Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A few more skeins of yarn please. :D

Yesterday, I found a few good yarn deals that were just too good to pass up. ;)

A skein of Caron Simply Soft Baby at Michael's for one dollar.
Caron Simply Soft Baby - Baby Powder

Two skeins of Moda Dea "Baby Talk" at AC Moore for 2 dollars each.
(That yarn feels wonderful!)
Moda Dea Baby Talk - White Moda Dea Baby Talk - Lemon Yellow

A skein of Lily Sugar 'n Cream at Michael's, in a cool color called "Midnight Magic" for one dollar.
Lily Sugar 'n Cream - Midnight Magic

A skein of Bernat Baby Coordinates at Michael's for a couple bucks.
Bernat Baby Coordinates - Daisy Yellow

And 3 beautiful skeins of Madil "All Seasons" in a lovely rosey shade. It was 40% off, on the discount porch at Cottage Yarn. :D It is SO SOFT and beautiful!
All Seasons Madil - 212

It was fun to buy a few skeins of yarn, just for fun. :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Knitting in the Land of Oz

This morning, I decided to spend the day at home.....relaxing and knitting. :)

It's been like a DREAM!!!!! So nice to have no commitments or responsibilities.

I started out the morning by having a nice breakfast with my hubby. Yummy omelets!

Then, while he spent some time on the internet, I went to my craft room to knit and listen to "The Wizard of Oz" on the Librivox website. I just love being able to listen to books for free!! :D

To make my day even better, I received a package from an eBay seller. It's a really cool crewel embroidery kit of a knitting bag with an initial on it. I think I'll use an "S" for "Shandeh". ;)
Knitting Bag Embroidery Project

The other day, I went to buy a few skeins of yarn. I haven't done that in a while, and I was just itching for a yarn purchase. I got 3 skeins of baby yarn for our Oddball Preemie Baby Blankets, and 1 skein of Patons Lacette for myself.
Bernat Softee Baby - Dreamy Blue Bernat Softee Baby - Rock A Bye Baby Bernat Softee Baby - Rumba Rose Patons Lacette - Beautiful Blue

This morning, I was trying to make a lacy scarf with the "Patons Lacette". I spent a couple hours looking through my knitting patterns and knitting design books. I chose a few different designs to try out. I started one design, using size 10 1/2 needles, just to make it lacy, but I didn't like how loose it was. So, then I switched to size 5 needles to see how it turns out.

After a few hours of listening to "The Wizard of Oz", and quiet knitting, I became drowsy. So, I took a 3 hour nap, and woke to have lunch. I sliced a tomato, and covered it with big chunks of mozzarella cheese. Then I sprinkled on some olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and added some herbs and spices. After zapping it in the microwave for about a minute, it was hot and tasty. LOVE that stuff! I also had a few slices of turkey with it. Not bad at all.

Next, I decided to enjoy two cups of hot tea. Two Teas for One

They were yummy.

Now I'm off to the Land of Oz and Knitting! :D

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Crochet Border on Blankets

Last night, I had time to add a crochet border to the baby blankets I made for charity. I'm glad I did, because it really shaped them up nicely!
Baby Blankets Ready to Go

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Knitting for Charity

I decided that I wanted to make a baby blanket for the "Afghans for Afghans" project, so I mentioned it in the Knitting Help Forum. I needed 10 inch squares knit from Lamb's Pride Bulky. I knit 11 squares myself, and collected 13 from other knitters and crocheters. So, I was able to seam together TWO baby blankets! :D
Shandeh with Blankets

Knitting Oddball Projects for Charity

Wow! Our Oddball Projects are growing like weeds! I'm doing my best to keep up with them, but it's becoming a full-time job. :D

Our fullsize blankets are coming along nicely. You can read about them on the blog.
I'm always amazed to see how far they have come since February of 2007. Over a hundred knitters are involved in those blankets and lapghans.

Our Oddball Baby Blankets and Preemie Blankets are so fun and beautiful. There are almost 100 knitters working on the baby blankets all over the United States, Canada, and England.

So far, in the United States, we have completed almost 20 baby blankets, and are working on 50 more! England is working on about a dozen of them, and more than 20 are being made in Canada.

The baby blankets are quick and fun, and our knitters really enjoy sending packages to each other. Sometimes, they include small gifts, such as candy, tea, coffee, candles, lotion, or handmade soap. And of course, we sometimes give each other yarn or knitting patterns. :D

In addition to the blankets, we are also making Oddball Shawls, which are given to members of the Knitting Help Forum when they need encouragement. So far, we have completed 6 of them, and are working on 5 more. We have given two of them to deserving forum members. What a joy! There are about 20 of us involved in that project.

Right now, I'm working on SO many Oddball projects. I don't have time to work on anything else, so all my other knitting is just sitting in baskets, waiting for me. I wonder if I will ever knit anything besides Oddball projects! Ha!

Here are the things I'm working on right now:

Oddball Shawls
Shades of Pale Shawl (knitting middle section)
Barbie Shawl (adding fringe)
Misty Blues Shawl (adding fringe)
Candy Shop Shawl (adding fringe)
Magic Shawl (adding fringe)

Oddball Preemie Blankets
Citrus Punch (knitting last section, and adding border)
Cherry Blossoms (knitting last section, and adding border)
Spring Fling (knitting last section, and adding border)
Angel Kisses (knitting last section, and adding border)
Sunny Meadow (adding border)
Forest Greens (starting over again, because the other was lost in the mail)

Oddball Blankets
Oddball Blanket #1 - (finishing up, and adding border)
Oddball Lapghan #1 - (finishing up, and adding border)

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