Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am working on two projects at the moment.  One is a Granny Stripes prayer shawl.  I am using up left over skeins of various worsted weights, and trying to combine the colors as I go.

The other project is a pair of fingerless gloves.  I am using this granny square design, crocheting four squares, two for front, two for back in each glove.  I have one glove completed, and will show the whole set when finished.

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Princess Pipsqueak

I saw on another blog that the blogger crocheted a crown for her pug, and I thought that Pipsqueak could not be outdone, so I had to make a crown for her.  She kept it on for a while, but it got lost during her night wanderings.  Who knows, it may even be in one of our beds, since I swear she bed hops all night!  :)

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Finished Afghan

I was very surprised how fast this worked up. I really like the color combinations, and hope the receiver will appreciate the work I did. It will go to my church's charity for our local hospitals.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am making a baby blanket, using a modified version of the "Love Birds" granny square I found on Sucrette's blog.  I need to get some lavender yarn, and probably more of the pink.  Then I will surround the six larger squares with the smaller squares in each of the variegated yarn colors.  I just started on Sunday, so this is working up pretty fast.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hints of Spring Afghan

My latest knitted project is complete.  Knitting two afghans for babies in six months is pretty good for me.  I first started this afghan in late March, and have finished several other projects, as well as this one, since then.  The details of this project are in this post.  We will see how long my needles stay packed away this time!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Granny Square Shawl~Updated

I finished the second granny square shawl this past week.  It consists of 40 squares of different sizes, some from my BH & G Crocheting and Knitting book, some traditional squares, some from a book of designs I found online, and some I designed myself.  This is another shawl that will be given to my Prayer Shawl Ministry at church, and will be added to the other shawl and blanket I have done with my squares from the Granny-A-Day 2012 project.  I have about 30 squares still to catch up, having made 110 squares.  Next is a baby blanket of granny squares.

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Left side
Right side

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Grannny-A-Day 2012 Update

These are my latest granny squares I have made, which will be joined together into a shawl.

Circle Motif

My own Design

Six Traditional Granny Squares

Simple Square

Others that are partially joined. 

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Baby Ensemble

There are many people I know having babies, so I just keep making outfits and blankets for the newborns.  Someday I will be donating to the local charity again. :)

This sacque and bonnet were from a pattern in Workbasket Magazine from September 1985.  I used Gala Yarns in baby pink.  The only adjustment I made to the pattern was that I made an i-cord instead of using ribbon for the ties. The pattern included instructions for booties, but I chose not to include them.  I find that patterns like these are timeless.  I hope that the receiver is as pleased as I was making it.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Granny-A-Day 2012 Update

After I finished my baby blanket (in March), I got way behind on my Granny-a-Day 2012 project.  Recently, I have picked it up again.  I found that I had enough squares to put together a prayer shawl with some squares I had done last year (for another project that didn't get sent) as well as the finished squares from this year.  It is amazing that even with all the different colors combined, it actually looks like it goes together!

I added a couple more squares in the prayer shawl, and have started a third project.

Four Square

Square Motif

Square Motif Variation

Circle Motif
Star Motif Variation

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