We are going to buy a digital camera soon so I can add some pics to this! Since I've joined Secret Pal 8 my secret pal will be able to see some pics of what I'm making!
Here is a quick pic just to test it out....my cutie niece!
I've went a bit crazy lately! I've purchased several pattern books etc and YARN! That is what happens when you imerse yourself in knitting podcasts and blogs!!! I've waited along time to buy Lucinda Day's "Designs for kids". It is Wonderful! I found the baby blanket to make my new nephew-to-be and ordered the yarn last night. Of course they don't have the main colour I need, so I have to wait...I hope I can get it done by August! (Well, I'm still working Tobin's, another new nephew, who was just born last month. Will get that one done soon!)
I also purchased Stephanie Pearl-McPhee book "At Knit's End". It is hits the right note for what I need! I can't wait to get her "Yarn Rules" book.
I recieved by patterns from Threadteds also! Berta Hesen-Minten from the Netherlands has made these wonderful patterns for tiny crochet bears. Now I have a weekness for cute bears. I wouldn't let my self have them when I was younger...but when I turned 30 I decided I deserved a few bears!!! I'm going to make these as presents I think. They are adorable and I can't wait to get started on them! The website is www.threadteds.com.
I'm still ripping out Toby's blanket. I decided that if it is good enough for Brenda of Cast-On to rip out and redo..then I should. One of the squares was about 10 rows short...so I really had to or I wouldn't get it sewn together right. It was kind of a stupid decision for me anyway, I could have done all 3 rows together, but I decided to do them seperate because it is easier on my hands to not have so much weight on them. But now I have all the seaming to do...plus it won't look as nice on the back. I don't want to make it too heavy either. I thought about crocheting them together...and I might try it and see what I think. It just adds some decoration to it and I thought I would crochet around the outside border also. I test it out and see what I think.
Going to Wales for the weekend. I'm soooo looking forward to seeing lots of lovely baby lambs!