Gettin’ It Pegged Reaches Amazing Heights

One of my online besties, Bethany Dailey, is celebrating a milestone……her blog has been viewed OVER HALF A MILLION TIMES!
How amazing is that?! And to celebrate she is having a giveaway for one of her 2 Cool 4 Stix tote bags. So what are you waiting for?! Head on over to
http://gettinitpegged.com/2011/12/05/half-a-million/
And enter the contest!

Loom love,
Rockin’ Robin

Gettin’ It Pegged Reaches Amazing Heights

One of my online besties, Bethany Dailey, is celebrating a milestone……her blog has been viewed OVER HALF A MILLION TIMES!
How amazing is that?! And to celebrate she is having a giveaway for one of her 2 Cool 4 Stix tote bags. So what are you waiting for?! Head on over to
http://gettinitpegged.com/2011/12/05/half-a-million/
And enter the contest!

Loom love,
Rockin’ Robin

I’m Baaaaaack!

Well, hello there! Long time, no see! Did ya miss me? I’ve missed you. 😊
I’ve discovered the WordPress app for my iPhone. It’s the only Internet I have had in over a year now. So now I’m gonna try to resurrect my poor blog. LOL! I’ve been a little too busy taking care of my baby niece (who turns one one December 29th) while her Mommy is at work (2-11 pm) to craft much this year. But I hope to get more time. I’ve been working more with the White sewing machine (aka Wendalyn) this year. Still terrified of her, so I work quite slowly. Hahaha! But I can sew simple things. The next sewing project will be pajama pants for Lady Tru and myself.
And you might see more of me online if you are participating in the Monthly Loom-a-long Ravelry group’s December project. The project will be my McCoy Mitts pattern, found on the ‘Free Patterns’ page here on the blog or on Ravelry. This pattern was written for the Kiss Looms, but can be made on the 24 peg round blue Knifty Knitter or one of similar size and peg count. Come and loom party with me for the month of December, y’all! I’m so excited! I really REALLY love patterns with cables! And since it is snowing right now (yes, you read right! It’s the end of November and SNOWING in northeast Mississippi! :-O), it’s perfect weather for some mitts! And these are super quick to loom up as last minute Christmas gifties!

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PUMPKINS!

The Ravelry group ‘Loom Along’ we aren’t really doing one pattern this month.  We’re doing any and every pumpkin pattern you want!  It’s fun.  Some people are using existing patterns, some are putting modifications on patterns, and I am making my own patterns.  I have two of them so far (with ideas for many more!)
Here is Calabacita: Little Pumpkin
002And this one is Tiger Pumpkin
007Both are really small and fit in your hand.  Calabacita is about 2″ tall and Tiger Pumpkin is about 3″ tall.  They were made on my 30 peg Kiss 2-Way Adjustable loom, but you can make it on any loom with a multiple of 5 pegs (preferably at least 20 pegs so that your pumpkin doesn’t look funny.)  If you want the pattern for them, just click on their titles above the pictures.  😀  Keep coming back for more pumpkins as the month progresses!

Almost forgot!

I had almost forgotten to say that I finished the Central Park Hoodie.  I’m in love.  The Red Heart SS is a little scratchy, but I’ve worn it several times (meaning daily) since I completed it on September 14th.  Here are the pics:
002_renamed_19224The back of the CPH
003I didn’t want buttons on it, so I used hooks and eyes as the closures.
Now I am knitting this pretty baby that I found on http://www.favecrafts.com

Cable Cardigan with HoodIt’s called a Cabled Cardigan with Hood, but I like to call it the Celtic Cabled Hoodie!  😀

Drawing to a close

Fiber ButtonWell, tomorrow is August 31st and therefore the last day of the Fiber ‘Tudes Daily Dose of Fiber challenge.  I have been really surprised that I have been able to keep up with it.  In fact, I have knitted more than 20 minutes each day and have about half of the Central Park Hoodie done.  It’s definitely been nice and I am glad that I took this challenge. 
So far, the hoodie has a back, a left front, and half of the right front finished.  Next will be sleeves, then the hood and ribbing around front sections and hood.  🙂 
I would like to thank Karen Gielen for sending me the link to www.fibertudes.com in the first place.  I know that she was secretly hoping I would participate (and now I am secretly hoping that I win the book on cabled knits!  LOL!)  Thanks, Karen.  And thanks to the rest of the Fiber ‘Tudes radio show ladies for entertaining me.  I really wish it was a daily show…at least Monday thru Friday, but I guess I’ll settle for once a week!  😀

Feeling quite productive

Fiber ButtonI’m feeling quite productive, thanks to this challenge put out by the Fiber ‘Tudes gals (and having found the Central Park Hoodie pattern).   I have finished the back of the hoodie and have the shoulders bound off and stitches to be picked up for the hood on a stitch holder.  And I am about a little over a third of the way through one of the front sections (it’s like a jacket, so there are two front pieces).  It’s lookin’ good……. 😀
Besides that and all the other yarn craft stuff I have done this month, I have also read through the entire Twilight Saga!  So, how is that for productivity?!

On a side note: being obsessed with the Twilight Saga can cause your house to become a little…messy.  And considering that I will have company next weekend, maybe I shouldn’t have started those books this month.  But I do have a whole week to clean, so let’s all pray that I am able to get it done in time!  😀

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