I spent some time on the Lily Pond.
And I am making another version of Snappy Tots Buggy Garden flag. Last year I made the Lady bug. This year I am making the bee.
I finished the Sunflower curtain!
I have to share this, Its not every day you see a pig walking around your yard unless you live on or close to a farm. which we do not. This oinker spent about 15 minutes making a mess of the yard looking for food..lol I was going to call animal control but he wondered out the same way he came in so I guess he wasn’t lost.
To my fellow YOPers, I made a few banners for year 6 and I will post them in the ravelry group in June. Again, plain but cute.
Yesterday was my birthday. 36! (f*%#) ! I had a good day. I made my grandmother’s stuffed green peppers ( for myself – Jon doesn’t like peppers) . So yummy!
My MIL bought me a cake …. she couldn’t remember if I was 36 or not so she grabbed and 3 and 0..lol I’ll take 30 🙂
On to Lily…
I crocheted blocks 3 and 4 together
a bit of a close up.
Blocks 2 and 5
Block 5 in 3 stages 🙂
This is one version of block 7. ( before blocking)
This is the other version I am using.
This was my last update last year. I have almost all the blocks made. I need to finish 5 and 7 and then 8.
I want to finish this before the end of the month. I started on May 7 2015.
I really want to make the Frida’s Flowers Blanket but I will only be making one block from each update until I am sure I am happy with my color choice. For the lily, I wish I would of used teal instead of peacock and a less dark of a green. I used Paddy green since that’s all I had on hand.
I’ve wanted to learn to knit for a while now. More than just casting on. I learned how to crochet by my mom when I was 13 (1993) . I wanted to make a blanket for my first nephew who was due in March of 1994. My mom made one for me when I was born so she seemed like a good enough teacher… I did not have the patience for crocheting . My tension was too tight and I gave up in a few months. never finishing or coming close to making that blanket.
|Me at one with the blanket my mom made me.
In the fall of 2011, Months after my mom passed of brain cancer I picked up loom knitting. Seemed easy and fun… and boy was it. A year after, I picked up my hook again , The same one my mom taught me with and I instantly felling love . I wish my mom was still here to see what I’ve made. She of course would be asking me to make a bunch of stuff for her..hehe and I would be happy to make it.
I see knitting as a huge challenge. I’ve tried it before and like learning to crochet for the first time at 13, I didn’t have the patience. Casting on was a breeze and I could do it all day but it wouldn’t get me anywhere. I’d just have a really long chain.
One of the things I wanted to accomplish this year was to learn to knit. But I need a project . I saw this Totoro graph in a ravelry group I am in . I can easily use it for a crochet project but I like the way it looks knitted.
I want to learn and I will accomplish something in the next few months. Like I need more projects! But I set my mind to it and it WILL get done 🙂
I hope you will follow my possibly short journey and if you are a knitter , share some tricks and tips.
Its been awhile since I have worked on my lily pond blanket. With the new Crochet along by Jane Crawford posted yesterday ( and I so want to make it!!) I thought I should finish last years blanket before I start a new one.
If I put my mind to it, I can finish the lily pond this month! I have 3 blocks to make and then I have to crochet every piece together.
This wonderful mess above is what I accomplished last night. I crocheted blocks 3 and 4 and 6 and 3. which are the side panels.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. My fiance had the weekend off so I was unable to get to the computer and post week 39 and it was a good week, I got a lot done! here is week 39…..
I made this cutie to remember my mom’s pug Max. He would be 17 this April. My step dad had to place him in a Pug Rescue when it was time for my mom to go to a hospice 5 years ago when she had cancer.
And a few more Hook Challenge projects crossed of my list
I used an F hook for this Gingerbread man bust
And I used an I hook for these bunny coasters . I made these for my fiance and my Easter dinner . (Tater Tot casserole….mmmm)
I also learned a new stitch that was on my list… Standing Double Crochet. that post is HERE
Week 40 was just as good a week…..
I am almost finished the Stewie Amigurumi. 3 down 9 to go.
I am making a curtain for my porch. For the 2 windows I want to cover (bottom half) I will need 16 more squares.
And another new addition… Dr Who nesting bowls. here is the bowl for the 10th dr.
My plans for April : Finish the Lily pond blanket!!!!! It is not fair to all the beautiful pieces to be apart. I need to finalize a few colors for the lily squares. This week I want to slip stitch along the long panels like the pattern suggests. I should of done it when I was making the panels but I wasn’t sure I would have enough Peacock to finish the other blocks.
See ya next week 🙂