Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow day update

The snow is falling into the trees outside my window; school is canceled; I'm sitting here in my nightgown and grandfather's old sweater knitting a sock heel and reading Judith Butler for orals. It's just a lovely day.

A few quick updates:

1. Thanks so much for buying my patterns this past month! I was able to donate $125 to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief because of pattern sales during my pledge period.

2. The giant doily blanket is coming along well. I don't know how to crochet so I am finishing the edges with an easy knitted-on lace; picture above. It's an eight-row repeat that goes on sideways and eats up 1 doily stitch every other row (so four rows total each pattern repeat). It's slow going, but I like the way it looks. I've done about 1/4 of the blanket edge so far.

3. The elephant sweater is all finished and awaiting buttons. It's heart-squeezingly cute. Still working on the pattern. The elephants are an 18-stitch repeat, so it's kind of hard to figure out whether it's even possible to write it for different sizes than the one I made it in.


Sereknitty said...

The doilie is very pretty and I can't wait to see your finished elephant sweater!

Karen said...

Your giant doily blanket is simply beautiful! Great job!

Batty said...

Beautiful doily blanket thingie!

Lizzzzzzzzz said...

I'll teach you how to crochet if you want. Today at the pumpkin party you missed because you're a bad friend, my friend Megan was reminding me that I taught her how to crochet when we were in college, but she hasn't don it since.

Also, I forgive you for having fun in NH instead of carving pumpkins at my house.