Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
So, I went back to WalMart last week and bought the yarn for yet another baby blanket, this time for a girl. I think my predicament was mentioned here. I stood there in WalMart, staring at the yarn, begging it to tell me it wanted to come home with me. Nothing. I toyed with the idea of a different color scheme, still nothing. I like what I see in my head, I really do. I just can't find the same thing in physical form. I even hassled another customer for her opinion on the yarn I finally picked out. I showed her two different color combinations, one with a lighter green, the other with a darker green. She went with the lighter one because she said that she has carpet in her house the same color as the darker green and hates it. I went with her suggestion because at this point there was smoke billowing from my ears and my brain was utter mush.
I got the yarn home and started working away and I think I don't like it. I say that I think I don't like it because I go from kinda liking it, to liking it, to hating it completely and back again. So, you see, I need your help before I get any further along in the making.
Here are some pictures I managed to take this afternoon. The lighting is not cooperating today and so the colors are slightly off, but you'll still get the idea of how they work together. Ok, I need HONEST opinions here. Don't worry, you can't hurt my feelings at this point, I promise.
This is the yarn I picked out along with the progress so far...
Here is a close-up of the color working together...or not?
And finally, this is the offending color to me. I'm pleased with the cream and green..at least I think I am at this point. Also, I think this next picture best represents the actual shades of the colors.
So, do the colors work together? Do the colors put together seem cold? Would you wrap your baby up in something like this?
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Ok, I haven't lost my mind...completely. I guess I'm just in a silly mood. I still haven't gotten any yarn for my next baby blanket and the apron for Geof still isn't made. What have I been doing, you ask? My weekends are now consumed with helping Nathaniel restore a 1976 Chevrolet Cheyenne pick up. That counts as crafty, right? It should. This was bought brand new by my Mom's brother, he sold it to her, my Dad gave it to me to tear around in the fields when I was like 13, and now Nathaniel is the proud owner. Ahh, the circle of vehicular life! So, if you're keeping score this P.O.S. makes two, yes, TWO vehicles from 1976 that we own. How special. The pick up is being restored to be used as a farm vehicle, and it's turned out to be a great learning tool for me. I've always wanted to understand a little more about what makes a vehicle run, now that I have a great teacher and "project" I'm doing just that! Another plus is going into an auto parts place and somewhat knowing my shit and watching the men in there melt into babbling puddles. I am woman here me ROAR!!!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
And Then There Was A GIRL!!
So now my dilemma: I'm so used to working with boyish colors that I can't for the life of me decide on nice colors for a girlish afghan. I stood in WalMart...which does nothing for the creative juices anyway...for over an hour trying to find the perfect trio of colors. What did I buy? Nada! I'm not a huge lover of pink...which is odd since it's in the color scheme for this blog...so I know I won't be making an afghan entirely in pink. What are some other good choices/color suggestions? I was thinking of a Strawberry Shortcake-esque color scheme with cream, green, and not so pukey pink. I've decided that I'll use the same pattern as I did for the last blanket I made because it worked up fast and I was pleased with how it turned out. Any yarn suggestions out there, while I'm thinking about it? I was going to go for the Caron SS again, but the more feminine color choices made me want to barf. I could use a good shove to get me going here. What colors are popular for young girls now? What kinds of color trends are happening in nursery design today? Am I really that far removed from the whole baby scene to be completely out of the loop?! ACK!!!!
Friday, March 02, 2007
She Sews Too?!?!
Another Baby Blanket
Finished dimensions: 35" x 30"
Materials used: Caron Simply Soft in Berry Blue, Limelight, and White. G hook [I love G hooks!!]