Thursday, December 31, 2009

I BeLeaf In PomPom & HappyB-Day Honey!

Dearest PomPom...Ditto...Right Back AtCha to all the Kudos you wrote in this 'Special New Years Card'.
I love all the 'Thoughtful' goodies, especially the 'Leaf'. I bet you picked it up on one of your 'CameraWalks', and knew it would be a 'Treasure' to SKW. Actually, YOU are the 'Treasure', and I Treasure our Friendship.

So, here we are...PomPom and SKW...that's me on the right...cause I love her Hat...having coffee and conversation for hours! We WILL do this '4Real'...until then...I take my French Vanilla creamer and Hot Chocolate with a Little Coffee! How do you like yours?

It's Your Birthday! It's Your Birthday!
Happy Birthday Honey!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Eight Sheep and Counting...Months of SKW Bloggin!

It seems 'Just Like Yesterday' that SuKnitWitty became a Knitter!

It seems 'Just Like Yesterday' that SuKnitWitty became a Blogger!

It seems 'Just Like Yesterday' that SuKnitWitty became a KnitWit!

Okay...Two Outta Three ain't bad!
Question is, 'Which Two'?

Really, It's been Eight Sheeps of
Wonder What Wooly Words Will A Windy Wool Winder Speak!

Here's a QuickReview by the "Sheep of the Month" of SuKnitWitty's Knitting Posts!

MAY....Morning Ritual...Sip and Knit

JUNE...Sock It Too Me...Times Six

JULY...Mystery Bag Illness

AUGUST...Princess of QuiteALot...It's All Relative

SEPTEMBER...Fall and Basketball...Thankful For

OCTOBER...Tea~rrific Trio and Pretty Knits...SuKnitWitty Knits Again

NOVEMBER...SuKnitWitty Surprises...Knits~Baby~Gloves~Thanks

DECEMBER...O Christmas Tree You Skinny Christmas Tree

These Eight Sheepish Posts were Picked mostly for the Pics! And while they are Wool Worthy to be featured, there are others on the SideBar under 'SKW's Knitting Posts to BAAAAAAbout!

And so as 2009 Knitting rolls over into 2010,
I'd like to say Thanks to Everyone for supporting my Bloggin Habit with your Comments and 3,879 Stitches on the SiteMeter.

PS...I sure hope that December Knitter finishes those 'DangMe Purple Socks'!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Knitting Resolutions....JumpOnJanuary!

No New Years Resolutions...Yet!
OK, I'd better 'Take That Back'!
Just the other day Susan-B and I were discussing our next
Wednesday Trio Knitting Day...which will be in 2010!

We 'Resoluted to Work on UFO's' from 2009!

That's enough 'Resoluting' for now...I don't want to start 'Breaking' them before 2010 even gets here!
I'll just watch the 'CountDown' Thingy on the SideBar, and 'Think About That Stuff'....Whenever!

In the meantime, I'll 'SitNKnit' in the WarmNest and get a
JumpOnJanuary's First 'StitchADay' Calendar that Susan-B gave me for Christmas!
Alternating Diagonals, with it's 24 rows, will probably Cure Me of the
'I Will Make a BlockADay' Resolution I'm contemplating!

PS...Thanks Susan for the Calendar!
Sorry to tell you, but, I'll probably Renege on the 2010 UFO WedTrio Resolution!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 25th...A Joyous Day

The Christmas Story According to Luke

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem...To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord Shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising god, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
LUKE 2:4~14

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Knitting Christmas Card List...Dear Guys,

Christmas Card List:

Burnt Orange Cap Guys

PS...I still have FOUR days left, but just in case I hope you haven't had your 'FluShot' yet!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

They Ain't Exactly Socks...But CloseEnough for Christmas!

'And the Stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care'
By SKW who had made so many her hands were all Cramped
And her Shoulder was beyond Repair!

As I mentioned in 'Christmas Tree You Skinny Christmas Tree' Post,
many of my Christmas Decorations are Crocheted and HandDone Honey.

The Great Christmas Crochet Book from the American School of Needlework, was the source for the stocking pattern and many other Christmas decorations I've crocheted since 1981.

Yep, I've Crocheted, Quilted, Embroidered, Knitted and Recycled my way to HandMade Stocking Heaven!
Mr. SKW was the recipent of the 'Recycled Stocking' one year when his 'HoleyFAVJeans' didn't make it back to his closet for one more wearing!
They were 'WornOut'!

The Crocheted with Yarn Stockings were titled "Giant Stocking" of course that was an attention grabber for SKW, who even back then 'OverDoed'.

Besides, the bigger the Stocking....

'It's all about Stocking Stuffers'...right?

Never did get to the CuteClown!
You'd think that after making a Zillion Stockings I wouldn't need the pattern anymore, but everytime I grabbed the Christmas Colored Yarn and a size J Hook, 'The Book' automatically flipped open to......
You got it....'The Stocking Pattern'.

PS...Dear Santa...Feel free to sit by the fire and warm your Tootsies before Stuffing the Stockings. You can wear any of them you like, and while you are resting you can knit on 'The Socks'. I'll leave them out there in the nest....a couple of rows would be appreciated! BTW, they are purple...not red and green!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Knitting Burnt Orange...It's A Texas Thing!

There once was a 'Knitter' who....

~ Couldn't decide what to knit for the guys on her list!
~ Had a 'YourEEEka Moment' when Texas 'EEEEkedOut' a 'LastSecond' win over Nebraska!

~ Dashed to her Knitting Machine and Grabbed the Stashed Burnt Orange Yarn!
~ Zipped through that Stash of Yarn on her Speedy Bond!

How Quickly the Burnt Orange yarn went through the Bond...much like the Field Goal that won the game!

So the Burnt Orange Piled on top of the other...much like the Texas Players and Fans.

And now the Knitter who 'Knew What Not ToDo' done 'DidItAgain'...
Made a 'Pile of Caps' to Finish on DPN's!!!

PS...Dear Santa, Please bring 10 H1N1 FluShot Giftcards...just in case!

Monday, December 7, 2009

O Christmas Tree You Skinny Christmas Tree!

It's a Quilted Christmas on SuKnitWitty!
And Guess What?
It's been that way for Years and Years and Years!

As I was DoinTheDecorating last Eve, Mr.SKW asked,
"Aren't Knitters suppose to have Knitted Ornaments etc.?"

I stood him beside the chimney, put my finger aside my nose
Blinked twice and up the chimney he arose!

That'll teach him! HoHoHo!!!

Just as I was hanging HIS hand crocheted Stocking he slipped in the back door, dusted off the chimney gunk, and returned to the recliner!
"I guess Crochet is Close to Knitted, huh Honey?"

"Yep", says Mrs. SKW..."Thought you might come to that conclusion".

The Stockings were made many years ago when I was new to crocheting with yarn!
EVERY Relative got one for Christmas that year!
Do you know how many combinations of Red, Green and White there are?
About Twenty...Thank goodness for Varigated Christmas Yarn and size J Crochet Hook!

By February I was able to straighten out the fingers on my right hand and fling the sling immobilizing my left shoulder!

Yes, Crochet is close to Knitted Christmas Stuff!

I guess I'd have to say I'm a 'Trendy Tree Trimmer'!
When the Trend was 'Everything Your Child Ever Made', our tree was trimmed with paper airplanes, construction paper garland and paint by number ornaments.
Gave all that to Son and DIL a few years they can save it Forever!
Then there was the Texas Tree with collected Cowboy Santas, State Shape, Bluebonnet and every known Chili and Armadillo ornament in Texas.
And, of course a Cowboy Hat on Top with the rest of the tree shrouded in Stripped Raffia and Red Bandanas.
Son and DIL inherited that stuff, too, and now they get to clean up all that straw!

And here's my 'Dream Tree' with Crochet Snowflakes and Angels, Victorian Beaded Ornaments, Delicate Handblown Ornaments, and all things Breakable and Beautiful!
I love it especially since it's Fake, Pre-Lit, Skinny, and fits in the closet. Course I do take off the Breakable Beauty's and carefully pack them away.

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Knittin Up A SnowStorm!!!

Just In Time!!!
Sweater Knitting, that is!!!
TWO Sweaters!!!
Am I a Lean Mean Knitting Machine or What?

Or What...You Say!!!

OK, I'm trying to Pull the Snow Over Your Eyes!!!

These TWO Sweaters were made....let's Just Say...Not in 2009!

Just In Time!!!
Mitt Knitting, that is!!!
Yep...for Real!! Another PAIR!
I'm on a SnowBall Roll!!!
That's SNOW not Batting!!!

Yep, It SNOWED in San Angelo, Texas
just so Dolly and Ruby could wear their Sweaters and
SuKnitWitty could wear her
'DollyParton Coat of Many Colors'!

Found this Knitted Treasure at a Thrift Shop!
It was priced at $8 and the shop was having a 1/2 price clearance!
Best 4 Bucks I ever spent!

So the Three of us are warm and cozy in our 'Dolly Coats'
and wondering how SusanB and Elly are weathering their
'First Texas Snow'.
Let's go
'Over One Click and Through the Wireless Wires'
to SusanB's Seduced By Yarn!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December...Knit Til You Drop or Bombeck Giftcard!!!

Welcome To SuKnitWitty Winter's
December Block of the Month

It's Block #3 in Series of 12
Click HERE to view #2 in November
Click HERE to view #1 in October

December's Birthstone is Turquoise

December Flower of the Month is the Narcissus

SuKnitWitty's Favorite Flower for December...The Poinsettia

SuKnitWitty's Favorite Warm and Cozy Places...

...Where The Stockings are Hung!


...Where the Gifts are 'Brung'!

Speaking of Gifts...

How's Your Shopping Going?
Could you use a Hint?
Here's one from Erma...

"Wouldn't it be wonderful to find one gift that you didn't have to dust, that had to be used right away, that was practical, fit everyone, was personal and would be remembered for a long time? I penciled in "Gift certificate for a flu shot."
-- Erma Bombeck

PleaseSanta...I need a few more days to finish my Christmas Knitting or everyone will be getting a Handmade Gift Card for H1N1FluShot!
Erma'd be Proud!

Friday, November 20, 2009

SuKnitWitty Surprises...Knits~Baby~Gloves~Thanks

Wow! How Time Flies When Your Having Fun As A Nana!
Seems like yesterday that I finished knitting the Baby Surprise Jacket.
I started it in March in a BSJ Class...I knew I was going to be a Nana in September.
And I knew the baby was a BOY!
SusanB-Knits made the Cap and Socks to match!

Surprise!!! It's Jackson in his Baby Surprise Jacket and Cap!
Perfect Fit! Perfect Timing!! Perfect Weather!!
Perfect Grandson!!!
If your baby is...Beautiful and Perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, then you are the Nana...

...and the Papa!! We are having such a fun time with our Grandson Jackson!

It's been a busy November, and SuKnitWitty really has been Knitting!

And Re-Doing the Kitchen!

And Painting!

And Working in Fort Stockton!

And Knitting!

And Playing with Jackson!


The Really BIG NEWS!!!! Finished the PAIR of Fingerless Gloves!!! Yeeeesssss!

THREE....count them...THREE HeadBands! SuKnitWitty really does KNIT!

A Triangle Shawl on the Needles and a WorkInProgress!!!!

Plus...other WIP's....

The SOCK and it's 1/4 Knitted Mate!
The 3/4 Knitted Lacy Scarf!
The Interweave Sweater!
And OK OK OK....I started another pair of Fingerless Gloves!
I just couldn't help myself after finishing the first pair,
and SusanB gave me this YummyYarn!

And.....Life is Good!

Giving Thanks

For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman's hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the "Land of the Free" --
Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving!

~Author Unknown

Here's wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Knitting On Wednesday With ScrappyGina~MatchySusan~LuckySKW

The Ultimate Yarn Scrapper!
Nope, it's not SuKnitWitty!

It's Wednesday Trio Knitter Gina!
She's on a 'No Scrap Left Behind Quest' with the crocheting of this scrappy afghan.

Then there's the Ultimate MustMatch-MustBalance-MustBlend Knitress!
Nope, Again! It's Not SuKnitWitty!

It's Wednesday Trio Knitter Susan-B!
She's on a 'Perfect or Pick It Out Quest' with this Perfectly Coordinated Layette.

Then There's the Ultimate Lucky KnitWit!

That'd be SuKnitWitty, the Wednesday Trio Knitter who is Lucky to have
TWO Friends to Knit with on Wednesdays.
There is nothing that does a knitter's heart more good than
finding friends who knit.
There is little that is more fun than sitting with someone who cares about you, laughs at your jokes and truly wants to have a
two-hour conversation on the aspects of having
'Second Sock Syndrome'.

Speaking of SSS, I think a 'Cure' may be close at 'HiyaHiya Hand'.
As you can see, the 'SufferingSock' has been removed from the 'VoodoDPN's'
and now reside on the 9" HiyaHiya Circular Needles.
AND...THE SECOND SOCK has a cuff and over an inch of ankle length
knitted on the Second HiyaHiya Circulars.
I am so optimistic about this SSS Cure that
I've embarked on 'Another Pair'....

....of Fingerless Gloves! Yep, and the first one is nearly finished...that's the one with the VoodoDPN's on the thumb!
The SECOND one is on #3 straights with just the thumb opening and hand left to knit! Yahoo!!! I'm so happy to not be struck down with SGS...

With SSS pretty much conquered and the threat of SGS pretty much outta the picture, I'm Inspired by my Knitting Friends, Gina and Susan,
to 'Go Where SuKnitWitty Dared Not Go Before'.
That'd be Charts and Cables! And it's FINISHED!
This 'Cable and Bobble Headband' from Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts
was knitted in an afternoon! Really!!!
Thank the Knitting Goddess that ONE Headband covered BOTH ears!

PS...Click HERE for more Wednesday Trio Knitting on this Wednesday, November 4,2009.

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