Here we are the 2nd week of January and I haven't posted since September! Oh dear....I will do a quick picture update from the last couple of months!
Things I've completed, still working on or newly started!
|He likes to hang out with me|
Katlyn got a new puppy, she was found tied up in an alley with no water with the temperature outside above 90. She was approximately 3 months old according to the vet, malnourished and had to take medication for some aliment that I can't remember, but she is now a bouncy, healthy, near 6 month old puppy who is slowly destroying my house!
Now on with the new boy in the family who is seriously the sweetest baby ever! Born September 20th
|My Son the shark|
|He's so tiny!|
|Candy Corn Hat|
|Katlyn turned 21|
|2 Grandkids now!|
|the growing blanket|
|Me & Brooke|
|Lunch at the mall|
|recycled silk yarn - Darn Good Yarn|
|a quick headband|
|He came down for a visit!|
|oh this face!|
|he likes it|
|slippers - literally finished on Christmas!|
I think all the photos above have explanations enough for a quick update.
Now on to current projects!
I started this blanket on December 30th, with the idea that I could use up some of my yarn. I have so much and it just sits in plastic tubs in the closet, so I figured I could use up some of it and make a new blanket at the same time with no pressure of Christmas or any other holiday to finish it up. So I make a very long starting chain, I think it was 196 chains with 2 strands held together and an M hook (9.00mm) It's going to be huge! Here's what I'm doing, hdc in each ch/st across with a 2ch turn at the end of each row. I do 2 rows and then switch out 1 of the colors and have that on repeat until I get it a length I like. The first picture is the start of the first row, which I do my hdc's in the back of the starting chain. It's is a pain, but I do like that it doesn't look like the starting row. The picture below it you can see how the blanket has advanced in just a couple of days.
|first row is always the hardest|
On January 1st I started a temperature blanket. 1 row daily with the color depending on the outside temperature, usually I go with what the temperature is when I walk the dogs in the late afternoon. Maybe next year I'll do another with the temp at noon. It's Southern California, I'm not sure how much of variety I will be getting once it warms up a bit.
That's it for now, I've been taking daily pictures of the temperature blanket and lots of pictures of the Eater of Yarn blanket. I want to spread it out on the bed for a large shot but my bed has a dark duvet cover and since the damn puppy ate my quilt that was light colored and I used for many photo shoots....sigh. I'll figure something out!
Listening to: Something by The Beatles