Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rainbows are a-here!

The bright and cheerful rainbow Fetching are done!
Got a lot of comments on the color as I was knitting
around the city. It brought smiles to everyone and it
gave me an idea. My camera is really not up to par, so
next month I'm investing in a good camera and taking
it on the road with me to take pictures of the city
along with what I'm knitting, (a la Yarn Harlot and
my niece Bella in the city), and post. There are
several really nice yarn shops around the city and
I'll start posting them here. Just something new and
interesting to do. Sarah, come and get 'em! Bella, is
you crazy, what's this two-fer stuff??? -smiles-

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Fetching Nightmare

Looks like Bella is going to have to wait abit for
her fingerless gloves. The yarn that was picked out
is EXTREMELY unruly and way to slippery to work fast
with. So sorry Bella, but it might take another week
or two. The good news is that you will be able to
wear those gloves into the spring because they are a
bamboo acrylic blend. Warm and lightweight at the
same time. I hope you APPRECIATE the gloves Bella
'cause they're driving me quazy!

In the meantime, I have started the "Rainbow Fetching"
for a certain cousin of yours that probably wants to
"Fat Tuesday" in 'em....Check out the pics

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Finished my hand warmers and they came out nice!
Thought you would like to see pics. That yarn
was a pleasure to work with!

Am starting the hand warmers for Bella. Since she
loves pink, I'm sure she'll love this!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


It was a nice day today. I went to visit my daughter
and she cooked me breakfast, and was a very proper
hostess. I had a surprise for her. I made her a
little purse and put the pink "Fetching" hand-
warmers in it for a Valentine's surprise gift. She
was surprised by the purse but she had figured out
the gloves were hers. If I post the stuff I am doing,
then nothing is quite a secret, eh? Yesterday was my
birthday and the only cloud on my day was a few of
my nieces (all but one) did not wish me a happy day.
So Bella, the next "Fetching" is for you, for a lovely,
soothing, balmy gift (smiles) and not forgetting me.

Here are a few pictures of the purse. I am starting to
get really talented! LOL

Friday, February 13, 2009


Today is my birthday. I took the day off and now I'm going
to indulge and enjoy myself. Looking forward to being
happily surprise by all the things I find today and hoping
the pleasures of the day are good. That card was sent to
me by my best friend since kindergarten, Darlene. She never
forgets me no matter what. She's a very good friend.

I am a "Fetching" machine. Made several hand warmers, but
the ones I am working on now is for me! A lovely Chili
Pepper red with gloss and sheen and softness. An indulgence
for sure!

This yarn is beautiful!

Lovely pink, don't you think? And a bold
and beautiful red!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

Globs of beautiful snow fell last night in Philly and made
the city seem pretty and serene. I love to look and smell and
experience snow when it first falls, then I want the stuff to
take a hike the next day. Sounds terrible, I know but that stuff
can be treacherous as well as fun. Folks just don't know how to
drive in it and pedestrians can't seem to figure out that it
takes times to stop in that stuff and will just walk out in
the street like it's summer. I blame cell phones and just
plain dumbness. Put the two together and you have disasters
all around here. Even though I like the stuff it is a two
edged sword.

Still working on "Fetching" and it's driving me crazy.
Can't seem to get the cables going in the opposite direction
to look good. I've now ripped that glove down 6 times and I
think I'm going to take a break away from it for awhile
before I break

Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's February

My birthday month is here. Send in the clowns, on second thought, don't send those creeps in. I dislike clowns. As a child I really enjoyed them, but as I became more aware of the world, clowns are on my suspect list. I just feel behind every crime on this planet, a clown is behind it. Check the facts, you'll find a clown somewhere in the mix!
Starting a new project while the other one is drying. Pink "Fetching" gloves. Just started them today, and looking good. Hope to finish in a few days.