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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas again

Hey Just wanted to share a Christmas photo of my kids with you all. Starting in front from left to right,
Baby Cole, Mia Bella and Javier,
middle row,
Tina and her hubby Dade, Monica, and Olivia and in back is Ruthie, mom of Monica Olivia and Jaive, Tina an Dade parents of Cole and Mia Bella. LOve my KIds!!
Photo was taken at Tina and Dades home in the Napa Valley. CA

Sunday, December 23, 2007

new Rock Band "The Reapers"

Here are my 3 oldest grandkids. We got them the Rock Band xbox 360 game for Christmas and they love it. The one on mic is Olivia age almost 10, drummer is Javier age 5 1/2 and on guitar is Monica age almost 13! Give em a big hand. whoooeeeeeee. We gave them gifts early as they are on their way to Disneyland for Christmas. gonna miss them.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bigger Earflap hat and Booties for Cole

just finished these for baby Cole for Christmas. We also got him a diaper backpack from Eddie Bauer. It will be used for a few years at least.

I've got all the presents (almost) wrapped and ready for giving. Just have to finally finish the baby blanket for Cole and get it wrapped along with the hat and booties. then I'll be done!! Woooo hoooooo

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

#1 RAK

I gave my neighbor $20 she asked to borrow and told her it was a gift.

Very nice of me considering this lady drives me up the wall with her crazyness!!

Hugs Patt

Friday, December 14, 2007

Pay it Forward

I was reading Jants Art blog and she had this on it. I love Pay it forward and so I decided to do the same here.

Here are the rules:

The guidelines: "I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days that is my promise!"The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."Want to participate? Be one of the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post and make the same promise on your own blog.Not So Random Acts of Kindness, and 365 days to do it in!!! What a cool idea! So, here goes! If you're interested in participating, just be one of the first three people to post that you would like to PIF! You don’t have to be a knitter, you can hand craft any gift you are good at.

NOt only will I do this but I promise to do 3 Random Acts of Kindness before this year is over.

I will post about them later after they are done.

I'd like you all to do the same thing. What a nice way to end the year 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Originally uploaded by a.dathreman
Just wanted to put this up on my blog!!
Hugs Patt

a Happy Birthday

Well Dec 12th was my 58th birthday and I had a wonderful day. I got a great new coffee mug and gift card from Starbucks and a super pair of slippers from my Rue & hubby and kids
and I got one of those way cool digital photo frames from my Tina & Dade and kids.
And hubby got me the most beautiful bouquet of roses with oriental lillies.
And Rue baked me a pineapple upside down cake. And hubby bought a big spread of Chinese food. yummmmm
All my kids and grandkids were here and I was happy.
For a surprise for the grandkids we bought that Rock Band game and stuff for them to play with over here. It comes with drums and a guitar and a mic and the video game.
We all had a ball with it.
I highly recommend a 58th bd for all of you!!
Hugs Patt

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas Groove

My hubby decided that for my birthday (dec 12) he would get me a white Christmas tree, which I had mentioned that I wanted. So out he went.

First he got me this for our porch.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Fetchings are done as well

The fetchings wristwarmers are done. This is my gdaughter Olivia modeling them. She is almost 10. But these are for her mom Ruthie, cuz her bd is tomorrow!!!

Happy Birthday Rue gurl. Love you.

it fits!!

Yep that's right, it fits, the blue earflap hat. It fits my chihuahua Rayo!! He'a a year old. and weighs 4.6 lbs.
He looks sad doesn't he.? hahahahahah

blue hat

Here is the blue earflap hat! It ended up being too small for baby Cole so I will give it to Mia Bella for her dolls to wear. I'm happy I made it tho because now I know how easy it is to make and I can make more with no problem!! Cole will still get one before it gets colder. !!(hi tina)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ravelry Member

those sneaky projects

This always happens to me. I will be working hard on one or more projects, trying hard to get them finished and out of the corner of my eye I will see something interesting on my computer. Hey! What's this?

Oh that would look sooooo cute on so and so. I have just got to cast on for it before I do anything else.!!

And before I know it, I am thumbing thru my needles looking for the right size and scrambling to my yarn stash (only a tiny part of which I can even get to) to find just the yarn for this project. And off I go, casting on feverishly before the pattern disappers and I will lose this chance of a life time. BEcause we all know that if you don't start the item immediately, you lose your chance forever!!! Or at least that's how I am thinking while doing all of the thumbing and scrambling and casting on of stitches and the poor items I had been working on are thrown to the side until my fever starts to subside and my mind becomes clearer.

Does all this mean that I am a knitting addict? YES YES. I admit it.

Hi my name is Patt and I'm a Knitict. And I just started another project that my new grandson Cole just has to have. An Earflap hat!!! Just like the one in the above photo except I'm using a blue yarn as Cole is a boy and blue is a good color for him.
Ok gotta get back to it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

one done

I got one fetching done. What I didn't do was read the pattern all the way thru. What that means is when it came time to do the picot stuff I didn't do it cuz I didn't understand it.

So I will finish the other fetching, got it cast on already. and then I will go practice the cable cast on and the picot stuff. sheesh. I should know better by now. I'm just a little ashamed of myself.

Next ones will be perfect!

Here is the first one done.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Fetching wrist warmers

Well I got my size 6 dp needles in yesterday so I cast on for some Fetching wrist warmers. We are doing this as a KAL in My Knitting Circle ( ) starting December.

I have a few pair I want to make for Christmas gifts so I am starting early to make sure I am doing them right!

The first pair I'm doing in Noro Kureyon in my oldests daughter's fave colorway. lots of purples and greens.

Next pair I'm going to do in redheart Byou in diamond. This is for one of my gdaughters. I'll make both my daughters and 3 gdaughers a pair for gifts.

I also have a pair of felted clogs to make for my sis Vickie. And still have the baby blanket to finish and the pair of toe up socks on cir needles to finishe.! And still have lots of wims I want to do.

How was everyones thanksgiving? Mine was super!

Hugs Patt

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2 toe up socks on 2 circular needles

Just started trying to learn how to do the 2 socks toe up on 2 circular needles. So far I have gotten to row 1o and then frogged it as the yarns weren't matching up. NOw I'm just starting over again and gonna see how it comes out. ONce I got the turning and the right needle to use down it was ok.!!
Hugs Patt
will post a photo maybe tomorrow of my progress

we almost had a fisaster!!

We bought a cool fish tank a while back. I know I posted about it here. It is a double hexagon 70 gal tank with 2 tubes attaching the two tanks together. Well about a month ago we had some guys clean it for us, not pro's just some friends of my hubby.

We started noticing that the water was evaporating a lot faster that it used to. We were having to add water more and more each week.

Well hubby finally found out that there was a slow leak in the bottom of the tank and our brand new carpet was getting wetter by the day.
Next day I scoured craigslist and freecycle hoping to find a replacement tank that hubby could pick up fast. Nothing to fit our needs so on the way home from work hubby stopped by local pet store and picked up this second photo fish tank. It says it's 55 gal all glass tank and it looks a lot bigger than the double one. and the double one is acrylic and scratches super easy.
Any way to end the story, our new carpet is almost dry now but we have decided to leave the tank where it is for now. Way too much trouble moving it.
What do you all think:? which tank do you like best? I like the new one best.
Hugs Patt

Monday, November 12, 2007

Baby Cole wearing his new booties

Baby Cole came for his first visit to Mema's house and I gave him the booties I made for him and his Mommy put them on and said Ok take his photo with his booties!! So I did. Even got one with him "standing up" in them. hahahahah
Tomorrow Cole will be one month old!!!
He has got a little cute nose and the sweetest baby mouth! And Mia is so sweet. she told me look at my brothers little feet. cuteeee. lol Well the booties fit him real good so that made me happy.
I've even worked on the blanket today. will I ever get it done? HOpe at least by Christmas. wow.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

yarn for my stash

I have bought 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon yarn from missmildred on Ravelry.

2 of the ones above. Going to use them for The Fetching wristwarmer pattern.

They are going to be soooo pretty.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

2 Booties for Baby Cole

Just had to show that I made both booties for Cole. I am famous for making just one sock or bootie and forgeting about the second one. lol these are so cute and easy to make. If Cole likes them I will be making a few more sets for him.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ravelry Member

So I'm a member of Ravelry. Got my invite a few days ago. There is so much stuff here to look at and to do, it's hard to know where to start.

I suggest that newbies start at there notebooks and go looking in the groups and the forums.

I thought it was going to be somehow different than it is. I just wasn't thinking about how many people there were going to be in here.

I have joined 2 groups: Bay Area Knitters and another one I forget already. lol

there is just so much there to look at. lol

Well my id on there is PattM so any of you want to add me as your friend just let me know. It will be cool to see if any of the members read my blog.

I doubt it but hey who knows.

I just started on a pair of Oh Baby Baby booties last night and finished one and started on the second one today. It is soooo cute.

Friday, October 26, 2007

knitting for baby Cole

This is the blanket I'm making Cole and the bottom photo is of me and Cole in his crib underneath all his dinosaurs. He loves his crib. And what a good baby.!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Baby Cole is here

So Baby Cole came early. Born Oct, 13, 2007. 7:01 pm. 8 lbs 14 oz 20 1/2 inches.

And he looks like his sister but just a male version of her. I think you can just look at him and know he's a boy.
1st photo is of baby Cole not too long after he was born.
2nd one is of Mema (me) and Cole
3rd is of Mema and Cole
4th is of Dade, Coles Daddy, Cole and Mia, Cole's big sister. I know she's his big sister cuz it says so on her shirt!
5th one is of Cole's Mommy, checking out his toes, and Cole and Aunt Rue Rue in the corner.

here are a few photos.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New knitting student

Just wanted to share this with you all. Here is Eric. He is my gson's cousin. I've known him from the day he was born. He always calls me his Mema and he is my grandson .

Anyway he asked me to teach him to knit last week. I was really happy about that.

Well today was his first lesson. He did really well. He knows how to cast on and to knit and purl.

all that learned in two hours.

Pretty good huh? I just sent him home with the ball of yarn and a set of needles. He's gonna practice at home and come back on thursday.

Monday, September 24, 2007

one baby blanket done and one baby almost done

Well my new grandson is almost here. I am so excited. Only a few more weeks left.

Here is first blanket I made him. just finished it the other day.
I've got the second one on the needles and got a good start on it. This new one is in dark sage and edging will be blue. Hope it's gonna match the baby's bedding. If not well it's his anyway.
His name is Cole David Sallade and I just wish he'd get here sooner.
We had a baby shower for Tina on the 16th. It was a good day.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

waiting and waiting

I am so every patiently waiting for some yarn to get here so I can continue my baby blankets.
Seems like it's taking forever but it's not. lol
I ordered yarn from Linda's Yarn Store
I have known her for a long time. We have been internet buddies since 1996 and she is a real sweetie pie. So if you want some yarn go check her out.
Hi LInda gurl!!! Love ya.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Top photo is of my gdaughter Mia Bella dancing with my chihuahua Rayo.
2nd photo is of me pointing at my daughter Tina and her belly baby boy.
3rd photo is of my gdaughter Monica swinging her hair. 4th one is of my gdaughter Olivia looking sweet. 5th one is of my oldest daughter Rue at work and 6th one is of my gdaugher Mia Bella checking out the dogs toy.

Stitch markers from my pal

Awwww my pal Dollie P. sent me these fabo markers. Don't they look cool? I love the dangle beads with the wire wrapped around them. and alsot the butterfly charms and angel charms.
I will be using these as soon as my yarn for the baby blanket comes in. weeeeeeee thanks Dollie gurl.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

awwwww Mia loves me.

So I'm talking to my daughter Tina, she's my baby!! Anyway I told her to tell Mia, her daughter , 2 yrs old, that Mema says she loves her. And for the first time ever she said, Loves you too Mema!!!! Then she said she loves her Mommy!! Tina was so happy to finally hear her say that. Isn't that the sweetest thing in the world. Her is a photo of Mia gurl, she's my princess gurl, and my heart!!
LOve me some Mia! oh and soon Mia will have a new baby brother. He is due in the middle of Oct. !! can't wait to hold that bundle of love. He doens't have a name yet and I hope they name him soon or he will be called Fetus for the rest of his life. lol hahahahah just kidding Tina bo bina!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Stitch marker swap

These are just a few sets of the stitch markers I have been making. I have ordered some alphabet beads so I can make some like Heather sent me. I love them. gotta photo them and put them up on here as well.
She sent me the markers when she sent me an order of knit charms she picked up for me. She is one of the sweetest gurls I swear.
I think I sent the top 2 sets to my pal a few days ago.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

first try at the purse design

Ok so here is the first try. It didn't come out the way I wanted so will try again, IN the meantime, this purse will do. I did take out the bottom spiral so I can redo it a bit more over. It is just not balanced the way it looks in this photo.
Actually I am going to remove all the little swirls. I have ordered som roving so will wait til it comes in and then needle felt some swirls on it again. I love these little swirls.
I will trade this purse for some sock blockers if anyone wants to trade.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

first clog washing

this is the clogs after the first go in the washing machine. I then gave them to my daughter Rue to do the last wash so she can fit them to her feet afterwards. She will be sending me a photo of them on her in a bit and I'll post it here later.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

felted clogs almost done

Here are my clogs I am making for my daughter Ruthie. I only need to make the second pair of soles and add them and then felt them. Like I said, almost done!!!
We are having a felted clog KAL in my group. Everyone had to buy the pattern and get the yarn and then we started. It's fun doing them together with a group of gurls. I think I'm going to make a few more pairs for christmas gifts!