Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WOYWW 183

Happy Wednesday!  It's the day magic happens thanks to our hostess Julia, at Stamping Ground.  If you arrived here from her blog, welcome.  If not, go to her blog and you can hop around as many as 100 desks from all over the world - take a peek into how others create and what they've been working on.

My workdesk has been my comfy chair.  I started knitting a baby blanket.  I absolutely love the colors of this yarn!  Not very baby but it matches the colors of the nursery (jungle theme) and also the mother will be able to use it as a lap quilt when baby gets big.

Although I don't like using acrylic yarn, it is wash and dryable so it's very baby friendly.  I think it will just get softer with every wash.  I just started it and hopefully will have it finished before baby arrives.

How about you?  What have you been up to?  Dare to show your desks?  

I will visit those that end the same number as me and also those that leave a comment (please leave your number).

Peace,
Kay

37 comments:

sandee said...

Hey girl, how's the packing going? Any nibblers yet? I'd be packing it up and then unpacking cause I would need something! lol Right now I am TRYING to get rid of sentimental Christmas junk, lol It's actually hard to do! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Annie said...

Love the colours in that wool. They aren't babies long so that will last a life time.
Hugs,
A x #42

Andrea said...

what a lovely gift I love the colours and sound perfect for a jungle theme have a wonderful week happy WOYWW x #25

Redanne said...

That wool is a gorgeous colour Kay and willl make a beautiful baby blanket for a jungle themed room. I am knitting too! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

MiniOwner said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting earlier. Those colours are super for a baby blanket and keeping you nice and warm while you knit, too. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @1)

Belinda said...

Hi Kay!

Oh your blanket looks nice and cozy. Baby blankets are always fun to create. I have a friend who whips them out so fast.

I hope your well and gearing up nicely for the holidays.

Belinda (73)

Peggy Cain said...

love the colors in the little blanket I just learned how to knit those easy easy ruffle scarves.. Have a great day!

KatzElbows said...

I think they're great colours for a baby: they can't see pastel colours at first, so this will be great.

Happy WOYWW,
cheers, rachel #50

butterfly said...

It all looks very comfy and cosy! Beautiful colours in the blanket... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#40

Linda said...

Love the colours of your yarn for the baby blanket. I've been knitting a baby blanket this week too.

Anne said...

Love the colours you are using for the baby blanket Kay. I am trying to do many things- mainly make some cards but making slow progress overall. Happy WOYWW Anne x #112

BJ said...

Yes a very useful coloured baby blanket. Jungle theme room sounds cool. BJ#47

Apryl said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blanket in the making :). Baby and mom will love it I'm sure! Happy WOYWW!!

#11 Apryl

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad to see you changed those comments. THANK YOU. This is the first time I've been online in two days, so it took me awhile to visit.

That is a lovely beginning of a baby blanket. I can see it has a definite jungle theme from the colors.

BTW, Donna is a real DOLL. All those goodies are awesome.

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw, it'll be a lifetime blankie....very important gift Kay, for sure!

Erika said...

Hi Kay what a super blanket. Hapy crafting, enjoy your weekend, hugs Erika. 70

Ann B said...

Very autumnal look to the blanket Kay and I bet it will be lovely and snuggly.
Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments about my cards - and the angel.
Ann B
#29

lisa said...

The colours are lovely. It'll be something baby, or Mum, can treasure for ever.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #56

Sunshine Girl said...

I love those colours and I am sure baby will too! Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl #21

Queen Lightwell said...

Colors may not be very babyish but it does have those great benefits you mentioned, plus the child shouldn't outgrow it either, since they aren't "baby" colors...which I just realized is what Annie said but she put it better! :) Anyways, it looks really great and I appreciate you stopping by my blog already and leaving an encouraging and sweet comment...I did reply on there about the twine, but I'll repeat it here so you don't have to go back. I got it at Hobby Lobby and its made by Maya Road and called twine cording, so its a little thicker than the bakers twine, which is really nice at times. You get over 100 yards on a spool for $5.99 but with your 40% off coupon its only $3.60! Hope you have a HL near you so you can get some and go crazy with it like I am now! :) Take care dear and enjoy your WOYWW hopping and your crocheting. Deeyll #122
P.S. Do you ever find whole days disappear when you are crocheting? Like the yarn and hook are some kind of magical time sucking devices or something? lol

Peggy Cain said...

Hi Ms Kay I wish I could stamp and color after surgery I can't even wipe my nose for 6 weeks and then12 weeks in a full cast and of course its my right hand which I'm right handed. bummer thanks for stopping by have a great week Peg

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like the fact that the yarn is NOT pink or blue!! As you say, the mum can use it afterwards - the autumnal colours are right up my street. I am knitting with variegated wool at the moment, it's gorgeous. I love the way the colours are random - it's like Fairisle without the grief!!
Hugs, LLJ #30 xx

fairy thoughts said...

hikay yes this yarn has wonderful colours..... i love bright colours for babaies, good luck with finishing it
janet #28

famfa said...

Your blanket looks lovely and they quilty thing on the back of your chair is gorgeous. To see an imp go here http://busybutterfingers.blogspot.ca/2012/11/weekend-finishing.html?m=1
Thanks for visiting
Famfa (80)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a beautiful blanket, Kay, and I applaud the practical thinking that it will be used after baby is finished. (Sometimes baby won't let go.) It's great that the nursery is in these fun colors!! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #58

belldoubleyou said...

You're right that the colors aren't very baby-ish; babies only seem to come in various shades of peach and brown!

All jesting aside, I do like the colors. They seem much more sophisticated -- and, as you say, multipurpose -- than pastels.

Robin Spitzer said...

Kay, your blanket is beautiful. My Granny made me on probably 30 years ago very similar. She called it a Indian one..not sure why. I have washed it and washed it and even in the dryer on low. It's still beautiful...the only thing I have to do is tighten the knots at the ends. Your will be loved for years.

Hugs,

Robin #123

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous coloured yarn, Kay! There's certainly an advantage in not being too "baby" because it will last longer! I love the idea of a jungle theme for a nursery. Any kid would love that!

Thanks for your lovely comments, and I'm so glad you like my album. I'm very thrilled and feel very privileged to have all these wonderful old photos and quite a few stories that I remember my grandfather telling me, and it's lovely to be able to incorporate them into my album. Looking forward to progressing onto page 2 soon! My sis is coming down to Mum's next week and we are hoping to search for some more photos.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi

Nan G said...

Cozy looking chair. Love the colors in the blankie! Belated WOYWW! Nan 85

Roudi said...

Love the warm colors! I'm sure the baby's going to enjoy it. :)
Happy belated WOYWW! xx
Roudi #48

Erika said...

Hi Kay thanks for your lovely comments. In answer to your question mince pies must be a Brittish thing....the filling is a sweet based dried fruit surrounded by pastry and they're mighty fine....I've added a link here for more information...http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmasrecipes/r/mincepies.htm
Erika. x

trisha too said...

Beautiful, Kay, what a lovely gift that will be for some lucky baby!

Thank you for stopping by this week--I could have sworn I was #100 this time around (but I know the numbers do change sometimes), so it was funny to see your comment with a #100 by it!!! I finished the little nests, will show them soon.

:)trisha

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful colour wool Kay, better than a usual baby blanket because it will be useful when the child is older too.

Hugs
Brenda 79

Spyder said...

Yay I'm here at last! Happy WOYWW on a Friday! Ct thingy went ok (I think!) easy one, I've had the other type where you have to drink something and you feel like you're going to pee, but you don't and the head one, just to check I did have a brain and not a bale of hay in my head. Fab wool, lovely colour!I keep thinking I should start knitting again...the last thing I knitted???? ohoo something for my daughter, who's now having a daughter , so many years ago!

Happy crafting!
((Lyn))

Craftychris said...

I am nearly a week late! I love your blanket, the colours are fab! xx

okienurse said...

Love the color of the yarn and I like making them in non baby colors because they carry over into the adult life as lap blankets etc! I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment! Have a great week! Vickie #3

MaryH said...

Beautiful blankie. Your babykins will love it. I like that your colors can be used later on, not just 'baby days'. The mother will appreciate that so much. Great job, and how sweet you are to do this ...nothing says love like something handmade. TFS