March 24, 2009

When we take the time and effort to make a gift for someone, it really stinks when it doesn't turn out well. That was the case with last night's project - a "nurse" dishcloth that I knit for a very special nurse I know and love. I was about 10 rows from the end before realizing that it didn't look like a nurse
(or at least it didn't look like much of a nurse to me). This is what I had:

So... what did I do? Well, I ripped it out, of course! Yeah, it was a lot of work down the drain, but better to use the cotton for something that I would give, rather than just have it stuffed in a box somewhere.

Speaking of things that don't look like what I expected, here's another example. Now, before I show it to you, I should say that it looks just like it should and also just like everyone else's (I looked on Ravelry), but I'm just not happy with it. So, here for your browsing pleasure I present "Flutterby Fairy", a.k.a. Tinkerbell:

Either way I turned it (it's supposed to be designed for either side), it just didn't look as much like Tinkerbell as I expected it to. Oh well...

How about that bib I showed you in my last post? Yeah, I finished it and I'm happy with that! Wow, yeah I said I'm happy with something I made, ha ha. I am definitely going to make more of these, they're just so darn cute!
What do you think of this?

While I'm showing projects, here is a cloth I made for my granddaughter for her 8th birthday, since she loves to skate!

Until next time... happy crafting and here's to your projects coming out the way you picture them to be!

March 21, 2009

I've always liked to knit dishcloths, not so much the plain-Jane ones, but the ones that are shaped or have some oomph to them. These are from the same pattern, but notice the difference between the variegated one and the one shade of color one. Both beautiful in their own way, right? Right!

Well, recently I branched out a bit and got brave enough to try a few "picture" dishcloths. Here are my first two:

Btw, the above dishcloths are "Easter" and "Button", both done for friends in a group I'm in... crappy picture of the button one, but it's the only one I have.

Soon after knitting those, I began the search for more cloths to knit. After finding and printing out dozens ahead of time, I stumbled upon this wonderful blog that had not only cloths, but also baby bib patterns, and they match! Here is what I've knit so far on the "Snowbaby Bib":

I've had a hard time getting a good picture of these knit pictures. I think my lighting is bad, too, which doesn't help. Ok, but back to the bib, it's really fun to knit them, I have enough grandbabies to knit them for, so I can see this being an addiction, lol! I think when I knit more bibs from that same blog, I'll go down a needle size tho, as this isn't tight enough.

I'll update with pics of the finished bib as soon as... well, as soon as it's done! ;-) After I get out to WalMart, I'll have a new supply of some colored cotton to make some more dishcloths and bibs, too. Woohoo!

I received these squares in the mail today from Crochetville member cindybmw2004 (Cindy), aren't they pretty? Thanks so much, Cindy - they're beautiful!

March 20, 2009

The other day I received two more squares in the mail. These are from jmccrochet (Joyce), a fellow Crochetville member. Thanks so much, Joyce! Your squares are beautiful!!

Here are the latest squares I received for Mom's Comfortghan. Aren't they beautiful?
Thank you, Yvette and A_stitchintime!! I'm late getting these posted due to some things going on lately and for that I apologize, I really didn't mean for it to take this long, girls.

When I look at all the squares together, I am reminded of all the talent and artistry in all the ladies making them. I guess I should take a picture of all of the ones I've received all together, huh?

I've received five packages of squares in the past two days, so I'm going to make one post, as well as post all the pictures of the squares I've received.

My thanks go out to Charlene, Jessica, Sandy, Janette and Shana. These ladies worked hard to create some beautiful squares - what a selection Mom is going to have on her afghan, I just know she's going to love this!

Thanks, Ladies!

Today I received 4 more squares for Mom's afghan. These come from grannyzkraftz, a fellow Crochetville member. They are beautiful squares and I am so thankful to her and the others who have been helping me with this project. Thanks, Grannzkraftz, you squares are beautiful!