Monday, May 03, 2010
REFLECTION ON MONDAY MORNING
Since weekends in California tend to be hectic, I often use Monday to reflect on the past week. I keep saying it this year, that California had more rain and stormy weather than in a very long time. This weather gives my camera more cloudy skies than ever - I love it! I'm using every opportunity to get the camera out, because the next few years or more the usual drought may return!
Moving right along, this is the easiest baby blanket I've ever made! Only it took some trying out knitting needles, before I got there (or rather: here), because the gauge on the pattern did not match up with my work!
So, hubby looked sadly at my repeated ripping out my beginnings. But now I'm on my way: 6 Knit, 6 purl -those are ALL of the instructions!
Made with a double strand of Red Heart Moonstars buttercup (yellow) and mint jelly (light blue). It's a soft, somewhat fuzzy yarn. Interestingly, the blanket looks greenish (because yellow and blue combined makes green, just as in painting)!
And my other baby blanket in the shell crochet stitch I saw on Crochet Life's blog is nicely progressing too. You saw the beginnings of that on the post with the green/brown baby room.
The other news is that I'm painting up a storm, and right now is the time that I should not get too carried away and take proper rest! Also to ventilate my living room regularly, because of all the oil paint and paint thinners. That may be the reason to scale back a bit with my blogposts for some time.