Saturday, May 17, 2008

Knitting in the Land of Oz

This morning, I decided to spend the day at home.....relaxing and knitting. :)

It's been like a DREAM!!!!! So nice to have no commitments or responsibilities.

I started out the morning by having a nice breakfast with my hubby. Yummy omelets!

Then, while he spent some time on the internet, I went to my craft room to knit and listen to "The Wizard of Oz" on the Librivox website. I just love being able to listen to books for free!! :D

To make my day even better, I received a package from an eBay seller. It's a really cool crewel embroidery kit of a knitting bag with an initial on it. I think I'll use an "S" for "Shandeh". ;)
Knitting Bag Embroidery Project

The other day, I went to buy a few skeins of yarn. I haven't done that in a while, and I was just itching for a yarn purchase. I got 3 skeins of baby yarn for our Oddball Preemie Baby Blankets, and 1 skein of Patons Lacette for myself.
Bernat Softee Baby - Dreamy Blue Bernat Softee Baby - Rock A Bye Baby Bernat Softee Baby - Rumba Rose Patons Lacette - Beautiful Blue

This morning, I was trying to make a lacy scarf with the "Patons Lacette". I spent a couple hours looking through my knitting patterns and knitting design books. I chose a few different designs to try out. I started one design, using size 10 1/2 needles, just to make it lacy, but I didn't like how loose it was. So, then I switched to size 5 needles to see how it turns out.

After a few hours of listening to "The Wizard of Oz", and quiet knitting, I became drowsy. So, I took a 3 hour nap, and woke to have lunch. I sliced a tomato, and covered it with big chunks of mozzarella cheese. Then I sprinkled on some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and added some herbs and spices. After zapping it in the microwave for about a minute, it was hot and tasty. LOVE that stuff! I also had a few slices of turkey with it. Not bad at all.

Next, I decided to enjoy two cups of hot tea. Two Teas for One

They were yummy.

Now I'm off to the Land of Oz and Knitting! :D


Kelly said...

I love the idea of the oddball blankets. I am interested in more information on how to get involved. I am new to knitting and I am still learning, but I think I would like to involved in some way. So if you wouldn't mind to email me, I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

Shandeh said...

Hi Kelly!

We are doing this project in the Knitting Help Forum ( and Ravelry (

You can contact me there, and I'll get you signed up!

My name is "Shandeh" in both locations.

Kelly said...

I just wanted to let you know that I signed up on knitting help. My name is kellybigeyes. I think I sent you a message on there but I'm not real sure. It is a little confusing. So I'm not sure if you got the message or not. Just let me know if you got it.

Shandeh said...

Hi Kelly!

I got your message. :D

I just sent you a reply, so read your private messages in the forum to see it.

Thanks for joining! *hug*

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