Friday, February 24, 2012

Sampler Aghan Project

I've decided after many years of procrastinating to knit an afghan for my queen size bed. I went over many pattern ideas in my head, from one piece ripples to log cabin. In the end I've decided on doing a variation of the LionBrand Sampler Throw. I had to modify it to get it to the right size so it meant adding extra rows and squares. The plan is an 7 x 8 afghan of 9"inch squares.

Today I'm on square #6, it's going really smoothly so far. I decided on Red Heart Soft. The yarn is quite soft and remarkably nice for acrylic and the price was right! I got them on sale at Michaels 2/$7 - 50% off.

So far I have 6 of the eight patterns selected for the squares:
Basketweave
Seed
Single Chevron
Trinity
Garter
Harris Tweed


The colours
Trinity Stitch
I want to have a variety of textures along with colours. I'm not overly stoked about seaming it up, but I think the end result will be worth it. Here is a picture of the progress of my Trinity Square in Teal and a picture of the colours of yarn I selected(there is a huge bag of the rest in my closet...lol).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I made my DH one of his favorite treats, Red Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream icing. I got the tiny little heart shakers from Michael's, it gives them that special Valentine's touch.
I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

My Ravelversary

I was just updating my Ravelry with some new projects and I realized that today is my Four year anniversary of being a member. As I look back at my projects I see a lot of growth, things I never thought I'd knit from sweaters to Christmas stockings. It has also drawn my sister and I closer together as we discovered new projects and did a few KAL's! I couldn't imagine not having Ravelry, it's such a great site. I love that I can search by the yarn I have and see what people have done with it and seeing different yarn ideas for projects.

It's been a memorable four years, I wonder what I will learn in the next four years!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Time for Tea

 So I've been on a 'Tea Cozy' kick. I decided to embellish them with crochet/knit flowers rather than the usual pom pom. I got the idea because I simply do not make good pom pom's or fringe! Thankfully I really dislike both, so I don't ever feel the need to make them.

I just finished another scarf, a prayer shawl is on the needles and I'm about to cast on for a California Poppy Tea Cozy next.

I decided these cozies were too special for acrylic so I ordered a bunch of Cascade 220 from www.wool-tyme.com, and I've got enough to make another six cozies!

This is the pleated tea cozy pattern from Patons, in case yo u are interested.