Once again I missed Tuesday's Tallies. Real life keeps happening. I had everything ready to post yesterday and my little one got sick. She is going to stay home today, but she is sleeping right now so I have a little time. I didn't think I had gotten much done on my One-a-Day project, but then I got everything out to take pictures and felt much better. Ravelry has a group run by Gingerbread Girl, it is great. You work on one part of your project a day. It helps to stay motivated and it is really nice to watch what everyone else is doing too. Check it out if you haven't already.
Here is my update...
Alice's pattern. Here is the other blanket that I started last week. Haven't gotten much done on it, but I like the way it is looking. It (sadly, cause I want to keep it) will be a Christmas present.
the last thing I am working on is a little dolly blanket. My daughter asked me a couple of days if she could pick out some yarn for me to make her dolly a blanket. How could I say no?
Ravelry to look at everyone else's work. I will talk to everyone soon.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
I have been so busy this week that I didn't even know I had won my first giveaway. I was so surprised when I came home for lunch on Friday and had a message from Deb. She was one of my first followers. I don't know how I missed that I had won, except that I have just gone back to work after 4 months of staying home to recover from a knee replacement. I have been so busy, I don't know how I used to get everything done before. This week I feel like I can't catch up with anything. Yesterday, I admit, I indulged in resting and crochet. I let the house stay messy and ignored all the chores that were yelling at me "come clean me". Last weekend I decided I would make myself another bag. I have a thing for bags. I made about 15 of them this summer. It was too hot to work on blankets and I needed to keep busy. I have gifted most of them and a couple of days ago I gave the rest of them to one of our local churches for a charity sale they are having. I did keep two for myself. The first Lucy bag I made and Pink Striped bag (the one in my side pictures) are mine. I have been intrigued with all the granny square bags I have seen and decided I could make one for myself.
It works up so fast and if I hadn't already sewn 7 rows together on the blanket, I would go with this method. I made the mistake of not practicing first before attempting the method on the blanket. I crocheted a border on the bag, made the handles and lined it with some purple gingham I had leftover from something I made for my daughter and tah dah...
I then used the join as you go method to put it all together. I had attempted this with my One-A-Day project and hated it and pulled it out and am sewing that blanket together. However, I had much better luck this time and like how it all came together.