Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mid month update

Walaaaa...it's all done.  I do love the colors of this and it's super soft and snuggly and perfect size for a car blanket.  The girl is quite pleased as well.
hard to photograph with animals around
I had to fold it up because the dogs kept walking across it while I was trying to straighten it properly and get a good picture.  Colors are truer in the above photo.  Now that's off my hook I shall have to find a new project!

Surprise mail day!  Brooke sent me a present, I do love getting surprises in the mail! 

oh yeah!
So since I finished up the Spectrum blanket, having nothing really pressing to work on, I looked through my wips.  My Water Lily blanket has been sitting around for ages, so I grabbed the basket and sat myself down to see about finishing up the green round on the balance of the flowers.  

such a delightful basket of things!
Kid sat next to me while I worked on the squares.  I had bunny garland up for Easter but while cleaning the house I figured it was time to change it out.  Since there are no holidays upon us right now, I went with simple flowers in red and turquoise attached to a white chain.  I realized I have no other photos of the garland other then this when I saw this picture.  I will have to get something a smidge closer! 

plopped next to me
My new hobby....succulents!  I love them and when visiting up North, my son has an odd little plant he showed me called Living Stone.  I decided to look for one of my own and went to Lowe's and Home Depot.  Didn't find it but came home with all these guys!  I am having so much fun with these plants.  I have a Jade plant that I have had forever out on my balcony and decided it was time to do something with it since it's just a leggy mess.  I took cuttings from it and from 2 other plants I've had for awhile and have them resting up before repotting them as well.  

3 repotted, 2 waiting to be repotted
waiting for them to callous
So plants and crochet!  I love my hobbies!  My Sister is in the process of moving and gave me 2 big plastic bins of yarn, yes more yarn sorting for me.  Good thing I have a new grandchild on the way!  Managed between the plantings and reading to get the green done on all the rest of the flowers.  On to the blue!

all the green done
One last photo to show off the grow out progress of my grey.  I am pretty darn pleased with it (most of the time) and really love how it sparkles in the sunshine!

coming along nicely
I think that about wraps up for now, I have many other things going on right now so there will be another update fairly soon...hopefully less scattered about.  I'm going up North this weekend for a gender reveal party to found out what color blankets I can start making!

Listening to:  Bittersweet by Apocalyptica

Monday, April 06, 2015

April is here

I did a bit of this and that, but mostly worked on the Spectrum blanket.  I made bunnies as well...lots of bunnies.  Some for a garland to display over the fireplace and some for Katlyn to wear in her hair.
A few bunnies
Katlyn requested a Tri-Force, so I made an attempt.  
A Tri-Force for the hair
Since she likes to wear things in her hair, I thought I try my hand at other nerdy things.  I did a Master Sword...well more like "based" on, but it's still a sword.  
Now I hang out on Pinterest and find things all kinds of crochet things that I must make!  Well ok...usually I like seeing color combos that people put together,  I saw this gorgeous granny blanket done in different shades of green and thought it was a great idea for a gender neutral baby blanket.  My Sister says "I have tons of green yarn, come over and grab it."  I pop over to her house and we are out in the garage and she's tossing skeins of yarn me.  She decided I needed to take all kinds of yarns.  I walked out of there with 2 very full grocery bags :)
I set about sorting them into my proper color bins, which of course requires help from the dogs and a cat.  

Max over seeing it, Kid just kicking it and Stein right in the middle of it!
So a bit of stripe progress.  This blanket is very nice to work on.  Easy enough that I can read or watch TV without missing a stitch.  Of course it is Simply Soft yarn which does have a tendency to split more often then I care for, but overall it's a nice yarn and it is soft.

up to yellow stripes now
Had a very quiet and relaxing week, there was wine and yarn...always a great combo!   
Crochet and Wine
 My favorite thing about the weekends are the mornings.  After our early morning walk, the dogs and I get back in bed and snuggle in.  I read or fiddle about on my iPad and they of course sleep...good times!
Kid snuggled in
I have more stripe progress as well, I am excited to be so close to the end of this blanket.  Red will be the last color and while I don't have any pictures of it, I have actually started on the red stripes.  
only 1 color to go
Easter was yesterday and we hung out at my Sister's with a bit of wine and chocolate.

And just because it was on my lap and looking lovely I have another stripe blanket photo. 

close up in the evening
That's it for now.  I'm sure I will have more soon, since the Spectrum blanket is nearly done.  I also need to update my fireplace garland, maybe some bees...hmmm.

Listening to: I'm No Angel by Gregg Allman