Thursday, December 30, 2010


Like I needed a new addiction!  Tawashis!  They are little sponge replacements, scrubby things - to washie your dishie!  Actually they seem to be of Japanese origin.  Made from acrylic yarn, they are quick to make, great to use.  Just abrasive enough to clean stuck on food, gentle enough for cleaning counter tops, etc.

To make one:  Cast on about 12 - 15 stitches with two strands acrylic yarn using about a size nine needle, knit until approximately square.  Bind off.
OR - Crochet ( I like this best).  Use two strands of acrylic yarn and a F or G hook,  Chain about 12-15, turn & hdc in each stitch.  Continue in rows until approximately square.

The frost is on the pumpkin . . .

. . . well not really on a pumpkin, but it did cover my car and lawn yesterday AM

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Feet!

Wearing funky shoes.  Since it's too cold for flip flops and I am not supposed to go barefoot anymore (Doctor's orders), The next best thing is funky painted shoes.  One thrift shop pair, cans of spray on fabric paint - still too plain - so a few silver accents and polka dots.  Than't better.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


. . . .with lots of earrings!

And the house with tropical christmas stockings.

These were made for a contest at the Weaver's Guild holiday party.  They won first place - easy to do with only one entry!
Maybe I'll leave them somewhere as part of the Flip Flop Drop.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Long time . . .

. . . no posts!  Two months!  And our beautiful Florida fall turned into a VERY COLD, for us, winter.

Here's a basket of pumpkins my daughter helped me make for Thanksgiving.

A pile of crocheted scrumbles - stay tuned to see what they become.

And a couple of hats.  Free form crochet over a commercially made hat.  I really like these!

And a pet bed that has been in the works for a long time.  It started to be a boxer sized bed - but I quit at chihuahua size.

More later - I wish I had a restart  option like on my computer.  Mine should be a restART option.