Friday, July 23, 2010

Sewing for "Cheetah"

Of course "Cheetah" (favortie lovey) needed a pillow as well as a blanket. J couldn't be happier!
He is so cute when he is sleeping!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Disneyland Knitting

We are back from a very fun trip to Disneyland and California Adventures. The kids were ecstatic! Our youngest is now tall enough to ride on most of the rides and he chose to do so. Everyone had such a blast!!
On the drive there, I finished knitting the last strip for blanket #5. What a relief!
The ends still need to be woven in and then all the strips need to be sewn together, but that can be done at home at night while watching TV at the end of the day :o)
At Disneyland, there was also knitting. The first strip on the 6th blanket was started and I think this is my favorite colorway.
I love the orange and the brown and how the yarn changes color. The pictures are not doing it justice.
My daughter had to take a picture of me knitting in line!! This is how I pass the time. So many people comented and one woman asked how the little bobbles were formed - she was very excited by how easy it was and told me when she got home she was going to try it. Pretty neat!!
I love these books. I read "A Shop on Blossom Street" some time ago and just now picked this one up. I finished it last night and thought it was really good. I would definitely read it again in the future. I find the stories so uplifting - maybe that's why I like Disneyland so much - always a happy ending.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Project updates

There are now 12 stripes on my granny blanket from Lucy's Attic 24. I am in love with it!! Who knew crochet could be so much fun to do! I can't wait to crochet the next stripe - I don't really plan ahead, I just grab from the box of "class 4" yarns - most of which are Vanna's Choice, but some are different. I just compiled all of my leftovers of the same weight and am letting it happen. So fun and so hard to put down!!
This one is not as much fun. In fact, this is kind of annoying. Each section is picked up from the previous section, knit and then bound off. Thank goodness I know how to weave in as I go or else this one would just be placed in the "never to do" project pile. To give this project credit, I do like the way it looks and think a blanket will look very nice - it is the process that is tough.
Wacky hair day for your enjoyment!
The proper way to eat olives ;o)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun, fun, sewing

The last time we were at the fabric store, DS#2 saw some fabric and told me that "cheetah" just had to have a blanket. I just had to indulge him :o)
He helped to feed the fabric into the machine.
He wanted to try out all the decorative stitches on the machine for the top stitching.
All done and cheetah needs to be wrapped up.
Almost done...
A very happy cheetah!! Cheetah is wrapped in his blankie every night now - we don't want him getting cold, don't you know!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Finish & Another Start

#4 blanket is done!
Started: 5/7/10
Finished: 6/24/10
Needles: US 13
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 309 Deco (Cream)
329 waterfall (blue)
2 strands held together throughout
Measurements: 74 3/4 inches X 54 1/4"
Start of blanket #5!
This is the second strip in process.
Things are moving because I commited to knitting one square a day - everyday.
Finish this one and knit one more and then I am done with these blankets!!