Monday, January 21, 2008

How I've spent my week.

Those of you who have read this blog in the past know that my dentist and I spend a lot of time together. I went to visit him last Monday because a tooth I have already spent $2,500 on is infected (again!). I have an appointment to get it pulled on February 7th. Then I will need an implant. I keep telling him once he fixes one tooth he curses another LOL! Because of the infection I also have a swollen lymph node (it's much better today). It hurt to even open my mouth to eat.

On Friday, I met Dawn, one of my knitting friends, to go to a yarn store I hadn't been to before. I stocked up for a few projects. I want to make dragon scarves for Mackenzie and Jack. A short while ago I saw a place to sign up for a free issue of a knitting magazine. I got my first one about 2 weeks ago. It's called Creative Knitting. I love it! I am going to start a lop eared bunny today with the lavender for Mackenzie. The blue is for Jack. I also picked up some yarn (pink and brown) for a sweater for Mackenzie.

I've been procrastinating all weekend. Today is the day I need to do all those cleaning jobs that I put off.

Take care,

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Waiting for Jack

Jack is due to make his appearance in this world next month. We are anxiously awaiting his arrival. Being the grandmother makes the wait a little easier. Britt says she's just about done being pregnant!

I knitted this blanket for Jack and I have a couple of other projects in the works but Britt reads this so I am not posting them until later :)

This past spring I was at my local yarn store and I saw on the employees knitting a beautiful baby blanket in a nice off white. I asked her if the pattern was available to buy and she said only if I bought the yarn from them. I already had the yarn I wanted so I went home and figured out the pattern. It is a very simple one so it didn't take much thought. Here it is. I think you could probably find it in just about any pattern book or search.


CO 147 sts on size 7 circular needles. ( I used a 40" cable) The blanket is about 36" wide so you could use smaller cables.

K 8 rows.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7,9 and 10 (RS): K
Rows 2, 4,6,8 (WS) : K5, *P5, k1* repeat between * *to last 10 stitches, P5, k5

Repeat rows 1-10 until desired length.
(I did 27 repeats)

K 7 rows

Cast off.