Wednesday, August 29, 2012


 How is everyone today? I am glad it is Wednesday and that the weekend is getting closer. I am really looking forward to the holiday weekend. Three days off will be nice. I made these slippers for my friend, Ashleigh. She is the girl I talk about that came back from maternity leave on Monday. She turned 21 last week and I wanted to make her something that she could use and enjoy. She loves purple and we both wear slippers in the nursery in the winter. I had a pattern for some slippers that are made with sock yarn. I got half way through and hated them. I like the yarn, but not with that pattern. So I ditched the pattern and picked out some different yarn. I have lots, lol. Here is what I came up with. I kind of like them.
She put them on as soon as she opened them and wore them the rest of the day. It made me feel good that she liked them so much. She is a special girl and I am so glad she is back at work. Here they are on her feet.

These were super easy. I used a G hook and worsted wt. yarn. To start ch 4 and join with a slip stitch.
Row 1: ch 3 and then 9 dc in circle. Turn. Ch 3 counts as dc here and throughout.
Row 2: ch 3, dc in first dc. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with slip stitch. Turn. (20 dc)
Row 3: ch 3,  2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch. *2dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch* around. Join with slip stitch. Turn. (30 dc)
Row 4-9: dc around. Join with slip stitch at end of each round. When you get to the end of the 9th row, measure. These were 4 inches (10cm) from start to top of row.
Row 10-20: ch3, 27 dc then turn. Don't join at end of rows. You will have two stitches left on toe part. Continue with 28 dc in each row. Measure until slipper is long enough. I used eleven rows.
Row 12: ch 3, dc in next 11 dc. Fasten off leaving about a 10 in. tail for sewing. Row 12 will only be about half as long as the other rows. Sew along side of row 12 attaching to row eleven. This will make more of a heel and not a point at the back of the foot.
I attached flowers at the top of the toe and it was as simple as that. Takes about an hour or so.
Contact me with any questions. Have a great day! Talk to everyone soon. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last Tuesday's Tally of August 2012


 How is everyone today? It is hot here again. Ugh, usually by mid-september we need our sweaters though. Something to look forward to. I got my sixth row finished. I don't have a photo though, my battery is dead and the camera is plugged in right now charging. Here it is up to the fifth row. I took this photo last week. I love how it is turning out. I am aiming for a whole strip of 20 squares per week. That still makes 12 weeks of work left. I would like to finish it before it gets cold though. Who knows, maybe I will devote the next rainy weekend to just the blanket and see what happens. How bad is it that I am already planning my next One-A-Day? I will wait until this is done. Promise.
It will be the one year anniversary of my blog on Sunday. I have a Giveaway planned. I will post more about it later this week. I can't believe it has been a year and how much fun this has all been.
 Carole hosts a link party every Tuesday for her group, One-A-Day, on Ravelry. Go see what pretty things everyone is making. I will talk to everyone tomorrow.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Japanese Flower Scarf


 This is my favorite kind of Sunday. It is raining and I am spending the whole day doing things in the house and with Autumn. I will make a big Sunday meal and I am going to be doing a lot of baking. Tomorrow my friend (that I have missed more than anything) is coming back to work and I am planning lots of baked goodies for everyone. Last week was also a very long week with lots of changes and I think we all need some treats. Muffins and cookies and who knows what else. Lol. I love an excuse to bake and not have tons of baked treats sitting in my house.
 I finished my Japanese Flower Scarf last night and it was done blocking this morning. I love it. When the temperature drops, I am ready.
I tried to take a photo of me wearing it. I will get another shot of it with the jacket I intend to wear it with, my husband can take that photo. Self photography isn't my thing apparently.
With my arm holding the shawl up, I think I look like a tank. Lol. My favorite flower is the teal and green one on the bottom of my shoulder, under the pink and yellow one.  I love it and I am so happy I have finally finished it. I have a little yarn left. I think enough for a hat for a friend of mine. What a soft hat it will make. This yarn is so nice. Debbie Bliss Andes
  My Year Of Projects list is starting to shrink.
1. Sidewalk Shawl- Done
2. Japanese Flower Scarf- Done
3. Multi-Stitch Blanket
4. Mom's Blanket
5. Granny Love Blanket
6. My Cardigan
7. Amiga Cowl
8. Sock Yarn Motif Scarf
9. Sock Yarn slippers
10. One completed knit item
11. Slouchy tote for my college friend.- Done
12. Blanket for Sawyer.
13. Blanket for Wyatt.
14. Blanket for Sarah.
15. Nativity Scene for my SIL.
Three out of 15 are finished. Not too bad.  I am 1/3 of the way through the Granny Love Blanket. I am finishing Mom's Blanket this week. Her birthday is in 3 weeks. And I am going to make the slippers today, I think. I may have too many things planned today. Ha ha. If I can get that Multi-Stitch Blanket done by the holidays, I will be super happy. Actually, I plan on getting all of this done by Christmas. Then I will have to make another list for the second half of the Year Of Projects. Not a problem. I will talk to everyone soon. Have a great Sunday.