It is very early on Sunday morning here. In fact, it is just now 4am. Sleep has not been my friend the past couple of weeks. I have no idea why, but I seem to catch about 6 hours max and then my eyes pop wide open. I figured, since I am wide awake, I should go ahead and update my blog.
I don't know how many of you caught my middle of the week YoP post last week. But, the test knit is done. You can catch up on that here.
Today, I have another FO! Can you believe it? Two completed items in less than one week? I am so impressed. Don't expect this to happen again for a while. The next items I have to finish will be a while....................well, I should have another one done next week, but I will get to that later.
Anyway...................on Monday, our family welcomed this precious girl into the world.
Kaidence Elizabeth has joined her mom, dad and big brother. She is healthy and doing great. But you know what that meant? Yup, the C2C blanket needed to get completed.
It was completed yesterday, even got all the ends woven in. I know it doesn't look very big there but how about this:
That's a foot long ruler in the middle of it. I just hope it isn't too heavy. I didn't even think of that when I started this blanket. It is made with worsted weight yarn. The dark purple is a Debbie Norville anti pill acrylic that is so soft and yummy (I know, and it is acrylic!). The edging is done in I Love This Yarn.
Speaking of the edging:
That is 11 rows of edging. I had some of you asking for me to share the pattern for the edging. Well.................here is the deal..............I found one I loved on Pinterest. I went to her pages of instructions and started out following along. By row 7 I could no longer understand what the heck she was talking about. So..................I winged it. The edging is a bit ruffled which is fine with me, since this is for a little girl. What you can not see in the edging photo (taken at 4 this morning) is the final row is the eggplant colored yarn. We will be heading up to next month to deliver the blanket and to play with the newborn (and her brother).
So, what to do next? I am going to finish up the men's prayer shawl. I started back on it last night and will continue until it is completed. It should be done by the end of this week if not soon. I also worked a bit on hubby's socks. I had him try then on again and they seem to be ok this time. I will knit another inch or two and have him try then again to make sure they will go over his heel. If not..............................they will be frogged and put in time out until I can figure out why that yarn is being so tricky to work with. I have never used it before, so there might be a learning curve with it. It does not feel like there is any give to it while working with it and yet is called Saucon Sock yarn. It says it has cotton/acrylic/nylon in it. I'm not feeling much other than the cotton. We will see.
After the shawl is completed, The Azels will be my main project to work on. Those will have to be an at home project. Bulky yarn just doesn't seem to travel as well as sock or DK yarn. Which means, I will need to make sure I have socks on the go at all times too. Gosh, I just don't know if I can handle all that pressure......LOL But I really am itching to get to my new DPN's. I may just have to cast on a new pair of socks this week too. Shhhhhh, don't let hubby know.
Now...................I need to ask all of you a question. I am looking to purchase a new camera. You know, a real one with lenses you can change out. I have been using a little Canon Power Shot A480 for the past 9 years. It's a point and shoot and it has been a darn good little camera to stick in my purse and use. The best part, it was a free gift for taking surveys! But, I am really wanting a decent camera to take photos with. I don't want to spend thousands of dollars on one, but I was wondering, what kind of cameras you all use for your photo shoots of your projects. I have 2 in mind that I think would be good ones. There is a Canon and there is a Nikon that I like very much. Anyone with opinions on these two brands or any other brand, please speak up. Hubby and I have been doing lots of research for the past couple of weeks and our brains are fried. I appreciate any response I get.
Ok, I think that about sums up my week. Until next time.........................Happy Crafting!