Sunday, October 29, 2006

I went on a crocheting binge and made no less then eight afghans in a variety of colors. It seemed like a good idea at the time????????
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Cupcakes anyone?
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Wide awake little chicken!
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Sleeping Pumpkin
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The Mad Hatter had no time for knitting during the last few days. Halloween Happening at our house on Saturday, it's an annual event, pumpkin hunts, apple ducking (the children like to see the adults making complete fools of themselves), cooking for two dozen and baking up a storm (another favorite pastime). Thought I'd post a picture of the newest family addition in his first Halloween costume (make that costumes).

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

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It's a gloomy Wednesday morning and today is my VERY FIRST DAY of blogging. I started reading a blog by http://theloneknitter, which had been recommended to me by manfeet. I followed her links and I found myself in the world of blogging. I must admit I feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland, I'm completely out of my element. I thought that perhaps I would share a simple knitting project I'm working on for our 2 week old grandson. I've made at least two for each of our first SEVEN grandchildren, which a few of them still drag around. My daughters love the fact that I had chosen a yarn that washes and dries like a dream. I love the pattern because it works up sooooooooo quickly. It's an easy pattern to follow, hope baby blanket knitters enjoy it. Box Blanket: With #11 Needles and double yarn, cast on 82 stitches. Knit 6 rows (saves having to crochet edging). Row 1 Knit 6 stitches then work pattern, k14, p14, k14, p14, k14(pattern ends), k6. Row 2 Knit 6 stitches, then work stitches as they appear, ending with k6. Repeat these 2 rows until 4 inches from the beginning, now reverse the stitches and work Row 1 k6, p14, k14, p14, k14, p14,k6. Row 2 k6, work stitches as they appear until 7 squares in length. Bind off in pattern. I used 4 balls of Plymouth Encore, Knitting Worsted Weight. For this blanket I'm using 2 balls of blue and 2 balls of white. At times I use 4 balls of the same color. I hope I hear from some knitters. I made an attempt to add an image of the blanket, but I think that I'm at the very bottom of the learning curve, bear with me. Now I'm off to bake cupcakes-----------------that's another whole story. Have a peaceful day.