Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

As soon as I saw Jared’s newest blanket, I knew I HAD to make it. It’s beautiful and classic. Shortly there after, someone asked me to make a baby blanket for them. So I knew right away what pattern I was going to make.


I am really pleased with the result. The garter stitch went pretty quickly (although the middle part was starting to get a little tedious.) The worse part? Since I was too impatient to wait for Jared’s version, I had to chart the feather and fan border myself. Incorporating the pattern into the corners was a little…ummm challenging. There is no way I could have done it without Excel!

The Rowan Wool Cotton was a pleasure to work with. It has a beautiful hand without being too warm or too hard on the hands.


She also asked for a beret for the baby. So I took Wendy’s beret pattern and massively sized it down and put a few flowers on it.


(Please excuse the hand, I wasn’t sure how else to photograph such a small hat.)


I am currently working a simple Noro Silk Garden sock. I love the look of it, but it is a little tough on the hands. I can only knit on it for a little bit before I have to put it down. Although I am trying to cruise though it, I am on a little bit of a deadline on this one. Pictures coming soon…

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yankee Stadium

I went to my first game at the new Yankee Stadium on Monday. I had heard that stadium was nice. But was thinking, “What's all the hoopla about? It’s just a baseball stadium.” Let you tell you my friends...the hoopla was right.

First, it’s really nice looking. It is layout beautifully. And the food! It’s not just hotdogs and nachos anymore, although they have that too. They have everything from philly cheese steaks to sushi. Yes sushi! At a baseball stadium! I myself had a Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. Very yummy.

The seats are very comfortable too. They are molded plastic and so much better than the ones in the old stadium.

Our seats we in the nose bleed section, but we still had a good view of the field. There was only a little bit you couldn’t see.


The best part of the night? The Yankees won! 5-3. And my future husband hit a homerun!

I did bring a sock with me, fully intending to knit. But I got wrapped up in the game and good conversation.

Hanging with the girls…priceless.


Monday, June 8, 2009

It Makes Me Happy!

I grabbed this screen shot from Ravelry the other day:


101! Wow! Thanks to everyone who made my pattern a favorite!