If you're not knitting, the terrorists win
(My mostly on-topic ramblings about knitting. And life in general. My life in specific.)
- Name: Patwoman
- Location: Indiana, United States
I'm a middle aged mother of 2 grown children and wife to a man who doesn't seem to mind my almost heroin-like yarn addiction. I spend my time writing, knitting, and generally stressing out.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
|Looks a bit like sushi, doesn't it?|
It's 80% acryllic and 20% wool, and the label says handwash, lay flat to dry. But you know me. There is never going to come a day where I hand wash a blanket. That 80/20 split is the same as a bunch of other yarns that I always machine wash/dry, with no ill effect.
And there is a lot of yarn here. 383 yards per cake. So now the hard part is, what to do with it?
What do you think I should knit?
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Step One: Tape off the chevron pattern on the tote bag. (I guess Pre-Step One was to cut the handles of the bag off.)
|These chevrons are just freehand|
tape placement. I didn't really
|Takes forever to color in all the chevrons.|
|I was not happy with my crappy stitching,|
but in the end, Achilles liked it.
It's okay, though. I brought it home and Achilles loved it without the stuffing. He has claimed it as his own little sleeping mat. So it works out.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Tinkerbell Loves Babies
Another baby shower, another baby gift. The mom-to-be is a big Tinkerbell fan, so I decided to make a Tink doll for the baby.
The pattern for this is Cinderella Inspired Lovey Blanket, from TMK Crochet Designs. I altered it a bit (changed the colors, made plain hands instead of gloved hands, added wings) so it would be Tinkerbell. It looks pretty good, I think.
She was pretty happy with it, and it fits the Tinkerbell theme of the nursery, so I feel like that was a good choice of pattern to crochet.
I still have a bunch of this green yarn, though. So I'm thinking, after Christmas, I might have to crochet a dino lovey for future grandkids.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
My Email Makes Me Laugh
But once in a while I get something that makes me laugh. Like this one:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
She did not seem to have any pain. She was mainly just a little stiff because the lump, as it grew, impeded her walking. She remained as friendly and as sweet as she has always been, right up until the last. In fact, these last few months have turned her into a lap cat after only 16 years with us.
Her appetite remained pretty steady too, although the last few days she ate small amounts at a time and I tried to supplement those meals with kitten milk (like Ensure or Boost, but for cats). I knew she was fading, though, when she was unable to eat even the kitten milk.
The only trouble she had was right at the last hour, when it was difficult to breathe. T and I stayed with her and held her so she knew she was not alone. (I called off work, bawling my eyes out.)
We will all miss Sweet Miss Gracie,
Monday, August 01, 2016
|I love Hello Kitty. Isn't this a sweet|
But, I did get to make a gift for her, so I suppose one out of three isn't bad.
I made this Hello Kitty Hat and booties. The hat is my own pattern, available on the sidebar here (just click the link) and the booties are a basic bootie pattern.
The mom-to-be loved these, so I was happy with that. Another co-worker is also expecting, so I need to get busy on another gift!