Hello! How are you doing? Good I hope! I'm doing good, just gearing up for the Christmas season. I actually started some of my Christmas projects last month, I don't want to be finishing up presents the night before Christmas. But I have things to show you! But first... After my post on Sunday, Elliott and Alyssa both went down for naps and Amelia and I went up to the store to get some stuff. As we were about to turn into the parking lot, I saw something up ahead.
Laying on it's side, tied to the ground was a hot hair balloon. One of the Mason temples was doing a fund raiser and they were calling it "Touch a Balloon." You got to go inside the acutal balloon and run around.
But I think the sheer size of the balloon terrified Amelia. She was crying and kept saying she needed to go home.
We didn't stay long, but it was neat and I wish Amelia would have enjoyed it more. Later she told me the fan (that was used to keep it inflated) was the thing that scared her. And since Monday after visiting the chiropractor, Elliott has been feeling a little better, still has some pain and stiffness, but he'll be better soon. I hope.
For starters, here's a little peek into my little nook, aka our bedroom. This is my night table with all of my crochet goodies. Along with my kindle, my big book of crochet techniques, and some delicious lotion. Plus my awesome lamp that Elliott named the porch light because it's always on when he comes home from work. Just thought I'd share that little piece of me.
Anyway, I've been hook, hook, hooking lately. Mostly with that bernat great value yarn that has consumed my life. I love it! It's a dream to work with and I can't wait to see how it washes up.
Of course you'll probably recognize this. It's Lucy's, from attic24.typepad.com, Blooming Flower cushion. I've been wanting to make one for awhile and Becca from beccadoodle.blogspot.com made one and I just couldn't stand it any longer! So I started one and I can't wait to do the back and get the round pillow insert for it. It's going to be lovely, I know it!
And this is the main reason I bought all that yarn. To make a blanket for the living room. I decided on a granny square because I'm obsessed with granny squares and just never found the time to make one. But now seemed like the best time. I'm being honest with the ends because I'm doing the join as you go method and seamless joins among the rounds. So hopefully, there will be a minimum amount, or none at all, of ends to weave in.
I just finished this little stroller blanket for a family friend's grandbaby.
The colors are not done justice in these pictures. They're very contemporary and girly and very bright. Ripples grow fast, but baby ripples grow fastest. I hope to give it to her before the baby is born, but that's not looking like it'll happen.
This is a hexagon blanket I'm working on for Amelia since she's the only one in the family without an "I Love This Yarn" blanket. I'm doing it by rows and completely random with the scraps of color from previous blankets (mine, Elliott's, and Alyssa's). The little hexies work up in no time and I join them with a slip stitch through the back loops as I go. It's so soft and is just Amelia's style.
By the way, did you know it's super hard to take pictures of things on the floor with kids and dogs? Just a little FYI. :-)
The first time she saw this she brought it to me and told me it was her blanket and that it was so pretty. I love that girl! She's quite possibly my biggest fan.
Then there's this, a Christmas present for someone I love. Not you, mom. This person doesn't read my blog, I don't think, but still I won't say who. It's worked up using Dottie Angel's ordinarily extraordinary blanket how to, http://dottieangel.blogspot.com/2010/06/ordinarily-extraordinary-blanket-how-to.html?m=1
It's grows fast too.
And last but not least, and most certainly not truly last really, there are other things I'm working on still. I have joined a crochet along on Ravelry. I've been a member of Ravelry for two years an have barely used it but lately I've been really into it. Epsecially since I want to branch out in the crochet community more. We're doing a CAL using Jan Eaton's book 200 Crochet Blocks, a booku brother bought me for my birthday last year, and we're doing roughly two squares a week starting officially on the 1st of September. So if you'd like to join there is still time! It's 200 blocks crochet with Rachell. The theme that was voted on was "cottage garden," and the colors are completely up to how you see it. I'm really loving it.
Here's my first block.
An my second. I'm using ther Bernat for my blocks too. I will definitely be blocking my blocks before I join them. I can a least do that much the right way since I don't gauge or swatch my yarns. So don't judge the wonkiness! Please.
I'm glad you stopped by, it was nice to see you. Have a wonderful rest of the week!