Thursday, January 20, 2011

Whatcha doin'?

I have been working diligently on my afghan.  I have the first 6 sections out of 10 finished.  Which would sound like I'm halfway finished, but the sections get bigger as you go.  It's kind of put together like a log cabin quilt square (not that you can tell when it's done... it looks totally random).  Here's what we have so far:

Babette blanket sections 1 - 6
I just noticed how one side is so dark and one side is so light....

I have a goal this year to make one Christmas-y thing a month.  This past Christmas I had huge aspirations to make all sorts of things and there just wasn't time.  So I'm going to work on it all year this year.  This month I am making Zoe's Christmas stocking.  We've always had cheap store-bought stockings.  So generic.  So ugly.  I picked out a pretty ambitious pattern for Zoe's stocking.  It's ambitious for two reasons... I've never used circular knitting needles and I've never felted before.  I started it.  I ripped it out.  I started it, got farther, noticed it was twisted, had to rip it out.  I put it away.  Last night, I finally got it back out and.... I am about 6 rows in.  Yay!  

this is going to be Zoe's christmas stocking.  Its huge because it will be felted.
I even have a pretty bling-y stitch marker 
I think one of the reasons I picked it was that when I looked at other people's projects on ravelry, a couple of people had actually been able to fit their entire small child in the stocking before they felted it.  I just have to try that.  I know... my inspiration for things is really odd most of the time.  Who picks a pattern just to see if they can fit a 3 year old in a sock?
And finally, a freezer paper stenciled shirt:
Shirt for my sister-in-law
"Gerontology" = the study of aging
My sister-in-law majored in gerontology in college.  She really does love helping out the elderly and mentioned, jokingly, that she needed this shirt.  I had everything but the shirt, and plain tshirts are just a few bucks, so I picked one up and made this for her last night.    I haven't said anything to her about it, so it will be a surprise.  

So that's what I've been up to.  I need to concentrate on the stocking so I can finish it this month.  I have some cute pink and brown fabric and I have a dress idea cooking in my head.  I'm never at a loss for things to do...  usually have way too much going on =)

1 comment:

Staceyrie said...

that afghan is beautiful!