Thursday, November 24, 2011


Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving day! I hope you Gobble till you Wobble!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

To Infinity and Beyond.......

Ok, so there is no beyond, but I have made a couple of Infinity scarfs.

This little one was made using one skein of Vanna's Choice in Mustard. The pattern I used was Caron's Bellflower Infinity Scarf.  I needed another skein to make it long and able to loop around, but I didn't have one so a short one it is. It's very warm and would have probably been too thick looped around anyway. Has anyone else noticed that Mustard is a popular color right now?

Now for my second one. I made this one in about 4 hours on Friday. The yarn I used is Lion Brands Tweed Stripes in color 206 Woodlands. LOVE this colorway! This was my first time using a self striping yarn and will definitely use it again.  

I started out similar to the patter for the Mustard scarf, and changed up the shells a little. 
Here's how I did it.
-2 skeins of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes
-H hook

Start with a chain of 34.
ROW 1-
DC in the 4th chain from the hook.
*Skip next two ch's.
2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in the next ch.
dc in each of the next two ch's.*
Repeat from * to the end. Ending with dc's in last two ch's.
You should have 4 shell clusters and 5 two dc spaces.

ROW 2-
ch 3 and turn, dc in next dc.
*in ch 1 space of shell- dc, ch 2, dc
skip to 2 dc's and dc in each.
repeat from * to the end with a dc in the last dc and a dc in the top of the ch 3.

ROW 3-
ch 3 and turn, dc in the next dc.
*in ch 2 space of shell-2 dc, ch1, 2 dc
skip to 2 dc's and dc in each.
repeat from * to end with a dc in the last dc and a dc in the top of ch 3.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length. You could leave this as a scarf or sew the two ends together to make a Mobius or Infinity scarf.  I hope I explained the instructions well enough, but if not please feel free to leave me a message.

I have dinner simmering away in the Crock Pot, Beef Tips and Gravy. Pammy Sue at Scotty's Place posted the recipe a while back. This is always a hit with my family. Basically you just add a package of beef tips, (I use the large pack, got a lot of mouths to feed here) and 2 cans of Beef Gravy. Throw it in a crock pot on high for 4 hours. I am going to cook some egg noodles and add them to it. Perfect for a chilly day. I am gonna go now and make a Butter Pecan Pound Cake. If you would like the recipe let me know, I will be glad to share.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

I've been in the ripple!

A yarn ripple, not the bottle. But then again the evening is just starting! I decided to join up with Heather and Lucy's ripple-a-long. Just in case you haven't see or heard about it, all the info is here and here.
I am using leftovers I already have. I am sure I will have to buy more of the Sea Blue. I am using it as a main color and will put another color in between with the hopes of not using the same color twice. The pattern I am using comes from Lemond De Sucrette. Here is a link to her pattern. It is a chart, but very easy to understand. Similar to Attic 24's pattern but with a little more ripple. There is also a Flickr group, go check it out, join up, and start rippling.

This is a pair of shoes I fashioned in my favorite college teams colors. Garnet and Black for the South Carolina Gamecocks. I found the shoes on sale for $10, brought them home, and added polka dot grosgrain ribbon flowers. Go Gamecocks!

Gonna run for now. Time to get in to the ripple for the evening, maybe both kinds!
Hope ya'll are having a great weekend!