Thursday, June 16, 2016

No more greybeard

I ran out of the grey colour that I was using for my Desert Star afghan.  So I have put it into outer space with the rest of my UFO's.  That being said, I started a new blanket.  This time it's a scrap granny square one because let me tell YOU I have a lot of scrap yarn.  I a LOT.  So I figured it was time for a scrap yarn blanket.

Right now I have 11 different colors being used, but I think that will actually be enough to just use up those colors because I have multiple scrap skeins of the same color.  Usually just because I almost finish the skein, buy a new one, and then forget to use up the rest of the first one.  It happens way more than I'm proud to admit.

I only have four large squares made up, but I'm working the yarn into THIS pattern.  It's really just a basic granny blanket.

Off to feed my kids and probably clean my house.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A fun visit.

I haven't been on here in a while because we have had a pretty busy couple months.  My dad came to visit in April, and now my sister came to visit in May.

While my sister was here, I taught her how to make granny squares and how to read patterns.  I used a kind of complex pattern to teach her how to read them, but it taught her a bunch of different stitches.  So now she's got some new skills.

Here's the square we made!  It's the Lise square by Polly Plum.

One is mine and one is hers.  

I think my sister is planning on making a blanket for her father for Christmas and his birthday.  She was asking about the price of shipping a blanket before she went home.  I'm always happy to share crafting with people.

I am going to go clean my house now, so happy stitching everyone!

UPDATE:  My cross stitching stuff has been mostly located.  My peacock is still missing.