Did I mention I was working on another Big Baby Blanket? This is I
think the third or fourth one I've done. I think I am just addicted
to the moss stitch part of it. I have more to show but no photos yet.
Those will come later this week. What else are you all working on.
Don't act like I'm the only one with more than one project going! Lol
Nov 26, 2009
Did I mention I was working on another Big Baby Blanket? This is I
Nov 25, 2009
Howdy folks how are you? I'm doing good this here blankie is whatI've been working on for the past couple of weeks. This one is calledthe Argosy Baby Blanket. It's pretty easy to do and can adapted tofit any size needle and yarn. I am about halfway through the patternand hope to be done this weekend so I can mail it to the recipient intime for Christmas. What are y'all working on?
Nov 3, 2009
I’ve had some challenges at work that had me feeling like I just wanted to quit. Crazy schedule changes that had me feeling like I was coo coo for co.coa puffs. I ran into her this morning and she said I heard you got a new position with better hours and I am so happy for you and I want you to know that I was praying for you. Those five words……man o man….I did not hear anything else she said after she said those words.
I have always believed in the power of prayer – but like a lot of people, just don’t practice as often as I should – this really caught me off guard. I’m glad I ran into her this morning and that I was early for work because I was completely moved to tears (and that’s hard for me). After I washed my face I have just been skipping through the day from those five words. So the next time you have a friend tell you her troubles and you don’t know what to say….pray for them – and don’t tell them Sometimes it’s better to find out that someone prayed for you after the fact….
Oh yeah – I will have pictures of some of the stuff I’ve been working on this weekend.
Jul 27, 2009
Ms. Liberty and I had a conversation and we decided we would give her more of a try. Hopefully I wll have this thing finished before the end of August. I noticed that I had some puckering going on and well...I have a bumpy blanket because I have a death grip on the needles and yarn that I am carrying behind it. It's an interesting learning process. I have learned that I should absolutely read the pattern all the way through BEFORE I start knitting. Anywhoo...I'm plodding right along and I'm on row 10 of the 3rd repeat. I'm at the half way point of the knitting portion of the blanket! I wasnt going to line the back of it - but I kept thinking about some nefarious nutcase accidently unravelling on of the floats on the back and all kinds of chaos would ensue because I would have to maim them for obvious reasons. Kidding....maybe
Jun 23, 2009
So I was feeling good after I fixed my mistake....until I realized that I hadnt put my stitch markers back in. Well you know what...I don't need them!!! I freed myself from stitch markers! Oh yeah I 'm really feeling myself right about now. I'm glad that I ventured out and tried something that looked really intimidating and turned out to be easy. Y'all should give it a try.
Jun 7, 2009
It seems that I have contracted a little bit of starteritis again. I have more projects going right now than I care to admit. Let's see - the black and white Liberty blanket. Then there is the mitered blanket I haven't finished. Let's not forget the pink cabled blanket I'm about half way through. Hmmmm...and now I have what ChickenusWingus is describing as a Candy Corn Baby blanket. I laughed when I saw the resemblance - I don't think I'll be adding the white stripe he suggested though. I starting this one because the Liberty blanket was no longer portable. It now needs it own back pack and well just takes up too much room on the train. I mean who wants to look like a bag lady while commuting? Besides, I made a big mistake in it and had to pull it apart. I was just so distraught to watch all of that hard work unraveled!!!!! I made a mistake in one of the lines of the chart and it was just to obvious to leave it. More obvious than the first mistake. I may pull the whole thing apart and start over. The pattern deserves to not have any mistakes in it. So Ms. Liberty is sitting on the sidelines with something else until I can wrap my mind around pulling her apart. *Insert Big Sigh* Such is the life of a knitter. Until then I will be working on my Candy Corn Big Bad Baby Blanket.
I started the entrelac scarf with the Twisted Sisters yarn I bought last weekend. I'm not loving it right now - maybe as the scarf gets longer it will bring me some joy. Right now it's just something to do to pass the time. I however, would not feel bad if I found another pattern and tinked this one. Anyone have any suggestions for another pattern? I would even be willing to try a simple lace pattern for this yarn. It really is pretty.
Jun 1, 2009
May 24, 2009
It's all Urbans fault. Here I was being all monogamous to my Liberty afghan and she distracted me with these Chinese Waves dishcloths. The first time I tried these I didn't like the pattern, but now they are just plain east and great for tv knitting or sitting in a noisy room or with a friend knitting. Are we allowed to blame others for our knitting ADD? I hope she knows I'm kidding
May 18, 2009
Yahoo!!! I made it through the first repeat of this blanket. I am still liking this enough to actually continue it. Since it is not a boring pattern - it makes for an interesting knitting. I really like this and actually want to finish this. I think i will back this with a polka dotted cotton backing. I have no desire for anyone to pull any of the strings asking what is this and pulling the strings the wrong way and messing up the blanket. I can't say that the reaction would be good - but definitely involuntary. What are y'all knitting? I know that I am not the only one who happens to be knitting right now.
May 10, 2009
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May 2, 2009
Hey! I just made my first Fair Aisle and Steek attempt in the same projec t oh yeah and reading a chart. Not at hard as I thought. How come I keep stressing myself out with the instructions instead of just trusting the patterns? I seem to have knitting trust issues. Any old way - because I'm not comfortable reading charts - I just wrote down the numbers for each row. Sounds tedious? It was but you know what - it made me have an appreciation for someone who creates the pattern. That is a feat in and of itself! So far I have about 12 rows done and there are 70 rows for this pattern. It's not hard at all - just keeping the yarn from tangling is my only issue. This pattern is found in the Mason Dixon second book.
Oh yeah - Fair Isle is not hard when you only do two colors. I will attempt to do the Dragon in the book Scarf Style.. But the Dragon Scarf is one of those - I will work on it after I clear up some of these other projects that have been sitting around.
What are y'all working on?
Apr 30, 2009
Apr 12, 2009
So we are out eating at a Chinese Restaurant and ChickenusWingus says - I need some money. So Mr.Floozy hands him a pepper and says eat it and I'll give you $10. This nut pops it in his mouth and starts chewing with his little chest puffed up and says it's not hot cheerfully. I looked at him and said are you crazy? Anyway about 30 seconds later this was the look on his face.
Double Orange Chicken & Rice $3.95
Eating a hot pepper $10
The look on his face and realization that the pepper is really hot....Priceless
Apr 4, 2009
Hey yall Im still working on the Mitered Blanket. I have learned how that mattress stitch is the best way to seam all of the wonderfull squares. That part is tedious but when I saw the blanket form I got a warm fuzzy. I am now going to work The outer squares of the blanket and then do a five stich i-cord for the border. Anybody wanna put the backing on for me? I refuse to tie up and or weave in all those ends!
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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka The Yarn Harlot