Blankie in Blue

This blanket is for Kholi’s birthday on Wednesday. (If you are seeing this Kholi, act surprised on your big day, ok?)

I stand behind my crocheted blankets 100%. No really, I DO!!

The artist "in" her work!

The artist “in” her work!

Blunder Like Ya Mean It

If you are going to blunder, go big or go home. Yep, that’s my motto apparently.

In my last post, I wrote about being so new to this whole sewing thing that I was surprised to find out sewing machines use TWO threads at the same time. Doesn’t that seem a bit greedy? 🙂

Today, I got to hang out with the ever fabulous Carly, a young woman from Arizona who is here in town for awhile. She went with me to the – as she had to teach me, fabric store not cloth store. Well what do I know? Give me some yarn and a hook and away I go. The whole vocabulary is different in the foreign moonscape of sewing machines. If I crochet, I am a crocheter. If I knit, I am a knitter. But if I sew, I wouldn’t want to be a sewer – because, like, ewww. Doesn’t look right.

So we toddled into the store to purchase my fabric for tonight’s class. What I was trying to express to the refined sales crew was, “Hi, I’m really new to this and expect to make many mistakes tonight. And while this is a very nice store with very nice sales people and very nice fabric (and indeed, it is), I’m wondering if, perchance, you might have some fabric remnants or discounted items I could buy?”

But noooo. What came out was, “I want whatever is cheap and ugly”. Holy Bovine – I didn’t score any points with that one!

 

 

“Ketchup”

Hey y’all,

I haven’t posted in a long time, so now I am in “ketchup” mode – as in, we’ve got some ketching up to do! 🙂

My 4 hour surgery on May 3rd went quite well. As expected, I had the usual 3 day post-anesthesia honeymoon followed by a huge energy and mood crash. I’m pulling out of it, mood-wise, but the energy will still take a few more weeks to return.

As is my habit with pre and post surgery states (sad that it’s been so often that this has become a habit), I crocheted up a storm. I made blankets for my great nieces and some smaller blankets for their baby dolls. Please note that the Roll Tide gal should get some good karma points for making War Eagle blankets (Bama vs Auburn).

For Anne Marie

For Anne Marie

 

Tiny stitches!

Tiny stitches!

 

Doll not included. "I'm just modeling".

Doll not included. “I’m just modeling”.

 

This turned out thick because of my crocheting with 2 threads simultaneously.

This turned out thick because of my crocheting with 2 threads simultaneously.

 

A blanket for the baby doll atop the "people blanket". I know - dolls are people too :)

A blanket for the baby doll atop the “people blanket”. I know – dolls are people too 🙂