Friday, August 31, 2007

Well..... the needle work hasn't been going the best.

I frogged the baby blanket and tried it again. I didn't like the way it was laying so I bagged it. I'll find something else to do with the 64 squares that I had done.

Next, I decided that I would crochet some pot holders out of thread. I soon discovered that there was a problem with the pattern. I bagged it until a later date. Some time when I have the time to set and figure it all out.

Then I started knitting a purse. I got 13 rows finished and it was only 3 inches long. (I guess I knit tight.) Anyway.... I frogged it and did it over again with a looser stitch. When I got one side done I realized that it was way to small for my liking. Needless to say the purse got put in a sack to go down to the basement. I know that someday I'll pick it up again. The pattern is just too cute to let go.

Some days it just doesn't pay to pick up a hook or needles.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I got a start on the crocheted baby blanket. I'm not so sure that I will be using it for the fair. I'm not crazy about the way that it lays. I'll give it some more time and see what it does.

I did manage to find 2 patterns that I have been looking for. One is a knitted poncho and the other is a knitted wrap. I have the yarn for the wrap but can't find where I put is. I just need to get the yarn and the pattern together at the same time. (This isn't as easy as it sounds.)

I need to get the yarn for the poncho. I figure that I can knit it this fall. I'm thinking about using Home Spun.

I have 2 other patterns that I can't find. I know that these would be 'Show Stoppers' to enter in the fair.

Some days getting organized is challenging.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I finished crocheting a table runner for next years fair. It is the Lacy Table Runer. I have been looking at this pattern for some time. I really like how it turned out. It needs to be blocked but I'll wait to do that.

I wanted to make it 4 squares by 6 squares but I ran low on the Mint Green. I didn't want to go out and buy more thread so I made do with what I had. If I make it again I think tht I would use a thicker thread.

Right now I am not for sure what I want to start on next. It is too hot to be working with yarn.

We had Kool-Aid Days here this last weekend. It was so hot outside that the kids were getting sick. In the evening there was a concert with Judy Collins and then they had fireworks.

This is 5 of my grandchildren. We take pictures with the Kool-Aid Man every year. I just wonder how many times he had his picture snapped over the 4 days?

Sunday, August 5, 2007

I got a doily finished for next years fair. I just need to block it and I'll do that closer to the fair time.

The pattern that I used is called Vintage Rose and it can be found at I changed the colors of the doily and really like how it came out.

I'm not sure what I want to do next. I did find a few table runners and a tablecloth that I liked. I just know that I don't want to work with yarn right now. It is way too hot and our air isn't working.

I still am searching for some yarn that got swallowed up in the unknown area of my craft basement. I have yarn for a knitted wrap and two purses to crochet. I keep holding onto hope that I will see them again someday.