Month: July 2010

The Hap Blanket

Hap Blanket

I’m finally making the Hap Blanket, by Ysolda Teague.  It’s knitting up super quick, which is good because I need to finish it and gift wrap it by this Saturday.  I hope they like it!!  I find it difficult to pick out colors for other people and, so far the center square is reading a little… mexican poncho-ish.  Not quite what I was going for.  What the photo doesn’t show is that I’ve started the edges and it’s looking much more worthy of a gift now.  I can’t wait to see it all unfolded.  This is one of those projects that stays in a blobby mess until it’s all bound off and allowed to spread out.

I am very pleased with the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn so far.  It’s very soft, and will hopefully be very durable too.  If you read my blog, you’ll know that I’m, admittedly, a bit of a yarn snob.  So, I was a bit skeptical about the acrylic blend of Lion Brand.  But, I figure it will be machine washable which is always a nice feature for a hand-knit gift, just in case the recipient isn’t familiar with the delicate nature of wool and alpaca.  I suppose this would make a nice felted discloth if it was 100% wool and thrown in the washer and dryer though!

After this, I vow to start something for the little girl I’m expecting in November.  I’ve been compiling various patterns… these are on my list of todo’s (ravelry links):

I also really want to design something… but alas, there is so little time in the day.  Hopefully I’ll get around to it very very soon!

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Happy 4th of July!

Waving flag cake for 4th of July

This is my attempt at a waving flag cake.  I saw this on a parenting.com newsletter and had to try it.  I only get this crafty when I’m pregnant. This cake project was kid friendly and much less involved than the sugar cookie phase I went through with my son. 
sugar cookies - from thanksgiving 2006When I was pregnant with him 4 years ago I ended up making these elaborate sugar cookies for Thanksgiving in all kinds of different leaf shapes with gorgeous autumn colors, puprle, forest green, gold, yellow etc.  The funny part is that I bought all these cookie shapes and have yet to make sugar cookies since that first pregnancy!

I’m hoping to get some more work done on the Grammy Monster (picture below).  Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Mommy and Baby Monsters :)

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Here’s how the Mommy and Baby Monster turned out.  I really ended up loving the Zombie BBQ colorway from Lorna’s Laces.
The baby monster is done in Ty-Dy Wool, by Knit One Crochet too. I love how it turned out too.  Here’s a full body shot of the baby monster.  I LOVE these colors!  And they have many other amazing colors too.
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I also picked up a skein that is pale greens and creams, called medow, incase I had to make a boy baby.  But, you might have already deduced, I’m having a GIRL!  So I got to use the cute purples and greens, called blue pansy, for the baby girl monster 🙂  I think I’m going to have to use these skeins for some actual baby clothes now because they are gorgeous – and helllloooooo, they can be machine washed on delicate!

My son loves these monsters.  I started another one that was supposed to be him, but it is turning out too big, so he said it has to be his Grammy.  How cute is that?!