Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What I learned on my summer vacation.....

I love that summer allows me just a bit more free time....a time to indulge in things I love to do. Here is my baby blanket finished, with thanks to my cousin Jacquie for sharing her pattern and giving me lots of support!
Somehow the blanket turned out quite LARGE.....43 inches square. So maybe I should call it a toddler blanket!
Our Monday Night Knitting Nights with Oma continue to be a source of inspiration and fun. I am not sure what I enjoy most....the knitting , the desserts, or the chance to be with such great group of girls.
Here is my next that will certainly challenge me. Each new project gives me new stitches to learn. This is a FREE pattern on the Purlbee blog. It is called the Summer Shimmer Scarf.
Speaking of is my prize from the Bunnyhill Blog!!!! I guessed the right answer to Anne Sutton's question "what will be on my next block". I could choose any of her patterns and Anne generously allowed this to be my choice. Not only did I win this wonderful gift, but Anne herself wrote me the sweetest email!
Anne shared that this was her favorite pattern too....and it hangs in her lovely dining room. Her note said "after you finish the 52 appliqued leaves on the first block, it is a piece of cake"!!! Such a sense of humor, and such a lovely designer. So I guess my summer will continue with lots to do!!!! Hope your summer is full of creative challenges too.


Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

My dishcloth baby blanket turned out bigger than intended too, but I think it's so nice to be able to spread it on the ground so a baby can have some playtime or a nap!!

I may join you in that scarf...I printed it awhile ago and ended up doing other scarves inbetween...just can't decide on the yarn!! Has to be a varigated one, that's for sure!

Cheryl said...

Isn't it nice to have a group that is so comfortable?!! Congrats on the win.

Pam said...

Ohhh what a beautiful quilt that will be!!


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

That's a very pretty blanket, and your knitting group sounds wonderful. WOW -- that quilt will be quite a challenge, but you can do it (and I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures as you go)!