Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A few FO's

I got my sewing machine set up finally!! I've been cranking out baby blankets. The primary colored one I made on Monday and the pastel one I finished today.




2 micro preemie hats for a friend who has micro preemie twin grand babies!

I love this man :


He loves me!


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Huge stash buster!

scrap afghan

This is what I have been working on and has been a giant time suck,I couldn't take myself away from it, but has also taken up a couple thousand yards of stash. The brown in between color rows took up almost 3 super saver skeins that are 364 yards each.It is big enough to cover the top of our queen sized bed. All of the color rows are scrap balls so I don't know how many yards in all.The yarn I made this out of filled up a laundry basket. I still have well over 1/2 left over.

I'm giving this afghan to my friend Marci. It was her birthday on April 9 so I'm a little late. She was born a hippy, she will love this!

I have started another scrap afghan ,left overs from the other blanket, making panels and when there done I'll be crocheting them together. :)
I don't know who I'll gift the next one to. I'm trying to clear out to get some more room in here!!!

I started a baby sweater on size 1's with baby ull in pale purple and pink with white ribbing. It is so tiny and cute! I found out another girl at work is pregnant so add her to the list of 4+ people who are expecting that I know.

I worked on the c-2-c blanket today. I finished the last skein of yellow. 1 more green and it will be time to work an edging. I think a baby sweater and blanket for each is good. Maybe a pair of baby socks. Or a hat. I love babies!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dear Cranky old lady,

I do not give a rats ass that you waited 17 minutes (more like 10) on the phone today while I had a line out to soft lines before I could get to you. I don't care if you want to "Give me a talking to" when you come in for your $4.80 that you were overcharged on your reduced bakery items. For the record I'm not a "Young lady" you bitch and you can shove those cinnamon rolls up your ass. I hope you choke on them.

Your Customer Service Representative

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

So you don't have stuff

This title is inspired by my brother in law Greg that I was talking with on Monday night. Me in reference to some fabric I had found in my stash: "I have so much stuff I don't know what I have anymore." Greg in rebuttal: "So you don't have stuff, you have shit" Me: "Basically".

I have been cleaning out my fabric,finding the stuff I've forgotten and cutting it up for my sister for her birthday because she loves to sew, but doesn't have the time to cut up all the squares.A lot of this stuff I still like, but not love enough to keep in the stash.I found the fabric I was collecting for a double wedding ring quilt.I really want to go to the fabric store next week, but I think I'll put it off for another week, and if I'm good I'll get to go. It's almost an hour drive to the good quilt shop (the one that doesn't think all young people are evil) so it has to be a pay week.There's a yarn shop on the way and they have some cool sock yarn I want to try.I need to cut up a few more yards tonight and tomorrow. I'm trying to keep the fabric stash confined to it's tote,it's overflowing a bit right now. Must beat it back!

I'm 2/3 of the way done with my scrap afghan. Not nearly enough yarn is gone. :(
I'll be doing at least 3 more of these hopefully this year. I have started a tessellating fish afghan for my nephew for Christmas '08. His favorite color is orange, so this blanket is orange and yellow goldfish! I had to buy the yarn $20 on 10 skeins of bernat softee chunky. I will need more yellow. I think I'll get 3 fish out of one skein. I've knit 2, they take about 45 minutes each.

I received the elusive Trekking color 100 that I have been wanting for 3 years now.

I also received some pencil roving and some lace weight that SMELLS SO GOOD!!!

I have been playing with the Dots blanket pattern in the newest spring Interweave Crochet.

I completed a dishcloth yesterday at the laundromat and started another.

The corner to corner blanket is banished to the corner for being boring. Not the blankets fault. I just need to get some good movies going.

I have been experimenting with dying yarn with easter egg dye. I've done 2 skeins and they have turned out well. I'm knitting a scarf with them alternating skeins and it looks awesome.

I haven't touched the sock since I blogged last.

I think I'm going to knit another fish...