Monday, November 17, 2008


Let's help celebrate kalurah's etsy anniversary by checking out her blog here and entering her contest. She has a great prize, read her blog to find out what....

Monday, November 3, 2008

another contest

Check out the contest here They have lots of ways to win.

And here is another contest.

Hope veverybody is having a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Hi everybody - I'd like to tell you about a contest here
She can't decide what to knit next. Let's help her out!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's been a while

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Here are some newly finished items: Cabled wristlets for April to match her Spring Scarf, Water bottle cozy for Nancy, Kid's hats for Matt at work, and a hat for me.

Check out this great blog and her presidential contest here

I would say that my favorite costume was one I made for my daughter. She was a black cat (I know, not real creative, but hey, that's what she wanted) I dressed her head to toe in black and I added some felt ears in a headband, a felt tail and painted on some whiskers and a black nose. She was adorable!

And here is another Halloween contest. Check it out!

And yet another Halloween contest. She wants spooky stories.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scarf for April

As a thank you to my freind April for giving me rides from work, I have made her this scarf. It's called Spring Scarf and you can get the free crochet pattern here Next I'm making her some cabled wristlets from the new Creative Knitting magazine in the same yarn. I have one done and it's looking real pretty.

yarnie goodness

I finally got the yarn for Mystery Stole 4. It is Skacel Merino Lace in Pale Pink and I'm using purple beads. I got to about Row 15 of Clue 1. I was doing both ends at the same time, but made an error on one end that I tried to fix, and just made it worse. So I frogged it and decided it was easier to just do one end at a time. I'll post a photo as I get the Clues done. I'm way behind.......

I got a huge suprise today when I went to get the mail - (yes, I have to get a PO BOX here in Alaska because there is no home delivery. It's not cheap either.) Anyway there was a box from SoHo Publishing. I was not sure what it was since I didn't order anything - and suprise! It was the cover kit from Knit Simple Magazine Fall 08 issue that I entered by post card. It is 22 skeins of Be Sweet Brushed baby Mohair in the color Tomato. Now to decide whether to make that sweater or find another. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Well, I finally took time to show off my contest winnings. First off, I won Gold on Mary's blog

where I won this beautiful Pure Wool Yarn. You can buy it here

It' really soft and yummy!

Next, I won the Creativity Contest for my Lemoncello Bookmark - pattern is shown below on an earlier post -on my Bookmark KAL Yahoo Group, (pattern is below) and thank you Flo and Brian - you sent a bunch of threads and yarns. Look at all the goodies....There were 9 balls of yarn and they are Rayon Chenille in Tutti Frutti (it's really pretty!), Cotton Jewel Sapphire, Cotton Metallic Dazzing Cream, Rayon Crochet Butterscotch, Merc Cotton size 10 in shaded pastels, Cotton Gloss in Red, Create-It, Cotton in white, Peaches & Creme Worsted in Mistletoe and Peaches & Creme Double Worsted in Williamsburg Blue. These are all great and I got some that I have never seen before. Now what to make with all this.......

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I found another new blogger celebrated her blogiversay check out her blog here Everybody check it out, and if you leave a comment, let her know I sent ya! Debbie

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wavelength Scarf

Ta Da! Finished my wavelength Scarf. I was calling it the Chain Letters scarf, but after looking and Lime and violets site, I realized that it's called the Wavelength Scarf. It came out really pretty after blocking. I wore it to the State Fair today and got several compliments.

Friday, August 22, 2008

chain scarf

I fianlly found and started on the perfect project for this yarn. The yarn is a beautiful self striping sock yarn called sKNITches Syncopation from The Simply Socks Yarn Company. Here is a link to their store. Thanks a bunch guys! The pattern is crocheted and is called chain Letters. the link for the pattern is here I'm going to have to try it in the Noro next. Have a great day. Debbie

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pipe Dreams and Purling Has a Contest for a great cause

Hi everyone - just came across this wonderful site - Melinda of Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans is having a contest for a cause: the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, in honor of her mother.Her story and contest details are on the contest post. Basically, for every $10 donation to her walk, you get an entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes, including a copy of the hard-to-find Poems of Color book and Brooks Farm Primero. She has a separate drawing (for a $30 gift certificate to the yarn store of your choice) for everyone who spreads the word by blogging about her contest.Please Help by Donating.Deadline: October 7, 2008

And now for another contest - check out this great blog
It's a contest to celebrate her 2 year blogiversary and it soounds like she has some great prizes. Deadline is August 21.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Scout's Swag Contest

Scout is running a contest to spread the word about The Red Scarf Project, which collects hand-knit red scarves to distribute to college-bound foster children. Scarves are collected September-October and sent to the students as Valentine's Day care packages. Way to go Scout = this is a very worthwhile charity.

Here is another contest - Check it out - she has some great prizes!

Wow - today is get the word out day - check out
I adore her cable needle necklaces.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another contest

Check out this site I found - she has some amazing hand dyed yarn, and the best part to get the word out, she giving some away.!!

Great Job Chrissy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Free bookmark pattern - Lemoncello

The Yahoo group Bookmarks KAL that I belong to is having a creativity contest to design a bookmark and this is what I came up with. TaDa!! My first pattern.


yarn: I used Elmore Pisgah Atricle 960 Perle Cotton Size 5 color Lemon

needles Size 1

It came out a little small, if you want it bigger, you could either do another repeat of the pattern or you could use larger needles and or yarn.


B2 is 2 border stitches - I used garter st

K2tog - Knit 2 together

SKpo - slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over

YO yarn over

CO 11

Border Knit 4 rows


Row 1 (RS): B2, P5, K2tog, YO, B2

Row 2(WS): B2, P2, K5, B2

3: B2, P4, K2tog, YO, K1, B2

4: B2, P1, K1, P1, K4, B2

5: B2, P3, K2tog, YO, P1, K1, B2

6: B2, P1, K1, P2, K3, B2

7: B2, P2, K2tog, YO, K1, P1, K1, B2

8: B2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, B2

9: B2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1, K1, P1, K1, B2

10: B2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, B2

11: B2, K2tog, YO, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, YO, B2

12: B2, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, B2

13: B2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog, YO, P1, B2

14: B2, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, B2

15: B2, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, YO, P2, K2

16: B2, K3, P2, K1, P1, B2

17: B2, K1, P1, K2tog, YO P3, B2

18: B2, K4, P1, K1, P1, B2

19: B2, K1, K2tog, YO, P4, B2

20: B2, K5, P2, B2

21: B2, K2tog, YO, P5, B2

22: B2, K6, P1, B2

23: B2, YO, SKPO, P5, B2

24: B2, K5, P2, B2

25: B2, K1, YO, SKPO, P4, B2

26: B2, K4, P1, K1, P1, K2

27: B2, K1, P1, YO, SKPO, P3, B2

28: B2, K3, P2, K1, P1, B2

29: B2, K1, P1, K1, YO, SKPO, P2, B2

30: B2, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, B2

31: B2, K1, P1, K1, P1, YO, SKPO, P1, B2

32: B2, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, B2

33: B2, YO, SKPO, K1, P1, K1, YO, SKPO, B2

34: B2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2, K1, B2

35: B2, P1, YO, SKPO, P1, K1, P1, K1, B2

36: B2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, B2

37: B2, P2, YO, SKPO, K1, P1, K1, B2

38: B2, P1, K1, P2, K3, B2

39: B2, P3, YO, SKPO, P1, K1, B2

40: B2, P1, K1, P1, K4, B2

41: B2, P4, YO, SKPO, K1, B2

42: B2, P2, K5, B2

43: B2, P5, YO, SKPO, B2

44: B2, P1, K6, B2

Border knit 4 rows

Co and weave in ends. Attach tassel if desired.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another contest

Check out the Pink Contest here in which we post items that inspire us here is my inspiration

This is my beautiful daughter Jessica.

This is a fair Isle Tam I made. The pattern is in the book Knitted Tams by Mary Rowe. I love it and it inspires me to make more.

This is my brother-in-laws souped up Vega. Yes, my whole family are motorheads.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Contests! I am totally addicted to entering contests. Check out this site for some great contests. I want to mention the contest at for a chance to win flat feet. I've seen it online and would love to try it.

Last night I finshed a cap from this site I added some stripes to it.
It' going to a young man I know the really needs a new cap. I keep seeing him wearing a ratty old store bought cap and I told him the other day that he needed a better cap - hope he likes it.

Hope everybody has a great day. Debbie

Monday, July 21, 2008

Post #2

Hi again I've added some more photos. What do you think?

The two bookmarks are patterns from the Bookmarks KAL Yahoo group. I love making them, they are small quickly completed projects that make great gifts.

My First post

Hi I'm Debbie and I'm addicted to knitting. Sounds like a good club to be in!!! This is my first post, so bear with me till I get the hang of this. Here I am.

I'll try to get a better pic on, but in the meantime here is a pic of my beautiful daughter Jessica.

Here are some pics of some of my favorite knitted items. If anybody wants to know where I got the patterns, leave me a comment or email me.