I have a finish! Actually it was done on February 7th, but I couldn’t blog or post about it anywhere because it was gift for DD#2 and she reads my blog and follows me on social media. I find that so sweet, but sometimes I have to be super careful not to spill the beans! Anyway, here it is in all it’s glory:
She loves it!
It came out the perfect length. I was a bit worried since she is at college and I am here, but I used one of my other daughters who is about the same size to get it right. Boy am I relieved!
She’s so happy!
She had requested this a while back and we bought the yarn together. She knew I had started it, but not that I had finished. Well, she has a birthday in February. We all went to visit her and this was one of her gifts. She was sooooo happy!
Her little fur baby.
Even her cat loves the blanket.
All the details can be found on my ravelry page: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/stitchingirl/mermaid-tail-afghan
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Slow Stitch Sundays.
I’m squeaking in right under the wire with my goal for the month. I just had some trouble deciding what I wanted to commit to. Finally the decision was made – the goal for the month is to finish with the tail portion of the mermaid blanket that I am making for my daughter. The final fin will be next and hopefully this will be done so it can be gifted for her birthday mid-February.
January One Month Goal-Mermaid Blanket – 55 rows complete
This is where I’m at right now – 55 rows completed out of 66 for the top portion. After that there are 10 more rows for the tail portion. I am hoping that I can complete all that by the end of January.
This Mermaid Blanket pattern by Nadia Fuad of YARNtopia can be found here.
I thought it would be fun to share my “notes” page in my projects book
Mermaid Blanket notes page
When I’m done, I’ll enter all this information into Ravelry. Wish me luck!!
I am finally done with the knitting of this Shawl! I have decided to add a crochet edging for a more finished look.
All the cross stitching is done!
Now working on the back stitching.
Then on to adding the name. The finish is close at hand!!
This scarf has been off of the loom for quite awhile now!!
The 17 year old modeling my new scarf.
All I had to do was trim the fringe and cut threads. But…it sat in the mending pile for months!!! This will be a nice one for winter.
Close up of the pattern.
I really like the way this came out. I love the contrast of the light and the dark.
She is trying to talk me out of the scarf!!
I can’t believe my second daughter is old enough to go to prom!
Is she really only 17 years old?
How did this happen so quickly?
My second child just turned 17 years old!
How did this happen? Wasn’t she just 6 months old yesterday?
Every year, for Christmas, I make our family individual gifts. I have made scarves, hats, mittens, blankets (that was a crazy year!!! 5 twin size and 1 king size blanket in one year), jewelry, jammies, etc. This year I made Name Pillows! I made one for each of my kids, one for my husband and one for my niece.
They are really not very hard to make. I’ll try to write up the tutorial in a few days to share with you!
Well…I didn’t finish in time for Christmas. I guess I let myself get too distracted by other things :o( My daughter is not disappointed, but I am.
Some progress on the bird and the flower.
I worked on the hat for a little bit. Almost done with the bird and started the flower.
A little more time was spent. Truly this is a slow and steady project!