Saturday, June 26, 2010

And now for something a little different!

So how is everyone enjoying Summer? I'd really like to be able to say I've been loving it, but I can't. I do not enjoy walking out of my house every morning at 6am to what feels like 86 degrees and being hit by a wall of humidity that's like being wrapped up in a warm, wet sheet of plastic wrap. We also were having some issues with our air conditioning that has since been straightened out. Who knew you were supposed to clean out the vent coils? Not my husband and I! Easy and cheap fix though.

Anyway, the heat is defiinitely getting in the way of some of my crafty pursuits. The room where I sew and cut fabric is a converted garage that wasn't insulated all that well and can get quite hot pretty early in the day. I'm currenty working on some embroidery for a pillow I'm going to make as part of an exchange for a message board I'm on. The fabric I'm embroidering on is white cotton, here is the rest of what I'm using.

I'll post pictures of the finished project too.

I have to wonder if stitching profanity on a pillow means I've hit a new high or a new'll have to be the judge.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Baby Blanket

In my last post I said that I was working on a project for a friend. I don't remember if I told what. Anyway I was working on a baby blanket for my lovely friend Johnette and her husband, James who are expecting their first baby in July, which I can attest is an awesome month for birthdays.

I decided against my usual feather and fan blanket this time considering the fact that I knit two of them before I started on this one. I looked high and low for the perfect pattern and I hope Johnette agrees that I found it. The pattern is called the Heirloom Baby Blanket. It can be found on Ravelry.

I chose to use Pima Petite cotton yarn by the Unique Sheep. I purchased it from Eat.Sleep.Knit. (you want to buy from this store. They are fantastic and have great customer service. And I'm not just saying that so you'll follow my link and help me earn free stuff by buying from them when you do.)

I started in April.

And finished just in time for her baby shower in May.
I call it the Sunfire Heirloom.

Johnette, I hope you get years and years of use and enjoyment out of it!
This was a fantastic pattern and I will definitely be using it again. It was not a difficult pattern at all. Once I did the first couple repeats, the pattern got into my fingers and I didn't really have to think about it too much.
Now I need to figure out what project I want to start next. I think maybe I'll sew something.