Monday, April 26, 2010

Circle squares afghan is...

...done - complete - fini.   :) 

The african flowers and the scraps granny are what I'm working on now.
Here's the link for the african flowers (scroll down a little):
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Friday, April 23, 2010

My morning crochet

I get to work a few minutes early every day - this is what I do.

The granny square sitting there is no more - I've taken it apart because I realized that I've already got a large granny square that I've been working on. I'm going to use it to make a bag. I think. This is the blog I'm looking at:

I can kinda, sorta get the gist of the pattern - a large 30 round granny square. The handles I might do different. We'll see. :)
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Miss Ladybug

Miss Ladybug needed a little somethin', somethin' - so I crocheted a new collar for her. Of course, it's in pink - Miss Ladybug loves pink. :)
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hexagon scarf

Crocheted 11 multi-colored hexagons into a scarf. I know, I know - it's too warm for a scarf. I'll have to wait at least 6 months before I can wear it. I'll hang it in my craft room so I can look at it every once in a while 'till then.  :)
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Project notebook

A while back I decorated this notebook I bought from the Dollar Tree and ever since it's just sat doing nothing. I'm thinking of using it as a crochet notebook - but what would I put in it? Can you give me any ideas? Please? :)
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Blue grocery bag

I have finished my variegated blue mesh grocery bag. Seems a shame to just hide it in the back of my PT Cruiser with the pink grocery bags.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

99 grannies

I belong to a crochet group and Vivian (one of the members) and I just recently swapped a small baggie of buttons for this 99 grannies book. She got the buttons - I got the book. I am soooo happy. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this book last night and dreaming about all the different squares with what colors I can crochet. Of course, we all know it doesn't quite work that way. In reality I'll probably only crochet a few of them. I can dream though. :)
**info about the book: published by Leisure Arts in 1998. #3078 $9.95**
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Circle squares afghan progress

Here's a picture of my progress on the circle squares afghan I'm working on. So colorful - I love it. It's starting to get a little tricky to handle when crocheting on a new square - and it's verrrrry warm.   :)

You will notice that there are no 'holes' in the corners - that seemed to bother a few viewers with my previous afghans. It really doesn't bother me - I think the holes give the afghan a lacey look. But then again - the 'solid' corners look very nice too.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

New project

I've started working on yet another project. While cleaning my craft room (yes, I'm still doing that), I came across 2 skeins of Red Heart Stripes in "denim stripe". Cool looking yarn and I wanted to crochet with it but what do I crochet? A scarf? No, too warm now. A purse? No, not enough yarn. What then? Well - how about a mesh grocery bag? OK - perfect. I need a few more. (I have about 5 pink ones I keep in my car for when I shop at the Bottom Dollar grocery store.) You have to pay 5 cents for each bag there, but pretty soon all the stores around here are going to be charging 5 cents a bag. I am using this pattern:

I also have this pattern:

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

African flowers

I think that's the proper name of the pattern. I've been seeing them on crochet blogs lately, so I figured I'd give one a try. I think they're very pretty - I might do a few to make a pillow cover.
I found the pattern here:
(the last round on mine is different.)
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Happy Easter

I hope everyone enjoys their day.
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

I love scraps...

...they're so colorful. My basket of scraps was overflowing again so I set about winding them together with my yarn winder (which I also love). First, I had to sort them into piles by their size:

then started to wind:

pretty soon I had 3 large (around 9 oz) cakes of colorful yarn.

My last 2 projects with my scrap yarn were round ripple throws, so this time I decided to crochet a granny square throw - here is the beginning:

All the ends will be tucked away so no one will see. :)
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