Thursday, May 25, 2006

Summer's here

It's finally above 70 degrees in Boone! YAY.

I'm currently crocheting my mom a gift from One Skein. Must hurry as her birthday is June 1. I decided to try the bath mat. I'm nearly half finished and only started last night. It works up easily. Hope to have a picture this weekend.

I'm also knitting a Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch N Bitch. This is my second. Although the baby will be born in July, I love to give blankets. I'm using this lovely green/blue colorway from Artyarns. Yummilicious!I think the mom will love it. I can't bear to knit baby things in pastel. ;)

That's about it for now.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A little Bedfellow

This weekend, I visited my sister who has a 3 year old. I was showing my knitting/crochet projects when my niece found my Stitch N' Bitch crochet book. She leafed through and pointed to the bedfellows and said "I want one of these Jilly." Who could resist? So, I will attempt to make the bear in a bright pink with light pink accents and cream colored shorts! We'll see how this turns out. I am new to crochet!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Books books books

I want SO many books! If only I had a zillion dollars in my knitting budget - yes I have a knitting budget - I would just buy the books and the yarn to make all the projects inside!

I'm working on Ginger, the lovely Summer Tweed sweater. I am a bit nervous about the V in the back. Luckilly, Laura at my LYS is FABULOUS and has offered to give me a tiny session on this.

I am also into a granny square blanket from SNB crochet. I've substituted the Woolease for Microspun in FUN, bright colors.

The sock is a hopeless case, until I have someone show me the tricky gusset .... it's at the bottom of the knitting basket :(