i thought i’d bought the correct color of yarn to keep working on the present i’m making for a friend, but when i work with it, it looks too light. when i put it next to the ball of green i’m already using, they look really similar. thoughts? the color i just bought is red heart super saver paddy green. i’ve had the other ball of yarn so long that i lost the label. but other greens look too dark.
i’ve started baby blanket #2 from that Leisure Arts book. This one is stripey, but still circular. my friend Melissa is going to buy me probably 6 beers in exchange for my services, and will be giving the blanket to her friend who’s having a baby in May. since they’re not finding out what kind of junk the baby will have, i’m using this soft green, yellow and white, all from Pound of Love.
Here is my finished baby afghan! The picture isn’t too great, since I only stood up for long enough to take one picture. It’s cold in my apartment and I couldn’t stand to be out from under the blanket for longer than that.
Tonight I will finish an afghan from this book (finally), for a friend who just bad a wee baby. I won’t say who in case she stumbles upon this post, as it is a surprise. Once it’s shipped off, then I’ll spill the beans. Next, I’ll be starting another from this book for a friend to give to another friend who’ll have a baby in May. If you have a friend who’s baking a child in her oven, and want a handmade gift for the joy bundle’s arrival, let me know! My prices are reasonable, and I can work to deadline if need be.
I didn’t make this sweater. I found it last night at a thrift store in New Haven, and just like you, dear reader, I’m surprised it fits. I’m wearing it proudly today, as that’s what a sweater of this caliber deserves.
i am in the middle of two scrap projects, which, by my standards, is not a lot. i’m notorious for starting something new just for the sake of starting something new.
anyway! i’m off work today, so i’m working on both projects.
this is a scrap blanket i started for my roommate rich. i started it like two months ago with a big leftover ball of some blue yarn. this morning it looked like this:
i ran out of blue finally, and now i can get to the real “scrap”-ness part.
yay! my stash is full of tiny balls (haha) of random, variegated cotton yarn, so this’ll be a nice way to get rid of those. finally.
the other blanket project is a round one, so i’m using bigger amounts of leftover yarns on it. wow, my writing skills are shining today!
once i feel like a color i’m working with won’t make it around for another row, i’ll use it on rich’s blanket. it’s a perfect arrangement. if i can get it a little bigger, i might give it to my parents as a poor substitute for the kickass blanket i’ve been making for my mom for the last 2 years. world’s best daughter!