Friday, May 30, 2008

New Yarn & New Knitting Book!

I've been working on my diagonal hooded baby blanket. I got the blanket part done, but I ran out of yarn before I completed the hood. So, I had to make a run to the craft store for some more yarn.

I also found a new knitting book of baby afghans. I don't usually buy too many pattern books since I've discovered the abundance of free patterns on the Internet. But, I've been searching & searching through all sorts of patterns for a baby blanket pattern for a dear friend of mine, but I haven't found just the right one until now.


The baby pastels is for the almost finished hooded blanket & the soft blue yarn for for my new project. It was very smart of yarn companies when they came out with yarns that don't have dye lots. Now, when I need more yarn to finish a project, I can find it.

The new knitting book is by Leisure Arts & it has 33 designs. I bought this book, because it had more than 50 % patterns it that I would like to do someday & it's all knit. I don't crochet & I really don't like books that show a beautiful knitted item on the cover, then when you look through the patterns there's only 2 knit patterns and then all the rest are crochet.

I've already figured out which one I want to make for my friend's new grandson, so if you'll excuse me....my knitting needles are calling me.







New Yarn & New Knitting Book!

I've been working on my diagonal hooded baby blanket. I got the blanket part done, but I ran out of yarn before I completed the hood. So, I had to make a run to the craft store for some more yarn.

I also found a new knitting book of baby afghans. I don't usually buy too many pattern books since I've discovered the abundance of free patterns on the Internet. But, I've been searching & searching through all sorts of patterns for a baby blanket pattern for a dear friend of mine, but I haven't found just the right one until now.


The baby pastels is for the almost finished hooded blanket & the soft blue yarn for for my new project. It was very smart of yarn companies when they came out with yarns that don't have dye lots. Now, when I need more yarn to finish a project, I can find it.

The new knitting book is by Leisure Arts & it has 33 designs. I bought this book, because it had more than 50 % patterns it that I would like to do someday & it's all knit. I don't crochet & I really don't like books that show a beautiful knitted item on the cover, then when you look through the patterns there's only 2 knit patterns and then all the rest are crochet.

I've already figured out which one I want to make for my friend's new grandson, so if you'll excuse me....my knitting needles are calling me.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Busy with Life and Knitting

It's been a while since I've posted. May is a busy month in my family. My mom's B-day, Mother's Day, my B-day, then my youngest DD's B-day! Whew!

I've made a lot of progress on the hooded diagonal baby blanket. It seems like I have been working on it forever, but that's just the effect that straight garter stitch has on me. I just need to knit the hood & attach it, however, I've run out of yarn. Believe it or not, I under-shot the amt. of yarn that I thought that I would need for this project.

Oh my! You know what this means don't you? I means a trip out to the craft store for more yarn! I'm so looking forward to just getting out for a bit & to check out new yarn!

What is it about socks? I can't get enough of them! Yes, I was forewarned that they were addictive and they are! Sorry no pics for right now. That's the trouble with knitting so many different socks at the same time.....I don't have a pr. completed for show or for wear. I have a sock on DPN, a toe-up sock on the magic loop and a toe-up sock on 2-cirs! All different yarns & different patterns! Yes, variety is the spice of life & I've got a lot spice!

I thought that it was bad enough that I had so many knitting projects on my to do list, but now I need a separate list just for all the socks that I'd like to do in my life-time! My poor mom thinks that all I do now is knit socks! They are the ideal project for summer knitting.

Busy with Life and Knitting

It's been a while since I've posted. May is a busy month in my family. My mom's B-day, Mother's Day, my B-day, then my youngestDD's B-day! Whew!

I've made a lot of progress on the hooded diagonal baby blanket. It seems like I have been working on it forever, but that's just the effect that straight garter stitch has on me. I just need to knit the hood & attach it, however, I've run out of yarn. Believe it or not, I under-shot the amt. of yarn that I thought that I would need for this project.

Oh my! You know what this means don't you? I means a trip out to the craft store for more yarn! I'm so looking forward to just getting out for a bit & to check out new yarn!

What is it about socks? I can't get enough of them! Yes, I was forewarned that they were addictive and they are! Sorry no pics for right now. That's the trouble with knitting so many different socks at the same time.....I don't have a pr. completed for show or for wear. I have a sock onDPN, a toe-up sock on the magic loop and a toe-up sock on 2-cirs! All different yarns & different patterns! Yes, variety is the spice of life & I've got a lot spice!

I thought that it was bad enough that I had so many knitting projects on my to do list, but now I need a separate list just for all the socks that I'd like to do in my life-time! My poor mom thinks that all I do now is knit socks! They are the ideal project for summer knitting.

A Little Lavender Shrug