Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Woo Hoo Wednesday

Weigh in...I'm up a couple pounds but I'm blaming that on the massive dinner we had on Monday. I did not count calories that day. A person has to splurge now and again.

When the baby came over on Monday, I sized the purple dress on her but it's going to be way too big. I'll finish it up later. I think it'll fit her in the fall. It's not a very fall-ish colour, but it's a baby colour so I'm going with that. lol

So I started another one in a slightly thinner yarn and smaller hook. I think it'll work. I just have 3 rows to complete it and I think I'll make a little white heart for the front.

And the legwarmers. Well, I don't pretend to be a knitter. I just pretend to knit. There are some mistakes in these. If I was a more accomplished knitter, I would have taken them back to fix the mistakes, but I'm not, so I didn't. Some of the mistakes are quite glaring, as you can see on the one still on the needles. But DD won't care. She'll just be thrilled to have something handmade. I only have the cuff left but I have to psych myself up to finish it. That wee little bit takes me about an hour to do and it's hard. Such thin yarn on such small needles. But they were fun to make and I'll likely do another pair in the future.

I didn't work too much on squares this week. The baby shower is on Saturday and I wanted to have the dress and legwarmers done for that. I did get 4 squares done but forgot to take photos of them. Next week.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Woo Hoo Wednesday - A Little Late

Soooo, life gets busy, ya know?

I gained a pound while we were in Mexico. Doesn't sound like a lot but it was only over 18 days. I really gotta cut out the booze when we're there. And I've put on another pound since we got back. I haven't been tracking my calories. Not doing so makes it FAR too easy to slip back into old eating habits. But, considering I haven't tracked in a little over a month, I haven''t done too badly.

Another fabulous Woo Hoo. We have a new g'daughter!!! Madelyn Elise joined our family last week, weighing in at 8 lbs 14.5 oz which might sound like a lot but it's pretty average for our family. We grow 'em big!

This makes our 5th g'child but only our second girl. Our other g'daughter is almost 14. I and the aunties haven't been able to buy pink frilly things for a long time so ya just KNOW this little girlie is going to be spoiled. 

Here's what I've been working on...

A little dress that I found here on Sarah Sweethearts.

And a pair of leg warmers from here . I haven't used dpn's in about 30 years. This should be an adventure...LOL.

And something for myself. This will be a shawl made from a free leaflet I picked up at Michael's.

Monday, 14 April 2014

My Balls are Busted

I'm back! We actually got back 3 weeks ago but things have been hectic around here and I just haven't gotten around to posting. I'll do another post another day on all that's been going on.

I've been busy working on all those balls and I've finally got them done! I'm so glad to be finished with that project. The mostly somber colours were getting really boring. I broke out some bright colours this afternoon. What a treat!

So here we go. The original bunch.

What it looks like now. This is all sport weight yarn that I decided to add to the Cuddle Box instead of working up into squares.

The finished product. One hundred and eleven squares! This is the same bin that held the balls. It's crammed full. At 35 squares per blanket, there's enough for 3 blankets plus a few left over.

As I got to the end, some of the balls weren't big enough to make a full square, so I had to get creative. I think they turned out quite nicely.

I enjoyed this challenge I set out for myself and I'm proud of myself for actually finishing it. But I am glad it's done. I haven't figured out what I'm going to challenge myself with next. For now, I'm just working on squares in colours that appeal to me.

I'm also working on a couple of personal projects. I'll share those on Wednesday.