Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Knitting Fun

I thought I'd wow you with some more crazy insane knitting.  I haven't shared on this blog for awhile for many reasons... mostly, I couldn't figure out the new design!!  I'm still unsure.... but...
You remember the socks?  Well now I have Mittens!  Take a look!  I use 000 size double-pointed needles.
These are the thicker ones
Yes, they have a real thumb and fit Barbie!
Knitting miniature is so addicting to me.  I knew I could figure out a pattern for these and finally it happened.  They have been refined now and I even use a very fine yarn, also more stitches, to make ones that fit like a second skin on the doll's hand.  You would think these are hard to put on the dolls but they go on with relative ease and stay on firmly.

A friend asked me to make her something special so I made her these. She works at the post office and says she is going to wear them every day!!  LOL

They can be made in pretty much any color as long as the yarn is baby weight or fine to look the best on the doll.  Special orders are welcomed.  They make a perfect gift for the doll collector or enthusiast that you want to surprise with something out of the normal.
 Contact me!

Learning curves...

I should be smarter by now with this internet/blog/website thing but I sometimes think 'what the h***!!'  I just get comfortable and things update or I learn about something I missed that of course, 'will be the thing that makes all the difference'.  The problem is time!  I don't know about you but, my brain tends to shut down with the overload!  I slink into a corner playing silly games because I don't have to think.  I need an internet with training wheels!  Nothing is simple.  I follow forums and try to glean as much understanding as I can but it's a language thing.  The computer lingo is confusing to me, especially when I'm ask to choose between two things and I don't know what either are!

Things would be so great if I could just sew and knit and be creative.  It's the other stuff I have to do that sends my brain into a spin.  I have been so fortunate to have a wonderful mentor, Bryan Jackson.  He has helped me so much.  He is a wizard with html and building websites and a fabulous teacher.  I was so fortunate that he wanted to help me since he prefers to work locally and he is in Ohio!  Please check out his page and give it a like.  He hasn't got much on it as he has been so busy he hasn't had time to develop it further. .  I know that feeling!!  LOL  He uses his personal one more but the "likes" would still be greatly appreciated.   I wish he lived next door and could spend 100% of his time with me for the next year, maybe I would be smarter!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hello everyone,

Well, it's been a week yesterday since I hurt my back.  Went to the doctor last Wednesday thinking he would have x-rays done to see if something ruptured because that's what it felt like to me but he didn't.  Instead, he sent me home with some pretty strong pain killers and a muscle relaxer that knocks me out every time I take it!  I got some much needed sleep and I'm happy to say they are working.  Things aren't going into spasms like they were and I can get up and walk without making sounds like a yeti!!  I'm about 40% better and I'm happy about that.  I think at this rate I'll be able to drive again by Wednesday!  Yay!!

This is a quick entry to give an update.  I hope to add some photos maybe later today or tomorrow.  Thanks for reading and thank you to all that sent me notes of well wishes.  I think they worked!!  Many hugs.