Saturday, November 10, 2012

Granny Blanket Is Done!

It's done!  And I couldn't be more pleased!  (Note the appliqu├ęd owl in the bottom corner)  Yes, ends are woven in, tassels attached and I blocked the entire blanket.  It took most of the week for it to completely dry out.  I am glad I blocked it because it really lays so pretty now.  I think it looks like a piece of folk art.
Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes!

I  love it with my ottoman!
Oh, I also had to do some "owl therapy" this week.  That little pillow is the outcome.  I have a  deep pile of upholstery samples in the basement that have been screaming at me to be used.  So I put some to good use.
Isn't he cute???  I do have more planned.
I almost got her, LOL!  There is too much distraction for Phoebe to sit still, although she loves being in the picture.  
But I got her here!  For those interested, this blanket is done in all acrylic yarn.  I joined my squares as I  worked the blanket.  I have really become a fan of crocheting my grannies in this manner.  It looks so neat and clean when you are finished.  Of course, you can see my black contrasting color throughout.  There are large tassels at each corner, each a different color. 

I have a lot of lavender and blues in the blanket and bright red.  I really can't tell how many colors I used!  As usual, I really never have a plan, I add colors as I am working. 

For anyone wishing to try one out, if you look at the picture I have of the blanket laid on the floor you can see the entire pattern.  Of course, if anyone wants to email me with questions, I am happy to answer.

Now the question is, "what next?"  I can't decide.  I kind of want to start another blanket but I have also found a little doll pattern I want to try.  Before I begin anything I think I will devote the rest of the weekend to getting the house cleaned and laundry done.    

Happy crocheting everyone!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Luvs Me Some Asheville!!!

 View from the front porch....
looking out....
and looking up...
Last weekend I joined our "Cheese Biscuits" to go to SAFF in Asheville.  And the fall color, well just see for yourself!  I didn't want to leave!
I could kick myself for not taking more pictures, but I was so busy having fun with the girls, well...I didn't have time.  LOL
We we all walking together in Asheville, looking for a Starbucks, and I was lagging at the end of the line taking pictures of this church.  I loved the round tower and the bricks.
This is Suz, she is so freakin cool!  Once a year is not enough to see this girl!
Suz and Annie.  You might ask what is she pointing at?  Well it's the Boston St. street sign (since they are both from Boston)...but me being such a dweeb, cut off the sign!  Thank you Annie for all the hard work you did in getting our cabin and driving us up!
A Falcon, what a beautiful bird!!!
Some yarn porn I bought at one of the local shops!!
A "knitting virgin" buying her first set of knitting needles!

Suz will probably want to choke me for posting this picture, but this hat looks so cute on here I cant help it!

So, now I am back home.  I totally missed the mountains this week.  It was so hard to go back to work on Monday!!  But I got back into the swing of things.

My granny afghan is being blocked as I speak, and I am jonesing for it to dry out and get pictures posted!  It is going to be hard to give up.  :(  But...I am already thinking of my next blanket!

Oh, this week I scored at my weekly thrift store run.  I scored this little outfit at the GW Boutique (Goodwill Store)!!
I spent a whole $8 (boots not included).  I am still not sure I am a "tuck in the boots" kinda girl though.  There must be some secret hint to keeping the jeans from bunching up at the knees, if anyone out there knows it, Please Share!

Now I am off to spend the rest of the day being a couch vegetable!  LOL