21 June 2006

The dog ate my homework

Well, not really, but he did eat a few other things! I made a bunny stuffed animal and it looked absolutely horrible because I didn't measure it correctly before sewing and the head was tiny and the butt was huge. So I gave it to the dog. He immediately pulled the tail off then didn't touch it again for a few days. Now it's one of his favorite toys and he's always got it in his mouth when I come home from work. He was a little troublesome this morning though. I left him at home when I went for a run and he wasn't happy about that. He has knee surgery 2 months ago and still gets mad when I leave him home when I go running. One more month and he'll be able to join me again. Anyway, when I got back home the yarn for the scarf I'm working on was stretched across the den, through the kitchen, and into the sitting room. Luckily he didn't manage to pull any stitches off the needle!!

So, I've ALMOST got one sleeve done of my neice's sweater. The thing is going to be so huge!! I also started the scarf for the 3rd time. Hopefully 4th time is a charm! I somehow managed to lose the instructions though. I had them scribbled on a piece of paper that I was able to find, but the original pattern has disappeared into a black hole somewhere. I'm sure I'll find it the day after I finish the scarf. I think that's all I'm working on at the moment. I'm hoping to work on a baby blanket for my neighbor while I'm in NY at a conference and visiting my family.

14 June 2006

The neverending blanket

The neverending blanket has finally been finished!! It took forever and I'm never making another blanket like this!! It came out very pretty and it's a nice lacey pattern, but I'm never making another thing so big on such small needles.

Yarn: Bernat Coordinates
Needles: Size 7US
Pattern: Baby Chevron Afghan, on Bernat label

Here's a picture of the blanket all packaged up and ready to be mailed. The baby shower is on Saturday and it's Wednesday right now. It should get in the mail today (if I ever get changed out of my pajamas) and it MAY make it there for the shower. I can only hope.

I also finished the seaman scarf for my husband, but didn't take a picture yet. I'll get it up eventually.

So, my projects that are on the needles now:
Pullover for my niece (I just messed up the sleeve, so it will probably go even slower now)
Bunny (a pattern from my sister to make a little bunny from a square, it will be an accompanying animal for an auction baby blanket)
Scarf (well, it was on the needles until I messed up the pattern for the millionith time, I just unravelled it and now the bunny is on those needles so it will have to wait a little bit)

I've also got a few random things in the craft room. I have a sock started and some washcloths and I think an ugly scarf, obviously not all that interesting since I haven't worked on them in a very long time.