Saturday, May 16, 2009
It's a beautiful, but cool day here. I am currently working on a baby blanket for my youngest daughter who is just starting her 2nd trimester. This will be her second child. She suffered a miscarriage last December so she is being extra careful. She is a Jazzercise instructor but is taking off for the pregnancy. I love making baby blankets so this is right up my alley. She picked the pattern and colors. Yellow and white, so it will work for boy or girl. When I get more along I plan on posting pictures. We spent a wonderful 4 days with old friends in Las Vegas last week so needless to say no needle work for me!! I have made 2 cloths, finished 1 and am working on the above mentioned blanket. Also have a crochet skirt going for my 3 1/2 yr old grand-daughter. I am still amazed at how much knitting or crocheting can calm my day. It is the best medicine I have found so far to help me get through a very stressful time in my life. I absolute join the ranks of those who I have heard speak of how de-stressing needlework is! The cloth here is from the monthly dishcloths group I belong to on Yahoo. I knitted it straight up left-handed without reading the directions backwards. Lucky for me it worked out.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Finished 2 more cloths in the last 2 weeks. I didn't have much time to get any knitting or crochet in due to an awesome trip to Las Vegas to see some old friends. Was like a mini-reunion. We had an absolute blast catching up and having fun. I had my laptop with me so I was able to show off a bit of my love of creating something with yarn. I have been learning Tunisian Crochet and find it fascinating and fun to do. Knitting and crochet is keeping me sane in a very stressful time in my life. Things seems to go wrong in mass and I find peace creating something, whether it is to give away or to keep for myself.