Not your typical hellcat biker chic and
Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing!"

December 19, 2008

Deck the Tree with Hand Knit Stars FaLaLaLaLa LaLaLaLa

I found a few free Christmas Ornament knitting patterns. I especially enjoyed knitting the Snow Star and the Mistletoe. Enjoy!
I thank the creators of these patterns for making them available on the www.

Happy Holidays!

December 18, 2008

Winter Solstice - Counting Blessings

On December 21, at 7:04 in the morning the sun will turn back toward the sun marking Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The weather forecast is 3 days and nights of falling snow (accumulation of up to 24") so it will be a while before I notice any increase in daylight hours.

Still, I count my blessings, every one.

If you are lucky enough to be in NYC December 18, 19, 20th check out the Winter Solstice Concert Return of the Sun held at the world's largest cathedral

Happy Solstice!!

October 31, 2008

All Hallows Eve! Go Ye Merrily, Pagan & Pirate

You can go to an HA party in Yonkers or knit, it's up to you!

No tricking, just treating with a few Halloween themed knitting patterns!

Click on this to fly into another dimension.

October 30, 2008


This photo makes me happy. Just looking at it makes me smile and laugh out loud. It's the best thing I have to post.

And then there is this one...

June 11, 2008

Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally 2008 Confirmed September 4 - 7

Killington Chamber of Commerce will manage the event. There will be no registration fees and all activities will be offered at discounted prices.

EVENTS SCHEDULE at this writing is:

Thursday, September 4
Welcome Parties Registration

Friday, September 5
Morning Poker Run Afternoon Bike Show at Lookout
Parade to Rutland
Downtown Events
Rutland Fair - Free Admission
Casino Night at Grist Mill

Saturday, September 6
Morning Poker Run
Pig Roast at Moguls
Evening Concert at Pickle Barrel

Sunday, September 7
Pancake Breakfast and Awards at Wally's

Killington Classic's website is up!!

Happy trails...

June 4, 2008

Not Your Ordinary Outlaw Biker

The Wild One from the Black Rebel Motorcyle Club

In the everlasting words of Johnny Strabler "Now listen, you don't go any one special place, that's cornball style, you just go![snap]"

Okay! I'm square, I'm cornball because I will "plan" to revisit the Indian Motorcycle Museum in Springfield, MA. I just gotta go, Daddy O!

And here is my favorite scene with Marlon Brando as Johnny Krabbler in The Wild One:

Happy trails...

May 17, 2008

Indian Motorcycle News: The Wheel Reinvented...again.

Indian Motorcycle News Issue 3 2008 arrived today. WOW. Here's a small screen shot.


  • The Wheel Reinvented - an intro to their 2009 CHIEF

  • Indian Motorcycle and Music Rising - Hard Rock NYC hosts Icons of Music sale to benefit Music Rising on Saturday May 31,2008. Juliens Auctions will host rock n roll memorabilia and included in the auction will be a 2009 Chief!

  • New book release A Century of Motorcycling Volume II by Butch and Tom Baer
Quick Links:
2009 CHIEF Gallery
Renderings of Chief Standard
Rendering of Chief Deluxe
Rendering of Chief Roadmaster
Rendering of Chief Vintage

Happy trails..........

May 11, 2008

Money can't buy ya love, but it can buy a shoe full of good luck!

I spent Mother's Day at the NH Sheep & Wool Festival in Contoocook and my first purchase was this charming horse shoe to hang on my front entrance door. It is from Rocky Rose Forge in Hillsboro, NH.

This reminded me of a childhood spirit, the Hippocamp, a mystical sea horse. A little whimsy never hurts!

It is now secured on the front door, along with a small gathering basket which collects bad karma and prevents it from entering the house (a Native American gift from my mom). One never has enough luck and karma of the good kind.

Other purchases from the festival that are fiber related include:

  • 2 skeins of 100% Cashmere 4ply yarn from Cashmeres by Kate for a gift. I've been using her cashmere wash via on-line shopping for a couple of years so it was so nice to meet her and thank her for a wonderful product that eliminates costly dry cleaning bills.

  • 3 skeins of beautiful Koigu from The Fiber Studio in Henniker, NH. There are two in this photo because one privileged adopted Maine Coon cat claimed ownership of one skein (with a lovely swatch on size 4 circulars). He wrapped yards of beautiful colorway around the legs of my antique oak table. Gasp! KittyQ, has no respect and frogged the swatch while dragging the needles to the farthest side of the house (where he tried to hide under "his rug." Where was I when all this was happening? In the den, blogging.

  • 2 hanks/1200+ yards of gorgeous silk and merino hand painted yarn from Maple Creek Farms. The cost per skein is $20 less on Maple Creek's website then what I paid at the festival. This yarn has a wonderful hand and I surprised my daughter with my choice of colorway, Seaweed.

  • 3 cherry pink balls of 100% Alpaca 2 ply worsted yarn. Mini-mill spun from father and son, Orion and The Boss from Foss Mountain Farm

Father and son: Orion and The Boss, aren't they adorable!

More pictures and a video clip will be posted later... I'm waiting for permission on one. Meanwhile,

Happy knitting . . .

May 10, 2008


We're sorry to see you go.

Are you searching for Magknit's pattern archives? At this writing, every pattern in the following link opens to its instructions.

If you are one of many knitters who let time pass without printing your favorite pattern from Magknit's website, here is another chance. Click on the following link for a little magic!

Beware! Only the pattern wizards know when the archives will be sealed away in their bamboo tower....

March 14, 2008

Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire:
Flames Graph to Inspire

My flames graph pattern created for bikerchicknit's logo/banner has finally been uploaded for your use. This flame(s) chart was also used for the Biker Babe's Flame Hat, and I am nearly finished knitting a little draw-string flame bag.

The second graph shows the flame pattern with several repeats.

The graphs on this post are yours to make free with (a link back or a reference to bikerchicknits is appreciated). Flaming possibilities are endless with this chart, and you are encouraged to post comments about your flame projects!!

This is a fun pattern to knit up and I recommend Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic yarn. The mercerized cotton has a slight sheen that compliments its flameulus stitch definition. I will be knitting flames in shades of blue soon.

And here is my flame graph pattern repeated.

The graph images aren't very clear (I scanned Excel files), but I'll upload pdf files in a few days. Meanwhile click on the graphs to open the images for easier chart reading.

Any chart/graph depicting flames on bikerchicknits has been created by me influenced by a fondness of flames, through my own experiences and my collection of various flame media from biker clubs, parties, rallies, swap meets, and vintage memorabilia.

Happy knitting....