Reflections and observations on my life as
a quilting/knitting cat lady.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.