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Tuesday, August 24, 2010


We've had some very beautiful sunsets lately in New Jersey.  I was lucky enough to capture a few shots of one of the last ones (from my bathroom window).

And in a side note, driving back up from Florida, we drove into a LOT of storms.  Here's a few of the coolest pictures!

AMAZING Granny Rectangle Blanket

I fell in love with Lion Brand's Amazing yarn.  I love the way the colors look, I like how soft it is, and I like that it is made with wool (almost 50% wool) yet it is machine washable!  I had started gathering skeins of "Wildflower" months ago....I think I actually posted about the first 4 here.  Since then I've been buying a few skeins at a time with this blanket in mind.  I ended up with 20 purchased skeins of yarn.  As I started this blanket, I had an issue with one of the skeins--lots of fiber was unspun and it was kind of gross.  I contacted Lion Brand and they ended up sending me a free skein.  So in total I had 21 skeins for this blanket and I used just about all 21.

Here are some pictures from my project!

Florida Vacation

In the beginning of August I went on a road trip to Naples, Florida.  It was so much fun!  I hadn't been to florida in about 20 years, so it was really nice to see it through the eyes of an adult (as opposed to a 6/7 year old hehee).  Of course, I found a LYS and decided to see what kinds of yummy yarn they had!  (I decided that yarn is the best souvenir for me!  Not only is it so fun to buy, but I can make something beautiful that will last for long time.)  I found Knitting with Nancy!!!  The store was really nice and there were a bunch of helpful people working there.  I ended up picking out three new yarns!

A beautiful sock yarn called Santa Fe:

Some Zen by Berroco that happened to be on sale :) and who can resist a sale???

And Mochi Plus--which came with a free knitting pattern!!!!


Under the Sea

I mentioned in my last post that I had been working on a secret project!  Well here it is!  My friend commissioned me to make a baby blanket for her friend who was expecting her first baby.  While the parents decided to not know the sex of the baby, the theme of the nursery was going to be under the sea.  I came up with this design using the "Soft Waves" pattern by Jan Eaton and free handing all of the sea creatures.  The baby was born quite recently--a healthy boy!!

Hope you like the blanket!