Monday, August 27, 2012

Granny's Corners Baby Blanket

So, the blanket is finished.  It  is small, only about 22"X28", but it looks to be a good size to cover a baby carrier/car seat.  I love all the pinks together.

I outlined each square in an off-white, and then crocheted v-stitches in different pinks with a row of single crochet in aran in between, and finished with a scallop edge in the aran color as well.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday's Tallies/ GAD 2012/WIP

With school starting this week  and some personal issues, I have not done a lot of crocheting.  I am combining a couple of posts into one.  I have ten squares of my Granny's Corners project, and I still have scraps of pink yarn left to use.  I may even get a 4 square X 4 square group that I can crochet around.  I guess we will see...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Finished Object Friday

It has been two weeks since I posted on Friday, and I have both a knitted and a crocheted piece to show you.

The knitted piece is a shawl done in straigth garter stitch, with a two stripes of  stockinette stitch, just because I got bored with all the K rows!  I love the variegated yarn colors of white, navy blue and maroon.  I think it is Red Heart yarn.  I don't know for sure, because I used yarn from a top I had made myself quite a while ago.

Knitted Shawl
The crocheted piece is a seat cover that I made for my office chair at school.  I came back from summer vacation to find that someone (probably a summer worker) had stepped on the seat cushion of my chair and made tiny gauges that grew every time I sat in it.  I decided to make a granny square to cover those marks. It is made of some nylon/wool yarn that should hold up pretty well.

That's it for me this week.  Please see the links on my "Sharing" page to see where I am linking today.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Granny's Corners Squares

In the group "A Granny A Day 2012" on Facebook, someone posted a picture of a blanket made with these squares in all different colors and bordered with black.  I decided to start mine in different shades of pink, and border mine in off-white.  I have made six so far.  We will see how far I get!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stitches Midwest 2012

When I first heard of Stitches Midwest a year ago, I was actually up in the area where it was held, on the weekend when it was held, but I decided not to go at the last minute.  This year, I promised myself I would go, and I did.

This is a show/expo hosted by Knitting Universe, with several events and classes as well as a large market place.  I decided to only go to the market place for my first experience.  Next year I may decide to participate in a class.  There was plenty to do and see.  There were thousands of yards of yarn, hundreds of books and patterns, kits galore, wool  drop spindles, knitting needles, and other items too numerous to mention. There were "yarn tastings," demonstrations of techniques/gadgets  and appearances by some crochet celeb's~ Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, and Kristin Ohmdahl.  There were also representatives from some charity organizations.

Project Linus is one of those groups.  They had an area as part of their booth where people could sit and crochet a granny square that would be added to other granny squares to make blankets.  The colors are red, white and blue, and the blankets that are made go to children that have lost a loved one who was in the military.

Ladies at the Project Linus booth, with a blanket and squares behind them.

I made sat down and made a square, in the Filet Starburst Pattern that I have been using lately.

I also learned a needle felting technique, and made a flower.  When I finished, I realized that the color of the flower would go perfectly on the purse that I had brought with me.

What a great experience!  I can't wait to go again next year.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wednesday WIP

Two of the three skeins of this yarn have been knitted for a shawl, plus a few more rows since this picture was taken.  I like how the pattern keeps coming out, even if it doesn't look like trees anymore.  ;)

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Monday, August 6, 2012

A Ta-Da for Tuesday

The baby blanket is finished, and I am really pleased at how it turned out.  I wasn't able to squeeze out a fourth orange square, so the blanket is a total of 24 squares.  It is about 30" X 24" and is just the right size for an infant or toddler.  I used a single crochet for a simple edging.  Another blanket I would love to keep, but have no real use for.  After all, I don't crochet these for personal use anyway.

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