Sunday, June 17, 2007

Another project completed

I did it in five days! I am so proud of myself! I completed my baby blanket I started on Tuesday! It was too easy and too fun to make! This pattern is definitely a keeper. I am so glad I bought the yarn for such a good price too. I still have almost two skeins left too. Maybe I can squeeze a pair of booties or something out of the extra yarn. We will see.

Here is the finished project.

I went to JoAnn's on Sunday for their firefly promotion. Great deals on yarn let me tell you! I went in to see about purchasing some yarn (I guess that is what they call this ticker tape stuff) for my cropped jacket project. It costs $7.99 a skein! I was very overwhelmed with the price. I am accustomed to cheap yarn I guess. Anyway I looked at several colors which were nice but I wanted something more neutral or solid to work with. I found a carmel color one for $2.97 a skein! What a bargain. I bought nine skeins.

This looks more like ribbon than yarn. It has a light velvet feel so its very nice to touch. I can't wait to work with it. I thought about starting it on Sunday but I decided against it. I think I will wait to start later this week when I can really devote some time. I also do not want to burn myself out crocheting. Hopefully will complete this quickly.

Saturday was a horrid day for me. I had a few errands to run before I went to my mother's home to spend the weekend with her and my brother. At my last stop I couldn't start my car! I was totally shocked! It wouldn't make a sound! This recently happened to me in September and I had to have the starter replaced. The starter went out again! I was furious. I called AAA and they sent a tow truck which took around four hours to get to me. I was patient but annoyed. The one good thing that came out of it was I finished the blanket. My wonderful friend Jodi came and stayed with me and took me home only to learn I left my house key on the car key ring. I had to call the tow truck guy to wait so I can get the key! Not a great weekend. I arrived home and preceded to nap. I was exhausted waiting in the heat. Later that evening I cut out the pattern for my skirt. It only has three pieces to it. I am getting pretty excited about making this skirt. I think I will shop for some material next weekend to make it. I probably will try to make it the following Saturday. I am feeling very inspired!

Well this was my weekend. I hope everyone had a good one. My wasn't the best but it could have been worse right?

Catch you on the flip side!



Adrienne said...

Look at you! you have been busy girl!!!!!

Nik said...

I had to force myself to stay out of JoAnn's this weekend. I was trying not to spend any money on fabric until I used the fabric that I've already accumulated.

KimT said...

isn't it great to finish something! you have made tons of progress. I went to the Joann's sale too. I bought a pattern and material. I am going to attempt to make a sundress. You have inspired me!

Virtuous said...

Yeah!! On the blanket!! See I just blogged about how patience is a virtue. Knitting and crocheting really does help!!

So sorry about your car, I hope you can get it fixed soon or a new one!

All I can say is thank goodness for yarn!! You got a steal on yours! Can't wait to see how the pretty tape yarn will crochet up for you!

Make it a GOOD week!!