small sample of my crazy quilt embroidery

About Me

I am a consumate crafter. I knit, quilt both sane and crazy, scrapbook, bead, mosaics and any other thing I can think of along the way. Someday I also hope to do real glass jewelery and stained glass but those have to wait until I have room and more time.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Do Overs!!

As per usual, I am going to start my Alpaca sweater over. The reason? Well the lace design got a little lost in the softer yarn. Also the way the pattern is written there is a large wedged shape area under the arms where there is no lacy design. I want to go back and use different yarn and work the lace pattern into this blank section. So now the Alpaca will become a nice plain raglan sweater with 3/4 length sleeves and a ballet style neck. Then I will use the pattern from Chickknits to make a sweater out of something like KnitPics " Shine" or another smoother yarn like possibly Classic Elite's "WoolBamboo" Also my other knitting project-the Chain Link Socks are a little further along. I have the leg done and I am ready to turn the heel. I am hoping to have them done in the next 2 weeks then I can knit a little more on the sweater before starting another pair of socks.

I did get a pic of Maddie wearing her Wonderful Wallaby sweater although the pic is from a distance. I chastized my daughter to get better pictures so I can post them here.I thought the sweaters would have been quite a bit too big but it does not seem to be the case. Lucky Grandma!! Katie did tell me that she loves when I knit for her and that sure warmed my heart!!

Speaking of the Granddaughters, both had an eventful week. Katie scored the winning goal in her soccer game. She said the goalie was not looking and she just snuck in!!! Way to go girl!! Maddie aged up in Girl Scouts to full Brownie. She seemed pretty proud of her sash and badges. Maddie told me she wished that we would come visit for another holiday and I sure wish we could but probably not soon with the move in our future. Once we move we will be so much closer which will make it easier to get to them.

Spring is still springing forth!! Today was awesome and I got out in the yarn to get some clean up done. In fact I was able to walk 2 hours everyday this weekend. I even had to strip down half way thru the walk to stay cool enough. I am not sure how I feel about Daylight savings time starting so early this year but I guess I will find out next week!!
Last week I finished reading "Outlander" which I did enjoy despite it being quite the romance novel!! I had to run out and buy the next book in the series but found that it was not all the easy!! It took me some figuring to decide that "Dragonfly in Amber" would be next to read. I am not sure how I was supposed to know since they are listed in all different orders in the fronts of the books. Also the story must have some huge time gaps in it!! At the end of "Outlander" Jamie and Claire are in France and she hints that she may be pregnant. According to the Synopsis on the book cover of "Dragonfly in Amber" she already has a grown daughter so I am anxious to see how it transitions back to Claire being back in the modern times. I will have a struggle balancing reading and knitting after work this week!!

1 comment:

Carol said...

I'd forgotten how the books go back and forth (no gaps, everything gets filled in). That makes each one readable on it's own without having to have read the whole series. And I like to think of it as more of a love story, than a romance novel.

I'm finally to the gusset decreases on my second Chain Link sock.