I’ve got another new work-in-progress, but at least I finished one, and plan to have another done tomorrow!
I came across a knitting pattern for a baby blanket through my aunt, who had made the blanket for my cousin’s baby shower. It looked like a fun one to try – it ends up being a chevron pattern – and so I bought some yarn (“I Love This Cotton” from Hobby Lobby in white, stone wash, and denim) and ordered some Chiaogoo Red Lace knitting needles from Amazon. Circular needles are so much easier for knitting blankets since you don’t have the whole blanket crammed on one knitting needle with the weight pulling awkwardly while you try to knit – the bulk of the blanket can sit in your lap as you work, and so far I’m really happy with how my 32″ circular needles are working out for a blanket roughly 32″ wide.
I really love the yarn stuff sack that came with my Tom Bihn Swift bag… It’s got a clip inside to run the yarn through to keep your ball/skein of yarn in the bag while you knit, so the yarn stays contained and clean, and my kitties don’t see a ball of yarn bouncing around on the couch! The only downside is that it has a clear urethane bottom, which is good for seeing in the sack, but it gets caught on the urethane pockets in my bag when I’m trying to get everything jammed in there! So far my skein and my project both fit in the small yarn stuff sack, but I doubt it will for long. I’m tempted to either order the large stuff sack, or to make one myself with the same measurements…
When I made the gardening apron for Karen for her birthday, I’d bought enough fabric to do three more – one more with lemons, and two of a blue fabric with small daisies on it. Working on Karen’s, I’d gotten the other three aprons started, but never finished… until today!
I also am finally blocking the dress for the bunny I made for my cousin Julia’s new baby, and I plan on sewing the ribbon ties onto the dress and the bows onto the bunny tomorrow. She knows I’m making it, so I’m going ahead and posting a photo already… but with a brand new baby, I doubt there’s much time spent online right now! (Congrats Julie and Mike!)
We’re also more than half done eating the cake pops I made last weekend (though quite a few were given away)… will that count as finishing a work in progress as well? 😉 I took a mug of cake pops across the street to the neighbor who has brought us baked goodies before, and was going to take another mug of cake pops up to my Grandma on Tuesday this past week. Unfortunately, she already had plans that night, so to surprise her, I mailed her six of the lemon cake pops in a small flat-rate priority mail box. Since she lives close, it ends up being one-day shipping. She got quite the surprise on Thursday, and I had a lovely voice mail from her when I got off of work that night!
For a funny, Monkey was adamant about being outdoors this afternoon, even though it was raining (she doesn’t like getting wet). This was her solution.