Long time since I have set down to write on my blog and just enjoy it. Seems that life always gets in the way of all the fun stuff like my blog, knitting, friends and anything else that doesn't involve work. Enough of my bitching and on to what is going on in my life :)
Well a very good friend of the past 20 plus years that happen to know me since I was 16 asked if I would make her a blanket. Now I was like, do you know how long this is going to take me and she was like,... I don't care just make it! lol.. really, she is the most deserving person for this handmade gift and I don't mind one bit making it for her. So I was really thinking hard what to make when I came across the KAL on Raverly for the Girasole Shawl. Its perfect because it looks like something I can do and plus it can be made in lace weight or worsted for a blanket. So I decided to do the blanket for my friend. Then I was on to the task of yarn. I really thought about this and decided since this was going to be my BFF blanket to call her and let her make my mind up for me and the first thing she said was no WOOL. She wanted machine washable and something that was not going to cost me a arm and a leg, so she decided on some Acrylic yarn in bright pink. No, I had nothing to do with picking the color, lol.. but what a perfect color for her to pick if I don't say so my self.
Now I just have to start this thing. I have started a about 10 times and the chart is driving me nuts. Everyone has talked about how easy this chart is and I can't read it. So I am really going to have to sit down on a quit day and work this out with myself. I really want to get this started so i can finish and give this to BFF. Then I want to make my self one in lace weight. I really wish someone would do a YouTube of how to read this chart :) hint, hint...
We are moving July 1st to a new house about 2 blocks away from where we live now. I so can't wait to get moved and have the perfect house.It is really going to be nice to have a nice sized back yard to put a pool in and a extra room for my yarn and exercise equipment. maybe I will start working out again.
Would love to hear from anyone making the Girasole shawl or the blanket. please leave a comment.
here is the link to The Loopy Ewe to find out information on the Girasole KAL http://www.theloopyewe.com/sheri/category/kal-news
Or her Raverly Group named Loopy Groupies