Friday, February 25, 2011
9 Hearts Done
These are the nine blocks for the center of the Earth Tone baby afghan. I am three steps ahead of here now, but will show it as I progress a little at a time. I really enjoyed learning how to do this Fair Isle design where I had to follow a chart, count stitches, and knit in two colors. All of this a first for me. Afterwards I added more color by embroidering around the outer and inner rims of the heart giving it a double hearted look! Our baby will learn many colors looking at her blanket. I blocked each square when done but did not press the iron on the heart so it remained puffy. I don't know what will happen to them when they are washed. I hope the puffiness remains. They have great texture this way too. Stay tuned for the next steps. Believe it or not we are being told that it could SNOW here tomorrow. I will believe it when I see it. If it does it will be the first time since 1988, the year we moved into this house! I told DH he could wake me in the morning if there is snow when he leaves for work. He's hoping for a call from his school telling him not to come in due to SNOW. LOL It's really funny for us in SUNNY CALIFORNIA! Have a good Friday and weekend! I'll be knitting! What will you be doing?