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have been loooonnnnnngggg ones!! I finally got the rest of my yarn from ebay in the mail today. I got some gorgeous aqua yarn that is a rayon/linen/cottonn blend and then some lime green and some flag blue new zealand wool. I'm really excited about that aqua yarn, I want to make my knitting/crochet buddy Miranda the celebrity poncho and then use the rest of it to make me a knitted tank or maybe the celebrity shawl? My son, Teddy was so upset today when I realized that the lime and blue wool was way too scratchy to make his sweater like we had planned. He wants the accordion at knitty. So I promised him i would find some other yarn quickly that would be soft, washable and sturdy, after all he's a 3 year old!! Even though i don't like using the red heart acrylic yarns for clothing, i think for this, it will be inexpensive and adequate. And if after I start, it looks like crap, i'll just frog it and start over with something else.
Oh i got to go see Miranda today and shared some of my stash with her. Poor girl, she only had about 8 balls of yarn in her's and that just won't do!! We decided to start a knitting night with her mom and sister and the two of us to knit, crochet, spin and dye. I can hardly wait till the first one!! I went and sat with her during her class at the university also, and managed to finish knitting the shifter knob cover I was making out of fun fur for my sister's birthday next month. Miranda couldn't believe I could see the stitches in that yarn but it was really fun to work with and a whole lot easier than I thought it would be.
You'll never believe what happened to me today! My cousin and her husband gave us a car. We have been a one car family for about 5 years now so this is a HUGE deal for us!! I went to hubby's work and told him and thought he was gonna go thru the roof he was so excited. It's not new or anything and the air doesn't work but it runs good and is free so thank you Lord for blessing us. Please bless Steph and Jason for giving us the car!! We were at their daughter's birthday party tonite where I gave her the ponytail hat I crocheted for her. I felt kinda uncomfortable cause Hayley didn't want to try it on and said she didn't like it. I know she's only 6 years old, but it still bothered me a little. Her mom talked to her before I left and then she apologized for being rude and thanked me for the pretty hat. I hope I get to see her wear it this fall/winter so I will know she really does like it. I was really proud of how pretty and warm it turned out.
Well, i guess i've spilled my beans for the day, I want to go get started on that celebrity poncho!!
My first hand spindle and some gorgeous teal blue roving came in the mail today. I'm going to wait till the kids are in bed, dishes are done, house is all sparkly before I let myself touch it! I can't wait to make something with yarn i've spun all by myself!! ~~Reminder to self~~ get sizes 10.5 and 13 circs. on thursday at Hobby Lobby, BUT ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOO MORE YARN!!!!!!!
I fixed the neckline border on my poncho and weaved in a couple of yarn ends that had escaped me at 3am. Then I designed and finished a long strappy headband, the kind you tie under your hair, to match my poncho. The whole thing looks awesome!! I wouldn't be suprised if I have people wanting me to make this set for them without any advertising on my part. Well, i've managed to do absolutely nooooooooooo housework for the last 48 hours while on this poncho mission but now it's time to play catch up with the house. If it takes me a day or two to post, that's why. I can't wait to show this to Miranda on thursday!! I just know she's going to ask to borrow the pattern. I better just take it with me.
here is the poncho and my friend Shauna from Texas.
But my crocheted split sleeve butterfly poncho is finished. I love it except for the edging around the neck. Think I may go back tomorrow, no wait....I mean tonite, and redo that differently. I don't want it standing up like a ruffle. That part looks a little dumb. My arms are tired and this body needs some beauty sleep so it will have to wait a few hours. Next to get done is my daughter's scarf and hat and vest. They are about 60-65% done now. Hopefully have them done by the end of the week and my son's sweater too!