Wednesday, July 13, 2011

knit hell

i have been working on squares and it ain't going so good.  I am doing mock cables and I keep losing my place.  Must be because of my headache and distraction, plus the needles are slippery.  I think I want bamboo 8's.

At least I am getting lots of practice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

its been awhile

I've been very busy with personal issues, but I haven't given up on my needlework although I've slowed considerably.

I have started knitting now more in earnest, and this sweater, while WAY out of my league was so lonely and vulnerable at that yardsale I had to bring her home.

Here's an unfinished object that I picked up at a yard sale.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Its Wednesday again

How did that happen?  Its "work in progress" wednesday, I wish I knew how to add the little badges etc to my blog.

I haven't gotten much further on my BIG blanket.  I'm going to work on it about 2 hours this afternoon.  If I had thought about it, I would have waited to finish the hat I finished today, because Friday is a Finished Friday.  Nevertheless, I took some pictures that I wanted to share.

my finished hat and the new book I purchased.

me and the finished hat
and a beautiful sunset.  What a priveledge that we get another chance every single day.  That's a work in progress, isn't it?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

I'm just following along a blog and doing Ten Thought Tuesday....I thought maybe it would help be just a normal person.

1. Its Therapy Day for Two.  I am tired of tears.
2. The green hills are beautiful. Daffodils make it even prettier.
3. I added a new color to my hair.  I dared to be different
4. Mexican Train dominoes with the ladies is good for the brain.  Also another normal activity to help me.
5. Normal.  what is normal?  What if I am normal, what would "screwed up" be like?
6. Today I am feeling pretty good and confident, which is usually a challenge.
7. I bought a loom book yesterday. I have enough projects lined up to reach to San Francisco.
8. I'm running out of thoughts. Does that mean I have an empty mind?
9. It feels good to give nice things to people that you know they will love and appreciate.
10. I know I will be OK no matter what crosses my path.  I will be OK.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

work in progress wednesday

I decided to join the other crochet and knit blogs and share a work in progress.  I wish I could also share "finish it friday" with the same project, but this one is slow going.

After several false starts....(see pictures) I went all out and bought a whole new set of yarn and changed the pattern drastically.  I could not fine 5 shades of one color to match in order to make a monochromatic throw.  This afghan is slow slow slow going because of using homespun. Note to self, in a time crunch don't use homespun.  Also, note to self....check gauge or figure out how to do a foundation chain for any size afghan.

 The row of yarn was the original color scheme...the row of hats are finished hats for the homeless.

There is a minor problem, according to my calculation, this new afghan is as wide as a queen size bed (62").  And, it will be only about 36" wide with my current yarn supply.  oops.  I am thinking I will need to add the color pattern one more time at least 1 more time, maybe 2.  Each color pattern adds 11 inches and also at least 3 days per color pattern.  Five rows of one color per day is about all I can manage.  What would you suggest?

Friday, March 11, 2011

been busy!

I was able to stay home more days this past week which is helpful.  On Wednesday I was suprised with my husband staying home to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We went to Murphys and ate at our favorite restaurant "Grounds" and also went to three wineries to taste.  I enjoyed the daffodils everywhere.

I have been busy crafting and crafting.  I have a stack now of hats for the homeless, and I have also made a hat for my daughter.  Here are two of my most recent.  The green one is loomed and I'm very proud of it.

I am running short of yarn stash.  Here's a photo of what I have left.  Not pictured is two skeins of white and one of Navy.  I try to avoid white as it shows the dirt.

I am excited about tomorrow, we are taking a road trip to Mexico.  I plan to craft and crochet the whole 10 hr. drive as well as while we visit folks.  I expect it will be quite a social time.

here's what I am going to make when I get back.....

Last but not least, I stayed up late last night to make the green hat, and look what I found when I went to bed......