Thursday, July 10, 2008

Row and Stitch Markers

I just am not creative person. I may have mentioned that I am extremely good at following directions, though. So, I just stumbled upon (well sort of, I read her blog regularly) Turtlegirl's generous posting of how to make stitch and row markers in a very easy to read Word document format. Now, all I need are pliers, beads and some wire to make this cute little row marker:

Here is a link to her site with the free download.

Photo courtesy of TurtleGirl at

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Ok, this sock scrap blanket is taking over my life! What started as a fun little project to use up some extra yarn, has turned into a full blown addiction. I know I'm not alone. There is a whole forum on Ravelry dedicated to this deceptively simple yet obsessive project. It's right here if you want to see how many people just on Ravelry have been sucked in to Shelly Kang's delightful blankie. I am posting a link to her free pattern here with a strong warning to proceed at your own risk.

I even have my 1 1/2 year old daughter helping me with squares! This is bad. Very, very bad. I have a lace shaw to finish for my BFF's wedding in October and oodles of Christmas presents to get done. If only I could put down the squares! I can quit anytime, really.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Paying it Forward

I'm SO EXCITED to be a involved in the Pay It Forward Exchange! I found out about it from the Pay it Forward group on Ravelry!

Let me tell you about it, these are the instructions: It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.

So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF! You will enjoy it just as much as we do!

And, have 6 months to get your gifts done! Come on, you know you would love to be one of my angels. Then, one day, but you don't know will get a gift that I have made especially for YOU!

Please remember, you don't have to knit or crochet to participate, anyone who can make a nice handmade gift is welcome to join :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Who Doesn't Like Free?

1,000 posts. I think with all my blogs, I'm up to 20. Here is a link to a contest a woman is doing as a 1,000 post celebration with a chance to win something.

Good luck to everyone!