January 27, 2010

Complete, IG (not), New Beginning

Stamp this project complete. Yes, I finally edged this personalized blanket. I hope Lil C likes it.

While I was working on the blanket, I decided I needed an instant gratification project. I chose this Sweetheart Poncho.

Well, so much for instant gratification. I ran out of yarn and needed to go to the store to get more but didn't feel like going. Maybe this weekend, I will go get it. Maybe.
This is where I left it. At the hood of the poncho. Can you believe it? Almost to the end and run out of yarn. SMH.

This is the edging the pattern calls for but I didn't like the way it looked like little triangles. They were supposed to be scallops. :(
So I decided to do a picot stitch instead. Yeah, I like this.

Over the weekend, I watched a Knit & Crochet Marathon. I know boring to most of the world but so exciting for me. ;) It was on for hours. Watching the show made me decide that it was time for a new beginning so I have taken the plunge. I am taking a knitting class at AC Moore on Feb. 6th. Of course I can't wait until then, so I paid Lionbrand.com a visit and had D print and bind the 60 pages of the Learn How to Knit book. Can't wait to get home to play. :P
Stay Crafty...

January 20, 2010

Almost There

I started this blanket a little before Christmas as an order for D's coworker. Normally, I do full names but he asked for initials so I did what he requested. The problem was the center part was so small. I didn't know what to do so, I did some quick math and decided to just surround the center part with granny squares. That wouldn't take too long right? Wrong. This was a great idea but who was sewing all of the squares together??? Have a mentioned that I hate sewing pieces together? Oh well, I had to finish the project for little CDC. So here it is, almost completed. All it's missing is a border, which I will work on tonight while watching tv or some girly movie...

Happy crafting.

January 19, 2010

A New Year (photo heavy)

Well, here it is the 19th day of 2010 and this is my first post of the new year. Sorry, it's been a busy start. First we celebrated Zaria's 4th birthday.

This past weekend, we (Zaria and I) hosted our first tea party. She had two friends over, I baked those amazing lemon cookies that Crafty Christina introduced to me and made a few finger sandwiches.

When I opened the Disney Princess Porcelin Tea Set that Z received as a gift for Christmas, one of the tea cups was broken (I didn't realize this until I reached my hand in the water to wash the cups). While it sucked that the cup was broken, it was a plus for me. I realized that the only thing that made them Disney Princess was the stickers that the company stuck on the cups. SMH. All that money for the set only to find out that they're just stickers. Now I know for next year's birthday tea party, I can go to the dollar store and purchase tea cups and some character stickers and make our own. Cheaper for Daddy...LOL. Here's a few pictures.

The girls had a blast. After eating and sipping tea, they danced and colored. A good time was had by all.
Now onto my UFOs...
This so sad but very true. While I was on vacation, I felt like I was being attacked by yarn in my bedroom. It was coming from every direction and I was a little frightened. So, I organized my stash and then headed to the bucket of shame (head bowed). I new there were a few projects that once upon a time I had started with the intention of gifting it to someone. I know shameful. Well now, I have vowed not to start another project until these projects are completed.
These just need pom poms and ties added.
This is a hat I started before Christmas. I didn't like the way it was turning out so...ripped it will be.

I started this hat for my cousin. She purchased the yarn and I told her I would make the hat. This will be finished by Saturday. (Not sure if she still wants it but I will finish it.)

One of the mile-a-minute afghans that I started. This one was really going to someone, I won't mention her name because she does read my blog. I need to make 5 more strips and sew them together. Have I told you that I hate hand sewing??? Well, I do. it takes forever.

This is another mile-a-minute. I started stitching this one together but never finished. This one has been in the UFO for over three years. Sad. I know. SMH.

The cable phase came and went and I still haven't finished this could be adorable baby sweater. I have a new little baby girl arriving in July. Maybe I will make some booties and a little hat and have a gift for her.

Oh the bobble stitch diamond afghan from LionBrand. Started it and loved how the diamonds worked up but they were too much. Decided to begin and end with the diamonds. Now if I could just get the middle (simple dcs) completed, maybe this could be a FO.

Started this one last February while in New Jersey taking my sister to visit her KEAN University. I wanted to learn the broomstick pattern. I learned it but haven't finished my scarf. Did you see the that? I said MY... Yep, this is for me. So why haven't I finished it? It's next on the list.
Happy Hooking.