Posts Tagged ‘baby quilt’

Another Reason to Knit

April 19, 2018

My brother called on my birthday.  My nephew and his wife’s baby was born the day before.  Drat!  He missed by one day.  I’m so very happy for the new parents and grandparents.  They have been waiting so long.  Now, I can make a proper label for his quilt.  And knit lots of stuff, of course.

  Baby socks from leftovers.  They probably won’t stay on his feet because it is silk and bamboo yarn.

  A boldly striped sweater that won’t fit until he’s two.  He will, however, be easy to find.

A don’t have much in the way of baby patterns, so I’ve been pouring through my books and magazines.  I can’t find what I have in mind, which doesn’t surprise me.  I may have to wing it, but some guidelines would be helpful.

 

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Working Away

January 27, 2018

I have gotten a lot of work accomplished on my baby quilt for my great-niece/nephew for the past two days.  For the last prior several days I was always going somewhere and I was beginning to feel anxious about it.  I am very close to finishing and finish is all I want to do.

Stupid Freezing Rain!

February 22, 2008
I want to go out tonight. I need to go tonight. Paul is obviously ready to go. He e-mailed us about two hours ago. He always drives and he has that big truck where there is plenty of room in the back seat. What do I want? Seafood, I think. But, there’s that Mexican place and that Italian place down in Delmar. I need to tell them about Myuushi. This isn’t going to be easy.

Ellen sent me her picture in the hat she made with my pattern. Looking good!

I found some flannel that matches the baby quilt. I thought that I would put a border all around it and applique some of the extra animals on it. I have to finish the quilt first if Zip will let me.

He was so bad yesterday that even Elvis hollered at him. And Elvis is the coolest cat in the world and don’t let Zip tell you otherwise.

Yeah. It’s that kind of a day.

Peanut Butter Sandwich

February 14, 2008
We went down to the Food Lion in Laurel late this afternoon. The one in town in dreary. It has been raining all day and the temperature kept dropping all day. By the time we got back, it was after 5PM. We hadn’t gotten anything quick to eat and I definitely was not in a mood to make anything involved. Doug pulled out a couple of Healthy Choice dinners that he had bought a while back. They were so bad that I couldn’t eat mine. I gave Doug a taste of the chicken and he said, “That’s chicken?” The dog liked it, but I think he liked the yucky stuff from the turkey better. Doug offered me a peanut butter sandwich which was a hell of a lot better than that other crap. I should have had a bowl of turkey noodle soup, but I didn’t think of it at the time. It would have warmed me up. Maybe, I’ll fix some tea. I bought two new kinds today.

Christine has tagged me again. The book is Slow Dollar by Margaret Maron. And it is not a knitting book. I actually had four books, eight knitting magazines, numerous patterns and mostly expired coupons sitting next to me. The first two were knitting books. That didn’t work. Page 123 in both were pictures. I then went into my bedroom and got the book on my bed stand. Success!

‘Lamarr quit cussing and beamed at Stevie like an innocent black angel. “We didn’t do the breaking. All we’re going to do is the entering.” ‘ How’s that.

I finished the front of the baby quilt. It was a bit of a pain. The picture blocks were a bit smaller than they were supposed to be. The directions said to use the other fabric to make them the right size. Also, neither the pictures nor the stripes were on the straight of grain. Over all, it is now about one inch smaller than it is supposed to be with no fabric left over. This is why I usually stay with patterns and books or just wing it. This kit was definitely not convenient.