7 months into the year already, more then half way to Christmas. Glad to have a 3 day weekend coming up, I can get some things done. Ha, well not on Friday because it is the fourth and which of course means hanging in the pool! Katlyn and I are making margarita cupcakes with a tequila lime frosting, and I am also bring a festive sangria, potato salad and deviled eggs. Should be a fun day.
Baby blanket update, nearing completion. Had to go and get another skein of gray on Sunday though. I had all of the stripes done and had a tiny little ball of gray left, but a border is needed and since the first color I started with is the turquoise and the ending one is white I thought it would look odd with either of those as the border color so another skein of gray I bought!
|6.22 progress shot|
Here we have our most ridiculous cat Stein, who has no boundaries with the home and pretty much thinks everything is his and has the attitude to back it up.
I saw this vest thingy on pinterest the other day and thought it looked pretty cool. It was knit and had no pattern to it, so I jotted down some notes and figured I give it a go. All I could tell was that it was a loose knit and a rectangle. So Sunday I finished up the last row of the striped blanket and since I required more gray yarn, I set it aside and went digging through my yarn stash. I have a lovely black fancy yarn that I was looking for but came across this Bernat Mosaic that I bought on sale because I love the colors in it. What the heck, let's try it. Now I knew I needed a giant hook to get the loosey goosey effect I wanted, so I pulled out my big hooks and got to experimenting. I first tried my biggest metal hook which is an M. Did a quick little work up to get a feel for the gauge and decided it wasn't loose enough. Next up I pulled out my beasty hooks and went with the plastic P hook. Tester worked up nice and loose and so I got to work. Now let me tell you this was a very interesting concept that I had not tried before. Giant hook equals giant chain in which the stitches are not well defined at all. The first row into the starting chain was a slow process, seriously took quite a bit of concentration to see the next proper stitch and to keep the chain from getting all twisted up. Once I got done with the first row the stitches were much more defined and I could cruise along.
|beast of a hook and the first row done|
Katlyn and I packed up to go to my Brother's for an evening of wrestling and since she was driving, I pulled out and hooked along. Big hook means it goes super fast!
|on the road hookin'|
Settled in for wrestling with sangria and snacks and yarn in my hand (not all 3 at once)! It's a good time!
|Money in The Bank coming up!|
Monday morning and back at work, wait what's that I'm wearing. Yes indeed it is my new vest. Not perfect, but a great prototype that I can wear and see what needs to be adjusted. I do adore the colors in this and I will have to get some actual pictures of the entire thing just for future reference. It did not take the entire skein of yarn so that is a good thing to know. The skein is 209 yards, so that gives me a good idea of what other yarns I have hanging about that I can use. I will probably work on another over the weekend for sure. Since I will be outside on Friday and it will be crazy hot, a nice cotton yarn will be just the ticket for the heat.
On the striped blanket I forgot that before I could add a border, I needed to get rid of all those ends. Last night I got that handled and it's now all ready for the border. Katlyn likes the stitch and asked that I make her one for her bed...her queen sized bed. So not something that I am going to be working on in the middle of Summer, but I will get it started up and maybe get a good amount done by Christmas! She only wants 2 colors though, Navy and White, so I will have to get some math worked out for that.
|Ready for the border|
Alrighty then, I think that wraps things for today's post. I'm sure I have more to share somewhere in my head, but for now that's all I've got!
Listening to: Rock and Roll All Night by KISS