say yes to the bag…


Has the winter gloom gotten you down? Are you ready to consider bringing some color in to brighten your world? Try a Knit Happy Bright Bag . Choose from purple, hot pink,red, turquoise, and golden yellow. Wow, I feel brighter already. They are durable project bags with plenty of room for everything you need to carry and keep organized.

Knit, play, and feel the joy!
Margaret (btw, wasn’t being more organized on your to do list for the new year?)

Knit Elephants are on the way…

This morning, I finally got a chance to look at the latest edition of Vogue Knitting International Winter2012/2013 and I saw a delightful article on knitting sensation CeeCee Creech.

View the video for CeeCee’s incredible story and join her on Facebook at Elephants Remember Joplin for the latest news and how you can make a difference.

Elephants For Joplin on YouTube

Fiesta Yarns partenered with CeeCee for this incredible knitting adventure. Visit them for more info and the Elephants Remember Joplin pattern and kits.

I hope this story inspires you as much as it did me.

Margaret (thinking about the wisdom of the young and the majestic and wise elephants today.)

Add a little knitting style to your life with Willow Yarns

The new Willow Yarns catalog is here-yay!
Yesterday, I received a Willow Yarns catalog in the mail.  It is so delightful visually, and I’m excited to try their yarn.  Do take  a moment to visit the website, follow  on Twitter @willowyarns and give a little likie love to them on facebook at Willow Yarns. Enjoy what this company has to offer your colorful and creative knitting lifestyle.
Just thought I’d share the yummy goodness with you.  I’d share more, but that would spoil the surprise.
What’s on your needles this week?
Margaret (knitting chemo caps tonight)

Cooking Cowls!

Happy almost 2013!  I’m getting an early start on 2013 charity knitting and cooking to celebrate.


The cowls are for Annie’s Gifts for Chemo and the cooking is for the cold blustery new years day coming our way.  I cast 40 sts on US size 9 needles with Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease (worsted weight) in a simple garter stitch in three different colors and then joined after about 18″. If you decided to switch to another stitch pattern in the center, for instance, make sure you have the proper amount of stitches to incorporate it.  What could be more inviting than a comfy warm and wonderful cowl and quick stash buster for the new year? Add a button, experiment with color and allow your imagination and creativity to guide you.

knit1fortheroad on blogger
knit1fortheroad on blogger

The beans and mix for the soup is from Frontier Soups (sausage and bean soup)  It’s a tasty start to the new year, and you just add a few extra ingredients with spicey sausage (or go vegetarian).  It will be a great meal for a cold wintery day.

knit1fortheroad on blogger

Celebrate, reflect and start the year with gusto…toss out the old and disfunctional and bring in the new possibilities.

Happy 2013 everyone! Margaret

Crafty Wonderland…


LionBrandYarns free knit pattern
Lion Brand Yarns free knit pattern, Comet Tail Hat  You will need to login to see the pattern.
Thanks for the well wishes everyone!  They have definitely helped me to a speedy recovery.  I’m happy to say that I’m off the crutches and getting back to normal…whatever that is!  Today, I wanted to take a few moments to share some sites that caught my eye.  This season always brings out the crafty charity in our hearts, so why not indulge in a crafty good time for ourselves and for charity.  It’s a great way to heal the heavy hearts that we all share after the recent events.  Make something special, share it and bring a little joy into someone’s life this season.
Hugs to all of my crafty friends and your big hearts.

Kid sized and almost ready to ship…

Kid sized slippers knit for The Pink Slipper Project
Recently, I came across a Pink Slipper Project post on Facebook putting the word out that they needed certain items for their latest project. It’s so wonderful to see how the knitting (and crochet, and sewing) communities jump in to help out and pitch in any way they can when needleart charities really need their help.
By the way, you may have noticed that the little green slipper is missing the mate.  It’s patiently waiting for me to pick up my needles and finish tonight. There’s also a comfy cowl going in the package, as well.
Visit The Pink Slipper Project website to find out more about what they are doing and ways you can help.
Have a beautiful weekend of giving and receiving love, respect, and creativity.
Note:  Joyce at The Pink Slipper Project is home now from the hospital.  Visit their facebook page for updates on her progress, and please keep Joyce in your prayers and thoughts.  Thank you.

My new go to…

Lucy Neatby Knit Pattern Scrunchie Hat or Headband

Are the holiday doin’s getting too stressful?  Why not try a realaxing knitting project to calm your nerves?  While my world has been spinning a little too quickly lately, I decided to try this lovely one skein (or stash buster-yay!) pattern by designer Lucy Neatby. I knitted my scrunchie hat with Boku from Plymouth Yarn on US size 8 (5.0) circular and/or dpns, but there are handy charts and info to help you figure out gauge with different sized needles and yarn suggestions. There are also instructions for completing this project as a headband. It has been my go to hat since it came off the needles and I’ve really enjoyed wearing such a comfortable hat.

Hope you’re knitting and staying stress free.


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a finished project is a beautiful thing…

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I just finished free knitting pattern, Marley Scarf. Yay!  This would make a beautiful gift for someone on your list and the perfect on the go or lunchtime project.

For you! Autumn inspiration from Brookside Gardensthis past weekend…

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Knit often!


Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Simply Yarnie Creations…

Today, I made a visit to one of my favorite websites,  I came across the most delightful artful yarnie shop called cornflowerbluestudio.  The designer and owner is the absolutely amazingly talented Rachel Hunnicutt.    Take a look!

After the storm…

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We were lucky to come through Hurricane Sandy safely here.  These pics were taken at one of my favorite places to visit, Pickering Creek Audubon Center.

Remember to enjoy a deep relaxing breath today with your knitting and count each blessing with every stitch.


A cozy bolero…

Pattern: Cozy Bolero by Jane Richmond

We had so much down time due to Sandy, I decided to dive into some WIP’s and this bolero is one of them. The Cozy Bolero is knit with super bulky yarn and makes a quick weekend projet.  The pattern is very clear and easy to follow.

Our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering due to the loss of family members and the destruction of hurricane Sandy.  We are all in it together.

Margaret (is very grateful tonight)

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson