Friday, May 30, 2008

~ My Finished Group Knit-a-Long Picture ~

My pic of Pam's Tulip Dishrag that we knit for our May 2008 Group Knit-a-Long in Rachel's Knitting Room!
This beautiful dishcloth pattern was graciously provided by a wonderful woman, Pam Walker. She is the owner of Knitter's Nest that is located in Cadillac Michigan.

I came across this pattern about 7 years ago and I fell in love with it right away! Unfortunately, when I went to the site later to find it though, it was gone :o( So I set out on a pattern hunt and was finally able to get in contact with Pam through email...PHEW!...cuz for the past few months, I've been really wanting to do something a little different for a KAL and thought that this would be an absolutely perfect pattern to try! I tried to provide some help with the videos and I know that it has been a struggle for some, but I am so proud of the fact that you kept going and pushed yourselves to continue on with it even with your frustration...mind you, it's pretty easy to push yourselves through this pattern as it is such a pretty one!

Also, thank you so much to all our wonderful members who helped out those in need through this one, I truly appreciate it!

Here is the link to this pattern that we have been will also find that Pam has the instructions written out for a matching hanging towel to go with this beautiful dishcloth! What a pretty set that would make! It is from her archived site, and the picture is not viewable, but we'll have the pics from our KAL for it:

And here is Pam's current website:

If you click on this link below for and scroll a little past halfway down this page you can read a little bit about Pam's Yarn Shop in Cadillac, Michigan...sounds wonderful!:

Pam wanted me to let you all know that she also mails her yarn out.

Here is her info below:

Knitter's Nest
10861 West Cadillac Road(old M-55)
Cadillac, MI
Phone Orders Welcome!

Thank you, Thank you, Pam for a gorgeous pattern! Much appreciated! I bought myself 3 BIG balls of the cotton twists to be able to knit a whole bunch of these up for the kids' teachers at the end of the school year(which isn't that far away...YIKES!) Beautiful Pattern!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Glitter Graphics

~ Bernat Handicrafter Cotton ~
~ Colonial Colors ~
OoooLaLa! Talk About Some Pretty Colours to Choose From!
.Yesterday, dear Hubby took me into town to do a little shopping and while strolling through our WalMart, I thought I'd check out the Yarn section and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a new selection of colours to choose from in the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Section! COLONIAL COLORS! How gorgeous! I only purchased two of the big balls, but I will be going back for more soon, as these are really pretty colours...I love them. There are pretty variegated colours as well to choose from, including "Queen Anne's Lace"...doesn't that just sound beautiful? They are very victorian-looking, I guess that's why they caught my eye like that! Here are the pics of the two big balls that I got:

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton ~ Colonial Colors

~ Virginia Rose~

~ Pilgrim Peach ~

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

~ More Molly ~

Look at the pretty girl sitting so nice for her picture...
And here she is just waking up from one of her many naps...

So innocent looking...don't let her fool ya though...LOL!

I'm finding it extremely difficult to get any knitting done lately with little Molly around...I'm trying to knit while she is sleeping...and even then, I have to do it ever so quietly, otherwise she hears me and gets up to "play" with the yarn...she reminds me so much of a little baby!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

~ The Newest Little Member of Our Family ~
~ Our Little Molly ~
For the last couple of weeks, we've been discussing getting a new pet for our family. A couple of years ago we lost our kitty, Allie when she got real sick. It was so sad and a really hard thing for all of us to go through, seeing her get sick and then losing her like we did...if it were up to the kids, we would have gotten a new little kitty right away, but I just wasn't ready to replace poor little Allie. I guess enough time has passed since then for me to feel ready to bring a new little furball into our life, cuz last week hubby took me to the pet store to see all the new kittens and I just fell head over heels in love with them all! Sadly though, they want an arm and a leg for a kitten...the same little kittens that are always offered for free in every paper you read! So hubby made a couple of phone calls and there we were Friday night, off to town to look at a kitty that needed a good home. I had it in my mind that I wanted a gray kitty with long hair and that is just what the man on the phone described to us. When we saw her, our hearts just melted! She is the sweetest little kitten ever! She did have some gray in her but it was mostly the fluff on her belly...the rest of her was like a chocolate brown colour! I LOVED it! So we scooped her up, brought her home and have been thouroughly enjoying every minute with her! Most of which is either playing, sleeping, or eating. The kids have given her the name Molly cuz she's just such a pretty girl, they wanted her to have a real girlie name. I've been trying for two days to get a good picture of her, but she really doesn't sit still long enough for you to take a good picture of her. I could take a million of her sleeping, but I really wanted a good one of her little eyes! So here are two photos of her, the best that I could do for now...I'm sure once she calms down a bit, it will get a little easier, but for now she's just our crazy little furball! I get tired just from watching her! She's even managed to find all the hiding spots for some of the dust bunnies around here...I thought I got them all but I guess I missed some! Oh well, at least she's a good colour for picking up the dirt and dust around here...LOL!
Our Little Miss. Molly trying to sit still!

And here she is trying to make a run for it!