Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's hard to believe that it's Valentine's Day already! The time has just flown by since the first of the year. It will be a quiet day around here until the Nascar race this evening. Dh can't wait for it, and I enjoy watching myself. Right now he's got Speed channel on and is watching the cars warming up and testing. This is one of his favorite times of year.

I wrote a big long post the other day and somehow it got lost in cyber space! I don't know what happened, but I hope it doesn't happen again! So here goes!

This morning, I started a pair of fingerless gloves (mitts) on dpn's. I haven't used them in a very long time, maybe 40 yrs!! lol I'm using Paton's Classic Wool-Merino in Rosewood, which is a varigated yarn. An 85 yr old lady from my craft club loaned me the pattern yesterday because I had told her on Tuesday that I wanted to make a pair. She said that she'd never made any, but thought she had a pattern. So now I'm starting my first pair! Now I have to tell you what got me started on this road.

Last week, my yahoo mail was messed up and I was feeling very frustrated. Because of that, I went to Raverly to check things out. There's so much to see there that you can get lost for days! As I was checking out a profile, I saw that this person belonged to a fingerless glove group. My two daughter's like that kind of thing, so I decided to check it out. I ended up joining it! I checked out the crochet patterns and didn't see a lot that I liked. They all looked so basic and blah! So then I checked out the knit patterns and found ones that I liked, but I'm not sure I can do. I was going to vamp up the crocheted pattern to add some pretty pattern stitches, but since I've never made one pair, I wasn't sure where to start! I finally decided to try making a knit pair of basic mitts, then go on to designing my own crocheted ones!

In my frustration, I also joined a crocheted socks group, and a flowers group, where I met someone who is willing to help me learn free form crochet! So now I'm learning to make fingerless mitts, need to make crocheted socks, and have a challenge to do for the free form crochet! Not to mention that I'm putting the final row on my second tapestry crochet hot pad (tapestry crochet is also a group that I belong to at Raverly). So I think that I will have enough to keep me busy, provided I stay off of the computer and away from Raverly! Both of these are very hard to do, and it's never only a few minutes on either!

Guess I should get going so that I can work on my mitt! It's almost lunch time already and I don't have much done yet!

4 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Well MaryAnn now you know how my days go, LOL... between WW and Ravelry I can be online all day long, LOL.

Can't wait to see your fingerless gloves

Maybe you saved your last blog instead of publishing it. I did that once

kadezmom said...

Darlin', that's quite a line up you have going on there! Who is your driver? Were you happy with how the duals turned out? I've saved truck qualifying to listen to as I go to sleep tonight. I must be sick, but I find it just lulls me right to sleep. Gotta love the roar of the engines. And wasn't it great to hear ole DW get so wound up and happy/excited with the Boogity!!!! See, I just rechilled my spine with it. Ah, the excitement is just beginning!

Sally said...

I love Ravelry too and get clogged up on there so long I don't get anything done at all....lol. Sounds like you've got your hands full too!!

Have fun with those mitts. I was looking for patterns for those myself, though I only crochet. Knitting just takes me much too long!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I used Carol Ventura's pattern for my tapestry hat http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/handspinners/Ventura.htm

Ms Knits said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yep, it's true. It seemed like needlework brings out the chatty side of people. ;)

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