I have been busy with work and a new custom order for a mom-to-be. She asked me to work up a granny square blanket using her bedding as inspiration. The bedding is a pretty pattern from Pottery Barn. I found a new pink yarn that I love and works really well. It's called Blush Pink from Big Twist Yarns. It is one of the prettiest pastel pinks out there.
The blanket is coming along. I still have to work on the edging.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
The trees are beautiful around these parts, and today we even have some much needed sunshine. Because we are a bit more rural in these parts, we had a street party on Saturday. The kids had a lot of fun. Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and spooky Halloween.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
So many things have happened in the last year. My mother found out she had breast cancer, went through chemo, radiation, a lumpectomy, and beat it. Thank you Lord and my Mom for being such a trooper. One of the new items on my "to do" list is to make some hats for other women going through chemo. I'll try to post some photos when I can come up with some nice hats.
I have also been busy making some baby quilts and of course crocheting blankets like crazy. I did a lot of crocheting in waiting rooms during my Mom's appointments, and of course while sitting next to her in the chemo chair. For some reason, we were always the last ones to leave. I am grateful that she is now cancer free, and we hope to keep her that way!
Tomorrow I hope to send off the latest set to a lovely return customer who has requested a baby blanket in blues and grays with booties and a hat to match. I decided to knit the hat, because sometimes I just prefer a knitted hat. I like the tight stitches and "stretchy-ness" of a stockinette stitch.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Just finished up a new blanket for a customer. She is having a little boy and doing a garden theme nursery. We added a bee, bird, butterfly and lady bug! It was fun to customize it for her. She was a very creative client and knew what she wanted. It reminded me how much I enjoy working up these samplers...I will have to do more soon...maybe with some new colors?
Thursday, January 21, 2016
A simple, sweet, square variation of the daisy blanket with a special edge.
I used Berroco Vintage Chunky yarns (Snow Day, Aquae, Minty, and Banana). The blanket is on the smaller side measuring 30"x 30". It's perfect for a car seat or tummy time. The yarn is so soft and warm. It was fun to use.
The border is a shell spaced picot edge.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
It took me longer than expected (between, kids, work and holiday things) to get this completed, but it's done. A new daisy blanket, I have dubbed "Daisies on the Edge". It's the same blanket I did back in 2012, but I used new yarn and new colors (Universal Classic Worsted Yarn). I also wrote the pattern, and it is available here. The main color is called bubblegum, but it reminds me more of a shrimp :)
Thank goodness it's almost Friday...