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Friday, January 20, 2012

:: this Moment ::

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by Soulemama

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

:: Granny Blanket, Finally Done!!! ::

Good evening friends!!!

Way back in November I posted about a granny blanket that I was working on.  Well, with special orders, family activities, and the holidays, the poor little grannies got totally neglected. It was not until, about two weeks ago, when looking into finishing past projects, that I came across a shopping bag with neatly tied bundles of grannies, each marked with a row number, (wish I'd taken a picture).

So, I tackled the job of sewing together all those colorful little squares.

This was back in November
Well, I forgot how patient one has to be to make a granny blanket. Not only putting the squares together, but weaving in alllllll those little yarn ends.  :-/  
It's a lot of work but it pays off. Don't you think?

The blanket of many colors

I love the pink and yellow  :)

Pink is good

I am very happy with this one, and since it was so much work, maybe I'll keep her. We'll see.   :)

Well, this is all for today, I'm working on a few other things, I'll share these later.

Ciao for now!!! XOXO

Monday, January 16, 2012

:: Dr. Watson's knitted scarf ::

Good Morning Ladies,
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend, I know I did, although here in the US it has extended into today because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
At least for some folks. So for those of you who have the day off, enjoy!!!!

Now, why the photo of Dr. Watson's costume? You ask.

Well, last week Mr. W. and I went to watch the latest from Producer Guy Ritchie,
Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows.
The movie was good, but more then that I couldn't help but notice Dr. Watson's knitted scarf, I imagine that I'm not the only one who noticed, especially those of us who are into the craft. Actually anytime there are handmade knitted or crocheted items in any movie, I am instinctively drawn to them, such as the hats, scarves and even the mittens worn by the ladies from the Twilight films, and the shawl type scarf worn by Charlize Theron on Sweet November. There a free others, but they don't come to mind right now.

Well, Dr. Watson's scarf is another in my list of famous handmade accessories made for the big screen, especially since Mr. Holmes kind of pokes fun at his side kick for wearing it. (He mentions something about it being homemade.)
Not only that, but in the middle of the movie one of the men from the gypsy caravan steals it from Dr. Watson. Later on, he (Dr. W) let's him keep it.

Of course, I will be knitting this famous scarf very soon, I think I already have the yarn in my stash. Dark brown, cream and light blue. It seems pretty easy, so I'll give it a try.
It will be a birthday gift for my second born, who will turn 33 on February 15.
(my valentine baby).

For now I will go back to the business of finishing a few things that have been laying around for way too long.

Take care, and have a great week!!!

And to all of those here in the US, happy MLK day. :)