Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Looking ahead

Right before this last surgery, my BFF and I took a road trip to one of our fave yarn shops, this one was in Manchester, Vt, Yarns for Your Soul
I bought a book of baby knits, and fell in love with this blanket, so I bought the yarn to make it, thinking that knitting up a stack of blocks would keep me busy while I recuperated, and lounged around. 
And it did.
So here it is.
I already texted a picture of it to expectant daughter, so I guess it's ok to blog about it.
I am SO bad at keeping gifts secret.  Notorious in fact.

I had a baby surprise jacket in progress when I started the blanket but  I put it aside.
I'm so patient, ya know.

 When the blanket was done, I said NO WAY, you are not starting another thing, until you finish that sweater.
 I boss myself around quite often.

 I did get a tad carried away with the button holes.  But I just loved the teddy bear buttons.
I told my daughter if she didn't want so many knitted baby items, she should never have told me so soon. I still have all summer to knit.

At the studio:
 L is quite happy, because her "cat house extraordinaire" is a big hit in the house.
So much so, that she is about to change the letters on it, since Next and Nuff have never been near it.
Sydney found it to be almost heaven, next to the open window ("yay it's spring"), while Miss Puss stomped off disgusted, because she always wants the spot that Syd has.
(see her leaving)

L and I fired up the Toika, to weave off the natural warp that is on it.
This is going to be a totally random/spontaneous spring rug. Four feet by however long it turns out.

 It's the first time we have used this loom since last summer.
I was not much in the mood, you know, the headache thing.

 But yes, I am better now, every day, I get a little stronger, and a feel a little more like myself.
You know, my OLD self.

Sydney says:
We may be getting older.
We may have a couple of extra pounds.
But  we still freaking rock.


Karen said...

Sydney, you really do rock.

absolutely LOVE that blue baby sweater, and those buttons!

Anonymous said...

Sweet sweater, and oh.. definitely need to change the letters on the kitty house. How funny that N&N don't like it. Snots!

Country Gal said...

I am so glad you are feeling so much better ! Lovely work , I do like the sweaters buttons soo cute ! Cats they do have character ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good evening !

Hilary said...

Oh indeed you do.. as do the critter and that cat-hating L.

Deb said...

I can't wait to see the baby in that sweater. It's gorgeous and so is the blanket. Lucky mom.
Glad you are feeling better every day. It makes me smile to read this. Oh rock!

claudia said...

You sound so good! (Or should I say, you read so good!) Either way, it's a great thing. Glad you are doing better.
Love the blanket and the sweater.
Sydney rocks!

Tyche's Minder said...

Love the colors of that blanket. I really wish I could pick color combos this well.

fiberdance said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Beautiful blanket and sweater, too.

Sweetpea said...

YES, you freakin' ROCK!
Your SELF!!

Sheer tenacity, Hilary ... it must be genetically predisposed in your family. I am inspired by you every time I visit here.

Unknown said...

Hialry! You rock!

Daryl said...

oy syd .. how did you get your whole big beautiful self up on top of the cat condo????????

Anonymous said...

Yes, you both still freakin' rock!

Vicky said...

Oh yes- freakin rock is right! You also SOUND better- it shines through your words and I am so happy to read them. The teddy bear buttons and the sweater- oh my- too cute for words!

MarthaVA said...

Feeling better, like your old self. YES!!!

Mary said...

Your knitting is as lovely as your weaving. You have the talent and touch of experience. Prayers for your continued healing!

Mary said...

Your knitting is as lovely as your weaving. You have the talent and touch of experience. Prayers for your continued healing!

ladyoftheloom said...

Sweet knitting! I like you, am terrible at keeping gift secrets.

Glad you are feeling better!

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