I wanted to show and tell some of Lauren’s projects. She likes to crochet and can do some knitting. Whereas, I like to knit and can do some crochet. She is working on the cutest shawl. It’s called “Lost in Time” by Johanna Lindahl and you can find her pattern here: Lost in Time Shawl.
You should go see the finished projects on Ravelry. There are 1250 finished projects and the different color combinations are absolutely stunning! She ordered the suggested yarn and it is very affordable and good quality yarn.
The yarn arrived yesterday and she has already gotten this far…. It’s a work in progress and not blocked yet. This will be her first project that she has blocked. It will be neat for her to see the magic blocking does for a project.
I stopped by her house yesterday and was the typical nosey mother-in-law and went thru her current projects. She just decides she’s going to make something and gets her crochet hook out and there you go, she has a project. I have to have a pattern.
I loved this!
She said she wasn’t crazy about it, but I think it’s gorgeous! Look how pretty these colors go with her teal nail polish. She is going to make it into a cowl. She is from Austin, Tx and has moved here to Edmond, OK. We have fall and winter here and I’m so excited that she gets to wear lots of knit accessories. She’s going to love it!
This is a poncho she is making. She is not done. But I liked it so much, I wanted to take a picture now. This is some of the Malabrigo yarn I found at a garage sale. An entire 10 skein bag full of it. I’m so happy it has found a home with Lauren and her poncho. I can just see her taking Luke to the park with this on. I know, I sound like a broken record, but she is so beautiful. Her skin is perfect!
I was brought up as a lake kid. My parents took my step-sister and myself to the lake almost every other weekend growing up. I had sunburn after sunburn. Then, as a teenager in the 80’s, we bronzed ourselves in baby oil all summer. I spent a lot of time at the water park during the summers with my girlfriends. I’ve had extremely severe sunburns growing up and my skin shows it now. I’ve had women come up to me and scold me for the freckles on my back as if it’s Leprosy (no kidding). Raising my children, we were taught to apply the sunscreen. It wasn’t like that when my parents were raising kids. So my children’s generation all have pretty skin. My daughter, Lindy, is the same, beautiful skin!
Thanks to Rodan & Fields, I’m well on my way to reversing all that skin damage. I’m going to share some other people’s results too.
I found out yesterday that a local yarn store, The Gourmet Yarn Company in NW OKC on May Ave is closing! They are having a clearance sale this Saturday and Sunday with everything 25-50% off storewide. I am fully loaded on yarn, but a sale is a sale, and knitting needles are rarely ever on sale. I hope to stock up on some circulars.
Enjoy your day.