Monday, December 26, 2005


I've been crocheting alot of preemie things lately. Here are a few of the things I've done. The pattern for the preemie hats is really easy and you can find it here. The pattern for the preemie afghan is also really easy and the pattern for it is here. I really much prefer knitting, but these things go so fast.

I've also been enamored with dolls lately. I bought this pretty doll the other day on sale for $5.00.

I have several other porcelain dolls too and one day I'm going to take pictures of all of them and put them in a journal or scrapbook.

I've also been into reading stories about dolls. Here are two of the books I read this season. These books were written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Sweet Treat

This is not knitting related, although I guess it could be if I wanted to have a knit-in at my house and serve some of these wonderful treats. I was on my way home from work and I couldn't resist the urge to stop at the bakery and get some of these scrumptious looking petit fours. They are so pretty decorated with Christmas flowers. They are almost too pretty to eat. But not quite.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Felted Hat Finished

Actually, it's been finished for awhile. I know I've been woefully negligent of my blog lately. I just haven't seemed to have the time to post as often as I would like. Anyway, here's a picture of my finished hat. I really enjoyed knitting it, and it felted nicely. It was nice to have that experience of felting. After reading about so many who have felted successfully and unsuccessfully, I was a little afraid to try it on my own. Finally, one day I just got tired of putting if off and decided to felt it, come what may. It turned out fine, and was a great learning experience.

Last week I was off from work the whole week with a nasty cold/flu bug. Today is my first day back at work. A friend had given me a crochet pattern for an afghan that she was making. It looked pretty easy and relaxing and not too taxing on my brain. I had some yarn and I didn't really feel like doing anything else, so I just sat in my recliner while watching TV with Eddie and worked on this afghan. It's turning out really pretty and I already know that I'm going to love it. It's almost big enough to cover my whole body, and I still have a few more rows to go on it.

My friend loaned the book to me that has the pattern in it, but I can't remember the title. It's a book by Leisure Arts, and it's Quick Crochet Afghans, or something like that. I normally don't crochet that much anymore because I love knitting so much, but this pattern was so easy that I couldn't put it down. And did I mention how fast it went? It was a breeze. Before I knew it I had almost an entire afghan finished. If I had been knitting it, I think it would have taken alot longer and been in danger of becoming a UFO. That's why I usually knit small projects like socks and scarves. The afghan was a great thing to do while recuperating from a cold. It's really hard for me to go to bed when I'm sick unless I have the nausea type sickness. So, when I stay up I can't just sit and watch TV with nothing in my hands to do. I just can't do it. I have to have something in my hands that I can do like knitting, sewing, or crocheting, and this afghan just fit the bill.