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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Drum Roll Please!

Well, with the help of my wonderful Hubby, I have photos of 2 finished objects! First we have the Psychedelic crocheted Ripple Afgan. I found this when we were cleaning out the shed. It was only about 1/4 of the way done, and the ....gasp.... acrylic yarn is all gone, but if you turn it sideways, it will make a great Kid's blanket. (since Lilee can't read yet, I guess it is safe to mention that it will be a gift for her!)

The first photo may make you dizzy..... so I asked the hubby to take another one! He is such a good sport, even if he did lay my pretty pretty blanket on his yucky bug laden truck!

My Second finished object is this Log Cabin Blanket, inspired by the wonderful Mason Dixon Knitting book. Their Blog is one of my "everyday" reads!

The difference in color in the two photos is amazing! The true color are somewhere inbetween, but leaning more toward the second photo!

I guess I am not selling enough Real Estate to satisfy Michael, because he has so kindly placed one of my sign riders in the second photo! So, if you need to buy a house, or land, now you know where to find me!

It wasn't quite wide enough and I didn't want to do more squares, so I did 3 rows of garter stitch on each side of the squares and then 5 rows of various colors from the blanket and the 3 more row of black. Then I just picked random colors and did mitered squares in the corners! Seeing it laid out like this, makes it look much prettier than I thought it was this morning!

I also have some dishcloths and other various small items almost done and I will share these soon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good Intentions

I really do have good intentions! I was planning to update this blog every day and I am failing miserably. I do have a pretty good excuse. My Dad is under hopsice care, he has been for 3 years and they are great! But it is time for him to have more help, and we are in the process of moving him into an adult fostercare. It is a very nice one, very homey and he will have his own room and a livingroom with a big screen tv and they have a big deck for him to sit in the sun on. I think he will be very happy there. He will be close to us and I will not have to worry about him being alone so much.

The process is taking a lot of time and stress, so that is my excuse for not updating my etsy page and my blog. But I am knitting and will take some photos this week to share!

So my good inentions are still intact and are here to stay.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ravelry Rocks!

I have been busy getting my Ravelry page started! I really didn't realize how big my sock yarn stash is! This was only one small container! But it has been fun and it is giving me some incentive to get my stash together.

On a different note, Today is/would be my Moms 67th birthday. She has been gone for 9 years and it is hard to believe that it has been that long. She was a great Mom who worked hard to take care of us and loved us a lot. We had finally come to that point in our relationship where we were "friends" and not just Mother and Daughter. She was a great grandma to my son Josh and my niece Tori. It makes me sad that she never got to meet her Great Granddaughter Lilee. But I know that she is watching over us and still taking care of Happy Birthday Mom! I love you and miss you so!

I am still working on photos and sorting for ravelry and for Etsy. I hope to have some of my handspun and rovings up there soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Web Page.....What Web Page?

Well......long time no see! I guess I didn't realize just how fast time passes! This is like a new start. I have been reading several blogs in the last several months and I am amazed at how they manage to post every single day! I keep thinking I wish I was that talented and disciplined.

Then I checked my email this morning and got just the inspiration that I need. It was an invite to Ravelry!!! So, I am in the process of getting set up there and I am going to attempt to be a better blogger and keep this updated.

So in that spirit, here is a more recent photo of my most loved knitting model......

We got to spend a week together this summer and we went camping at Howard Prairie. We had a blast! This is my favorite photo of Silly Lilee wearing a sweater I knit her last Christmas.

I have the most fun knitting for her. I think she must like it too, because everytime she sees me knitting, she asks what I am knitting for her! and she is usally right!

I recently found my oldest UFO, a ripple blanket in rainbow colors and it is big enough as it is for a 4 year old, so that will be 1 christmas present down!

I do have several things in the works and I will share photos soon!

My user name on Raverly is Lileesgram! I hope to be up and running on there soon and to be sharing the sock yarn I have been dying and I hope to see everyone there soon!