Hello...no, it's not Craft Day Wednesday, but Clarice and the television were victims of Tuesday night's storms and neither were up and running until today...I didn't miss the television, but I sure did miss Clarice. So, today will be a craft post, and a favs post later on.
Enthusiastic knitting continues...I know that you are probably all sighing with boredom at my little efforts here at knitting, but I figure that Rome wasn't built in a day, as the saying goes, and therefore I am working toward something absolutely spectacular that will wow you all. (I just don't know what that is going to be yet.)
I finished the little blue denim-looking baby blanket for Christine's new baby boy. It is meant to be used in the car and just left in there...we had such when our boys were little and found them very handy as in summer the air conditioning would make their little bare legs cold and in winter it seemed like there was always a chill in the air. Anyway, it's all completed and ready to be shipped to St. Louis. I hope she likes it!
Lin, my knitting instructor, and Molli, the owner of the knitting shop I frequent, suggested that Jan and I go to www.ravelry.com and keep a notebook there of our projects, so we did that...oh, my word...this site is so amazing. I typed in all my projects and the yarns, needle sizes, laundering instructions, dates started and completed, etc. and it keeps them all right there...only a click away. I ran out of yarn and needed a dye lot number and YEP, YOU GUESSED IT, all the shop had to do was click onto my Ravelry notebook and the number was right there, no going back home to retrieve the little label. How great is this? You can also see patterns and yarns, other people's projects, and be in a group that includes everyone else who frequents the same yarn shop and attends classes there, etc. Who knew, WHO KNEW??? (Now, I am sorta hoping no one actually looks at my projects for awhile, until I get up to speed as there are some amazing things on that site and mine pale in comparison indeed. I am working on it...working on it...working on it. Rome truly was not built in a day, or a week, or a year, etc. Someday I will get there...or maybe not, but it is really nice just enjoying it all as it is now. I never thought I would see the day!)
On another front, my first quilting class was last Thursday night. We learned a lot from the introductory information, made our templates, chose our project, picked out and purchased the material for the project. Overload for me for sure...a lot in one two hour class.
So this week our homework was that we needed to cut out the first block of our project with the templates we made and the material we purchased...today's assignment in the photo above. My first block only has two colors in it, so I didn't cut into the others yet. I wanted to just go ahead and cut them all out, but I was afraid that I might not be doing it exactly correctly (this seemed too easy in other words). I decided to go to class tonight and see how I did with this first one. It's a fun class with Katie and Suzanne in it also, so I am definitely looking forward to having a go at it again tonight.
Oh, and the project for the class was a four block wall hanging, but I thought maybe I would enjoy something else a little more, so I am making a four block table runner with my blocks instead. I really love the idea of making useful things and when I am done, I can put it on the table and use it right away...how gratifying! The colors are (I am certain you will all be very surprised...NOT): Cranberry, Navy, Hunter Green, and Beige. I know, I know...but those are the colors in my dining room, so lighten up with me being so uncreative and boring. I love them!