Showing posts from June, 2007

Knitting without Tears!

It is hard to take a book for learning knitting after you have already knitted sweaters , scarves and hats, to go back to the basics of understanding a craft. I became a knitter by chance and necessity. It was 1988 and I have gotten sick and needed to be in bed rest for 30 days. I could not imagine what I would be doing for 30 days, it was December 1988. A friend of mine accompanied me to the Doctor's Office, which was at the French Hospital here in San Francisco, now part of Kaiser Permanente. I think that I told him that we should go to Woolworth's ( Remember the Good Olde Woolworth's?) and get some knitting needles, yarn and a booklet, because I was going to teach myself to knit. I was going to make myself a sweater for New Year's Eve Party and I did! I taught myself to knit. Since then I have made at least two sweaters, with and without cables, hats and scarves, but I never thought that I had properly learned the craft, maybe I did, because as one of my blogging frie…

Happy Pride 2007!

Sometimes a picture is worth a Thousand words. Rebel in Diversity! Diversity is the Spice of the Universe!

A Jointed Bear is Born

Here He is at last. I thought I was going to be able to make a little movie. but I am afraid it will not be this time. Madison A jointed Bear will give you a show in still frames lol! Oh my he is tired from all the dancing and has to take a break. He is adorable.

I guess I wanted a larger Teddy Bear, but that is from the adult perspective. For a child this is the perfect size. This Pattern took about One Skein of LionBrand Chenille for the main color, ( using G size Hook), and probably less than five yards of the black chenille for the other parts. If you want to make an interesting and inexpensive Teddy Bear, I believe the Madison model will be a great asset for your needs. I used a very tight gauge and my model came out different than the model from the pamphlet as you can tell. The material has also something to do with the fact that it looks different, but all in all it is adorable in both views. Fiberfill is used to stuff it.
If you want the details of where to find the pattern an…

Pizza A la June 07

Once in a while, between a Knit and a Purl stitch, or while my crochet hook is resting, I go for the making and enjoying of Pizza at home. I prefer not to eat out if I can help it. Maybe it is one of those pet peeves that I have to work on, but I do prefer to eat at home with fresh vegetables, meats and such. I see my clean hands and my clean kitchen, and I will leave it at that.It is an almost whole wheat crust, with flax seeds and almond flour added for fiber and texture. This Pizza has proscuitto, fresh spinach, turkey sausage. mushrooms, black olives or kalamata Olives or black olives , which are olives from the region of Kalamata or California in this case. It also has purple onions or what I call Bermuda Onions, sweet peppers, pesto basil sauce, red marinara sauce and plenty of cheese of course.I put the crust of the pizza pie to cook for 10 to 15 minutes before I put the toppings. This ensures that the crust is cooked and ready for the toppings. Well thanks for stopping by and …

An internet Bully , His name is Matt

I write this on 06/13/2007. His name is Matt . He is from New Hampshire. He will not stop, he will use different names, but don't be fooled. I have tried so hard to not allow him in my group at msn. He continues to apply and disguises himself. An Internet bully is a low life being that hides behind an email address or a nickname and acts in a cowardly way. It has taken me around 6 months to decide to report this in my blog, because if someone googles his email or his MSN Nickname they will find what kind of trouble he is. He wants you to feel sorry for him, but don't be fooled, you will feel sorry about letting him in., He is a coward and has been very mean to a lot of people. Mean people Suck...! He is an embarrassment to the Gay community, an embarrassment to the Crochet and Knit community. He will definitely go to Gre'Thor!

This guy is trouble in any group that you have, he comes from MSN,and it is in MSN that he is causing problems. As far as I know he causes no problem…

Tote Bag in the working!

In case you have been wondering about what I am up to well, I have been making a Tote Bag. A forst for me and it is lots of fun.

So where in the world is this happening? Well if you thought Crochet Depot you guessed right. At Crochet Depot we are having a Tote Bag exchange. No pictures yet. I have created a nice pattern and I think my partner will like the colors that I have chosen for her. I am using Lion Brand Chenille. Today I purchase the fabric for the lining of the Tote. I bought two pieces of fabric so there are Two possibilities. I think that any of the two will be perfect for this bag. Later on I will post the pattern I created.

On the other hand I am still working on my Teddy Bear, I think that maybe by the end of next week I will be done with the rest of the Jointed Teddy Bear. There have not been any challenges so far that I have not been able to overcome. There will be more pictures later , I just want to keep you updated on my crochet and knit world. Thanks for stopping by…

The beary Legs have it

Here is another step in the construction of the jointed Teddy Bear. In my opinion this is a great experience in toy making and construction. Next week I will be making the Arms and the final stuffing of the Teddy Bear. There are some details that I will be adding to it, but that are not crucial for it's construction at this time. I will be making a big collage at the end with all the pieces together. Thanks for stopping by.

Knit in Public Day June 9th

World Wide Knit In Public Day (aka w.w.k.i.p.d), is a once a year event where young urbanites, hippy chics, grandmas and snags alike can put their differences aside and revel in what they have in common - knitting. Knitting is undergoing a huge resurgence as it is discovered by a new generation looking for something more out of life, trying to get away from the slick western lifestyle full of conveniences and technology and make sense out of our modern life. Many knitting communities use knitting as a peaceful way to demonstrate their anxieties about government policy, poverty and the environment. Check out a knitting club near you or meet some fellow knitters at w.w.k.i.p.d. The website has a listing of local meet ups

It's all in the Ears, a Bear View

So here you have the the view of the Bear's Head. The picture on the left side shows you the 18 mm animal nose, before it is put together. As I hold the head you have two views of the head.

I really enjoy making these stuffed animals. This is Bear number One, there will be a second bear, but with a different pattern and material. I think that I will create my own pattern in the next month or two as I see what it is that I am missing from each pattern that I have encountered so far. All these patterns, that I have seen, do not have the ears that I am showing here. These ears are made by creating 2 pairs of ears. (Four in Total) The dark color pair of ears (Any Appropriate Contrasting Color will do) uses the same pattern as the regular colored ears, minus one row. By the same token you can add a row to the pattern with one extra stitch at the beginning and at the end of such row. It all depends how big you want the ears. the trick is to have the inner portion of the ear to be smalle…