Tuesday, November 6, 2007

betties blanket!

betties blanket!
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats
Everyone say, "Aww. . ."

betties blanket!

betties blanket!
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats
Look at all those squares!

Monday, August 13, 2007

square update!

Good afternoon all-- long time, no post!

I have a total of 17 blocks for the blanket. I know that Cheryl and Becky are still working on squares and Katie has one to give me today-- that will give us 20, which will be a very large and wonderful blanket.

I'll give Katie's mom the first 17 to start putting together. I was thinking they could be in rows of 5. What do you all think?

xoxo Mimi

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's a Boy!!!!

To capture the moment a bit, I excerpted the announcement email and found some fun facts about the baby's birthdate. Congratulations Beth and Daniel!

The baby was born on July 25, 2007 at 4:24 pm. He is 6 pounds and 17 3/4 in. long. We're going to announce his name to the world at large next Wednesday, but for now the hospital has him listed as 'Master (Last Name)' which has a very nice ring to it. Maybe we'll just stick with that. Mom, baby and Dad are all doing great. He has full head of hair, sharp fingernails and is devastatingly cute.

More to follow later.

Daniel & Beth

Your baby's birthstone is Ruby (Contentment)
Your baby's Astrological Sign is Leo
Your baby's Flower is Larkspur or Water_Lily (Green, Russet and Red )
Your baby was born in the Chinese Year of The Pig
Your baby will start kindergarten in 2012, be old enough to drive a car in 2023, finish high school in 2025, and will graduate from college with the class of 2029, give or take a year. Can you imagine? This time last year you weren't even pregnant yet!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

How're we doing?

Hey, Mimi-- How many squares do we have? Do we need any more to make it A.) come out even, or B.) big enough?

I'm thinking Katie's mom will want to get to assembling it pretty soon, yes?


Monday, May 21, 2007

Woo Hoo! Finished??

Hey all!
I've finished knitting my square. Now I just need to block it somehow so the cables are defined (never blocked acrylic before). Any tips?

Sunday, April 29, 2007


I never got on here and told you all that the lavender dragonfly square I had started for Beth got destroyed by her ...

I caught her in the act of unraveling it about a week ago. I did see that someone else was also doing the lavender dragonfly so at least that's good!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Casting on

Hi all!

I did my gauge swatch earlier today, and now I am ready to cast on and start my square. At least, I hope it will be a square. I'll keep you posted! Thanks for inviting me to play along, this should be fun.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lin's Heart

I got this picture from Lin, who was having posting problems. Isn't it great?

Heart Square

Where does the time go? I've been meaning to post a photo of my little heart square for awhile now, so here it is, can't wait to see the finished blanket!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Sleepy Snake eats Mischievous Mouse


we can knit openly (rather than furtively) this Mon

I have it on good authority that Someone will still be out of town on Monday, so we can work on our squares at knitting if we want to without fear of discovery! Hee hee hee! (Rubbing hands together like Mr. Burns)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Bamboo Stitch

Bamboo Stitch
Originally uploaded by wenjomatic.
this would make a great blankie square! Especially with variegated yarn. The stitch directions are listed below the picture.

sadly, i did not knit this pretty cloth.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sheep Square Started

Hi All! I finally corrected my wonky beginning rows. I cast on and knit the first row so tight, it always looks uneven and sloppy. I cast on & knit the 1st row with a pair of needles 1 size smaller, then knitted onto the larger needle. It worked like a charm. (That was for you HP fans)

I did a sheep cloth out of cotton so it's pictured here for reference. I'm just going to get it as evenly as possible on the 12" square. Bobbles can be "involved" but there's not too many, just enough to get some good practice. I'm going to enjoy knitting this one again.

Don't. Knit. Pug. Ponchos.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Finally got started!

I finally got started on a Dragonfly square in lavender. While my darling daughter was beating up would be suitors in karate, I worked out a guage swatch, did the math and translated the pattern to hopefully keep the dragonfly in the center.

We'll see . . .

Sunday, March 25, 2007

does anyone need an easy pattern, good for variegated yarn?

If so, this mitre square pattern makes a perfect square (so it would be easy for our purposes) and looks interesting. Carol sent the link to the dishcloth group, and I thought, HEY! This might be a good baby square!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

one down!

i finished my "no count" variegated square. now back to the ghost square! i've been lucky enough to have good viewing material while knitting-- nate got me season 1 of "beauty and the beast" so i have been having a ball watching that and working on my square!

now back to housecleaning!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

close up of lin's popcorn heart!

lin's heart!
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats.
this crochet block looks fantastic. can you believe lin just made this up based on looking at a picture? no pattern, just all talent!

jupitrpixie's chevron square

jupitrpixie's chevron square
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats.
this one is turning out really nicely too-- the pattern combined with the tweedy blue and white is really classic and lovely!

my "no pay attention" square in progress

square in progress
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats.
of course, i had to rip it out 2 times because i was talking instead of purling at the proper time. but it still is a heck of a lot easier to keep track of then the ghosty square! and, i needed something to do with the variegated yarn. . . .

lyndsey's square

lyndsey's square
Originally uploaded by skullsnbats.
I had so much fun taking a picture of this beautiful square outside on a lovely day! lyndsey, this is going to look so awesome in the blanket! feel free to post your "how to" on how you got the RIGHT SIZE!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Bunny pattern

Here's the bunny toy pattern I found. It's not really a pattern as much as suggestions.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Rubber Duckie, You're the One

I actually got gauge, but there are 2 purls where there should be knits. Arghhhh


I've decided to make this one. I think it will be really cute in a baby blanket.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm In ...

I had quite a time getting in here because I hadn't posted to my blog in so long I couldn't remember my username, password, any of it!! I'm going to search tonight for the pattern I want to use for my square. I did find a cute skull and crossbones one that I actually thought Beth might really like, but didn't know if it was baby material. So I'm off to search and will let you guys know what I come up with.



See this cat? Well, I woke up this morning to find her sleeping on the afghan square. So, clearly, the square must be washed before it it presented. My question is this: Should I wash it, or will we wash the whole blanket before it is given?


Friday, March 16, 2007

The Sailboat

Okay, trying this. If it works, it'll be my first official "post" to any blog anywhere.

Sadly, though, I think I need to re-do the square.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Baby Square in Progress!!

I started mine as well last night. I'm using the Chevron pattern (zig zags) - I got the link off of Knitting Pattern Central in the dishcloth pattern section. I CO 72 sts on size 6 needles. It seems to be measuring about 12 in across so far...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

i started one tonight!

i'm making a cute little ghost pattern and it is looking cute so far! hopefully it will work out size wise. i've got the 12 inches across part ok (i CO 50 on a size 7 needle) and am hoping my bad math skills will not get in the way of the length part working out. But it's really cute, and the yarn feels very nice and soft when knit up. how are your squares going, (or not going) everybody?

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Hi everyone! I finally got signed up! I can't wait to get started :-)
Just a question, which weight of the Bernat Softee is everyone using? I was looking online at the colorways and I think the Chunky has more options - but I don't want to do my square in Chunky weight if everyone else is using the other weight - do you think it makes a difference??




Super Idea

I've purchased my yarn, have a great idea in mind, may need a bit of help, really happy to participate on this great project! It will have so much meaning when it is done....
Here's a photo of the Holiday drinks at the Roasted Bean.... Cute...
Wish they'd do it more often!!


Thursday, March 1, 2007

blanket guidelines we came up with so far:

the size of each block: 12 x 12
the yarn: bernat softee baby
any color is great EXCEPT white, which will be used to crochet the squares together.
the design: your choice. knit, crochet, etc all good.
for knit/purl design ideas, try some of the washcloth sites, like knitting knonsense

that's it so far. am i forgetting anything?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

blanket idea

Carol suggested using patterns from fun washcloths as our blocks for our 1st blanket. There are a ton of really cute ones out there. What do y'all think?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

blankie ideas

Here's the DIY blankie links: peruse! Input!


heart blankie

anyone else have any ideas or links to share?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Need More Input!

Hi All! I have some of you added, but need email addresses to get you girls on. Is everyone familiar with the login process? Mimi? Do new folks need to get a Google ID for sign-ups now? I think that's how they're working it. I believe those I added, including you, should receive an email as an invite. Please let me know. Thanks!

We also need to start up some chatter on the Bettie's site, or Beth may get suspicious. wink wink nod nod

Monday, February 19, 2007