Brioche Tiles

 

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Lauren made this GORGEOUS shawl by Susanne Sommer of SuSo Knits. It’s called Brioche Tiles.  It is so pretty!  She did a fabulous job!  I’m so proud of her.  Brioche is a little challenging.  Once you get it down, you’ve got it.   This project is not mindless knitting.  You do need to pay attention to it, but, it is well worth the time!

We have the Nightingale Kit on sale.  It has the 3 skeins of yarn to make this beauty!  I am so proud of her!  She did a fantastic job!  It’s stunning.

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David’s Yarn in Edmond, OK had a little Halloween party.  This is Pixie (the blonde) and her best friend, Lydia (the red head).  They are the characters, angel and demon, from “Good Omens”.   I thought they looked great.

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This is a beautiful shawl in our color-way “Fern”.  I don’t know the name of this pattern.  If you are interested in it, let me know , and I will find out for you.

I’m off to list some new shawl cuffs in the shop.  They are so popular, they sell fast.

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It’s cold and wet here in Oklahoma.  My husband is lighting the fireplace now.  Maybe some hot chocolate later… We put Kahlua in our hot chocolate.  Try it.  It’s delicious!

Happy Knitting,

 

Tammy

 

 

Designer Spotlight

Hello Friends!

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This is the Paradigm Tunisian Scarf by Megan Cullison.  She made it in my color-way “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat”   This color-way was made to celebrate Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week”.

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I’m also wearing a shawl cuff, it’s the red leather wrap holding it all together.  Teresa, from Two Unravelled Chicks and a Llama has a beautiful assortment of these.  You can purchase them online at her shop.

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image  Megan also made this in a masculine color-way using “Midnight Canyon”

This adorable kitty was shared with me at my Etsy store.  It’s made in our color-way “Gold Rush”. I am just amazed at what cute things people make.  I am actually taking a class starting next week to learn how to do this.   I will be making a Llama.

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I am also so pleased with my Mount Pleasant top.

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Gugga and Luke

Crop tops are all the rage right now to wear with high waisted jeans.  I do not wear the high waisted jeans.  I have a belly.  I like to wear empire waste type tops to cover my belly.  Wearing a flowing type top under the Mount Pleasant looks great.  It allows me  to wear these super cut tops.  I made this with our “Dijon Mustard” color-way.

Happy Sunday everybody!

Enjoy some knitting/crochet/weaving today!

Hugs,

Tammy

 

 

FunFunFun Shawl

 

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I know!  It’s gorgeous!  Lauren made this super cute shawl.  It’s so cute on!  She made it with “AChickThatKnitz” yarn. Cherub, Good Days, and Midnight Rendezvous.

It’s the FunFunFun shawl by Andrea Mowry.  You can find it here: FunFunFun Shawl. It turned out so pretty!

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Look at her go.  Lauren is mainly a crochet girl.  She has just decided she is going to dig her heals in and master knitting.  She is rocking it!  I’m telling you, that girl is really really smart.

I’m taking the shawl and some kits up to David’s Yarn store this week.  I’ve had my Gand Opening sale and it went fantastic!  I’m telling you, I am walking on the clouds, I’m so happy.  I’m getting back into the dye pots this week and creating up some new color-ways.   I love that part the best.

I will say farewell and leave you with an adorable picture of my grandson Henry.  Remember, Wyoming?

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Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!!!!  I’ll tell you what, I literally have heart palpitations, every time I see a picture or video of this boy.  I mean it.  I feel it in my chest, sometimes across my shoulders, a wave of energy.  It’s hard to explain.  It’s strong though!  My body physically reacts to him.  It’s because he is so Ah-DORE-ah-BLE!

Happy Easter Everybody,

Tammy

 

Nightshift in Noro

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My latest creation is the Nightshift shawl by Andrea Mowry.  I made it with Noro Silk Garden that I had on hand in my stash.

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I”m really pleased with it.  It may look complicated, but it’s not.  The color changes happen with the yarn.  The yarn does all the work.   I did not use her recommended yarn.  I wore it out today for a pedicure date with my daughter, Lindy, followed by Sushi for lunch.

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This is what is looks like from behind.

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Max.  Look how big he’s gotten!  He’s all adult now.  He wants to hunt at night and sleep all day.  He is potty trained to potty outside.   He doesn’t use a litter box.  He trained himself.  It’s nothing I did.  The problem with that is he wakes me up in the middle of the night by pouncing and running up my body when I’m in bed asleep.  Sometimes, I just lay there after the initial “pounce” at my feet, hoping and praying he will go away.  If I don’t respond, then the running/pouncing up my body until he reaches my head begins.  If he really needs to go outside, I get the full body pounce immediately.   What can I say?  I love him.

 

 

 

Apple Salad and Good Vibes

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We are smack dab in the middle of apple season and I want to share a yummy apple salad recipe.  You can make it with Sugar Free pudding or Lite or Sugar Free Cool Whip to cut back on some calories.   It’s best to use a nice crisp apple such as Gala or Honeycrisp.   I’ve used Red Delicious before and it didn’t turn out well.

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I’ve also finally completed my last road trip project!

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It’s the Good Vibes Shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne.

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It was an enjoyable easy knit.

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It will be a cute worn as a cowl with a sweater cardigan.

Bailey and Henry are coming from Wyoming for a visit this week!  We get to take the babies out for Halloween.  Well, the mom’s do.  I’ll be making the hot chocolate for when they get back from their trick-or-treating adventures.

Happy knitting

 

Tammy

Yellow Coastal Walk

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I finished my road trip project!  It’s the The Coastal Walk by Joji Locatelli

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Max is such a mess!  What a personality!

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I don’t pose him.  All these pics are Max joining in of his own free will.

Since I left the nursing business, I’ve been working on my wardrobe.  I’ve lost half of everything I wear by removing my scrubs out of my closet.    I don’t watch the Kardashian’s very much, but occasionally, I will land on their show and watch for old times sake.   (I liked them in the beginning before they were famous and more normal) I noticed the Kardashian girls often hang out in their closets.  They organize their clothes by color.  Lauren told me she does the same with her clothes. ( I organized by style, camisoles, tank tops, short sleeves, long sleeves, etc)    I reorganized my closet by color.  Interesting.  By doing this, I learned that I had nothing yellow at all!

I have a ton of navy blue!  My scrubs were navy blue!  My jeans are all various shades of blue!   I also reorganized my yarn and I don’t have any yellow yarn.

What?!  How did this happen?  I look good in yellow.  Actually, I had one yellow lace cardigan and whenever I wear it, I get tons of compliments.  So, I’ve been on a yellow binge lately.  I’ve even been trying to add more yellow to my flower gardens.

One of the trends now-a-days, is florals.  I’m a teenager of the 80’s.  Florals were huge in the 80’s.  They’re back!  Much to my pleasure.  I’ve been adding several floral dresses to my wardrobe.  They are sundresses.   Now I need some light cardigans and shawls.

 

Here are two recent purchases.  Both florals. Won’t my new Yellow Coastal look cute with that blue dress!

And…..I finished my Om Shawl by Andra Mowry.  That’s for the next blog post!

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LOVE the little wooden buttons I found!  I bought a box of wooden buttons from Amazon.

Happy Knitting!

 

Tammy

Briochealicious

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Wrong Side

I did it!   I finished my first Brioche project!  It’s really not that hard to learn.  I went back to my KnitStars classes, from the first season, and watched Stephen West show me how to Brioche knit.  Since I was “learning”, I used up some of my stash for the project. The pattern is Briouchealicious by Andrea Mowry.   I used Valley Yarns Charlemont yarn (Webs online store brand).

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Right Side

I like the wrong side better than the right side.  Both are really cute.  When it’s on, both sides show.  I can see why it’s such a popular pattern.

I’m currently working on the Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry.  I’ve just cast on!

Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry

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Happy Knitting!

Tammy

 

 

Purls, Puppies, and a Cat

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Max doing a Vanna White imitation showing off my new project.

What a great day of knitting and puppies.  My latest project is the Chevron Fringe Shawl by SOSU – Susanne Sommer.  I love it! I’m enjoying playing with the different yarn combinations and textures.  There is absolutely no ‘purling” involved.  You knit two right side rows then two wrong side rows.  The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that you’re starting a new row every 4th row.  That’s a lot of starting and stopping.   You don’t get into the rhythm of the flow of knitting with the frequent stops and starts.  So it’s taking forever.   I’m a little over half way through, and I’m already wanting to start something else.    I did interrupt this project already with the Joji Mystery knit-a-long.   The end of this month a new knit-a-long starts called “What the Fade?!” by Andrea Mowry, and I’m really tempted to put this aside and jump in this KAL.

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I used a skein of Polaris by Rozetti that has some sequins in it.  I love it!   I like a little glitz but not too much.  Speaking of glitz….I was at our LYS, David’s Yarn, checking out with some clearance yarn that I purchased.  Three of the skeins had some silver tinsel in the yarn.  The checkout girls and I were oohhhhing and ahhhhing over the pretty yarn, and a lady next to me waiting to check out solemnly said, “I would PAY you to keep the glitz out of the yarn.”  Well there, little Eeyore, you just totally dumped on my yarn!  Interesting people we knitters!

Here is the glitzy yarn I purchased: Any one of my young 20 something daughters would love to wear a cowl made out of this.  It’s a real rich and lush reddish brown.

On to the puppies.  Our neighbors came over today to play with the pups.  Our house is always full of dogs, puppies, a cat or two, babies, grandchildren, grown children; it’s really pretty fantastic.

Check out Max, the cat in the middle of everything.  He’s in with the puppies because HE wants to be in with the pups.  He is literally “part of the pack”.  He is always in the middle of anything that’s going on.  He’s such a great cat.  I’m really in love with the little guy.

You’ve got to be leaving my page today with a happy heart!  Sometimes it’s just the small things that make life great.  Check out those smiles, even the dogs are smiling.

Joji Mystery Knit-a-Long

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Lauren, my daughter-in-law

This is my latest accomplishment.  It’s a wrap/shawl.  It is designed by Joji Locatelli and her pattern is available on Ravelry.  What is a mystery knit-a-long you ask?  It’s a pattern that is released in stages and you don’t know the design.  It’s a mystery.  I think about 4,000 people signed up to knit this pretty shawl.  A clue (part of the pattern) is released about once a week until the full pattern is done.

She is pregnant with Jack, our grandson, and is married to my oldest son, John.  I had her pose with Poppy to demonstrate what a lovely shawl this is for a breastfeeding mother.

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She is so beautiful!

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Thank you Rodan & Fields Lash Boost for pretty long lashes.

 

Check out the pattern on Ravelry.  Like I said, about 4,000+ people joined this knit-a-long from all over the globe.  There are many different color combinations.  You pick 5 colors you like, and you have your shawl.

This wrap is made from Madeline Tosh Merino Light, which is $20 something per skein of yarn.  That’s about a $100 investment in a wrap.  I was not ready to invest $100 in a wrap I had no idea what it looked like.  I waited until the first 2 weeks were accomplished before I committed.  Joji is a beloved designer with lots of well loved designs.  Many people committed because it was a Joji design and knew it would be beautiful.

I’m getting ready to do another Knit-a-long by Andrea Mowry called “What the Fade”.   Find her on Ravelry.