Crochet · cross stitch · Hand Dyed Fabrics · Passione Ricamo

Pink Makes Me Happy

I’m not in the best of moods, but seeing my pink stitching makes me smile.  So I finally got around to blocking that knitted baby blanket I finished a little while back.

Knitted baby blanket being blocked

I’m not sure if I stretched it a bit too much, but it looked so beautiful all stretched out.  And then I found a mistake.  Can you see it?  Well, there isn’t anything I can do about it now, so I have accepted that it is part of its charm.

knitted baby blanket 1

My hearts are a bit wonky, but I think it turned out rather lovely.  It looks so sweet hanging over the couch.  Maybe someday it will wrap around a sweet little one.

knitted baby blanket 3

For now I will put it away for a special someone.

I have been working on the Pink Princess, and here is how she looks today.

Pink Princess progress 3

She is coming along beautifully and she really makes me smile when I look at her.  All of those beautiful shades of pink!  And her black hair is stunning with the pink.  I won’t be stitching the wings, so I am getting close to finishing the stitching.  Then I will be on to the back stitching and beading.  I purchased a butterfly bead 3 years ago when I first started stitching this one, but I can’t seem to find it.  So I had better get to looking today so that I can decide if I will stitch the butterfly in her hand or not.  For those seeing her for the first time, she is Dawn, the Fairy Spirit of Grace by Passione Ricamo.  I am stitching her on 16ct Tintagel from Fabrics by Stephanie.  Love this fabric!  It is so perfect for my Pink Princess, having just the right amount of pink scattered here and there.

And I picked up my crocheting yesterday to see how my elbows would do.

Spicier life blanket 3.jpg

My elbows did ok, but I could feel them getting achy just after a few rows, so I stopped.  I had a bit of a problem with the popcorn row.  The popcorn puffs were quite easy.  I was only supposed to have 23 and I ended up with 24 😦  So much for my lesson.  I pulled it out a couple of times and recounted stitches in the row before.  I seemed to have the correct amount and just couldn’t figure it out, so I left the 24 popcorns and moved on.  I was so frustrated, I was ready to toss it in the garbage.  Instead, I threw it into a heap on my basket.  The right elbow is still sore today, so not sure when I will pick it up again.  I may have to wait until next week and make another trip to see the crochet expert.

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I am having mixed emotions about the day, hence my moodiness.   If you are celebrating this holiday tomorrow, I wish you a wonderful day with family and friends.  If you are not celebrating, I wish you a wonderful day 🙂

19 thoughts on “Pink Makes Me Happy

  1. I love your pink afghan. I don’t see the mistake but remember “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be pretty”. Love love love the Pink Princess. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  2. Yeah, that’s what blocking does, reveal your mistakes 😆 I’m just kidding, Ginny. Though in my case, that IS what blocking does where it concerns my lace knit projects. Both your blanket & pink princess are gorgeous. I’m so impressed 💖 💖

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  3. Your pinks does make one smile. Beautiful. I love the blanket, and no, i could not see any errors. 🙂 It is lovely.
    Your stitching is coming along nicely too.
    So sorry to hear about your elbows, just keep resting when you can. And dont worry about the extra popcorn stitch, I am sure the crochet expert will sort it when you visit.
    Have a good Thanksgiving. We dont celebrate it here. Take care and enjoy the day and keep warm if it turns out chilly.
    Hugs. xx

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    1. Thank you, Joey ❤ I left the popcorn and have moved on. I did a row last night and had the right amount of stitches, so maybe the pattern is in error. It is going to be very cold today. Right now it is 13 degrees! Brrrr. Good thing I am staying inside. Enjoy your day 🙂

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  4. Love, love, love the blanket, Ginny! Blocking may or may not bring out mistakes but it always makes the finished project 200% better looking! 🙂
    The pink princess looks lovely already, and with beads added in, she’s gonna be just gorgeous! ❤
    I’m glad you got the right number of stitches back again in your crochet project. Hope you take it easy on your elbows and on yourself with this one. Every skill is just a bit perplexing until one gets the hang of it – it’s only a matter of time, isn’t it? 🙂

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  5. Thank you, Anita ❤ Blocking really does make it look 200% better ;). I just love it, mistake and all. I started beading the Pink Princess last night and can't wait to get her finished. Believe it or not, I have been cricketing since I was 11 years old. My step Mom taught me how to do chevron afghans. I never really learned how to read a pattern correctly, and the ends still give me such difficulty. Luckily I don't have a want to crochet too many things 😉


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