May 6, 2012
We went to comfort her and she just spilled out her story. She said that she is taking care of her father and and needs some help she has been awake for 12 hours and she was just overwhelmed. She was taking care of her father and how her brother would come over and spend time and then leave. She was just grateful for a trip to the store to breathe. We let her get it all out and spoke to her until she was calmed down. We offered to help her around the store and she said no but thank you for just listening. She gave me a hug and blew the mister a kiss and walked off. My heart went out to her. I can't imagine what she is going through. I am lucky because my parents have decent enough health that they don't need my help yet.
We take our health for granted until, well we cant. It hurt me to see someone else in pain like that - with what seemed like no resources to help get her some relief. I will no longer take my health for granted.
I tried to get his mom to name him Nicholas but um Dad vetoed that and said he will be named Junior - I had to try (tee hee). Anyway this is the blanket I'm working on for him. I may actually finish it by the time the baby shower rolls around in May.
I can never seem to get these things done on time and maybe it's because I like the small needles. They seem to make a squishier denser fabric. I think the big needs are cheating - but then if it was easy for me to do - I wouldn't want to do it. The colors are placed randomly and I used a size five needle and cast on 322 stitches and went for it. I know it sounds crazy - but it was a pattern that had a whole lot of definition and I didn't like the pattern so I ripped it out to the border and continued on the with the colors I had for that blanket. One of these days I will actually like to finish one of those complicated intarsia patterns that I love to start and finish before I get bored with it. I do have one in mind that has bunnies on it. And I do intend to finish the elephant parade - which I sadly had to rip out due to the gigantic hole in it.
So what are on your needles and hooks today?
Sep 2, 2011
Jul 3, 2011
Happy 4th y'all!!! So I am almost with Dotty! Whew! I just have to do the binding. Making the cut was really scary but you know what? It didn't fall apart! Way easier than I thought. If you ever feel like you want a challenge but arent sure if you can do it - this pattern is found in the second Mason-Dixon Outside the Lines book. It's called Dotty. The pattern they wrote was not as complicated as I made this one. My mods were as follows:
- Cast on double the size of what the pattern calls for
- Used a cotton blend yarn (Lion Brand Cotton Ease)
- Had lots of cussing sessions for dropping stitches in weird placed (ok not really)
- TRUSTED the pattern to do what it said it would do
- Had fun and love the outcome!
Jun 13, 2011
Jun 1, 2011
OMG!!!! This here pattern has given me the blues!!!! You know the kind...my dog is dead and my woman done left me blues. I have ripped back and re-knit from the beginning about 60 eleven dozen times!!! The pattern is called Prairie Blanket by Oat Couture. If you have any tips please share. I consider myself to be a pretty good knitter, this made me feel like I couldn't count. Could read, couldnt tell a knit from a purl...UGH!!! Maybe I'm just not ready to knit it yet...yeah that's the ticket!!! HMPH!
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Pattern: Bookman Blanket by Megan Bayonet. This pattern was found in the Interweave Knits Holiday 2010 issue. It's also listed on Ravelry.
Mar 4, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Hey Y'all!!!! It's a new year and with a new year comes new projects! Ok I have a case of starteritis - and I'm not trying to control it anymore. It's just what knitters do. I have started working on the Bookman Blanket for someone who's birthday is in May in my family. And I am crazy enough to have started two of them. One is doubled and the other is single yarn. Both are made from cotton ease one in white and the other in lime green. I don't have photos to show yet as they are both coming along quite nicely. The pattern is found in the Interweave Holiday Knits magazine as well as here on Ravelry.