Monday, April 21, 2008

Layla's Blanket

Here's a picture of Layla on the heart blanket I made for her. I like how it turned out. The Baby Blanket with Embossed Hearts turned out pretty good, considering I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn and US 8 instead of the called for cotton yarn and US 10. I asked a friend to crochet a scallop edge to "frill" it up a bit. I think it helped the look of it. I didn't measure the size, but I can see it is much smaller then the pattern's finished size. Not surprising since I did use a smaller needle and yarn. I guess one of these days I am going to have to learn how to gauge my yarn. The yarn isn't too bad. It feels a bit ruff when it is new, but then you wash it and it gets super soft! I went with this yarn because I just don't have the money to buy the Muench/GGH Goa called for (9 skeins at $8.75 each!!).

Now I am working on a cute and easy pattern I found: Tribble. (see pattern link on side bar) I am very excited about this because I have so much left over cotton yarn from all the washcloths I have made. I didn't know what to do with it, and now I can use this pattern and make some great gifts! Unfortunately I also found a great book, so I have to choose what I am going to do.
Do I read or knit?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Now There Are Three!

Wow! Has it really been since June that I last wrote?! I guess I was a bit busy and my pregnancy really did a number on my knitting. It was only during the last two weeks before I was due that I felt like knitting and I was able to knit a little baby blanket for my newest girl, Layla. (Picture of blanket to come later)

I have been really tired adjusting to the new addition, but Layla is a great baby. So far she is very mild tempered and sleeps a lot. I don't know how long that will last, but it is great right now. I returned to work (boooooo! hissss!) on March 12. I am still trying to get use to the routine for that too. I don't have a lot of time or energy for knitting, but I am trying, as you see I'm back to my blog. I am working on a simple pink scarf for my oldest girl, but of course the weather here just got "summer time" hot. That won't last, but I am a bit late to make a warm scarf. Well, it is something to just get back into the flow again. I am going to have to stick to simple and quick projects for a while. I need to keep it simple or I won't get anything done! Maybe I can try knitting some more stuffed toys. I liked the bunny I did some time ago. I might look for more patterns like that. I might even try getting into socks again. (I never did knit those first socks) I will see how my time and knit cravings go.

Well it is nice to be back, but I don't know how often I will write, since projects will be to a bare minimum. I will do my best to at least sign in once a month or more if possible.

Hooray I'm baaaaack!