Say goodbye to Blackberry Salad blankie...for awhile anyway. Remember last week when I said it really wasn't crooked on the end of the blanket? Well, I was looking through the camera lens and I really did believe in my heart of hearts that I had just stretched it when I laid it out to take the picture. In fact, I went on this last week to do several more rows and then I decided to weave in the threads on the end that was when I noticed the HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE edge of the blanket! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Here it is in all it's miserableness...........what the heck????? I must not have seen it for all the ends that were hanging there before I wove them in. Anyway, I am putting it "aside" for now and maybe forever as I have had way too many failures in the needlework area lately. I chose to believe that I am supposed to be doing other things as the pc has been crashing a lot too. So, I did landscaping and cleaning and clearing and decluttering and I must say it's a good feeling! The guest room is almost ready for my guests and I'm waiting for the Warm and Natural quilt batting to arrive as I could not bring myself to use the stuff from Walmart....pure chemicals. I have decided that when I have a heartbreaking and disappointing failure that I will get back in the saddle by starting a new project!~ LOL! Who doesn't love to "move on" to something better? Tear off those rear view mirrors and don't look back!
So, on that note I bring you my crocheted bunting.....not done but having fun doing it!
The one in the middle is done and then I decided to do all 6 of the triangles and then crochet their edgings and then crochet them all together....bunting style! One of my projects this year is to crochet everything in this book...........
I was going to go in order but the first project is a huge blanket of small Granny Squares which I am starting but which will take a long, long time so while doing the squares I thought I would continue through the book and the next project is the bunting.
I also started on Christmas presents which will accomplish both a present and learning cables at the same time. This is Lion Brand Wool-Ease which I found at Wal-mart and I love it. It is Super Chunky yarn and I am doing an Irish Hiking Scarf and hat to match. So far, so good! You knew I couldn't totally put the sticks down and lose my knitting edge? LOL! The picture doesn't show it but I've actually done a row of the cable stitches since I took that picture and no problem so far. I did find that it was easier to use a DPN as opposed to a cable needle to hold the cable stitches. I also adore my Lantern Moon wooden needles. I think the dark heathered gray and black yarn will also help me not be so knit-picky (bad pun) about my stitches and will hide any sins I make along the way. The yarn is soft yet feels like wool and is machine washable and dryable which is good because it is a gift for one of my sons who would machine wash and dry it regardless! LOL! They don't read my blog so I don't think I have to worry about them finding out.
I hope you had a great week and please say a prayer that I don't mess up these new projects! LOL!
P.S. BTW, my pc is having REAL problems...it heats up because the fan no longer works and then it shuts down (better than starting a fire...thank you) but it does it a lot and that is why I am not blogging or reading as much. It crashed 3 times while writing this blog! So, please don't take offense if I haven't been by or commented. I'm trying but after awhile I give up and go do other things which in many ways is a good thing! Ha! Ha! TTYL if my pc stays up!