Saturday, January 31, 2009

Brown and Teal

I am inordinately pleased with this project. The yarn has been in my stash for a while. While I loved the colors, I could not envision wearing this yarn. So, earlier this month, I remembered it while showing some new friends my stash and suddenly, it clicked--baby blanket! I was not sure how big could make the blanket, but wanted to go as big as possible and not have any yarn left over. So, I just cast on two stitches, increased every row until the ball weighed half of its original weight. Then I decreased every row until I was back to two stitches. I have the tiniest bit left. Then I crocheted the edging with the brown until it was gone. I have one yard of that left. It turned out very soft. I imagine some baby will love the feel around the edges. I love the colors. Pure fun and the yarn is now gone!

PS. I couldn't resist putting in a bunch of the fun pictures that Noah took of this!

Noah wanted knucks, too...

So, here they are. They used up about 30 grams of yarn, not sure how many yards. I would have to say that I hope to be done with this pattern for now. Don't get me wrong, it is a great pattern, but three times on any pattern is more than enough for my tastes : ). Hope they keep the boy warm and happy!

What I've been up to this month....

So, we have a new family member. My sister-in-law and her husband had a baby earlier this month. As he is their first and they have been given so many baby things, I was delighted to receive a request for a new fangled nursing cover. (Even 12 years ago, when my youngest was born, I had never seen such a thing.) After googling around the internet, a trip to the fabric store and a couple of hours, I had a gift for her. It was wonderfully easy and well received!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My new toy!

Meet the Ashford Traveller! I have saved all year long and finally today I went to Carolina Homespun and spent a few hours test driving wheels. This one spoke to me. Isn't it beautiful? I am working on my first skein of yarn as we speak. Pictures will follow...