Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another Year...

Wow...cannot believe another year is coming to a close!  I did not post as much as I wanted to this year, but at least I did at all.  Hopefully in the new year I will be around online a bit more.

Wanted to share a few things I have been working on ...

These are a couple of baby blankets I designed for a friend.

I love how well they turned out...

One of my Christmas presents for my Niece:

This was from a pattern I found on ravelry... Celtic Cable Neckwarmer
It knit up really quickly and I loved making it!

Here is a pair of socks I knit a while back and finally got around to taking a picture of them:

They are knit with zauberball.  Love this yarn!!
I used 0's and they have a nice cable pattern.

Since I sew for a living now I thought I would include my latest creation which was a gift for my sister..I had never quilted before so I bought a walking foot and tried it out:

It took a lot longer to do this than I expected, but I was really pleased with the results....

Not sure how much more quilting I will be doing...but the bag turned out pretty well I must say!

Ok....I suppose this will be it for the blog in 2011.  See you next year!


Sunday, October 2, 2011



Been home for a month actually and am finally taking the time to post.  I can't believe how fast time goes by!  I have a few more pictures from my vacation that I wanted to share......

China Town
Got to go to see "Julius Caesar".   Grabbed a picture of one of the dresses on display.

Fabulous LYS in Alexandria...Fibre Space

Ok....moving right along to latest project.  Finished up the baby blanket I started in DC.  It turned out smaller than I expected probably because I never checked my gauge and also assumed I was knitting on size 7 needles.  I was actually using 6's!!!!  It is still a nice blanket and will be a nice gift.

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That's it for this week.  KNIT ON!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I am still on vacation and having a wonderful time.
This is  Tia.  I am house sitting while in DC and taking care of the cat.  She has taken a little time to warm up to me but we are becoming great friends!  Maybe it is that I am the one who controls the food...hmmm

Got to go knitting this week at Stitch DC.  What a great group of people.  I had a nice time with all of them and had wonderful conversation.  I always say the less knitting I actually get done, the better the group ha ha.

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I get to go see more of the dc knitters later today.  Can't wait!

So I thought I would show a couple pictures from sight seeing...

Julia Child's kitchen at the Smithsonian. 

Got to see the First Ladies exhibit as well and unfortunately could not really get any decent pictures as the lighting was dim and all the dresses were behind glass.  I did get this one of Martha Washington's dress with a little glare from the flash.

This is the Martin Luther King Memorial which just opened.  What an awesome sight!

I think that is enough for the tour this week!  My vacation continues and I will have more to show soon!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I made it to Washington DC on Monday after a little glitch with the airline...had to take a later flight, BUT got a couple of round trips out of it so thanks Air Tran. 

Yesterday, which was Tuesday, I felt the earth move....literally.  We had an earthquake here.  I am sure everyone has heard about it by now but I have to say it was pretty freaky.  I have never been in an earthquake before so now I guess I can say that I have been.  Hopefully it will be my last earthquake experience.  Luckily for DC it really did not do much damage and I don't think anyone was hurt.  Whew. 
Now we have a hurricane coming over the weekend...hmmm...hopefully won't be too intense....

Besides that I am having a fabulous visit so far.  I got to go to Looped Yarn Works yesterday.  This is a fabulous LYS on Connecticut Ave.
I met the dcmenknit group there.  I was very happy to get to knit with the gentlemen of DC!mendc
Hopefully I will be able to knit with them a couple more times before I leave.

I also picked up some wonderful yarn to knit the Baby Chalice Blanket.

This is Berroco "Vintage".  40% wool, 50% acrylic, 10% nylon.  Perfect for baby!

OK...That's all for now. 


Saturday, August 20, 2011


The Yarn Doctor is officially on VACATION!  Woo Hoo....Heading to DC on Monday for 2 and a half weeks!  Can't wait.  Hope to get some serious knitting time in and meet some of the DC knitters.  They even have a men's group there so I am very excited.

I wanted to post some new pictures.  First up is the Friday night knitting group in Atlanta...


These are the greatest people!  I met most of them about 5 years ago and we have continued to knit together, share birthdays, and build some pretty amazing friendships!  Love y'all...

I finished up the baby sweater and hat this morning...



I am pretty happy with them.  I had to block the hat on an upside down vase since it was so small.

I think that is it for this week. Have a bunch to do before I leave on Monday.  Next post will be from our Nation's Capitol....


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


So here I am!  Almost 2 years and finally I have rejoined cyberland.  I got a new laptop last weekend and decided it was time to get back to the blog!  So much has happened...I got a degree in Fashion Design and have been working in theatre doing costumes for the past year.  I love it.  The three main gigs I have had are The Atlanta Opera, The Alliance Theatre, and Georgia Shakespeare Theatre...I have gained so much from these jobs!  It is nice to have a degree but real world experience is priceless! Currently I am working on "Into The Woods" at the Alliance.  I love this musical!  It is very exciting to be a part of this production. what have I been knitting?  Just finished MUIR which I worked on for 3 years...yes that's right...3 years.  Life really got in the way of this one, but I never gave up and it is finished.  I will be giving it to my friend Nancy this week!  WOO later.
What else....currently working on a baby sweater and hat for my sister's co-worker.  The pattern for the sweater is one of my favorites.  It is a seamless knit from the top down cardigan.
 For the most part since I got out of school I keep a small project going like socks or a scarf.  I started an entrelac scarf out of self striping sock yarn, and I love it but it has proved time consuming and I yearn for more, more, more....hopefully I will finish it one day.

I really should be designing more...I am heading to Washington DC for a break later this month and hope to get inspired to start designing more.

As you can tell I have no pictures of recent projects.  I need to get the camera out and snap some shots of what is on the needles.  I am easing back into the blog, so next post will hopefully have some pics!

It's good to be back. 

Knit on....

Monday, October 19, 2009


Time Flies
I can hardly believe that I started back to school a whole year ago. It has gone by so fast, and I begin my next to last term tomorrow. I haven't blogged since July, so figured I would try to get a post up before I get too busy again.

I wanted to show my first dress design. I'm kinda proud of it...


This dress was such a learning experience for me. To actually start with a sketch and then turn it into something that someone can actually wear. First's are always the best!
And...yes...I was very pleased to see it on a real person....


The lovely models are my niece Michele, and her daughter Brittany. I'm so lucky to have such beautiful family members to show off my creations...

As for knitting...of course I am! Working on no less than four or five projects right now. I will catch up with getting current online with the knitting. I just wanted to show off what I've learned in school and I hope I will be able to blog more, but the next 6 months might be pretty intense for me so if you don't see much on the blog never fear...I"LL BE BACK...

Happy Halloween....knit on...