knitting gems

This is where I post photos and comments about my knitting projects. I wish my blog title was because I have many gems of wisdom to offer about knitting, however it is merely a reference to my jewelry business.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hi strangers!

Hi everyone,
I just decided to check my blog because I have been out of the knitting loop for so long and forgot about the blog for a while. This is the reason. I went back to work full time in May at this wonderful store! I applied there because I didn't think the clothes would fit me and therefore not blow my entire paycheck. Wrong! I have learned that there is a reason why they have a cult-like following! The clothes are cute and comfortable and addicting! I have not worked full time in so long, that it has taken me this long to get used to. My son is away at school and my 16 year old daughter just got her license, so now that no one's around (except hubby) I'm thinking about picking up a project. It has to be something quick and easy. I would love to find a dog sweater pattern with a team letter for Pookie to wear to the school football games. I'm looking forward to catching up on everyones' blogs! Gina

Monday, April 09, 2007


Well I can't seem to get into any knitting projects other than dischcloths, but in the meantime I took my daughter and a friend to a cheer clinic at the University of Kentucky. They have the best cheerleaders in the country so it was a real thrill for her. She is normally a backspot, but here she got the chance to fly. In case you can't tell she is petrified!
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Friday, March 09, 2007

Just couldn't resist

One sleeve on my sweater is way to long and I have to frog, so just one more dishcloth before I begin the drudgery that is the finishing of the Mission Falls sweater.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Just a quick dishcloth

I need that instant gratification between projects so here it is. I like knitting the round ones, they are not boring at all.
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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Socks finished!

They're finally done. I had to frog a lot because first I was reading the toe decreases when I was doing the heel (I accidentally wrote "hell" first....hmmmm), then I kept looking at the heel (I wrote hell again!) while I was working on the toe decrease! Next time I will print out the directions on separate pages and color code them! So far I prefer the Plymouth Encore yarn over this fingering weight - it's comfier and goes more quickly.
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Monday, February 19, 2007

Another WIP

I can't finish the sweater until the 40" circulars come in to my LYS, so until then I'm working on 2 socks at a time using Socknatta yarn on sz 2 DPN's. I definately prefer a heavier yarn on larger needles....with my big feet these are taking forever!
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Friday, February 02, 2007


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This is a sweater I started 3 years ago. I picked it up several times and knit it in different gauges so it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I hope to finish it this week.....I'll keep you posted.

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