So we had bit of a garage sale and well, the girls got a little crazy with the attachable hair.
The garage sale was a huge success and my husband is very happy to have his garage back!
Cheerleader Daughter won the award for best helper during the garage sale, as she was up early both days (the boys slept in on the second day) and did a great job throughout the whole shebang.
In crochet news (I'll bet you thought I'd NEVER talk about yarn again!), I finished my second Babette Blanket.
I hate to say it but try as I might, I just don't like it.
I don't like that (in my opinion) the predominating "design" you see is the zig zaggy diamond-ish pattern instead of the individual granny squares.
Aren't the squares prettier??? I think so. I don't know why but when I first set out to make a solid-colored Babette, I thought the squares would be more distinguishable than they are. So my recommendation is that you NOT make a solid-colored Babette if you want to be able to see the squares. If you don't want a lot of colors and/or prefer a muted palette, choose colors that are similar but not identical. In hindsight I wish I'd have gone for a half dozen shades of beige and cream as opposed to going with one color only. The only benefit I found of using one color was that there were fewer ends to weave in and weaving in those ends was much easier to do since I didn't have to worry about the colored yarn showing through the other stitches.
I'm also nearly finished weaving in the ends of my first Babette!
It's hard for me to imagine that these two blankets are actually made from the exact same pattern with such different results. Funny....
But aren't the colors wonderful? And LOOK, no zig zaggy diamonds!
And since I finished my Babettes, I picked my striped crocheted afghan back up and have about 2 feet of it done. Talk about color!
It's SO incredibly soft and is made with Hill Country Yarns Country Alpaca in several solid shades. I don't know what my deal is lately with afghans but for some reason that's all I'm interested in working on. Oh well, it probably won't last long.... I just hope it lasts long enough to finish this one!