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monet’s garden dress

  • Posted on June 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

you got a glimpse of megs new dress in my last post , but here it is in all it’s glory

monets garden dress

this is one of the dresses i made for the esk persian dreams kal. i took quick pics done just to verify i had finished the hexes dresses for my kal, but meg couldn’t resist trying this one on. this is one of those hate to love colors. it was pretty in the skein, muddled when wound and then started looking like clown barf when i started my “hex”. luckily i persevered because now it reminds me more of a monet garden painting.

now i really need to make her some proper leggings to wear under it before we go to the wedding next week

headphones!

  • Posted on June 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

found these adorable headphones at the dollar store and couldn’t resist picking up a couple to see if they would fit. they are actually air fresheners, and although they are a smidge big, for $1.25 they aren’t bad at all. i think they would fit the larger minifee heads perfectly or should be good for my kid delf.
headphones!
the top is a hard plastic ring, the bottom is soft and rubbery so no change of dolly damage. i think i could take the bottoms off, shorten the “stem” just a smidge and glue them back on to get a perfect fit. i’ll try that later….
headphones!

all done and blocking

  • Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm

got the border finished. now time to soak it and block it flat. i tried out my new blocking wires. once i threaded it through the edges and figured out how to pin it, i was impressed with how easy it is to block straight and square.

blocking

went to publish this post and found out someone had hacked my blog and replaced my posts with a bunch of yucky pictures. i almost cried. luckily my husband was able to delete it all and use the backup to get my posts back. if you happened to come here while the x-rated stuff was up, you have my sincerest apologies and hopefully we have got it fixed so they can’t come back!

nearing completion

  • Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

working on the borders now. a good border ties all the colors together and is like a frame for the main picture. this afghan seemed to require a more elaborate “frame” than just a simple sc border. i’m liking it so far, though my need for a good blocking becomes more evident the further i get.
border started

it’s all coming together now

  • Posted on May 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

crocheting the squares together took a surprisingly long time. i single crocheted around each square with natural then single crocheted it together with the next block(s) through the back loop of each adjoining side. my squares all look biased for some reason, i’ve never had that happen before. i’m hoping it will block out

coming together

getting closer

  • Posted on May 26, 2017 at 9:02 am

the last row of the granny squares are done – dark brown for the water soaked driftwood we would collect as we wandered the shore and the edge of the ocean.

driftwood

although the colors are more muted than the rainbow brights my grandmother most often used and this is soft wool rather than the hard wearing acrylic she employed, it still reminds me of the many afghans she made for me and my siblings, along with the ponchos, vests and skirts which were ever so stylish back then. i’ll always be grateful that she taught me how to knit and crochet as a child. those skills have stood me in good stead through the years, and i can almost picture her beside me as i ply my craft.

the afghan continues to grow…

  • Posted on May 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

i added two colors for the ocean, teal feathers and water green for the water and foam as the waves hit the shore. i’m not trying to make a realistic picture here, just using colors that remind me of that long ago beach, so i’m putting them in the order that i like best and think are most appealing.

sea

childhood dreams

  • Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

some of my favorite childhood memories are of visits to my grandmothers house each summer. she lived in vancouver and i loved how green everything was there compared to my prairie home. she also lived within walking distance of the ocean and we spent many days playing in the sand and surf. so when meg asked for a new summery afghan to go in their wicker swing, i had to make something that was reminiscent of those carefree days. i’ll save the garden theme for another day but here is the start of my ocean dreams throw.
sand
three shades of cream/light brown for the sand

fossils!

  • Posted on May 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm

fossils in my new stepping stone!
my garden is coming up finally and i’ve been taking a break from knitting and dolls to weed, add mulch and all the other spring chores. on my to do list was getting 4 more stepping stones to finish the path. the ones i got several years ago are no longer available, so i needed some kind of natural stone to at least be similar. when i saw the fossils in this one, i just had to bring it home. they just thrill my nerdy little heart and make me smile every time i look at them. next time i’m at the garden center i’ll be going through their huge pile of stepping stones to see what other treasures i can find for the remaining three 🙂

sweater progress

  • Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

sweater progress
i got the yoke done and am ready to split off the sleeves. i had 480!! stitches on the needle on the last rows. i’m still not sure how i want to finish the bottom edges. repeating the flower would be pretty, but that stitch pulls in the circumference and i think i want this one to fall straighter, especially the sleeves. i’m leaning towards a picot sewn hem, but am open to other suggestions.

of course i have about 150 rows of stockinette to knit first O_o