Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Yarn along - what I can't show you

Joining Ginny and the ladies of the yarn along...

  I am working on a present or two for a dear friend's first baby, so until next week I can't show the knitting that has taken up most of my time lately, and boy do I want to show it. When I have not been knitting on that I have been crocheting this throw, as a Christmas present. I am looking to clean out my stash and spend as little as I can for presents this year, so this simple but soft blanket will be switching it's pattern soon. I have been doing 5 rows black then 2 rows silver, I am nearly out of black so I am going to do 5 rows silver then a row of black and 5 more rows of silver, then flip the blanket do 5 rows of silver a row of black and 5 more of silver. Hopefully, both colors will hold out and I can get a nice throw out of it. I found a tiny bit more of the black this morning so fingers crossed.
What I can show you...

This is a closeup of the black, I don't really like crocheting with it but the material is soft and warm in the blanket. As for reading I have not gotten much done, I am reading through the Backpacking reference I showed last time, it is very dry but interesting if sometimes way overly detailed. I am sure that the section on boot construction would be great if I were looking to buy boots but as a read through it is deadly dull. Which may explain the sleep I am getting as I only get a few pages done each night before turning off the light. It is good though. I have this knitting book too, which I love, I want to make lots of the things shown but more I want to have the author over for a cup of tea and knit. 

Badger has been working with her daddy on cooking her favorite breakfast food. She made me this waffle all by herself, I was in the kitchen if she needed help but the only things she asked was for me to fill up the smaller bottle with oil - she can't lift the big one - so she could measure that and if I wanted maple syrup or corn syrup. Maple, of course, although I will pour that next time.

looking forward to seeing what everyone is working on,


  1. What a good idea to switch around the colours. It will be an amazing gift. I look forward to seeing the baby gift too...I have a bit of baby knitting to do to so will be glad of ideas.
    Happy knitting and crochet.

    ps are your children's names blog nicknames or their real names? That would be awesome if they are...Beaver, Mouse, Badger and awesome...

    1. Having got a little further on the throw, I really like the color switch. Try the Puerperium Sweater, super cute knit. My sister just had her first baby and I made her two. The names I use for my kids here are their real life nicknames, which are representative of their personalities. Beaver is very good at working hard but sometimes works hard against his own interests, Mouse is a bit like a storybook mouse, he is loving and likes home best, Butterfly appears to be flitting about bring only beauty but is actually doing good works, Badger is often crabby, especially in unfamiliar situtations, but is very tender heart-ed.

  2. The throw is going to be very elegant and pretty!

    I'm curious to see your baby gift! Baby stuff is so sweet.

    1. Thank you! I really have found baby knitting to be a bit addictive.

  3. I should have started Christmas blankets LAST year! :sigh: I have been looking at "weekend afghan" patterns,but they use a BIG hook and LOTS of yarn as you use 2-3 strands together. I might just do it though! You've got a great start!