Monday, March 27, 2006

color bar insanity

My yarn arrived last Tuesday evening and after taking a short break to crochet up some star-shaped coasters for a craftster swap, I dove right into making the 140 sqaures required for the Color Bar Blanket from the Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.

As of this morning, I've completed 18 squares. I have a lot to go, but I'm optimistic and they work up really quickly.

At left, a picture of the squares thus far.

Maybe meeting Debbie Stoller on Wednesday will inspire me to crochet even faster. :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

hey mr. postman

Or UPS man rather...

My yarn for the Color Bar blanket from the Happy Hooker arrives today! I'm excited to start it.

I'm more excited to bring what I have done of it by next Wednesday with me when I go meet Debbie Stoller!!!! She's going to be in Tampa for a book signing and some of the NYGK chicks are heading her way. I can't wait.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


More finished crochet projects. Each only took me a couple of hours. Hours!! Its crochet-mazing!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Another swap success

Here is a photo of a little outfit I made for a recent Baby/Kid Swap for craftster. I think it turned out darling. :)

Modeled by the recipient, Elora, who has that whole runway pout thing down.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ta da...

In just under 2 weeks, one completed baby star blanket.

a renewed me

I am renewing my commitment to keeping this blog up-to-date. Its not like I don't knit everyday in some capacity, why not take 5 minutes and tell others about it.

The main reason for the longish hiatus is I am now currently 5.5 months pregnant and that takes away a lot of your energy. Especially when you still have an active 3-year-old to entertain. That being said, no more excuses. On to the update.

I learned to crochet!!!

I was convinced that I was crochetarted and would never master it, but then I found this amazing pattern that I NEEDED. And with the patient help of one Miss Adrienne Magnificent at SnB two weeks ago, I mastered it. Or at least I mastered this pattern. The blanket needs one more round and then its off to new baby Amber. :)

I bombed out on the Knitting Olympics. Not quite my finest hour. I didn't even get 20% of my project finished. Please note aforementioned sleepiness as my excuse. I did however start Knitty's Tasha bag which I've wanted to knit since I learned to knit and that's something. Its hard to admit that I have more in common with Bode Miller than Sasha Cohen.

So currently on the old needles I have Amber's blanket, Tasha bag and other stuff I'm not really working on. When I finish Amber's blanket (should be later today) I'm going to start another one, just to make sure I can.

I'll post photos of the finished blankie soon.