Sunday, May 4, 2014

What a week this has been.........

I am feeling and doing better today but this week was something else.....I won't bore you with the details as I have "moved on" and things are looking bright on the horizon. 
I messed up my sock right as I was starting the heel flap but all is well as yesterday I went to my favorite LYS and she showed me how to fix it.  I learned how to make a  "life line" and it and she "saved the day"!  I'm back on track and got half the heel flap done last evening. Maybe my days of "starting over" are done...I hope.  I received a few other tips too which is so great as I have been floundering solo for awhile now and some of this stuff just isn't in any books I've read.
The afghan for my daughter and her family is on the rocks and I have decided to chose another pattern which I am familiar with and which I think I can comfortably and successfully use the "yarn from hell".
 I did start an amigurumi project which is going very well.  If I'd known it was all single crochet I would have tried it ages ago.  I am using cotton yarn though and it is hard on my fingers but the pattern recommended it.  I have since seen many people using acrylics.  Any suggestions as to what is the best yarn to use?  I don't care for this red but it's what I have at the moment so I'll go with it.  It's going to be a little bunny.  I know, Easter is over but this is for me and I have a "thing" for rabbits....inside, not in my garden though. LOL!
 My yarn didn't come in yet for my KAL with the LYS group but this week for sure.....meanwhile I started this YOP blanket that I was learning cables for....remember?  I got so caught up in the cable scarf I almost forgot what I was learning them for.  So, I think all of these are on my YOP list for this year...I hope.  I have started my list for our new year come July and I am going to have to pare it down considerably and then some.  I have things I haven't finished from Year 2 when I started!  But now that I have a LYS I am thinking I will be able to stay on task with projects as I won't get stuck since I have so many knowledgeable people I am rubbing elbows with.  Yesterday, there was a bunch of sock knitters there and there are crocheters too.  I forgot to take my camera but next time hopefully I will remember.
I have to save my #8 circulars for my KAL so I had to use these old aluminum ones.  I need to get another #8 circular.  Now I understand why people have multiples of the same you can start more projects!  Duh!
 This is a baby bee blanket that I got as a kit from Knit Picks last year before I knew how to do cables.

I've been working on this Dottie Angel blanket  (it's a great t.v. watching project) and I have all the colored squares done except for 4 in 2 other colors and then the white or cream for in between them.

It's great for using up scraps and/or stash.  But I think the yellow might be a little too bright for my tastes and also I did cream squares but now I think I like white better.
I have to go dig some more in my stash and come up with some more colors and now crochet some white squares since I may not use the cream colored ones.  I have about 4 pattern books I am ordering that I have wanted for awhile now and need to utilize for YOP 1415.  I love the planning part and this year I will have all my supplies ready for when we start.
Happy Trails!