September 30, 2011

We are moving right along now. Your first ten rows are finished and it is looking good! Here is a picture of the next six rows added on. And
We are moving right along now. Your first ten rows are finished and it is looking good!
Here is a picture of the next six rows added on. And the pattern:

R11: K6 *P7: K3 to last 6 sts, K6
R12: Knit across
Repeat these two rows 2 times more.

Now it's starting to take shape.

September 29, 2011

The first ten rows are on.  I always get antzy when I pit on the first row. Especially when I have this many sts. It's always great when you
The first ten rows are on.
I always get antzy when I pit on the first row. Especially when I have this many sts. It's always great when you get there and realize you don't have to frog.
So,here we go off at a snails pace!

R1: K3, P3, K7, P3, to last 3 sts, K3
R2: And all even numbered rows,K
Repeat R's 1&2 4 times more.

Any easy way to keep up with your rows is when you have finished all ten rows you will have 5 ridges in your K7 sections,on your right side row.
If anyone is knitting along,post a pic of your progress.

September 28, 2011

The yarn is bought for Ma'Leah's blanket. I chose this yarn for a couple or reasons. One, it is machine washable. Mothers nowadays don't hav
The yarn is bought for Ma'Leah's blanket. I chose this yarn for a couple or reasons.
One, it is machine washable. Mothers nowadays don't have the time to have to hand wash anything. And as often as babies things need washing,well,this was the most sensible solution.
Second,this was the prettiest and softest yarn Wally World had that I liked.
Now it's time to CO.
With my size 8 needles,I will he casting on 179 sts.

More knitting on the list

If you have followed me at all, you know little Ma'Leah (from the post below↓) was named after me and her great Grandmother, Mama Grace. No her name is not Ma'Leah Mama Grace, but your close. Ma'Leah Grace was actually two weeks old yesterday!
Of course I HAVE  to knit her a blanket!
So here comes another knitting project, no, this is not helping me with the timing issue of the GBP2011, but it is only a minor side step.
I am headed to Wally World (Uggghhhh) after work to pick her up some yarn, which, BTW, when I brought this up to PB last night, won me the normal "yarnaholic" comments.
"There is no way you had time to look through all that stash to make sure you didn't have any to use"
"Did you check in the shed?"
"It doesn't matter, you're going to buy it anyway!"
God I love that man! He's nothing if not predictable!
Anyway, I digress.
I have a pattern that I use all of the time for wash cloths and dish towels, I think I may have even converted it into a rug pattern at one time. This, as far as I know, will be it's first official debut as a baby blanket.
It's a great pattern and super easy to up size and downsize to fit your needs.
It can be found here: Mock Woven Tea Towel This is the absolute best, easy, tv watching pattern out there IMHO besides the Grandmothers Dishcloth of which there are many, many links to patterns out there on the internet! Thank you Al Gore!
I will post pics of the yarn when I get home, and write out the pattern for you. It's going to be a long pattern as I will be posting it here row by row as I knit. If you want, grab some needles,some yarn and knit along with me. It's going to be super easy, and by the third or fourth post, you will have it down pat.

September 22, 2011

Great day with Rita! Lunch and some good chat time. And as I have been saying all along....Ma'Leah looks just like me.....see. she is such a
Great day with Rita! Lunch and some good chat time. And as I have been saying all along....Ma'Leah looks just like me.....see. she is such a sweet girl.

September 18, 2011

September 15, 2011

I am so rockin' this new necklace! Isn't it awesome!
I am so rockin' this new necklace! Isn't it awesome!
Testing ping

Wow...kinda dusty in here....

I know it has been quite a while since I have posted, I can see all the dust laying around...I apologize, and because I know you have missed me soooo much, I also have a new pattern to share with you. I just have to finish the cloth and get a picture. Just a real simple, easy peasy, quick knit up to keep your hands busy while you are waiting at all those football and cheerleading practices. That's where I came up with the pattern, football practice.
You know sometimes you just get tired of knitting, even your tried and true patterns. You need something else but your brain doesn't want to come up with all that hard stuff you have crammed back there in file twelve, it's that kind of pattern, but it makes the most wicked cute cloth! I will finish it today and get it posted up by this weekend.

Knitting. On the beach. At sunset. In my boots. Picture intense

With Sissy B's blanket almost finished, it was a little too big to bring down to the beach and still keep it sand free. So I grabbed...