Friday, August 31, 2007

Long time no see

Let's see, since I last blogged I went on a trip to LA with my niece, Becky. We went and saw the play Zanna Don't and it was even better than we expected it to be. The next day we went to the Santa Monica Beach and we both ended up sunburned but had a great time anyways. They also have a Harry Potter store that we went to and loved. My neice got a little tank top and on the front it says "I solemly swear I am up to no good" and the back says "Mischief managed".

I also got some new yarn from Sock Pixie in Lavender Garden, Raspberry Cheesecake and Royal. They are even prettier than I imagined they would be. I also got a skein of Lunasea from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I need to finish my daughter's blanket of which I only have 18 more squares to go and then I can start knitting more on my socks and actually finish one whole pair. My friend Mindy is way ahead of me on finished socks and I need to attempt to keep up.

Monday, August 13, 2007


Let's see if this works. I am posting pictures of all of the Heartmade Blessings comfortghans I have assembled to date.

This first one is for a lady who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

This second one was for a lady who lost her husband.

This is the third one I assembled (EDIT: have to post it later, had the wrong one), was for a mother who lost her second son in less than a year.

This is my fourth one and it was very special to me. Sandy, one of our crochet group members, requested a comfortghan for her sister-in-law, Karen, because she lost her father. Karen's favorite colors are blues, tans and turquoise. So I decided to make the ghan in blues and then edge it in turquoise.

This is the last one I did so far. This one is for HMB's Operation Purple Heart ("OPH") where we send ghans to the immediate family of soldiers lost in action. I really loved doing this one. My grandson has decided that he likes the one with the stars on it so he wants a whole blanket of stars.

Now that I have this whole picture thing figured out (I hope) there will be more pics coming soon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

MS3 progress

Some of you might be saying..."No way" and some of you will be sure that I am knitting it in some shade of blue. Well, I am making progress (very small amount so far cause I forgot my knitting at home yesterday) and yes, it is in a shade of blue. However, the beads are not blue they are a very sparkly (mmmm, sparkle) white/silver that will pop out when the sun catches them as I am wearing my first knitted lace project (sometime in the year 2008?).

Progress on my second sock (first pair) is going good. I will be turning the heal soon. Woot! On the other hand, progress on my second pair of socks (butterfly lace) went backwards. So far backwards that they no longer exist. I realized that they were going to be too big and so had to frog them completely.

I finally got some pictures downloaded on my computer and will post pics of my HMB comfortghans either tonight or tomorrow (I am thinking I can figure the picture posting out, wish me luck).