Friday, April 25, 2014

Yarn Inspection

Sometimes you just have to sit back, have a laugh, and start over.

I've been working on another new crocheted baby blanket design this week.  After a few days of trial and error to get the right number of stitches, the stitch pattern, etc. worked out I finally got to where I could sit and work on the prototype of the design.  Thinking at that point that I had it easy...just needed to work up the prototype and then fine tune the pattern...well...this happened...LOL

 
 
Sophie (on the bottom rolling around in the yarn) and Sawyer (top one saying "You don't see me.  I didn't have that yarn in my mouth.  I'm just laying here.") decided to test the yarn to make sure I was using the best quality yarn available.  The yarn passed the test (whew).  I snipped off the "test yardage" and once again got to restart the afghan.
 
So...I don't have anything new to show this time because I'm still working on it...(wonder why LOL)...but I thought you all would enjoy these two as much as I did.  I love them dearly and they are always good for a laugh or smile :-)


Friday, April 18, 2014

New Baby Blanket and Pattern

Well, I got the big order for the bookmarks completed and sent out.  I also was able to get pictures of my newest design, the Berkley Baby Blanket.  It's a baby blanket that is a blend of bobbles and openwork.  I've got the pattern written up too.  Both the prototype and the pattern are available for purchase in my Etsy shop ( http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com )

Here's what it looks like :-)


 


I really enjoyed designing this and already have another design completed which I will make available soon.  I'm also working on couple of more ideas too!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Almost Done!

Whoo Hoo!  I'm almost done with the big tatted bookmark order.  They are all made and blocked.  Now I just need to package them up for shipping. 

AND...I finished my example baby blanket for my next crochet pattern!  YAY!  It turned out really nice and I have the pattern notes ready to write up in .pdf format to make it available for sale.  I just need to take some pictures and add them to the pattern.



PLUS...I already am at work on the NEXT baby blanket crochet pattern!  Plus I have an idea for the one after that!  It seems on a baby afghan roll...lol

So at the moment, lots going on and lots to come!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

So Many Projects. So Many Ideas.

I have a ton of ideas floating through my head and quite a few projects on my crochet hooks or knitting needles.  Plus I'm still working on the tatted bookmarks order....only a couple more of those to go!  So my fingers are flying, my wrists are aching...and I'm trying hard to finish up something so I can start something new!  lol...More soon.....