Friday, June 29, 2007

The Mixing of Varigated and Solids

During my searching and looking through the internet I have run upon many baby blankets and afghans pictured on varying sites and blogs, and there is something that I have learned. I have decided that I don't like knitted pieces that incorporate solids and varigated or ombre yarns in big items like an afghan or baby blanket. I really like it in something small and simple like a dishcloth:

How does everyone else out there feel about it? Do you like a mixture like this one:

(I am sorry to who ever this might beong to). I just don't like it. Am I alone here? Leave your thoughts in the coments!

More knittng soon!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

FOs: Finished Objects

Because it has been so long since i posted about knitting, you all are in luck! i have quite a few finished objects to show off. I have been on a kick of small quick projects. i don't have a huge project going right now, but am thinking of starting a shawl for myself soon. My fist completed project is, yes, another scarf. i am making these scarves for the Domestic Violence shelter. i think they are really pretty and girlie!

This is that Red Heart Rag Doll yarn that we got on clearance a while back at walmart. it has turned out so pretty. this picture just doesn't do it justice. Ok, another scarf:

This one is Lion Brand Jiffy Thick and Quick. It is really bright and fun. Again this photo doesn't do it justice. Another scarf:

There are now three of these scarves made out of this particular yarn. It is Landscapes by Lion Brand. A friend of mine gave this to me after she started a bolero out of it and hated the huge variations of color within the same dyelots. For her project it did look bad but for these scarves it really hasn't mattered too much. i can tell, but i hope it really isn't all that noticable. All of these have coordinating ribbons incorporated in the fringe.

Then i got an idea. There is a Medical Assistant student at the office i am doing this last clinical rotation who is pregnant. she is due in September and her last day is some time next week. i have got all that cotton flannel for baby blankets and bunches of stuff to make hats with. I made this hat first:

Then i decided that it was too Christmasy. What do you all think? Does it remind you of Christmas? I did not have any flannel that matched at all. Well it bothered me so i made a new one:

This one is much better for a baby boy, and i had a blanket that matched:

This blanket is super cute. it is a great light green color with blue stars and yellow moons and swirls. I crocheted a border that looks like star points. it is in that same light green as the blanket. I think it turned out really well. Here is the completed gift:

It is in a cute little basket with a book called, It's a Boy, which i found at walmart. i also included a cute little blue bear that i got at the dollar tree. i think it turned out really well and i don't have that much in it. only probably about 10 dollars in total, including the basket. i can't wait to give i to her. i jus love working on things for other people. i made another one of these baskets for a close friend of mine last fall and she has called me asking if i would make her some more of those cotton flannel blankes. more pics to follow about those.

For those of you keeping up with my job hunt, i have an interview for a CNM position in Missouri. There is only one OB in the little town, so it would be she and i. the interview is friday. i'll let you all know how it goes. i am super nervous....send good vibes my way next friday (the 29th) at about7:30 am. more later!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


things came up....will post ASAP! the more time away, the more knitting projects!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Geez it has been a while!

ok ok i know it has been a while since i last posted and the worst part is that i really don't have a good excuse! i have been working quite a bit but i have also had some days off. well i do have a great post in mind but it is too late to start that tonight so i will leave you with this and will get to posting hopefully tomorrow after work!

Seems like just about everyone who's blog I read has been doing this and even though i haven't officially been tagged i am going to do it anyway!

Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I have this really weird hate for things, espicially wood, with small holes in it. i can't really explain it except that maybe it is mom has the same problem here is an example of what i am talking about:
BLAH!!! i think it is the idea of little bugs coming out of the holes...yuck!

2. i really like flamingos! a good friend of mine graduated from college a couple of decembers ago and we decided to throw her a party. it is really hard to find graduation decorations in december so we randomly picked flamingos as our theme. it was really cute! come to think of it...i am suprised that we found flamingo stuff in december! i have been in love ever since!

3. i have been to egypt. my parents took me to egypt when i was in the 6th grade. we went just to go. while we were at the pyramids we went down into one of them...the small one i think and discovered that it makes your legs weak going down. my mom termed this condition pyramid legs! 4. on the theme of egypt...i fell off of a camel! while we were at thye pyraimds my parents thought it would be so great to ride a camel around the pyramids. my aunt and i were to get on one camel and mom and dad on the other. mom and dad got on faster than we did so their trainer signaled the camel to get up and at the same time my camel decided to get up as well...with my leg half over his back...and off i went! haha! not too many people can say that they fell off of a camel while at the great pyramids of egypt!

maybe this is him!

5. i have over a thousand emails in my hotmail account! i just don't ever seem to get around to going through them. now that hotmail has made their accounts bigger it is easier and easier to just leave it that way. i think i am only using like 10% of the storage space!

6. i never met my mom's father. he died when she was 10.

7. i don't really like to go to the movies. i love movies but i prefer to watch them at home on y couch! plus 8 bucks for a movie is just ridiculous!

8. last but not least...i love sitcoms....espeically MASH and the Golden Girls! i own all the seasons of both! so great!

Now if you are reading this, you have a blog, and you have not done this yet, then consider yourself tagged!

lots of small finished objects! until tomorrow!