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...

Monday, July 13, 2009



Hey all. Just a quick post today. School work is keeping me busy busy busy, but I wanted to put a picture my cousin Bunny sent me of her dog Nascar. I knitted a little hoodie sweater for him and he wears it well...


AWW...isn't he a cutie pie!

Like I said, this was a quickie today. See ya later!

Knit on....

Friday, June 26, 2009



I just made a visit to Madison Wisconsin for my nephew Austin's Graduation. Wanted to put him on the blog 'cause I am so proud of him!


Here he is sporting his new diploma. I have to say, as far as graduations go I really enjoyed his! It was a very inspiring day and I am really glad I got to be there.


Here he is with Ted and Kim, the proud parents, and with Mom and me.

I got to visit one of the local yarn stores in Madison while taking a bike ride with my brother Ted...


Lakeside Fibers is a really wonderful store located right on the lake with a nice deck to sit and knit and enjoy the view.


Also, while attending the local farmer's market at the Capitol in Madison, I happened across some local knitters selling their goods!


As always, wherever I go, the knitters I come across are always welcoming and friendly, and these two were no exception. They gladly let me take their picture and I told them I would put them on the blog when I got back! Great hats...

I love visiting Wisconsin. Madison is just a really cool place. There is such a sense of community and I always feel at home there. I had a great visit. It was too short, but I am so grateful to have had such a nice time and get the chance to see what a brilliant young man my nephew Austin has become!

Knit on...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Functional Knits

Wheels and Feet

Recently, when visiting Mom, she needed a steering wheel cover because down here in the south it gets really hot and it sometimes feels like you put your hand on a hot stove burner when you get in the car to drive. Check out my version of the steering wheel cover from Debbie Stoller's book Stitch and Bitch:


I think that should do the trick!
As for other functional knits...a new pair of socks for guess who...ME!
I actually am keeping these for myself...


Designed by none other than my fabulous roommate Claudia, and this pattern is featured in another Debbie Stoller book: Son of Stitch and Bitch....patterns for men! I love these socks...knitted with Regia Cotton sock yarn.....very cool dude.

That's it for this is back in, so I gotta go do homework now. Buh Bye.

Knit On...

Monday, June 1, 2009


Visiting home...

Went home to Carrollton, Ga last week for a couple of days to see Mom and family and it was my lucky day that that the local knitting shop was having a knit night!


Ewe Knit is owned by Lin Barnett and her husband Mike. Lin unfortunately had to step out when I was taking pictures, but I did get one of Mike...


Mike is also a knitter and does most of the shop samples.
This is a wonderful store and the turn out for knit night was impressive.
Here are pictures of all the knitters and I am listing their names here as well, not in any specific order and forgive me if I misspell any!

Names: Donna Arp, Shirley Tidmore, Sandra Harlin, Connie Smiley, Beverly Dittmer, Ronda Cole, Kim Novosel, Amy Muse, Marge Brown, Denise Robinson, Joy Park, Celia Edwards, Denise Pate, Sam Sito, Nancy Stevens.

It was so nice to see all these knitters in my hometown and to see that Lynn's store is obviously thriving! No matter where I go it seems that whenever I find a knitting community they are always welcoming and wonderful! Thanks for having me ya'll.

Knit on...

Monday, May 11, 2009


Creative Knitting...

Hey there. Doing a quick entry today. Busy with homework, but had a picture from a school project I did 1st quarter. We had to make a color wheel, so I decided to knit and felt one. Check it out....


I'm always trying to figure out how I can knit for any given task...this was fun and effective!

Knit On...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


from The Yarn Doctor

Hi everyone. I finally wrote DUO, a reversible hat pattern. I even had it test knitted in each size. Here is a picture of Claudia in the medium which she knitted using the pattern:


I like the choices of yarn she picked. Doug was kind enough to test knit a large, and it turned out very well as you can see pictures posted on his blog. I originally knitted the small for myself:


I hope everyone will download DUO and let me know what you think!

Knit on....

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I'm still knitting...

Just checking in with the blog world. I have been really swamped with school...Did I mention I am in school full time for fashion design? Well in case you wanted to know that is where all my time is going these days...but I do still knit whenever I can...and sometimes just because I can...and sometimes just to stop and relax for a minute..

Here is a current project I am working on for illustration class. We are learning to render printed fabrics...I thought this was pretty cool ...


Isn't she fun?

Ok..gotta get back to homework. Just wanted to say hi!

Knit on..

Monday, March 2, 2009


Any Excuse

It snowed here in Atlanta yesterday. Nothing serious, but I felt it necessary to honor the white ground covering by staying home from school today. I'll be good and work on things from home...I promise.

Have a couple of pictures to show of hats I made for a few of my friends...


Modeling their latest hat fashions...are Jim and Kevin in a black twisted rib watchman's cap. LOVE the way these hats knit up....and Bosco is sporting a blue knitted cap with a multi-color garter stitch band...another fun project to knit.
SO....who do you think is most photogenic?


This is Kevin in the watchman's cap adding his own style....I think it is fun!

That's all for today...time to do some school work....or not....

knit on...

Monday, February 23, 2009


Something worth seeing...

I came across this video and had to put it on the blog. Nothing to do with knitting, but I was really moved by this:

Now...wasn't that worth watching?

Knit on...

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Home Alone
Stayed home sick today. Have a nasty sinus infection. Mostly did a whole bunch of nothing which made me feel worse really, so I blocked a scarf I just finished...


This is a smaller version of the Clapotis pattern on Knitty Fall 2004. This pattern is sooooo cool and it is knit on the bias with rows of dropped stitches as you can see in the pics. What an awesome feeling when I got to run the first stitch ON PURPOSE!!! Woo Hoo.....I am giving this to a friend who had a scarf stolen while she was at school....amazing how people can be so ridiculous....I hope she likes her knew one.

It's no fun being sick. I hope I can get back to work tomorrow. Did get some homework done so I don't feel like a total slug.

Drumroll Please.......41 days smoke free today! Surprised?? I am...

knit on.....

Monday, January 19, 2009


Unfinished Objects...

Dug out these projects today. Seems I have forgotten about them, or just gotten in hopes of making progress on these ufo's I thought I would make them public and perhaps make myself somewhat accountable. Maybe I'll even finish one of them eventually!


This is MUIR from Knitty. I took on this project well over a year ago for my friend Nancy and I must say it is quite an undertaking. I get a repeat done in about a day and it is 13 repeats!! It is not a knit in public piece, so I have to do this at home and I actually enjoy it, but time is limited so this one may take another year!!! I'm not giving up hope though.
P.S. You know what they say about unblocked lace...looks like boiled don't judge the pics ok??


This scarf is for my friend Diana. A belated Christmas present.....say 2007!!!! Let's just say I have some very patient friends. This is a pattern from our local yarn shop Knitch. It's really very simple and not sure why I keep dragging my feet on it...perhaps because there will be a million ends to weave in when it is finished.


A scarf for me. From Debbie Stoller's latest "Son of Stitch and Bitch." It is a double knit argyle and it is SLOW to knit. I love the results, but at the rate I have been going it will be 2020 when I actually have it finished. Another that is not easy to knit in public...requires attention, and as we all know that is a challenge for the doctor. I will have to lock myself in my room for a while and get it done...or not.

DAY 15-Smokeless in's getting much easier, for the most part. Thanks for all the support so far.

Three posts in three weeks...that's a record for me. More to come...

knit on...

Monday, January 12, 2009


A few things I am knitting...

Took some pictures this morning of a few things I have been working on recently:

Been putting off getting started on these mittens. Finally got the cuff done on one of them last night and it looks good, BUT it is way too small. These are a lot of work and not sure if I want to continue and have them not fit...looks like these may be frogged..urrgh..
This Yarn was my Christmas present from Nancy and my new roommie Claudia. It is really fun don't you think? I love the colorways...and I tried several swatches before I decided on this chevron pattern...I think it really shows off the colors nicely. Thanks for the awesome gift!
This yarn is so awesome...from Blue Moon...Icelandic. I finally made something I plan on keeping for myself..I did a variation on the reversible cable scarf from "Cables Untangled" by Melissa Leapman. Made it a little smaller and did a 4 stitch cable on size 11 needles. It is really nice and warm and just in time....It's going to be cold here in Georgia this is winter right!!!

So did you catch it....yup...I am Claudia's new roommate! Just got moved in last week. The Yarn Doctor and the German...some say the odd couple, I say Laverne and Shirley...hehe...

DAY 8-not smoking still. It's really pretty easy living out here with bavgirl. She is really supportive and it's quiet without the city all around me stressing me out, making me wanna this feels like it's really gonna take this time. WOO HOO!

Back to school tomorrow. More to come...