Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Moving along....

 I started making a blanket for my bedroom a while back out of some soft pale colors .  About 20 squares into it, I laid it out and... nothing.  It looked boring to me.  The colors looked nice as a few sample blocks, but all together as a blanket, just wasn't cutting it.  I decided to stash the yarn (so that's how a stash is born!) and move on.  Now it's a scarf and I'm still not sure about the colors.  This jacket was about the only thing I could find in my closet to go with it.
 The linen color looks like a dirty off white.  Blah.  Oh well, now I have time to move on to something else I'm not very excited about.......
With all the blanket making going on around here , my son asked me if I could "knit" him one.  While I explained to him that his mother is very talented in areas such as making his meals, washing his clothes, and a bit of sewing and crocheting thrown in, she has not yet mastered the art of knitting.  "Whatever" says he, doing the eye roll thing, and points to my giant granny just finished a few weeks earlier, "how about something like that?"  I have a hard time saying no to this boy of mine, so despite the fact that I'm up to my eyeballs in WIPs, I agreed.  Uggggh.
He had attended a baseball clinic this summer at Sonoma State University and brought home a tee shirt.  The school colors were his color choices.  Yay.  Too bad you can't get yarn to match everything.  This is as good as it's going to get, so another giant granny is in the works. And he has turned into the yarn police.  Everyday after school I hear "How's my blanket?  Did you work on it today?  Is it done yet?"  Hah! Whatever.


  1. Thats lovely , i often ask my son if he would like me to crochet him a blanket for his bed but he ust looks at me and says no not really , maybe one day hele say yes x your scarf is really pretty xx

  2. Aw, love that he wants a blanket made by you. That's fab!

    Also, I really want that book you mentioned in the previous post - the Sarah London one. Is it good?

    Nicki xx

  3. Love the scarf :) It must be very soft! The colors are great!
    and the granny you started for your son is a beauty...love these masculine colors !
    Have a super day!

  4. I have a very similar looking scarf that I have finished recently but can't get enthusiastic about. It's for my sister-in-law so I hope she likes it... We obviously need our zingier (sp?!) colours!

    My boys are all begging for blankets now after Miss Meg's successful one! We're coming into Spring/Summer so I'm surer I can whip up a couple by next Winter. I like your blues. I'm thinking just rows and rows of dc will do my lot.

    Sandra x

  5. I love the scarf. It looks fab with that jacket, very modern. See, now you just have to go and get some new duds to go with it! I wish my son would ask for a blanket. Instead, he'll say things like, "You're not putting that thing in my room, are you?" Sigh.

  6. I love those colours! I just bought a pink cardigan (it's not quite as grannyish as it sounds!) and have a pale grey scarf with pink spots that will go really well with it. Pink and grey rocks!
    Lucky boy. My oldest teenager looks at me like I am mental when she sees me crocheting. Hey ho!

  7. Hello thanks for your comment on my blog, nice to meet you. I think your scarf is really beautiful, almost vintage romantic colours. It would probably looks good with anything denim I think. I do love that you are making a giant granny square for your son, he will love it as it's all his colour choices, have fun with all your WIP's. By the way those pumpkn muffins look divine, would you mind sharing the recipe with us ? xox


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