Wednesday, June 25, 2008

An other blanket

My mother's family is... fertile. Two cousins of mine are pregnant at the moment, and this has influenced my knitting to lean even more into the baby oriented. They're both having girls.

I finished an other baby blanket out of multi coloured Baby Clouds. I forgot to measure it, but at its widest it's 70 stitches wide. I had half of it done in a day. It took me about 3 days total, only knitting a few rows at a time. An other terrible picture, it's STILL raining almost every day.

The colour variegation is amazing. Green, blue, pink and yellow dominate, but there's a bit of purple and white, as well.

I've also been asked to knit 2 blankets for some friends of mine. I'm planning on doing one diagonally with Lion Brand Homespun, diagonally, like the one in this post, for Louis. The other will be a Ruffles blanket, for Rachel. Both of these will be full size afghans. I have no idea what to charge for something like this, and I can't find the website I used to use to calculate prices of handmade items. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's Summer!

Over the past few days, it's been high school exams all over the place. I was a lucky one, and only had 2; one practical, and one written. I aced the written, that's for sure, and I did much better on he practical than I had hoped for. The main thing: We had to be able to roll a perm in 45 minutes. It took me 38. I did a victory dance when I found that one out.

I have kept up with my knitting, which is a good idea. I have the pink and white striped blanket that I finished a few days ago. It's fantastic. I forgot to measure it, and I'm icing my knee right now, so if anyone is curious, I can measure it later.That's the one! Sitting on the ugly, over stuffed, under-sized couch. For size comparison, I guess? if it was twice as wide, I would consider keeping it for myself.

This is just to show the colour contrast. Its a very soft, really girly baby pink. I used one pink skein and one white skein of Bernat Baby Clouds. I bought them both on sale at Michael's.

I have something to request of all the readers. I want to know about how many of you come here regularly. If you could just leave a comment on here and state your name, and how you found this blog, that would be fantastic!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Finished a blanket!

I just finished the Ruffles Blanket. Its (I think) 35x24. Kind of a strange size, but it will do the job. Probably perfect for a stroller, or maybe a crib. I did mess up some of the row counts (it was supposed to be 7 rows on each needle, some places it's 5, others, 9)

Here is an other terrible quality picture, with bad lighting and a messy room!
Note the laptop set up i have going on. A thick heart shaped pillow, with a big Ripley's Believe It or Not! book, and my mouse is on a Jack Skellington head-shaped pillow.
Saturday was WWKIP day. I had planned on a bit of knitting on the bus, which I did do. I got hassled by a couple gangsters. A sweet little old lady looked at them and said "SHE's the one with the pointy metal sticks..." they shut up right away.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

the blankets, ohhhh, the blankets

Finally getting around to updating!

As always, life is dramatic. Colin's dad had a heart attack last Saturday. He's doing much better now, still very weak, but alive. A week or so before that, a friend of the family passed away. Cancer...

Been working my usual shifts. Got a lot of the information on the buyout. That's happening September 26th. I'm hoping by that point, I will have started selling on Etsy, and I will have an other job.

As for the blankets... When I have several things on the needles at once, I tend to bounce around between projects. This way, I knit a lot, but I don't see a whole lot of progress... The exception to this, is the Ruffles blanket. I can see each repeat very easily in that pattern. It's a very simple pattern, but oh so cute. Its about 3 feet wide, foot or so long... That sounds backwards, but it makes sense to me! I think it will come out to stroller blanket size.
Sorry for the low quality picture... My camera didn't want to photograph the awesomeness of this blanket. You can sort of see the ruffles.

I still have the pink and white striped one on the needles. That one is making slow progress, noticeable, but slow. Finally, the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. Super soft, super fuzzy. All the fuzz has been causing some headaches. There are a few small holes that resulted from either a YO, a missed stitch, or something. About 3 of them.

Pardon the mess that is my bed. It's been super hot lately, and I sleep with no covers on. That's the polka-dot mess at the end of the bed.

Other than all this, I went to a Stitch and Chat for Blankets for Canada. I knit one 8 inch square so far, but I'm going to start on an other one as soon as i finish one of these blankets. I'm determined to make at least 50 items for charity by labour day.