Friday, June 29, 2007

I don't get it

I just don't understand all the craziness about the iPhone. I guess it all comes down to Apple having the greatest marketing team ever. Everything I've read about this makes me want one about as much as an iPod...I have a Zen Photo, by the way. Guess I'm just not one of the cool kids that'll be wasting 1/2 a paycheck on this & the phone service.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Get this Monkey off my shoulder

So, while visiting my brother & sister-in-law a few weeks ago my sis-in-law & I hit a couple of yarn stores. While we were at one I told her that I'd be happy to make her a pair of socks, if she wanted me to. I had just delivered my brothers finished socks to him...anyway, she was interested & we were looking at the Panda Cotton, so we both got some. She chose some in College Prep which has purple, gold & bugundy in it. So, when i finally got home, I started trying to find a good pattern to use for them. I finally decided to give Cookie's Monkey socks a try. They aren't the best choice with this yarn, but I think she'll like them. Now I just have to get the other one started. =)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Baby Blanket....DONE!

This isn't the greatest picture in the world, but it'll have to do. I started this while on vacation a few weeks ago (more about that sometime soon) and just finished it last night. This is the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting. I used Bernat Satin as i just can't do anything that's NOT washable & dryable for a baby. Anyway, this is for my cousin who's expecting her first baby in August. They aren't finding out if they're having a boy or girl, so everything they're getting from me is going to revolve around this color scheme.

All in all, I have to say I really like how this turned out. The colors are some of my favorites & that Bernat Satin is just so soft. I don't know the exact size, but it should be crib size or close to it. Now, I just have to finish the bibs & burp clothes that I'm making to go with this. I'm still trying to decide if I want to knit up a quick hat &/or sweater to go along with it, but the juries still out on that. Anyway, that's going to do it for now.