Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Swiffie Re-usable Pads!!

Don't want to "get in trouble" for using the real name! LOL

I found the following patterns online & decided to try them:

Knit Pattern Link:
http://erica.brembos.googlepages.com/KPZoom.pdf

My finished Pad:
Scrub side:


Top Side:


I added extra stitches to mine because it looked too small.  OOPS! LOL  It will shrink some in the wash & should be fine!


Crochet Pattern Link:
http://gherkinsbucket.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/biffershrug.pdf

My Finished Pad:



 

I ran out of the yarn color I was using, so the flap is a different color, but it is ok, The floor doesn't mind! LOL

I like the way they both work!  They have good texture for scrubbing if there's a sticky spot.  I will be making more!  They work up really fast.  :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today my Handsome Hubby & I are celebrating our 23rd Wedding Anniversary!!!  We have been married more than half our lives! Wow!  We could not have done it without the Lord Jesus Christ as our center and our foundation.

I am thankful to have Jerry as a husband.  I love him more today than I did when I first loved him!!  He is an amazing man & it is a blessing to be his wife.  We are blessed to have 2 wonderful children & 2 wonderful grandchildren.  We have had quite a journey to get where we are today & I am looking forward to continuing on that journey with him for many many years to come!




Thank you for the Beautiful Roses, Jerry!!  But most of all, thank you for loving me the way you do!!!!!!!!!!  You are an INCREDIBLE Man!!  I love you!!!! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sewing Project Complete!!

I FINALLY made a shirt from the purple material I bought a couple weeks ago!!

Here it is:
(Click to see larger image)
The Pattern I used:
It's So easy
Simplicity # 4644
Slightly modified, no pockets & worn with a gold sash

Knitting Dishcloth set DONE!

I started this project with the dishtowel in May or June.  I'm FINALLY done!!!  Woot!  The set includes a Dishtowel, Dishcloth, and a Circle Scrubbie.   I have not blocked it, but here it is:

Here is the Complete Set:
(CLick on any picture for a larger view)

Close up of the Circle Scrubbie:
 
Stitch Pattern Close up:
  
My Patterns:

Shannon’s BasketWeave Dishtowel

Size 8 Circular Needles
Cast on 74 stitches

Knit 1 row

Knit 2, (Knit 5, Purl 5), repeat until 2 stitches left, Knit 2

Repeat 4 more times (Total of 5 rows with the Knit 5, Purl 5)

Knit 1 row

Knit 2, (Purl 5, Knit 5), repeat until 2 stitches left, Knit 2

Repeat 4 more times (Total of 5 rows with Purl 5, Knit 5)

Knit 1 row

Repeat this pattern until you have 20 "boxes" tall.

Knit 1 row

Bind off

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Shannon’s BasketWeave Dishcloth

Size 8 Circular Needles

Cast on 44 stitches

Knit 1 row

Knit 2, (Knit 5, Purl 5), repeat until 2 stitches left, Knit 2

Repeat 4 more times (Total of 5 rows with the Knit 5, Purl 5)

Knit 1 row

Knit 2, (Purl 5, Knit 5), repeat until 2 stitches left, Knit 2

Repeat 4 more times (Total of 5 rows with Purl 5, Knit 5)

Knit 1 row

Repeat this pattern until you have 9 "boxes" tall.

Knit 1 row

Bind off

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Circle Scrubbie

Size 11 Needles

Cast On 26 Stitches

Prep row: Knit

Row 1: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 2: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 3: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 4: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 5: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 6: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 7: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 8: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 9: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 10: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 11: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 12: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 13: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 14: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 15: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 16: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 17: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 18: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 19: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 20: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 21: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 22: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 23: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 24: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Row 25: Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Increase 1, K1

Row 26: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Bind off all stitches.

Seam together CO and BO edges. Draw a string through the slipped sts of one edge, pull tightly and secure. Repeat for the other slip stitch edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4UnVtVJts <-- Click to watch my videos on how to knit this scrubbie!

Let me know if you have any questions!!  Happy Knitting!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A GREAT article on Christian Education!!

I found this GREAT article on a blog I stumbled upon.

Before I give the link, I want to say a few things.  :)

First of all, this is written to CHRISTIANS, if you are not a Christian, it does not apply to you! :)

There are a lot of links to articles to read.  I am a VERY SLOW reader and I read EVERY SINGLE article.  It took me less than an hour.  Your children and their education and future are definitely worth it!

Lest you think some of the articles and examples are far out, or only extreme cases, think again!  My husband is a public high school teacher.  I can tell you story after story that would say otherwise, and that's just experiences from ONE teacher at ONE school.   :)

Get out your KJV Bible & look at the verses they give. Pray for an open mind and begin to go through the articles.  This is SERIOUS people of God!!  We cannot afford to keep ignoring what is going on and think our kids are ok!! I've seen too many casualties to think otherwise!!   I am sharing this out of compassion and love for my fellow Christian families.  Please, take the time to read these articles if you are Christian and have children in the Public School System, or know of somebody that is/does!!

My husband and I pulled our only son out of 1st grade and homeschooled from then till graduation.  We homeschooled our only daughter all the way through.  ...  Was it easy? not always.  Was it fun? not always.  Was it trying? not always.  Was it satisfying? not always.  Was it worth it?  ALWAYS!!!!!!  I praise God He put "radical" people in my path to "shake me up" a little & make me think! :)  I praise God that my 2 children are serving our Lord and not lost to the world!

Ok before this is so long you don't want to take the time to read the articles, here's the link to the blog with the article links:
http://proverbs14verse1.blogspot.com/2009/09/case-for-christian-education.html


And for my disclaimer:  I did not look at each site entirely, select links, etc. I just read the article.  I do not 100% agree with every word in every article, but I will say that I do agree with most of their points. :)