Sunday, October 30, 2011

Changes to the Korner

So here as promised are the two new views in my Korner. I really didn't like all of the plastic storage that I had in my room. So last weekend and this weekend Mate and I gave my Korner a facelift. In one corner of the room we put up three shelves on the wall. This houses my scrapbooking and stamping supplies. One the opposite corner we assembled a 9 hole cubbie for my yarn and left over scrapbooking supplies to go. I love how I can see all my yarn now, well most of it anyway, the cabinet that is under the three shelves is housing yarn too. Oh and there is one tote that has yarn in it too, but I put that in the spare bedroom upstairs, so I wasn't in here to take up more space. I will take some complete pictures of the room when it is completely finished but for now here are the two corners of my Korner.

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ripple Update

Today at lunch I was able to finish up the fourth color of the ripple so that you would be able to see what it looks like with all four. It looks like a 1970s blanket to me, but Mate likes it so I am just going to go with it for now. Maybe I will make us each our own for the bed since we don't share blankets anyway! (I know that this sounds strange but it works for us, if we share then one of us wakes up in the middle of the night with no blankets and that sucks!) So here is it in all of its 70s vintage.

What do you think? At
first I thought that the gray looked out of place and that I should really have put it in between the cream and the honey color, but it is starting to grow on me. So far I have only had to frog it once, which is pretty good. Usually ripples and zig zags are not my forte, I am the worst counter in the world. But, this pattern that Lucy at Attic 24 came up with is awesome. If you can master the dc2tog (double crochet 2 stitches together) this will be a walk in the park. The stitch sounds complicated but really isn't.

I almost forget yesterday I received some more stock yarn - I know I didn't really need it but it was a great price! This yarn is Sirdar Bonus DK and boy do I love all of the colors that I picked. This might be the ripple that I will make for
myself! Take a look and tell me what you think of them.

While you take in the colors and I off to go and do some more rippleness.

P.S. My korner at home is getting a face lift, in the next couple of days I will have some updated photos of what my room looks like.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello Friends Are You There...It's Me Sarah.

Is time running on warp speed for anyone else? I can hardly believe that in a week October is going to be over and November will be here. It feels like I blinked and it became October. I am pretty sure that buying a house at the end of July had something to do with that. On going projects that you just want to finish, new projects that you really didn't need to start but you needed the distraction from the old project that you were working on. Now that my portion of the projects are completed, (I am letting Mate handle finishing the basement) I am able to settle back into my crochet routine again. Not only that, but some might say that I have turned a little Becky-Homecky! I have been making dinners, cookies, treats for the office, and I want to learn how to make homemade applesauce and apple butter so I have been saving all sorts of jars and containers. Not to mention that I have asked my mom to teach me how to make pumpkin pie from scratch for Thanksgiving! Why don't all of you that know me well take a second to pick your hearts back off of the floor because I am sure that it hit there when you were reading the above.
Ok...are you back with me now?
Good, because I have two new blankets to share with you! One is for my mom and is made in chocolate brown, a beautiful sea blue, and a divine cranberry. The other one is for our bed. This one is in chocolate brown, beige, a rich honey, gray, and a fantastic rust.
Here we go.....

Blanket #1 - Mom's Blanket - This pattern is from Leisure Arts Fireside Afghans. It is a great book, I picked mine up from Hobby Lobby. The name of the pattern is Cozy Autumn, this blanket wasn't made in autumn colors but the sample that they show in the pattern book was. My mom has seen this already and really loves it! The yarn for this blanket is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Blanket #2 - Bedroom Afghan - This pattern is from Lucy at Attic 24. I joined her ripple afghan group that she is running with Heather at Little Tin Bird. Here is my yarn choice I am using Lion Brand Vanna's choice for this one. I am only starting on the third color for this one, so I will post a picture when I have all five worked in the ripple.

What projects are you working on? How many do you have going on at once?
I hope to back now on a more regular basis, so check back in. I am going to go and cruise through the next three colors on the ripple and hopefully be back with a picture for you.