It's been a whole week since I've last posted, it's been very busy in our little neck of woods. What with the yard work....entertaining a friend from Mass., more yard work, Gracie days, it goes on and on.
The confession? I have never, ever knit a blankie square, ever. I made these for Julie's Comfort Blanket for her friend Betty. Since they're the first ones I've ever made...I decided to make two and hopefully at least one and at best both will pass 'muster' and make it into the blanket.
This one is knit with Classic Elite Beatrice. I found the ball in the discount bin and loved the colours. Brings to my mind woodland violets. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this yarn in this colourway, it's impossibly soft and lovely to knit with. I would love to have a cardi's worth of it in my stash, but sadly I don't. I may have to check around and see if I can find some.
This one is knit with Ultra Alpaca so we know how soft it is. No, it's NOT a 'warshrag' but I do love that pattern and I think it makes a lovely square,eh?
They've both been bathed and blocked and will get to the post this morning. I'd also like to thank the good people who responded to my last post and joined in on the project.. Amy (here in Tulsa), Dana and Dianne (Virginia), Charity (Canada), Marianne (UK) and Jason (California). Big Thank You! and Thank You, Julie, for giving me this opportunity to spread the love in a knitterly fashion. (if I've missed anyone, please sing out in the comments)
I did finish Mom's socks,
and YES, they are a bit big on my feet, her feet are a bit larger than mine but they fit her perfectly and she's beyond happy with them. These are knit with Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino Dream, colour is Seashell. It's a very nice and substantial fingering weight, and very much a dream to knit with but.....after I bathed them and lay them out to dry...upon drying? mercy, this yarn is divine...again with the incredible softness, and it's silky soft. I will keep my eye out for more of this I'm thinking perhaps I should have a pair of socks made with it. I got it in the great yarn trade out with the wonderful anniversary gift from Bobby.
After I finished mowing and trimming our yard on Monday the maple trees decided to take that opportunity to throw down a couple million seeds (I do love those helicopters!) Here's what it looked like.
It HAD been solid green for all of 5, maybe 10 minutes.
Wednesday was spent at my Mom's, cleaning, raking, mowing, repeat 10 times....we're talking nearly 6 hours of decent hard work. There's more to do, the lot in back which we all refer to as the 'north 40' needs some serious weed wacking, Aardron has offered to help out, possibly this afternoon depending on how his day goes.
Bleeding Heart in the back yard. I dearly love these plants.
My favourite little old fella,
he's been with me for a long time, and hey, he's got quite a few divots on his forehead, and I really do try and keep him in the shade...... I've watched the squirrels play with him, do little dances on his head, I kid you not, and I never have a camera in hand when any of that is going on.
I can't remember what else I may have written about so until next time....
Happy Knitting to all and continue to make.good.time.