Tuesday, March 25, 2008
My mom finished her blocks for the baby blanket. I sewed them together and then finished the edge with a small shell. This is really helping her. She has attempted many different hobbies since she has lost more of her sight. At one time she had 10% vision. She had memorized the granny square years ago. She is now working on a yellow and white blanket. It has been such a blessing it gives us something to talk about and she feels better about the use of her time:). (((THANK YOU GOD))). She will be 81 and such a sweetheart.
My grandson had his hoodie on this weekend. It is really cute. I plan on making another one in size 18 mos. The football sweater was a real hit. Mimi scored.
I plan on casting on the BSJ tonight. I also have been making kitchen sets. Mindless knitting is a very good thing.
Monday, March 10, 2008
You know the times, and yes I know you do, when you need a happy quick feel good project. Gus T's football sweater is just that. So fast so easy so much fun. I know it is not serious sweater, but it was so much fun and I think it is adorable.
Bernat Softee Chunky 1 sk main a small amount for trim. Size J hook. This is once again very adapted from the crocheted sweater from bundles of love. org. I think I use the first 2 rows. I increase and decrease places depending on the yarn. Try winging it you will be surprised. Yarn from Wal- Mart. buttons (adorable footballs) Hancocks, letters are from Hancocks just a quarter on sale. If I worked on it steady I could finish this up in a day. I took 2 days. The yarn is very soft.
I am still on the fish, but I am casting on a BSJ soon. I should wait. I ready do not have yarn that I want to use on the jacket, but I promised to use from my stash this year.
I broke down and bought 3 mags. I may blog about that later. My private blog is suffering. I have so many things to write about. The kids Easter outfits, and a girls day out. This week I am going to get caught up on my story telling. Hugs girls.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
It seems I am not my grandmas equal. We were without power for over a week. So I cooked on the wood stove and did all the things you do without power, and this left me little time for handwork. My eyes are not what they use to be. I grew up with oil lamps and quilted with very dim lights of a night with grandma. I had to give up anything that needed close attention because I just could not see the stitches. I can make dish cloths with my eyes closed so I added to my pile.
We are to get more snow Thur. night. If the power stays on I am going to start something new. I have hit a slump here lately. The fish are coming along very slow. I need to get Ya's quilt out. It seems I have tooooo many patterns to choose from. I am really serious about this. I think I use to be more creative when I had less options.
I hope I will be posting pics of lovely things made during the big weekend snow.
Hugs to all that stopped by.