First– anyone want to give the new blanket pattern a whirl? I’ve made it a few times with various weights of yarn (worsted, thread, and I’m almost done with sport weight), but would love to see someone else’s take on it. It’s very much in second-draft-phase, but I’ll definitely send you the final version when it’s done. I’m really only looking for typos and inconsistencies in the directions. Email me (lisa at goodknits.com), if you’re interested! I’ll get back to you this evening or tomorrow. Thank you for the emails! I have enough testers. :)
Second– I’m thinking ahead to my summer vacation project. I have been wanting to make my youngest a cardigan for a long time. I bought the perfect cardi for him, last year, so I didn’t get that urge to make one. I don’t think it will fit that well, this autumn, so I spent some time pattern-searching, the other night. I’m really intrigued by the Lopapeysa style patterns, so when I came upon this free one, I knew it was The One. I’m going to use a lighter weight yarn (Houston autumns are just slightly-less-hot summers). Aren’t these colors beautiful?
Hello, friends! Long time no see! I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal stuff since Easter (mainly sickies), so I have not devoted any time to blogging. It’s ok, though. I think we all need a little reboot from time to time.
My little one is still under the weather, so I will just ease my way back into the swing of things. I thought I’d start with this peek at a new doily blanket. I have made it twice and I’m digging it. It’s about 42″ diameter and feels more…meaty than my others. It’s still lacy, but it’s got some weight.
I put it on my wall to photograph, yesterday, and it’s still there. I kind of love it.
I don’t decorate for Easter, so I don’t really have a lot of crafts going on for the holiday. When my husband went out of town a few weeks ago, I had the bright idea to crochet an Easter egg. After making the bottom half, I decided the top half must resemble a bunny. Yep. It’s basically amigurumi you can open and fill with candy.
I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the face stitching, but it’s growing on me. The ears really get me, though. Why are bunny ears so irresistible?
ETA pattern is now available HERE.
Friday, my boys’ school broke uniform protocol and let the kids dress up like cowboys. It happens once a year and the older grades have a big ol’ hoedown with dancing and singing. It’s all great fun right before Spring Break. They looked like this before school–
The photos at top were taken at a Houston Garden Center. I went with my mom to browse and Andrew got pretty dang silly while we strolled through the Japanese boxwoods. I am glad I had my camera bag with me. I just pulled it out and snapped off a few frames.
I’m also glad that Spring is near. Everything is so lusciously green! The COLOR just makes me swoon. I was even happy for the cold front that pulled through because everything is looking so pretty anyway.