I need another afghan/blanket project like I need another hole in my head. I still have the zig-zag mitered square and the rambling rows afghan to complete. It has been a while since I worked on them. The blankets have become too large to work on in front of the tv. It's better to do it on the kitchen table spread out, but I haven't seen the surface of my kitchen table in a while.
I have been fighting the urge to start a vintage stripe blanket. The flickr group taunts me everyday. I drooled over YarnStorm's master piece. Yet, I was still able to resist. Then one night while reading knitting blogs, I saw another person starting one. That finally put me over the edge and I reached for my crochet hook.One good thing is that I am using yarn from my stash. I am using 8 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Brites. I like using this yarn for blankets and afghans because it's soft and machine washable (that is the number one criteria for me for blankets). I don't care that it's acrylic. This stuff is very affordable!
The stripes are random and I will keep going until I run out of yarn. I was tempted to sneak in some pastels, but decided to stick to the Brites instead. This has got to be the most colorful thing I have made so far. I call it my happy blanket because I smile when I see it in the morning lying on the chair basking in the morning sunlight.
Here is my sock progress on the Duet Sock in the Army Girl colorway. I am past the heel (the purple waste yarn holding the place) and I just need to work on the cuff.I saw a lot of Bird's Nest pendants floating around the internet last year. The other day, I decided to make one with some sterling silver wire and 3 white pearls. It was fun to work with wire and not have to solder anything.