Many things have happened the last couple of weeks. I ran out of the Autumn Red yarn I needed to finish my FIL's afghan, so I'm trying to finish it in black...I'm hoping it turns out okay. Dh and I are Stargate fans, SG-1 and Atlantis. The other day, I was inspired, and I have started to design a Stargate Afghan...No, it's not the charted kind like someone else has made (I can't remember the lady who designed it--if you're reading this, please speak up!! :-) ), but it's going to be pieced together, much like a granny afghan. As soon as I can figure out some of the specs, I'll post the pattern here, that way I can share with other fans. (Hey, since the show's ending soon after 10 years, wouldn't it be neat to send each cast member a Gate-ghan? *wiggles eyebrows* I think it would be pretty darn cool, but I don't have the resources to do it myself. :-( )
I have completed the sweaters for my dd and niece, now I'm working on a sweater jacket for myself, which I hope to wear Sunday to church for my dd's dedication ceremony. It's the Baroque Lady's Jacket, available at Stitchdiva.com, and also at Annie's Attic. I didn't have the funds to buy the yarn they recommended, so I used Bernat's Super Saver in Medium Antique Rose. It's turning out quite nicely, and I can't wait to wear it!!
I finally designed a bonnet and bootie set to go with my christening gown, which I've named Garcelle (it's French for "blooming"). Here are some pics, in which the complete set is modeled by my new doll:
If you'd like a copy of my pattern, feel free to email me at trinketsbytracey at yahoo.com (spelled out to protect from spammers) for more information. This will not be a free pattern, and I will give you the info necessary--right now, I'm trying to see what kind of response I would receive for it.
I must go now; I need to continue cleaning up before dh comes home from work. I hope to hear from you, readers, very soon!!
Monday, October 02, 2006
Okay, I've posted before about all my WIPs. I've finished a sweater I started last week for my dd or for my niece (they're both getting matching cardigans from "Simple Crochet for Cherished Babies"--it's the V-stitch hoodie that's toward the back of the book) to match the matching dresses I bought for each of them at Wally-World (even though both babies have opposite complexions [dd fair, dn darker], the colors in the dresses look good on both! Yay!! *happy dance*). I need to finish the sleeves, hood, and trim on the second sweater. I also started a CAL at Crochetville with the Skipping Stones Circular Afghan by Priscilla Hewitt. The plan is to make two of these--one for my FIL, the other for my dd. So far, the one for my FIL is coming along beautifully!! His is being made in Mainstays (a brand formerly carried by Wally-World [THUD]) Autumn Red. The one I want to make for my dd is going to be in purples, greens, and blues from an old UFO I started four years ago that I've decided to frog. I also have another WIP that is a ripple afghan for a friend. He picked a bright neon green Rainbow Boucle from JoAnn's, Etc., and even though the coloring is 'interesting', to say the least, the afghan is turning out quite well--better than I expected, actually. Then, there's also the Anona Christening Dress I'm designing. *sigh* I'm taking a break from it for the moment, because I need to finish dd's dedication dress I started months ago, took a break from, and is only half-way finished! *puts hands up to head, shakes head* I have so many things going on, I don't know what to finish first! I do have to admit, though, that the circular afghan being worked with two strands has been a nice change for me. Going from size 10 thread to double worsted has been fun. It's not as much of a strain on the eyes, know what I mean? Well, readers, I must go for now. Hopefully, soon, I am able to update with pics...I'll admit that I've been quite lazy about that lately. Time to get some breakfast!!