Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday!

 How is everyone today? I am glad the weekend is here. I came down with a rotten cold this week and felt pretty cruddy until today. When I got home from work yesterday there was a lovely little package in my mailbox. A few weeks ago I won a giveaway. My first one. Deb at A World Of Imagination sent me these goodies.
My daughter has already decided that the little bird is hers, and I already know what I am going to do with the fabric and the pretty little crocheted flowers. I filled the pincushion up right away.
I will use the little notebook to keep track of some of my projects. Needless to say, I was pretty happy when I opened my mailbox. I will show everyone what I have done with my goodies in a couple of days.
 After work today I did way too much laundry. I haven't even gotten it all put away yet. I was too tired, so we ordered a pizza and I sat down to work on this...My Happy Ripple...
I started it last Friday and I have 34 rows done. I think it may be the biggest blanket yet.
I am really proud of this blanket. Except for the two balls of yarn I bought, I have used only my stash yarn for this project. I may clean out the baskets on this one. Room for more yarn? he he. I am really happy with this one since I wasn't sure if I wanted to join the Ripple Along with Heather and Lucy. I have two big blankets on the hook already.
After the huge blizzard we had here in February, when it was about 16 degrees below zero and it took my husband 3 hours to get home from work, Will asked me to make him a scarf. He has only ever asked for two things. A hat that I made for him early last winter and the scarf. I also made him a blanket. I make lots of things but have only made him the hat and a blanket. What do you make for a man? So when he asked for the scarf I was more than happy to oblige. I have had the toughest time trying to figure out which pattern to use for it. I tried knitting one, frogged it about 6 times and gave up. I am not that skilled at knitting yet. Then I started looking for ideas for a crocheted scarf. I liked the cable crochet scarf pattern that I saw on tv. Knit and Crochet Today is on every other day here at 5 in the morning. The pattern is also on Ravelry. I like the way it looks. I have added a few stitches to make it wider, but here it is so far...
It is really hard to see the cable pattern in the middle. Maybe I can get a better picture in the daylight tomorrow. I love the yarn though. It is Lion Brand Yarn Tweed Stripe. Tundra is the name. I love the self striping.
My husband is a really good guy. He is so good to me and our daughter. I hope he never tires of me because I really don't know what I would do without him. It hasn't been the easiest couple of years for our family. Will  lost his Mom two years ago and my stepdad passed away last winter. My knee replacement surgery turned out to be a really long and painful thing to go through. He never complained and he took care of me through the worst of it.  A hand made scarf is really nothing to show how much I appreciate and love him. I hope he likes it.
Tomorrow morning I am going grocery shopping and then coming home to finish putting away all the laundry. Then I have plans to work on my Christmas blanket. I was blocked on trying to figure out which pattern to do next. I think I have a plan. I will post pictures at the end of the weekend. Talk to all of you later. Thanks for stopping here.


  1. great giveaway gifts good on you to start using them straightaway i tend to keep my in the box all together for ages, love your ripple blanket and your hubbys scarf going over to ravelry now to check out the pattern
    hope you're feeling a bit better

  2. Isn't it always lovely to receive something nice in the mail? I love the pin cushion, just beautiful! Your ripple is looking gorgeous too!

  3. I'm so pleased you got them and pleased with what you won. I look forward to seeing what you do with the fabric. I've just started a ripple blanket at the weekend, I'm loving it so therapeutic to do. Hope you feel better