I miss u

Hi everyone I am  missing you — recently Michael decided to surprise me by designing me a logo and updating the look of my blog which you can see here.

Who Is Michael? Michael is one half of the wonderfully talented team behind  VINI. Michael is also married to my daughter Alice(the other half of the VINI team) which makes him my son-in-law. Son-in-law is a term I don’t like to use and now I have written it twice – the words make me think he is only my son by law. which isn’t true I would rather think of it as I now have 3 wonderfully talented kids.

Micheal and Alice are also editing and designing my new pattern which I should be publishing today or tomorrow.

I love everything he did to my blog. All my old posts are here and he added some widgits on the side. My pictures are larger and clearer now. I recently wrote about this owl I made of Noro yarn on my new blog. Here is a picture of  the owl….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow click on my new blog and check out the picture of him.

So much better – bigger and brighter and more detail. I love it because when I am knitting and looking at patterns it really is all about the details-being able to see clearly how the stitches interact with each other and how it is put together.

Now look at this star I made. Pretty isn’t it. It looks a little  like a patchwork quilt. Now click right HERE and be prepared to be dazzled by the size of the picture and how much clearer it looks.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So while I am glad you are visiting me here come and see me on my new blog I think you will like it better – I do.

***And all my old posts are right there too****


new digs

So what do you think of my new look????


I am over the top in love with it!!!

this was a big surprise for me…I received an e-mail yesterday from my son-in-law Michael. I can’t think of a better present than this.

You can still find me at my old address  but you ought to come see what I look like on the new page    http://whatzitknitz.com/

Mini obsessions

So I have completely and utterly daffy  over tiny little foxes and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. I told myself the obsession was over and tried to work on something else but found myself dreaming of foxes again.


I found a potbellied stove at the thrift store which means I have to make a fox den so I have a mini kitchen to put it in. And of course mama fox will need an apron to wear while baking little gingerbread men for her children to eat.

So instead of finishing a cardigan that just needs a sleeve and half of a front I started a fox den. Even this wasn’t going fast enough so I cast on a faster knit last night. It is a aerie I got it knitted up in one evening. And in the morning I added a roof and knit a floor.

P1010006I found the roof at the thrift store it was on an incredibly  ugly stein. It was very easy to get it off the beer glass and even better since the mug wasn’t damaged it will go in my donation bag for goodwill.

This aerie was supposed to be a home for an owlet who lives in the tree it could  be a tower bedroom  on top of the fox den. But one of the minis has already claimed it as his own.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANone of this will keep me warm but it seems that I must get it out of my system or it will haunt me.

Now I have to get a couple of chores out of the way so I can watch the Packers play the Vikings. Lets hope they play better than last week.