May 29, 2008

Recent workings

So, this isn't exactly new, but I love this photo of yarn which is now becoming a baby blanket.
The new stuff is the exciting part of this post if anyone in blog land is reading it.  First, I love this picture of a cart brim full with yarn.  
This yarn I got to be a unisex baby blanket for my sister's pregnant friend.  Isn't it wonderful?  It is 100% cotton in one of my favorite color groupings. 

This yarn is, shall I even say, 50% AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the dreaded word, acrylic.  I love the colors though and it is very easy to work with so I figured I could use it to my whim at a later time.  
Do not take this picture as the actual color, I just wanted you all to see that the 4-ply yarn is made up of 4 different colors.  There is one ply each of pink, orange, yellow, and white.  I love that concept and I haven't really seen it much before.  

More to come of my fun trip tomorrow.  If anyone is out there in cyberspace reading this, it would be great to hear from you.  

May 27, 2008

Once again, I have been horrible

So, I am sorry again for being gone for so long.  I had a laptop through my school and I had to give it up on our last day.  It was a very sad day and have been in withdraw since that day.  No computer equals no blogging, no blog checking, no Facebook stalking, and no email.  It really has been a tough week.  But, on the bright side, after we got back from my grammy's house for Memorial Day, my mom and dad went to the school and brought both laptops home.  So if anyone is reading this, you are probably now asking yourself if we didn't get home until four a.m. or what?  No, the answer is I was extremely busy yesterday writing thank you notes for graduation gifts, but I did get them all done.  Also, due to my illness, I am now having an extreme case of insomnia.  So, I am sorry that I have once again been absent and I am trying to get a following because I love reading everyone else's blogs and I hope one day someone thinks of me the way I admire all those bloggers in cyberspace.  But at least I got around to it.  Thanks for reading.  

May 13, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

So, I had taken these pictures about a week and a half ago, prior to all the tornadoes in our area, and I'm glad I got them in while we still had sun.  In fact, as I speak, it is raining again.  But that is beside the point.  This is a blanket I started for for a gift for my sister, who is not pregnant, but her friend who is.  You see, she was completely stressed about having to knit a blanket that I figured I would just make one for her.  

So, this is just a close-up of the stitch markers I made.  My sister took the normal stitch markers home with her and so I just grabbed some beads and had about ten stitch markers in ten minutes.  

This is our outdoor cat, Maurice.  Maurice decided while I was taking pictures of my knitting that she was more important.  Even though she was interrupting my photo shoot, you have to admit she is adorable.

Here are what the first few shots with Maurice in them looked like.  I would push her out of the way, then while I was focusing the camera, she would sneak up beside me and manage to wiggle in as soon as I actually took the picture.  Sneaky little thing.

I know no one reads this blog regularly, so I don't quite feel as guilty about not posting for over two weeks.  Even though no one reads it I plan on starting to post more regularly.  I will start posting a word of the week on Fridays and I will try to keep that going throughout the summer.  Thanks if any of you are out there reading this.  

ETA:  The reason for the title is that I have had the pictures taken for a long time and planned to put them on here and just now got around to it.