Sunday, November 27, 2016

YOP Week #22

 I have a finish!!!!  Don't faint!   But in all fairness, I do work on some big projects....the Giant Granny Square blanket is finished!  Ta Da!
 This is the best I can do for a picture as you can see Miss Peeps has already claimed it and I must admit I used it last night as it is getting cold down here! Brrr....and it's a damp cold which goes right through you. 
 As you can see it is folded in half in the picture so it is pretty large.
 She was literally sitting there with her eyes closed.....I think we're all in hibernation mode around here.
The edging is 4 rows and I had to concentrate on it but I really like how it turned really takes the blanket "up a notch" as Emeril would say.  I will be putting a border on all my blankets from now on.
Santa's Workshop is in full swing now...........a giraffe body is finished and starting on the head.........
The bright yellow is the true color although I like the pale yellow in the photo but kids like bright colors so there you go..........
I am using Susan B. Anderson's pattern from her book and Craftsy Class.....The Not So Tiny Giraffe.
I am using acrylic I had on hand and that yarn does not stretch!  Plus, it makes my hands sore after working with it for awhile but I must forge ahead!  It's soft but doesn't have much give.
Here's the one I made for Sam last year...........

This one's for Grayson and now Uriah wants one too so I have my work cut out for me!

I was keeping up with my Cozy Memory blanket until Santa's Workshop it's on hold until after Christmas.
I did have an acquisition last week but haven't done anything with it yet...........some of you saw it in a previous post.  I want to make a crocheted linen stitch scarf or scarves like Becki made and showed in her post a few weeks ago.  LOVE that scarf but I need to know how you combined those 2 yarns, Becki?  Did you use 2 throughout or just one at a time but switched?  I may have to order the Red Heart as I loved yours in those colors so much!  These yarns below are Lion's Brand and not sure which to combine. 
Are you making presents this year and if so what?  The Knitting Pipeline Ravelry Group has several years worth of threads on Handmade gifts and it's not all knitting or handwork, some are crafts and soap and all kinds of things.  You should check it out as there are some really cool ideas and gifts on that thread.   

 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate it and got there safely and back home again!
Happy Trails!


  1. Congrats on finishing the blanket! It's beautiful. Love the edging on it. Such cute projects. You are going to be making some people very happy at Christmas :)

  2. Sam, it was a delight to see you address me in your blog post this week. In order for this comment not to be ridiculously long, I'm going to e-mail you with my lengthy reply, but I'll give you a short answer here.

    The short answer is: It depends.

    The less short answer is: When using worsted weight (Red Heart Unforgettable) for my linen stitch scarves, I used single-stranded yarn, but when using fingering weight yarn (Loops and Threads Woolike), I double-stranded the yarn. The RH Unforgettable that I used is similar to the LB Landscapes yarn you have pictured above (loosely spun roving yarn with long stripes). I've never used LB Landscapes yarn, but the RH Unforgettable is a super soft acrylic - softer even, after it's worked up. I imagine the LB Landscapes will make beautiful scarves.

    Okay, now the really long answer I'm e-mailing you. :)

    1. I don't see a way to e-mail you from here, so I've messaged you on Ravelry. See you there, friend. :)

  3. YAY on that finish! How good that must feel. Your grandsons are going to love their giraffes.

  4. Wonderful projects with wool and Miss Peeps is adorable

  5. Did you see me? I did a happy dance around my entire house for your FO. It's beautiful and ao is Miss Peeps. The giraffe is going to be adorable, just like last years. Looking forward to seeing your scarf.

  6. the edging on that blanket is gorgeous! And that giraffe???? How cute is he.

  7. Yeah for finishing! And Miss peeps is pretty cute! I really like your edging! It really is pretty! I was curious about the linen look scarf too, and I like the color combo she used. Cute Giraffe!!!

  8. Your blanket is gorgeous. I love the way the giraffe is coming out, Santa's workshop is indeed in full swing.

  9. Your blanket is gorgeous. I love the way the giraffe is coming out, Santa's workshop is indeed in full swing.

  10. Your blanket is gorgeous and the edging is perfect for it. I know the animals will be a huge hit. I'm finished with Christmas makes so I plan on working on my cozy memories blanket as much as possible. I do have another 2 or 3 blankets to put together for the Crisis Nursery so that will be my biggest project this week.

  11. Ms Peeps knows a good thing when she sees it, lol.


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