Monday, January 27, 2020

Back to say "hello"....

  It seems every time I post, that it has been such a long time and it has been.  A whole lot has gone on in our little corner of the world since the last time I posted.  
  My husband continues to have issues with his health.  Besides his MS, he now has a blood condition and is on chemotherapy pills for that.  These pills are very expensive and we have had a foundation that paid some on them but will not be continuing doing that.   We don't know what that is going to mean for him.  I am still on oxygen 24/7 and that will be continuing.  Our son-in-law has a scan done this week to see where his Mantle Cell Lymphoma stands.  It seems there is a lot of sickness all around us with friends and family.  We are trying to get up and make the best of each day.  My knitting, crocheting, and reading books helps.  I thought I would share some of those projects with you.

  This is a crocheted granny square pattern and I used Hobbii Tivoli Yarn that I purchased from Denmark.  It is such pretty yarn and easy to work with. It took 3 skeins. My husband wanted me to make it for the nurse at the cancer center.  He took it to her today and she was so excited and said that it made her day.  That really made me happy.  We always like to no that our work is appreciated. 

  This is another crocheted granny square baby blanket.  This is done with Knit Pick's Filici, in the Dove Heather and Cotton Candy colorway.  This was also a gift. Our son and his wife in California wanted it for a friend.  

  These socks were knitted for my husband.  The pattern is Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes.  I used Knit Pick's Filici in the steamer trunk colorway.

  These socks are for me. They are knitted using Knit Pick's Filici in the Jamboreo colorway. The pattern is Solar by Gill Slater.  Most of these patterns can be found on Ravelry. 

This is Canaletto Cowl by Megan Goodacre.  This pattern is on Ravelry.  I used Red Heart Soft yarn to knit this.  I made it for a Christmas gift.

  This is Toddler Hooded Cowl by Bethany Dearden. I did the cowl part different--I crocheted rows of hdc to make the band which is the cowl part.

  This is Serpentine Hat and Cowl by Premier Yarns Design Team.  I did not do the cowl.  I did this hat to be sold at our church festival to make money for missions.  I used Premier Yarns colorway Appalachic.  The pompom is made by wrapping yarn around two toilet paper rolls held side by side.


  I hope you enjoyed viewing what I have been knitting and crocheting.  I have also enjoy books.  I am so blessed that I can pick out books on line and the library brings them to me and picks them up when finished. Being able to order books, yarn, and groceries on line is such a wonderful blessing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie





Sunday, April 14, 2019

What I have been up to....


  It has been a while since I posted.  At the end of April last year, I was in the hospital with heart and lung problems.  I came home with oxygen and am using it 24/7 for the remainder of my life.  I am doing okay with it and know that it is necessary for me to be able to breath.  I have not felt like getting to this PC to update my blog in a while, but decided tonight to try to post a few things that I have been working on.  I try to stay busy with my hands to give me something to do and it keeps my mind active--I don't know if that is working because I can't seem to remember "stuff".  Ha

  This is a crocheted baby blanket, Call the Midwife blanket by Rebecca Langford. I used a size 6 needle and King Cole Smarty yarn, 1475 Candy Ice colorway.

These cute little bunnies are knitted from the pattern Huggie Bunnies by Sandra Paul.  I used a size 8 knitting needle and scraps of yarn.  You can place a Cadbury egg inside of it. 

I made these two different sizes of hats and mittens to sale at our church for a mission project.  I used Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho, Red Heart Super Saver solid in white.  I used a size 5 and 7 needle.

Spring into Summer, Rompers and Jackets by OGE Knitwear Designs is the pattern.  I still need to get the buttons to have it finished.  Size 6 to 9 months and I used King Cole Smarty Yarn, 1475 Candy Ice colorway.
This little girls top is Entrechat by Lisa Chemery.  I used Knit Pick's Swish Worsted. I used the size needle the pattern called for but I don't remember.  Most of these patterns can by found on Ravelry.

  Thanks you so much for stopping by to see what I am up to.  I have some more things to post but this all I can manage tonight.  
Love,
Marie



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Well, here it is another year and another Spring.  My husband went out on his scooter this morning and took some pictures for me.





Carolina Jasmine

Rose of Sharon

Trumpet Vine

Wisteria
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Love,
Marie

Thursday, March 30, 2017

First signs of Spring around our home




I took these pictures about a month ago and now the azaleas are beginning to bloom--I will try to get out and upload some pictures of those in full bloom.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It has been a long time since I was here posting.  There has been a lot going on with mine and my husband's health.  We are trying our best to be able to stay in our home.   With help from family and friends, so far we are able to make it.  I stay busy with my hands or reading to try to stay sane. Ha!  I thought I would share some of the projects that have kept me busy.
This Shawl is Monarda Shawl from Sock Yarn Shawls II.  I knit it using Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted-fingering yarn-Seashell Tonal

This is a granny-square baby blanket done with Lion Brand Baby Soft Print.  The pattern for the rabbit is Mario the Artistic Rabbit by Jenna Krupar.

 Swedish Spring by Maria Monteka and knit with Knit Picks Stroll - Dove Heather

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits and knitted with Red Heart yarn 

Adriafil Knit Col - Baby/Toddler Socks - Plymouth Yarn Co. - 0-6months - I used Jamie Yarn by Lion Brand - weight #3.

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu and I used Knit Picks fingering yarn to knit it.

Sock Yarn Shawl by Kay F. Jones and knitted with Knit Picks Stroll


The Baby Vertebrae, hat, and socks are knit using Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby Yarn.
Arrowhead by Maria Montzka -knit using Knit Pick Stroll -Seashell Fingering weight.
Sockhead Hat - Kelly McClure   Knit using Regia by Arne & Carolos
Clara by Karin Vestergaard Mathlesen - knih using Malabrigo Yarn - Viola
Mrs. Bakery Bear pattern by Kay F. Jones.  I knitted this for a very sick friend as a gift. I just used yarn I had in my stash.



The three above pictures are my first spinning attempts and project.  I used a drop spindle and spun the yarn and then plied it together, then soaked it, and then knit the little cat.  Not too bad for a first attempt.


This is my second attempt.  This time I knitted a coffee cup cozy with my yarn. 

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my projects.  They gave me a lot of hours to keep my mind off our problems.
Love,
Marie








Monday, May 25, 2015

April Showers brought May flowers

On a pretty day last week, I rode my motorized wheelchair around our yard and took some pictures.  We use to have many, many more flowers in the yard but had to get rid of them because of my husband's health.  He is having a difficult time now due to MS. I hope you enjoy the scenes around the yard.



Amaryllis that I had Christmas before last and we planted it in the yard.




A snake taking a sunbath outside my bedroom window.  We just left him there to take care of the  bugs.
Baby Doves



 The birds built a nest in my flowers over the front door.
Love,
   Marie