Wednesday, March 21, 2012

the beach

on monday we went to the beach on tybee island. it's been hot here already, but at the beach it was cooler and windy.  i did my usual grandma thing; sat in my chair under my umbrella, all wrapped up in a towel so as not to catch a chill or get sunburnt, and read. while all the spring break kids ran around in their bikinis throwing frisbees and such.

i wore a new lavender dress i made. it's cotton and springy and swingy. i like it.

it was windy, resulting in a lot of pregnant dress billowing pictures. and then we also took the ever attractive jumping pictures.

it was a good day.

Friday, March 16, 2012


picking flowers in the alley behind our house during fig walks

an especially honey sweet and crispy honeycrisp apple. an apple with peanut butter is my favorite food right now.

my dala horse on a bookshelf mike just finished building.

a new pink polish. and tangerine chapstick from my cousin Miranda's new shop , i love using organic beauty products,  and she makes the chapsticks from organic honey and bees wax in delicious flavors. yum. me and mike keep stealing it from eachother back and probably time to get some more.

sewing all the time. i got a whole lot of colorful fabrics for some spring dresses and tops.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

pattern: zig zag blanket

i made this custom queen sized mint and cream blanket for Devon, and i was so pleased with how it came out! i'd love to make one for myself one of these days.

pattern: zig zag blanket
i used:
5.5 mm crochet hook
caron simply soft yarn in soft green and off white (about 18 skeins for this queen sized blanket)
yarn needle to weave in ends

chain a multiple of 28 stitches (for this queen size blanket, i chained 336)

row 1:  turn. ch 2. 2 dcs in 3rd ch from hook, *10 dcs, dc3together 2 times, 10 dcs, (3 dcs in next stitch) 2 times* ; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in last ch.

row 2: turn. ch 2. 2 dcs in first dc, *10 dcs, dc3together 2 times, 10 dcs, (3 dcs in next stitch) 2 times* ; repeat from * to * across, ending with 3 dcs in turning chain.

repeat row 2.

for this 2 color blanket,i switched colors after every seven rows.