Saturday, June 17, 2017

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit 

 I didn't like at all the way the stitch turned out using the directions. So I did it my way, and have re-wrote the directions, and I like the stitch much better. In order to get your sample to look like mine, follow the directions to the core.

multiples of 5 + 2

Row 1: P2, * keeping the yarn in front of work, slip 1 purl wise, then taking the yarn over the needle, (hold your figure on the yo) K2 together (pic 1) , pass the slipped stitch over the yarn over and the 2 knitted tog (see pic 2),  yarn over twice, P2, repeat from * across row. Your stitch should look like pic 3.

Picture 1 
        Picture 2

           Picture 3                                                                                 

Row 2: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row. (drop the extra yarn over loop see pic 1 & 2)

extra loop picture 1                                                                            
Row 3: *P2, K 3, repeat from * across row.

Row 4: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row.

Repeat these 4 rows for desired length.

 extra loop  picture 2

The directions for this pattern stitch have been rewritten and are copyrighted. You may not use it on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: A Spoonful of Murder

A Spoonful of Murder A Spoonful of Murder by Connie Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first of a new series and a new author to me. Good story line. Good characters and great plot about a soup and sandwich shop and murder.

Looking forward to the next one and more recipes too.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


BED, BREAKFAST, and BONES: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery
by Carolyn L. Dean

You have to read this book. I just finished one book and started this one. Much to my surprise I couldn't put it down. Great book about a lady wanting to start over. She inherited a bed and breakfast and a buried body. Loved it. Set up til midnight reading.
Don't you just hate an author that does that to you. Lol. Yea. Right.

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters  by Kathryn Doubrley. PDF, 89 pgs. $ 20.00. Instant download at