Sorry friends

I'm sorry friends. I went on a long blogging vacation for over a month. I have been working on a new project while I was away. I made my very first mitten! With the weather being all messed up, I started on a cold weather project. Here in Wisconsin we had two months of 90+ temps and now it has been down in the mid 70's, perfect weather for thinking about Fall and everything it brings.

I am still working on crocheting the afghan. I have now a little less then one month until I need to give it to them. I'm pretty worried that they aren't going to like it. I have about a foot left to crochet and then I will be done! Its going to be very heavy as well. So far it is over three pounds. I'm guessing when I am all done it will weigh about four. I am thinking about putting fringe on the ends of it to make it even longer. I guess I'll have to wait and see how much yarn I have left.



I have finally finished my baby blanket. It took way to long to complete, about five months! It was mailed out this last Thursday and made it to its final destination, Chicago, yesterday. This is me holding up a corner of it. I am very happy with how it turned out. I am also very happy that the mother loves it and was already using it.

I am also working on crocheting an afghan for a couple of my friends that got married this year. This blanket is a big contrast from the baby blanket. I  have used over two pounds of yarn and I'm only half way complete. I have a little more then a month until I need to have it ready to deliver. I am sure that it'll be done with plenty of time.

I have one more blanket that I need to make this year. I haven't really started it. I have to knit an adult baby blanket. Noah's father wants one. He loves the one that I made for his grandson and wants one just like it. I'm sorry to say that it isn't going to be just like it. For his grandson I did the same pattern that I use for dishcloths, knitting from the corner to corner. I think I'm going to make a few squares for Noah's father and use yellow and blue squares, compared to one giant square that I did for his grandson's.


Projects finally!

I finally have some projects that are complete or near completion.

A week or so ago I found out that another of my aunts have had a hysterectomy. So, I set off to crochet a uterus for her.  I was sent the pattern a few months ago when everyone was upset about Male politicians making decisions about Female body parts. The plan was to create a bunch of these little guys to send to the politicians. That way they would have one of their own.  This pattern can be found here. It was very easy to crochet. The hardest part was the loop stitch, but once I found how to do that stitch it was smooth sailing to complete it.

Another project that I have been knitting, for what seems like forever, is a baby blanket for one of my friends that I used to work with. It really was not that hard to knit. It was pretty much fitting it in with all my other projects that I have been doing. The pattern can be found here. I still have a ways to go on getting it complete. I have to finish the side boarder and then do the top and bottom boarders. I really like how this blanket has been turning out. I almost want to keep it for myself. But there is no little one of its way in my family. So, the blanket must leave.

I have one more project that is close to completion. I am crocheting an afghan for two of my friends for their wedding present. I have about 1/3 done. With something that is this far from done I figure taking a picture of it would be the "kiss of death" to the project and I won't get any more of it done. Lets just saw that it is purple and brown double crochet in "clusters" of three. It is going to be over 60" long once I have it finished. Right now it is 23" in length.


Wishcasting Wednesday

Today Jamie asks us, What belongings do you wish for?

Some of the landscaping that I have done so far this summer.

I would wish for more plants for my yard. Lately I have been doing some landscaping in the yard, and I have grown fond of my plants. I would like more flowering plants to bring some bees and humming birds to my yard. I would love to have my own little oasis in the city. 

Picture from Furniture Designs

Some old metal patio furniture would be nice to have as well. That way I can have guest over and we can sit and enjoy my little oasis. Have a Barbecue/picnic if we would like. 

These are some belongings that I wish for myself.


Come see how much of a crazy cat lady I am!

Yesterday, Noah, Kara, and I went to go feed the ducks. It was a very toasty day, so I felt that my cat needed to come along and get some fresh air. When we got there a couple had their dog. Kara had to wait until they left. But once she got out the ducks moved away from Noah and I about 5 yards. Kara didn't want anything to do with them. She was content with lurking in the grass. There was also a family fishing off the bridge. They came over to pet her. Kara was putty in their hands. She did not want to leave.


I haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting/crocheting this week. The weather has been beautiful and I have been working on my landscaping project. It is finally starting to look very nice. I've been digging, dumping, and planting. I'm digging a trench to stand my bricks up in to divide the yard and add a little of visual excitement. I finally got about halfway and I still need many more bricks.

This is opposite the fist picture. I dumped about 600 pounds of red granite. I plan on getting some large border rock/brick to edge it. I don't want to have rocks all over the yard. I hope that these rocks kill most of what is under them.

There is a vine that has taken over the whole yard that needs to go. If anyone wants some Creeping Jenny, I'll give you a piece for FREE! It does bring in some bumble bees, so its not all bad. I would be fine with it if it were better contained.  Once I'm done with the yard I might even keep a vine of it. Until then it can be gone.


I am now knitting an afghan. The pattern is called  a Wedding Afghan. I hope to have it done in time for this fall. I have a reception for Noah's sister and I want to be able to give it to her and her husband. I am using brown and purple for the colors. Hopefully by the end of the week I can get a foot or so of it done.

Once I finish this one I have another that I want to have done in time for Christmas. Noah's father wants me to knit him one like I did for his grandson. I used the pattern that I usually use for dishcloths, start in the corner adding a stitch as you go. He wants it to be adult size. I think I'm going to make many squares and sew them together to be one big checkered blanket. Once I finish this blanket I think I'll retire for afghans for a while.


It feels like forever since I've posted anything on here. I have been a very busy lady with different projects.
I have made a few different hats off of straight needles. This is one that I gave to my brother for Christmas. It is being modeled by Michelangelo.

I have been knitting different bracelets. I have these scarf rings from work that I have been wearing as a bracelet for years. Now I have added some fun color to them to turn them into an accessory to give an outfit that homemade touch.

One of my co-workers had a little boy this past winter. I am still working on knitting up a nice light weight blanket for him. It is also practice for me in lace knitting. Lace is something that intimidates me so much. I would almost rather do a garter stitch for the whole blanket and not worry about it.

I also tried my hand in making a sweater. Here I am wearing my Three Hour Sweater that took me about a month to knit. I hope to make a few more sweaters for myself.