"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Stitching Post Saturday 10/3

I have been busy, busy, busy this week - both with the kids and with my crafty stuff.

I made and attached the label to the memory quilt.

Woohooo, that means it can go into the mail next Friday.

I tried a new crochet pattern. Its fairly simple and straight forward but it creates this smashing boa-like scarf.
You couldn't really see the rich, gorgeous colors in the full length picture so I took a closeup too.

And, finally, I started on the first hat for Preemie Presents. It always boggles my mind to think a baby could be so tiny as to fit into one of these itty bitty hats.
If any of y'all are planning on making stuff for Preemie Presents, there are two fabulous size charts I have found that will help you make the stuff the right size - one at Bev's Country Cottage and the second one at the HeartFelt Angels site.
BLOGOVERSARY ALERT: I'm fast approaching my 5th blogoversary and my 700th post. Sadly, I won't quite be able to sync up the two dates but I still think the 5 year mark deserves a special recognition. Sooooo, I will be giving away an whimsical adult sized crocheted hat to celebrate my blogoversary. Make sure you come by on October 11th to join in the fun.


Sandy said...

OMG I am SO EXCITED about your upcoming blogoversary giveaway. I LOVE knit caps. Mainly because I have a YUGE head and normal (not stretchy) hats never fit me. :)

I am so jealous of your knitting and crocheting abilities. Something that's on my life list of things to learn.

Kymberli said...

You've been blogging for FIVE years, Kristin? WOW! I am EVER so impressed! :)

Anonymous said...

Those are all gorgeous.

I am also impressed with your five year mark. I haven't even passed the 1 year milestone and that had to be spread over three blogs! :)

Barb said...


A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Way cool! And congrats---five years, how awesome!

Lavender Luz said...

Wow -- 5 years and 700 posts? That's incredible! Congrats!

Oh, and WHEN do you turn 40?

Flying Monkeys said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!

I made a preemie hat for my son when he was in the NICU. It seemed so small when I finished it but it was huge when he got to wear it. Now, 2 and half years later, it's hard to believe how tiny he was.

Do you have a pattern for a fairly easy knit bunting, closed bottom, that I could knot on circular needles? Maybe?

Lady Nunn said...

I'll link to those hat sites, thank you - I can't wait to see what you've made for my project this year!!! :D