Friday, December 21, 2007

Last KAL of 2007

Here is my December Mid-month KAL. This probably wasn't the best time to try S&C stripes for the first time, as the pattern doesn't show very well. In fact, it looks something like a beach umbrella! But I like it. It was fun to make, and I love the way it looks. Ok, this really IS my last post! :) Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas projects

Several days ago my brothers and I made our gingerbread houses. We make them out of graham crackers. It's really fun! Here's a picture of mine. I did my roof out of candy hearts, and the smoke coming from the chimney is a squished mini marshmallow. We didn't buy new candy, this is all leftover from goodness knows when. My right window kind of 'died', but oh well, nothing is perfect!This morning I painted this red sweatshirt with fabric paint. The sleeves were getting too short on my old one. The picture doesn't do justice to the shade of red, it's much darker, and much prettier! Special thanks to my mom for helping me draw the snowflakes. (Ok, not helping. She did it.) :o) Yesterday was the last day of school, so I had a little extra time to knit. I just finished my first round dishcloth! I used this pattern. It's so pretty, it was fun to make, and it was much easier than I expected! I'm definately going to use the pattern again.

Kirby is enjoying all the Christmas activities. The other day I put a foil wrapper on his nose, and it was so cute! While I was taking pictures he fell asleep! I guess he liked it. Kirby's birthday was December 14th. He turned 4! In a perfect world, that would mean he would behave at my grandparents next week, but we all know that this isn't a perfect world!
Well, Merry Christmas everyone! We're leaving for my grandparent's house Saturday, and I'll post when I get back. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth! I really meant to write a post about Thanksgiving, but we had Scrooge rehearsal almost every day, plus my grandparents are here, and I never had a chance. Well, not too long ago I wrote about CYT, the Christian theater group I'm in. (click the link to read more about it) We just finished our Christmas play, Scrooge. We had 3 performances; on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It was so much fun! I got to be friends with everyone; it's like a big family! The one thing I love is how Christ centered it is. Backstage, everyone is praying, and everyone is always so encouraging! It's a wonderful atmosphere. I played a spirit, (I'm on the front row, second one from the left)

a poor person, and a Cratchit. I'm the one in the grey dress.I loved all of my costumes! I miss my spirit hood. :) (in case anyone is wondering, you can both see AND breath through that.) By the way, the knitting Mrs. Cratchit is holding? I did it during dress rehearsal. :) We had a great cast! The man who played Scrooge has done professional acting before. Here's a picture of all of us. I'm in the back row of the people who are sitting, my brother is to the left of me, and my other brother is on the front row second from the right, the gold wiseman making a face. *sigh*
The people are wonderful, the costumes are amazing, I love acting, and backstage is so much fun! I love everything about the whole process!Actually, that's not quite true. Getting makeup on isn't bad,

but getting it OFF is so hard! It takes me at least half an hour. As far as getting nervous, I was a little on Thursday, the first performance, but not onstage, and I didn't really get nervous on Friday or Saturday. Friday we had over 700 people attend! They actually had to turn people away. It was an incredible experience! It's actually the third CYT play I've been it, but I think this one has been my favorite. I'm sad it's over, but I have The Hunchback of Notre Dame coming up in April. (if anyone lives in the area, come see it!!!) Here are some more pictures.

Walking out at the end.

Me with "Scrooge"

My brothers and I.

Signing autographs.

Subway after the last performance.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Christmas Knitting and Socks in Progress

Today I finished my Christmas knitting! (I still have several presents left to make, that don't involve knitting) I made a total of 20 dishcloths. It feels so good to be done! It's fun seeing them all spread out. :) Since I've finished the more urgent projects, I've been working on something a little more fun, my second pair of socks! Here's a picture, and I'll write more about them when they're finished! Hopefully, that won't be too much longer!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

November KAL

This month's KAL was a squirrel pattern. I think it's so cute! I like squirrels, at least, when they aren't eating our hibiscus, or teasing Kirby, which they do frequently. :) If you say "squirrel" or something similar, ("school" works, and so does "quail") Kirby will run as fast as he can to look out the window, no matter what he was doing before!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

CYT Pattern

I am in a theater group called CYT. (Christian Youth Theatre) I believe there is a national CYT, but ours is local. It's run by Mrs. Natalie. You'll hear more about CYT later because I'm in the Christmas play next month. Anyway, I designed this pattern for Mrs. Natalie's Christmas present. I don't know if anyone would have a use for these initials, but here is the pattern, just in case.


Cotton yarn – any solid color
Size 7 needles

CO 40

1. K1, P1, across
2. P1, K1, across
3. K1, P1, across
4. P1, K1, across
5. K1, P1, K1, P1, P32, K1, P1, K1, P1
6. P1, K1, P1, K1, K32, P1, K1, P1, K1
7. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
8. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
9. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
10. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
11. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
12. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
13. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
14. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
15. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
16. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
17. K1, P1, K1, P1, P25, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
18. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K25, P1, K1, P1, K1
19. K1, P1, K1, P1, P17, K3, P5, K3, P4, K1, P1, K1, P1
20. P1, K1, P1, K1, K4, P3, K5, P3, K17, P1, K1, P1, K1
21. K1, P1, K1, P1, P17, K3, P2, K9, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1
22. P1, K1, P1, K1, K1, P9, K2, P3, K17, P1, K1, P1, K1
23. K1, P1, K1, P1, P17, K3, P2, K9, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1
24. P1, K1, P1, K1, K12, P3, K17, P1, K1, P1, K1
25. K1, P1, K1, P1, P17, K3, P12, K1, P1, K1, P1
26. P1, K1, P1, K1, K12, P3, K17, P1, K1, P1, K1
27. K1, P1, K1, P1, P16, K5, P11, K1, P1, K1, P1
28. P1, K1, P1, K1, K11, P5, K16, P1, K1, P1, K1
29. K1, P1, K1, P1, P15, K7, P10, K1, P1, K1, P1
30. P1, K1, P1, K1, K10, P2, K3, P2, K15, P1, K1, P1, K1
31. K1, P1, K1, P1, P6, K5, P4, K2, P3, K2, P10, K1, P1, K1, P1
32. P1, K1, P1, K1, K10, P2, K3, P2, K3, P8, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1
33. K1, P1, K1, P1, P4, K9, P2, K2, P3, K2, P10, K1, P1, K1, P1
34. P1, K1, P1, K1, K10, P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P4, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1
35. K1, P1, K1, P1, P3, K3, P4, K3, P2, K2, P3, K2, P10, K1, P1, K1, P1
36. P1, K1, P1, K1, K19, P3, K4, P4, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1
37. K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, K3, P27, K1, P1, K1, P1
38. P1, K1, P1, K1, K27, P3, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1
39. K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, K3, P27, K1, P1, K1, P1
40. P1, K1, P1, K1, K27, P3, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1
41. K1, P1, K1, P1, P2, K3, P27, K1, P1, K1, P1
42. P1, K1, P1, K1, K27, P3, K2, P1, K1, P1, K1
43. K1, P1, K1, P1, P3, K3, P4, K3, P19, K1, P1, K1, P1
44. P1, K1, P1, K1, K19, P3, K3, P4, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1
45. K1, P1, K1, P1, P3, K10, P19, K1, P1, K1, P1
46. P1, K1, P1, K1, K20, P8, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1
47. K1, P1, K1, P1, P5, K6, P21, K1, P1, K1, P1
48. P1, K1, P1, K1, K32, P1, K1, P1, K1
49. K1, P1, K1, P1, P32, K1, P1, K1, P1
50. P1, K1, across
51. K1, P1, across
52. P1, K1, across
53. K1, P1, across


Patterns By Lindy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Christmas Knitting in Progress

These past few weeks I've been working on knitting Christmas presents for various people. I've done 9 dishcloths out of 20 so far. I'm having fun! I love Christmas time, and knitting presents is getting me excited. :) I'm almost halfway done! (Last year I was really behind, so I decided to start earlier this year) Here's a picture of the ones I've finished so far, I'll post another once I've made them all. Kirby decided to "help" me. That's his "Am I going to get in trouble for this?" face.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

October Mid-Month KAL

I just finished the latest KAL! I love this one. I haven't made any other cloths like it, but I think it's a beautiful pattern! I'm not thrilled about how the variegated yarn did, but I've come to expect that. :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fair Entries

Here are the results of my entries in the state fair! Awhile back I had posted pictures of the things I entered. My mom had sent in the form while I was gone, and she had forgotten to tell me she had entered 2 more things! (The whole thing was kind of last minute, so we hadn't had a lot of time to decide.) So, besides the wreath cloth and purse set, I also entered a baby blanket I had made, and the Heart Quilt dishcloth. Naturally, once we got to the fair, the first thing we did was go to the Hobbies and Crafts building to see if my brothers and I had won a ribbon. I was really excited, a little nervous, but having fun! My youngest brother won a 5th place ribbon for his origami, and a 2nd place ribbon for his mobile, and my other brother (2 years younger than I am) won a 1st place ribbon for his leather craft! The wreath didn't win, (neither did the blanket, which was in another building) the purse set won 5th place, and the heart quilt won 2nd! I was really excited! I can't wait until next year!

Friday, October 5, 2007

October KAL

I've just finished the KAL for October! This month it was a fireman's hat and axe. I finished just in time, too, as we're going out of town for the weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

State Fair entries.

This month is our State Fair, and I'm entering 2 things this year. I've never entered anything before, and unfortunately, I'm in the professional category. I'm entering a purse set, my favorite one I've made. It's for a girl and her doll, and they are exactly the same, except the doll purse is smaller and has a smaller daisies for the border and thinner handles. I'm also entering a dishcloth I designed, and just finished today. It's called "Christmas Wreath". Like I said, I'm in the professional category, so I'm not expecting to win any ribbons! I think it will be fun having them where people can see them. I'll let you know the results, but it won't be for awhile! We have to take them on Monday.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Several New Hobbies

In the past month, I have discovered I really enjoy two things. The first, painting ceramics! I went while I was in Texas, and I loved it, then I went again a week or so ago with my grandmother. I had so much fun! I painted a Christmas cookie plate, and it took me 6 hours! I loved every minute though. I almost had a problem, because I finished exactly 8 minutes before the place closed! (Click on a picture to see the details up close) I wish I could go more often. The second thing I have found I enjoy is sketching, something that started in Texas. My mom has always done it, so I have a built in teacher! Here are pictures of my favorites, this first is of my dog, Kirby. I copied a picture we had. The second is of one of the dolls I collect. That one is my newest, and my favorite.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My 16th Birthday!

I had so many pictures I wanted to use I couldn't actually show them all, so if a word is underlined , click on it for a picture. I had a wonderful birthday! The first thing that happened was that when I came into the kitchen, there was a surprise for me on the table! My dad had done it. Nothing really happened until lunch, when we went to IHOP. That's where we always go for my birthday. They bring you a big ice cream sundae, and usually they sing, but we went at 2, so there weren't enough people. That was fine by me! We had a really nice lunch. After we ate, we ran by PetSmart, because we needed to replace a few of our fish. We named the new ones Hoobie (LONG story!) and Tiger. After we got home, I got ready for youth group. (at church) Youth group was great! I had a good time with everyone. The lesson was about Christmas, which was perfect for me! I love Christmas. Once I got home, I opened my presents. I got some money from my grandparents on one side, and my aunts and uncles. I'd already decided I'm going to use my birthday money for my next hobby, quilting. I can't wait to get started! The first thing I opened was a video we had had years ago, when I was in preschool. We had given it away, and I really wanted it back! Mom had found it at a thrift store! I knew it was a video from the shape of the box, but that was the last thing I was expecting! I watched it this morning, and it sure brought back memories. The next thing I opened was the first season of The Waltons. I've never seen it, but I think I'll like it! Then I got some beads (the new ones are surrounded by bright blue rectangles) from my grandparents. They are all so pretty! Then I opened the one mom told me to open next to last. It was a memory card! Sure enough, the next thing I opened was a digital camera! I had really wanted one, but I never actually thought I'd get one! I love it! I can't wait to use it. I told my mom, "Well, it's not a car, but I guess it'll do. (Of course, I was just kidding, I don't have a clue how to drive!) :o) Kirby enjoyed my birthday almost as much as I did! He loves nothing more than shredding paper. Well, after all is said and done, I'd have to say that yesterday was one of the best birthdays I've ever had.

Finally, another KAL!

Being gone most of the summer, I haven't participated in a KAL since June! It's been too long. When I started this one, since I knew I would be working on it on my 16th birthday, I decided to use my favorite color, lavender, which I had been saving. On the second day, I began to think, hmm, wouldn't it be funny if it was a birthday cake? Yesterday, on my birthday, I finally realized that yes, it was! Of all times for it to be a birthday cake! I love the pattern, and it couldn't have come at a nicer time!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Candy Cane

Well, I've finally tried knitting with the intarsia method. I was probably a little too ambitious, because I'd never done it before, and my very first time was on a pattern I was designing! It took a little more coordination than I thought, but I got the hang of it by about the third stripe. I decided to do pink, instead of red, since red would bleed on the white. I really enjoyed it, and I'm pleased with the result! Christmas has always been my favorite time of year, and I couldn't wait any longer to start designing Christmas cloths! This, most likely, is the last time I'll post as a 15 year old! My 16th birthday is day after tomorrow. (September 4th) I'll write more about that later.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Stitch Markers!

I'm now selling stitch markers! I've really been enjoying making them. Each set is $3.50, which includes shipping. I made a new blog to sell them on. It's I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'm Back!

Well, I just got back from Texas last night! I had a wonderful time, two weeks didn't seem nearly long enough! I'd post pictures if I had them, but all I had was a disposable camera. We did so much there's no way I could write about it all! If you want to read a more day to day update on my trip, check out my cousin Austin's blog, and also my cousin Brett's blog. Leave them a comment!!!!! I can't tell you how thrilled they would be! They both wanted blogs like me, so we made them while I was there. I made all kinds of things with Austin. (She's 6) We made princess books, (9 in all!) we drew all the time, we had balls and made invitations, :) we made a dollhouse with paper, and yes, I taught her to knit! She is by far the best pupil I've had so far! She's working on a scarf right now. (You can see it on her blog) She's so excited! I had fun with Brett too. He and I played lots of games, and watched Rescue Heroes together, (lots) and played with cars. Addison is so cute! She calls me "Winny", although sometimes she gets a D in there. She's so much fun! She loves to color when Austin and I do, and dance when we do, and she's a little chatterbox! A lot of mornings, I stayed home with the kids while Auntie Ann ran errands. It was nice, because then we didn't have to take the kids all over the place just to get grocery's and things. The kids were always so good for me! We had fun. Once they would go to bed, Auntie Ann and I would stay up and talk, or watch a movie. We had a lot to talk about! One night, we watched "The Phantom of the Opera". I had never seen it before, and I loved it! It's my new favorite movie! I didn't knit very much while I was there, since I was so busy. It was a WONDERFUL trip, and I was sad to leave. (very) But, like I told Austin and Brett, now we can look forward to when I go again next year!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

My Cousins' Blogs

I'm writing this post from my aunt and uncle's computer in Texas! I've helped my cousin Austin make a blog, and I've also been teaching her to knit! She's catching on very quickly. Here's a picture of the two of us knitting. She wants you all to see her blog. It's She'd love it if you'd leave a comment about her knitting!!! (or anything else!) I also helped my cousin Brett make a blog. He only has one post so far, but he'd love for you to read it! It's I'll write more about my trip once I come home.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I finished my very first pair of socks! I had been wanting to make some, and then someone sent me this great tutorial. I didn't have any trouble at all! Knitting on the round took some getting used to at first, but after the first little bit it was pretty easy. It's definitely rewarding having a finished pair of socks. I used "Harlequin" in the color "Polar Ice". It was really fun to work with! I can't wait to start my next pair!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hooked on DW

I finally tried the DW cloth! Everyone has always said how pretty it is, how much they enjoy making it, etc, but I've never actually tried it. It's been on my "To do" list for months. Yesterday, I decided to try. Here's the finished product! I just love it! It was so easy, and it's even prettier than the picture! I plan on making many more.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SIP (Summer in Progress)

I haven't posted in awhile. Here's what I've been doing! I went on a missions trip to Mississippi with my church. It was really fun! 3 of my best friends went, I made lots of new friends, and we were able to help many people. Here is a group picture. I'm the one on the bottom left. (Yes, I know my eyes are closed. The sun was bright, and we took pictures with about 20 cameras)
We're next to what used to be a bank. All that's left is the vault. For July 4th, we went to my grandparents house. It was great! We went swimming, and then watched fireworks at our friends lake house. In this picture, I'm with my cousin Reed (who asked for the Lion cloth) 'being' a sparkler. He's my buddy! We had a great time together. Here I am actually holding a sparkler. I know it's blurry, but it's the only one I had. I actually got burned, but it really didn't hurt much. The day after we came home, my cousins from Texas came! I hadn't seen them in a year, and we had so much fun! Austin is 6, Brett is 4, and Addison is 11/2. I felt 6 again! Austin and I did everything from making "Flower Fairies" to writing books (we wrote 2, Allie, the Princess who Loved to Ice-Skate and Caroline, the Princess who Loved to Draw. She wrote the stories, and we both did the illustrations.) to having a tea party! Here's a picture. It was really fun! I miss doing things like that. :) They were here until yesterday. It was sad to see them go, but I'm flying to Texas in a few weeks, so I'll see them soon. It's been a great summer so far!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

June Mid-month KAL

Well, I just finished the latest KAL. I love the way this one turned out! It's a beautiful pattern. There was a problem that caused the border to be switched, but instead of ripping the whole thing out and starting over, I just kept going and did the top to match. I don't think it looks that bad this way! Looking at it now, I realize I should've saved the color for July, but oh well.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Treasure in a drawer.

Today Mom happened to mention that she had one of my old dishcloths in a drawer upstairs. She's had it in there for years, and I didn't know it! By old, I mean I made it when I was about 7. I thought all of the old ones had been either sold or given away! I'd say my knitting has improved ever so slightly. :) Here's a picture, on top of the cloth are my very first pair of knitting needles, the ones I learned to knit with.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June KAL

Well, I just finished the June KAL! It's a unicorn. I did this one in Sugar n' Cream "Soft Teal".

Sunday, June 3, 2007

My First Order!

I got my first order off my website! I'm so excited! It's even more exciting, because the lady wanted two patterns I designed! She wanted a black and white fish, and a green lion. Not the colors I would've picked, (especially the fish, it doesn't show up very well) but at least it's something I'll always remember! :) I'm going to mail it on Monday. I hope it's the first of many!

Monday, May 21, 2007

KAL time again!

Here is the May Mid-month KAL! I love this pattern! I used Sugar n' Cream "Shades of Green". I didn't like it that much in the ball, (I just felt like using something green) but once I made it into a cloth, I like it a lot more.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My Patterns!

I just made a blog for all my patterns! so far, it has the 2 I have here, plus a new one for $2. I'll still put my free patterns on this blog, but be sure to check my new blog regularly, because I have plenty more ideas for patterns! Click here, or look in the "Links" section to see it.

I'm it!

Well, I've been tagged, (twice) by Tabitha and Kari, so now I have to tell 7 random facts about myself.
1. I love to act! I'm in a local group called 'Christian Youth Theatre' and I've been in several plays, 'It's a Wonderful Life', and Princess and the Pea.'
2. I have 5 best friends
3. I love to read.
4. I'm going on a missions trip to Mississippi this summer.
5. My very first dishcloth (except for granny's favorites) was a turkey!
6. My favorite food is mashed potatoes.
7. My favorite color is lavender.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Craft Sale

Yesterday I had a table at a craft sale at a local church. I've been preparing for this for 2 months! I had a lot of fun, I was there from 6 to 3. It was outdoors, and it was supposed to rain! We were all praying it wouldn't rain, and it didn't! It DID sprinkle, but only for a few minutes. It went pretty well, I made about $225 profit, but I didn't sell any of my purses that I worked so hard on. It was a nice setup, Each table was a parking space long. There was a bake sale, plant sale, silent auction, and also a live auction after the sale. (I didn't stay for the live auction) I had 2 very nice ladies on either side of me, one sold beaded jewelry, and the other painted glass panels. I gave out 42 business cards. I had ordered some online, but they hadn't come yet, so I spent hours Friday night making and printing some, then cutting them out. They looked alright, but not wonderful. I was thinking during the sale, wouldn't it be funny if they were in the mail waiting once I got home? Well, I got home and checked the mail, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't as funny as I thought. They do look good though. They put the group cloth in a basket with a few other things in the silent auction, and it brought $15! It makes me feel like it was worthwhile.