Sunday, February 23, 2014

Colorwul Knit Projects

I've learned something about myself lately. I can knit like a champ with straight needles...

Well, sort of
But circular needles are another story. I just cannot use them. I mess up my gauge. Hats are always too big or small, and the twisting drives me nuts.

I love the Patons Colorwul yarn. The hat above is in the Ocean colorway. The mitt below is my favorite colorway.

I decided to use a simple stitch pattern to show the colors. My goal is to knit the Cable Yak hat below. I hope cables will be easy. I guess I should get friendly with the circular needles. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Raveled by MariChiba found here

Today is a beautiful day here in NC. I heard Michael outside with the chain saw. I looked out and saw this...

It's the rosemary that I love. The one that I've been taking pics of every season. Well, now it has been butchered. I am mortified. I would cry, but I guess it's not that serious. But still!

In this pic from last summer, you can see it in the background
 It better come back. If not, I just may hurt Michael. Why do men think they can just cut down whatever they want?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cabin Fever

This week I've crocheted quite a bit. I keep plugging along with the new blanket...
and this is why...

A section of our backyard
This is Michael on the tractor trying to scrape our drive

The view from our couch. He's staring at me
 So I stayed home from work half the day Wednesday and all day Thursday. It was nice, minus the snow...I'm not a fan.

This is Ireland's fave motif for her blanket

 This is the owl motif from Repeat Crafter Me

I think we got around a foot of snow. Fortunately, the sun came out after the snow and I made it out to work on Friday. This weekend is beautiful and sunny. It will be 70 degrees by Friday...only in North Carolina.

I'm still working on the blanket and a package for a secret swap on Ravelry. I can't show it until later. I wouldn't want my swap recipient to see what I made her. 

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, February 9, 2014


This weekend has been all about grannies...

Making progress on Ireland's blanket

I've also been working on a scarf

It's a multicolor puff scarf
All of those little balls of scrap yarn have come in handy.

Happy Sunday!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A New Blanket WIP

Yes, I've lost it. I started a new blanket...only because Ireland asked

It seems everyone is participating in the Crochet Mood Blanket project. I thought about it and then reminded myself how terrible I am with blankets... I'm still working on the patchwork. But when your child asks you for something, you do it. So here I am crocheting 2 or 3 squares each night.

I decided to make each one different, trying to mix it up.

If it gets boring I lose my motivation. So maybe this idea will keep this long project interesting. I can choose a different pattern and color for each one.

Here is a beautiful sight...

I'm so proud and excited to see her crocheting. She is just chaining for now. I hope she will like it as much as I do. Of course I won't force her, but I will definitely try to inspire her. I hope she continues to have the desire to learn.

Now, I guess I'll work on her blanket. The color for tonight is purple.

I hope you all have a great week.