Thursday, 25 February 2010

Four Squares Blanket

This pattern is from Debbie Stoller's Stitch n' Bitch. I have made this blanket once before for a friend of mine and I think it's such a great pattern. It's modern but classic looking at the same time. And quite big! I'm thinking this will probably be the blanket we bring Bumble home in. 

Here you can see where the four corners "meet" and are made of 2 different stitch methods. It's just garter and stockinette, so any newbie knitter can pick this up pretty quickly!

The border is in moss stitch, which is time consuming but I think absolutely beautiful. It's very textured looking and feels wonderful. I would do more projects in moss stitch if it didn't take so long!

Soft Colors Blanket

This is actually more of a blankie than a proper blanket. It's so soft and snuggly! It's from another Lion Brand kit, and I have plenty of wool from this one to make probably 2 more blankies. 

Patchwork Squares Blanket

I have been so slack at posting new knitting projects. I've been knitting up a storm, but it's taken me awhile to get around to photographing (for getting Griff to) them and posting them online. It's such a pain uploading stuff!

I've been making blankets. Since we don't know Bumble's sex, I feel like blankets can be all sorts of colors, and no baby can have to many blankets to snuggle, spit up on, play on the floor on, use as a cape and fly around the house....

So this here blanket, is my patchwork squares blanket. I bought the pattern and kit from Lion Brand, which is a company I usually love. I am not very happy with the end product. The squares just didn't come out as evenly as I hoped, and my sewing tension is still a bit tight. I try pressing them with an iron, but it's still very wobbly looking. 

Griff, bless him, says that "mistakes" like this just go to prove that it's homemade and better than store bought. He also thinks that because I am so disappointed in how this one turned out, it's bound to be Bumble's favorite. We shall see. I do still love all the colors...

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

My mission in Life is to make this....

I don't know what occasion I will find to make it, but this cake has to be made. I found the website over on Whisk Kid (and to be honest, I found that link through someone ELSE's blog who also attempted at making this cake). When I showed it to Griff his reaction was "Wow that's a lot of icing" because the man isn't crazy about too much icing. But then I mentioned that it's  LEMON BUTTERCREAM and he looked a bit more eager. 

Is it not the most beautiful thing ever? *sighs*