Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Baby Blanket Bliss

After working with size 1 needles doing socks, it was a nice change of pace to begin this project. This is the beginnings of a baby blanket for my best friend, Lori. She will be having her third child, a boy, in July. It is being worked up with a combination of Lion Brand Baby Soft and Microspun Yarns. The colors are very nice and not your typical baby colors. Although it's a simple pattern, the texture is very soft. I can just imagine her new baby snuggling up in this. The more I knit this pattern, the more I want to make another one for a coworker and his wife. They're having a girl, so I'll use more reds and pinks, although I still haven't made up my mind yet. Lion Brand yarn has the nicest patterns from the beginner to experienced. You can always find new free patterns to make up something for that special gift, or something for you. You should definately go to and register for free patterns and their newsletter. I look forward to it every week.
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Monday, April 9, 2007

My Stash Overfloweth

It just keeps growing and growing. Although it doesn't rival some other stashes I've heard about, it certainly has the potential to grow. I'm sure that this will be twice the size soon. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 7, 2007

No Wool for You

Looks like my husband has enlisted the help of my cat, Sam, to keep me on my "yarn diet." Maybe a few cat treats and a picture of the lovely pet bed will entice her to let me get online.
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What Keeps Me Away from Knitting

When you work in my field, you are required to earn 24 continuing education credits in order to keep your license.

This class is self study and the book contains almost 700 pages. I have to complete the class before June 30, 2007.

It is going to be very helpful for my work, but right now it is keeping my from what I love to do most.