"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blanket Update

Only really have time to knit on the weekends.... but the baby girl blanket is looking pretty good so far. I love the stripes!

Almost half way done now.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Busy Learning This Thing Called Knitting

Been busy practicing my new knitting skills! After I finished the little "lovey blanket" I still had some of the Little Trees yarn left over. So I tried a different pattern that didn't have yarn overs.
Bias Blanket by Jennifer Casa  doesn't have yarn overs and has a nice knit stitch edging with stockinette stitch for the body.
I made a small doll blanket, but stitched the edging too tight so it tends to roll up! Guess that will be handy when swaddling a little baby doll. heheh  Like I said, learning as I go!

This little blanket took me about a week or so to finish. I am having fun tracking my projects and progress on my Ravelry page.

Next up, an actual baby sized blanket for a friend.... she really wants a girl so I am starting a heather rose and heather gray blanket using Diagonal Stripey Baby Blanket by Theresa M. Roeder. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease in the rose and gray. Feels soft and squishy so far, and I am trying to be more mindful of my tension in the border area.

Baby is not due till October, so I will have time to make a boy version if need be! But I wanted to keep practicing.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Second Finish

My practice piece is done! I tore this thing out a million times as I tried to learn how to follow a pattern, as well as increases (yo and k1f+b) and decreases (k2tog). I practiced a finished edge (slip first stitch p wise and k last) and giving my little buddy a cute face.

He is a bit raggedy and there are some loose areas and tight areas as I practiced my tension. And some rows on the head where I knit when I should have purled....plus some errors that I am not sure what happened! But I am proud of myself for sticking with it.

This little guy is a combination of 2 patterns.
The blanket is from the Lion Brand Baby Blanket Buddy

But I could not figure out the directions to make the head. So after looking around on Ravelry, I found the little pattern "Kitty Baby Blanket"  with a head that was much easier to do.

I used Bernat Soft Baby in Little Trees, size 6 needles.

So what should I try next?!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

On My Needles

Continuing to practice my very new knitting skills! I am making the Lion Brand Favorite Baby Blanket      using Bernat Softee Baby in Little Trees.


With this beginner pattern I am learning all about "yarn overs" and I am even trying out a finished selvage edge (with mixed results!)

Must have restarted this half a dozen times trying to get everything right. Now that it is a bit bigger it is a little easier to handle and I am beginning to find a rhythm.

Maybe I can do this after all.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

My First Knit Project

Been practicing some knitting stitches, learning how to comfortably hold the needles and not drop stitches.
Found this very easy tutorial on making a little bunny from a knitted square-- EASY!

How to Make a Bunny from a Square

I am not into making dish cloths or wash cloths, so thought this would be a fun way to use a practice square.

Now on to bigger and better? Maybe a square receiving blanket!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Gotta Dust Off My Sewing Machine Too

Been so lazy when it comes to my quilting. I made this baby quilt for a friend of mine last year, but otherwise I have not touched my fabric. Need some inspiration, so I have been browsing Pinterest and will have to check out some of the great blogs here.

Sorry I don't have the info on the fabrics.... they were just some random fat quarters I had in my stash. I liked their whimsy-ness and the colors all went together so well.

Spring Cleaning....and Hello Again!

Doing a little housekeeping.... things sure have been gathering dust around here!

Hope to get back into my sewing and I have been learning how to knit.

Would like to share updates now and then, hope you will join me!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Makes Me Happy Monday 4/11

Today I am happy to have friends that accept me and love me..... even when I am in a funk and am grumpy!