Well, would you look at that – how time has flown by. Summer has come and gone, and all I have to show for it knitting-wise is 3 small baby items. (Luckily completed 2 days before the babies were born – TWINS!)
Pattern: Petal Bib pattern out of the book One Skein.
Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton
Needles: US 5
Start and Finish dates: ?? to 10-4-11
Notes: Well, the petals don’t want to stay flat, so I had to iron them for pictures and gifting.
Pattern: I made it up, but I know there are a ton of the center out square blankets out there.
Yarn: Good old Lily Sugar n’ Cream, with a dash of Peaches n’ Creme as well
Needles: every single US 5 that I own
Start and Finish dates: 9-20-11 to 10-10-11
Notes: I started with 6 stitches, increased to 12 in the first row, and then increased (YO) 2 at each corner every other row, throwing in some purl rows here and there where I wanted them. I tried to stick to a 4-2-4-2 striping pattern, but I got thrown off when I ran out of a particular color of yarn. I tried a moss stitch border, but my purls are too loose and it didn’t work out – the attached I-Cord works perfectly, though. It’s really only car-seat blanket size, or will work well for a doll blanket when the girls are older.
Outside of knitting, life has been hectic. July was not my own – we went on a week-long vacation, and when we got home, I had to work 3 weekends. We had to replace the furnace and AC. Ladybug started first grade, and Pigeon is now in a formal pre-school setting (but she still refuses to potty train. Ah, joy.) I’ve been reading when I can, watching movies and TV, and mostly working. It’s not going to get any less busy, either!
Although I did score a pretty good yarn deal at Tuesday Morning sometime in that interim – 2 skeins each of Araucania Ranco Solid in Melon and Cactus, 3 skeins of Araucania
Ulmo Pomaire also in Melon. Less than $50 for all of it.
So that’s the past 6 months in a nut-shell. I wonder what the next 6 will bring!