I finished the commissioned baby blanket. I found this pattern on bernat.com. The pattern is listed as, Baby Coordinates - Gingham Blanket (crochet). You must sign up for the website to view patterns, but they have many free patterns. I had found plenty of patterns I am wanting to try.
I ran out of yarn, so I was unable to follow the dimensions of the pattern, but I am happy with the way it turn out.
As I have searched the web for various patterns and ideas, these are some books that keep popping up. I need to do more research on these book to see if they would be useful to me (even if they would not be very useful I still think the covers are pretty :)).
If there is anyone out there with an opinion, I would love to hear it!
There is something about picking a new yarn. Especially one that is very colorful and variegated. I purchased this new Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in Sporty Stripes. I get excited with new yarn because you never know how the end product will turn out. I decided to use the yarn for a fingerless mittens pattern I have. I am very happy with how the first mitten has turned out so far. I still need to weave in the ends and sew on a button but I think it looks pretty cool.
I made two more teddy bears for my two other "new", little cousins in Iowa. I decided to chronicle their journey from North Carolina to the North West. The girls were very excited about the bears, which tickles me.
I spent my Labor Day visiting my mom's sister and her family in the great state of Iowa. I loved the beautiful scenery, the tastes and sounds of the Amana colonies. But my favorite part was spending time with the family. After meeting one of my 5 year-old cousins for the first time, we sat and spoke for a little while before she told me that I "talk like a cowgirl". :) This would be her interpretation of my southern drawl.
I love them all and hope to see them again soon.
On another note; as you can imagine, I am a little behind on my crocheting due to the trip. But I should be posting some projects soon.
Have a blessed day!
Oh, the simple pleasures.
I am at the point in my life where I get excited learning new tricks that can apply to my crocheting. Here is a photo of my first attempt at rolling a center pull, ball of yarn. It is a little sloppy compared to the example photo of the one the guy in the tutorial made, but I am satisfied with it.
Here is a link if you want to try it for yourself: http://knitswithballs.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-make-center-pull-ball.html