I know I haven't been blogging lately. September is really busy for us. School is in full swing now and there are birthdays all over the calendar this month. I have been crocheting like mad though. I made my Mom's present ( Mom stop reading now because I am going to show your gift at the end). A present for a baby in the nursery at work, she turned one on Friday, and I am also working on a pair of socks that I should get finished today. Then this morning I got up and made a birthday cake for our birthday party today.
Here is the present I made for Thea, she is really cute and one of her first words was kitty. My nursery partner, Ashleigh, and I spent last Sunday celebrating our birthdays (she just had one too) and we found a cute little hoodie that had a kitty on it. We got it for her and we decided I should make her a little kitty to go with it. I forgot to take a photo of the hoodie, but here is the kitty.
I help moderate a group on Ravelry called Everything Zen. We do CAL/KAL projects together. If you are not a crocheter or knitter CALs are crochet alongs and KALs are knit alongs. We choose projects and work on them at the same time. It is a lot of fun and really neat to see how the same pattern can be so different when color and yarn choices are made. One of our members picked out a crochet sock pattern and I am almost done with mine. Here is where I am.
Patons Yarn. The only difference from the pattern is that I am doing an after thought heel. I couldn't quite get it from the pattern and neither could the other person making them. You add the after thought when done with the rest of the sock. A lot easier to figure out I thought. I will show these when done. I think I will try to show how to do the after thought also. I couldn't find what I wanted for a tutorial so I figured it out on my own.
Last but not least, I made a blanket for my Mom. Her birthday was on the 10th. Yes, the present is late. I had another pattern in mind and started it a long time ago. It wasn't coming out at all like I wanted it to, so I frogged it and started this one on the 2nd. I finished on my birthday, the 12th. I think it was the fastest full size blanket I have ever made. Here it is.
Lucy's Neat Ripple and her interlocking color idea. I used Homespun yarn. It is a very warm and very soft blanket. It is also very big. My Mom will definitely be able to wrap herself up in it. It is hot in Texas right now, but she just moved into a new house and winter will come soon enough. I can't wait for it to get to her. Happy Birthday Mom.