Monday, August 20, 2012

Two new projects and College ...

I started this ripple blanket on the way to Kentucky to drop our son off for college.. These are the colors for the University of Kentucky, I want to crochet a football shape to put in the corner and maybe his initials... If anyone knows of a pattern for a football shape I would love to know. I ran out of white yarn last night so I will be heading out to buy some today.

I have always wanted to make a granny square blanket with little squares all different colors , but the way I have always joined my blankets I would have had to use a color in between each square ...So since doing the join as you go I can now make the blanket with no color in between the squares.

Its just 3 rounds of a basic granny square.. love it though !

Pincushion flowers are starting to bloom.. I have them in pink, purple and white.. I deadhead in the fall and just leave the seeds in the garden so they come back every year.

My vegetable garden is still going strong in the tomato and green bean area..To the left are the tomatoes and they are hanging over the little fence we have up ..its like a jungle in there ! Still no zucchini or cucumbers. I am getting peppers and we did have one eggplant so far.

The zinnias are gorgeous..wish I had more so I could have ball jars of bouquets all over my house !

It was a very hard 3 days ( day before, day of , and day after) ! I don't think I am over the tears yet because I couldn't even talk to my neighbor about it yesterday !  Its a hard but neccesary step for him !
My son in his dorm room..he is excited , today he reports for football..We are hoping and praying for him to make the team..

football stadium

University of Kentucky's newest fans ! Could they be any cuter! Garden Party - button (3)
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Charlotte said...

It's hard to let them leave the nest, but it does get easier as time goes on. Check Ravelry or Crochet Pattern Central for the football applique.

Kris said...

Oh my goodness Priscilla, do I ever know your heart! I wish him the best of luck, both in football and all areas of college life. I have a friend whose daughter went to Kentucky on a volleyball scholarship. She loved it there!!!
Your new ripple is beautiful! I love the idea of putting a football on it. And I love your granny too.
: ) Kris

Unknown said...

What lovely blankets! Love the idea making it so personal with initials and school colors! Great idea!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Congratulations and best wishes to your son as he starts a new chapter in his life. The blue and white blanket will be perfect for his dorm room. Take care, Heather

Unknown said...'s Shari I came across a football shape in crochet,you can check it out here if you like
Hope that helps out!

becktovintage said...

Hi dear friend, God Bless you and your dear son..
I like your blog and all your crochets so so much.. Your ripple blanket is awesome.. It is so hard for me to make ripple crochet..:))
All best wishess and blessing...

serendipity said...

Love your granny blanket. Very pretty colours. Good luck to your son, he must be so excited!

Danice G said...

I love the granny squares. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. I found you on Sew Many Ways' link party :)

Carol said...

Oh, Priscilla, I well remember those days of leaving my sons at college. It was so exciting, but so hard for moms to make that break... The fact that your son is happy is huge--best of luck to him in his college career. He's off to a great start with those two littlest fans there :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I remember my first year of University - I bet your son's going to have a great time! And after being on his own for a while, he's sure to come home with renewed appreciation for all his parents have done and continue to do for him :)

Love the Kentucky blanket!

Michelle said...

Oh, Navy and White is such a great color combo! How nice that it's also your son's school colors! And, I'm a sucker for a good granny square blanket!

Charlotte Helle said...

I love making ripple blankets!! Yours looks great.