I finally finished my daughter's football jersey inspired bedspread. We talked about a weighted blanket but she decided that she just wanted something heavier than a regular Afghan and with fewer holes (openings). This blanket is a block stitch with an H hook. She chose her colors and I think they are reminiscent of the… Continue reading Jersey Inspired Afghan
We are visiting my husband's Aunt C for the weekend while my daughter plays in an out-of-town softball tournament. Aunt C is a very sweet lady who shares my love of crafting, though her artistic mediums are sewing and quilting. Aunt C is a strong and resilient woman who has survived breast cancer and welcomes… Continue reading Other Artists’ Work
What do you do when you find out that your best friend from childhood is having a baby in less than a month? You start crocheting! I've got to give you some background on my friend J. We've been friends since kindergarten, and I know that's not a common thing. She can totally blame me… Continue reading Best Friends Forever Baby Blanket
So you've seen a few posts about my Grandma's unfinished afghan from 30 years ago. I am proud to announce that it's complete! I sewed the loose ends she left behind, then I blocked them to attempt to get them to a uniform size and square shape. Once I realized she had not been counting… Continue reading Finished Project: Grandma’s Blanket (collaboration)
Here's my favorite picture with Grandma. It's a few years old but it's a good one. When I took the pieces of an afghan that my Grandma started 30 years ago, she was amused, but I don't think she thought I'd be able to finish it. I'm not done yet, but I've finished building up… Continue reading WIP: Grandma’s Blanket (collaboration)
Merry Christmas! I'm very happy that I was able to get to central Nebraska to visit with my family. While I adore visiting with my parents, sisters, brother and nieces, I think the highlight of the trip is always getting to spend a few hours with my Grandma. I like to think I have a… Continue reading A work of love
I had a random thought today: How much of my hair do I accidentally crochet into my projects?It sounds gross, but I have thick red hair and I shed a lot. I try to pull out any hairs that get into my yarn, but sometimes I must miss them. Also, this is not unheard of… Continue reading Hair
I just finished my second granny rectangle Afghan, this time for my mom for Christmas. It is a mix of three colors from I Love This Yarn: Purple Gradient, Mixed Berry and Hot Orchid. I varied the rounds in thickness and the gradient added to the effect nicely. I also decided to add a decorative… Continue reading 2nd Granny Rectangle Afghan complete!
I’m excited because I just finished my Grandma’s Christmas gift. It’s a small lap afghan in her favorite color. This afghan is big enough to cover me from my waist to the floor when I sit and there is room on both sides, so it’s a good width. I chose to make it smaller because… Continue reading Grandma’s Lap Afghan
My biggest project to date, the afghan I crocheted for my queen size bed, is done! I had some yarn left, but the nature of this pattern means I’d need enough for two full rounds. It just wasn’t going to happen. I’m relieved that it covers the bed with some to hang over on the… Continue reading It’s done!!