Works in Progress and other stuff

The Dancer’s socks made it and they are loved and being worn.

Next is starting to send things home to my girls and all so they have stuff for winter. I have small things that I can send and looking for sweater patterns for the grand babies so they have something warm to wear.

The last baby blanket gift has a goal of July 6th to be delivered. I went with a Corner2Corner as it works up in a short time. I have a second C2C for the hospital premiere unit using up some scrap yarn.

I started on a Kerchief shawl that I found from www.allfreeknitting.com    I have not added the stripes but it is a bit of a challenge. I had been looking for something lightweight and easy to wear. I went back to my love of southwest colors for something different.

I started a scarf from www.verypink.com called, sixes and threes cowl. I chose this because of the provisional cast on and grafting at the end. I am using Kendria’s favorite football colors, brown and orange. I did a headband for her and she wanted a set.

I still have my top down shawl to finish. I ran out of one shade of green but had another darker color that fit well and will keep it going.

Pictures soon

Just Stuff

Projects are going well but I am at a bit of a stand still. I need to get into the yarn box to get sorted and to get moving again.

I have been taking my cue from one of my crochet mates whose blog I follow to only have 3 projects going at once. I have one knit project, one crochet project and something for me. Well, at least I try to do that..(insert giggles here). I am starting to see with help from hubby that is really is OK to keep things for myself. Most of what I do is gifted or donated or I sell but it took turning 50 to see that It really is OK to make time for myself. I do that every Monday afternoon. I work on projects that I chose, that are for myself or for one of the grandbabies.

I love looking for patterns and I find myself in looking for things that are special that I like but I also go back and look at what I have saved and will have the second look at the pattern if I really want to save it and give it a try.

I finally got the yarn box checked out and I am in actually better shape than I realized. Except for the hospital stuff that gets delivered when I have things to take, the top priority is the baby blanket that is a gift that needs to be gone by early July.

I can finally send stuff to the grand babies and to the kids. The finances are finally allowing me to get some long-awaited things out.

Is it to early to start thinking about Christmas presents?

 

Pattern Mad and Random Thoughts

Yes, I have gone pattern mad.

There have been so great patterns out there of late and my saves and Ravelry is growing by the day. On Monday afternoon, I have made it ” Cricket’s Time” , to work on something for me. I have gotten into knitting or  crocheting shawls, cowls and have been looking for sweater patterns. Some I like but are not in my size, thanks to Lion Brand for coming out with sweaters for curvy girls like me, needless to say that I am over the moon to see those. I can not wait to give those a try.

Someone yesterday when I was out at St.Peter’s on welcoming duty, I was able to share about knitting and all. I will do a piece according to pattern, to learn it and iron out any issues and all but if I do the same pattern again, I put my twist on the piece, making it unique. Is it just me, but I think that each piece we design with knitting needles or a crochet hook is different and special. We give it our heart and soul as we work our magic and when we give the gift or are luck enough to sell the piece, we are leaving a bit of ourselves behind. Being silly, I wonder what the pieces would say if they could talk, (insert giggles)

I am also looking at baby blankets, especially for the tiny bubs that need some help getting started in life. Knitting for the Neonatal unit, is hard at times but I get myself in the mindset that, the little piece of me that I am giving makes a difference, it is well worth it. It is one of those deliveries that you won’t find out what has happened once you leave the blanket or vest behind.

I am always on the lookout for new patterns, I have two grandbabies to knit and crochet for. I am always looking at all the clothes patterns and thinking about how I can spoil them. My parents were always making things for my girls and when Alisha had Elizabeth, she ask me to make her things. She wanted me to give her all those wonderful memories and to leave her the legacy that my Mom had left her.

So, Here is the Question — What Legacy are you leaving behind?