Thursday, September 3, 2009

What We've Been Up To...

I can't believe that it's already September! Where has the summer gone? I guess time slips away when you're working towards something everyday. Entire weeks go by and not much gets finished. Though I'd say we're about 80% done with the apartment by now.

Lately I've been keeping my hands busy with little projects here and there. I've started one of two Shedirs that I'm knitting for some friends before it gets cold. I went to a yarn store while on the Island this week and was hoping to find some Rowan Calmer but they didn't carry it. I wanted to start the hat right away so I settled for some Filatura Di Crosa Zara Solid in a light beige. They didn't have a dark grey that my other girlfriend asked for in Zara but they did in Zarina by the same brand. Zarina is more of a true sport weight rather than the dk that the pattern calls for. After checking my gauge it seemed to be working out so I casted on. After about 3 pattern repeats it's very stretchy and I think it will fit well. Fingers crossed!


My daughter had asked me to make her a blanket for her birthday on October 6th. It might be finished, it might not. I haven't made a granny square blanket since I first started learning how to knit and crochet. I wanted to make this one very special and decided on colors that will grow with her. This is a quick picture taken at night, my white balance is off so the colors might not be as true as I'd like but I'll keep taking pictures as I work on it. Each square is about 3"x 3".



The Fruit Cloths are all knitted up and blocked. All I have to do is take some photos tomorrow morning and design the pdf file. They might be up late tomorrow evening if I can find some help with the kids. Either way they will definitely be availible by Sunday. They are fantastic!


I feel like I've been trying to take on too much, hence the absent posts lately.I have tons to knit for baby showers, birthday gifts and charity. I can't even think about Christmas yet. I think this year I'm strictly going to gift to family. This way I can still find some time to design. I've been working on a calender for 2010 and hopefully a book by the end of next year that will cover knits for the whole family and home. I'm very excited and can't wait to devote some much needed kniting time.

22 comments:

Katidids said...

Oh Congrats on the book! Wonderful colors for the baby blanket, those are so warm and cozy. If you ever need a test knitter, let me know. I'd be happy to help

iamsap said...

I love that blanket. Have always wanted to make one. What yarn and size hook did you use? How did you attach the squares?

Ariel said...

How wonderful that your daughter requested a blanket. I love when my kids actually ask for something handmade.

Can't wait to hear about the book.

Renee said...

That's such a pretty blanket for your daughter, I'm always awed when my kids request anything knit.

Wow - a book is mega exciting!!

Vânia G. said...

Hello!

Kris, before Christmas that just anything for Halloween!

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Nancy Rains said...

The colors in the blanket are great and I know how great it is when you kids wants something that you make.

I can't wait to see the fruit cloths and also the flower set. I hope they are ready soon also.
I have really enjoyed making the baby set they are wonderful for a shower gift.
thanks for all of your great patterns.
Nancy

Debbie1085 said...

Ella's afghan is gorgeous... Can you tell us what color you used or what yarn you selected? It's hard to see the color from the picture... How big is the square and is there a pattern you used? Victor's fishy afghan is going to be really cute when it is all done...

Vicki Suan said...

Did you say a book? Yay! I can't wait. But whatever you do, don't stop designing those wonderful cloths. I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets excited everytime a new set comes out. thanks so much for your lovely designs.

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