Saturday, March 10, 2007

Cup-ee-cakes and a red blanket

Sooooooo, what do you do when your daughter turns 26 and decides to have a slumber party with some of her high school and college friends?
Why you make pink and purple Rice Krispy treats and Fun-fettie 'cup-ee-cakes' (ode to Troop Beverly Hills back in the day of multiple slumber parties at my house) of course! (add a few drops of food coloring to the marshmallows before you melt them)

Then you come home and knit after you drop them off, knowing you don't have to clean up the mess!

The red blanket is coming along nicely now that I've restarted it. The original pattern was written for a (US) 9 needle (6.0mm) and with the Cotton-ease, the fabric it created was just too loose. It looked like stitches were pulled in some weird fashion. I didn't like it. Using a size (US) 8 (5.0mm) needle makes it much nicer and I'm a lot happier with these results.
I've used Cotton-ease for Chemo caps in the past and liked the results. They knit up into soft caps. I'm really surprised with how light weight this blanket feels in my lap as I'm working on it. It's going to make a great summer-weight blanket. I'm still sad to see that first they discontinued this yarn, then brought it back in different colors. Too bad they couldn't have kept the traditional primary colors in the line. I'm not a fan of the new line of colors. To me they remind me of the 80's country colors everyone's kitchens had to be. However, I can't wait to see how this red blanket looks after it goes for a 10 minute tumble in the dryer. For now, the pattern is popping out very nicely in this yarn and shows the lines quite well. For the price, I wish I'd have known how much I liked this yarn in baby blankets before they changed it all up.

*sigh* Story of my late, dollar short.

1 comment:

Rae said...

While doing some stash inventory this week, I came across three skeins of (detested) faux fur yarn. I bought it awhile ago when I first started playing with anything other than Peaches N Cream (for dishcloths, of course). I made a scarf for husband's (DH's) sister (SIL) and bought her a pretty pin to go with it, but now I have all this stuff left over. I thought about making chemo caps; I just have to remember where to send them.