Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vacations are wonderful things!

Being on vacation last week, I managed to finish quite a few things. It's really nice to sit at the lake for 4 days and just knit or crochet. Here is a blanket I finished for Austin. Just using the 12" pinwheel square, adding a border and decorative edge. The white square in white border is the glow in the dark yarn.

My very first doily using #10 crochet thread. The doily is 17" across. I've never been interested in thread work before, but I had received a couple of doilies in a few swaps and thought I would give it a go. I love it! For my first time using thread, I think it came out great.

A couple of sets I did also. These were for some swaps I needed to complete. Ignore the date on the Xmas ones....couldn't figure out how to change dates after replacing the battery.

A stocking for a stocking swap on ravelry. This was an interesting one for me as you do the cuff with a provisional cast-on, knit the cabling, and then 3-needle bind off the cuff together. Then you pick up the stitches on one side and start the leg of the stocking. there are of course little stuffers inside and since my partner is a newbie knitter, I did a total notions package for her.

This is the cottage behind my house that my daughter lives in. The picture before and after starting the work on the cottage. So far, we have had a brand new roof put on, started the painting of the cottage, and put in a new kitchen window. There is still more to do, and we are hoping to have the cottage finished on painting over this week. Then there are 5 windows to replace, a new heating system and 1/2 of the back wall has to be replaced. Why are we painting first? Well, to make it look better and then after we have done some of the work, we will touch up what we did. Made since to hubby...not to me! LOL

Finished a pair of socks for hubby. And yes, I have started on a new pair for him. Always have to have a pair going.

Also finished all of these squares for different comfortghans. It was a very busy week, but dang I got a lot done and it's amazing how much better I feel just being away from work for a week.

And of course the updated picture of Austin....he is way to cute. And NO CeeCee did NOT knit the hat. LOL

Happy Knitting ALL

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Full Schedule but alot done!

The 3 bib set I did for a swap on ravelry

I really do like the white one. That yarn is the New Hobby Lobby I love this cotton. Dream to work with.

The green/blue varigated is Cotton Tots and the varigated with whie is Sugar n Cream

Still Hosting bears for the Traveling Teddy. This time I had two of them in and had a blast. You could pose them so they had a playmate. This was when we first got to the lake and they "watched" us set up the site. I love our new RV....so much more room. :)

This was a set I sent off to a family who lost their baby at 18 weeks gestation. This project gives me a lot of satisfaction in my life so I will most probably continue with the burial gowns/blankets for babies who have gone on.

Did a Dishcloth swap and my theme was similar but differant. The ballband cloth and the circle cloth are similar in technique but different in results. I love the circle cloth.

This is the last pair of socks I did for a swap. I have really backed off on swaps over the past few months so only have what I call small ones now, like bibs, cloths, etc.

Purple slippers anyone? Not my cup of tea, but this was what someone really wanted. I don't know if I'll ever do another pair of these, but they were fast and pretty easy. Maybe to me they would look better in a different color? Don't know as purple is not my color of choice. LOL

My first 12-point Round Ripple. I didn't think this would ever get done but it only took about 7 hours to complete so really an easy project. This is for a sick child in Nebraska and I will be mailing it off on Tuesday. I blocked it today and it looks alot better blocked. I love the colors and for a child it is bright and cheerful.

Austin is really growing. He's up to 16 lbs now and 8 months old. He's starting to sit up to play but we are still overprotective so we are right there in case he falls over....and Cee-Cee's job...feed him until he falls asleep. There's something about me watching him that he seems to fall asleep when we have him and it's always over food. LOL I love those little thingy's what ever they are. I wish they had them when my kids were young. You put soft food (like fruit) inside of the netting and the baby can suck on the juices and not get anything they can choke on. Cool idea for who ever invented them.

Happy Knitting all!