Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Blanket for Jonathan

I found a lovely pattern on Ravelry called Circle-in-a-Square.  There are many other patterns out there that are pretty much the same, but liked the final look of this one so chose it to do an afghan for my nephew.  I had started one last year doing Tunisian, but I just didn't like the look of it about 1/2 way through.  That was the SECOND afghan I started for him.  The first one was a charted pattern and it was too hard for my hands for some reason.

This one is just a simple two color afghan, grey and cream, which I think will look pretty classy. The yarn is With Love by Red Heart.  Was surprised how much I really like it!

I have almost all the circles made, so am now adding the three rows on the outside.  Hopefully it will look as good as I think it should!

I have been doing circles in other colors to see combinations and may just finish up several afghans for Christmas as this is a VERY fast pattern…rather satisfying and also (for me) not boring.  Oh, did I mention EASY???

Try it -  you'll like it!

Monday, August 4, 2014

I did finish Stella's blanket….

I have been purchasing Iris for years from Snowpeak Iris & Daylilly here in Oregon.  I visited her for the first time to pick up my order in person this year and found she is closing down. Her husband Castle passed away last year and she is of an age now that it is back breaking work alone, and not enough profits to pay workers.
This is a photo gallery of about 1/2 of the varieties I had to leave behind in Idaho when I moved. All bought on line from her. If you love these flowers you might want to contact her as after the last sale she is going to bulldoze them in.  Her iris are beautiful, and she always gives a bonus root to surprise you.  I suggest you go on line and check her out!

Cute blog

Love the colors she uses, and her gracious tone about where her patterns derive.  Some amazing looking happy things going on in he blog!

Look HERE and it is like going down the hole into Alice's Wonderland!!!