Thursday, July 23, 2009


I'm so happy about the response I've gotten regarding my give-aways. I'm going to keep it going for a few more days, but check back on Tuesday for the winners.

I've also really enjoyed the compliments about my laptop cover. As much as I might say that I don't go out seeking compliments, I can't help but enjoy them when they come my way. What can I say, I'm human.

Thank you to Rochard for the request to see some of my Nanny's projects and her picture, it was so comforting to write about her last night. I've really enjoyed reading the feedback about her projects. She would've been embarrassed, but secretly, she would have eaten it up. Thank you.

A few people asked where I got the pattern for the cover. It's from Knit Picks and is the Aguona pattern. They used to sell it as a kit, but now you can only buy the pattern. If you decided to buy their yarn to work it up, buy two balls each of the red and maroon, even though they only say that you need one. I ran out of each about six rows shy of finishing their respective sections. This was my first foray into fair isle knitting and I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to doing another colorwork pattern soon!

So, I told you last night that I was going to show you my two "Nanny-inspired" afghans and so I shall, but first, there's one more quilt I want to show you. I'd forgotten about it yesterday when I was running around the house looking for things of hers to photograph. She made me this when I was probably about five or six years old and I slept with it on my bed until I married my husband. Would've kept using it, but it's only a double size and for some reason, Hubby doesn't want to sleep in a bed that small. Go figure, we're both six feet tall!

I made this next afghan in the few weeks following my grandmother's death. Those of you that know me have seen how I can become a little obsessive with projects. Well, it gets worse when I'm really sad about something. This one was inspired by a WIP I found in Nanny's things, but couldn't find the yarn for in her stash. I wrote down the pattern as best as I could figure it and went out to find yarn right after I got home from her funeral. It turned out huge and is so wonderful to cuddle under in the winter. Makes me think of her all the time.

This other one, I made for her and my grandfather one of the last Christmases that we still had her. I wanted to show her what I could do with the skills she had taught me. It stayed on her couch until she died when my grandfather sent it home to me. It broke my heart when he gave it back because I had made it for him as well, but he explained to me that he wanted to make sure that I had it because of all the work that had gone into it and knew that it would be better taken care of at my house than at his where my young cousins were frequent visitors.

So, now I'm going to sign off and hang out with my mom who came to visit me and Bean today. I've had fun showing her some of the same projects I've been sharing with you guys lately.

1 comment:

knithound brooklyn said...

Both of your afghans are really lovely. Your Granny taught you well!