Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Well, actually I did need one.
I finished the doll sweater for Lil' Farm Gal, (project 9) and so I decided to cast on the size 11/12 for Lil' Farm Gal herself. In spite of the off-white baby blankie (more on that later) still in progress, I needed something that is less of a dirt magnet than the off-white for when I am going on a road trip with Hubby.
Monday, April 7, 2014
I like baby knitting. The Pink Blankie was delivered and admired.
I started the sweater vest for another baby coming to one of the lecturers at Bible study. Again, this one will have several older siblings. It's nice to have something new for the younger children. The vest off the needles. It still wants a soak and blocking, ends hidden and two buttons added.
It went so quickly that I decided to make a nearly matching blankie. Different brand of yarn, but the off white color is almost the same. I'm winging this pattern as well. It is a plain square, center out. And I'll add a simple lace edging, and perhaps stripes.
It's is garter stitch, knit a round and increase at each corner, and purl a round. I may add some pink stripes, with yarn left from the Pink Blankie. Or I may buy something for stripes and lace to match the buttons on the sweater. I found some purple ceramic ones in the button stash that I really like.
I will definitely be blocking all of these, even if they are acrylic.
Then I'm going back to wool. Or at least a blend.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
But, NOTHING. My favorite plus size store had closed.
Huh. I didn't think it had been that long since I was in that area. A quick trip around another shop reminded me that their clothes are funky and expensive. Neither attribute was what I was looking for.
Not even Meijers had a top in my size. Drats.
I hate it when I want to spend money and there is nothing to buy. I mean, I couldn't even find anything I wanted in the craft store. And I don't know when is the last time that happened.
So, I went to the Christian book store and bought a study Bible, in the translation we use at Community Bible Study, the English Stand Version.
Educational and useful, even if I can't wear it.
Monday, March 31, 2014
With the wild winter that is finally starting to end, Spin Guild hasn't met all year. Partly that was because we had decided to meet monthly instead of weekly. And I knew I couldn't afford weekly trips on my reduced gas budget. (I've become a hermit, remember?)
So when Evelyn proposed an impromptu spinning and potluck at her house, we were all game.
Sure the dirt road and mud drive were challenging for my poor little car but a great time was had by all. We ate, talked up a storm and our time was gone before we knew it.
And I made it back to pavement nearly intact.
I can hardly wait for our next meeting.