Friday, December 28, 2007

Hat and Scarf set

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

One of the many things I made for the Holidays for
my Grandkids. HOHO! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fast Bunny knitting away

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

What is this? My Maui bunny knitting away with
some great yarn sent to me by Bronwyn (my SP)
on some KnitLites. I just had to have a pair for
when I travel & BF wants to drive safely. I can knit
safely too!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Goodies from my SP Bronwyn

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Finally! A pic of all the great goodies I recieved
from my SP. I love all of it and am going to make
the Pendant shawl for my mom. I have so many
things that I have made so far for the Holidays;
I will show them later. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Stitch marker

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

My SP Bronwyn Rocks!!

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

I received so many good things from my SP and I thought
she could not do more. I came home and there was one more sweet package from
her and inside was some Loopy Ewe yarn in a delicious sunrise color, some great
stitch markers from Hide and Sheep with dark purple beads, HeartStrings Pendant
Shawl pattern, some point protectors, 2 dark chocolate bars; one in a fruity
flavor and the other in an espresso color and a Florida Tropic dark chocolate
ball. I loved everything!! Unforunately, my camera is on the blink and only a
few pics of my gifties turned out. I will post more pics soon. Thanks again, Bronwyn!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Looking forward to the Holidays

Love these days; Birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Thanks,again to my wonderful
SP who has been both very generous and gracious during SP 11.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Would love to give kudos to the Blogger who had this button
on their blog. It is cute! Finished the hot pink bell shrug and
have moved on to crocheting a hat and MP3 Player holder with
matching hat for my eldest granddaughter. Last night started
and am embellishing tonite a hot pink w/varegiated colors
granny square scarf for another grandchild. Must make a hat to
match. She lives in Texas hence the cotton scarf and hat set.
I love making items for the kids each year I try something new.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Lovely Snowflakes

The great thing about Winter are the snowflakes! Every year I try
to find new info on water and how our thoughts can generate a pattern
even onto a snowflake. Maybe you have heard of The Shape of Love. Pretty
exciting news that has scientifically produced evidence of how powerful
out little minds can be.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Peaceful Winter

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

So many projects I want to complete before the Holidays
come around. Whewww, this year has gone by fast.
My little knit group has been excited about making
gifts and storing them in a box as a way to be ahead for the
Season's gift giving joy. The girls are so much fun; they
are 4th-6th graders and love to get together at our Library
to knit and talk and munch. It has been great to watch their
enthusiasm over a new pattern or technique. I love how they
make me laugh.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Family tradition

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

We had such fun watching Bella dance on her
first day of ballet. Her cousin, Taylor had taken
dance from the same teacher. They grow so
fast and watching them get passionate about
life is a great reminder to stay in love with life.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

On the Needles

Decided to make another great pattern I had seen on BeatKnit's blog a
few years ago. I have made another previously out of brown bamboo
that I had received from a SP a while back. I love how comfortable
it feels; extra warmth with not the extra bulk. I love layers but, not
soooo many that you look 10 lbs. heavier.

Monday, October 01, 2007

My SP Rocks!

After running some errands this morning I came home & found a box had arrived
from my SP. INside I found the latest copy of Interweave Knits zine, 4 rose sachets that smell divine, some dark chocolate treats, a felted bag, 2 hand made wash
cloths; the pattern I recognized from Mason Dixon Knitting, 2 skeins of some
lovely wool from South America and my most fav book Domiknitrix. I loved the
care and time she took to know what I love. Thanks SP you are AWEsome!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Why KnittingSutra

It seems to be an old cliche to misunderstand certain words that we
use or misuse in our culture that may come from some profoundness in
another part of the world. People often are misled to think that my
blog name is inappropriate yet and often people do not know the meaning
of "Sutra." So, from Sanskrit "siv" to sew: sutra means "That which runs
through and hold things together." Having nothing at all to do with
the Kama Sutra which is the coming together and holding of ...
I feel that my whole life is a basis of those things which hold me
together; hence, KnittingSutra suits me perfect.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Annie does it Again

There are things to knit & then there are things to cherish. Just love this book.
Even though it may take a while to finish some of my started projects I will definitely make something from this book.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

This shrug took one skein of chunky
yarn. It is warm & cuddly. I will wear it
often this Winter. I really like the off

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Bell at the Conservatory

bell at the conservatory
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

I fell for this bell at the Volunteer Park
Conservatory. Reminded me of Japan;
how I love all things Japanese...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Greetings from Knit Cafe

Greetings from Knit Cafe
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Slloowwllly knitting lace panel for a great
skirt from Greeting from Knit Cafe. It is being
knitted in a cotton blend from Debbie Bliss given
to me by a former SP... Love the feel of it & I'm
hoping that it won't be too heavy!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Entrance to Mukilteo Library

entrance to library
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Great summer time acitivities. Still working on my
skirt from Greetings from Knit Cafe. Also, started &
finished a quick knit shrug from DVD Knit in Motion.
Will post pics of progress on skirt & post pic of
completed shrug. It has been such a wonderful
summer that I am almost sad that too soon Fall
will be here. Meanwhile, I am busy getting things
together for programs at work and just loving life
as a whole.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

tascino & friends

tascino & friends
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

We had so much fun this wkend; visited Mukilteo
Library where they have these great statues. Hemp
Fest was awesome; I love Seattle!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

SP 11 Questionnaire

Here's some info for my future SP for Sp 11:

1. My fav yarn is any type really. I like anything that is soft.
2. I have a beautiful Oriental theme knitting needles fabric case.
3. I have been knitting for roughly 10 years. I borrowed books from
the library & taught myslef how to knit. I consider myself inter-
mediate skill level.
4. I do have an Amazon wishlist: email address you can find it under:
5. Fav scents: roses, lavendar, lilacs, cinnamon, lemongrass or lemons
6. Other crafts I do: Crochet, gemstone jewelry, scrapbooking, cross-
stitch, embroidery, make cards
7. Sweet tooth: I love dark chocolate
8. I love all kinds of music: classical, hiphop, salsa, reggae, industrial
world fusion. Not too fond of country.
9. Fav colors: purple, pink, blue
10. Have no pets, 2 adult "kids", 3 grandkids
11. I do wear hats, scarves & ponchos. Not too keen on mittens.
12. Fav item to knit depends on whether it's a gift for someone else or not.
I like to knit a variety of things.
13. I am currently knitting a lace panel skirt from Greetings from Knit
14. I love handmade gifts.
15. I prefer straight needles but, do use the circulars. Above all I love
wooden needles. Any kind of wood.
16. I don't own a winder or swift. I rather like doing the whole yarn ball
by hand unless it's finger weight yarn.
17. My oldest UFO is 4 months old.
18. Fav Holiday: Christmas
19. I collect mini bears, mermaids and thimbles.
20. I would any one of the following books: Greetings from Knit Cafe,
Dominknitrix, Naughty Needles or Knitting Lingerie.
21. I think that if I learn more easy lace knitting techniques that it
would be great.
22. I don't knit socks.
23. My B-day is 11-24.

Angel Trumpet

Angel Trumpet
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

The first time I experienced a Belladonna
plant also known as Angel Trumpet I was
inspired. It seems so surreal & other worldly...
Of course, I thought quite literally that children
could hear the trumpeting of fairies or angels
while laying down underneath this tree. It is
at the Conservatory @ Volunteer Park if you
would like to go & see if you hear any angels
for yourself.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

More from the Volunteer Park
Conservatory. This beautiful
variety of Hollyhocks is called
Indian Spring. Indulged in some
seeds to plant for next spring.
I am so excited about visiting the
conservatory; there were so many
striking varities of plants.

At Sunset

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Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

I love the view from my little apt.
and there are many reasons
why; this catamaran is way
out in the distance. sigh...


Good design
Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

This great design was done by a
young girl at the Seattle Bites. It
comes from Mehndi Madness; check
out their website as they have great
selection of designs for sale.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Where I want to Be

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Loverly Maui... Hope to visit during the Holidays
to see my sister, family & my son... Love the
ocean views... ahhhh, I can smell the salty

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mehndi inspires

Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

This pic comes from a Mehndi site that is
fantastic. During the Seattle Bites I had a
tatt done by some girls there doing henna.
I'll post pics soon of said tatt. I am wanting
to do my own tattoos with henna; top of the
hands having my highest vote. Most people
where I work look at it rather curiously & ask
if it is Henna. I love the exotic look & feel as
once it is on you can not touch it for up to 24
hours. Oh dear, nothing to do for 24 hours.
What a perfect excuse to stay sitting quietly for
a while...

Gotta LOve it

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Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Crusining through the coffee aisle I looked up to see
this great coffee label with Jimi on it; gotta love folks
who have good taste. The flavors are just as creative;
Kiss the Sky & Hey Joe among others sound divine.
Next coffe purchase for me will definitely be this label.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Conservatory @ Volunteer Park

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Originally uploaded by knittergurl56.

Love all the wonder of Seattle; Volunteer Park

Friday, July 20, 2007

Persnickity Design

Love my new bag from a talented, hard-working
gal based out of Bellingham
Check out her website.

Beauty Bar

Last week end we (girlfriend & daughter)
went to the fabulous NightLight Lounge
where we were indulged in a night of
free manicures, eye lash extensions, up-sweeps,
make-up & give aways. It was so much fun...
Even had a hand parafin dip; talk about hot &
torturous! Yikes... What most women do to
look good; fun, yes-- something that I would
do daily-no, no, no...

Cotton Lace Skirt

This lovely skirt pattern is from
Greetings Knit Cafe. I am using a
cotton blend gifted to me by former
SP from purlnecklace blog. It is from
Debbie Bliss & easy to knit. I'm on the
second lace panel for the bottom. Should be an
easy knit to finish. Can't wait to wear it...

Monday, June 25, 2007

SP; you're the greatest

Went to my mailbox saturday & there was
this sweet package with some great gifts.
Thanks SP; love the fiber & the color is
vibrant. Can't wait to knit with it. Also, the journal will come in really handy for my next projects.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Me- Happy that it's Summer

purple purse & liliac pearls

Have a few things going on as I am determined to get some jewelry made for the many art & craft festivals of the summer. Also, finished a purse I had started over the Holidays. Still working on my Thinking of You Scarf; challenging pattern but great to learn a new technique. Will post pics when done. SP 10 is almost over & I haven't started The Flower Basket shawl given to me by my wonderful SP.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Catchy Title, Great Projects

Looking for some Teen Knitting projects
to teach my granddaughter some cool things
to make for herself & friends. This book has
something for everyone. We hope to have
more Teen related programs where I work
I am happy that more young people are
taking an interest in an old art.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

finally getting the hang of the wavy pattern for my
"thinking of you" scarf. loved the stamp from my LYS
for the week end marathon. didn't get to all the places
but, i did manage to learn all the great locations of
future YS's to go to.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

love, love, love Seattle

Went to the top of the Space Needle; went around the outside
suddenly I went numb & felt nausea. Still it was a beautiful view even from
the inside.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

progress of project

I love the soft feel of the alpalca blend that was gifted to me for this scarf. The wavy pattern is eye cathcing; can't wait to knit the hearts. Onto an exciting week
end for me which translates into Destination: YARN the 2007 LYS tour for my area. I'm excited as there are discounts, prizes and a passport. If interested
& you live in the NW area of Washington check out the website: http//

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

what's on my needles now

knit projects galore

This book Domiknitrix has the cutest items and I so love to be able to make
quite a few things from it. Projects on the needles: my previous pal sent some beautiful merino silk in tones of pink along w/this great heart scarf pattern.
I want to finish this & get some help casting on wonderful shawl pattern from
my current pal. The start of this beautiful shawl is a little different than
what I've done before; I love learning new techniques.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

done projects; new project

finished gloves for a friend in xxlg and will be starting a new
project that my wonderful secret pal gave me; a shawl in pink; can't wait to start.