Friday, April 06, 2007

Making Plans

The Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton Silk arrive from Web's. Hurray. It is so soft and yummy.

I know you will find this hard to believe but I have changed my mind on the pattern. I've decided not to do the Moderne Baby Blanket. I've decide to do this Amish inspired layout instead. (I'm calling it Almost Amish.) I know it looks a little harsh in these computer generated approximate colors. Here is the layout using the swatch clips from the Misti Alpaca site. Please forgive the spacing issues. My eyes were starting to cross. This is hardly an original concept. Quilters everywhere have been using it for ages. There is a similar baby blanket pattern in either Weekend Knitting or Last Minute Knitted gifts, in different colors. What do ya'll think?

That's the high point in knitting news around here. I'm knitting on two different pairs of socks and this blanket and the ubiquitous hedgehogs. I've been puttering around with my camera, discovering that I really can take a close up picture of my yarn and have it turn out worthwhile. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to show you in the next few days.

Tonight I've been doing some origami again. Have I ever showed ya'll any of my origami? I'll take some pictures when I'm done and show them to you next week.

I go back to the ankle doctor on Monday. Wish me luck. Four weeks ago he said I'd be in the boot for eight more weeks so I'm not expecting fireworks or miracles...I'll be content to hear that everything is progressing on schedule.

Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!!

Today's Quote:

"For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be forever with Him." - William Barclay

9 comments:

RC said...

cool! are you going to do individual squares then stitch them together?
good luck Monday! will say some extra prayers for you.

Marit in Norway said...

I like it! It's so nice to see babystuff in colours-not only pastels!!!!
Good luck with your doctors appointment. Happy Easter.

RobynR said...

Ever pretty. I can't wait to see the completed blanket :)

EnnaVic said...

Bold colours, but I think it looks great :)

And hedgehogs in the same post. I have hedgehogs on my to do list since I managed to get hold of a pattern a month or so ago.

Good luck with the Doctor.

Kniterella said...

oooh - I love the colors. You have great ideas and I always like to see what you're doing. Luck to you - I'm heading to see Chris at the Briar Rose booth next weekend - in Indiana!

Dr. B. said...

Beautiful colors together, and I think it will look great.

Like RC, I was wondering about all that seaming once you've made the squares. Are you sure you want to revisit that technique? If so, you are a stronger woman than I. We'll cheer you on!

Good luck today.

Laura said...

What? You? Change your mind?? Oh I just can't believe it. heh

I think that blanket will be GREAT! Love the colors and the layout.

Keeping my fingers and other things crossed for getting this ankle problem BEHIND YOU! UGH! *smooches*

Jo said...

I love the blanket pattern, and I think the colors will be great together. I've seen something similar done with mitered squares, now that I think about it.

I'd love to see some origami!

Dorothy said...

I think it will be beautiful! I like all the colours together and the spacing.