain. And just as suddenly, the rain moved on and left sun filtering through fire-red clouds.