Sunday, May 8, 2016

YOP Week #45

Week #45 of 52!  It's hard to believe this YOP year is almost over with but what fun to plan the next one!  I was "on the road" a lot this week so I didn't get too much done but...........I finished my 2nd sock.........(I know some of you saw this the other day...sorry for the repeat)
I also cast on my 2nd Canadiana yarn Hudson Bay sock but since this picture was taken I  have frogged it....I just don't feel like doing another sock right now.  I need another knitting project in between.  I wanted to do my first sweater and I have the yarn but I couldn't find my circular needle in the size that I need. I'll either need to order one or pray it will turn up before I do. 

So, of course I ran across a free blanket pattern that I happened to have all the materials for so I started a new project but it's crochet not knitting and I really want to do some knitting.  But for now at least it keeps my hands busy.
It is The Maybelle Baby Blanket over at My Rose Valley
These are the colors in Stylecraft Special DK and she uses a cotton yarn but I am substituting this acrylic and the hook size I am using is F.  I tried a larger but it didn't turn out like hers so I went down in size until the flower looked compatible.
The 2 yarns at the top are the joining and border and for some reason I put the wrong pink yarn in the picture as you will be able to tell.  You make 5 flowers of each of 6 colors for a total of 30 flowers but of course you could make a bigger blanket if you wanted to and you could make the flowers each unique or whatever colors you wanted to use.  I really need to place a yarn order soon!
5 pink flowers done....25 more to go but they are fun and easy and I am able to watch podcasts while making them!
I also FINALLY blocked my Happy Hooky pillow cover and there is a bad mistake on the front that even blocking won't fix but I will hide it within the seam.  My problem is that I don't think there is a pillow form that size so I may have to make one myself which is sort of the reason I put off blocking it.  Instead of using plain water to wet it down with, I used Mary Ellen's Best Press in the lavender scent.  If it doesn't look good at least it will smell good! LOL! 
 That is some serious "pooling" on the back!
 I also have not auditioned any buttons yet for the closure.  For me, the "finishing touches" take longer than the initial project.
We are celebrating Mother's Day here in the U.S. so I bought myself some chips and dip and some butter pecan ice cream. (Holidays are a free zone where I get to eat whatever I want regardless) (I made up that rule myself because if the doc thinks I am going to give up ice cream and cheese and all dairy products from now until I die well then they might as well take me now! LOL!  So this is how I compromise.   Although I haven't told the doc yet but my tests are all good so what he doesn't know won't hurt him)  I will have the ice cream after supper with the cherry dump cake I'm making and then there's that yarn order!  Yes, Happy Mother's Day to all and you know who you are!
Happy Trails!

9 comments:

  1. I agree, the finishing touches do take longer than the actual making of the item. Glad your sock is done, sorry to hear another sock is not in the making right now. But a crochet item is good too and usually much quicker than a knit one.

    Enjoy your holiday eating!

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  2. I agree, the finishing touches do take longer than the actual making of the item. Glad your sock is done, sorry to hear another sock is not in the making right now. But a crochet item is good too and usually much quicker than a knit one.

    Enjoy your holiday eating!

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  3. Happy Mama's Day, Sandra. Each project looks great. The crocheted intarsia is fun and makes me smile every time you flash it. How fun it must have been to hook up those little flowers.

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  4. Oooh, that Maybelle Baby Blanket is going to be so pretty! It will be a garden with all those flowers. :) I hear ya on the finishing touches taking as long (or longer) that the crocheting of a project takes. The pillow is so fun, though. I hope you are able to finish it soon so you can enjoy using it.

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  5. I like the colors you've chosen for your Maybelle blanket. It's pretty popular in yarny circles right now isn't it? Your socks are great. Knock your socks off, great!! I think your pillow is really cute. I've never made my own pillow form...how is it done? Make a pouch, fill it with fiberfill and sew shut??? I'm glad you've had a good day with lots of goodies to eat. We had a great one. I got to talk to all of the children and grandchildren and it doesn't get better than that!
    Blessings
    Betsy

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  6. I love all of the colors of yarn you are using and those pretty pink flowers. And yes...we need to eat our favorite foods from time to time. I had a big juicy cheeseburger and part of a Klondike bar (sugar free but it was still yummy!) Enjoy your week. I talked to my family in AR yesterday and everyone is very tired of the rain. Hope the sun shines this week! Hugs!

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  7. Oh a yarn order! I'm looking forward to seeing your choices. Love the cushion cover and the socks are fabulous - what was the yarn you used?

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  8. Oh a yarn order! I'm looking forward to seeing your choices. Love the cushion cover and the socks are fabulous - what was the yarn you used?

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  9. Happy Mother's Day a day late, our Internet is spotty at best. Love those yarn colors! :)

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