Yes I can see CJ,sitting at her machine then going to watch a favorite on tv for awhile or reading a good book
I'm glad things went well for your neighbor, Ginny, and that you were able to get her all the materials she needed to get the vaccine.
The other day when I was working in my craft room I came across a knitted waffle stich blanket I had started to make for my Dgd that is now 12. I was making it for her before she was born that is. I rarely knit...very rarely. I also found the pattern I was using but not the paper I had that I kept track of rows on so I don't know if I'll be able to figure that out and complete the blanket. I'd love to because it's a really nice pattern and the yarn is working up to be very, very solf. I'll have to look into that more when I get a chance. I didn't have much of it made so if I can't figure it out I'll just rip it all out and use the yarn for something else. It's nice yarn and no longer is sold.
Have a great rest of your evening everyone and a good night's sleep
Ruth, do you have enough of that yarn to complete the blanket? You are a yarn hero in my book- I have never been able to knit. My mom knit socks for my dad, ties and a beautiful afghan (which I have). the needles look like 2 chop sticks to me, and lets just say I am much happier doing the minimal crocheting I do. Hope you are able to figure out what row you were on and finish the afghan. What will you do with it if you can finish it? Do you still have the label for the yarn? I am just curious which yarn it is. Its so frustrating that they discontinue yarns and yarn colors. Its a marketing strategy for sure, but is so darned frustrating for the many who start a project and then come back some time later to complete it. Had that happen with a super pretty yarn (Barcelona) that I bought for myself for a scarf. Never could master the pattern....but the pattern seemed to be so very pretty. I ended up making a scarf for my opthimologist, using the basic pattern for the pocket shawl that you recommended to me. But that yarn, which was available in stores only 2 years ago is discontinued.
My neighbor did fine with the J&J vaccine. Will contact her later to see how she feels today. Another friend is going for the J&J shot today ( same location as my neighbor). Will let you know how he does with the shot, as it looks like the most easily obtained immunization is now going to be that single shot vaccine.
Gonna get ready for church on this cold morning. Ginny
1Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety upon him because He cares for you.
Ruth - I hope you can finish that blanket, since it sounds like the pattern is pretty and the yarn is soft and nice to work with.
Ginny - Hope you can get things worked out with the longarmer. It is frustrating when people don't respond back to us, especially when it's a business person.
Phyl and Sue - Hope you are doing well.
I've been keeping up with my block of day quilt blocks, today was #7. It's kind of fun just to make a quick block each day. I also pulled out two quilt kits I had made up last year. They are both 3 yard quilts and I had the fabric and pattern together. Yesterday I pressed all the fabrics and today I did some cutting. One of the patterns is a little bit confusing so I'm going to read through it a few times so I can make sure I understand it before I cut up anymore of the fabric since I only had 1 yard of most of them.
I'll be checking out the blogs over at the Slow Sunday Stitching site too.
It's a pretty sunny day here, just a bit cold. Hope you all are having nice weather and get to do some crafting today. Take care!
Happy Sunday to all. I can't believe it's Sunday yet again.
Ginny, the yarn I was using for the waffle blanket is TLC Amore by Red heart. They dc'ed the entire line. It's a very thin #4 and the recommeded hook size for crochet is an I. Knitting needles they suggest 8. I don't know what size I used because,of course, knitting needles don't have a size on them except on the pack they come in. it's still on the needles so I can measure if I want to.The yarn is kind of a chenille type, as I said, much thinner than other chenilles. I may just rip it all out and crochet a waffle stitch blanket with it. I'd use a G hook. As for what I'm going to do with it...I will give it to the dgd that I was making it for and she can save it for when or if she has children. I do have a bit of the yarn. I had just a couple skeins of it but I was visiting ds and family and, although it was not available anywhere else, there was a store there that had it... just a little variety store much like a dollar store in a way, so I bought some and now have four skeins.It doesn't say anywhere on the label how much yardage it has but it is a 7 oz skein and I think that will be plenty for a decent size baby blanket.Crochet waffle stitch does use a lot of yarn...or is a "yarn eater" as they say. I may try finishing it in knit because for some reason knit waffle stitch doesn' use as much yarn as crochet does. Oh I just lookedagain and I actually have 5 skeins.
CJ, yes it has to be enjoyable to get a block done each day and taking those kits out is a good idea. And of course really reading the pattern instructions is crucial in quilting or you can mess up a lot of expensive fabric. So have fun and show us pictures of all. We love seeing th4em
Beautiful day here. It's to be up to at least 60 and looking at the advance forecasts all the rest of March is to be fairly nice. Except for one day that will have a hight of 37 all days are to be at least 40 for a high.
CJ, if anybody can figure out those directions on those 3 yard quilt it’s you. Read it over and over again and I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out what they’re trying to tell you.
Ruth, I’m glad you found that you had five skeins of that yarn and I hope it’s enough for you to be able to finish that baby afghan. It sounds pretty. But again I get back to you just wondering why yarn companies discontinue yarn it just doesn’t seem to make much sense sometimes does it? So glad you were able to enjoy some good weather
Well I didn’t get any crafting in today until I realized that I did hang a quilt hanger in my living room. A dear friend had made a veterans quilt for my husband, she started it while he was still alive and of course now it’s a quilt given in memory of him. It looks good hanging on the wall. Have a good night! See you tomorrow